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REVIEW: A Christmas Carol Strikes Back (Guthrie Theater)

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of A Christmas Carol, now playing at the company's Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Dan Norman. The Guthrie Theatre’s 45th seasonal production of the A Christmas Carol creates a delightful, feel good show for all families.  The production is based on

INTERVIEW: Colin Mochrie on HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis (Ordway)

Comedian Colin Mochrie, of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame, performs with hypnotist Asad Mecci at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday in Saint Paul, MN. Canada's Comedy Person of the Year. The Second City. The Vancouver TheatreSports League. Whose Line Is It Anyway? What do these have in common? Comedian and

PHOTOS: James Sewell Ballet’s Opera Moves

A quartet of dancers pose in a publicity photo for James Sewell Ballet's upcoming fall show. Photo by Erik Saulitis. This week, James Sewell Ballet returns to the Cowles Center in Minneapolis for a dance program mixing old and new. The company will showcase new works by Jennifer Hart and Eve

REVIEW: Falstaff’s World in Rogue Prince (Theatre Coup d’Etat)

Gary Briggle, James Napoleon Stone, and Bruce Bohne in Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of Rogue Prince. Theatre Coup d'Etat's current show, Rogue Prince, takes a different approach to Shakespeare. Where the Bard's history plays normally unfold in sprawling detail, adapter Gary Briggle has spun elements of two plays to form a

REVIEW: Mike Birbiglia’s The New One Hit (Ordway)

Comedian Mike Birbiglia. A clean comic can be hard to find these days. Not in terms of personal hygiene – that's something we wouldn't presume or want to have to judge – but in terms of content. Shock-value, fame, and R-rated comics seem to go hand-in-hand, which does tend to segment

INTERVIEW: Mike Birbiglia on The New One and Opting Out of Winter

Comedian Mike Birbiglia, who performs at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul from Oct. 17-19. When reviewing comedian Mike Birbiglia's latest solo show The New One, the New York Times' Ben Brantley decided to wax poetic. "Mr. Birbiglia’s voice," he wrote, "becomes a low, wraparound, pleasure-drenched caress.

REVIEW: Powerful, Bloody Elektra (Minnesota Opera)

A scene from Minnesota Opera's new production of Elektra, which opened Saturday in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Cory Weaver. Before there was Kill Bill, there was Elektra: a drama from Classical Greece whose culmination is a well-telegraphed murder. Did your father kill your sister and your mother kill your father?