Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The Fishtank Performance Studio will premiere Stephen Dolginoff's Thrill Me as part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival (kicking off on July 23). Starring Shea Coffman and Bryan LaFave as the thrill killers Leopold & Loeb, directors Jeff Church and Daniel Doss heat up the Fishtank with this chilling musical about the committing the perfect crime.

Read what Jeff says about the project:

"Kansas City born playwright Stephen Dolginoff's chamber musical gets killers Leopold and Loeb just right - sexy, through sick and fascinating. It's been performed all over the world and in various languages, but it needed to be done here in the playwright's home town. Heidi and I fell in love with the idea that a MUSICAL can be done in the intimate little Fishtank. And we have such powerhouse musical theater talent involved...Shea Coffman Kansas City who audiences will remember from the Unicorn's bare, and the Coterie's U:Bug:Me and Bryan LaFave, seen in Egads Theater Company's Dog Sees God, and the Unicorn's La Cage...imagine both of them under the accomplished musical direction of Daniel Doss."

AND, take a look at this Thrill Me photo shoot video with photographer Dusty Cunningham.

Sign up to attend at the Thrill Me event page on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Onward Christian Soldiors, a new comedy by Jeremy Lillig

MAY 19 & 20 7:30pm
donations accepted $5-15

The Smith family are strict believers in their church of the Saved and Chosen of the Righteous Disciples of Jesus Christ, third revelation. However, one day the Smith's life is turned upside down. Their oldest son, Levi, comes home to visit from Worthington Bible College with his new "special friend," thus challenging the "norm" that the Smith's have grown accustomed to. Is this new visitor the work of the Devil? Or are they the second coming? Find out in this new satirical comedy by Jeremy M. Lillig.

Join The Doozers Theatre Project at the Fishtank Performance Studio May 19th or 20th at 7:30 p.m. for a staged reading of this hilarious new work. A donation of $5-$15 is greatly appreciated with all money going to help continue the mission of the Fishtank Performance studio.

Walter Coppage
Damian Torres-Botello
Philip Denver
Sabrina Henderson
Sam Cordes
Jay Martinez
Ashley Harp
Lucas Villanueva
and Alexa Washington

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ad Hoc Music Series

Vol. 4: The Diverse Composition Project - May 7, 2010 - 8pm

What happens when you combine one of the most talented jazz groups in the country with some the most innovative student composers in the midwest?

The Diverse Composition Project seeks to find out. The project strives for the eclectic.

This First Friday event will feature a concert by Kansas City-based jazz quintet Diverse performing a mixed set of their own original works and those of UMKC student composers. Expect a night of inventive music combining jazz, improvisation and contemporary compositon.


featuring DIVERSE:
Hermon Mehari - trumpet
Matt Chalk - sax
John Brewer - keys
Ben Leifer - bass
Ryan Lee - drums

playing compositions by UMKC composition students

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