Ordway's stylish revival of 'Annie' proves a perfect antidote to troubled times

Ordway's stylish revival of 'Annie' proves a perfect antidote to troubled times

Director Austene Van's witty revival resonates at Ordway.

Sally Wingert shines in Guthrie's funny, spry 'Blithe Spirit'

December 4
Sally Wingert shines in Guthrie's funny, spry 'Blithe Spirit'
Sally Wingert helps summon the "Blithe Spirit" of an almost perfect comedy in new Guthrie production.

Penumbra Theatre's 'Black Nativity' sets spirits alight

December 1
Penumbra Theatre's 'Black Nativity' sets spirits alight
Singer Greta Oglesby returns to the 30th "Black Nativity," which is setting spirits alight at Penumbra.
Stage & Arts
December 10

Latest Liebhard show has a cozy feel

REVIEW: Dancers have fun with "Chill" at the Amsterdam bar.
Music
December 10

Bach's Christmas Oratorio given uneven performance

REVIEW: Helmuth Rilling's tempos tended to hold things back.
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Stage & Arts
December 8

Objects rule in a highly tactile show at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Mpls. Institute of Art presents solo show by Jennifer Nevitt.
Stage & Arts
December 8

Brave New Workshop steers course for holiday truisms in 'Polarizing Express'

Brave New Workshop show mixes some bright moments with sketches that feel regifted.
Stage & Arts
December 7

Minnesota glass artists showcase their stunning hand-blown works

Winter seems a little warmer with the beauty of these objects.
Stage & Arts
December 7

Lush paintings of Mayan temples feature in exhibit at St. Kate's

Melissa Loop: ‘After the End’ The lush paintings of ancient Mayan sites that artist Melissa Loop creates look like they are sweating. Or maybe it’s…
Stage & Arts
December 7

Choreographer Erinn Liebhard grooves to the jazzy music of 'Charlie Brown'

‘Chill’ to the ‘Charlie Brown’ score “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965) is a holiday favorite for many, not least because of the TV special’s masterful…
Stage & Arts
December 7

'Annie' and other Twin Cities plays are going to the dogs

It's raining cats and dogs at area theaters. Mostly dogs.
Stage & Arts
December 6

Dogged performers find a home at Jungle Theater in Minneapolis

Pets on stage? At this Minneapolis theater, the trend may have (four) legs.
Stage & Arts
December 5

Intermedia Arts hires real estate broker to sell its Minneapolis property

The troubled Twin Cities venue also transferred a media program to the St. Paul Neighborhood Network.
Music
December 5

VocalEssence serves up fresh Christmas music by Minnesota composers

VocalEssence serves up fresh, imaginative Christmas music by Minnesota composers.
Stage & Arts
December 5

Twin Cities holiday shows get funky new addition with Shá Cage's 'Khephra'

Shá Cage adds excitement to the holiday mix with "Khephra."
Stage & Arts
December 4

Guthrie balances budget despite drop in ticket sales

Contributions also down, but theater increased its donors and subscribers.
Music
December 4

Chamber Music Society of Minnesota recital a treat for Stravinsky fans

Review: Chamber Music Society honors Stravinsky with lesser-known works.
Stage & Arts
December 2

Cross-promotion: What Ordway, Hennepin bosses want to see in 'opposing' Twin Cities

We asked the Ordway’s CEO to recommend an upcoming event at the Hennepin theaters — and vice versa. Jamie Grant (above left) plans to…
Stage & Arts
December 1

BRKFST Dance Company resists conformity with hip hop-infused show

REVIEW: Minnesota's BRKFST Dance Company uses hip-hop moves for a bold statement on freedom and individuality.
Stage & Arts
December 1

Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood transformed by artisans, brewers, chefs

The business district has experienced a makeover at the hands of makers.
Music
December 1

Minnesota Opera artistic director's top 10 includes five musicals

Although he has made his career in opera, Dale Johnson is a huge musical theater fan. He discussed his favorites in each genre.Musicals"Gypsy," for the…
Music
December 1

Final act begins for Ohio farm boy who put Minnesota Opera on the map

Dale Johnson reflects on his quarter-century here as he eases into retirement.
Stage & Arts
November 30

Guthrie opens Noel Coward comedy 'Blithe Spirit'

‘Blithe Spirit’ You could say that all of our previous relationships haunt our current ones — a metaphor that playwright Noel Coward makes literal with…
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