Kelsea McLean

Kelsea McLean

Theatre Contibutor

Kelsea V McLean has been immersed in the fine arts her entire life. Raised by an amazing musical family whose focuses range from bluegrass to bagpipes, she has played, written, and performed in a variety of genres. After studying theatre and musical theatre at UMKC, she amassed many credits in regional and local theatres as an actor over the last decade, as well as teaching, writing, and creating theatre. Some notable professional regional theatrical productions she has been featured in include: “Blood Wedding,” “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” “Run For Your Wife,” “The Lupus Chronic(sle),” and “Clue, The Musical.” In 2012, Kelsea was voted ‘Best Local Actress’ in The Pitch’s Best of issue. In addition to stage work, Kelsea has also been featured in several commercials.

Lately, Kelsea is enjoying acting in and producing new, local theatrical works created by the amazing talent in Kansas City. By day, Kelsea is a restaurant manager and Sommelier at a popular South Plaza Confiserie, where she is lucky to be firmly intertwined in the fine things Kansas City has to offer on a daily basis. She is also an extremely enthusiastic mother of two beautiful furbabies, the sleeping habits of whom can be followed on several social media platforms. Kelsea is excited to put her years of theatre experience and study into writing about the arts in our magnificent town.

Not afraid of the dark

The Coterie Theatre delivers an adorable and safely fun romp with "Goosebumps “The Phantom of the Auditorium:” the Musical."

A whole t’ado

Free, lively, and fun; the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents "Much Ado About Nothing" in Southmoreland park through July 1.

A slice of reality

Kansas City Actors Theatre delivers subtle theatre magic and storytelling with David Hare’s "Skylight."

All riches, no rags

The national tour of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” shone beautifully for one night only at the Carlsen Center.

A true American tale

The Unicorn Theatre continues its tradition of diversity and breaking out of the average theatre production mold with Kansas City premiere of “Vietgone.”

Simple and bright

The beautiful, warm one-man masterpiece "Wiesenthal" was aptly presented during Yom HaShoah by The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center.

A new collegiate romp

Playwright and producer Jerry Hickey creates a different sort of play than is typically seen in the Crossroads District with “The Mascot.”

Genomes and people

Flawless performances and an intriguing subject matter in “Informed Consent” make for an important piece of new theatre at Unicorn Theatre

Magical and real

The Coterie Theatre holds audiences captive with “Tuck Everlasting.”

Colorful exhibitions

The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City presents George C. Wolfe’s daring and relevant “The Colored Museum.”

Real concepts, imaginary friends

The world premiere of “The Secret of Courage” at The Coterie Theatre is a technologically fantastical venture for more mature children.

Infinitely colorful

Theatre League presents the beautiful and stripped-down Broadway revival of "The Color Purple."

KCAT leaves a mark

Kansas City Actors Theatre presents a moving and romantic “Sea Marks” by Renaissance man Gardner McKay.

Christmas with Krampus

The Mid America Freedom Band entertained with a diverse array of Christmas scores from television and movies.

“Spectacular” indeed

MTH Theater delivers a rousing new version of their annual “A Spectacular Christmas Show” with a strong emphasis on dancing and a top-notch band led by Jeremy Watson.

Adapting a Kansas City classic

Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Eric Rosen re-writes the Kansas City Christmas favorite "A Christmas Carol" for the original novella’s 150th anniversary.

A charming dose of Chistmas nostalgia

The Coterie Theatre pristinely presents the childhood classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for the children of today to learn from and enjoy.

Frightfully funny

The White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City opens its 13th season with Mel Brooks’ adaptation of his outrageously funny 1974 film, “Young Frankenstein.”

Shakespeare re-imagined

In partnership with UMKC Theatre, Kansas City Actors Theatre presents one of Shakespeare’s most-revered tragedies, “King Lear.”