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New film version of “The Hiding Place” in theaters next month

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A filmed stage adaptation of “The Hiding Place,” which tells the story of Corrie ten Boom and her courageous family during the horrors of World War II, will be shown in theaters ...

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“Sound of Freedom” beat Indiana Jones last weekend

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Jim Caviezel was more popular than Indiana Jones at the nation’s movie theaters on July 4. His new film “Sound of Freedom” grossed $14 million in box-office sales on the holiday. The ...

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“Queen Esther” is wowing audiences this summer at Sight & Sound

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Sight & Sound’s “Queen Esther” musical production is a breathtaking and emotionally stirring masterpiece that brings to life one of the most significant stories of the Old Testament. Currently on stage at ...

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“Annie” offers a lot to love in family-friendly musical at the Kaufmann

There is a lot to love in the Broadway show Annie which opened April 18 at the Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts. The national production is enjoyable for both adults and ...

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‘Hamilton’ is a thrilling roller coaster ride

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As the curtain rose on Hamilton Wednesday night, I felt the peculiar urge to strap in, much as I would on a thrilling roller coaster ride. The Broadway phenomenon did not disappoint. ...

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“The Jesus Music” documentary impresses audiences, critics in opening weekend

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The faith-based documentary “The Jesus Music” posted a strong opening weekend, finishing fourth in per-theater average and in the top 10 in attendance. The groundbreaking film earned an estimated $560,250 despite opening ...

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Mary’s Wedding – hope, healing, and the joy of love set against war

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The images of people clinging to the outside of planes taking off from Kabul airport and other desperate measures taken by Afghans to leave their homeland remind us of the harsh realities ...

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Kanye West debuts new opera, ‘Mary’ for Christmas

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The new opera Mary, produced by Kanye West, debuted this weekend in Miami to rave reviews. The production is a follow-up to “Nebuchadnezzar,” his first opera production that played in Los Angeles. West’s ...

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Miss Saigon makes you face Vietnam War head-on

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The destructive consequences of war are present throughout the ages: destruction of entire communities, sex trafficking, refugees, helpless children and more. Women and children always suffer the brunt of these conflicts. The ...

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University of Missouri backs off ultimatum made to The Crossing church after sermon controversy

The fallout continues from the decision by Ragtag Cinema and the True/False Film Festival in Columbia to cut ties with The Crossing church because of a recent sermon about gender. The University ...

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‘Hamilton’ could be a story for today’s political climate

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Forgiveness. The unimaginable. We can all relate to being forgiven, asking someone for forgiveness, and waiting to be forgiven. It’s a surprising and potent message that wraps up the Broadway production of ...

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Branson show ‘NOAH’ will now be in movie theaters for three days only

With a catastrophic storm on its way, Noah is given a monumental task: build a boat big enough to save mankind from a flood that will cover the entire earth. NOAH takes ...

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Mother Superior shines in The Sound of Music production at the Kauffmann Center

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There is something extraordinary about a musical when the loudest and longest applause goes to a nun! Lauren Kidwell, who plays Mother Abbess, owns the stage in The Sound of Music with ...

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Christmas ‘Mystery’ revealed in ballet

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This year marks the 21st season of The Mystery of Christmas (MOC). This original version of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, debuted in Kansas City and is continuing its hi-tech, family-friendly production ...

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Where did the rock go? School of Rock: The Musical

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I have heard that actors stray from scripts that highlight children and dogs. I understand the logic, now that I have seen “School of Rock: The Musical.” Here, though, the fact that ...

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Famed Branson violinist returns to stage after fire

Famed violinist Shoji Tabuchi, who’s become a staple of the Branson performance scene, will start performing for the first time since his theater was shuttered last year due to fire damage. It’s ...

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Finding Neverland encourages you to always believe

 “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”  ― J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. The concept of imagination was center stage ...

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