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REVIEW: Iolanthe Hilarious, Lovely (GSVLOC)

Sort-of-maybe-star-crossed lovers The Lord Chancellor (Scott Benson), Phyllis (Sarah Wind Richens), and Strephon (Eric Sargent). 2015 was a good year for Gilbert & Sullivan fans in the Twin Cities. In a typical year, they might expect to see just one or two performances; in 2015, they got three: H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and Trial

REVIEW: Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges (Steppingstone Theatre)

The history of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s is the story of individuals who, at great personal sacrifice, challenged the racial segregation practices in this country. Steppingstone Theatre’s production of Ruby! The Story of Ruby Bridges spotlights the quiet courage of one such individual: a six-year

Van Gogh/MIA Redux

Vincent van Gogh has featured prominently in several exhibitions and events at the Minneapolis Institute of Art over the past year. Van Gogh's 1890 painting Irises made an appearance on loan and the museum went big with a giant, farmer's field-sized recreation of the painter's Olive Trees – a truly memorable spin on art.

RELAY: The Broadway…Ab Connection

A promotional photo of James Craven for the 2015 Ivey Awards. Photo by William Clark; note the lack of abs, flesh, and eroticization compared to the links below. Several of the largest and most-established theatre companies in the Twin Cities holding both local and New York casting sessions. What do companies

REVIEW: Gypsy Takes Pantages (Latté Da)

Mama Rose (Michelle Barber) confronts reality and the ghost light of a darkened theatre. Photo by George Byron Griffiths. Audience members at the Pantages in Downtown Minneapolis last Saturday night were absolutely enamored with Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust’s production of Gypsy, directed by Peter Rothstein. The 1959 musical adaptation