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REVIEW: Ebullient Balloonacy Returns (Children’s Theatre Company)

Robert Dorfman is followed by a mischievous red balloon in Balloonacy. Photo by Dan Norman. The Children’s Theatre Company revival of the play Balloonacy provides just the right level of silliness and heart for the preschool crowd. Barry Kornhauser wrote the play as part of CTC's Early Childhood Initiative. Director Peter

REVIEW: Gripping All the Way (History Theatre)

A photo composite placing Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and President Lyndon B. Johnson in a cabinet meeting with President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room. Photos by Yoichi Okamoto. The History Theatre's production of All the Way is a rare thing:

PHOTOS: LOON Opera’s St. John Passion

"It is finished..." Soloists mezzo-soprano KrisAnne Weiss (center-left), tenor Brian Wallin (center), and soprano Sarah Lawrence (center-right) stand over the crucified Jesus (baritone Jarrett Ott). Photo by Michelle Sangster. Last weekend, the Lyric Opera of the North (LOON Opera for short) staged J.S. Bach's seminal oratorio St. John Passion for the opening of

REVIEW: Watch on the Rhine Indicts the Do-Nothings (Guthrie Theater)

The Muller family together in the Guthrie Theater's production of Watch on the Rhine: Bodo (Huxley Westemeier), Kurt (Elijah Alexander), Babette (Kate Regan), and Joshua (Silas Sellnow). Photo by Dan Norman. I didn’t realize when I sat down to watch Watch on the Rhine that the play's title is the English translation of

PREVIEW: PlayLabs at the Playwrights’ Center

Playwright Martyna Majok workshopping her play queens [sic] at the Playwrights’ Center as part of the 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series. Photo by Paula Keller. If you like new plays, it's hard to beat the free PlayLabs performances at the Playwrights' Center next week. These will be new in every sense – the

PREVIEW: Dracula Strikes Back (COLLIDE)

Renee Guittar (left) is frozen as Dracula (Michael Hanna) falls in COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company's production of Dracula. It's mid-October and the Halloween decorations are creeping out all over. While some people are pacifically carving pumpkins, others are frantically scouring Amazon.com for fear of repeating last year's costume. COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company,

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