The Living Room’s Writer’s Den Series features readings of new works by Kansas City artists, performed and directed by industry professionals!
All readings are pay-what-you-can at the door (cash only, please.)
THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE
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
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 M Bates
Starring Connor Branson, Shea Pender, Elise Poehling, Mike Ott, Brianna Woods, R.H. Wilhoit, Nellie Maple Parman, and Joshua Gleeson
The Living Room has been a part of the Kansas City theatre community since 2010. In that time we have organically grown our mission statement toward a focus on new works created in KC and driven home by local artists.
To see more on what we’ve been up to, please feel free to browse our archives of articles, images, and behind-the-scenes features from previous productions.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization without corporate funding. We are able to do what we do mostly through the contributions of our patrons! Would you consider making a tax-deductible donation today? It’s quick, it’s easy, and every little bit helps!