Ready or Not

Colin Sandall

Show Information:

You've got it all. You're married, you've got a house, a steady job. Life is on track! Suddenly, it takes a turn. You're pregnant! And it's exciting. Scary, overwhelming, yes... but exciting! And then comes a twist. And another. How do you adapt? Who do you lean on? And why won't people shut up and stop giving you advice?? In this new musical, a young couple discovers their deeper connection as they roll with each punch that comes along during the most joyous, yet terrifying time of their lives.


Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market

817 Westport Rd

Kansas City, MO 64111

Show Times

July 26 - Saturday - 6:00pm

July 26 - Wednesday - 6:00pm

July 28 - Friday - 10:00pm

July 29 - Saturday - 4:00pm


Comedy, Theatre


60 Minutes


All Ages


Adult Language


  1. Luke on July 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    A musical not about being a parent, but about becoming one. Everything from the script to the music was written by Colin Sandall which is mind boggling. A few of the songs even gave me goosebumps. He captures the untold fear and uncertainty which accompanies the origin story of parenthood. Would love to see this performed at a theater with a higher production value.

  2. JT on July 27, 2017 at 5:20 am

    This show is so endearing. I know it’s a Fringe show, but it’s so polished that you walk away not thinking of it like that. I would love to see this show expanded with some more dialogue, maybe an extra character or two and see what happens, similar to what we saw with Lefty and Crabbe. That’s what this show reminds me of. The story, the songs, the acting, all really good. It’s an at times scary and heartbreaking look at when someone who’s used to making jokes has to deal with something unbelievably serious, while his wife is going through the unbelievably serious thing. This show is very real. I’ve been a big fan of Colin’s work with KCIC and how funny he can be. It was great to also see him take on and produce material that can be equal parts light and extremely heavy. Highly recommend.

  3. Barbara Dooley on July 28, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    This is a wonderful show. A musical about a relationship facing a deep crisis, it approaches both characters– a young married couple facing a risky pregnancy–with respect and affection. The songs are terrific. The character development, in the short hour, is quite developed. You are rooting for both the husband and the wife, whom you see together and during individual solos, from the very beginning. There is humor, conflict, tension, and a hopeful but unresolved ending.
    My only quibble is with the costumes. Perhaps I missed a line, but I was under the impression the husband worked in an office and the wife stayed at home. Yet, there is a mention of the husband being at home working. In either case, whether at home or in an office, I don’t envision a musician/writer/artist wearing a standard business suit for work, unless it’s hip and the shirt is black…
    Highly recommended.

  4. Stu Lewis on July 30, 2017 at 5:05 am

    How often do you hear original Broadway-worthy songs at a Fringe Festival? Thinking back, I believe this show was the first for me. I would love to see this expanded into a full-length play (with a second act). Maybe he was thinking of this when he left a cliff-hanger at the end of the play. The catalog description made it sound lighter than it was, so the depth of characterization was a pleasant surprise. Despite the 60-minute time limit, he really made me feel for the characters. I saw 21 shows at this Fringe Festival, and this was one of the top four. The only improvement I could think of would be to use live instrumental accompaniment rather than pre-recorded tracks–even if it’s just a piano.

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