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REVIEW: Fun, Playful Calendar Girls (Park Square)

Linda Kelsey (Jessie), Carolyn Pool (Celia), Laurel Armstrong (Cora), Charity Jones (Chris), Christina Baldwin (Annie). Photo by Petronella J. Ytsma. Calendar Girls, now playing at Park Square Theatre, is an uncommon theatre experience and a play dominated by older female characters. Written by Tom Firth, this play is an adaptation of the 2003 movie by the same name

REVIEW: Creaky Bridges of Madison County (Orpheum Theatre/Hennepin Theatre Trust)

Elizabeth Stanley (Francesca) and Andrew Samonsky (Robert) in the national tour of The Bridges of Madison County. The national tour of The Bridges of Madison County plays at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through June 26. This 2014 Broadway musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s 1992 best-selling novel offers few surprises to its audiences.

Artistic Responses to Tragedy

Not a free seat was to be found on Tuesday night at Augsburg College as audiences gathered for the latest installment of Nautilus Music-Theater's Rough Cuts series of opera and musical theater (and things in the middle) excerpts. The performance kicked off some 15 minutes after the official 7:30 pm start time,

PREVIEW: Queer Voices Season Finale

Most organizers don't set out to create an institution that will last for a long time. Instead, when a good cause is being pursued, energy and momentum take over, and then—BAM—you wake up and find things have gone on much longer than you dreamed. Whatever the start, the reading series Queer Voices has

CONCERT PICK: Nautilus Music-Theater Rough Cuts

One of the most interesting parts of developing music-theatre is the point where the musical numbers are full-fledged, standalone songs. As a show moves through its development, concessions must be made to pacing, context, exposition, and other dramaturgical demands. By the time a fully written and refined show hits the stage, there

Open Studios: Jazz KBEM 88.5 FM

The Art-A-Whirl may have come and gone, but it's open studio time this afternoon at Jazz KBEM 88.5 FM from 5:30-8:30 pm. What's on exhibition? A revamp of the KBEM's Studio A as a performance and recording space. When can you drop in? 5:30 pm-8:30 pm tonight Where? 1555 James Avenue North, Door #

REVIEW: Kandor & Ebb Broadway Songbook (Ordway)

James Rocco (right) and Raymond Berg (right) in Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz. In the latest in the Broadway Songbook series, James Rocco and company explore Kander & Ebb & All That Jazz, the songs and stylings of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, the creative team responsible for many