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Review: Godspell

The cast of Missouri Western’s “Godspell” certainly “prepared ye a way for the Lord” during their rendition of the popular musical this past weekend. Friday night brought in a full house, and the cast failed to disappoint in this modern interpretation of a 2,000-year-old story. Originally released off Broadway in 1971, the musical is centered on the retelling of the... Read More

Review: The Marriage of Figaro

If you like 80s music, big hair and big trouble, then “The Marriage of Figaro” is one play that you won’t want to miss this season. This show tells the story of two lovers, Figaro and Susan, who are due to be married within the day and how everyone around them seems to be plotting to make sure the marriage... Read More

“The Producers” Review

Missouri Western’s “Season of Laughter” ends with an appropriately hilarious, risqué and charming musical that will have you in stitches within mere minutes. “The Producers,” a musical by Mel Brooks, follows the failing career of Max Bialystock (Erik Burns-Sprung) whose latest play, “Funny Boy,” was a complete and utter flop. As Bialystock bemoans his life, a timid accountant by the... Read More

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” Review

Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar. Sounds like an intellectual joke waiting to happen, doesn’t it? Well, it kind of is. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is Missouri Western’s latest foray into comedic theatre. Written in 1993 by legendary comedian and actor Steve Martin, “Picasso” definitely sounds like a must-see play. Arriving in a bar initially to meet a... Read More