Playwright Paula Vogel on the set of her play "Indecent" at the Guthrie in February 2018.

Playwright and teacher Paula Vogel shaped generations of top American theater talent

As a professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel shaped generations of top American theater talent.

Guthrie Theater's current production covers stage in 12,500-pound pool of water

April 18
Actors rehearsed a scene in the pool on the set of “Metamorphoses” at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
A Guthrie newcomer supervised the installation of a 6-ton pool for the Tony Award-winning "Metamorphoses."

Giant art by famed rocker Grant Hart will adorn St. Paul's Palace Theatre

April 18
Mock-up of Grant Hart Palace Theater project.
St. Paul theater will install giant mural-like sculptures to honor the late Grant Hart.
Music
April 19
Bob Dylan in the early 1960s.

Best of the Week (April 21-28): Dylan choir, Valerie June, 'Victor/Victoria,' Snoop Dogg, more

Tangled up in choir Nobel laureate Bob Dylan is notorious for reinventing his music in live performance. So he probably wouldn’t bat an eye at…
Stage & Arts
April 18
“Sámi Dreams” exhibit at Norway House.

Portraits at Norway House in Minneapolis give voice to indigenous Sámi people

‘Sámi Dreams’ International photographer Randall Hyman traveled to northern Norway to photograph the indigenous Sámi people. After decades of oppression and forced assimilation, attitudes…
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April 18

Shapiro & Smith Dance explores famous 19th-century occultist with 'Notes From A Séance'

Dancing with the occult In “Notes From a Séance,” Shapiro & Smith Dance finds humor and communion with the spirits while mining the late-19th-century story…
Stage & Arts
April 17
Betty Buckley in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway.

Broadway vet Betty Buckley shines in 'Hello, Dolly!' revival at Orpheum

The surprisingly fun Broadway revival stops at the Orpheum.
Stage & Arts
April 16
Katie Consamus and Taous Claire Khazem in “Cry it Out” at Yellow Tree Theatre.

New moms score big laughs with Yellow Tree Theatre's 'Cry It Out'

A new comedy at Yellow Tree Theatre also makes a sharp political point.
Stage & Arts
April 15
“The White Card” by Claudia Rankine comes to Penumbra next year. AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Penumbra grapples with urgent American issues

The St. Paul theater's 2019-20 season explores vexing contemporary topics.
Music
April 12
Tyler Michaels King in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" by Theatre Latte Da.

Best of the Week (April 14-21): 'Hedwig,' Billy Bragg, Earth Day, more

Wigging out Stalking the Ritz Theater stage in a blond wig, high heels and denim miniskirt, Tyler Michaels King presents a spectacle of tawdry, feral…
Stage & Arts
April 12
Ann Michels (Victoria Grant) and Emily Scinto (Norma Cassidy) in "Victor/Victoria," performed by Artistry Theater.

Gender-bending 'Victor/Victoria' stirs the heart at Artistry in Bloomington

Stage star Ann Michels is a natural in "Victor/Victoria," a show about breaking free from a confining world.
Stage & Arts
April 12
Meg Stuart's "Celestial Sorrow."

Dance artist Meg Stuart gets glittery, guttural at the Walker Art Center

Review: Dance artist Meg Stuart takes audiences to the weirdest funeral they've ever seen.
Stage & Arts
April 12
Renee Guittar, Jessica Fredrickson and Emily Bengtson in Chanhassen's "Mamma Mia!"

Musicals reign on Twin Cities stages, forcing theater artists from their comfort zones

Song-and-dance shows dominate Twin Cities stages, forcing theater artists from their comfort zones.
Stage & Arts
April 11
“Halfway to Dawn” by Reality dance company.

Jazz composer Billy Strayhorn gets dance tribute at Northrop auditorium

In step with Strayhorn Billy Strayhorn was a close collaborator of jazz great Duke Ellington. But Strayhorn mostly stayed in the shadows of his famous…
Stage & Arts
April 11

Clay comes to life in Japanese show at Minneapolis Institute of Art

‘Living Clay: Artists Respond to Nature’ “It’s alive!” shouted the mad scientist in “Frankenstein” when his creature came to life, and so did I…
Stage & Arts
April 11
In the 1934 etching “Minotaure,” Picasso depicted himself as a bull-like beast caught between his lover and his wife.

Picasso's bulls charge into Minneapolis through an ultra-rare set of prints

Prints in a tiny but fascinating exhibition offer a revealing glimpse of his artistic process.
Stage & Arts
April 10
SenZalma is about the journey between freedom and slavery.

Contempo Physical Dance to stage two works on Brazil's history of slavery

Dance artist probes Brazil’s history of slavery Brazilian-American choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos brings an effervescent voice to the Minnesota scene, creating works with emotional…
Stage & Arts
April 10
The unfinished portrait of "Eva," possibly by Edvard Munch, owned by St. Olaf College.

Did famed artist Edvard Munch paint this Minnesota portrait? Analysis points to 'yes'

Paint samples appear to support the claim by St. Olaf College. Now Munch scholars must weigh in.
Music
April 8
Tiffany Beamer shopped at Hymie’s Vintage Records in Minneapolis last year on Record Store Day.

9 things to do this week: Record Store Day, Southside Johnny, Ragamala Dance, more

Record stores’ big day out Music nerds’ favorite national holiday, Record Store Day, returns with a mad-dash-worthy array of shopping and entertainment, led by the…
Music
April 7
The sinewy Minnesota Dance Theatre troupe wove empathetic choreography into the texture of the Oratory Bach Ensemble’s performance.

Dancers enrich Bach's St. John Passion

Lab Theater's collaborative production of "St. John Passion" is deeply affecting.
Stage & Arts
April 5
Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell play the title roles Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse in the new FX miniseries.

FX's 'Fosse/Verdon' series re-examines the myth of a Broadway legend

Broadway legend Bob Fosse may have hogged the spotlight, but a spectacular new miniseries proves it took two to tango.
Stage & Arts
April 5
Flyer for Hanne Lippard exhibition

Berlin-based poet takes over the Minneapolis skyway

'Inefficiencies'Berlin-based artist/poet Hanne Lippard finds the magic in poetry's seeming uselessness. "Poetry is not created for efficiency or logic," she said. "It doesn't have a…
Stage & Arts
April 5
Maxwell Emmett Ward (center) in "Be More Chill" at Minneapolis Musical Theatre.

Powered by social media, hit Broadway musical 'Be More Chill' lands in Mpls.

A local production of the sci-fi musical opens just one month after bowing in New York City.
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