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Rebecca Ritzel

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With role in 'The King and I,' a mixed-race actress tries to find her way

With role in 'The King and I,' a mixed-race actress tries to find her way

"It's difficult," says Manna Nichols, who returns in "The King and I" at the Orpheum.
Review: This 'Fiddler on the Roof' could use a bit more tradition

Review: This 'Fiddler on the Roof' could use a bit more tradition

Talented cast goes for laughs in Ten Thousand Things staging.
Walker Art Center's church of Merce is open to all

Walker Art Center's church of Merce is open to all

REVIEW: "Common Time," an extraordinary exhibit that summons the spirit of dance pioneer Merce Cunningham, isn't just aimed at hard-core fans.
Review: Guthrie's 'Royal Family' deconstructs 1920s comedy

Review: Guthrie's 'Royal Family' deconstructs 1920s comedy

Classic comedy gets postmodern makeover to mostly good effect.
Psst! There's a party at Osmo's house with Dawn Upshaw this weekend

Psst! There's a party at Osmo's house with Dawn Upshaw this weekend

Dawn Upshaw prefers a quiet New Year's, but Vänskä persuaded her to sing with the Minnesota Orchestra.
Review: Open Eye show offers welcoming warmth for Minnesota's 'Longest Night'

Review: Open Eye show offers welcoming warmth for Minnesota's 'Longest Night'

Bradley Greenwald and Sonja Thompson again welcome the solstice with songs and poetry.
'Fun Home': The Tony-winning father-daughter dance is most moving when it stands still

'Fun Home': The Tony-winning father-daughter dance is most moving when it stands still

The coming-out musical "Fun Home" is at its best in the nonmusical moments.
James Sewell Ballet, Myron Johnson offer 'Suite' relief in campy 'Nutcracker'

James Sewell Ballet, Myron Johnson offer 'Suite' relief in campy 'Nutcracker'

Myron Johnson can still shake up a mean cocktail with his Swinging '60s take on "The Nutcracker."
Minn. parent of autistic child played part in Tony-winning 'Curious Incident'

Minn. parent of autistic child played part in Tony-winning 'Curious Incident'

It wasn't until cast members visited an autism services center that one star understood her character in the touring production of the Tony-winning play, which is visiting Minneapolis this week.
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