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Jack and the Bean Mágico!

April 17, 2018
May 20, 2018
Interactive Fairy Tale Fun

Jack and the Bean Mágico!
By Linda A. Carson
Directed by Kim Selody, Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver

This delightful production is both bi-lingual and interactive!

The classic fairytale, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” is told with the audience’s help, who assist Jack as he climbs the beanstalk to the giant’s rich and fertile land. While there, Jack discovers the source of the trouble with his farmland, learning how to make it fertile again by understanding and balancing the life cycle. Young audiences will become tiny bugs in the giant’s garden. The giant loves the bugs because they help keep his soil and plants so healthy!

Length: 60 minutes



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Jack y el Frijol ¡Mágico!

Por Linda A. Carson
Dirigida por Kim Selody, Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver

¡Esta encantadora producción es bilingüe e interactiva!

El clásico cuento de hadas, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” es contado con la ayuda de la audiencia, que asiste a Jack mientras el escala la planta de frijol hacia la tierra fértil y rica del gigante. Mientras están ahí, Jack descubre que la fuente de problemas para su campo de cultivo, aprendiendo como hacer la tierra fértil nuevamente al entender y balancear el ciclo de la vida. La audiencia de jóvenes se convertirá en pequeños bichos en el jardín del gigante. ¡El gigante ama a los bichos por que mantienen saludable a su tierra y sus plantas!


Tiempo de duración:  60 minutos



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Young Playwrights' Festival 2018

May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018
Highlighting Works from Local Teen Writers

Each spring, The Coterie premieres the Young Playwrights' Festival, an evening showcasing new works by some of Kansas City’s most talented teen playwrights. It is a full production of rich and varied theatrical writings created and developed by members of our Young Playwrights' Roundtable. The Coterie's Roundtable brings together students from around the Kansas City metro area who have emerged from our Reaching the Write Minds program as promising young writers. The Roundtable offers these young people a year-long writing and development process through which their ideas are curated into a collection of new works. Selected pieces will be performed in script-in-hand stagings utilizing students from The Coterie's Master class program and professional directors.

Young Playwrights' Festival 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

At The Coterie Theatre, located on the level 1 of Crown Center

Act I
Peaches by Cam Burns (Lansing High)
Tony Crisp's Totally Tubular and Terrifyingly Terrific Tale by Reilly Donnelly (St. Teresa's Academy)
Bee by SaVaughn McClaine (Sumner Academy)
My Brother's Birthday by Jaelyn Stevens (Washington High)

Act II
A trio of Spoken Word pieces:
 -We the People by Maria Heath (Shawnee Mission South High)
 -The Rules of My Society by Charlotte Ganter (Blue Valley North High) 
 -Ecliptic by De'Auan McClaine (Sumner Academy)
Song: "What You Do to Me" by Cam Burns (Lansing High)
Group Therapy for the Victims of Ridiculous Deaths by Miah Clark (Shawnee Mission South High)
Anyone Who Knows by Cierra Gonzales (Oak Park High)
Underlings by Sam Keeney (Pembroke Hill) 

Created by Coterie artistic director Jeff Church when he was playwright in residence at the Kennedy Center, Reaching the Write Minds is a unique dramatic writing program which gives a voice to emerging teen playwrights. Nearly 400 students each year participate in this specialized, dramatic writing workshops scheduled by schools and taught by our professional facilitators. Following the in-school workshops, selected students continue on (free of charge) to the Young Playwrights' Roundtable. Each spring, The Coterie professionally stages works from the Roundtable members in its annual Young Playwrights' Festival.


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Goosebumps the Musical

June 19, 2018
August 5, 2018
Summer Hijinks

Phantom of the Auditorium
The Musical

Adapted for the stage with
Book and lyrics by John Maclay, Music and lyrics by Danny Abosch
Orchestrations and Arrangements by Danny Abosch


A cartoony mystery musical based on the beloved series from R.L. Stine.
(Not too scary for the little ones.)

Brooke and Zeke have been cast as the leads in the school's new production of an old play about a phantom. Mysterious things start interrupting rehearsals and they have to wonder: is this someone's idea of a joke, or is the Phantom real? An adventure ensues that will bring out your inner sleuth and keep everyone in suspense until the final curtain.

Length: 75 minutes


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Disney's Newsies

July 7, 2018
July 29, 2018

Disney's Newsies
Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Jack Feldman | Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

For the very first time, The Coterie and the White Theatre at The J join forces to create Kansas City’s first locally-produced production of the Broadway smash hit.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies tells the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right.


Call: 913.327.8054



Noah Lindquist, Kelly Urschel, Ron Meyer, Eboni Fondren, Lucas Lowry, Christoph Nevins, Ben Renfro, Valen Jurkowski, Mathew Hendrickson, Connor Bush, Jason Coats, Mark Johnson, Ashton Botts, Maddie Roberts, Fisher Stewart, Ryan Jacobs, Jackson Tomlin, Weston Thomas, Maya Momon, Leah Landwehr, James Fenoglio, Jordan DeLeon, De'Andre McKenzie, Amanda Dunley, Drake Taylor, Margaret Veglahn, Tesssa Brethowr, Braden James, Joseph Spor, Taylor Jean Shufflebean, Bre Elman, Zach Kujath

Disney’s Newsies is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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