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REVIEW: Joseph an Entertaining and Fast Two Hours (Orpheum Theatre)

J.C. McCann as Joseph and the tour cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in “Joseph’s Coat”. Photo by Daniel A. Swalec. Before the fame of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber collaborated on the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which was made into a concept

REVIEW: Explosive Janis Joplin at the Ordway

Hair, music, and lights in A Night with Janis Joplin, original Broadway cast. Photo by Joan Marcus. If you notice more construction near the Ordway in St Paul in the coming week, it may be because Mary Bridget Davies and the cast of A Night with Janis Joplin: A New Musical

PREVIEW: A Night with Janis Joplin (Ordway)

The original Broadway Cast of A Night with Janis Joplin performing at the Lyceum Theater in New York. Photo by Joan Marcus. Next week, the Ordway Center presents A Night with Janis Joplin, a biographical musical show on the eponymous singer. Janis Joplin, a self-described social misfit from Texas, became a rock blues

INTERVIEW: Composer Aaron David Miller

Minnesota is famous for its rich choral music scene; the Twin Cities in particular are home to numerous nationally prominent church choirs. Now, as the Lenten season comes to an end with Holy Week, many of these choirs are preparing elaborate musical presentations to match one of the holiest times

WEEKEND PICKS: Vampires, Beasts, and Hounds

The cast of the Guthrie's The Real Inspector Hound, part of a double-bill with The Critic. Photo by Scott Suchman. Looking for something to do out of the house now that the weather's chilled back up again? Try one of these shows: The Critic / The Real Inspector Hound (Guthrie Theater) These two plays are staples

BREAKING NEWS: Skylark Opera Cancels 36th Season

Fans of Skylark Opera were expecting something new in the pipeline when the company announced its search for a new Executive Director, but few were expecting a surprise cancellation of the 36-year-old company's 2016 season. With little aplomb, Skylark Opera rolled out a letter from president Carrie Wasley announcing the news today. "Over

The Look of CDT’s Beauty and the Beast

The Beast (Robert O. Berdhal) wrestles with his mortality and anguish. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp (2016). Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' new production of Beauty and the Beast is pulling younger and older audiences out to the West Metro area. Among other things, the production features new costumes by Costumer Rich Hamson and Assistant Costumer Susan