Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates

Why are Minnesotans so quick with standing ovations? A newcomer investigates

It's supposed to be the ultimate accolade for concerts and theater productions. Why, then, do Minnesotans hop to their feet for almost every show?

Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis

February 23
Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis
Cunningham's former right-hand man debuts a memoir at Cowles Center.

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

February 23
With role in 'The King and I,' a mixed-race actress tries to finds her way
"It's difficult," says Manna Nichols, who returns in "The King and I" at the Orpheum.
Stage & Arts
February 24

Interracial families are focus of buzzworthy painter's new Minneapolis show

In a new exhibit, artist Leslie Barlow uses a surprising mix of paints to depict interracial couples and families.
Stage & Arts
February 24

The case of the missing sculpture

MoMA can't find piece that commemorated its 50th anniversary.
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Stage & Arts
February 22

Obituary: Warren Frost was 'Twin Peaks' doc, plus a mentor to Twin Cities actors

The 91-year-old Frost spent two decades in the Twin Cities, serving as artistic director of Chimera Theatre in St. Paul while working at such playhouses as Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Children's Theatre and the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
February 22

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

Talented cast goes for laughs in Ten Thousand Things staging.
Stage & Arts
February 19

Review: Joe Haj stages a 'Lear' for our times at the Guthrie

Director Joseph Haj's first homegrown Shakespeare is simple and memorable.
Stage & Arts
February 17

'Prairie Home' millennial: Meet Serena Brook, the show's other new voice

New cast member Serena Brook wraps up her debut season as Chris Thile's comic foil.
Stage & Arts
February 17

Ballet de Lorraine offers fresh takes on 2 iconic works by Merce Cunningham

REVIEW: The French company solidly performed two works by the modern master Thursday night at Northrop.
Stage & Arts
February 16

Ten Thousand Things presents a stripped-down 'Fiddler'

Fiddler on the Roof A cultural minority tries to maintain its traditions in the face of a repressive czar. The plot for “Fiddler on the…
Stage & Arts
February 16

Stuart Pimsler's 'Matinee' relives the days we lost it at the movies

REVIEW: Stuart Pimsler's "Matinee" is a sexy meditation on romantic escapism.
Stage & Arts
February 15

Did dancer Merce Cunningham change the wider world of art? The Walker thinks so

A massive Walker exhibition asserts that the dancer was a visionary who changed the wider world of art.
Stage & Arts
February 15

Jungle's 'Anna in the Tropics' is a warm breeze that leaves us cold

REVIEW: "Anna in the Tropics" is a lovely piece of literature, but on stage it rarely comes to life.
Stage & Arts
February 14

Park Square's restaging of 'Nina Simone' rises on song

REVIEW: Last year's Park Square hit returns with added music and a sharpened script.
Music
February 14

Comedian Gaffigan, rocker Mellencamp to perform at State Fair

Tickets for both shows go on sale Feb. 24.
Stage & Arts
February 13

Bloomington's 'Bad Dates' better than none at all

THEATER REVIEW: Sara Marsh gives an antic performance as a woman who's unlucky in love.
Stage & Arts
February 13

CTC staging of Seuss' 'Sneetches' offers a pun-filled parable for our era

Children's Theatre adaptation of Dr. Seuss' segregation-era tale offers some timely lessons.
Stage & Arts
February 13

On stage, if not in real life, 'Marie Antoinette' ends well

REVIEW: The Walking Shadow production gets better as it goes along.
Stage & Arts
February 12

'Tragedy of Carmen' marks revival for St. Paul's Skylark Opera Theatre

Opera review: The visceral story comes to life under the new artistic director Robert Neu.
Stage & Arts
February 12

Seven dancers favor ideas over virtuosity

Dance review: There were stunning moments at a collaborative show at the Southern Theater.
Stage & Arts
February 11

Two kings, one role: Yoakam and Fuller double up as 'Lear' at Guthrie

Twin Cities actors Nathaniel Fuller and Stephen Yoakam share the role of a lifetime in the Guthrie's "King Lear." How are they making that work?
Stage & Arts
February 10

For children in Holocaust play, history collides with present

Young performers in "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" see lingering signs of prejudice.
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