2018 Kansas City Fringe Reviews

Union Station

Visual Arts Reviews

Fringe With Benefits Visual Arts Gallery Review

By Drea Dicarlo *Note that this exhibition may not be suitable for young children* Located...

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Visual Arts Exhibition Review

By Natalie Leslie Visual Arts Exhibition, Union Station On Sunday, July 15th, Union Station was...

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SqueezeBox Reviews

One-Woman Dramatization Draws Attention To Rape (Intrusion)

By Bob Evans Original review on KC Applauds The Squeezebox Theatre offers an extremely intimate...

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Beautiful Butterflies

By Kelly Luck “Beautiful Butterflies” is the story of two people who meet in therapy....

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Powers of Darkness

By Luke Dodge A dark, hardwood tables adorns the stage along with a chalkboard filled...

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Warriors Rising Review

By Kelly Luck The playwright of “Warriors Rising” once told a story of how she...

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INTRUSION is a Caution against Complacency Review

By Teresa Leggard In the colorful, carefully curated Squeezebox Theater, a narrator wearing slacks, brown...

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MTH Main Stage

Star Stuff

By Natalie Leslie “Star Stuff“ is a pair of one-acts revolving around the effect of...

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Two Short Plays Depict Women’s Roles (Star Stuff)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds For Fringe entry, “Star Stuff,” two short...

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Outta Beer and Outta Hell!

By Kelly Luck Fans of Forrest Attaway’s Fringe offerings were surprised this weekend when the...

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Parody Of Trump Supporters Makes Fun Political Humor (#WTF HAPPENED? On the Phenomenon of Trump)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds If you don’t get enough coverage of...

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Arts Asylum

Arts Asylum Reviews

Play Focuses On Miniaturization, Restoration (The Man in My Beard)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds You’ve seen it before in movies like The...

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The Man in My Beard

By Drea DiCarlo “The Man in my Beard” is about just that! Frank, a janitor...

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KC Based Musical Debuts At KC Fringe (Overture the Musical)

By Bob Evans Original review on KC Applauds Get ready to explore the early 1950s...

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Somewhere Review

By Kelly Luck “Somewhere” is the story of two friends–a gay man and a bisexual...

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Fringe With Benefits Visual Arts Gallery Review

By Drea Dicarlo *Note that this exhibition may not be suitable for young children* Located...

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West Port Coffee House

Westport Coffee House Reviews

Mark Toland Wins Best Of Coffeehouse Prize (Mark Toland: Mind Reader)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds Patrons at the KC Fringe Festival found...

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Fresh Voice Bring ‘Dead Lines’ To KC Fringe (Dead Lines)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds A fresh voice in the KC Metro...

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Mark Toland: Mind Reader

By Teresa Leggard As people filed into the black box below Westport Coffee House, I...

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Atlanta Burning Sherman’s Shadows

By Kelly Luck The march of Sherman through Georgia is one of the critical points...

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Atlanta’s Burning Sherman Shadows

By Drea DiCarlo Atlanta Burning, Sherman’s Shadow is staged in the cozy basement venue of...

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musical theater heritage

Stage 2 Reviews

Fringe Play Deals With Interrupted Lives During Deployments (Be Like Water)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds In Lewis J. Morrow’s new play, currently...

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‘Foreplay’ Deserves Win As Best Of Venue At MTH 2

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds The KC Fringe, history now, produced some...

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Tragic Story Of Absurd Shocks Fringe Audiences (The Gnadiges Fraulein)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds When one sees Tennessee Williams’ name on...

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The Foreplay Review

By Kelly Luck In 1789, James Madison, in response to Anti-Federalist grumblings about centralization of...

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The Buffalo Room Reviews

Absence Makes the Heart

By Natalie Leslie Three ingredients make up the ballerina diet. As the audience tries to...

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You’re in Danger!: A Warning from Your Neighbor

By Drea DiCarlo Lucius Robinson’s first solo show is not to be missed. Robinson plays...

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‘HAUNTED’ Will Leave You in Good Spirits

By Teresa Leggard There’s was a modest audience in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea...

