Artistic director Eric Rosen will stage Pippin, which opens the season Sept. 14-Oct. 7. The pop-rock musical has a score by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. KC Rep's production promises "new visual and musical twists to a musical theatre classic."
Charles Ludlam's fast-paced comed thriller The Mystery of Irma Vep will be directed by Tom Aulino Oct. 19-Nov. 18. Kyle Hatley will stage the annual production of A Christmas Carol Nov. 16-Dec. 26.
KC Rep commissioned the Kansas City-set piece Waiting for You on the Corner of (13th and Walnut), which will debut Feb. 15-March 17, 2013. Michael Rohd will stage the work created in partnership with Portland, Oregan's Sojourn Theatre Company and New York City's The TEAM.
According to KC Rep, "this fictional narrative follows a group of lonely individuals trying to forge connections in an increasingly fragmented and polarized world. A one-of-a-kind poetic theatrical event that combines movement, music, comedy and drama, Waiting for You on the Corner of (13th and Walnut) examines how we listen to one another, find shared values, and seek consensus and communion as individuals and citizens today." Hatley will also stage the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel, which will run March 15-April 7, 2013. The in-the-round staging is billed as a stripped down version by Kansas City-based theatre company, The Living Room. The final production will be David Mamet's drama American Buffalo, directed by Jerry Genochio April 19-May 19.
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