Ben Auxier’s Musical Cavalcade of Fears!

By The Living Room Theatre and Fishtank Theatre

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Company Name: The Living Room Theatre and Fishtank Theatre

City/State: Local

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Spoken Word

Ratings: R (adult content)

Warnings: Adult language, Adult subjects

Venue: The Black Box

Show Times:

Fri 7/22 10:30 PM
Sun 7/24 9:00 PM
Mon 7/25 9:00 PM
Thu 7/28 9:00 PM
Sat 7/30 10:30 PM


It's a good time to have a bad time.
Ben Auxier and Ryan McCall (part of the team behind KC-favorite musical comedies Milking Christmas and The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe) have created a new evening of swingin' tunes, funny jokes, and inescapable fears.

This innovative and surprisingly heartfelt night of cabaret comedy premiered in a brief initial run in April to sold out crowds and audience acclaim. Be sure to catch it before it's gone again!


Name Role
Ben Auxier Himself
Ryan McCall Himself
Nellie Maple Herself
Brianna Woods Herself
Francisco Javier Villegas Himself

Past Fringe Shows:

Show When/Where
Hacks The Living Room, KC Fringe 2016
Selfless The Living Room, KC Fringe 2016
Wicked Creatures The Living Room, KC Fringe 2016
The Table The Living Room, KC Fringe 2016
Second Ladies Fishtank Theatre, KC Fringe 2016
Young Black Victorian Fishtank Theatre, KC Fringe 2016
The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe The Living Room, KC Fringe 2015
The Grave The Living Room, KC Fringe 2015

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  1. Dawn on July 23, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    This show is an absolute delight. It’s a vintage style throw back musical revue that captures the existential absurdity of this moment and gets you to belly laugh through your tears at the madness of it all.

  2. Jason Tarwater on July 24, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I’m not sure what all to say here besides this show is absolutely incredible. The entire cast and band are incredible. It’s been a minute since I laughed this hard and consistently at a show, but here we are.

    Honestly, i shouldn’t need to sell you on a Ben Auxier show. But if you’ve never heard of Ben or seen one of the shows he’s been involved in, then you owe it to yourself to see this one. Incredibly cathartic.

  3. Linda Marie Williams Taylor on July 24, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    This show getting a second run so soon after it’s debut may be Fringe’s greatest gift to KC ! ( and Fringe is FULL of gifts to our community!)

    I don’t know how to encourage you enough to go see this brilliant show

    Just go !!! I can’t adequately convey all of the wonderful packed into one production – the talent of the cast Ben,Nellie,Brianna,and Francisco- the genius in the music writing by Ryan and Ben – and the magic that is Ben somehow better at finding words to express the mayhem of his brain and the last few years than anything has made sense during that time.

    I see a lot of shows – and I’ve seen a lot of Ben’s always excellent work – but this one is REAAAAL special

    Don’t miss it – and go early cause you’re gonna leave wanting everyone you know to see it

  4. Bobby on July 24, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    This show delivers the funny from beginning to end. Ben is full of talented gifts and they shine through with support from an awesome ensemble. SEE THIS SHOW!!!!

  5. Dagney on July 24, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    This was was absolutely incredible. We haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. It’s smart, irreverent, musical, and damned funny.

  6. Tania on July 25, 2022 at 7:54 am

    If you want to laugh until your face hurts and leave with a something that stays with you then go see this talented group. Thank you KC Fringe for bringing this back as we didn’t get a chance to see it the first run. Thank you Ben and Company for giving us a chance to laugh at a world that is scary.

  7. Leah Gunn Emerick on July 25, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    I went to see this show in its debut in April and loved it so much I had to come back for this Fringe run.

    I don’t know the last time I’ve wanted to go see a theater performance twice, but for this production it was a no brainer!

    A perfect mix of silly, sentimental, and serious – this piece of theater somehow manages to be irreverent, side-splitting, and thought-provoking in the span of a single hour without feeling overwhelming or rushed.

    My husband and I have been singing bits from it ever since we left the black box.

    This one is something special, folks. Don’t miss it!!

  8. Jennifer on July 25, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Such a great show…Ben is so funny and the musicians are extremely talented! A must-see for sure!

  9. Jessica Whitfield on July 26, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    A clever and fun show complete with comedy, original songs and audience interaction. Don’t miss it!

  10. Taylor Hudson on July 27, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Smart writing and great music as always! Ben is adorable, endearing, and relatable – and the ensemble of musicians were a perfect complement. Surely one of the most entertaining Fringe shows of the year!

  11. Jamie Campbell on July 28, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    The music is excellent and the jokes manage to feel both polished and raw at the same time. Ben is a great emcee, and the band and cast are top notch, shining through in a big concept show that delivers. Don’t let Fringe slip by without seeing this show!

  12. Mindy Fugarino on July 29, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Always excellent, Ben Auxier is joined by truly gifted performers to pull off hilariously poignant, timely, inspiring music and reflections that face the overwhelming-ness of our world and point us toward hope. Ben has a unique gift as a writer and performer of saying what the world needs to hear and getting away with it.

  13. Kelly Main on July 30, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Can’t recommend this show enough. This group has pulled off a very difficult task. The show does many things expertly all at once; funny, charming, irreverent, thought provoking, and moving. All in 45 minutes. Ben is fantastic. The cast, band, and crew are a dream. My God the talent! You will be thinking abut it for days. Get there if you can!

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