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  • 'The Brothers Size' brings second piece of trilogy to stage
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    'The Brothers Size' brings second piece of trilogy to stage

    published Sep 06, 2012

    Pillsbury House and the Mount Curve Company return to the world of 2011's best local production in The Brothers Size, which opens Saturday at the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie Theater.The play is the ... More >>

  • Penumbra cancels season, cuts staff
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    Penumbra cancels season, cuts staff

    published Sep 06, 2012

    Related Stories:Penumbra cancels two shows, readies new business plan.Penumbra merges secular and sacred in 'The Amen Corner'Penumbra Theatre has cut its budget and staff, and will not produce any sho... More >>

  • 42nd Street flaunts wow-worthy dance

    published September 5, 2012

    The hoofers in this backstage musical are spectacular as they tap dance away the fear of the Depression in a Broadway-musical-in-training. I... More >>

  • Waiting for Godot is a pleasure

    published September 5, 2012

    One of the reasons Waiting for Godot has endured for 60 years, and is one of the key works of drama from the 20th century, is that... More >>

  • Steve Hendrickson hopes to bring back the audio drama
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    Steve Hendrickson hopes to bring back the audio drama

    published Aug 31, 2012

    If patience is a virtue, then Steve Hendrickson is a virtuous man indeed. The local actor -- with credits that stretch across the country -- will unveil a long-in-gestation audio drama project in Sept... More >>

  • Birdtown Cafe brings traditional Main Street dining to Robbinsdale

    Birdtown Cafe brings traditional Main Street dining to Robbinsdale

    published Aug 30, 2012

    See also: Birdtown Cafe: The slideshow tour The Birdtown Café in Robbinsdale may only be a couple of months old, but co-owner Brad Eagles is no newcomer to the business. In fact, you can say it is i... More >>

  • '42nd Street': Dancing, yes; acting, not so much
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    '42nd Street': Dancing, yes; acting, not so much

    published Aug 30, 2012

    The hoofers in the backstage musical 42nd Street are spectacular as they tap dance away the fear of the Depression in a Broadway-musical-in-training. I could watch the company dance all night long. Sa... More >>

  • Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

    published August 15, 2012

    Two decades after its debut, Angels in America can still resonate with audiences. "Within Angels we are privy to many facets of... More >>

  • Picnic Operetta brings theater into the garden

    published August 29, 2012

    Over the past four years, Mixed Precipitation has merged opera, theater, and food in its annual harvest-season Picnic Operettas. The pieces... More >>

  • Companies bend 'Godot' into unique shapes
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    Companies bend 'Godot' into unique shapes

    published Aug 28, 2012

    You'll have to wait (ho ho) until next week's paper to read my full review of the Jungle's Waiting for Godot (in a nutshell: go see it), but seeing the show triggered some additional thoughts.Among ma... More >>

  • Andale Taqueria Y Mercado brings traditional Mexican food to Richfield
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    Andale Taqueria Y Mercado brings traditional Mexican food to Richfield

    published Aug 24, 2012

    It's been a slow build for the Andale Taqueria Y Mercado. Co-owner Fernando Mellado notes that there was about $30,000 in business in the first month of the restaurant side of the business. It didn't ... More >>

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    'Waiting for Godot' actors keep it simple

    published Aug 24, 2012

    For actors, preparation for a role starts long before the first day of rehearsal. There are lines to learn and characters to explore before the cast sits down with the director for the formal work of ... More >>

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres expands into the pub business
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    Chanhassen Dinner Theatres expands into the pub business

    published Aug 24, 2012

    Having a restaurant named after him was never on Michael Brindisi's to-do list, but life can go in unusual directions.The longtime theater director was part of the team that purchased the Chanhassen D... More >>

  • Politico

    published August 8, 2012

    Politics are in the air this summer, but leave it to Kevin Kling and a team of collaborators to get to the beating heart of democracy. Kling teams... More >>

  • 'Return of King Idomeneo' mixes music and food in latest Picnic Operetta
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    'Return of King Idomeneo' mixes music and food in latest Picnic Operetta

    published Aug 23, 2012

    In just a few short years, Mixed Precipitation's annual Picnic Operettas" have become must-see productions for theater fans and foodies alike, providing an infectious mix of music, comedy, and freshly... More >>

  • 'Outside Providence': All over but the shouting
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    'Outside Providence': All over but the shouting

    published Aug 22, 2012

    The very beginning of Outside Providence, the debut show from Dark & Stormy Productions, provides an absolutely thrilling moment. As the lights go up at the converted office space in downtown Minn... More >>

  • Trick Boxing is almost a knock-out

    published August 22, 2012

    Over the past decade, Sossy Mechanics, the husband-and-wife team of Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan, has presented its hit Trick Boxing... More >>

  • My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding

    published August 22, 2012

    What David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff have in this musical comedy is right there in the title, but the actual wedding takes up only the final... More >>

  • 'Trick Boxing' ready for its latest round
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    'Trick Boxing' ready for its latest round

    published Aug 17, 2012

    Trick Boxing has long been a part of Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek's lives, from its debut at the Minnesota Fringe Festival through tours across the country."We basically took a hiatus from creatin... More >>

  • 'Outside Providence' hopes to bring younger audience to theater
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    'Outside Providence' hopes to bring younger audience to theater

    published Aug 15, 2012

    Sara Marsh was in Los Angeles when she first came across Edward Allan Baker's short play Delores. After reading it, she knew "I wanted to do that show." She searched the playwright's past works for ad... More >>

  • Kevin Kling writes a love letter to democracy

    published August 15, 2012

    It's fitting that Politico, the sixth collaboration featuring Kevin Kling at Open Eye Figure Theatre, hardly has anything to with... More >>

  • Fringe ends 2012 with steady numbers, creative diversity
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    Fringe ends 2012 with steady numbers, creative diversity

    published Aug 14, 2012

    Related stories: Fringe Day 8: 'Let me light the conversation candle'Fringe Day 7: 'Don't get connected to that Australian guy'Fringe Day 6: A rock 'n' roll serenade for Rip Van WinkleFringe Day 5... More >>

  • Picnic Operetta returns with a visit to Greece, via Mozart
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    Picnic Operetta returns with a visit to Greece, via Mozart

    published Aug 10, 2012

    For their fourth annual "picnic operetta," Mixed Precipitation decided to tackle something a bit more heavy. This year, the chosen piece is by Mozart. Just don't expect a typical night at the opera.Th... More >>

  • Fringe Day 8: 'Let me light the conversation candle'
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    Fringe Day 8: 'Let me light the conversation candle'

    published Aug 10, 2012

    Related stories: Fringe Day 7: 'Don't get connected to that Australian guy'Fringe Day 6: A rock 'n' roll serenade for Rip Van WinkleFringe Day 5: Dust on the prairie Fringe Days 2-4: 'We save ... More >>

  • Noises Off!

    published June 6, 2012

    Michael Frayn's Noises Off! comes to the Jungle with a singular reputation as one of the funniest shows in recent memory. The wild... More >>

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