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"Oh What a Lovely War" Marks First Theatrical Production in National WWI Museum

The scars of World War II still hadn't completely healed when London's Theatre Workshop began to develop its musical "Oh What a Lovely War" in the late 1950s. Perhaps that's why the troupe instead chose to explore World War I and, though the show was a hit that transferred to Broadway, it's not produced that often in the United States.

By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Actors Theatre partners with UMKC Theatre to stage the show in a venue that couldn't be more appropriate: Kansas City's National World War I Museum.

"Oh What a Lovely War"
February 11 - February 27, 2011
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
100 W. 26th Street, KCMO

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Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.
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