Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of Venice, an explosive new musical written by Rep artistic director Eric Rosen and Matt Sax. Rosen will direct, with choreography by John Carrafa and Tanisha Scott.
Venice is an operatic tale of war, love and the ultimate quest for peace, told through a dynamic mix of musical genres including hip-hop, R&B and traditional theatre music. Brothers Venice and Markos are in conflict over how to save their city from a terrorist war; one brother seeks peace while the other is mired in treachery and destruction. Given a contemporary setting, Venice brings the theatricality of hip-hop to a large-cast musical.