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  • 'Arsenic' delights with funny, macabre production

    published Apr 25, 2011

    ​When talking about Arsenic and Old Lace, co-star Sally Wingert notes that it's a "handsome American play." That's an apt description of Joseph Kesselring's 1941 macabre farce about murderous aunts,... More >>

  • Jeff Hatcher revisits 'Three Viewings' at Illusion

    published Apr 20, 2011

    ​Since it premiered in 1994, prolific playwright Jeff Hatcher's Three Viewings has played in theaters around the country. The show is back in Minnesota for a revival at its first home, the Illusion ... More >>

  • Guthrie announces 2011-2012 season

    published Apr 19, 2011

    ​There will be world premieres, old classics, Shakespeare, and, of course, A Christmas Carol onstage during the Guthrie Theater's 2011-2012 season, which was announced Monday evening at a program on... More >>

  • Man of La Mancha

    published April 20, 2011

    Over the past 45 years plenty of big-voiced actors (from Richard Kiley to Raul Julia to Robert Goulet) have "dreamed the impossible dream" in... More >>

  • I Wish You Love

    published April 20, 2011

    While Penumbra Theatre's brand-new show, I Wish You Love, is loaded with the classic music of Nat King Cole, don't think of it as a... More >>

  • Man of La Mancha

    published April 20, 2011

    Often, when the big hits and famous songs arrive in musicals, there is a flurry of anticipation from the audience—it's that... More >>

  • '[title of show]' tackles creativity head on

    published Apr 18, 2011

    ​It's often the laziest of lazy exercises: If a columnist doesn't know what to write on and has a looming deadline, they'll put together an "I don't know what to write about" theme column. Endless l... More >>

  • Sally Wingert ready for Guthrie return

    published Apr 18, 2011

    ​After a year of performing in London and New York, and with side trips to prisons and community centers around Minnesota, Sally Wingert is returning "home." The veteran actor stars as one of the mu... More >>

  • 'Avenue Q' extended; 'Glyph' in progress; bevy of shows open this weekend

    published Apr 15, 2011

    ​Audiences must really like their naughty puppets -- and they know a great production when they see it. Mixed Blood Theatre's tremendous Avenue Q will run for an additional month and add a late-nigh... More >>

  • Man of La Mancha

    published April 13, 2011

    Over the past 45 years plenty of big-voiced actors (from Richard Kiley to Raul Julia to Robert Goulet) have "dreamed the impossible dream" in... More >>

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    The Bengali Detective: Film by British and Minnesota filmmakers

    published April 13, 2011

    For his latest documentary, British director Phil Cox wanted to get beyond the political affairs that usually dominated his work and develop a... More >>

  • Frank revisits 'Cabaret' for a benefit concert, with updated location

    published Apr 12, 2011

    ​Sometimes, as much as everyone involved would like it to be different, the show can't go on.That happened to Frank Theatre at the end of March, when the rising waters of the Mississippi forced... More >>

  • Next Fall at Jungle Theater

    published April 13, 2011

    At the beginning of one scene late in Next Fall, the Tony-nominated play by Geoffrey Nauffts now playing at the Jungle Theater, we see... More >>

  • 'Naked Darrow' uncovers man beneath the legend

    published Apr 08, 2011

    ​In Gary Anderson's mind, the time is perfect for a play about Clarence Darrow. After all, the issues that the famed attorney spent his life working on--from evolution to labor unions--are ... More >>

  • 'Murderess' symposium looks at women and violence

    published Apr 07, 2011

    ​Theatre Unbound will dig deeper into the issues explored in their current production, Murderess, with an afternoon symposium Saturday at the Lowry Lab Theater in St. Paul. "Mean Girls and ... More >>

  • 'Next Fall' is more than an odd couple

    published Apr 06, 2011

    ​At first blush, the latest piece at the Jungle Theater seems a bit like a typical TV comedy: Two mismatched gay lovers--one an atheist, the other a fundamentalist Christian--try to forge a relatio... More >>

  • Next Fall

    published April 6, 2011

    It sounds like the set-up to a modern-day Odd Couple: An atheist and a Christian fundamentalist fall in love. Can they keep their... More >>

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    published April 6, 2011

    Scout, Atticus, and Boo Radley come to (generally) satisfying life in this new stage adaptation at Park Square Theatre. At its best,... More >>

  • Uncle Vanya at Gremline Theatre

    published April 6, 2011

    In a decaying backwater town of pre-Revolution Russia, a cast of characters is trapped—by their expectations, by the dictates of society,... More >>

  • 'Arms and the Man' misses mark

    published Mar 30, 2011

    ​Sometimes the order in which you see shows makes all the difference. Had I taken in Arms and the Man at Friday evening's opener at the Guthrie Theater, I might have thought it a solid piec... More >>

  • Frankenstein

    published March 30, 2011

    Over the past two centuries Frankenstein has proven to be an infinitely malleable creation, moving far afield from Mary Shelley's... More >>

  • 'Heaven' brings the horrors of war into focus

    published Mar 29, 2011

    ​Music, dance, song, and drama explode across the stage throughout Heaven, a striking new piece by Flying Foot Forum's Joe Chvala and composer Chan Poling. The play, a ground-level exploratio... More >>

  • Avenue Q revamped at Mixed Blood

    published March 30, 2011

    Meet Princeton. He's a typical recent liberal arts graduate: full of hope and dreams but not much practical experience—or money. So he's... More >>

  • 'River of Passion' returns for new soapy goodness

    published Mar 28, 2011

    ​Minneapolis's favorite onstage soap opera returns this week for a new month of "episodes" at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. River of Passion: The Saga Continues picks off where the tale ended last su... More >>

  • Papa's Philly Cheesesteak: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 49

    published Mar 24, 2011

    ​While Papa's Restaurant and Deli on Minneapolis's north side is known for its friendly atmosphere, tasty pizza, and well-prepared pasta dishes, we often gravitate to an item at the top of ... More >>

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