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REVIEW: Striking Music Man (Artistry)

The townsfolk prepare to put Harold Hill (Michael Gruber, center) on musical trial. Photo by Devon Cox. Artistry is on a musical roll. The company's striking new production of The Music Man follows last spring's thrilling, melodramatic production of The Secret Garden. After years of flashy productions weighed down by muddy sound mixes

REVIEW: On Driving Miss Daisy (Happy for That Theatre)

Mary Kay Fortier Spalding as Daisy, Eric Wood as Hoke, and Dann Peterson as Boolie in Happy for That Theatre's production of Driving Miss Daisy. Happy for That Theatre's production of Driving Miss Daisy is a straightforward piece of theatre. It is interesting, often humorous, and strongly delivered with its simple staging. The basic setup

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