What's next for pioneering Twin Cities director Michelle Hensley? Not theater, she says

What's next for pioneering Twin Cities director Michelle Hensley? Not theater, she says

After nearly three decades, the pioneering theater director prepares to step away from her troupe Ten Thousand Things.

'Frog and Toad' brings Arnold Lobel's daughter back to Mpls. with 'magical' memories

April 20
'Frog and Toad' brings Arnold Lobel's daughter back to Mpls. with 'magical' memories
When producer/designer Adrianne Lobel arrives at Children's Theatre for Friday's revival of the Broadway musical "A Year With Frog and Toad," it will revive memories she describes as "magical."

Art collective from Vietnam brings 'Reincarnation' to Minneapolis Institute of Art

April 21
Art collective from Vietnam brings 'Reincarnation' to Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Propeller Group creates an installation around film that's a meditation on funeral rituals.
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Guthrie brings Toni Morrison's 'Bluest Eye' from page to stage with poetic power

Adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel is given a poetic staging on the Guthrie's thrust stage.
Stage & Arts
April 24

Share your thoughts on 'what needs to be said' at U exhibit

What should be public, or kept private? An artist at the Weisman poses questions about communications in the digital age.
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Stage & Arts
April 21

Charming 'Girl' shakes a leg at Penumbra Theatre

REVIEW: World premiere adds new voices to the musical theater canon.
Stage & Arts
April 21

The Fonz is 'coolamundo' again in White Bear Lake

Lakeshore Players Theatre tackles musical version of 'Happy Days.'
Stage & Arts
April 21

'The Bluest Eye' opens at the Guthrie

The Bluest Eye Opens Friday: The 1970 publication of Toni Morrison’s novel “The Bluest Eye” was an announcement, not just of the future Nobel laureate’s…
Stage & Arts
April 20

Last call: 'Some Assembly Required" at the U of M's Nash Gallery

Some Assembly Required Closes Saturday: The title may be Ikea-evoking, but this MFA exhibition at the University of Minnesota ironically requires little work. Xavier Tavera’s…
Stage & Arts
April 20

Playlets at Pillsbury House speak intimately to 'The Great Divide' revealed by last fall's election

REVIEW: They're small works with big hearts: five 10-minute playlets by a passel of Twin Cities writers that respond to the anger and dissonances revealed by last fall's election.
Stage & Arts
April 20

Is Penumbra's 'Girl Shakes Loose' the stage equivalent of Beyonce's 'Lemonade'?

An all-female team writes a new chapter at Penumbra Theatre with the world premiere of a musical, "Girl Shakes Loose."
Stage & Arts
April 19

Burnsville venue drops play by biracial writer over 'Mulatto' in title

The Chameleon Theatre Circle calls the actions of city-owned Ames Center censorship.
Stage & Arts
April 19

Headphones add a cinematic dimension to play at Red Eye Theater

REVIEW: The rewarding "While You Were Out" tells stories on a dual track as the audience listens to characters' innermost thoughts.
Stage & Arts
April 19

'Two Guvnors' doubles down on laughs at Yellow Tree

REVIEW: Yellow Tree stages a delightfully inspired production of the farce that helped make James Corden a star.
Stage & Arts
April 17

Questions linger in Peter Brook's 'Battlefield' at the Guthrie

Director Peter Brook goes small in his storytelling chamber piece based on the epic "Mahabharata."
Stage & Arts
April 17

A lovely 'Secret Garden' blossoms in Bloomington

REVIEW: Artistry presents a sumptuous musical staging of the classic children's tale.
Stage & Arts
April 17

Park Square play asks a big question: Can we build a better human?

REVIEW: A new play mixes technology into relationships in a time-traveling swirl.
Stage & Arts
April 15

Financial troubles, staff turnover put Rochester Art Center's future in doubt

The local arts community is alarmed and calling into question the management of the publicly supported organization.
Stage & Arts
April 14

There's no stopping 'Wicked' as it opens a monthlong run in Minneapolis

REVIEW: Oz blockbuster nestles into the Orpheum Theatre for a hefty run.
Stage & Arts
April 14
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Review: Diverse dancer bodies pack extra power into Shapiro & Smith anniversary show

Review: Women dancers of varying shapes and sizes were high point of Shapiro & Smith show.
Stage & Arts
April 13

What's hiding behind that door at the Walker? 275 films at your fingertips

Walker Art Center's Mediatheque room turns viewers into curators.
Stage & Arts
April 13

Shapiro & Smith Dance celebrates anniversary

Anniversary dance Shapiro & Smith Dance celebrates its 30th anniversary by looking back — and forward. Founded by Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith, the company…
Stage & Arts
April 12

New show reflects a time of change for Public Functionary gallery in Minneapolis

Gallery director Tricia Heuring turns curator with a 22-artist exhibition.
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