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  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 13, 2014

    August and September mean the harvest of garden goodies for many Minnesotans — and the return of the Picnic Operetta for fans of theater and... More >>

  • Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup

    published August 6, 2014

    August and Kevin Kling go together like fresh corn on the cob and the Minnesota State Fair. For years, the locally based storyteller and performer... More >>

  • HOTB to cut programming and staff
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    HOTB to cut programming and staff

    published Aug 15, 2014

    Long a stalwart of the alternative theater community, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre has announced it will cut staff and programming starting in September. It's another sign of the... More >>

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    Evita is a clockwork, dull exercise

    published Aug 15, 2014

    The latest iteration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's overwrought Evita arrives at the Ordway with a well-staged but ultimately empty production. The singers hit all of the notes. The scenes move like clockw... More >>

  • Minnesota Fringe Festival

    published July 30, 2014

    Over the next two weeks, tens of thousands of theater lovers will pack venues around Minneapolis for the massive Minnesota Fringe Festival. The... More >>

  • The Heiress

    published June 18, 2014

    Kate Guentzel, John Catron, and Jeffrey Hatcher have big shoes to fill in the Jungle Theater's production of The Heiress. After all, the... More >>

  • A Little Night Music

    published July 23, 2014

    Mu Performing Arts returns to the world of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim with A Little Night Music. The last time the company... More >>

  • <i>Rose</i>: Five hours in the Holy Land
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    Rose: Five hours in the Holy Land

    published Aug 14, 2014

    Watching Sally Wingert perform is a joy on any stage, but getting to see her in an intimate setting is a rare pleasure. For Rose, the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company moves the action out of its alre... More >>

  • 2014 Fringe issues record amount of tickets
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    2014 Fringe issues record amount of tickets

    published Aug 13, 2014

    The 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival turned out to be the most popular in the event's history. All told, 50,226 tickets were issued. That's about 200 more than 2013, and four more than the previous hig... More >>

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    Best of the 2014 Fringe Festival

    published August 13, 2014

    The strong start to the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival continued through its second week, with plenty of shows that not only attracted strong... More >>

  • Fringe finale: All over but the counting
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    Fringe finale: All over but the counting

    published Aug 11, 2014

    The 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival wrapped up Sunday night with encore performances at each of the main venues used for the event. These were the top selling shows at each theater. With that, 11 days... More >>

  • Fringe Day 8: A spooky tale
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    Fringe Day 8: A spooky tale

    published Aug 08, 2014

    The last days of the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival are upon us. That means the final chances to see this year's range of shows are here, right now. There are a couple of changes to the familiar sche... More >>

  • Kevin Kling heals with sound in <i>Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup</i>
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    Kevin Kling heals with sound in Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup

    published Aug 08, 2014

    A new Kevin Kling show is always something to be celebrated. For Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup, you have to move fast to catch it. His latest collaboration at Open Eye Figure Theatre plays only through M... More >>

  • Fringe Day 7: Come watch the cats play
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    Fringe Day 7: Come watch the cats play

    published Aug 07, 2014

    I took Wednesday evening off from the Fringe, though not from the theater. Instead, I went over to Open Eye Figure Theatre to see Kevin Kling's rather Fringe-like Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup. A review ... More >>

  • Fringe Day 6: In space, no one can hear you dance
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    Fringe Day 6: In space, no one can hear you dance

    published Aug 06, 2014

    The Minnesota Fringe Festival is a marathon of theater that can leave the viewer exhausted long before the final encore performances. Not only that, but there are more intriguing shows than even the ... More >>

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    Top five of Fringe Fest 2014 (so far)

    published August 6, 2014

    With 169 shows, the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival offers dizzying possibilities. The best I've seen thus far: Crime and... More >>

  • Fringe Day 5: Pick a show, any show
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    Fringe Day 5: Pick a show, any show

    published Aug 05, 2014

    The opening weekend of the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival saw steady attendance overall, and an increase in the average numbers for each performance. There were a total of 17,700 tickets sold over th... More >>

  • Fringe Days 2-4: Never fear, the actors will save America
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    Fringe Days 2-4: Never fear, the actors will save America

    published Aug 04, 2014

    The first weekend of the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival brought the usual cornucopia of long lines and sweaty runs to make it to the theater before the drop-dead door-closing deadline. Somehow, none ... More >>

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    Fringe Day 1: Running into inanimate objects

    published Aug 01, 2014

    Wandering around the Soap Factory Thursday evening, the biggest fear wasn't Live Action Set's spellbinding Crime and Punishment. No, it was whether or not my glasses were going to slip off and leave m... More >>

  • Crazyface

    published July 9, 2014

    Before terrorizing readers and moviegoers with the likes of The Books of Blood and Hellraiser, Clive Barker worked in theater.... More >>

  • Tech crews keep Fringe running behind the scenes
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    Tech crews keep Fringe running behind the scenes

    published Jul 30, 2014

    Making order out of the potential chaos -- and loss of blood -- are the hard working technical and house staff at each of the Minnesota Fringe Festival venues. They are in charge of keeping the clock ... More >>

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    There will be blood and chaos behind the stage at this year's Fringe

    published Jul 30, 2014

    There is a sense of danger at Fringe. Some of that is unintentional. Comedy Suitcase, the brainchild of Levi Weinhagen and Joshua English Scrimshaw, specializes in madcap, physical adventures. At time... More >>

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    Best bets from the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

    published July 30, 2014

    There's nothing staid about the Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's a crazy patchwork of hundreds of actors and dancers presenting 169 shows at 15... More >>

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    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike presents a Chekhovian world

    published Jul 29, 2014

    There's a high probability that your enjoyment of the Guthrie's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be directly related to how familiar you are with the works of Anton Chekhov. The great Russian... More >>

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    Mu Performing Arts gives A Little Night Music new light

    published July 30, 2014

    You likely wouldn't equate Stephen Sondheim's elegant A Little Night Music with the rousing, simple spectacle of Miss Saigon,... More >>

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