Jon Snyder


Pop-Up Magazine: A Night of Live Stories

Nov. 3
7:30 p.m.
Art, Film, Music, Speakers, Theater

Imagine print journalism brought to life onstage with a live orchestra, vivid visuals, and a talented cast of journalists, radio personalities, filmmakers, and photographers. That’s the idea behind Pop-Up Magazine, a one-of-a-kind production from California that marks its inaugural Minnesota show at the Fitzgerald Theater on Friday. “It’s taking the spirit of a magazine and turning it into theatrical performance,” says CEO Douglas McGray. Performed story topics run the gamut of politics, pop culture, social issues, and crime. Afterward, the cast mingles with the audience by the lobby bar. Because there is no recording allowed and no audio or video of the show is posted online, it’s one of those rare “you had to be there” experiences. Among the talent in this installment is local Peabody Award-winner Madeleine Baran, best known for her In the Dark podcast about the Jacob Wetterling case. Other notables appearing on Pop-Up Magazine’s 2017 touring lineup include comedian Aparna Nancherla, New York Times war photographer Erin Trieb, and documentary filmmakers Donal Mosher and Mike Palmieri.