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Curtains for West Side Story: Western Playhouse suspended for 2017 season

Due to a drastic cut in state allocations, Western has suspended the theater program Western Playhouse for the 2017 season. Making its debut in 2012, Western Playhouse is an equity theater company that performs three full length productions per summer and casts actors, dancers and stage technicians from across the country. The program was created to give Western students an... Read More

Cabaret coming to Western

"Germany" and "entertaining" are two words that people normally don't associate with each other. The musical "Cabaret" successfully combines both. "Cabaret" is set in 1930s Germany and centers around people living in the pre-Nazi era in Berlin; specifically, the relationships of two couples as they deal with the pressures of political change. Missouri Western's production of "Cabaret" will premier Oct.... Read More

Urinetown, the Musical

"Urinetown" is taking the stage on Thursday, April 2. As the production is closing the rehearsal process, it is prepared for a full house in Potter Hall. "Urinetown" is a satirical comedy musical written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann. It is about a city dealing with a serious drought that has affected society by causing poverty. Business tycoons have... Read More

Engage the Community

I’m walking down a tree-lined avenue listening to local street musicians while munching on a soft pretzel and sipping pink lemonade. I’m comfortable in my new spring capris, tee and Chuck’s. It’s a beautiful sunny day and I am on my way back to class at Missouri Western. The musicians are fellow Missouri Western students, getting some practice playing to... Read More

Western alumni debuts first short film

Imagine having to find two straight men that would be willing to kiss each other on camera and actually look like they like it? This was the task of Missouri Western graduate Joseph Franklin, who debuted his first short film in Kansas City this past week entitled “A Guy For Me.” Alex J. Michaels and Kevin... Read More