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2008-07-24 03:00:41

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 24--Kyle Hatley, Kansas City Repertory Theatre's assistant artistic director, has boldly declared his presence at this year's KC Fringe Festival by directing two eccentric, creative and decidedly grim plays that sprang from his creative imagination.

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 23--Your humble theater critic caught the first of several burlesque shows at this year's KC Fringe Festival on opening night and the results were more or less what you might expect -- comical, cynical, satirical, sexy and not very polished.

2008-07-23 03:00:40

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 23--Well, I made the right call by venturing into the Just Off Broadway Theatre for the opening night of the KC Fringe Festival. There I encountered a most remarkable musical play by a group of fringe-circuit players based in Austin, Texas.

2008-07-20 03:00:29

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--The All-Star Burlesque Weekend this month in Las Vegas produced a flurry of wire stories.

2008-07-20 03:00:28

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 20--Vanessa Severo never thinks about it. But she does. Her friends never think about it. Except they do. Audiences rarely notice it. When they do, they don't care.

2008-07-13 03:00:17

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 13--Of all the actors and directors in Kansas City, Mark Robbins probably has more direct experience with the plays of Brian Friel than anyone else.

2008-06-27 12:02:43

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 27--It's always refreshing to encounter a piece of audacious theater that actually works.

2008-03-09 06:00:18

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Mar. 9--Bruce Roach is a busy man, busier than most local theater artists. "It's kind of embarrassing when I think about it," the veteran actor said recently.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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