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PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater)

The Guthrie Theater's holiday production of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol is an annual tradition for many area theatregoers. The show has been through several incarnations; the current one, now playing at the Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis, was adapted by British playwright Crispin Whittell and is directed by Guthrie Associate

PREVIEW: Prancer at Lyric Arts of Anoka

Val Heideman (as Jessica Riggs) discovers Christmas lights in an attic in the Lyric Arts Company of Anoka's upcoming production of Prancer. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots. The Lyric Arts Company of Anoka opens its production of Prancer tonight. What is Prancer? It's the first of Lyric Arts' two holiday shows, for starters.

PREVIEW: Hip-Hop Nutcracker Hurtles Towards St. Paul (Ordway)

There are certain juggernauts of the holiday performing arts world: the Mannheim Steamrollers, the Trans-Siberian Orchestras, the Very Die Hard Christmases, and the...Hip Hop Nutcrackers? Yes, sugarplum fairies and hip-hop have married and sired a long-running holiday extravanganza. The New York Times' A.C. Lee called the result "A generous dose of

PHOTOS: The Return of the Grinch at CTC

The cast of the 2018 Children's Theatre Company production of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Photo by Dan Norman. Strangely enough – despite having his heart warmed and growing upteem times and sizes – Reed Sigmund's Grinch is still unrepentently and ever-so-cantankerously making off with all the Whos' Christmas stuff. The

PREVIEW: Hot Funky Butt Jazz at the Guthrie

Zena Moses (as Marie Laveau), Messiah Moses Albert (as young Louis Armstrong), Jeremy Phipps (as Stringbean Russell), Michael Wolfe (as Professor James London), and Naa Mensah (as Essie) in the Center for the Visual and Performing Artists/Guthrie Theater co-presentation of Hot Funky Butt Jazz. There's a saying that if you think

PHOTOS: Minnesota Opera’s La Rondine Takes Flight

Celine Bryne as Magda, Leonardo Capalbo as Ruggero, and the Minnesota Opera Chorus in Minnesota Opera’s new production of Puccini's La Rondine. Minnesota Opera's 2018-2019 season kicks off tonight with Giacomo Puccini's La Rondine, a tale of new love and spectres of the past. [Editor's note: Naturally, this plot has no bearing at all

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