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  • 'King Lear': Screaming at the storm
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    'King Lear': Screaming at the storm

    published Oct 31, 2012

    You can make all sorts of jokes about "Gloucester's sleeping with the fishes" in the face of Park Square Theatre's Prohibition-era-informed King Lear. Yet the façade of gangsters and guns doesn't int... More >>

  • Joel Hodgson, part one: Magic, homemade dummies, and Tommy Shaw
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    Joel Hodgson, part one: Magic, homemade dummies, and Tommy Shaw

    published Oct 31, 2012

    It may be hard to believe, but it has been nearly 24 years since Joel Hodgson first appeared on Thanksgiving night on KTMA TV-23 with a couple of robot puppets to mock Gerry Anderson's Invaders from t... More >>

  • Company commands the stage

    published October 31, 2012

    Dieter Bierbrauer has been a talented presence and voice in Twin Cities musical theater for several years, providing strong turns in numerous... More >>

  • The dawn of electricity (and liberation?) central to 'In the Next Room'
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    The dawn of electricity (and liberation?) central to 'In the Next Room'

    published Oct 30, 2012

    Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) takes audiences back to the late 19th century, when electricity was new to homes and some intriguing advances were made in medicine, including the ... More >>

  • '¡Viva la Soul Power!' bridges eating, community, and theater
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    '¡Viva la Soul Power!' bridges eating, community, and theater

    published Oct 29, 2012

    ¡Viva la Soul Power! may include theater and a meal, but it's far from dinner theater. Instead, the brainchild of Robert Farid Karimi and the People's Cook looks to fully integrate the theatrical and... More >>

  • Theatre Latte Da invites in some 'Company'
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    Theatre Latte Da invites in some 'Company'

    published Oct 26, 2012

    It's no wonder that Stephen Sondheim loves puzzles, as the composer's shows often need to be solved as much as staged.For Theatre Latte Da's Peter Rothstein, staging Sondheim's Company offered more th... More >>

  • It's fright time at the Twin Cities Horror Festival
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    It's fright time at the Twin Cities Horror Festival

    published Oct 25, 2012

    There's a new place to get your spook on for Halloween, one that offers seven varieties of chills in one easy -- if a bit scary -- location.The Twin Cities Horror Festival features seven pieces presen... More >>

  • Raye Birk ready for 'King Lear' challenges
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    Raye Birk ready for 'King Lear' challenges

    published Oct 24, 2012

    Over his long career, actor Raye Birk has taken on a number of major roles, including turns as several of Shakespeare's key characters."I got a chance to do a Hamlet when I was a younger man, and to d... More >>

  • George Seurat gets the stage treatment

    published October 24, 2012

    "Starting on a hat Finishing a hat... Look, I made a hat Where there never was a hat" You... More >>

  • Hidebound at In the Heart of the Beast

    published October 24, 2012

    It's not easy to deconstruct Erik Ehn's Hidebound. The piece is only one part of the playwright's 17 plays on the theme of genocide.... More >>

  • Stand and deliver with Six Elements' latest
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    Stand and deliver with Six Elements' latest

    published Oct 23, 2012

    There's a certain amount of irony to the title of John Heimbuch's The Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen. While we see those lives unfold in front of us, the very first scene shows the trio on the... More >>

  • Lovers and Executioners

    published September 26, 2012

    Theatre Pro Rata starts its 12th season — and wraps up a terrific 2012 — with a play more than 350 years old. Lovers &... More >>

  • Bloomington Civic production of 'Sunday' serves the story
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    Bloomington Civic production of 'Sunday' serves the story

    published Oct 19, 2012

    Early on in the process of directing Sunday in the Park with George for the Bloomington Civic Theatre, Karen Weber was asked what her concept for the Stephen Sondheim musical would be."I was taken aba... More >>

  • 'Beatnik Giselle' brings two worlds together
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    'Beatnik Giselle' brings two worlds together

    published Oct 18, 2012

    The classic ballet Giselle and the innovative American writers who attempted to break apart literature get paired up in Sandbox Theatre's latest piece, Beatnik Giselle."This show has been evolving for... More >>

  • Things go bump in the night at Victorian Ghost Stories
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    Things go bump in the night at Victorian Ghost Stories

    published Oct 17, 2012

    Craig Johnson is having a busy, spooky season. The actor is one-half of the cast in Torch Theater's The Turn of the Screw at the Theatre Garage through the month. Then, as part of his "day" job as the... More >>

  • Next to Normal

    published October 17, 2012

    Next to Normal Mixed Blood Theatre A musical about bipolar disorder wouldn't seem likely to be a can't-miss Broadway... More >>

  • Embers serves frozen revenge at the Guthrie

    published October 17, 2012

    There's revenge served cold, and then there's revenge served cryogenically preserved, as frozen as the depths of outer space but as sharp and... More >>

  • HOTB's 'Hidebound' part of a larger whole
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    HOTB's 'Hidebound' part of a larger whole

    published Oct 16, 2012

    Patrons who attend In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre's Hidebound over the next two weeks will see a piece that is part of a much greater and grander whole, as the show is part of a 17-... More >>

  • 'Love & Marriage': Singing for equality
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    'Love & Marriage': Singing for equality

    published Oct 12, 2012

    The latest show at the Illusion Theater is a case of two minds thinking along the same lines.Earlier this summer Roberta Carlson, a local songwriter, musician, and arranger, stopped by the theater off... More >>

  • 'Embers' looks into nature of friendship and betrayal
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    'Embers' looks into nature of friendship and betrayal

    published Oct 11, 2012

    For veteran actors Barbara Bryne, Nathaniel Fuller, and James A. Stephens, the last part of the Guthrie Theater's Christopher Hampton celebration gives them a chance to take the spotlight.Embers is a ... More >>

  • '2 Sugars, Room for Cream' back for more coffee-related hijinks
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    '2 Sugars, Room for Cream' back for more coffee-related hijinks

    published Oct 10, 2012

    The story of 2 Sugars, Room for Cream is one of perseverance. After successful runs at the 2009 Minnesota Fringe Festival and a year later at Illusion Theatre's Fresh Ink series, creators Carolyn Pool... More >>

  • Appomattox loses sight of victory

    published October 10, 2012

    Looking back over my notes for Appomattox, the world premiere that serves as the centerpiece of the Guthrie Theater's Christopher... More >>

  • Scares in store at 'The Turn of the Screw'
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    Scares in store at 'The Turn of the Screw'

    published Oct 09, 2012

    Since it was published in 1898, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw has been a favorite among fans of ghost stories, spooking generations of readers and spreading its influence far and wide. Plenty of... More >>

  • Mixed Blood opens season with 'Next to Normal'
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    Mixed Blood opens season with 'Next to Normal'

    published Oct 05, 2012

    Like last year's Avenue Q, Jack Reuler at Mixed Blood has had his eye on Next to Normal for several years. And like that play, he had to wait, as the show became an unexpected Broadway hit."In 2008, I... More >>

  • History Theatre coaches up 'Lombardi'
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    History Theatre coaches up 'Lombardi'

    published Oct 04, 2012

    Artistic director Ron Peluso thinks the History Theatre's fall offering will expand its audience into new territory, and it is something he has seen first hand."The saw the show out in New York. Every... More >>

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