Clockstoppers: How to Build a Railroad Empire

Lindsay Taylor/Lil Theatre Company

Show Information:

Based on true events, Clockstoppers is a two woman musical romp about the day that time stood still. Go back in time to November 18, 1883, the day clocks stopped to standardize the new time zones. Does every second count? Time will tell.


Musical Theatre Heritage - Stage 2

2450 Grand Blvd

Kansas City, MO 64108

Show Times

July 21 - Friday - 7:30pm

July 23 - Sunday - 3:00pm

July 24 - Monday - 9:00pm

July 26 - Wednesday - 6:00pm

July 27 - Thursday - 7:30pm

July 29 - Saturday - 3:00pm





60 Minutes


All Ages




  1. Laura on July 23, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    One of the most creative shows I’ve seen. The music could be a bit more polished, especially the song accompanying the flag scene-that song was not clearly performed. These 2 women did a fantastic job-loved the Mark Twain quotes thrown in between scenes. Go see this show!

  2. Chuck on July 26, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Pleasant. Timing and pacing are marred by having to enter through actual doors rather than from behind a screen. Could do a lot better with Annie Oakley material.

  3. John Adams on July 27, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Cute show. Talented cast. Have some interesting historical facts I didn’t know. Meandered a bit at times, but I was along for the ride wherever they went.

  4. Stu Lewis on July 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    This show did not quite live up to its billing. I thought it was going to focus on the changing of the time zones, instead of providing a whole bunch of facts about the time period. The premise of two women acting the parts of various men of the period was interesting; however, when the young woman playing Thomas Edison performed a dance in a sexy dancer’s outfit, the gender-bending got a bit confusing, since both wore men’s clothing for the rest of the scenes. However, both of the actors were quite talented and they provided some interesting historical tidbits, along with some anachronistic humor.

  5. Carol on July 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Has real potential as a tool for late teens to be on stage and learn & teach history to early and preteens. The Mark Twain quotes were good, but not new to me as a 60+ year old, but they might be new and special to younger folks.

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