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February 6
Managing director James Haskins, left, and development director Mollie Alexander Hogan will join the Guthrie Theater in March.

Guthrie Theater rebuilds leadership team after high-profile departures

With two new hires, the theater completes its five-person senior management team.
Music
February 6
Minnesota Opera already stages certain programs at the Lab Theater. The organization’s Project Opera training program will perform six shows there t

Minnesota Opera betting on a small, versatile venue in the hopping North Loop

By purchasing North Loop theater, Minnesota Opera intends to shake up its programming.
Stage & Arts
February 6
Sally Wingert, as Desirée Armfeldt, with Mark Benninghofen, as Frederik Egerman, on the set of Theater Latte Da’s “A Little Night Music.”

Meet the 'First Couple' of Twin Cities theater

Sally Wingert and Mark Benninghofen are not a couple, but they play one on stage. A lot.
Stage & Arts
February 6
Heather Bunch in “The Devout.”

Transatlantic Love Affair powers female-led play with movement, music and mythology

Transatlantic Love Affair's all-female ensemble lets a little light into our "world of darkness."
Stage & Arts
February 6
Sally Wingert, as Desiree Armfeldt, performs “Send in the Clowns” in Theatre Latté Da’s production of “A Little Night Music.”

Theater Latté Da stages fluid, witty take on Sondheim classic 'A Little Night Music'

Waltz-based show makes musical wit seem as easy as one-two-three, one-two-three.
Music
February 6
Valerie Wick as the Cat during rehearsals for “Brundibár.” Wick learned that the child who played Cat was one of the only people who performed in

Minnesota teens bravely tackle a children's opera with a horrific Holocaust history

The Czech children's opera "Brundibár" will be performed by the young artists from Project Opera.
Stage & Arts
February 4
Isabella Star LaBlanc, Megan Burns and Rosey Lowe return for a second shot at “The Wolves,” a Jungle Theater production.

Jungle Theater's 'Wolves' comes back stronger for second Minneapolis run

Last year's superb production is back, and it's better than ever.
Stage & Arts
February 4
Jessica Lind Peterson and Zachary Stofer in "Flowers for the Room" at Yellow Tree Theatre.

Yellow Tree Theatre's new 'Flowers for the Room' musical is too jumbled to jell

REVIEW: A Yellow Tree Theatre premiere indulges too many tangents.
February 3
A 17th-century oil painting by Arnould de Vuez was discovered during renovation of an Oscar de la Renta store in Paris.

Finding a treasure behind a wall

Unearthing 1674 painting in Paris was like "finding a mummy."
Music
February 2
"The Wolves"

Best of the Week: 'The Wolves,' Eric Church, Interpol, Ate9 with Wilco's Glenn Kotche

‘Wolves’ to howl again A sold-out smash at Jungle Theater last spring, Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” returns with its original cast to a new venue.…
Stage & Arts
February 2
Laura Stearns said Friday she pursued this case because “the judicial system is broken in its handling of sexual abuse.”

Jury: Children's Theatre found negligent, not liable in civil trial over 1983 assault

The same jury returned a $3.68 million verdict against Jason McLean, a former teacher at the school who was never criminally charged in the probe that sent theater leader John Clark Donahue to jail.
Stage & Arts
February 1
Thornton Wilder, shown in 1931, was born in Madison, Wis. His writing career spanned several decades and included novels, plays and screenplays.

For Twin Cities theater artists, Thornton Wilder's 'Midwestern optimism' is more vital than ever

An upcoming production insists that Thornton Wilder still has important things to say.
Stage & Arts
February 1
Laila Robins, Linda Kelsey and Stephen Yoakam play physicists waiting out a catastrophic event in “The Children,” an apocalyptic drama inspired by

Review: Minneapolis play finds laughs and drama in aftermath of nuclear explosion

Nothing is certain in dazzlingly acted drama as three scientists face an unknown future.
Stage & Arts
February 1
A scene from “Minefield” by Lola Arias

Falklands War veterans gather onstage for remarkable 'Minefield' at Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center closes its Out There series with a 95-minute work that evokes the war with testimonials, images and videos.
Stage & Arts
February 1
“Cut and Fold” by Erik Johansson. American Swedish Institute

Pigs do fly sometimes, in this Minneapolis show of surreal photos

Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson A man paddles his canoe to the shores of a lake, only to discover that the shimmering, reflective water is…
Stage & Arts
February 1

9 works to know by 20th-century playwright Thornton Wilder

Plays"The Long Christmas Dinner" (1931)"Our Town" (1938)"The Skin of Our Teeth" (1942)"The Matchmaker" (1954)Novels"The Bridge of San Luis Rey" (1927)"Heaven's My Destination" (1935)"The…
Stage & Arts
January 31
Theatre 55’s “Hair.”

Minneapolis theatre casts hippie musical 'Hair' with actors age 50-plus

Theatre 55 is producing 'Hair' by actors who lived it.
Stage & Arts
January 31
Sarah DeYong as Amalia and Ryan London Levin as Georg Nowack in the Artistry’s “She Loves Me.”

'She Loves Me' is a well-told fairy tale at Artistry in Bloomington

With superb music direction and casting, Artistry's staging has plenty of romantic sweep.
Stage & Arts
January 31
Rosanna Staffa with one of her set pieces from “The Biggest Little House in the Forest.”

Navigating American English helped Children's Theatre playwright think 'like a child again'

Translation mix-ups inspired an Italian writer's show for Children's Theatre.
Stage & Arts
January 31
This version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” from the collection of German professor Jack Zipes, portrays the heroine as a very young girl.

Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis warms up winter with two strong shows

"Baggage Claims" and "The Wonderful World Before Disney" both soar at the U of M's museum.
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