The Boston-based Lorelei Ensemble, which joins Cantus for a concert this Thursday at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. This Thursday will witness a rare choral event: the Twin Cities-based, all-male vocal ensemble Cantus sharing a program with the celebrated, Boston-based, all-female Lorelei Ensemble. The two ensembles will join forces
Joseph Morales and Nik Walker as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, in the second national tour of Hamilton. Photo by Joan Marcus. The most remarkable thing about Hamilton is not that each song is so good. The most remarkable thing is that each element – the striking choreography, the immense variety
An example of River Bottom Productions' industrial work. Joshua Barnd is the owner and operator of River Bottom Productions, a Jordan, MN-based production company that has provided multifaceted production services to the greater Twin Cities area since 2008. On any given day, Joshua might be working on scenic design, lighting, sound,
A promotional photo for the Broadway Princess Party, which comes to the Pantages Theatre on August 18. Eagan, MN native Laura Osnes has been to Broadway and back with the Tony nominations to prove it. Besides Broadway, she's starred in shows at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, and sung concerts
Actor Brid Henry (bottom) on a skydiving trip. Brid Henry plays Roxanne in the Red Dice Collective's upcoming Fringe production of Cyrano on the Moon. Brid spoke with the Arts Reader about diving into the local theatre scene. You worked on last year's The Future Is Female Festival in its Minneapolis branch. What was that experience
Actor Erin Roberts in rehearsal for Nightfox Stage Productions' My 4 Bodies. Erin Roberts is the star of My 4 Bodies, a solo show at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival that delves into stress, illness, pressure, and loneliness. Naturally, these issues exist entirely in the world of environment and have no real-world
This story includes a graphic discussion of sexual assault. One night in July, wigmaster Jolie O’Dell turned out the lights and went to bed. She awoke, she says, to find herself being groped by her house guest, a bass-baritone opera singer named Matthew Stump. Stump masturbated as he fondled her; amidst
The cast of The Breakfast Club: The Musical! in a promotional photo replicating the classic movie's poster. The Breakfast Club begins with an old dramatic standby. You isolate a group of people in a room, you have them talk, and eventually they exchange truths about themselves and come to new understandings.