Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Glen Sharp, Dana Ellison with Tesha, Dave Bailey, Mark Schuster and Crystal Meek. Not pictured is IX'TICHA** the Spider-God played by Mike Shryock. Costumes are by Christy Railsback and lights by Tom Harms with Casey Eubank as Stage Manager. The play is set in the Amazon rain forest and the production is a world premiere.
X'TICHA** is a spoof modeled after the "B" Sci-Fi horror movies of the 1950's. If you enjoy seeing humanity triumph over creatures from the Black Lagoon, irradiated dinosaurs, spacemen from distance planets and scientific experiments gone awry, then we think you will get a kick out of IX’TICHA**. Shows are at 8:00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and our Sunday matinees begins at 2:30. IX'TICHA** SPIDER-GOD of the AMAZON!!! runs until October 31st, so if you are looking for some Halloween fun come on down to the Kechi Playhouse at North Oliver and 62st street.
If you see only one show about a giant spider this year, make it IX'TICHA**
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
with her boss Suzannah, played by Deanne Zogleman
to get a date, laments the lack of a good man in her life.
Completing the cast are performers
Casey Eubank and Charlene Grisell.
Walk-in or call ahead, 744 - 2152, but don't miss the Kansas premiere of this delightful new comedy! We Hope To See You Soon!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Also, the Kechi Fair will be this Saturday, June 26, so you might want to take that in as well. If you have never been to the Kechi Fair, there are lots of things to do. There is a pancake feed at the Kechi Methodist Church in the morning, an arts and crafts show, turtle races (bring your own turtle!) and new this year, a cake baking contest. Entries for the baking contest will later be used as prizes for the cake walk. There is a parade in the morning, inflatables for the kids, and in the evening there will be a street dance. This is Kechi's opportunity to howl - think funnel cakes and free ice cream!
In conjunction with the fair, Karg Art Glass Studio will be having it's yearly Ridiculous Sale, the only time all year when Karg discounts his work and people start lining up at dawn for a chance to get some glass for up to 2/3 off. It is a fabulous deal and well worth the wait to get in.
When you stop to thnk about it, Kechi is THE place to be on Saturday.
Be There or Be Square!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Showtimes are 8:00 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and matinees always start at 2:30 on Sunday.
Call 744 - 2152 to make reservations - or walk in anytime!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
You’ve seen her in our box office for years – whenever you buy tickets or soda pop, she’s the person who takes your money while dispensing smiles for free. But just look at her now – our little Shelby Gegen is all grown up! This graduation photo, taken of her and sister Maddie, shows what a beautiful young woman Shelby has become! This fall she plans to continue her education as a college freshman, but in the mean time, luckily for us, she’ll still be helping out around the Playhouse this summer.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Crossing Delancey June 3 – 27
Izzy, a modern woman who owns a book store
Bubbie, Izzy's grandma
Hanna, a Jewish yenta
Tyler, a man Izzy finds interesting
Sam, a man who makes Kosher pickles
‘Til Beth Do Us Part July 1 – August 1
Suzannah, an over-worked executive for Carmichael's Chocolates
Gibby, Suzannah's nice laid-back husband
Margo, Suzannah's close friend
Hank Russell, Margo's husband and Gibby's friend
Beth, Suzannah's new, efficient assistant
Celia Carmichael, the owner of Carmichael's Chocolates
Nobody’s Perfect August 5 – 29
Leonard, a single dad who has written a romance novel
Dee Dee, his teen-age daughter
Gus, Leonard's "swinging" senior citizen father
Harriet, a publisher
Reading material will be provided. We will post a second audition later in the season for the September and October shows.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I love seeing the flowers come up every year, because it tells me it's almost time for the Playhouse to open up. It's been a long winter and it will be nice to get rolling once more.
It's kind of hard to believe but when we open on June 3rd this year it will be our 28th season! And our 140th production! Come October that total will be up to 144. We are only able to say that because of our loyal audience members and the many great performers who have supported us through all those years.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Judges will select 40 finalists to be staged and from those 40 productions, six plays will be selected as winners to go into this year's anthology. I have never sent a play into a contest before, so it is all very exciting. We should find out if the play made it into the top 40 sometime in May. Cross Your Fingers!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Storme has worked for Hallmark cards in Kansas City for over 32 years. She has seen a lot of changes in that time, most significantly the move to creating digital artwork.
Storme's interests include writing poetry, flash fiction, and lately the month of November has been dedicated to writing 50,000 word novels with fellow NaNoWriMo's all over the world. On summer weekends you can usually find her helping out in the Playhouse box office or taking production photos for posterity.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
As you can see, Kechi got hit with winter weather! I keep telling myself that it won't be long until it's spring again. Whenever I am out running errands, I meet customers who tell me they, too, are eager for the Playhouse to open again.
Our 28th Season! How can that be possible? In fact, we will be opening with our 140th show! The season is still being finalized, but we are hoping to find some fun shows because we know how our audience loves to Laugh!
This blog is a new adventure, so you will probably see it changing before your eyes as I learn more and more about blogging. It's a modern world and I am running to catch up!