Artistic director Marcela Lorca led a rehearsal of Ten Thousand Things’ “Into the Woods” at a south Minneapolis church.

Director tackles massive Sondheim musical 'Into The Woods' for Ten Thousand Things debut

With the massive musical "Into the Woods," director Marcela Lorca dives into her new leadership role at Ten Thousand Things.

Park Square Theatre turns 'Antigone' into modern, relatable antiheroine

February 14
Lauren Diesch in “Antigone” by Park Square Theatre.
Park Square Theatre gives the Greek tragedy an ambitious all-female update.

Two intense new shows get surreal

February 14
“Demand and Supply” by Erik Johansson.
Kooky work by Swedish and Russian artists may make your third eye twitch.
Stage & Arts
February 18
Max Wojtanowicz (Le Beau/Silvius) and Sun Mee Chomet (Phoebe) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of "As You Like It."

Guthrie offers a lusty rom-com 'As You Like It'

Guthrie production sets play in the present — and in a sunnier part of Shakespeare's world.
Stage & Arts
February 18
With kids at the center, Children's Theatre to remember Minnesota's 1985 meatpackers strike

With kids at the center, Children's Theatre to remember Minnesota's 1985 meatpackers strike

Part of the Children's Theatre's 2019-20 season, a new play recalls the state's momentous meatpackers strike.
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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February 17
Miriam Schwartz and JuCoby Johnson in “Actually.”

Minnesota premiere of 'Actually,' a play about rape on campus, is compelling

Campus-set drama looks at issue of sex assault with the involvement of alcohol.
Music
February 16
Shannon Mulcahy, Gabrielle Abram, Leanna Browne, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel and Gemma Isaacson of Contempo Physical Dance. credit: Jenny Pennaz

Best of the Week: 'Strong Women' dance, Big Turn Music Fest, 'Stewardess!" and more

Fierce female moves Brazilian activist and dance artist Nildinha Fonsêca has been making waves in the male-dominated world of choreography. Bringing her fierce feminist style…
Stage & Arts
February 15
Dame Jasmine Hughes and Darrick Mosley play a couple hurt by the fallout from Emmett Till's murder in "Benevolence."

World premiere in St. Paul examines the aftermath of Emmett Till's murder

A searing drama about the aftermath of the Emmett Till killing premieres at Penumbra.
Stage & Arts
February 15
Deborah Nelson, owner of Satin Stitches, with one of her custom dance costumes in her store in Coon Rapids.

Over four decades, this designer outfitted Minnesota's top high school dance teams

Deborah Nelson made her mark outfitting generations of high school dance teams.
Stage & Arts
February 14
Tina Burnside, left, and Coventry Cowens.

Celebrate Black History Month in style at Minneapolis 'history harvest'

History harvest The Minnesota African-American Heritage Museum and Gallery teams up with the Hennepin History Museum to take a deep dive into Black History Month.…
Stage & Arts
February 14
Park Square Theatre’s artistic director, Flordelino Lagundino, will direct two shows in the 2019-20 season, both by Korean-American playwrights.

Park Square Theatre's 2019-20 season accents music and immigrant stories

Park Square Theatre announced its inaugural season under artistic director Lagundino.
Stage & Arts
February 14
Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers

Annual show by St. Paul's Rince na Chroi features more than 200 Irish dancers

Dance like you're IrishIt's sure to feel like St. Patrick's Day when the quick-stepping Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers take the stage for their 14th…
Stage & Arts
February 13
St. Paul's Hmong Cultural Center expands its reach with $15K federal grant

St. Paul's Hmong Cultural Center expands its reach with $15K federal grant

First-ever grant awarded to the center for programming aimed at the broader public.
Stage & Arts
February 13
Borealis Dance.

Borealis Dance stages 'The Tell-Tale Heart' for Valentine's Day

Lab Theater setting offers more space.
Stage & Arts
February 12
“Benevolence,” part of a trilogy by playwright Ifa Bayeza about lynching victim Emmett Till, will have its world premiere Thursday at the Penumbra

Inspired by Emmett Till, new St. Paul play looks for hope after 'monstrous violence'

The second play in a trilogy inspired by Emmett Till, "Benevolence" looks for hope after racial violence.
Stage & Arts
February 12
Walker Art Center's new boss makes her first public appearance

Walker Art Center's new boss makes her first public appearance

New executive director Mary Ceruti met the press as the Walker previewed a new show opening this week.
Stage & Arts
February 12
A new staging by Girl Friday Productions plays up the farce in the first two acts of “The Skin of Our Teeth.”

Thornton Wilder's 'Skin of Our Teeth' feels frighteningly prescient at Park Square Theatre

Review: A new take on the Thornton Wilder classic stretches from nostalgic past to grim future.
Stage & Arts
February 11
Tracey Maloney in “Stewardess!” stars as Mary Pat Laffey in History Theatre's "Stewardess!"

History Theatre's jaw-dropping 'Stewardess!' humanizes fight for gender equality

History Theatre's "Stewardess!" is a jaw-dropping and heart-warming experience.
Stage & Arts
February 8
Michael Quadrozzi, left, and Paul LaNave in Theatre Pro Rata’s “Isaac’s Eye.”

Theatre Pro Rata's 'Isaac's Eye' stars highly fictionalized Sir Isaac Newton

To Sir, With Science Through Feb. 17: Think of the chalkboard at the back of the stage as a crucial character in “Isaac’s Eye,” a…
Stage & Arts
February 7
Tracey Maloney plays groundbreaking flight attendant Mary Pat Laffey in “Stewardess!” at the History Theatre.

New play depicts 'stewardess' whose Northwest Airlines lawsuit changed the world

History Theatre's "Stewardess!" shows how Mary Pat Laffey gathered co-workers to battle sexism at Minnesota's Northwest Airlines.
Music
February 7
PaviElle French

Best of the Week: Tapestry19, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Zuzu African Acrobats, Kelly Clarkson, more

Weaving a new Tapestry The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra kicks off its ambitious Tapestry19 fest with a pair of meaty world premieres. They include “Don’t…
Stage & Arts
February 7
Work by Mara Duvra from “To be seen/To be manifold” exhibit. Juxtaposition Arts

Photos and poetry combine in 'Meditations' at Juxtaposition Arts in Minneapolis

‘Tending: Meditations on Interiority and Blackness’ Visual artist Mara Duvra is popping up everywhere. She just closed the graceful exhibition “Yes, and the body…
Stage & Arts
February 7
In this photograph from the exhibit “In the Company of Others,” Den-Zill Gilliard documents a south Minneapolis black church.

Musings on black history and more in three Twin Cities photo shows

Two exhibits for Black History Month and one for the sake of still images.
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