Arts & Entertainment

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.
Retiring theater teacher had decades-long career at SM North
March 17, 2015
At the end of this school year, a fixture at Shawnee Mission North will say goodbye to the building in which she has spent a large portion of the past 30 years.
SM Northwest to stage ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
February 11, 2015
Shawnee Mission Northwest’s theater department will present “You Can’t Take it With You” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
SM North to stage ‘Oliver!’
January 27, 2015
Shawnee Mission North’s theater and music departments will present the musical “Oliver!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m.
Shawnee school set to take on ‘Guys and Dolls’
November 3, 2014
The setting may be 1950s New York, but the experience of bringing the characters of “Guys and Dolls” to life next week will be all new for Mill Valley High School students.
Shawnee area schools to offer Halloween-appropriate theatrical entertainment
October 21, 2014
Two area schools will help bring those eerier aspects of Halloween alive with some onstage entertainment.
Shawnee arts, crafts fair attractions included yard decor, old fashioned ice cream
September 23, 2014
“Wonderful,” was how Lylah Linard of Butler, Mo., described the cup of combination chocolate and vanilla ice cream she enjoyed Saturday at the 39th annual Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival.
Bacon tasting new feature of KC Renaissance Festival
August 27, 2014
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival opens its 2014 season this weekend at its grounds in Bonner Springs.