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1. 'Tis a Nobler Time 'Tis a Nobler Time September//1990 Article about the large annual festival near Bonner Springs, Kansas, set as though in Renaissance Europe in the 1500s, with actors and events dressed in period costume.

2. A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat A Kansas City Vaudeville Team Launches Its Own Showboat April/9/1939 Photos and article about the "Dixie Queen" steamboat built in and operating out of Kansas City as a showboat or steamboat with an on-deck vaudeville theater. Description of its owners Al Cooper and his...

3. City Lights: The Play's the Thing City Lights: The Play's the Thing September//1978 Photo and biographical article about Dr. Larry Vincent, a 26-year-old radiologic physician and playwright formerly "a medical student at the University of Kansas Medical Center." Author of a 1976 play...

4. D. Austin Latchaw D. Austin Latchaw 2007 This book contains information on D. Austin Latchaw (1861-1948), a local drama critic for several Kansas City newspapers. Latchaw used the book's title for his 60-chapter Kansas City theater reminiscences...

5. Enchanted Years of the Stage Enchanted Years of the Stage 1935 Bound volume of collected 1935 newspaper clippings about Kansas City theaters and the live acting scene.

6. Folly Theater Profile Folly Theater Profile 1999

7. It's Not Easy Being Megee It's Not Easy Being Megee November 2000 Photos and biographical article about Ron Megee, "Kansas City's most wicked theatrical wit" and "the man behind some of the most dramatically lit produce in the Midwest," operating as both a theater director...

8. JCC's Old Resident Theatre's History Profiled in New Book JCC's Old Resident Theatre's History Profiled in New Book January 5, 2012 Article discussing the history of the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre. Opened in 1932, the theatre was extremely popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. It closed in 1983. Richard Piland's...

9. Kansas City Repertory Theater Kansas City Repertory Theater Material pertaining to the Kansas City Repertory Theater, a professional theater in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The theater was founded as the "Summer Repertory Theater," and became...

10. KC Public Library Offers a Film Vault to Bank On KC Public Library Offers a Film Vault to Bank On May 23, 2007 The newly renovated Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, located in the Central library of the Kansas City Public Library, will debut May 23, 2007. The state-of-the-art mini-theater is located in the large vault...

11. Main Street Theater Main Street Theater Postcard of Main Street Theater

12. Makers of Kansas City Theatre: Talents on Their Own Turf Makers of Kansas City Theatre: Talents on Their Own Turf Winter-Spring//2001 Photos, other portraits, and article about the history of live-action theaters (back to the Civil War) in Kansas City and their managers. Numerous details and scholarly notes and references.

13. Midland Theater Profile Midland Theater Profile 1999

14. Missouri Repertory Theater Missouri Repertory Theater Material pertaining to the Missouri Repertory Theater, a professional theater in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The theater was founded as the "Summer Repertory Theater," and became...

15. My Views on Sunday Closing My Views on Sunday Closing January 30, 1908 Judge Wallace's strong views on Sunday blue laws: "All unnecessary labor on Sunday should be punishable. ..The theatrical manager and the actors are the worst offenders because they aid in the corruption...

16. Orpheum Theater Orpheum Theater November 19, 1961 Article with an interior photo of the soon-to-be-demolished Orpheum Theater and description of its past showings of famous actors, including vaudeville, Fanny Brice, and Tom Mix.

17. SC132 Plaza Dinner Playhouse SC132 Plaza Dinner Playhouse 1992-1993 The Plaza Dinner Playhouse collection documents the company's dinner theater performances for the 1992-1993 season. The collection contains documents, press releases, correspondence, and photographs relating...

18. Taking Stock: What's Wrong with Theater in This Town, Anyway? Taking Stock: What's Wrong with Theater in This Town, Anyway? April 1988 Article about the lack of organization, interest, and black actors in Kansas City theaters, with the closing of others, including the 39th Street Theater.

19. Ten Years With Late Night Theatre Ten Years With Late Night Theatre December 2004/January 2005 Late Night Theatre, at 18th and Main, is known as Kansas City's "one-of-a-kind, gender-bending theatre group". Ad-libbing and audience participation are encouraged and actors develop their ideas for scripts...

20. The Grand Opera House and the Golden Age of the Legitimate Theatre in Kansas City The Grand Opera House and the Golden Age of the Legitimate Theatre in Kansas City April//1973 History of the Grand Opera House and its many plays, famous actors such as Ethel Barrymore and George M. Cohan, early movies, cycloramas, and other entertainment, etc., from 1891 to 1926, at 7th and Walnut...