If you want to see Patrick Scully's Leaves of Grass and haven't bought tickets, you might want to put the Guthrie's box office on your speed dial. The show's July 12-14 limited run at the Guthrie Theater sold out before the 4th of July fireworks even had a chance to
A collage of show images from the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival. There are many different ways to approach to the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Twin Cities' annual performing arts binge extravaganza. Mine has two rules. The first? Park once, move never. The second? Variety. Rule 1 means that, once I've parked my
The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s summer musical production of Guys and Dolls, which opened Friday. Photo by T Charles Erickson. A robust and hilarious production of Guys and Dolls awaits audiences at the Guthrie Theater. This musical made its Broadway debut in 1950, adapting tales and characters from stories by
The cast of Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant, opening Friday at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Petronella J. Ytsma. A new musical with a very wordy title opened in St. Paul last night. The show? The Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant by Keith Hovis. The
Schoolboys in Chameleon Theatre Circle's production of Spring Awakening. Photo by Kari Elizabeth Godfrey Photography LLC. It's surprising how well Spring Awakening has aged. For a show based on an 1891 stage drama by Frank Widekind, the musical's indictment of harmful education systems and nonexistent sex ed play very well in
Kristin Stokes, Chris McCarrell, and Jorrel Javier in the national tour of The Lightning Thief. Photo by Jeremy Daniel. There might be a good children's show lurking inside The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. If there is, however, it's buried pretty deep. The show's great moment of wonder is when
Twin Cities native Caroline Innerbichler (left) and Caroline Bowman (right) will star as Princess Anna and Princess Elsa, respectively, in the upcoming National Tour of Disney's Frozen – coming to Minneapolis in May 2020. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Looking for warmth in a Minnesota May is usually an on-again, off-again affair.
Sofia Salmela as Matilda in the Children's Theatre Company production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. Photo by Dan Norman. In 1988, author Roald Dahl produced a new children's novel called Matilda. It was more than two decades since the publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory made him famous in