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REVIEW: Vandalism takes the stage in the concluding show of Out There, which tackles big ideas in simple ways.
Our critics look for lessons and signals in the new artistic director's first staging at the Guthrie Theater.
Dickey knew right off the bat that she did not want to craft a docudrama. For one thing, that would've been too painful. Instead, she opted for a fictional meditation on the people and the events.
The highly respected leader in arts and education comes to the theater at a time of crisis over allegations of sexual abuse in the 1980s.
Tanya Barfield's 'Bright Half Life' has its regional premiere at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis
Tanya Barfield's new play gets its regional premiere at Pillsbury House Theatre.
REVIEW: Out There's "Riding on a Cloud" orbits the aftermath of a violent catastrophe.
David Gonzalez is joined by two spirited musicians in his animated retelling of the Eastern European folk tale.
The words of David Foster Wallace are brought to the stage at Walker Art Center.
Jeanette Simmonds is fifth former student to file suit under new law.
The Canadian-bred arts leader, who runs a similar facility in Austin, Texas, starts this spring.
"Don't forget to have fun," says Patricia Mitchell, who healed rifts, weathered conflict and helped build a sparkling concert hall.
Former student alleges she was the victim of sexual abuse from 1981-85 and was "coerced" to lie about it to a grand jury.
Damaged souls encounter one another in Dark & Stormy Productions' "Sunshine."
Obituary: John Bottoms, physical actor and Tony nominee left his mark in New York, Boston and Minneapolis
John Bottoms, a Tony-nominated stage and screen actor who was a member of the Guthrie Theater’s acting company in the 1980s and ’90s, died Nov.…
The Ordway's slow but steady holiday production gets a burst of sunshine from Billie Wildrick.
A second civil lawsuit has been filed against Twin Cities entrepreneur Jason McLean and Children's Theatre Company, alleging sexual abuse of a minor and institutional negligence.
Jason McLean, along with the Children's Theatre Company and co-founder John Clark Donahue, is named in a civil case that revisits the theater's 1980s sex scandal.
The suit, filed on behalf of former students at the company, names former CTC artistic director John Clark Donahue and an unnamed ex-employee.
The Carole King musical is more than a nostalgia trip, thanks to a deeply emotive performance by its star, Abby Mueller.
At Minneapolis' Brave New Workshop, the Donald has displaced the Grinch as our holiday grouch.
Abby Mueller stars in the tour of "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" — a role that earned her little sister a Tony on Broadway.
Old Log Theatre throws a big nostalgia party with this '80s-styled musical adapted from the hit film.
REVIEW: "Emilie/Eurydice," which premiered over the weekend at Illusion Theater in Minneapolis, is a tender show that grabs your emotions and, even though the grip is soft, never lets go.
Traci Allen Shannon soars in the Children's Theatre revival of "The Wizard of Oz."
Theater's artistic director hits the road to both introduce and educate himself.
Traci Allen Shannon is back at Children's Theatre with a child of her own now, and a fresh perspective on the wonderful world of "Oz."
William Byrd Wilkins, an actor who was prominent in the Twin Cities in the 1990s before leaving to perform in Alaska, London and New York,…
Author is celebrated by governor, Minneapolis.
It pulls back the curtain on a $1 million makeover with Friday's opening of the Obie-winning racial drama "An Octoroon."
Acclaimed dancers, set designers, choreographers and educators take a bow.
‘Doctor Faustus’ gets astute modern staging The Faust legend, where a man sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power, is one of…
Touring show features glitzy staging and entertaining performances but was marred by sound issues.
REVIEW: Casting is only part of what makes an all-female "Henry IV" remarkable.
British director Greg Banks energetically updates "The Jungle Book" for the 21st century at Children's Theatre.
Roger Guenveur Smith's solo show explores Rodney King the man as well as the moment that thrust him into world consciousness.
Opening Friday in "The Jungle Book," Detroit-bred actor and teacher H. Adam Harris makes a big impression off stage as well.
Rodney King was no MLK, but stage wizard Roger Guenveur Smith gives eloquent voice to his story in a solo show opening Thursday at Penumbra.
