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  • Church Basement Ladies: The Last (Potluck) Supper

    published August 28, 2013

    After five installments, the story of song-loving women who control the kitchen at a Lutheran Church in a small Minnesota town is coming to an... More >>

  • Cinderella

    published November 13, 2013

    This year marks the 14th time that the Children's Theatre Company has presented Cinderella, and Gerald Drake has been involved in nearly... More >>

  • The Receptionist

    published December 11, 2013

    Dark & Stormy Productions started as a way to showcase top Twin Cities talents. The company is led by Sally Wingert and Bill McCallum, two... More >>

  • Lizz 2013: The Windbags Beneath My Wings

    published December 25, 2013

    Say goodbye to 2013 — in all of its horrid, gory detail — with Lizz Winstead as she looks back at the past 12 months at the Cedar... More >>

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    published November 6, 2013

    Alfred Uhry hit pay dirt with Driving Miss Daisy when it premiered in 1987. Part of the playwright's Atlanta trilogy (along with The... More >>

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz

    published December 4, 2013

    Ever Since L. Frank Baum took a look at his filing cabinet and dubbed his magical land "Oz," the adventures of Dorothy, the Wizard, and the crazy... More >>

  • Options abound for New Year's Eve theater

    Options abound for New Year's Eve theater

    published Dec 30, 2013

    Theater lovers don't have to be left out during the New Year's Eve celebrations. There are a bevy of options available for those wanting to take in some stage action along with their choruses of "Auld... More >>

  • The Longest Night

    published December 18, 2013

    Singer and performer Bradley Greenwald brings warmth and light during the days before the winter solstice with The Longest Night, a new... More >>

  • Lizz Winstead: It feels like it is crazier every year. We keep electing dumber and dumber people.

    Lizz Winstead: "It feels like it is crazier every year. We keep electing dumber and dumber people."

    published Dec 26, 2013

    Sure, 2013 might have been hell to live through, but that's a boon to Lizz Winstead's end-of-the-year review, which moves to the Cedar Cultural Center for its fifth edition.In fact, the planning is mo... More >>

  • <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i>: Wobbly sets can't derail new production

    The Phantom of the Opera: Wobbly sets can't derail new production

    published Dec 23, 2013

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is a kind of Meatloaf song of a musical: Bold, gaudy, and a lot of stupid fun, even if it threatens to overstay its welcome near the end.Wednesday evenin... More >>

  • The Receptionist is a dark comedy with a secret

    published December 25, 2013

    If you are a fan of absorbing theater that isn't afraid to poke into dark corners, The Receptionist by Dark & Stormy Productions is just... More >>

  • The Sexual Life of Savages

    published November 13, 2013

    When it came down to casting The Sexual Lives of Savages, the latest production from Walking Shadow, director Amy Rummenie found a wealth... More >>

  • <i>The Receptionist</i>: Who will eat the birthday cake now?

    The Receptionist: Who will eat the birthday cake now?

    published Dec 18, 2013

    If you've spent any time working in an office, you've met Beverly Wilkins, the character Sally Wingert plays in The Receptionist, Dark & Stormy's latest production. Cheerful to a fault. So efficie... More >>

  • The Lower Depths looks at the underclass

    published December 18, 2013

    Nimbus Theatre isn't going to give you A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, or any other heartwarming treacle for the... More >>

  • Bradley Greenwald prepares to explore <i>The Longest Night</i>

    Bradley Greenwald prepares to explore The Longest Night

    published Dec 17, 2013

    For the first time in years, Bradley Greenwald isn't working through the holidays. The busy actor and singer is a favorite throughout the area, but after performing in Gulliver Unravels last month, he... More >>

  • Kevin Kling revisits the <i>Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log</i>

    Kevin Kling revisits the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log

    published Dec 16, 2013

    Kevin Kling brings back a holiday tradition for another round tonight, and will also host a signing of his book looking back at his playwriting career.Kling's Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the ... More >>

  • Weak book hurts Park Square's <i>Words By... Ira Gershwin</i>

    Weak book hurts Park Square's Words By... Ira Gershwin

    published Dec 13, 2013

    Lighting doesn't strike twice at Park Square Theatre in the case of the Gershwin brothers. In 2011, the theater had a hit with The Soul of Gershwin, a musical look at George's life and career. Creator... More >>

  • Dark & Stormy returns with <i>The Receptionist</i>

    Dark & Stormy returns with The Receptionist

    published Dec 12, 2013

    The cast and crew of Dark & Stormy Productions are a bit cagey when it comes to describing what happens in their latest production, the local premiere of Adam Bock's The Receptionist."It's a comed... More >>

  • Muy Very Authentico strikes an absurdist chord

    published December 11, 2013

    Recreating a chilly winter's night onstage at the Open Eye Figure Theatre wouldn't have been all that difficult last Friday, as the actual... More >>


    The Lower Depths: The Great Depression, with a touch of Mother Russia

    published Dec 10, 2013

    Maxim Gorky wrote The Lower Depths at the turn of the 20th century, illuminating the plight of the Russian underclass. Since then, it has been staged (and filmed) numerous times. Suffering, pain, hope... More >>

  • <i>Never the Sinner</i>: Hang 'em high

    Never the Sinner: Hang 'em high

    published Dec 09, 2013

    The case of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, a pair of rich teenagers who killed for the thrill of it and to prove that they were ubermenchen, was an early "trial of the century" in 1924. The handsome... More >>

  • Gulliver Unravels

    published November 27, 2013

    Master storyteller Kevin Kling has a way with finding the unexpected in the most familiar of tales. Now, teaming up with local singer-songwriter... More >>

  • Diverse trio of artists make up latest <i>Naked Stages</i>

    Diverse trio of artists make up latest Naked Stages

    published Dec 04, 2013

    Over the next two weeks, the Pillsbury House Theatre will present a trio of new works as distinct as the artists who created them.This year's Naked Stages program features: Habeas Corpus, a work explo... More >>

  • The Sexual Lives of Savages

    published December 4, 2013

    The characters in Ian MacAllister-McDonald's The Sexual Lives of Savages find out just how quickly honesty can spiral out of a person's... More >>

  • Court & Zach's Desperate for Attention Twin Cities TourFest is ready to invade

    Court & Zach's Desperate for Attention Twin Cities TourFest is ready to invade

    published Dec 03, 2013

    A failed Kickstarter campaign isn't going to derail Courtney McLean and Zach Coulter's Court & Zach's Desperate for Attention Twin Cities TourFest, an ambitious 12 nights of comedy in 12 venues ar... More >>

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