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  • 'Uptown: The Musical' strikes a blow for locally grown art

    published May 19, 2011

    ​It's time to fight the corporate power in Uptown -- with songs, of course. Box Wine Theatre's latest work, Uptown: The Musical, follows the denizens of a coffee shop who, after hearing that a chain... More >>

  • Serrand and Epp work old magic in 'Come Hell and High Water'

    published May 18, 2011

    ​Using a pair of floods nearly 80 years apart and based on a William Faulkner novella, Come Hell and High Water offers a fascinating and sometimes moving portrayal of a convicted man dedicated to do... More >>

  • One for the Road

    published May 18, 2011

    Harold Pinter may be best known for his dark portrayal of everyday characters, his oblique dialogue, and the written pauses that say as much as... More >>

  • 'Opus' opens door on wild world of string quartets

    published May 17, 2011

    ​Classical music may seem genteel from the outside, but as Michael Hollinger's Opus shows, it can be full of enough bitter infighting, sexual tension, and destructive force to make the Rolling Stone... More >>

  • In the Red and Brown Water at the Guthrie

    published May 18, 2011

    From the opening moments of Tarell Alvin McCraney's In the Red and Brown Water it's clear that there's a singular voice coming from the... More >>

  • Christiana Clark returns with 'In the Red and Brown Water'

    Christiana Clark returns with 'In the Red and Brown Water'

    published May 13, 2011

    ​After spending the past several months acting in Texas and Chicago, this weekend Christiana Clark returns to the Twin Cities stages she considers home in the Pillsbury House/Mount Curve Company pro... More >>

  • Ripley rises high in 'Next to Normal'

    published May 13, 2011

    ​Alice Ripley's towering performance sits at the heart of Next To Normal, a big Broadway musical (now playing on tour at the Ordway) that tackles the decidedly not-Broadway-musical topics of long-te... More >>

  • 'All's Well That Ends Well?' Perhaps

    published May 12, 2011

    ​All's Well That Ends Well is known as one of Shakespeare's "problem" plays and is rarely produced. In fact, the Classical Actors Ensemble's current run is the first professional production of the s... More >>

  • 'Buddy' finds heart in singer's, and performer's, geeky charm

    published May 11, 2011

    ​Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story could easily descend into a paint-by-numbers rock 'n' roll biography (the "young genius cut down in his prime" type), so give all the credit in the world to the folks ... More >>

  • Come Hell or High Water

    published May 11, 2011

    In a spring where natural disasters have knocked down communities like dominos, former Theatre de la Jeune Lune company members Dominique Serrand... More >>

  • Mrs. Smith goes to jail in latest adventure

    published May 10, 2011

    ​In a very short period of time David Hanbury has turned his alter ego, Mrs. Smith, into a popular player with a string of connected works following the character. The latest, Pussy Pen, opens this ... More >>

  • After the quake weaves together two stories

    published May 11, 2011

    The staging for after the quake, the latest work by Walking Shadow Theatre Company, is deceptively simple. It opens with a nearly bare... More >>

  • 'Funky Butt' brings plenty of hot, infectious jazz

    published May 09, 2011

    ​Hot Jazz at da Funky Butt is a love letter to the syncopated rhythms of New Orleans, to the transitive power of music, and the desire for those cut in their prime to have a celebratory "second life... More >>

  • Freshwater returns with double bill

    published May 09, 2011

    ​After debuting last fall with a pair of remounts from the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Freshwater Theatre Company is going back to the repertory well with its latest shows, Desperation Panties an... More >>

  • 'Danger! Will/Robinson' misses too many chances

    published May 06, 2011

    ​The best moment of Danger! Will/Robinson, a new collaborative sketch comedy show, comes near the end when a bit from the cult-classic British program At Last the 1948 Show is reprised. The bit, a m... More >>

  • Walking Shadow finds art and life intersecting in 'after the quake'

    published May 05, 2011

    ​Walking Shadow Theatre Company's latest production, after the quake, took on new meaning in March when the devastating earthquakes hit Japan. The show, an adaptation of two works by Haruki Murakami... More >>

  • 'Scottsboro Boys' earns 12 Tony nods

    published May 04, 2011

    ​The Scottsboro Boys didn't burn up the Great White Way financially--it played for less than three months last fall--but the final John Kander and Fred Ebb musical cleaned up in the Tony Award nomin... More >>

  • All's Well That Ends Well

    published May 4, 2011

    Lifelong theater-goers, or the obsessive-compulsive (they do go together), often strive to see an entire cycle of Shakespeare's 37 plays during... More >>

  • Sexy Librarian at Minneapolis Theatre Garage

    published May 4, 2011

    Joking Envelope's Sexy Librarian: File Under Rock Musical has plenty going for it. It's the latest effort from celebrated local... More >>

  • The Year of Magical Thinking

    published May 4, 2011

    Author Joan Didion faced double tragedies in the early 2000s. At the end of 2003, her husband of nearly 40 years died of a heart attack while... More >>

  • Off-Leash Area digs into sight, sightlessness, and art

    published Apr 29, 2011

    ​Off-Leash Area's Now Eye See You, Now Eye Don't marries two ambitions into an uneasy whole. On the one side, there is a send up of the art world, where creators interact with a figurative aviary of... More >>

  • Scrimshaw rocks out with 'Sexy Librarian'

    Scrimshaw rocks out with 'Sexy Librarian'

    published Apr 28, 2011

    ​Joseph Scrimshaw's latest show rocks out in an unlikely place. Collaborating with composer Mike Hallenbeck, Scrimshaw has created Sexy Librarian: File Under Rock Musical. The piece, opening this we... More >>

  • Sexy Librarian: File Under Rock Musical

    published April 27, 2011

    Are you adequately prepared to rock? Have you removed your reading glasses, marked your place in your Annotated Shakespeare, and are now... More >>

  • Man of La Mancha

    published April 27, 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 >>

  • Penumbra's I Wish You Love

    published April 27, 2011

    Nat King Cole bridged worlds in the 1950s, topping the pop charts with his jazzy love songs and standards and drawing in millions of TV viewers... More >>

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