Sha Cage's solo show is a moving exploration of the rules of attraction.
Park Square's poetic show "Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue" outlines effects of war on a patriotic Puerto Rican clan.
Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson takes on the urban educational system in "Prep."
Review: Naomi Wallace's 'Things of Dry Hours' takes a poetic riff on history in a production in Minneapolis
Naomi Wallace's "Dry Hours" is a dense look at communism and race in 1930s Alabama.
Review: A Broadway musical update provides a modern restyling for a well-worn tale.
The Broadway singer-actor, who has won a record six Tony Awards, comes to town this weekend to kick off the Minnesota Orchestra's new season.
Review: The world premiere of the stage adaptation of the film is full of life.
Six-time Tony winner William Ivey Long is the man Broadway looks to for color and style.
Children's Theatre has high hopes for "Akeelah and the Bee," which will get an East Coast showcase after its local premiere.
The Twin Cities actress has built a formidable career by fearlessly seeing the world through troubled souls.
The New Griots Festival gives voice to a diverse group of emerging Twin Cities talents.
The Minneapolis puppet troupe picked an executive director and is financially healthy again.
After laboring on local stages for two decades, actress/singer Kersten Rodau is finally getting her due as a bona fide star.
Review: With a high-powered lead performance, the Cyndi Lauper musical "Kinky Boots" delights audiences at the Orpheum.
The Cyndi Lauper musical, which debuts in Minneapolis on Tuesday, was shaped by a Broadway guru who got his start in the Twin Cities.
New play explores friendship between boxer seen as Nazi ideal and his Jewish manager.
REVIEW: Children's Theatre's 45-minute adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" thrillingly drops us into Capt. Nemo's realm.
Children's Theatre premieres a throttling interactive production that's more like an action movie than a play.
Awards go to Jerome Foundation leader, the Steele family and more.
"Choir Boy," Tarell Alvin McCraney's one-act play about music, friendship and homophobia at a black boarding school, gets a compelling staging at the Guthrie.
The musical that won eight Tonys in 2013 brings its charm and simplicity back to the Twin Cities.
REVIEW: Skill and heart also help to make Ordway Center's zippy production of "Damn Yankees" a splashy success.
Tarell Alvin McCraney explores black gay life in the church in "Choir Boy," making its regional premiere at the Guthrie.
While still challenging, its 2015-16 slate has some shows with family appeal.
St. Louis Park's Ali Rose Dachis has made it to Broadway, acting alongside "Seinfeld" creator Larry David.
Marcus Gardley's play "Lovingkindness" is lyrical and affecting, if preachy.
Not since Tyrone Guthrie founded the company that would bear his name has someone become more associated with the Guthrie Theater, one of the nation's acclaimed regional theaters.
Patricia Mitchell helped calm tenants, rev up patrons at the St. Paul arts center.
For Cherie Lovelace Price, helping people and the community was both a source of employment and a faith calling. Price, matriarch of an influential extended…
Marcus Gardley's "The Gospel of Lovingkindness" shows the humanity of a killer and his victim – both young black men – and their families.
The University of Minnesota is canceling its summer season at the Minnesota Centennial Showboat this year, citing financial shortfalls.
As the co-founder of Mu Performing Arts wins a lifetime achievement award, he's hatching plans for a new multicultural theater company.
REVIEW: Director Michael McFadden has reimagined "Camelot" for a millennial generation more familiar with "Spamalot," the Monty Python spoof, than the four-hour-long original.
REVIEW: Kira Obolensky's insightful, witty new play follows a combat veteran who returns to an all-female town.
It's all part of an effort by the creative team to make us see "Camelot" less as an abstracted fairy tale and more as a contemporary story that commands our attention at a time of increasing social anxiety.
Alanna Saunders, star of "Peter Pan" at Children's Theatre and in last winter's live NBC telecast, was made for the stage.
Penumbra Theatre's new season includes "Sunset Baby" and "Rodney King."
Twin Cities theater audiences are well aware of the commanding stage presence of Tyler Michaels, the Ivey Award-winning actor who has wowed audiences with a…
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