A sampling of acts at the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. If the weather has you down, you can escape for a week by diving into the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. The festival's 2018 incarnation features stand-up comedians, a film delving the darkest sources of humor, a hit show about
Josh Carson is John McClane in A Very Die Hard Christmas, a show that features movie jokes, pop culture references, a talking snowman, and more. Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Believe it or not, this question has acquired significant attention on the Internet, with even Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighing
A promotional image for A Very Die Hard Christmas at Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. Weather this week vacillates between the 20s and 30s, but will rise above freezing as the weekend arrives. Here are the weekend's picks for getting out and about: Thursday, 12/14 Head down to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see Amazigh
Effective December 1, Editor-in-Chief Hanne Appelbaum will be on maternity leave through June 1, 2018. During the interim, Performing Arts Editor Basil Considine will assume the title of Editor-Ad-Interim.
Elena Glass, Emily Dussault, and Leslie Vincent singing a trio at the Troubadour Wine Bar on Monday, November 13. On Monday evening, an octet of musicians crammed onto the stage of the Troubadour Wine Bar in Minneapolis, MN for Cab Cabaret–Princess Party. The roster included Ruthie Baker McGrath, Emily Dussault, Elena Glass,
Aidan Jane Gallivan and Hailey Cowell in a promotional photo for The Critic and the Drama Queen. If you follow the Twin Cities theatre scene, September sees an astonishing number of show openings each year. October, despite a slew Halloween and horror-themed events, is relatively quiet. Then, as the leaves vanish
One of the Twin Cities' great Halloween traditions is BareBones Productions' annual outdoor show. For 24 years, The Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza has brought giant puppetry, music, and storytelling to delight audiences young and old. This year's show takes place in Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul, MN.
The cast of Finding Neverland take flight. Photo by Carol Rosegg. Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie had a flair for the dramatic. After his Peter Pan made London's Kensington Gardens famous, Barrie decided to make the fictional resident an actual resident of this urban park. He secretly had a bronze statue of
"It is finished..." Soloists mezzo-soprano KrisAnne Weiss (center-left), tenor Brian Wallin (center), and soprano Sarah Lawrence (center-right) stand over the crucified Jesus (baritone Jarrett Ott). Photo by Michelle Sangster. Last weekend, the Lyric Opera of the North (LOON Opera for short) staged J.S. Bach's seminal oratorio St. John Passion for the opening of
Playwright Martyna Majok workshopping her play queens [sic] at the Playwrights’ Center as part of the 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series. Photo by Paula Keller. If you like new plays, it's hard to beat the free PlayLabs performances at the Playwrights' Center next week. These will be new in every sense – the