Tuesday, July 5, 2011


The Kechi Playhouse will hold auditions for ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN on Tuesday, July 12 starting at 7:00 in the evening. The script, based on the well-known book by Robert Fulghum, is a collection of stories and reflections, some funny, others serious. It has a flexible cast, which means there might be a perfect place in the show for YOU! Rehearsals will start August 6th and there will be 16 performances during September with shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinees. Reading material will be provided. The Playhouse is located at North Oliver and 61st Street North. For more information call (316) 744 - 2152. We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Comedy about Fake Fortune Teller predicted to be a HIT!

Everyone should love our July show, a darling, new play about a fake fortune teller. Even cast members, Glen Sharp, Tanya Anderson and Viviano Legorreta are laughing while they work to nail down lines for opening night. The show, a new comedy entitle, The Psychic by Sam Bobrick, will run June 30 through July 31. Performances are Thursday - Saturday evening at 8 pm and Sunday Matinees start at 2:30. Tickets on Thursdays and Sundays are $10, while Fridays and Saturdays are $11. We love both walk in traffic and reservations, so it's your choice to surprise us by showing up or to have us put your name in our book. Just be sure to get to the Kechi Playhouse before the fun ends July 31st! For more information call 744 - 2152.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Auditions for Comic "Murder Mystery" in Kechi . . .

Kechi Playhouse will hold auditions for A Little Murder Never Hurt Any Body by Ron Bernas on Tuesday, June 14th starting at 7:00 p.m. The Playhouse is located at north Oliver and 61st Street, or for those of you with GPS systems,100 East Kechi Road.

The play, a very silly comedy with parts for 2 women and 4 men, will run for 16 performances, August 4 – 28.

The story opens on New Year’s Eve with Julia and Matthew announcing their resolutions for the coming year. Julia, after declaring that she has decided to read Dr. Zhivago, is taken aback upon learning that Matthew’s resolution is to kill her before the year is out! Other characters are their rather addle-brained daughter Bunny, her finance Donald, Buttram the Butler and a hard working, if somewhat inept, detective named Plotnik.

Shows are Thursday through Saturday evenings with Sunday matinees starting at 2:30. Rehearsals will run through July. Reading material will be provided, so come on out and bring a friend!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

RASHOMON, the first show for 2011, opens in Kechi

Everyone's hard work this last month has paid off – our first show for 2011, Rashomon, opened at the Playhouse June 2nd and we want everyone to come see a performance! Perhaps these production photos will tempt you to drive over to Kechi and check it out for yourself. Showtimes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is 8 pm while Sunday matinees start at 2:30. Tickets are $10 on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons and $11 on Fridays and Saturdays. Rashomon will run until June 26 and, while we recommend reservations, they aren't necessary – come on out and we will find space for YOU!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Planting Time in Kechi!

Everyone driving by the corner of North Oliver and 61st Street knows the Kechi Playhouse is about to open when they see the flower pots filling up with new spring flowers, and this year is no exception. The cast of Rashomon is busy almost every night rehearsing and by June 2nd everyone should be ready to open our 150th production. David Dennis and Abri Geist have created some marvelous sword fights and Christy Railsback is stitching up costumes like mad. Our 29th season is opening with a bang and you don't want to miss it. Come take a mythical trip with us back to Old Japan. We'll see you at the theater!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Coffee, Anyone??

This photo was taken at Crown Center in Kansas City May 14th when I went up to see the American Heartland's production of The 39 Steps. What a wild and crazy show! Five of us went Cyrstal Meek, Mark Schuster, Charlene Grinsell and sister Storme and we all had a great time.
On the Playhouse front, rehearsals for Rashomon are underway with David Dennis and Abri Geist creating and teaching the big samurai sword fight to Jason LaCoss and Paul Snyder. It is so exciting to see this Japanese folk tale come to life on our stage. Thanks to Mark Anderson and his brother we now have one of the tall plaforms from Wichita Community Theater's production of To Kill A Mockingbird on stage waiting to be turned into the Big Rashomon Gate, and all the actors are working hard on their parts. We should be ready to open by June 2nd so mark your calenders and come get in on all the fun! See You Soon!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Well, the photo isn't really Japan – it's the Wichita temple where I saw the Jade Buddha as he was traveling through on his way to his new home in Australia, but it seems like a good picture for this blog entry, because auditions for RaSHOmon (Accent on the second vowel, please) will be April 25th and 26. Rashomon is a tale of mystery set in old Japan and we think it will be an amazing show. Two of the roles have been taken, but we are still looking for lots of people, and not only for our June show but for our July show as well when we will be doing a comedy called The Psychic. Readings start at 7:00 in the evening both days and we would love to see you here. The Playhouse is at North Oliver ad 61st street. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Look what's coming up in 2011 ~

Rashomon June 2 – 26

A tale of mystery set in old Japan.

The Psychic June 30 – July 31

A new comedy about a fake fortune teller.

A Little Murder Never Hurt Any Body Aug 4 - 28

The laughs grow as Matthew plots to kill his wife.

ALL I Need to Know

I Learned In KINDERGARTEN Sept. 1 – 25

A collection of comic and thoughtful vignettes.

The Woman in Black Sept. 29 – Oct 30

A classic ghost story for Halloween.

Tickets are now $10 on Thursdays and Sundays

$11 on Fridays and Saturdays