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Kat: Shrek’s Big, Fat Ass Steals Show at Music Hall

 An ass stole the show tonight at the Music Hall’s production of Shrek The Musical. 

Shrek might be the title character, but his noble steed, Donkey, won this Midwestern audience over with his sultry voice, dancing hooves and adult humor. Proving Kansas City to be just a little too sophisticated for repetitive fart jokes. But even with  Shrek left in the wind – so to speak – the show still managed to shine.

The Internet claimed an eight o’clock show time Wednesday, but the production began at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight’s show starts at 7:30 again. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m.with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Sunday evening’s performance is at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Kat: Furball Free Fun at Music Hall’s Cats

Ah, the memories..

Once again the musical Cats demonstrated that it has well over nine lives Friday at the Music Hall. And with nearly 30 years of production under its claws, the opening night audience caught cat scratch fever and couldn’t get enough.

As a child I thought of Cats as a singing, dancing storybook full of magic and wonder. But watching it as an adult, there were parts of the show that seemed just plain weird to me.

Where did  the magic go?

Why was there a spaceship? And why does it keep coming in and out of the set? 
 

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Kat: Beatles Muzak, Video Montage, Bargain Popcorn & Faded Memories Set Groove at Starlight

Talk about flashbacks.

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Kat: Starlight’s Dreamgirls Shine Through Storm, Squall, Dueling Umbrellas

Tickets nowhere to be found, computers down, the night ablaze in lightning and a drenching downpour…

Starlight was soaked, but the audience remained stoked.

After a 45 minute wait, I was led to a seat -not my own wherever that was – 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the show. And still no one even knows if there’ll be a show. Given the conditions, anticipation, and angry umbrellas, the dollar ponchos were the best buy ever.

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Kat: Paramore Brings Death Flu, High Energy Show to Uptown

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Kat: Raveonettes, Flock of Seagulls & Jet Farm Beaumont Back Yard

Better luck next year…

If you missed Wednesday’s Buzz Halloweenie Roast in the Beaumont Back Yard, too effing bad. It was only Kansas City’s best Halloween party. The five-band bill included White Rabbits, Black Joe Lewis, The Raveonettes, A Flock of Seagulls and Jet. Skipped the first two due to wardrobe malfunction – so let’s start with the Raveonettes.

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Kat: ‘Spring Awakening’ It

Shock and awed oldsters, screaming adolescent girls, an exodus at intermission…

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