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It’s back to the ’60s in MTW’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’

July 19 at 11:46 p.m.

For Music Theatre Wichita’s Wayne Bryan, the Wichita premiere this week of “Catch Me If You Can – The Musical” represents a nostalgic trip to the 1960s that he grew up in.

  • ‘Girls Night’ musical Saturday at Orpheum touts ‘every female anthem known to man’

    It’s just like a night out with the girls – maybe a thousand of them.

  • Alumni return to celebrate Music Theatre for Young People’s 30th anniversary

    For Riley Bruce, a Minneapolis software company representative who teaches executives and customers about new products, his five years and 18 shows with Music Theatre for Young People was a “treasured time.”

  • Review: Rewrite of ‘Odd Couple’ offers many hilarious moments

    When Neil Simon rewrote his 1965 classic “The Odd Couple” about mismatched roommates for a female cast (Sally Struthers and Rita Moreno), he no doubt thought that the result would be the same. But that slob/neatnik battle doesn’t translate quite that easily.

  • Harlem Quartet to perform at the Barn, mentor local students

    The Harlem Quartet, a Grammy Award-winning string quartet, wants to make classical music cool.

  • Ulrich artist-in-residence to create installation of 1,000 doilies

    Doilies may appear delicate and lacy, but Oakland, Calif.-based artist Lisa Solomon sees the patterned, ornamental mats as having a subversive side.

  • Review: Music Theatre Wichita’s ‘Joseph’ is bright and lively

    With his blond curly hair and his Scandinavian complexion, Ian Patrick Gibb may not seem to fit the image of a desert-baked Old Testament Israelite hero.

  • Upcoming events: artisan market, ‘Aladdin’ for kids, ‘House in the Sky’ author’s visit

    A second-Saturday artisan market will happen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Workroom, a custom drapery shop at 150 N. Cleveland. The event will feature items made by local artists and artisans as well as food items for purchase. Among the items for sale will be handmade candles, chain mail jewelry and more. Artists who want to reserve booth space should call 316-295-4520.

  • Sunday Arts calendar (July 6)

    “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” musical, based on the Old Testament tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors, 8 p.m. Wed.-July 13, 7 p.m. Sun., matinees 2 p.m Sat. and July 13, Century II Concert Hall. Tickets 424-$62. Call 316-265-3107.

  • After stroke, artist Jaki McElroy sees ‘everything as a picture’

    Jaki McElroy is obsessed with brains – and for good reason. The artist known for her vibrant sketches and buoyant caricatures had to focus a lot of energy to regain use of her mind after she suffered a stoke late last spring. For months, she was unable to speak or write. Though some of her memories have yet to return, drawing was one of the first instincts to resurface.

  • Music Theatre Wichita to present an ‘innocent, more modest’ 'Joseph’

    For Ian Patrick Gibb, playing the title character of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for Music Theatre Wichita is a reminder of a key milestone in his career.

  • Longtime friends to star in ‘Odd Couple – Female Version’ at Forum Theatre

    Part of the fun of doing the female version of Neil Simon’s classic “The Odd Couple,” say Gina Austin and Karla Burns, is that they have been personal friends and fellow cast mates on local stages for nearly 40 years.

  • Mentor to hear ‘jazz genius’ Fred Hersch at the Barn at Prairie Pines

    When five-time Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch was 4, he played the piano with ease. By age 10, he was winning national piano compositions. That same year, he began studying composition with a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati.

  • Mosaic mural unveiled in Douglas Design District

    Up close, it’s a giant mosaic mural on the exterior of Abode Venue. But from Douglas, it’s an intricately designed painting.

  • Final Friday gallery crawl (June 27)

    All events are Friday. Free admission unless otherwise noted; free trolley rides between most venues.

  • Opera's cast, orchestra in sync for 'Butterfly'

    Wichita Grand Opera opened its 10th anniversary season Saturday night with a deeply felt and deeply moving "Madama Butterfly" that soared as much for its fine acting as its strong singing.

  • Crowd-pleasing 'Merry Widow' a success on almost every level

    Wichita Grand Opera delivered Saturday night on its vow to stage a fully realized, sumptuous rendition of "The Merry Widow," offering a crowd-pleasing performance that excelled on almost every level.

  • Wichita Grand Opera marks 10th year

    It seemed fitting that Wichita Grand Opera celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday night — right smack in the middle of the NCAA's March Madness.

  • Catch alfresco arias at WGO's Opera on the Lake

    It says something about Wichita's culture that thousands of people show up to hear opera.

  • A sweet history of harmonies

    One of Wichita's Sweet Adelines International charters is preparing a harmonic performance for the community.

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