Twin Cities actor Tod Petersen is living life one chapter at a time

Twin Cities actor Tod Petersen is living life one chapter at a time

Local stage star Tod Petersen took a break to get off the grid and explore his love of life.

Disney's touring musical 'Newsies' to make Twin Cities premiere at Orpheum

February 5
Disney's touring musical 'Newsies' to make Twin Cities premiere at Orpheum
This musical by composer Alan Menken, lyricist Jack Feldman and book-writer Harvey Fierstein is a classic David and Goliath story.

History Theatre show presents a multicultural hero from Minnesota's past

February 4
History Theatre show presents a multicultural hero from Minnesota's past
"We talk about Paul Bunyan — well, this guy was that mythic," playwright Carlyle Brown says. "He was like Minnesota's Daniel Boone."
Stage & Arts
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Grace after gunfire: 'The Amish Project' has its must-see regional premiere at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater

Playwright-actor Jessica Dickey plays all the parts in a compelling drama based on a true crime.
Stage & Arts
February 5

Italian actor clinically dead after botched hanging scene during play

Italian actor Raphael Schumacher was declared clinically dead on Thursday, days after accidentally strangling himself during the performance of a play in Pisa.
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Stage & Arts
February 4

Osseo's Yellow Tree Theatre presents 'Clybourne Park'

Clybourne Park Opening: This play by Bruce Norris burrows into the prejudices and assumptions of neighbors, and it questions the motives behind gentrification in urban…
Stage & Arts
February 4

Art opening: Bob Roscoe photos and Duane Ditto paintings at Rosalux Gallery

Obscured/Revealed Opening Saturday: An architect and historic preservationist by trade, Bob Roscoe has a keen eye for the urban environment in all its gritty decay…
Stage & Arts
February 4

Clouds fill the Weisman in a fun show

A suspended sculpture hovering in a gallery of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota is part of a cloud-themed exhibition that includes 19th-century prints, 20th-century paintings and contemporary installations.
Stage & Arts
February 1

When Kenzo Tange brought the Mpls. Institute of Art into modern age

The Minneapolis Institute of Art's 1974 addition is one of just two Kenzo Tange designs completed in the United States.
Music
January 31

Gallery: Chris Thile, Brandi Carlile and Ben Folds on 'Prairie Home Companion'

Garrison Keillor was conspicuously absent while his new protege Chris Thile took a test run of the classic radio program at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Stage & Arts
January 30

Review: 'Carmina Burana' captures the range of despair, passion, lust

Minnesota Dance Theatre's production of well-known cantata is powerful.
Stage & Arts
January 29

Franco-Belgian experimental show 'Germinal' tackles big ideas in simple ways

REVIEW: Vandalism takes the stage in the concluding show of Out There, which tackles big ideas in simple ways.
Stage & Arts
January 29

What 'Pericles' tells us about Joe Haj's new direction at Guthrie

Our critics look for lessons and signals in the new artistic director's first staging at the Guthrie Theater.
Stage & Arts
January 28

Jessica Dickey explores grace after gunfire in solo 'Amish Project' at Guthrie

Dickey knew right off the bat that she did not want to craft a docudrama. For one thing, that would've been too painful. Instead, she opted for a fictional meditation on the people and the events.
Stage & Arts
January 28

Onstage spotlights: The story of Hmong migration; welcome the year of the monkey; 'Marriage Musical'

‘Every Day Is a Sunny Day’ Saturday: More than 100 dancers will take the Ordway Concert Hall stage to tell the story of Hmong migration…
Stage & Arts
January 28

New watercolors by art star Lars Lerin showcased at American Swedish Institute

Dark, brooding and romantic, the watercolors of Swedish art star Lars Lerin have an unsettling, febrile beauty in his memorable new show at the American Swedish Institute.
Stage & Arts
January 28

Art opening: Paintings from the Ukraine at Museum of Russian Art

Olexa BulavitskyOpening Saturday: Drafted into the Soviet army during World War II, Ukrainian artist Bulavitsky (1916-2001) led a harrowing and dramatic life before arriving in…
Stage & Arts
January 28

Search on for new leader of grant-issuing Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

Jeff Prauer has stepped down as head of the council, a post he has held since 2008.
Stage & Arts
January 27

Signature Theatre, Disney team up on musical version of 'Freaky Friday'

Disney behind new show that will feature score by prizewinning team.
Stage & Arts
January 27

Onstage: 'Music of John Denver,' 'Carmina Burana,' Hubbard Street Dance

Country Roads, the Music of John DenverOpening: Singer Dennis Curley put together this program of music from one of the most-successful singer/songwriters of the 1970s.…
Stage & Arts
January 26

Hennepin Trust to bring Tony winners 'Fun Home' and 'Curious Incident' to Minneapolis

Ten shows are announced for the Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2016-17 season — but not "Hamilton."
Stage & Arts
January 26

Children's Theatre picks noted arts leader Kimberly Motes as managing director

The highly respected leader in arts and education comes to the theater at a time of crisis over allegations of sexual abuse in the 1980s.
Stage & Arts
January 26

Tanya Barfield's 'Bright Half Life' has its regional premiere at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis

Tanya Barfield's new play gets its regional premiere at Pillsbury House Theatre.
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    St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Part of the chamber music series, the latest concert includes a flute trio, string quartet, violin duo and piano quartet withworks by Kurtag and Takemitsu.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The veteran ensemble that grew out of Baptist church circles in 1977 is now one of the NOLA's best second-line music groups.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Music
    Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The veteran ensemble that grew out of Baptist church circles in 1977 is now one of the NOLA's best second-line music groups.
    Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Aeon: Portraits of Youth and Age: Works by Minneapolis painter Luke Hillestad.
    Family Events
    Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice: Grade-schoolers can step into a field station (neatly partitioned from the baby stuff) for an exploration of fossils and paleontology-inspired art.
    On The Stage
    Bright Half Life: Memories of a long-term relationship collide in the Tanya Barfield play.
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