The company of the Ordway's new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe. Photo by Dan Norman. Smokey Joe's Cafe is an unabashed jukebox musical revue. It has no plot, no throughlines worth reporting, and no dialogue. If these things were at all missed, the audiences at the Ordway Center for the Performing
A promotional photo for Journey North Opera Company's production of The Rape of Lucretia. Photo by Justin Sims Photography. Journey North Opera Company's been in hibernation for a long time. Not since 2015 has the company produced in the Twin Cities, back when it was still called Twin Cities Fringe Opera.
An excerpt from the New York Times' April 2, 1945 review of The Glass Menagerie's opening on Broadway. In two weeks, the Guthrie Theater opens its new production of The Glass Menagerie on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis. This classic chamber drama is no stranger to the Guthrie Theater, for whom
Last night, the Minnesota Fringe Festival announced the recipients of the 2nd Annual Golden Lanyard Awards. These awards honor, among other things, the best-selling shows in each venue, several audience and artist voting categories, and Fringe staff favorites. A total of 28 awards were bestowed on 23 shows and 1
A scene from Chocolate Covered Chicken Wings, now playing at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. One of the Minnesota Fringe Festival shows playing at the Augsburg Studio is Chocolate Covered Chicken Wings. This play with an unusual culinary title was written by Catherine Hansen and is produced by Paradox Productions. The Arts
A 16th-century painting of the Greek legend of Apollo and Daphne by Paolo Veronese, showing Daphne morphing into a tree in front of Apollo's anguished eyes. The featured portions of the Twin Cities Early Music Festival launched yesterday with a performance of Marco da Gagliano's 1608 opera La Dafne. The rarely performed