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With new elements in dance and music, Children's Theatre Company's 2018 version is more fun, and also provides the warmth and reassurance of a good holiday show.
The rude humor is no longer as shocking, but it still captivates in touring show at Orpheum.
The showman sings about his life and survival in "Present," a solo show at Illusion Theater.
Guthrie's staging of the classic "Noises Off" offers a timely diversions from our troubles.
Fast-growing Kingdom Life puts down roots in north Minneapolis.
Arts Midwest boss is retiring after more than three decades (and $200 million in funding).
To create new opportunities, Minnesota women are founding their own theater troupes.
Fierce and driven, Marsh has created a hot theater company – and a safe place to explore tough-minded plays.
Minnesota Jewish Theatre finds the comedy in a fractured family in "The Last Schwartz."
New play at Children's Theatre provides a youthful perspective on the immigration debate.
With "Holiday Inn," Chanhassen Dinner Theatres serves up a seasonal spritzer to mark its 50th anniversary.
The company that premiered "Hamilton" is touring the state with an economic tear-jerker.
But an odd casting choice mars the magic in a show offering strong lead performances.
Students scored tickets through a Twin Cities-based program that uses theater to help kids unlock their potential and an initiative launched by the family of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
New play fits into the broad mission of the nation's largest theater company for youth and family, which does not shy away from weighty or sensitive subjects.
Park Square's "The Agitators" looks at long relationship between freedom fighters Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.
Frank Theatre launches its 30th season with an eerie, moving show.
New rap-infused musical "Last Stop on Market Street" by a Motown legend and his son is like "Hamilton" for kids.
Review: The revival has a broader cast and contemporary resonance.
Motor City music great Lamont Dozier helps drive a new Children's Theatre musical that blends soul, Latin and hip-hop into a teaching moment about urban life.
Christina Ham's film-noir-inspired play is suffused with charm — and social history, too.
Shows offer food for thought and fodder for laughs.
Obie-winning actor Dame-Jasmine Hughes has grown into a fine artist in front of our eyes.
The throwback play features notable performances by married couple Candace Barrett and Raye Birk.
The show opened Wednesday at the Orpheum with a frenzy.
The one-person show is performed with immediacy, power and occasional humor.
Lottery of 40 tickets for each show to be drawn during Twin Cities run.
Will Cinderella end up owning the ball? Perhaps, if Twin Cities-raised Broadway star Laura Osnes has her way. In her first major performance in…
Theater Mu premieres a new work by Twin Cities playwright May Lee-Yang.
"I'm saddened that there are so many who are lost," T. Mychael Rambo said of St. Paul attack.
Shanan Custer has no fewer than five shows in Minnesota's largest performing arts fest: "It's like theater sports."
Guthrie summer show offers costumes, confetti and clap-along music.
Ken Ludwig has a hands-off policy once he's done with a play, like Park Square Theatre's "Baskerville."
This two-man show sparkles with his usual folksy brilliance.
Audra and orchestra Broadway powerhouse and TV star Audra McDonald could rest on her laurels. After all, she’s won a record six Tonys for a…
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Flying Foot Forum adds new elements to its revival of a popular dance show.
RightSource Compliance bought the distressed art organization's building.
Its 2018-19 performing arts season reflects a variety of world concerns.
"Love Never Dies" picks up the stalker narrative 10 years later.
The message of the Leonard Bernstein classic feels fresh in Joseph Haj's Guthrie revival.
More than 200 lined up at the State Theatre and thousands more battled online for the roughly 100,000 tickets that went on sale Thursday morning.
Meet the woman overseeing Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies"
Chatty stage legend Chita Rivera — one of the original "West Side Story" stars — makes her Guthrie debut at 85.
Flordelino Lagundino has also worked at the Guthrie and Mixed Blood theaters.
Twin Cities fans of "Hamilton" will no longer have to wait for it.Single tickets for the musical's Minneapolis debut go on sale June 21 —…
Fetching performances bring this Broadway museum piece to life.
Jennifer Bielstein becomes the second woman to leave the leadership team in a month.
Sally Wingert soars in "Underneath the Lintel."
Review: The heavy content of the show is leavened by magisterial artistry, including powerful acting and gorgeous music.
Theater legend JoAnne Akalaitis returns for one weekend only to present a world premiere.
In a gorgeous revival at the Jungle, Thomasina Petrus embodies Billie Holiday.
Singer/actor Thomasina Petrus revisits her signature role as jazz icon Billie Holiday.
The theater's 21st season also includes a new play by Harrison David Rivers.
An aging professor and questioning student square off in the drama "Taking Shakespeare."
"High Fidelity," about an obsessive record-store owner, sets up shop at the Electric Fetus, a legendary haven for music geeks.
Social services and the arts go hand-in-hand at Pillsbury House in south Minneapolis.
Director Timothy Bond's funny, wry production at the Guthrie is gentle but unmistakable as it confronts ugly truths.
"Isla Tuliro" at Southern Theater tells a universal story in a Filipino context.
In ways large and small, these plays are in conversation over issues that have roiled the soul of America.
A new musical at Mixed Blood tells a compassionate, sensitive story about a transgender girl.
Restored instrument figures heavily in music series while dance season includes a new work from Joffrey Ballet.
Prestigious fellowships go to mother-daughter dance team, multimedia artist.
With Adam Pascal as a rock-star Shakespeare, the Broadway tour of "Something Rotten" offers loads of laughs.
He may be a Twin Cities theater celebrity. But he's a grounded figure who does lots of big-hearted things to uplift his community. Singing his singular versions of "Happy Birthday" to friends, family, co-workers and strangers is part of his service.
Drugs, family, religion and social services converge in Underdog Theatre's potent drama "Luna Gale."
Guthrie staging of Danai Gurira's play is riotous but also poignant.
"For Colored Girls" kicks off a 2018-19 schedule that includes a new work by the writer of "The Ballad of Emmett Till."
"For Colored Girls" kicks off a 2018-19 schedule that includes a new work by "Emmett Till" playwright.
"Now it feels like we're in the good part of the story," says Leslie Odom Jr., headed to Minneapolis for a two-night stand at Orchestra Hall.
Series of short plays at Pillsbury House explores the "politics of truth" in the Trump era.
Ho-hum movie has become a high-octane musical at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
"Newsies" star Aleks Knezevich could have been a doctor. He chose theater instead.
Andrew Lloyd Webber musical amps up the fun at the Orpheum.
After 13 years, funding woes shut down local version of Broadway's Tony Awards.
Actors stand between extremes in the Guthrie Theater's new solo festival.
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