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The Star Tribune’s 2015 Theatre Awards

Roger Guenveur Smith in Penumbra Theatre’s production of Rodney King. Photo: Craig Schwartz.

It’s the end-of-the-year awards sweeps at our sister publication. The Star Tribune‘s 2015 Artist of the Year is Ivey Award-winning director Peter Rothstein; honorable mentions went to:

The Star Tribune staff also reflected on bright spots in the area arts scene and top developments at area museums. Theatre critics Graydon Royce and Rohan Preston both weighed in with their favorite theatre pieces of the year. Royce selected these shows:

  1. Sweeney Todd (Theater Latte Da)
  2. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guthrie)
  3. Glensheen (History Theatre)
  4. The Manchurian Candidate (Minnesota Opera)
  5. The Crucible (Guthrie)
  6. The Consolation (Ethel-Ready! Productions/Minnesota Fringe Festival)
  7. My Children, My Africa (Park Square Theatre)
  8. Dancing at Lughnasa (Yellow Tree Theatre)
  9. Sister Act (Chanhassen Dinner Theatres)
  10. Juno and the Paycock (Guthrie)

Preston selected these shows:

  1. Sweeney Todd (Theater Latte Da)
  2. Rodney King (Penumbra Theatre)
  3. Akeelah and the Bee (Children’s Theatre)
  4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Children’s Theatre)
  5. Henry IV, Part 1 (Ten Thousand Things)
  6. Emilie/Eurydice (Transatlantic Love Affair)
  7. The Crucible (Guthrie Theater)
  8. Extremities (Dark & Stormy Productions)
  9. Pussy Valley (Mixed Blood Theatre)
  10. Choir Boy (Guthrie Theater)

The Twin Cities Arts Reader‘s 2015 Award Coverage will run on December 31, 2015.

Twin Cities Arts Reader
The Twin Cities Arts Reader is an arts and lifestyles magazine whose coverage examines arts and selected activities in the state of Minnesota and across the country. It provides Minnesota's largest source of in-depth, critical theatre coverage, and reaches more than 275,000 readers per year.
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