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In Minneapolis, Misty Copeland will talk Prince and inspiring youths to reach for their dreams.
Review: A new staging conjures a world of magic and light.
Review: The stylish production earns straight A's for dissecting global beauty standards.
Related by blood and by faith, Minnesota's McDonald sisters devoted their lives to protesting war. A new play at the History Theatre tells their story.
The Abba-sourced musical is a font of fun at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Minneapolis theater has commissioned five playwrights to ruminate on the status of women in "She Persists: The Great Divide III."
Opening Friday at Mixed Blood Theatre, "Roe" takes a closer look at the complicated woman behind the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case.
The Broadway tour lands at the Orpheum with a terrific kid performer and a lot of dead air.
Two actors bring special chemistry to the latest show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Rock 'n' roll acts surprise patrons expecting the usual calendar of Broadway and opera productions.
In the Brave New Workshop's 300th show, the jokes cut straight to the heart.
Set amid the AIDS crisis, this musical at the Ordway conjures a broken but lovable modern family.
Part of the Children's Theatre's 2019-20 season, a new play recalls the state's momentous meatpackers strike.
Campus-set drama looks at issue of sex assault with the involvement of alcohol.
Park Square Theatre gives the Greek tragedy an ambitious all-female update.
History Theatre's "Stewardess!" is a jaw-dropping and heart-warming experience.
By purchasing North Loop theater, Minnesota Opera intends to shake up its programming.
The same jury returned a $3.68 million verdict against Jason McLean, a former teacher at the school who was never criminally charged in the probe that sent theater leader John Clark Donahue to jail.
Walker Art Center closes its Out There series with a 95-minute work that evokes the war with testimonials, images and videos.
Theatre 55 is producing 'Hair' by actors who lived it.
With superb music direction and casting, Artistry's staging has plenty of romantic sweep.
Translation mix-ups inspired an Italian writer's show for Children's Theatre.
Ordway Cabaret Thursday: Under former artistic director James A. Rocco, the Ordway Center had a series of periodic songbook concerts to celebrate the work of…
After 20 years, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" returns to the Children's Theatre as a cut-rate British production.
Broadway's Gloria Estefan musical arrives at a cold time in Minnesota.
The closing of key venues has Twin Cities theater and dance artists scrambling for places to perform.
Alleging she was sexually assaulted in 1983, Laura Stearns sued CTC and its ex-teacher Jason McLean.
A basketball drama opening Friday is the latest attempt to build a field of dreams onstage.
Review: Rabih Mroué's "Borborygmus" feels like a figurative self-immolation dressed up cleverly as experimental theater.
Screen star Ernie Hudson reflects on the ups and downs of a life launched on a Twin Cities stage.
Abdul Salaam El Razzac, 74, was in Penumbra Theatre's very first main stage show and has been a pillar of the storied acting company ever since.
1. “Hamilton”: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster hip-hop musical knocked socks off at the Orpheum Theatre with a cast every bit as good as the…
The holiday musical is even more amped up in its return engagement at the Ordway.
Meet the Guthrie Theater staffer who works tirelessly to make shows available to all.
A board investigation found artistic director Randy Reyes did not meet the theater's "high standards."
Songs like "No Room at the Inn" take on a special resonance in Penumbra's emotion-packed holiday show.
Despite turnover in top positions, the theater had its highest-grossing season.
A technology firm will move in after a deal that wiped out Intermedia's debts, leaving it with $1 million-plus.
Jamecia Bennett summons the spirit of gospel/rock godmother Rosetta Tharpe in a new show.
Brave New Workshop's sketch comedy revue satirizes the stress of the season.
Festival at Mixed Blood offers a trio of hyper-contemporary plays by black men.
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.
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