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The Pearl Reviews

Musical Biography Shines Light On Marvin Gaye (If I Should Die Tonight)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds Regular Fringe entrant, Br. John again sings...

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Lessons From My Suitcase

By Kelly Luck Justine Ryan is a remarkable individual, a young woman with obvious gifts...

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If I Should Die Tonight Review

By Natalie Leslie What’s goin’ on? FRINGE is going on, as seasoned FRINGE artist Br....

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writersplace

The Writer's Place Reviews

Uncensored and Unbelievable (Unmuted)

By Natalie Leslie Casha Mills, a compelling poet, talented singer, and exquisite performer, conquered The...

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Get Thee Behind Me, Santa

By Kelly Luck Fringe veterans will be familiar with phillip low, the spoken word artist...

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60 Plus and Still Failing

By Luke Dodge A loose collection of jokes and stories we are lead to believe...

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Great and Powerful Tim Saves Christmas Review

By Luke Dodge During a bullet catch gone wrong, Tim accidentally kills Santa Claus and...

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Bolender Center

Bolender Reviews

Inner Reformation

By Luke Dodge A large square of the stage cordoned off with white PVC pipes....

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Aerial/Dance Combine For Stunning Realism (Rise)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds The ultra serious topic of sex trafficking...

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In the Red

By Luke Dodge A single masked woman dressed in black takes the stage as a...

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The Greatest Show at Fringe

By Luke Dodge Three rings hang from the ceiling akin to the traditional three rings...

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Unicorn Theater

Unicorn Jerome Reviews

Drama At Unicorn Focuses On Work-Place Dangers (Slurry)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds A powerful drama about the effects of...

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Comedy Play Switches Genders Of Biblical Characters (JO)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds Count on comedic giant Pete Bakely to...

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Adulting: A Parody

By Drea DiCarlo “Adulting: A Parody” features every 90s kid’s favorite ensemble of cartoon babies,...

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Union Station

City Stage

Miranda: A One Woman’s Tempest

By Luke Dodge Our introduction to this interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a humorous...

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Plastic Saint

By Luke Dodge I was immediately struck with the time and energy which went into...

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Bonnie

By Luke Dodge You walk into the theater, twinkling music giving the room an immediate...

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Lil Women: A Rap Musical

By Natalie Leslie “Lil Women: A Rap Musical” is a twist on “Little Women,” and...

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Sea Legs

By Kelly Luck To say Elle Captain (aka Nicole Raab) is an unusual sort of...

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Rex Dexter of Mars

By Kelly Luck The Right Between the Ears radio company has been broadcasting sketch comedy...

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Just Off Broadway Reviews

Black Leaves, Black Roots

By Kelly Luck “Black Leaves, Black Roots” is unconventional by even Fringe standards, but itis...

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Strong Writing, Acting, Lighting Elevate ‘Any Questions?’ (Any Questions?)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds For a great Fringe Festival show, do...

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Any Questions?

By Luke Dodge “Any Questions?” looks deep into ourselves and asks us to discover the...

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And God Did Shake the Pear

By Luke Dodge   Scott Cox takes the stage dressed in shorts, sandals, and a...

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Revelations

By Luke Dodge Revelations is a two-act play of hope and loss. A fairly elaborate...

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And God Did Shake the Pear

By Kelly Luck Dr. Scott Cox is a fascinating individual, a Shakespeare scholar, actor since...

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American Folk Hero Returns For Third Installment (Huck Finn and the Mystery of the Ominous Shadow)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds For his third installment in Fringe Huckleberry...

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Theatre Theme Sets Tone For ‘Runaway’

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds For a fun show with some mystery...

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Film Characters Come To Life In Burlesque Show At JOB (Don’t You Forget About Me)

By Bob Evans Original Review on KC Applauds h yes, it’s the Fringe Festival and...

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Kansas City Young Audiences Reviews

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MTH Studio

Sharks and Octopus and Dolphins, Oh My!

By Kelly Luck   It is unusual to find an undersea filmmaker this far inland,...

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25 Years of Independent Film

By Kelly Luck It almost seems purposeless to review this collection, curated by the Kansas...

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Stupernatural

By Kelly Luck Confession time: this reviewer is not a fan of Supernatural, the TV...

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