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  • Hairspray

    published August 10, 2011

    Really, you can't stop the beat. Chanhassen may not be the epitome of cool, but here's something that may be worth the trip to exurbia. Based on... More >>

  • Always and Forever

    published December 21, 2011

    Do you need to shake the holiday blues? Burned out on traditional seasonal offerings? Want something fresh to do in the new year? Starting this... More >>

  • Triple Espresso

    published November 16, 2011

    It's back. The longtime local hit returns with a holiday-season run at the Southern Theater. For the producers, it's more than a chance to bring... More >>

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

    published December 7, 2011

    The Ordway heads into the holidays with a slightly different tactic, presenting a classic, magical Rodgers and Hammerstein musical for the... More >>

  • The Year in Denial: The Scrimshaw Brothers’ New Year’s Eve Comedy

    published December 28, 2011

    Get ready to usher in the New Year with not one but two Scrimshaw brothers—Marvel team-up style—at the Bryant-Lake Bowl this Saturday... More >>

  • The year in theater: a deeper look

    The year in theater: a deeper look

    published Dec 29, 2011

    ​The last year was the kind that made me glad to be a theater critic in such a thriving community. So much so that the annual top 10 list barely scratched the surface of the high quality shows on di... More >>

  • Scrimshaw brothers ready for a busy New Year's Eve

    Scrimshaw brothers ready for a busy New Year's Eve

    published Dec 28, 2011

    ​As we usher out 2011, Saturday evening is our one last chance to celebrate the past year and, of course, bring in the possibly apocalyptic 2012. Or, in the case of the Scrimshaw brothers, Joseph an... More >>

  • Twin Cities' best plays of 2011

    published December 28, 2011

    Looking back, it was a terrific year on local stages, with several new voices heard along the way and plenty of fresh examinations of classic... More >>

  • 'Always and Forever' still a delight

    'Always and Forever' still a delight

    published Dec 27, 2011

    ​I'll never be able to think of Nat King Cole in quite the same way after watching Dennis Spears's performance last week in Illusion Theater's Always and Forever. Spears won an Ivey for his por... More >>

  • Penumbra's Bellamy to be featured on 'Rock Center'

    Penumbra's Bellamy to be featured on 'Rock Center'

    published Dec 26, 2011

    ​One of the Twin Cities most eminent theaters will get some national TV exposure next week when Penumbra Theatre will be featured on Rock Center with Brian Williams. During the program, Penumbra fou... More >>

  • Mary Jo Pehl, Trace Beaulieu

    published December 21, 2011

    Twenty-two years after its premiere, Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is still going strong. While the program has been off the air for more... More >>

  • Of Mirth and Mischief

    published December 14, 2011

    Storyteller Kevin Kling and longtime actor and musician Steven Kramer will team up for the first time this holiday season for Of Mirth and... More >>

  • 'Man Saved by Condiments' proves that messy may be needed for surival

    'Man Saved by Condiments' proves that messy may be needed for surival

    published Dec 22, 2011

    ​It's a headline that could have come from the Onion, but it's 100 percent true: Man saved by condiments.It seems that the man in question survived alone after a car wreck by eating snow and the num... More >>

  • JOY: A Holiday Cabaret

    published November 16, 2011

    Interact Theater gets into the holiday spirit this weekend with the premiere of JOY: A Holiday Cabaret at the Lab Theater in... More >>

  • 'MST3K' alumni to meet, greet fans, with new books in tow

    'MST3K' alumni to meet, greet fans, with new books in tow

    published Dec 21, 2011

    ​This Wednesday, fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 can meet two of the creative folks behind the series -- and check out their recent literary efforts as well.Trace Beaulieu and Mary Jo Pehl, who... More >>

  • Ordway, Park Square show Cinderella, Soul of Gershwin

    published December 21, 2011

    How long does it take for The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer to capture the audience? A handful of... More >>

  • 'Always and Forever' ready for another round, with a cast album to boot

    published Dec 20, 2011

    ​If you loved the original Always and Forever, not only can you relive the experience starting this week at the Illusion Theatre, but you can also have a keepsake from the original company.The show,... More >>

  • 'Soul of Gershwin' has plenty of that

    published Dec 16, 2011

    ​There's nothing holiday related -- Jew, Gentile, or otherwise -- about The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer. This deep into our season of forced mirth and happiness, tha... More >>

  • Harty Boys Save Christmas

    published December 7, 2011

    It's not easy being a pair of boy-genius detectives, what with constantly facing off against arch villains while retaining a sunny yet constantly... More >>

  • Kling and Kramer combine talents for 'Of Mirth and Mischief'

    published Dec 15, 2011

    ​It probably isn't much of a surprise to learn that storyteller, author, and performer Kevin Kling is attracted to stories about tricksters and fools. "There's a great line that 'Gods don't lie... More >>

  • Naked Stages

    published December 7, 2011

    Four fresh artists unleash equally fresh visions of modern life and theater at Naked Stages, Pillsbury House Theatre's annual new-works festival.... More >>

  • 'All is Calm' returns for annual Minneapolis run

    published Dec 14, 2011

    ​Over the years, vocal group Cantus and Theater Latte Da have crafted a new holiday tradition with the annual presentation of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914. The piece collects music, poem... More >>

  • Charley's Aunt at the Guthrie

    published December 14, 2011

    Not every farce needs to be as manic as Noise's Off to work, as the production of Charley's Aunt at the Guthrie Theater... More >>

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    published September 28, 2011

    Over the past several seasons director Greg Banks has crafted some of the most intriguing and invigorating shows at the Children's Theatre... More >>

  • Park Square explores 'the Soul of Gershwin'

    published Dec 08, 2011

    ​Joseph Vass first encountered the music of George Gershwin as a young piano student. "It appealed to me a lot, in part because he was an American," he says.At the time, conventional wisdom had it t... More >>

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