A collage of Fringe show images. Commercial success isn't everything, but it's certainly nice to have. These are the shows that have sold out so far at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival, as of Sunday, 8/12/2018: Five Performances Have You Seen This Girl? by Mermaid Productions Saturday, 8/4; Sunday, 8/5; Wednesday, 8/8;
Caroline Innerbichler stars as Sophie in Mamma Mia! at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Rich Ryan. In Mamma Mia! the Ordway Center again treats its audiences to a highly polished local production of a popular Broadway musical. Catherine Johnson wrote the show’s book, with lyrics and musical compositions
Jayson Speters (Casey) and Cameron Folmar (Tracy) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of The Legend of Georgia McBride. Photo by Dan Norman. When playwright Matthew Lopez was a teenager, drag queens in a gay bar in the Florida Panhandle helped him come out about his sexuality. His play The Legend of
A promotional photo for the Broadway Princess Party, which comes to the Pantages Theatre on August 18. Eagan, MN native Laura Osnes has been to Broadway and back with the Tony nominations to prove it. Besides Broadway, she's starred in shows at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, and sung concerts
A collage of promotional images for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival. The musicals were out in force at last night's preview event for the 2018 Minnesota Fringe. The event – the second of three showcases – featured snippets of everything from short plays and couple tiffs to short plays and goofing
Glen L. Dawson in New Endeavours' production of The Buttslasher. Photo by Geoffrey Conklin. You usually don't get a second chance to see a Fringe show. Usually. Normally, the festival closes, one or two remounts play at Bryant Lake Bowl, and maybe if you're super lucky you could see the odd touring show on
This story includes a graphic discussion of sexual assault. One night in July, wigmaster Jolie O’Dell turned out the lights and went to bed. She awoke, she says, to find herself being groped by her house guest, a bass-baritone opera singer named Matthew Stump. Stump masturbated as he fondled her; amidst
The company for Colleen Somerville Productions' Not Fair, My Lady! One of the original musicals in the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival lineup is the catchingly named Not Fair, My Lady! Its marketing copy reads "It's 2018 and misogyny is alive and well on Broadway. And in the world. Everywhere. Let's...sing about it!