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  • Frank returns to Enda Walsh's world for <i>The New Electric Ballroom</i>
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    Frank returns to Enda Walsh's world for The New Electric Ballroom

    published Sep 09, 2014

    What defines The New Electric Ballroom, the opening show for Frank Theatre's latest season, in the mind of director Wendy Knox? "It's a total puzzle," Knox says about the work by Irish playwright End... More >>

  • Mother-daughter team top Chanhassen revival of <i>Hello Dolly!</i>
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    Mother-daughter team top Chanhassen revival of Hello Dolly!

    published Sep 09, 2014

    Cat Brindisi grew up at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. In fact, her first time onstage was in the weeks before she was born, as her mother, Michelle Barber, performed at the theater. As a youth, she cou... More >>

  • <i>Life Could Be a Dream</i> needs more rock, less talk
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    Life Could Be a Dream needs more rock, less talk

    published Sep 05, 2014

    The Old Log Theater opens its 75th season with a show as bland as the white-bread sandwiches the generic singing wannabes chow down on early in the show. Life Could Be a Dream is the latest jukebox ... More >>

  • My Fair Lady

    published July 2, 2014

    Nothing says Fourth of July like My Fair Lady, right? Okay, just about anything is likely more American than this musical adaptation of... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 27, 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 >>

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    Steve Martin, Shanan Custer, and TRP combine for The Underpants

    published Sep 04, 2014

    For her latest directing gig, Shanan Custer is dealing with an early 20th-century German play translated and adapted by a modern American comedian. It helps that the comedian in question is Steve Mar... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 27, 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 >>

  • <i>The Mystery of Irma Vep</i> goes deep for its laughs, horror
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    The Mystery of Irma Vep goes deep for its laughs, horror

    published Sep 03, 2014

    Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep is a big challenge for cast, crew, and audience. The play's thick stew of theatrical tricks and melodramatic influences pushes everyone to the brink. For the ... More >>

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    Twin Cities 2014 fall theater preview

    published September 3, 2014

    More than a hundred shows are slated to open over the next few months at Twin Cities theaters. Some of the shows that most excite... More >>

  • ComedySportz Twin Cities ready to celebrate 25 years
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    ComedySportz Twin Cities ready to celebrate 25 years

    published Aug 29, 2014

    For two and a half decades, improv battles have raged on at ComedySportz Twin Cities, with teams of performers entertaining numerous audiences throughout the years. In September, the Uptown instituti... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 20, 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 >>

  • Jungle revisits <i>The Mystery of Irma Vep</i>
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    Jungle revisits The Mystery of Irma Vep

    published Aug 28, 2014

    Charles Ludlum's The Mystery of Irma Vep is many things. One thing it is not: easy. The Jungle Theater revisits the play starting this week. Joel Sass directed the first production in 2010, and this ... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published August 20, 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 >>

  • Old Log opens 75th season with new look and doo-wop musical
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    Old Log opens 75th season with new look and doo-wop musical

    published Aug 27, 2014

    Greg and Marissa Frankenfield know mistakes were made during the first year they owned the venerable Old Log Theater, but they're confident the second season will continue to smooth the transition. "... More >>

  • 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 >>

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    The Book of Mormon returns for another round of profane joy

    published August 27, 2014

    It's not surprising that the duo of Trey Parker and Matt Stone came up with something as delightfully profane as The Book of Mormon. The... More >>

  • <i>The Book of Mormon</i> returns, as fun and offensive as ever
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    The Book of Mormon returns, as fun and offensive as ever

    published Aug 22, 2014

    As I was killing time at home Thursday night before heading to the Orpheum for The Book of Mormon, I saw that New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley had posted a re-review of the longstanding hit ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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    Food, merriment, punk rock in the cards with King Arthur

    published Aug 20, 2014

    The latest picnic operetta created by Mixed Precipitation goes places the company hasn't gone before. The operatic music, created by composer Henry Purcell, is sung in English. And the other songs? Th... More >>

  • 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 >>

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    Urban Samurai returns with the revelatory 'Night, Mother

    published August 20, 2014

    When it launched in 2005, Urban Samurai quickly became known for producing off-the-beaten-path shows that would have otherwise fallen through... More >>

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    The Big Lowdown returns with big theatrical games

    published Aug 19, 2014

    I didn't know I would be revisiting my childhood Saturday evening when I headed for Lowertown and the second Big Lowdown event. Yet there I was, almost four decades since my last round, leading a gam... More >>

  • 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 >>

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