On the Veranda

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Official ON the Veranda Poster - Warehouse Ensemble

Company Name: Warehouse Ensemble

City/State: Local

Genre: Comedy, Theatre

Ratings: R - Adult Content

Playwright: Austin Taylor Smith and Jordan Malone

Premiere: Yes

Venue: City Stage Theatre in Union Station

Show Times:

Sat, 7/22 7:30 PM
Sun, 7/23 6:00 PM
Tue, 7/25 7:30 PM
Fri, 7/28 9:00 PM
Sat, 7/29 4:30 PM


Lightning strikes! A young girl has gone missing. Private Investigator Bernie Sanders (no relation) is on the case! arriving at the Jacobs country home, Bernie is greeted by the most unlikely team of investigators. These "professionals" puzzle their way through a deadly web complete with murderous twins, hidden pasts, and a short trip to the paranormal plane! Worlds crumble and egos begin to unravel as they begin to poke at the mystery lurking On The Veranda.


Jordan Malone, Austin Taylor Smith, Bethany Elliott, Casey Jane, Ethan Shaffer. Travis Hampton, Matthew Langlois, Maikla Wilson.

Past Fringe Shows:

2022 Chaos Ensues

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  1. Janine on June 13, 2023 at 6:19 am

    So excited to see this show!

    • Carolyn Coleman on July 29, 2023 at 7:44 pm

      Awesome production!

  2. Brian Duskey on July 24, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    This show is the perfect example of genre theatre. They perfectly tackled the mood and setting for a farcical comedy and it was a joyous experience for the audience. The performances were all very memorable, especially those put forth by Bethany Elliot and Casey Jane. The show sometimes goes pretty far with their comedic choices but they are always on purpose and never jump the shark. If you are looking to just escape for an hour and have yourself a laugh–this is a great show to see.

  3. Shea Ketchum on July 25, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    This show gives full production value on a Fringe budget. An over the top farce that makes you pray the actors have medical insurance (or a killer high jump) as they play at break neck speeds that leaves even the audience sweating. This is should be the cherry topper of your fringe experience.

  4. Andi McM on July 25, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Warehouse Ensemble nails slapstick and farce once again! Absolutely hilarious script performed delightfully by a charismatic cast. I absolutely lost it at “OOT of NOOwhEER” and it only got better from there! Tons of fun, thank you for the laughs!!!

  5. Jessica Whitfield on July 25, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Wow! What a show! When first entering the theatre, you will see a beautifully fabulous set and will forget that you are here to see a Fringe production. I had high expectations after seeing that set and the writing and acting did not disappoint. It’s like Sherlock Holmes, Clue, Scooby-Doo, a film noir, Fargo, and The Umbrella Academy all had a baby together. I was laughing through the whole show. One of the best KC Fringe shows I’ve seen!

  6. Shea Ketchum on July 25, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    This show gives full production on a Fringe budget. An over the top farce that has you praying the cast has medical insurance (or a great high jump) as they play at break neck speed which leaves even the audience sweating a little. They savor every second of their 45 min run time. This is the cherry topping of any Fringe goings this year.

  7. Shawn Murphy on July 25, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    I love a good Farce! This show is a hilarious high energy murder mystery FULL of camp and tropes. I enjoyed the bold character choices in physicality and voice which created a delightfully wacky show. The technical elements far exceeds expectations for a Fringe show. They utilized the scenery well, in true farce fashion, opening and shutting windows and doors, complete with tearable drapes!

    Looking for a high quality high energy comedy? Go see On The Veranda!

    • Madison on July 29, 2023 at 6:43 pm

      Belly laughing from start to finish! This show was so well done and portrayed beautifully by all actors!! I loved ‘Chaos Ensues’ at last years fringe so I was extremely excited to see the show this year, and wow!! It’s 5 stars and won’t let you down!!

  8. Ben Brewer on July 26, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    This might be my favorite show I’ve seen this summer!! Great comedic timing, stage combat, and set design for this show!!

    • Kaleb Perme on July 29, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      Absolutely loved this show! The whole cast worked great together and produced an extremely funny murder mystery.
      Definitely a must see, I could not stop laughing! Great job to everyone who had a hand in this.

  9. Zach Holtz on July 26, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Another spectacular farcical comedy from the same minds that gave us ‘Chaos Ensues’ last year, this year’s ‘On the Veranda’ is somehow even more beautifully choreographed chaos. A fast-paced and lighthearted “whodunnit”-style mystery with a loveably strange cast of characters and a beautiful set, this show will keep you guessing and laughing for the entire hour. Nothing I say will prepare you for this roller coaster ride of murder mystery, so just strap in, hang on tight, and enjoy the ride!

  10. Janet Basler on July 26, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    This was a great show!!! Belly laughed for most of it. The cast was so adept at creating outrageous characters and the physicality was amazing. Loved it.

  11. Aj on July 28, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    I saw this opening night and def give 5/5 stars i didnt know where to look everything was so interesting and the characters were fluid! It kept me on the edge og my seat for sure

  12. Janine on July 29, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    What a show!!! Amazing from start to finish. Laughing all the way!!!

  13. Nathan Shaffer on July 29, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Laughed the whole way!!! The actors meshed so well. ” It’s a Veranda!!”

  14. Bobby Bobba on July 30, 2023 at 1:34 am

    Truly a feature-length show packed into one hour! Non stop laughs and action. Every actor absolutely owned their character and created an unbelievably fun performance. The playwrights created something truly unique and fresh with this show. I really hope to see more… On The Veranda!

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