'Ragtime' gives heart to a powerful American parable

'Ragtime' gives heart to a powerful American parable

Review: The old story turns on current issues like wealth, racial division and immigration.

'Solo' dances impressive, but don't always connect with audience

September 25
'Solo' dances impressive, but don't always connect with audience
Some pieces were better than others at connecting with the audience.

Election season means it's the right time for 'Ragtime'

September 22
Election season means it's the right time for 'Ragtime'
American dreams and despair mingle in the musical, getting a revival by Theatre Latté Da.
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Review: Grandma takes on gun violence in Heart of the Beast's poetic 'Queen'

REVIEW: Puppetry and poetry amplify the heartache in Heart of the Beast's "Queen."
Stage & Arts
September 23

'The Children' is a must-see show at Pillsbury House Theatre

REVIEW: Director Noël Raymond proves herself up to the task in an exquisite production that opened last weekend at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis.
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September 23

Northern Clay Center show puts high-tech spin on ceramics

A Tipping Point: Technology in Ceramics The 3-D printer might just be the iPhone of ceramics: a one-two punch of tech and affordability that renders…
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September 23

'Rebels' of musical theater take over the Ordway stage

Rebels! on Broadway Ordway Center embraces the edge of musical theater with its latest Broadway Songbook show. Singing actors Paris Bennett, Julius Collins, Reid Harmsen,…
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September 22

Top Minnesota dancers team up with choreographers for new solo works

Solo Dancers aren’t typically in the driver’s seat when it comes to creating work, unless they happen to be choreographers as well. That’s what makes…
Stage & Arts
September 21

Patrick Coyle leads a terrific cast in Yellow Tree's 'Death of a Salesman'

REVIEW: This view of the broken American dream is as potent as ever in Yellow Tree's searing production.
September 21

On stage this season: A daring riff on 'Medea,' embattled Freedom Riders and a boisterous 'Ragtime'

‘The Parchman Hour’ Mike Wiley’s play uses music, movement and ritual to illuminate the plight of Freedom Riders who were imprisoned in Mississippi’s Parchman Farm…
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September 20

Review: 'Elephant & Piggie' struggles to connect

CTC season opener "Elephant & Piggie" comes off as an experiment that doesn't click until the end.
Stage & Arts
September 20

Theatrical looks: Twin Cities actors don dramatic fashions for Ivey Awards

How did the Twin Cities theater community celebrate the 12th annual Ivey Awards? With daring dresses, dapper suits and plenty of sparkle.
Stage & Arts
September 20
Jasmine Hughes accepted her award for acting in Sunset Baby, a Penumbr...

Ivey Awards honor 'Oz,' 'Switch' and 'Glensheen' for excellence

The Twin Cities theater scene turned the spotlight on itself Monday, celebrating its best and brightest at the annual Ivey Awards.
Stage & Arts
September 19

Minneapolis Institute of Art explores Martin Luther's legacy

Five hundred years after his death, is the religious rebel still a big draw? The Minneapolis Institute of Art explores Martin Luther's legacy in an exhibit of art and history.
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September 19

Best bets for dance lovers: Walker brings back French troublemaker Jérôme Bel

Also on tap: Rosy Simas explores identity in "Skin(s)," plus a Loyce Houlton reprise.
Stage & Arts
September 19

From Fabergé to an Arboretum light show, here are 10 fall art events to delight (or perplex) the eye

Unknown Fabergé As goldsmith to the czars and Russian nobility, Peter Carl Fabergé and his artisans created sumptuous bejeweled bibelots that continue to dazzle collectors.…
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September 19

With $9 tickets, Guthrie starts a revolution in its ninth-floor studio space

The Dowling Studio is the stage for an ambitious, $1 million effort to attract new faces to the region's premier theater.
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September 19

Ananya Dance performance conveys hope for uncertain times

"Horidraa" exposes injustice, but never despairs.
Stage & Arts
September 17

On stage this season: A daring riff on 'Medea,' embattled Freedom Riders and a boisterous 'Ragtime'

‘The Children’ The Los Angeles Times called playwright Michael Elyanow’s contemporary riff on “Medea” a “breathtaking achievement.” Characters navigate the treacherous terrain of family dysfunction…
Stage & Arts
September 17

Saucy or inane? Park Square's 'The Liar' will divide theatergoers

REVIEW: Park Square's energetic season opener plays with language and hoary situation comedy.
Stage & Arts
September 16

Temple Israel in Minneapolis gets contemporary addition for preschool, Hebrew classes and events

Young people and education are at the heart of a winning addition to Temple Israel in Minneapolis.
Music
September 16

New work is risky business for Twin Cities arts groups

Reruns are big on local stages, too. (Shakespeare again? Not more Beethoven!) Audiences can turn a cold shoulder to untested work, but sometimes the risk is its own reward.
Stage & Arts
September 16

Swedish Institute bash celebrates 'A Different Way of Seeing'

Cocktails at the Castle Twin Cities Swedes and art mavens unleash their inner party animal to celebrate “A Different Way of Seeing,” an eclectic mix…
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