Arts & Entertainment

Theatre in the Park to hold second audition day Saturday
March 21, 2016
Shawnee Mission Park’s Theatre in the Park will have its second day of auditions this weekend, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Blue Valley High School, 6001 W. 159th St., Stilwell.
An artist at work: Shawnee watercolorist to be featured in 3 upcoming shows
March 6, 2016
Vincent van Gogh has always inspired Shawnee artist Ione Angilan.
Shawnee Mission North grad Funky Mama still singing with feeling
January 26, 2016
If you have young children, are a regular attendee of youth-friendly events and locales, and live in the Kansas City area, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Funky Mama or seen her in action.
SM Northwest to stage ‘Into the Woods’
November 3, 2015
Taking on a Tony Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical this weekend will be more than 30 student actors from Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Student playwrights get top billing at annual SM North event
September 23, 2015
It’s not every day that high school students get to have their own written words performed by others in front of a live audience. But at Shawnee Mission North, that’s an annual opportunity going back as far as theater teacher Chris Palmer can remember.
SM Northwest student lands spot in Starlight’s ‘Mary Poppins’
August 5, 2015
Outgoing and articulate are two words one might use to describe Amanda Dulny, who speaks clearly and can hold herself well in a conversation.
Ray Marsh art teacher recognized for YouTube channel
August 3, 2015
A Shawnee Mission teacher’s innovative instruction methods are gaining attention outside the classroom.
SM Northwest student performing in ‘Mary Poppins’ at Starlight
July 28, 2015
A Shawnee Mission Northwest student has been making her Starlight Theatre debut this week in the outside amphitheater’s production of “Mary Poppins.”
Area teen has fond memories of first Theatre in the Park experience
July 15, 2015
Only a few weeks ago, Alex Gumminger was dancing and singing his heart out on Theatre in the Park’s outdoor stage as a performer in “West Side Story.”
Ray Marsh student recognized nationally for photograph
June 18, 2015
A Shawnee student has earned an Award of Merit from the National PTA Reflections contest.
SM Northwest grad receives ‘Outstanding Actress’ honors
June 2, 2015
Recent Shawnee Mission Northwest Class of 2015 graduate Maggie Marx was honored for her acting and singing chops on May 21 during Starlight Theatre’s Blue Star Awards ceremony.
Utah Highlands’ now on display
June 2, 2015
Thomas Hart Benton’s “Utah Highlands” is now on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 5, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.
SMSD’s Benton painting to have new home at Nelson-Atkins
March 31, 2015
The answer to the question of where to put Shawnee Mission school district’s recent headline-making Thomas Hart Benton painting has officially been answered, to the likely benefit of viewers from across the country and even farther.
SM North to present teen-focused musical
March 26, 2015
A coming-of-age musical will have its Shawnee Mission school district debut tonight, with performances also scheduled this weekend.