Soprano Johanni van Oostrum. Photo by S. N. de Vries. Soprano Johanni van Oostrum stars in Minnesota Opera's upcoming production of The Marriage of Figaro. The international opera star's career has taken her from her native South Africa to Europe, North America, and Asia. The Arts Reader's Basil Considine caught up with van
Hamlet (Kory LaQuess Pullam) angrily confronts his mother Gertrude (Sandra Struthers) in Park Square Theatre's production of Hamlet. Photo by Amy Anderson. Revenge does not sit well on Kory LaQuess Pullam’s Hamlet. Pullam performs in Park Square Theatre's current production, staged by director Joel Sass in a modern setting. The action moves
A scene from COLLIDE's Dracula. COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company is getting creepy this season with its dance extravaganza Dracula. This action-packed piece, a revival of last year's hit, opened on Saturday. This contemporary twist on the classic vampire tale by Bram Stoker is set to a pounding modern soundtrack of pop songs. This
Meghan Kreidler (center) in the Mu Performing Arts/Park Square Theatre co-production of Flower Drum Song. Photo by Rich Ryan. Actor Meghan Kreidler received the Ivey Awards' Emerging Artist Award for 2017. In recent years, she's appeared on the stages of the Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, the
One of the Twin Cities' great Halloween traditions is BareBones Productions' annual outdoor show. For 24 years, The Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza has brought giant puppetry, music, and storytelling to delight audiences young and old. This year's show takes place in Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul, MN.
Baritone Jeehoon Kim in Really Spicy Opera's 2016 production of Rigoletto. New to the Twin Cities? Want to know where to go for opera? Well, you're in the right place: the Arts Reader's guide to opera in Minnesota. Where To See Opera Fargo-Moorhead The main producer of operas in the Fargo-Moorhead region is the aptly named
The aftershocks of war came home to the Guthrie Theater last night with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project’s Birds Sing Differently. This collection of stories is based on the real lives of 12 Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants and is performed as part of the Guthrie's Level Nine Series. Unusually, this performance is given
The course of love does not run smooth for Julia (Dame-Jasmine Hughes) and Herman (Peter Christian Hansen) in Penumbra Theatre's production of Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black And White. Photo by Allen Weeks. Penumbra Theatre opens its 41st season with an explosive production of Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in