Spinning Tree Theatre 2017-18 season to include 2 Kansas City premieres

Spinning Tree Theatre’s Artistic Director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst: “Our 2017-18 season is a celebration of the human heart. With two Kansas City premieres, a little gem of a contemporary musical and an intimate retelling of a classic musical, our seventh season is a celebration of the human heart, art and humanity.”

FINIAN’S RAINBOW (Sept 1-17): The classic musical fantasy, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg, includes songs such as “Old Devil Moon,” “How are things in Glocca Morra” and “Look to the Rainbow.”

CASA VALENTINA (Oct 27 – Nov 12): Harvey Fierstein’s play, based on real events, takes place in The Catskills of 1962 at an inn that caters to heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. This is the play’s Kansas City premiere after a hit Broadway engagement in 2014.

FULL GALLOP (Jan 26 – Feb 11, 2018): Cheryl Weaver stars in this one-woman show about “Empress of Fashion” and former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. The play, another Kansas City premiere, is by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (April 20 – May 6, 2018): The Caribbean-influenced musical tells the tale of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with the high-class Daniel and needs the help of the gods and goddesses to be with him.  It has book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (“Ragtime”).

The season will be performed at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Central in Kansas City, MO.

Tickets or more info at www.spinningtreetheatre.com or by calling Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222.

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