January Theatre

By Diana Morton | December 29, 2023

Forum Theatre, at the Wilke Center, 1st United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Words & Music Tribute Concert Series presents Here’s Little Richard. Little Richard laid the foundation for rock and roll with his music and charismatic showmanship and is also credited for changing American culture and bridging its racial divide. Songs include Tutti Fruitti, Long Tall Sally and Lucille. 8 pm Jan 13-14. Tickets $23-$25. 316-618-0444

Roxy’s Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre. The Legend of Georgia McBride. He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even worse, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business — and himself. “A stitch in your side funny comedy,” said Charles Isherwood of The New York Times. 2 pm and 8 pm Thu-Sat, Jan 12-Feb 3. 316-265-4400

Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Arsenic and Old Lace. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster’s engagement announcement is upended when hediscovers a corpse in his elderly aunts’ window seat. Mortimer rushes to tell Abby and Martha before they stumble upon the body themselves, only to learn that the two old women aren’t just aware of the dead man in their parlor, they killed him. Classic black comedy about the only thing more deadly than poison — family. 8 pm Thu-Sat, 7 pm Sun, Jan 25-Feb 4. Tickets $14-18. 316-686-1282

Diana Morton has contributed theatre notes to The Active Age since 2016. Contact her at dianamorton12@sbcglobal.net.