Museum of Russian Art
“Blue Horses III” by Leon Hushcha, 2017

Work that shimmers with water and glitter reflects Minneapolis artist's complex story

Show at Russian Museum reflects Leon Hushcha's complicated past.

How Children's Theatre adapts little books like Dr. Seuss' 'Lorax' into big shows

April 17
The Lorax — with puppeteers Meghan Kreidler, Rick Miller and H. Adam Harris — faces off against the Once-ler (Steven Epp) in “Dr. Seuss’s The
Writers are thrilled when Children's Theatre wants to turn storybooks into plays. Then reality sets in.

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' gets gorgeous refresh at Guthrie Theater

April 17
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner": David Manis, JaBen Early, Maeve Coleen Moynihan and Sally Wingert are part of a superb cast.
Director Timothy Bond's funny, wry production at the Guthrie is gentle but unmistakable as it confronts ugly truths.
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Perched above the stage, Justin Vernon sang as a dancer soloed during Thursday's world premiere of "Come Through," a collaboration between Bon Iver an

New Bon Iver music finds soulful success in St. Paul premiere with TU Dance

Collaboration is another interesting sidestep for the ever-elusive Justin Vernon.
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A duet from Thursday's world premiere of "Come Together," a collaboration between TU Dance and Bon Iver commissioned by the SPCO's Liquid Music Series

Dancers and musicians amplify each other in Bon Iver/TU Dance premiere in St. Paul

With powerful force, "Come Through" seems to explore themes of freedom, justice, equality and hope.
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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How 'The Lorax' compares with four other storybooks staged at CTC

The Lorax Writer: Dr. Seuss Pages: 72 Target age: 5-9 Plot/characters: There’s plenty of story, as Once-ler robs resources and litters the world with his…
Stage & Arts
April 17

Combustible Company turns Molière play into modern medical sendup

REVIEW: The Combustible Company takes a comic jab at the pharmaceutical industry with an up-to-date "Invalid."
Music
April 16
Choreographer Uri Sands and Grammy-winning musician Justin Vernon, center, watched dancers rehearse their collaborative show.

Bon Iver and TU Dance offer a 'moving' mix of music and dance

Bon Iver and TU Dance see past "very challenging times" with their new show, premiering Thursday at St. Paul's Palace Theatre.
Stage & Arts
April 13
The Keigwin & Company troupe celebrates Leonard Bernstein.

New York's Keigwin & Company brings Leonard Bernstein dance show to Minneapolis

Celebrating Bernstein with dance Leonard Bernstein inspired some of the 20th century’s best Broadway dance numbers, so it’s fitting to honor his legacy with movement.…
Stage & Arts
April 12
Lita Malicsi, center, with Lyra Hernandez and Mar Alojado, is the narrator of “Isla Tuliro.”

Review: Colorful 'Isla Tuliro' makes the story of Filipino conquest a universal one

"Isla Tuliro" at Southern Theater tells a universal story in a Filipino context.
Stage & Arts
April 12
“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”: Maeve Coleen Moynihan and JaBen Early are the central couple in the Guthrie Theater production, running through

Love in black and white: 3 Twin Cities plays wrestle with interracial marriage

In ways large and small, these plays are in conversation over issues that have roiled the soul of America.
Stage & Arts
April 12
Reb L Limerick's exhibit as part of UHN-URTH at Katherine E. Nash Gallery.

Eight U artists showcased in 'UHN-URTH'

‘Uhn-Urth’ The latest batch of University of Minnesota MFA graduates are un-urthed in a sprawling group show. Eight artists have created installations throughout the Katherine…
Stage & Arts
April 11
Kate Guentzel plays the mother of a nonbinary child.

Mpls. comedy centers on a mother whose child came out as 'none of the above'

Kate Guentzel charms as the Texas mother of a nonbinary child in a solo show at Illusion.
Stage & Arts
April 9
“Garden of Names” by Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre with Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum and a cast of internationally renowned guest dancers, si

Zorongo's 'Garden of Names' conjures Argentina's 1970s 'Dirty War' with flamenco and tap

REVIEW: A gripping but imperfect dance show draws from Argentina's 1970s "Dirty War."
Stage & Arts
April 9
Azoralla Arroyo Caballero, center, with Michael Hanna and Thallis Santesteban, who play her parents, in “Mermaid Hour: ReMixed.“

Transgender girl is focus of new musical 'Mermaid Hour' at Mixed Blood Theatre

A new musical at Mixed Blood tells a compassionate, sensitive story about a transgender girl.
Stage & Arts
April 9
Hayley Sisler (Lily), Gabrielle Dominique (Josie), and Ariel Leaf (the Skriker) in "The Skriker" by Fortune's Fool Theatre. Photo by Phen Grant and Le

'The Skriker' is a discomforting fairy tale about the disruption of nature

REVIEW: In "The Skriker," Mother Nature has become a malevolent creature seeking revenge.
Stage & Arts
April 8
John Jamison, Lamar Jefferson, T. Mychael Rambo, Thomasina Petrus and Ivory Doublette bring high energy to “Five Points” at Theater Latté Da.

Theater Latte Da's world-premiere "Five Points" is packed with showstoppers

Theater Latté Da's world premiere may pack in too much, but it's off to a good start.
Stage & Arts
April 7
Ballet Hispanico will perform “Sombrerisimo” in October at Northrop.

Return of its mighty organ will highlight Northrop auditorium's 2018-19 season

Restored instrument figures heavily in music series while dance season includes a new work from Joffrey Ballet.
Stage & Arts
April 5
Aparna Ramaswamy, left, and Ranee Ramaswamy. ORG XMIT: MIN1404220936490498

Three Twin Cities artists win prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Prestigious fellowships go to mother-daughter dance team, multimedia artist.
Stage & Arts
April 5
Director Leah Anderson, center, spoke to Azoralla Caballero and Michael Hanna during rehearsals for “Mermaid Hour: ReMixed,” a musical about a tra

Trans artists have seized the spotlight on Twin Cities stages this month

It may not be a tipping point, but trans theater artists have seized the spotlight in an extraordinary month.
Stage & Arts
April 5
Bryan Cranston in “Network” at London’s National Theatre. Jan Versweyveld

How London theater sometimes outshines Broadway

Soaking up some alcohol, along with London's lively West End theater scene.
Stage & Arts
April 5
Michael Hanna and Azoralla Caballero in “Mermaid Hour: ReMixed” at Mixed Blood.

'Mermaid' sings at Mixed Blood in Minneapolis

‘Mermaid Hour: ReMixed’ A mysterious character materializes to assist a trans girl, who is just coming out, and her parents, who disagree about their daughter’s…
Stage & Arts
April 5
Adam Pascal as a preening Shakespeare in “Something Rotten.” JEREMY DANIEL

'Something Rotten' is a zany musical journey to Shakespeare's England

With Adam Pascal as a rock-star Shakespeare, the Broadway tour of "Something Rotten" offers loads of laughs.
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