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    Recent Sage Award winner Young Dance gives kids the chance to work with professional choreographers on dances that challenge them on every level. Since 2010, YD's artistic director Gretchen...
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    The Third Twin Cities Horror Festival continues through Sunday at the Southern Theater. Over the first weekend, patrons were treated to nine distinct pieces of theater, while the lobby...
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    If the third time is a charm for the Twin Cities Horror Festival, let's hope it is one covered in Eldritch symbols and corrupted by dark powers. Once again, the Southern Theater will turn...
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    There will be blood... and guts, and tension, and frights aplenty over the 11 days of the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Nine different shows will be part of the third version of this event at...
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    Middle Brother, Eric Sharp's exploration of Korean roots, is a mess of a play. Sharp's ideas bounce around the Southern Theater stage, never combining into a cohesive whole. A game cast...
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    Inspired by his own background as a Korean adoptee, veteran performer Eric Sharp ponders the elusive nature of identity with Middle Brother. Marking Sharp's debut as a playwright, Middle...
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    Batteryboy frontman Cobey Rouse has been a busy man as of late. In addition to getting his kids ready for the start of the school year, Rouse organized the second installment of the Southern...
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    Rhythmically Speaking puts jazz- and rhythm-based dance at the forefront of a wildly eclectic program. Joanne Spencer shows an expanded version of her moving 2013 trio, "Still Too Long,"...
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    Rhythmically Speaking, an evening showcase of choreographers working with jazz and rhythm forms of dance, is back for its sixth year this weekend. Performing at the Southern Theater, the...
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    For Frank Theatre, performing at the Southern is a bit like coming home. The theater company spent most of its early years there, and has more recently made several strong returns to the...
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    This Saturday, the Four Humors gang is at it again with their annual April Fools show, a fundraiser and performance celebrating a successful year, which included Lolita: A Three Man Show at...
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    This weekend at the Southern Theater, burlesque troupe the Wicked Wenches Cabaret turns the classic Nutcracker story into a a satirical and sexy romp for Busta' Nutcracker. Set in the...
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    After last month's triumphant Kickstarter campaign, the Twin Cities Horror Fest returns this week for 10 days of theater, storytelling, music, and performance art from top Twin Cities...
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    Thought you had to wait until next August to get your Minnesota Fringe Festival fix? Well, think again. This week, the Twin Cities Horror Festival opens at the Southern Theater, hosting a...
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    This fall, Mu Performing Arts opens a new era for the company with a world-premiere work by Lao-American playwright Saymoukday Duangphouxay Vongsay. Company founder Rich Shiomi has stepped...
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    In Kung Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals, which opens Saturday during the Zombie Pub Crawl, playwright Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay uses the backdrop of a undead apocalypse as a metaphor for...
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    Last year, the inaugural Twin Cities Horror Festival entertained folks with two weekends filled with theater, dance, concerts, storytelling, recycled Halloween costumes, and more at the...
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    An irony of living in an area so rife with professional theater is that a person can quickly grow insensible to polished perfectionism. If only to retain the spark of unpredictability,...
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    People have been pounding the earth rhythmically since time immemorial. This weekend Rhythmically Speaking, a loosely knit group of choreographers and performers who specialize in...
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    This annual event presents four choreographers over two weekends, introducing audiences to fresh and experimental Twin Cities dance makers. Commissioned by the Walker Art Center and...
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    While Voltage featured local summertime fashions recently at First Avenue, this weekend's Adventures in Fetish will showcase looks a little more specific in flavor. Part runway show, part...
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    Tonight, New Native Theatre brings back a concert presentation of 2012: The Musical for a fundraiser. The play, which debuted last year, uses humor to look at our current society and to...
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    Husband and wife team Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan of Sossy Mechanics are hoping to raise money for the Southern Theater by offering six free shows of "Trick Boxing" at the space....
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    After opening last weekend, the latest creation from the Moving Company continues its run at the Southern Theater. The piece, which was developed earlier this year with students from the...
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    For their latest effort, the Moving Company mined a rich storytelling vein: fairy tales. In the end, they weren't interested in retelling a single story, but instead grabbed characters and...
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    Some of the brightest luminaries in Twin Cities theater are part of Misterman — though they are never seen onstage. Actor John Catron is joined by the recorded voices of Patrick...
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    If you like a dash (or two or three) of irony with your holiday entertainment, the clear choice for you is The Santaland Diaries. The play is a one-man show based on David Sedaris's humorous...
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    There's a lot of theater in the Twin Cities that comes and goes in an eye blink, playing for one or two weekends before closing. Here are four shows closing this weekend that would be easy...
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    Horror, as a genre, tends to be regarded with a measure of critical respectability just a few notches above soft-core pornography. Such dismissals are even more disheartening when the few...
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    Though the bulk of their work was created in the 1950s, the artists of the Beat Generation have seen their mythologies only grow in subsequent decades. In particular, the feverish...
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    "Moreechika: Season of Mirage" is the third work in a four-part investigation into violence, trauma, resistance, and empowerment experienced by communities of color in third-world countries....
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    This intrepid bunch of dancer/choreographers is revitalizing jazz and rhythm-based dance in the Twin Cities and showing us just how broad-based these forms can be. The wildly eclectic...
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    Privileges based on class, race, and gender are generally so entrenched in the culture that they can become invisible. The only way to reveal or draw attention to them is to somehow turn a...
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    This weekend, Live Action Set opens a new production, Basic North: a performance in three directions, at the Southern Theater. The show uses mask work, clowning, and dance as it follows...
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    Last January, Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street, a contemporary classic novel about growing up as a young Mexican American girl in Chicago, was one of many books seized from...
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    With Easter around the corner, Vanessa and Jeremiah Gamble of Theater for the Thirsty will present a new exploration of the final days of Jesus in Kingdom Undone. The piece examines not just...
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    It's the Year of the Dragon, so get ready for some scaly, fire-breathing fun at the Southern Theater. The Dragons are Singing Tonight is presented by TigerLion Arts, in collaboration with...
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    It's back. The longtime local hit returns with a holiday-season run at the Southern Theater. For the producers, it's more than a chance to bring the show back for the season; it's also a way...
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    The latest in Ananya Chatterjea's powerful series of dance works exploring the lives of women of color in third-world countries, "Tushaanal: Fires of Dry Grass" juxtaposes stories of...
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    Need to get your groove on? The delightful jazz enthusiasts behind Rhythmically Speaking—Erinn Liebhard and Heather P. Westerlund—have assembled yet another jazz-dance concert...

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