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The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (KC)
Apr
17
to May 12

The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe (KC)

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A new and improved version of our the musical comedy I co-wrote is coming to The Living Room Theatre in Kansas City April 17 - May 12! Full info below:

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The hit musical comedy returns to The Living Room for a four week run! This audience favorite has been expanded and revamped with new scenes, new music, and some spectacular new faces.

Set in the early 20th century during the decline of vaudeville and the rise of Hollywood, The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe tracks the journey of an ultra-sharp but down-on-their-luck comedy duo as they navigate the rapidly changing world of entertainment.

This witty and gleefully ridiculous musical comedy (from the team that brought you Milking Christmas) won a Best of Fringe designation in 2015, packed houses in its 2017 run, and last year won several awards including Best of the Fest at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival!

April 19 - May 12
Preview performances April 17 & 18
Wednesdays - Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 3:00pm
No show Easter Sunday, 4/22
*Special Industry Night performance Monday, 4/23 at 8:00pm

Book and lyrics by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, and Seth Macchi (collectively Friend Dog Studios)
Music by Ben Auxier, Brian Huther, and Ryan McCall

Directed by Rusty Sneary
Musical director Ryan McCall
Choreography by Ashley Personett
Accompanists Jeremy Watson & Eryn Bates

Starring Connor Branson, Shea Pender, Elise Poehling, Mike Ott, Brianna Woods, R.H. Wilhoit, Nellie Parman, and Joshua Gleeson

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2019 Missouri Regional Burlypicks
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

2019 Missouri Regional Burlypicks

I’ve been invited to sit on a panel of judges for this fun regional burlesque performance competition! Now, you may be asking yourself “Wait. What? Why? Does Ben do burlesque?” He sure doesn’t. But! I do have a strong background in comedy, which is one of the elements the performers - to varying degrees - will be displaying in their acts, so my friend Annie-Mae Allure invited me to come give my two cents on that while I’m in KC!

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Undone: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Tribute to The Decemberist's Hazard of Love
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Undone: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration Tribute to The Decemberist's Hazard of Love

I did some fun projection designs to augment the storytelling of the Hazards of Love performance! This one time only show takes places at recordBar in Kansas City. Full info below.

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UNDONE : A TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TRIBUTE TO
THE DECEMBERISTS' HAZARDS OF LOVE

Featuring Ben Byard, Elise Poehling, Katie Gilchrist, Vi Nhan Tran, Giuliano Mingucci, Iona DeWalt, Jerod Rivers, Mark Johnson, and Scott Nance, with special guests The Matchsellers and Leah Watts

Saturday, March 23, 2019

recordBar | 1520 Grand
08:00 Doors
09:00 Leah Watts
09:45 The Matchsellers
10:30 Undone: The Hazards of Love in its entirety

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