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Oak Park High School's Mamma Mia Selected Reviews

Nora CameronRuskin High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineTAKE A CHANCE ON MAMMA MIA!You can dance! You can jive! You will also have the time of your life at Oak Park High School's production of MAMMA MIA!. Enjoy, as chaos ensues with its catchy songs, hilarious characters, and touching story between mother and daughter.Mamma Mia, the wildly popular musical written by Catherine Johnson, is the story of a single mother Donna and her daughter Sophie. Sophie is in search of ...
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Lee's Summit West High School's Elf the Musical Selected Reviews

Emily MeehanExcelsior Springs High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineSMILES ALL AROUNDGentle Christmas classics echo throughout the room and powdery snow falls from above. It's Christmastime in November. There is a special magic that fills the air. The talented students at Lee Summit West are ushering in the spirit of the holiday season with their production of Elf: The Musical.Elf: The Musical is based on the 2003 comedy of the same name. The eponymous elf, named Buddy, ...
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Lee's Summit High School's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Selected Reviews

Alec HerifordRaymore Peculiar High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineADVENTURE, MAGIC, AND A FLYING CAR?What happens when two curious kids convince their dad to buy a car that can fly? Magic! This wonderful and enchanting production brings big dances, incredible vocals, and an exciting adventure to the stage. Follow the journey of Jeremy and Jemima, as Lee's Summit High School presents CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.Based on the 1968 film, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follows the mag...
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Grandview High School's Hairspray Selected Reviews

Cara ParisiBishop Miege High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineGRANDVIEW'S THE NICEST KIDS IN TOWNThe auditorium goes dark leaving the audience to sit and wait in suspense for the vivacious opening, and "oh, oh, oh" was it thrilling.It has always been dance-loving Tracy Turnblad's dream to be on "The Corny Collins Show." After making her way onto the show, Tracy immediately becomes a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Despite the hate she is re...
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Grain Valley High School's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Selected Reviews

Jaeden WilkesBelton High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineD-Y-N-A-M-I-T-EThis show is mind-blowing. The combination of an eye-catching set, costumes that pop, and noticeable character development is engaging and entertaining. Grain Valley High School students do an incredible job of showing passion, talent, and energy that never falters.THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was first performed on Broadway in 2005, and now the talented actors of Grain Valley High School ...
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Excelsior Springs High School's The Wizard of Oz Selected Reviews

James LongWinnetonka High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineEXCELSIOR SPRINGS; THE GREAT AND POWERFULLions and tigers and bears oh my! THE WIZARD OF OZ at Excelsior Springs High School breathes life into this all-time classic. Be prepared to follow the yellow brick road to an adventure that leaves the audience wanting more! Excelsior Springs High School is able to capture the magic that makes this show such an icon and is enjoyable for all ages!When a tornado rips through Kan...
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Center High School's You're A Good Man Charlie Brown Selected Reviews

Hannah HelmsSummit Christian AcademySubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineSHAKE THINGS UP A LITTLE BIT WITH SNOOPY AND HIS PALSWhen you were a child, did you ever open the newspaper straight to the comic section? Relive the joy you felt in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Center High School.YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is a 1967 musical adaptation of Charles M. Schulz's famous comic strip, Peanuts. In true comic strip form, the musical uses various vignettes to depic...
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Bishop Miege's Singin' in the Rain Selected Reviews

Jarrett DietzGrain Valley High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOUBig changes are happening in Hollywood. It's the roaring 1920's and the reign of silent films is coming to a close, due to a new piece of technology that breathes life into image, creating talking pictures, or, "talkies". This leaves silent actors with two choices: fight for your spotlight or step out of it. A love letter to the early days of Hollywood's Golden Age, ...
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Belton High School's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Selected Reviews

Breezy SemlerHarrisonville High SchoolSubmitted for publication to KC Star OnlineGO, GO, GO SEE THIS SHOW!Sunday school never looked so fun! Belton High School's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT sends the audience back to their childhood when it opens with a gaggle of children being taught a story from Genesis, specifically, the tale of Joseph, his brothers, his coat, and his dreams.Andrew Lloyd Weber's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a modern take on Gen...
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