Tag: Highlander Theatre

Powell Gardens hosts UCM rock ‘n’ roll dance concert

The UCM Theatre and Dance Department is bringing live music and dance to Powell Gardens with “My Oh My: A Rock-n-Roll Dance Concert.” The show, set for Friday and Saturday, is the work of Ashley Miller- Scully, her team of choreographers, and a live band based in Kansas City. The band, also called “My Oh… Read more »

‘August: Osage County’ tackles families coping with addiction

“August: Osage County” was chosen to be performed at UCM because when doing research for his Ph.D., instructor of theatre, Aaron Scully realized how playwriting and theater can aid in understanding alcoholism and addiction. This production will be Scully’s directorial debut for the UCM Theatre and Dance mainstage season according to a press release. In… Read more »

ServPro called to remedy humidity problem

Building and facility preparations at UCM hit a bump in the road toward the end of holiday break as students and faculty prepared to return for the spring semester. A UCM facilities worker doing door checks the day after Christmas was met with an abnormally humid environment upon entering the Highlander Theatre lobby, according to… Read more »

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in the Wild West review

COMMENTARY By LOUIE SHARP Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “The Taming of the Shrew” was as riotous and fun as it’s ever been at the Highlander Theatre this weekend. This production of the classic Shakespeare comedy gave it a makeover: its new setting was the Wild West. At first it seems like a pretty strange choice, but… Read more »

‘Taming the Shrew’ in the Wild West

By SARA LAWSON Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The Shakespearian classic “The Taming of the Shrew” is being transported to the Wild West, saloon girls and all, in the Highlander Theatre’s upcoming production. The decision to make the artistic twist was Richard Herman’s, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Herman adapted the script for… Read more »

A review of ‘The Little Foxes’

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I attended opening night of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Little Foxes,” Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Highlander Theatre and was transported back in time to an evening in the spring of 1900. The evening began with a rich, southern male voice telling the… Read more »

Highlander comedy worth watching: Funny and charming and relatable and real

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Looking for a comedy with lots of dark undertones that ends on a sunny note? Well, look no further. I watched “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on opening night Tuesday. Among the crowd were enthusiastic theater parents, UCM faculty, community members and students. All were… Read more »

‘Chicago’ razzles and dazzles

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — I watched the final dress rehearsal of “Chicago” Tuesday night amidst a room of awkward, sweaty high school students. Things got spicy, to say the least. Julie Mollenkamp, director of UCM’s production of “Chicago,” was unable to attend the show so another theater professor, John Wilson, came… Read more »

Musical classic ‘Chicago’ coming to Highlander Theatre stage: Murder, sex appeal and power struggle

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — With a strong lead of female actresses, the musical “Chicago” will soon debut on campus. Actress Kelsey Reinsfelder, who will play one of the lead roles as Roxie Hart, said sex appeal is what is going to draw college students to come see the show. “I think that’s… Read more »

‘Gustav’: Department of theater’s season opener soars

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — “Gustav: The Goose Who Wouldn’t Fly” is a show about adventure, expectations, disappointments, unexpected friendships, overcoming adversity, redemption and accepting yourself. Grown-up themes and all — Gustav is indeed a children’s play. The show made its world premiere Friday evening in the Highlander Theatre. The playwright Matt Fotis was in attendance as he traveled from Reading, Pennsylvania to… Read more »