May 24 - June 18

Set in the 1920's 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 silly and joyous musical comedy opened to packed houses and standing ovations at the 2015 Fringe Festival, and now it returns to The Living Room as a full length, fully produced show! Penned by Brian Huther, Ben Auxier, and Seth Macchi of Friend Dog Studios, The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe features the return of co-stars Macchi and Michael Hudgens in a world populated with dozens of characters portrayed by versatile ensemble players Brian HutherMolly Denninghoff, Mike Ott, Ellen Kirk, Joshua Gleeson, and Elise Poehling.

Directed by Rusty Sneary
Musical director Ryan McCall
Choreographer Kyra Weinberger

Performing Wednesdays - Sundays
May 24 - June 18, 8:00pm*
*3:00 matinees Sunday 5/28 and Sunday 6/11
NO SHOW Friday June 2nd
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TLR Talks is the the Inside the Actors Studio of Kansas City, so instead of James Lipton, we have Artistic Director of The Living Room Theatre, Rusty Sneary! The series, brought to you by The Living Room education program, highlights the careers of various artists who bring a unique perspective to the industry.

Friend Dog Studios is the creative collective of Brian Huther, Seth Macchi, and Ben Auxier. All actors and writers in their own regard, the three joined forces a few years ago and haven't stopped churning out work since. Their online channel has produced over seventy videos to date and has received waves of international attention for viral hits like Your Drunk Neighbor: Donald Trump and 2016: The Movie. From the smart to the absurd, from the raw to the adorable, their comedic style surprises and delights audiences in Kansas City and far beyond.

In addition to their videos, Friend Dog Studios produces podcasts, works with clients to create series, puts up improv shows, and writes plays. Their work in this area includes H4CKS, which earned a Best of Fringe designation in 2016, and the musical comedy The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe, which earned the same in 2015 and is now being revamped for a full production running May 24th - June 18th at The Living Room Theatre!

Come laugh, chat, and get a peek into the perspectives of these three KC/Chicago artists!

Monday, June 12th
7:00 - 8:30
Doors open at 6:30
No advance tickets - pay what you can at the door
Be sure to bring your questions and BYOB!