Nathaniel Fuller and Charity Jones share the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Guthrie production of “A Christmas Carol.”

A tale of two Scrooges – one male, one female – in Guthrie Theater's 'A Christmas Carol'

Nathaniel Fuller steps back into a signature role while Charity Jones takes an increased one — both as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Musical about the life of Minnesota pop star Bobby Vee returns to History Theatre

November 15
Tyler Michaels, center, returns as the title character in “Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story.”	RICK SPAULDING

What you don't know about seating at Guthrie, Ordway and other top Twin Cities theaters

November 9
Three sweet spots in the Guthrie’s Wurtele Thrust Stage: “The slope,” as it’s called, has a steep rake that makes it prime real estate for sho
Think all Twin Cities theater seats are created equal? Think again.
Stage & Arts
November 19
Safy-Hallan Farah

With new magazine, Minnesota writer curates stories for global Somali diaspora

Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists.
Stage & Arts
November 19
Nathan Barlow, Kathryn Fumie and William Thomas Hodgson in “Hooded” at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis.

Black playwrights command the stage in thrilling festival at Mixed Blood

Festival at Mixed Blood offers a trio of hyper-contemporary plays by black men.
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November 19
Kurtis Blow in "Hip Hop Nutcracker" Live at Dolby Theatre on November 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Rap legend Kurtis Blow leads 'Hip Hop Nutcracker' in St. Paul: 'I am a Christmas rapper'

Kurtis Blow's dancing, rapping and preaching all come together in "Hip Hop Nutcracker" at the Ordway this week.
Stage & Arts
November 19
David Beukema, left, and Luke Davidson are the two tenors in Old Log Theatre’s production of “Lend Me a Tenor.”

Backstage scramble suits this 'Tenor'

REVIEW: Old Log's well-oiled staging of the Tony-winning comedy steams on despite a mishap to its leading lady.
Stage & Arts
November 18
John Catron as Marley and Nathaniel Fuller as Scrooge turn in a suspenseful but not overly scary version of “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie The

Guthrie 'Christmas Carol' fuses modern sensibility with classic Dickens tale

Modern (but Victorian) take on the Dickens classic has sympathy for Scrooge.
Stage & Arts
November 16
Tristan Al-Haddad worked on his steel sculpture “Nimbus,” which will be installed in front of the Minneapolis Central Library on the Nicollet Mall

10-ton sculpture ready to swoop into Nicollet Mall

"Nimbus," a massive halo-like steel sculpture, will be the crowning touch of the remake of Nicollet Mall.
Stage & Arts
November 15
Star Tribune / photo provided by the Ordway CenterDolly Parton's "A Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol" is coming to St. Paul's Ordway Concert Hall Saturd

It'll be a Holly Dolly Christmas in St. Paul as Parton premieres a new holiday musical

Music legend Dolly Parton borrows from Charles Dickens and her childhood for a holiday musical premiering at the Ordway.
Movies
November 15
"The Wickhams" at the Jungle Theater

6 great Twin Cities holiday entertainment options

Sure, you can't wait to see "The Nutcracker" and the Brian Setzer Orchestra. But what else is there to do this holiday season? Find movies and more don't-miss picks in our annual arts and entertainment preview.
Stage & Arts
November 15
Tamsie Ringler’s “Ainavas Galds (Landscape Table).”

Minnesota landscape comes alive in 'Still Life' at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Tamsie Ringler: Still Life As far back as Dutch painters of the 1600s, artists have found ways to liven up the venerable still-life genre. Artist…
Stage & Arts
November 14

Katha Dance Theatre presents all-new choreography for 'The Hungry Stones'

‘The Hungry Stones’ At the center of Katha Dance Theatre’s “The Hungry Stones” is a mysterious palace that soaks up the desires of anyone who…
Stage & Arts
November 13
Mary Ceruti is the new director at the Walker.

Walker Art Center hires New York curator as its new boss

Mary Ceruti has run the SculptureCenter, a haven for contemporary artists, for the past two decades.
Stage & Arts
November 12
Natalie Tran as Young Max and Reed Sigmund as the Grinch in “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at Children’s Theatre Company.

'Grinch' has grown as Children's Theatre raises the fun quotient

With new elements in dance and music, Children's Theatre Company's 2018 version is more fun, and also provides the warmth and reassurance of a good holiday show.
Music
November 11
Miles Mykkanen as Nikolaus Sprink and Karin Wolverton as Anna Sorensen in Minnesota Opera’s “Silent Night.”

War opera speaks powerfully in Minnesota Opera revival

Minnesota Opera performs Kevin Puts' Pulitzer Prize-winning "Silent Night" in searing Ordway revival.
Stage & Arts
November 9
A detail from Xavier Tavera’s photography of the University of Minnesota’s Deptartment of Chicano and Latino Studies.

University of Minnesota takes a selfie: Photo show celebrates 150th anniversary

A photo show celebrates the College of Liberal Arts' 150th anniversary.
Stage & Arts
November 9
A World War I aerial image from the exhibit 11/11.

Artist marks Mpls. homecoming with DIY exhibit of WWI photography

Matthew Bakkom marks his Minneapolis homecoming with an exhibit featuring hundreds of archival discoveries.
Stage & Arts
November 9

Arena Dances addresses gun violence with St. Paul show

Dancing against gun violence Minneapolis-based Arena Dances addresses gun violence with “Hold My Hand,” a new dance work performed alongside Minnesota high school students. Artistic…
Stage & Arts
November 8
Performers in Cirque de Soleil’s production “Corteo” rehearsed on the Cyr wheel. The cast includes 51 acrobats, musicians, and actors from all a

Review: Cirque spectacle brings aerialists, a ladder gymnast and a death-defying singer to Minneapolis

The first act of "Corteo" is jaw-dropping; the second has issues.
Stage & Arts
November 8
Threads Dance Project founder Karen L. Charles enlisted deaf artists to help create “To Hear Like Me,” a new dance work that incorporates American

Minnesota's Threads Dance Project reaches out to deaf community with 'To Hear Like Me'

A Minnesota artist set out to create a show for "someone who hears differently than I do."
Stage & Arts
November 8
Swarna Chitrakar’s “Tsunami.”

Paintings from rural India delight the eyes at the University of Minnesota's Weisman Art Museum

Many Visions, Many Versions From gods and goddesses to questions about the Sept. 11 attacks, this huge show of mostly paintings from indigenous, rural communities…
Stage & Arts
November 8
Reed Sigmund returns as the Grinch.

'The Grinch' scampers out of his cave once again at Children's Theatre in Minneapolis

‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ Our favorite holiday sourpuss is back. In addition to the new 3-D animated film opening Friday, the…
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