Minnesota theater icon Lou Bellamy reflects on 40 years of Penumbra

Minnesota theater icon Lou Bellamy reflects on 40 years of Penumbra

Lou Bellamy stepped down from his leadership role with Penumbra in January. But he took a couple of hours recently to tour a historical exhibit about the theater with his successor, daughter Sarah Bellamy.

Can Mpls. choreographer capture our 'greatest ugliness' with new ballet?

March 24
Can Mpls. choreographer capture our 'greatest ugliness' with new ballet?
The 1967 documentary "Titicut Follies" exposed abuse at a hospital for the criminally insane. And now James Sewell has adapted the film for his new dance show.

New boss of Hennepin theaters is a veteran arts leader raised in Wisconsin

March 23
New boss of Hennepin theaters is a veteran arts leader raised in Wisconsin
The veteran arts leader and professor comes to the Twin Cities from upstate New York.
Music
March 26

Denk keeps Bach on track, even on a grand piano

REVIEW: The musical artist played with clarity and emotional power.
Stage & Arts
March 24

Review: Hardly anything rotten about Nautilus Music-Theater's 'Twisted Apples'

Intimacy adds power to "Twisted Apples," a view of old-time small-town life adapted from Sherwood Anderson's short stories.
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Our theater and dance critics give you their takes on what's playing — good and bad — on Twin Cities stages.
Stage & Arts
March 23

'Macbeth' hits the stage at Park Square

Macbeth Shakespeare’s dramas have never gone out of style on Twin Cities stages, but rarely have they felt as politically charged as they do now.…
Stage & Arts
March 23
"Ena with Eyes Shut" by Cooper and Gorfer/ Nikolaj Kristensen.

American Swedish Institute exhibits fashions from extreme Nordic climes

"The Weather Diaries" exhibition explores the impact of weather on cultural identity while examining the roots of West Nordic fashion.
Stage & Arts
March 22

Northrop's remarkable 'Betroffenheit' show explores grief through theater and dance

Review: "Betroffenheit" was a remarkable show exploring the psychology of trauma and personal loss.
Stage & Arts
March 22

Fashion and art from 'The Weather Diaries' at American Swedish Institute

The exhibition features fashions from extreme Nordic climates.
Stage & Arts
March 21

Female veterans, not actors, tell riveting tales of the battlefront at Guthrie

Veterans featured in "She Went to War" testify to the dramatic power of real lives.
Stage & Arts
March 20

New play traces a Chinese immigrant's twisty path to Minnesota

REVIEW: Jessica Huang's rewarding new play "The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin" offers a complex telling of a complex life.
Stage & Arts
March 19

Regimented dancers stage revolt in 'Still Life for the Cowles Center'

Review: Morgan Thorson dance show gets audience involved in staged rebellion.
Stage & Arts
March 17

Art shanties moving to Minneapolis in 2018

The Twin Cities' art-infused homage to ice fishing is headed to the City of Lakes next year after stints on Medicine and White Bear lakes.
Stage & Arts
March 17

St. Paul's History Theatre premieres 'Harry Chin,' about a Chinese immigrant

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin Amid our heated discussions about jobs and immigration, the History Theatre premieres a play that looks back at a…
Stage & Arts
March 17
Local artist Alison Hiltner worked on her exhibit at the Minneapolis I...

Art is in bloom – an algae bloom, that is – at Mpls. Institute of Art

"Adorable" and "easygoing" is how Alison Hiltner describes the algae she's been cultivating for her new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Stage & Arts
March 17

Morgan Thorson's 'Still Life' adapted for Cowles Center

Choreography in ruins A gallery at the Weisman Art Museum was transformed into a dance venue a couple of summers ago when dancer Morgan Thorson…
Stage & Arts
March 15

Frank Theatre's 'Citizen' approaches touchy subject of race with grace

REVIEW: Claudia Rankine's words reach deep in a theatrical adaptation of her lyric poem "Citizen."
Stage & Arts
March 14

Theatre in the Round to debut enormous mural

This fall, passers-by will get a peek behind Theatre in the Round’s brick walls without ever stepping inside. California artist John Pugh is creating a…
Music
March 14

Depression-era Manhattan sets tempo for Minnesota Opera's 'Dinner at Eight'

REVIEW: Minnesota Opera's version of the classic story boasts a sparkling, imaginative score by William Bolcom and a deft, astute libretto by Mark Campbell.
Stage & Arts
March 14

Review: Theater Latté Da's 'Six Degrees of Separation'

Best known for musicals, Theater Latté Da stretches out in a highly theatrical drama.
Stage & Arts
March 13

'Grease' brings the heat in Chanhassen revival

A beautiful and energetic cast enlivens Michael Brindisi's revival at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
Stage & Arts
March 13

How the Guthrie is ushering in a new era for Minnesota theater

The new leader is pulling in fresh faces and generating goodwill as he ponders the Guthrie's relationship to greater Minnesota.
Stage & Arts
March 12

Auction houses report declining sales

But private transactions are up. Is an uncertain world economy to blame?
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