Friday, April 5, 2013
Our newest blogger keeps us in the loop about theater happenings in Kirkwood. Did you know there's a new improv group in town?
If you want proof that our blogging platform is super easy, look no further than our newest blogger, Terry Sibbitts, the executive director of the Kirkwood Theatre Guild (KTG). Did you know KTG has a new improv group? It's called Twisted Improv. Terry wrote about the group in our Local Voices section on Tuesday with her first blog post: Kirkwood Theatre Guild Offers New Entertainment Option! That must have been pretty easy because the following day she posted again about the group and uploaded a video of performers in action: What Is the Question Game? Is It Really Funny? And just like that, we had rich content around Twisted Improv and the Kirkwood Theatre Guild through the words of someone who is passionate about the arts and Kirkwood. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Kirkwood Theater Guild is partnering with the Animal Protective Association of Missouri to bring authenticity to its newest play.
The Kirkwood Theatre Guild (KTG) is getting some help from four-legged friends for a new production that opens Friday. Joe DiPietro’s The Last Romance, is set in a city dog park. To help create the dog park atmosphere, volunteers from Animal Protective Association of Missouri will walk adoptable dogs across the stage before every performance. “KTG is always interested in finding ways to partner with our community neighbors," said KTG Executive Director Terry Sibbitts. APAMO's Special Events Coordinator Robin Wood is excited about the exposure and the possiblity of having some dogs find homes. The Last Romance is a story of a later in life relationship. Carol (Jan Meyer) meets Ralph (Bert Wunderlich) meet when Carol takes her dog Peaches (…
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Kirkwood Theatre Guild is offering residents a rare opportunity, a behind the scenes look at the company's two-story rotating set for the opening show of the season, "Noises Off."
Many consider Noises Off to be the funniest play ever written, but in order for the quintessential farce to come to life, a production needs one heck of a set, a two-story revolving one to be precise. The Kirkwood Theatre Guild (KTG) has had an interest in producing Michael Frayn’s comedy for many years, according to Terry Sibbitts, executive director at KTG. The Challenge "The Robert G. Reim Theatre where KTG performs has height limitations, so it always seemed like Noises Off was not really a possibility," Sibbitts said. "Last season, the play reading committee wanted to revisit the idea and our production manager, Frank Lewis, found a wonderful solution." Lewis found a firm that customizes popular sets to work in different theaters. …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents "Curtains” at the Kirkwood Community Center.
When the lights go up on the Robert G. Reim Theatre Friday, it will mean curtains for several actors as they drop like flies, victims of murder most foul. Who is guilty of the crimes? That's the job of Lt. Frank Cioffi—detective by day, musical theater fan by night—as he probes into the sordid, complicated relationships of the cast members in Curtains, presented by Kirkwood Theatre Guild Friday through May 7. The murder mystery musical by Rupert Holmes, with music and lyrics by songwriters Kander and Ebb—best known for Cabaret and Chicago—is about a Broadway-bound show starting out in Boston. Written in 2006, Curtains is the last show by the famed composer and lyricist combo. Fred Ebb passed away during the writing stage. The star of the …
Friday, March 4, 2011
The play based on the Henry James' novel comes to the Robert G. Reim Theatre this weekend.
Performing a period play presents special challenges for actors and production staff. Historically accurate costumes must be rented or made, and actors must wear the costumes in a convincing manner. In addition, performers must walk, talk and speak differently than they are accustomed to, and, be natural doing it. The set also must take audience members back to the time the play takes place. During the final week of rehearsals—known as technical rehearsals—all of the show's elements will come together for the first time. Lights will be hung and focused; set pieces will be placed, then repositioned; sound effects previously only imagined will be heard; and costumes will make their debut. Actors will absorb it all: where their lights are, …
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Friday, March 4, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents farce at Robert G. Reim Theatre.
If you woke up hungover on your wedding day and found yourself in bed with a beautiful naked woman whom you can't remember, you might get a little stressed out. Knowing that your betrothed and future mother-in-law will be arriving any minute might send you into a state of shock. In “Perfect Wedding,” by Robin Hawdon, presented by the Kirkwood Theatre Guild (KTG) at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, Bill (Jeff Kargus), awakens after his bachelor party—which naturally involved lots of heavy drinking—only to find himself in bed with another woman (Nisrene Omri). She just happens to be a complete stranger. She also just happens to be naked. Knowing that his in-laws are due to arrive at any moment, Bill sets into motion a cover-up worthy of Watergate…
Monday, January 10, 2011
The fast-paced farce comes to the stage of the Robert G. Reim Theatre.
Farces generally focus on a real or imagined moral transgression by a character, the effort to hide the transgression from other characters and the increasing complications that follow in an entertaining, fast-paced and witty fashion. A fine example of farce hits the stage at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, Jan. 14-22, as Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents “Perfect Wedding,” by Robin Hawdon. In the play, the transgression isn't hard to spot. The groom, Bill, wakes up on his wedding morning in bed with a woman he doesn't know. His bride-to-be will be arriving very soon, as will his stalwart mother-in-law and so he enlists the reluctant help of his friend and best man, Tom, to help hide the facts; namely, that there's a strange woman in Bill's …