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Amid the onslaught of holiday shows, some Twin Cities theaters march to a different beat.
Two Oscar winners wage an insult-filled fight to be a queen's "Favourite."
Review: Rajané Katurah Brown and Jamecia Bennett kill it in "Marie and Rosetta."
The annual Arrows Awards at Walker Art Center are just part of a media onslaught on its way from the U.K.
Tyler Michaels dazzles in musical tribute to Fargo singer/songwriter Bobby Vee.
Kurtis Blow's dancing, rapping and preaching all come together in "Hip Hop Nutcracker" at the Ordway this week.
The fighter faces off against Drago's offspring, building upon the franchise's rich fathers-and-sons mythology.
Painter/filmmaker Julian Schnabel directs Willem Dafoe in an intense portrait.
A Minnetonka couple have been happily married for 57 years, and they have the original wedding cake to prove it.
Sequel improves on previous "Fantastic Beasts" but more Dumbledore, please, and thanks.
Music legend Dolly Parton borrows from Charles Dickens and her childhood for a holiday musical premiering at the Ordway.
Nathaniel Fuller steps back into a signature role while Charity Jones takes an increased one — both as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Bereaved robbers team up in this pulpy caper penned by Gillian Flynn.
Think all Twin Cities theater seats are created equal? Think again.
Review: Cirque spectacle brings aerialists, a ladder gymnast and a death-defying singer to Minneapolis
The first act of "Corteo" is jaw-dropping; the second has issues.
The Moving Company draws on Chekhov, Vivaldi and more to reflect on change.
Her work has dazzled audiences for years. Now set designer Kate Sutton-Johnson gets a big Guthrie welcome.
Theatre Coup d'Etat's "The Tempest" is pared down but still stormy.
As Sally Field pieced together her storied life, a new memoir "became my confidante, my best friend, my companion."
Wanna be embalmed? Experience terror on the Midtown Greenway? Twin Cities Horror Festival is back for more live-action gore and suspense.
With its fourth — and final — "Faust," Open Eye Figure Theatre opens a door to the future. Then it will destroy the show once and for all.
Pearce Bunting's charismatic LBJ leads a large cast at St. Paul's History Theatre.
Like a waistcoat or wig or other costuming device, they can be a valuable storytelling tool.
A Minneapolis theater troupe hopes to bridge the partisan divide with a new play: "If you really understand someone, there's no way you can hate them."
Local theaters debate the show's impact on their own ticket sales.
Staging plays outside of conventional spaces can be challenging. And thrilling.
NONFICTION: Memoir by actress never comes together, but it's not like she didn't warn us.
The Guthrie Theater has hired a former Spike Lee and Bill T. Jones collaborator as its new director of professional training.Maija García, the Cuban-American…
From stirring songs to projectile vomiting, these are the moments you'll remember.
Those goosebumpy theatrical moments can be spectacular, of course — but also simple and subtle.
Shows offer food for thought and fodder for laughs.
The classic hard-boiled detective story gets gender- and race-flipped in a new play.
NONFICTION: In a recently found memoir, Bill Cunningham reveals a lot about the millinery world, but little about himself.
Guthrie props maker Linus Vlatkovich is putting away his tools after 46 years of crafting desks, sofas and Rolls-Royces.
FICTION: This assured, elliptical debut novel describes the life of an unwanted child who learned to raise himself.
You don't need 23andMe to explore the roots of the musical opening here Wednesday. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda laid it all out for us.
What's it like to be part of the blockbuster musical? The cast gets a tsunami of fan art and Instagram followers, for starters.
This weekend kicks off the 10th season of singing and snacking in the garden.
The artistic director reflects on the successes and "missteps" of his tenure so far.
FICTION: In the near future, a young man's film critiques reveal the sad details of his life.
For food trucks frantically vying for a prime parking spot, it all comes down to five minutes.
FICTION: Emma Healey's thriller uses a teenager's disappearance to explore family relationships and mental health.
Christina Baldwin knows her way around actors, but in "Hand to God" she directs puppets for the first time.
Does anyone not loathe our unofficial state bird? Here's why they're so awful.
Kirk Johnson loathes skeeters, but he also is fascinated by them. And he knows where they live.
David Stewart is the third to resign; he's headed to work on shows for Disney.
Mohamed Malim co-founded an online business that sells bracelets made from recycled life jackets that were worn by refugees. Half the profits go to charity.
You, too, can have the Donald Trump hairdo, but you'd better stock up on hair spray.
Some Minnesota police are using social media — and humor — to give people an inside look at what they do and who they are.
At a monthly pun competition, the audience's "awwwws" can rival the wordplay on stage.
Jennifer Bielstein becomes the second woman to leave the leadership team in a month.
Review: 'The Lion's Binding Oath' by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf: Minnesota writer ends Somalia-set collection with a bang
FICTION: Minneapolis writer saves the best for last.
The theater union Actors Equity is trying to live up to its name. But a study points to obstacles keeping diversity off the stage.
Marriage is no joke, but it began as one for a St. Paul couple who met in 1981 and will be wed Friday.
Organizers emphasize that the sports events are about inclusion.
"I'm nervous right now, talking about it, and that is why I do it," says Rob Lowe of the one-man show he's bringing to Minneapolis.
But the rest of this new musical could use some serious work.
Before dancing on TV, Mirai Nagasu performs on ice Sunday in St. Paul.
With powerful force, "Come Through" seems to explore themes of freedom, justice, equality and hope.
Writers are thrilled when Children's Theatre wants to turn storybooks into plays. Then reality sets in.
The Jungle's new play about young women features a bunch of actors you've never seen, and it's extraordinary.
Its lease was affected by McNally Smith bankruptcy. But it'll stay through at least the 2018-19 season.
Famed theatermaker Robert Lepage explores his childhood address in solo work "887" at the Walker.
We convened a roundtable with the 10 women who will be onstage and more than a dozen others working behind the scenes when the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Wolves" opens Friday night.
Review: After a fine launch, Theatre Pro Rata production of this Steven Dietz drama falters.
Part teacher, part theatermaker, he's tackling Howard Zinn's alternative history of the U.S.
The eight-show season includes a new play by Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage, "Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman, a revival of "Guys and Dolls" and a Shakespeare-sized question mark.
You're in good company, with fewer intermissions during shows.
Theater review: But Open Eye's trippy show has bright spots – especially the inventive Maren Ward.
Surviving a half-decade of legal challenges, censorship and war, a play lives to tell its tale.
Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel finally gets a work on the Guthrie stage: "This is huge for me."
Stephen Sondheim musical is moving and surprisingly funny.
There’s no acting involved when veteran performer JC Cutler snuggles a dog at the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley. When Cutler — whose credits…
Sooner or later, most playwrights explore subject matter they know well — the theater.
"The Humans" are trying to survive in Stephen Karam's blistering comedy.
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