Misty Copeland: "Dancers come in all shapes and sizes and colors."

Ballet superstar Misty Copeland will share love for 'beautiful art form' in Minneapolis

In Minneapolis, Misty Copeland will talk Prince and inspiring youths to reach for their dreams.

How the Guthrie's romantic 'Cyrano' stacks up against 70-plus years of adaptations

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Jay O. Sanders as Cyrano and Robert Lenzi as Christian in the Guthrie’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
The big-nosed title character looms large, but he's just one in a trio of characters at the Guthrie.

Paul Reiser returns to stand-up with a Minneapolis debut

March 21
Paul Reiser
The "Mad About You" star wants us to know he still has his comic chops.
Stage & Arts
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Sieng Lee worked on his exhibit “Siv Yis and His Wooden Horses.”

St. Paul artist mixes sacred themes with 'simple objects' to unpack Hmong-American experience

A St. Paul artist used mass-produced materials for a trio of installations packed with rich Hmong-American narratives.
Stage & Arts
March 21
The cast of Collide Theatrical Dance Company’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” includes Katie Gearty, Heather Brockman, Brittany Keefe, Rebecca Abr

Collide Theatrical Dance Company does 'Dorian Gray' with a feminist twist

‘Dorian Gray’ with a twist Collide Theatrical Dance Company takes a feminist twist on Oscar Wilde’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” With an all-woman cast…
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March 21
Dean Holt as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit” at Children’s Theatre Company.

Children's Theatre Company stages minimalist, magical 'Hobbit'

Review: A new staging conjures a world of magic and light.
Stage & Arts
March 21
Theater Latté Da’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” features cisgender actor Tyler Michaels King as the title character.

With 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' Minneapolis theater sparks dialogue on gender identity and casting

Theater Latté Da knew casting a cisgender actor to star in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" would start a conversation.
Music
March 21
Dessa sang the national anthem at the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game at Target Center in Minneapolis in July.

Best of the Week: Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra; 'Mamma Mia!', Harlem Globetrotters, Patti LaBelle, more

Dessa goes on the record with Minnesota Orchestra It won’t be local hip-hop star Dessa’s first rodeo at Orchestra Hall, but her pair of shows…
Stage & Arts
March 21

Nature goes pop in L.A. artist's St. Paul gallery show

Where nature goes pop Five thousand pounds of sand. One hundred shiny, pillowy sandbags. Abstract landscape collages. That’s the gist of “The Silver Scenery,” a…
Stage & Arts
March 19
Jungle Theater’s “School Girls” is set at an elite boarding school in Ghana.

Jungle Theater's 'School Girls' earns A-plus for dissecting global beauty standards

Review: The stylish production earns straight A's for dissecting global beauty standards.
Stage & Arts
March 18
Jane, Brigid, Kate and Rita McDonald, from left, youngest to oldest, are the inspiration for “Sisters of Peace.” The four McDonald sisters have jo

These 4 sisters are actually sisters: Minnesota's 'worker nuns' celebrated in new play

Related by blood and by faith, Minnesota's McDonald sisters devoted their lives to protesting war. A new play at the History Theatre tells their story.
Music
March 18
Joshua Dennis, center left, sang the part of “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, a Chicago White Sox outfielder accused of conspiring with other players to lo

Minnesota Opera batting above average with satisfying world premiere of 'The Fix'

Review: Joel Puckett's opera is based on the infamous "Black Sox Scandal" of 1919.
Stage & Arts
March 17
Molly Sue McDonald, Joe Nathan Thomas, JC Cutler, Bob Beverage and Chelsie Newhard in “The Cradle Will Rock,” an unironic operetta that makes a pl

Review: Minneapolis returns fondly remembered musical, 'Cradle Will Rock'

Big Business rules in an 80-year-old musical that doesn't feel that old.
Music
March 17
Phinehas Bynum, Bradley Greenwald, Philip Brunelle and Liv Redpath in “Candide” by Theater Latté Da and VocalEssence.

Twin Cities team tries to 'fix' Leonard Bernstein's biggest flop

Theater Latté Da doubles up with VocalEssence to rethink a confounding musical theater work.
Music
March 15
A detail from Catherine Opie’s “Untitled #1-#14 (Icehouses)”

Best of the Week: Walker Art Center, Black Sox opera, Better Oblivion, Tori Kelly, more

Ways of seeing Who says oldies aren’t goodies? The Walker’s “Five Ways In: Themes From the Permanent Collection” tackles contemporary art broadly, sorting 100 works into…
Music
March 15
Skylark Opera Theatre rehearsed “Così fan tutte” last week with Justin Spenner, Tess Altiveros, Laurent Kuehnl and KrisAnne Weiss. “I think the

Two Twin Cities takes on Mozart opera that 'treats women like they're idiots'

Mozart's "Così fan tutte" sounds sexist to many opera lovers. Twin Cities directors offer differing views on staging the work for modern audiences.
Stage & Arts
March 15
The Alec Soth works “Anna, Kentfield, California, 2017” left, and “Galina, Odessa, 2018.”

After self-imposed hiatus, famed Minnesota photographer Alec Soth returns

His show opens Friday at Weinstein Hammons Gallery in Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
March 14
H. Adam Harris and Becca Hart in “The Hobbit.”

Children's Theatre Company boils down J.R.R. Tolkien's epic 'The Hobbit' for just five actors

The Hobbit For his 13th show in the past 18 years at the Children’s Theatre Company, British director Greg Banks has gone both big and…
Stage & Arts
March 14
A scene from Asher Hartman’s “Purple Electric Play! Machine Project.”

L.A. artist and psychic will lead a group meditation at Minneapolis' White Page Gallery

Asher Hartman Dreams, psychic readings, intuitive moments and automatic writing are just a few of this Los Angeles-based artist/psychic/playwright’s favorite things. This weekend he’ll…
Stage & Arts
March 13
Pangea World Theater’s “Mother Courage and Her Children” runs March 15-31 at the Lab Theater.

Minneapolis theater reflects on war's costs with Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage'

Mother of a problem Through March 31: “What does war do to one’s family? What does it do to one’s soul?” These are the questions…
Stage & Arts
March 13
With a cast of mostly first-generation Americans, Jungle Theater’s “School Girls” features actors with Senegalese, Nigerian, Somali, Liberian an

Inspired by Minnesota beauty queen, Jungle Theater's 'School Girls' questions colorism

A Minnesota beauty queen inspired Jocelyn Bioh's play about discrimination according to skin tone.
Stage & Arts
March 13
After shutdown scare, Minneapolis' Soap Factory will reopen by Labor Day

After shutdown scare, Minneapolis' Soap Factory will reopen by Labor Day

The building will be converted to office space, but the Twin Cities experimental art venue will have a home in the basement level, rent-free, for two years.
Stage & Arts
March 12
Writer/director Eric Simonson has made sports-themed shows a specialty, with Broadway’s “Bronx Bombers” and “Lombardi” among his credits. Th

Sports-obsessed director takes swing at 1919 World Series scandal with Minnesota Opera premiere

Writer and director Eric Simonson sees an "uplifting tragedy" in the 1919 World Series scandal.
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