REVIEW: Sardonic Humor in Glass Menagerie (Guthrie Theater)

Grayson DeJesus (as Jim O’Connor) and Carey Cox (as Laura Wingfield) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, now playing at the Guthrie's Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis. Photo by T Charles Erickson. Memories are a tricky thing. As recounted by Tom in the prologue to The

PHOTOS: Theater Latté Da’s Chicago

Britta Ollmann and Michelle de Joya in Theater Latté Da's production of Chicago, now in previews at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Photo by Dan Norman. Theater Latté Da's production of the classic Kander/Ebb/Fosse musical Chicago opens tomorrow at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. Here's a look at the company's

REVIEW: Retro Hit Parade in Smokey Joe’s Cafe

The company of the Ordway's new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe. Photo by Dan Norman. Smokey Joe's Cafe is an unabashed jukebox musical revue. It has no plot, no throughlines worth reporting, and no dialogue. If these things were at all missed, the audiences at the Ordway Center for the Performing

PREVIEW: Donna Grantis at the Dakota Jazz Club, 9/24

Donna Grantis in concert at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Joe Lemke. As a young Canadian guitarist, Donna Grantis dreamed of jamming with Prince. This dream actually came true: one day, out of the blue, a call came from Hannah Welton – Prince’s drummer – asking Grantis

NEWS: Rocky Horror Claims Life of Park Square Shop Saw

Photo by scott1346. St. Paul, MN-based Park Square Theatre announced the death of a long-time company worker yesterday. Bessie, the company's 65-year-old table saw, passed out while building sets for the company's upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. She was pronounced dead on the scene by Dave PEterson. Bessie, who joined

REVIEW: Pat Metheny’s Amazing Breadth at the Dakota

A publicity photo of Pat Metheny. Photo by J. Peden. Pat Metheny has won nearly every honor there is for a musician to win. His 44 recordings have sold over 20 million records sold worldwide, and have included three gold records. Those recordings have earned him an amazing 34