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  • Memories Won't Fade in <i>The New Electric Ballroom</i>
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    Memories Won't Fade in The New Electric Ballroom

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Memory is a tricky thing. We spend our time replaying moments from the past. They can be embarrassing moments, times of great pleasure, or a second where life changed. Irish playwright Enda Walsh loo... More >>

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    Marcus: Part Three of a Trilogy Goes Wandering Off in the Dark

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet stands on big shoulders. It's the third part of a trilogy examining black life in a small Louisiana town. When Pillsbury House Theatre and Mount Curve Company presented ... More >>

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    Twin Cities Horror Fest Grows in Its Third Year

    published Sep 17, 2014

    Horror sequels tend to be grander, stranger, and bloodier than the original. For the third Twin Cities Horror Festival, organizers are trying for one additional thing: better. This year, nine groups ... More >>

  • Workhaus's <i>Lake Untersee</i> Makes Little of its Ideas
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    Workhaus's Lake Untersee Makes Little of its Ideas

    published Sep 16, 2014

    Producing brand-new work is a bracing and frightening proposition for a theater company. It can be the same for an audience, who walk into the truly unknown, wondering if what they are going to see wi... More >>

  • <i>Hello, Dolly!</i> Shows Its Age at Chanhassen
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    Hello, Dolly! Shows Its Age at Chanhassen

    published Sep 15, 2014

    Half a century in, and Hello, Dolly! is showing its age. It was an old-fashioned show when it premiered in the first half of the '60s, with a thin plot and even thinner characters. It found success o... More >>

  • <i>The Rainmaker</i> Arrives at Yellow Tree Theatre
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    The Rainmaker Arrives at Yellow Tree Theatre

    published Sep 12, 2014

    After hearing about it for some time, Craig Johnson took the plunge and took in a show at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo. "I went to see Sylvia, and I thought it was great. I feel in love with the... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 3, 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 >>

  • Mary Zimmerman Makes Mark at Guthrie with <i>The White Snake</i>
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    Mary Zimmerman Makes Mark at Guthrie with The White Snake

    published Sep 11, 2014

    Director Mary Zimmerman has a long history with the Guthrie Theater, though this fall marks the first time she has actually worked at Big Blue. "I grew up in Nebraska. [The Guthrie] was the theater t... More >>

  • King Arthur: A Picnic Operetta

    published September 3, 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 >>

  • Nathan Barlow embraces the words for <i>Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet</i>
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    Nathan Barlow embraces the words for Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet

    published Sep 10, 2014

    As the title character in Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet, Nathan Barlow knows the focus will be on his performance. Thankfully, he's gotten an assist from playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. "Tarell wr... More >>

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    Jungle Theatre's The Mystery of Irma Vep is a wild ride

    published Sep 10, 2014

    Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep is a theatrical high-wire act, wherein two actors take on take on multiple characters to bring an over-the-top, supernatural melodrama to life. It takes place... More >>

  • 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 >>

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