Actors Cristina Florencia Castro, Katie Bradley, Nubia Monks and Sally Wingert strike a pose in the cast of “The Comedy of Errors” at Ten Thousa

Coronavirus forces a nomadic Minneapolis theater company to stay put for a change

Ten Thousand Things will stage "The Comedy of Errors" at a single venue for its entire six-week run.

'Animate' offers buzzy spectacle and primal charisma at St. Paul's Como Zoo

September 21
Sally Wingert, left, and Regina Marie Williams in the premiere of playwright Ken LaZebnik’s “Animate” at the Como Zoo.
Mixed Blood Theatre's new play tackles hot-button issues against the backdrop of animal exhibits.

Ten short plays let Twin Cities artists (and outdoor audiences) envision the future

August 31
Actors rehearse “Hopscotch: Pop-Up Plays About the Future” at St. Paul’s Frogtown Farm, one of several parks where they’ll perform 10 short pl
A batch of short plays asks artists and audiences to imagine what comes next.
Stage & Arts
October 14
New arts leaders at the Jungle include (from left) JuCoby Johnson, Angela Timberman, Sequoia Hauck and James Rodriguez.

As the Twin Cities theater world recalibrates, leadership shifts to groups

Diverse groups of artists are becoming leaders at Twin Cities theaters.
Variety
October 14
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia-born, Harlem-based Julie Mehretu's traveling mid-career survey has arrived at the Walker Art Center. Here, Mehretu was seen at t

Renowned artist Julie Mehretu circles back to Minneapolis, which helped launch her career

Retrospective opens at Walker Art Center after winning praise at stops in L.A., New York and Atlanta.
Stage & Arts
October 12
The company of ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at the Old Log Theater, including Michael Terrell Brown, bottom left, and Emily Scinto, bottom right.

Old Log Theatre mines mayhem for laughs in 'The Play That Goes Wrong'

REVIEW: The British farce is Old Log's most accomplished show in years.
Stage & Arts
October 12
Collide Theatrical’s “Frankenstein” is a dance/theater hybrid with a surprisingly graceful (and female) monster. Betsy Nelson as Mary Shelley, R

A slithering monster brings 'Frankenstein' to life at Minneapolis' Southern Theater

REVIEW: This dance-theater hybrid by Collide is a lot of fun
Variety
October 11
U.S. stamps by Minneapolis artist celebrate Día de los Muertos

U.S. stamps by Minneapolis artist celebrate Día de los Muertos

The family-friendly design by Luis Fitch fulfilled a lifelong dream. His work is now being embraced by brands as big as Target.
Local
October 9
Matthew Cordell, left, and Cody Toutges, members of the Dakota Kit Fox Society, participated in the dedication of Angela Two Stars’ art piece, Okciy

After 'Scaffold' backlash, Dakota artwork leads healing efforts at Walker

Like the sculpture, the dedication honored Native language and culture.
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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October 9
Cassie Beck plays Heidi Schreck, as a teenager and an adult, in “What the Constitution Means to Me.”

Funny and moving, 'What the Constitution Means to Me' at Guthrie takes new look at old ideas

Review: Teenage enthusiasm for the document gives way to adult fears in thoughtful play at the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
October 7
Angela Two Stars’ new commission for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden celebrates Dakota language and culture. A fountain is at the center of Two Sta

'Healing' work celebrating Dakota culture takes place of 'Scaffold' in Sculpture Garden

Sculpture by Native American artist Angela Two Stars will be unveiled Saturday.
Stage & Arts
October 7
Faye Price said she is “appreciative and overwhelmed” for being named the 2021 recipient of the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award.

McKnight names Faye Price as its 2021 Distinguished Artist

She is credited with being a leading advocate for the arts and a force behind the Minnesota Legacy Amendment.
Stage & Arts
October 6
“Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at Collide Theatrical Dance Company features, from left, Betsy Nelson as Shelley, Renee Guittar as the Creature an

How Collide Theatrical makes Frankenstein's ungainly creature dance

A choreographer and dancer figure out how to get the monster to move.
Variety
October 6
Pile of money, isolated, stack of cash, dollar bills istockphoto.com

$83,000 for nothing — but it's art

Artist pockets museum's money and produces blank canvases.
Variety
October 4
Greta Oglesby played Grandma Walker in “Black Nativity” in 2019.

Penumbra Theatre's 2021-22 season celebrates joy, healing and community

The four-show roster includes a play about Thurgood Marshall, "Black Nativity" and a world premiere by Harrison David Rivers.
Coronavirus
October 1
The Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud.

St. Cloud-area arts groups implement vaccine policy for patrons

Three organizations in St. Cloud area to require proof of vaccine or negative test.
Variety
October 1
Springboard for the Arts’ new home on University Avenue features art around every corner.

Springboard for the Arts opens doors to artists, community at new digs in St. Paul

What was once a car dealership now features a flexible performance space, an equipment library and workspaces.
Stage & Arts
October 1
Teo Nguyen, “Untitled No. 8.”

Teo Nguyen's paintings at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum reflect serenity

An abandoned house — its siding falling off, revealing raw, worn wooden planks — stands in the middle of a grassy field. In the distance…
Stage & Arts
October 1
The marquee of the renovated Capri Theater in Minneapolis.

Historic Minneapolis theater reopens Sunday after $12.5 million state-of-the-art renovation

The cultural venue reopens with a 250-seat auditorium, dance studio and tech center.
Variety
September 30
Caroline Innerbichler says she’s an open book just like her character Princess Anna in Disney Theatrical Productions’ “Frozen.” The musical op

Twin Cities-raised 'Frozen' star finally plays for hometown

Caroline Innerbichler auditioned 14 times before she snagged the lead role as Anna.
Stage & Arts
September 29
Rosy Simas led a practice of her dance ensemble. Simas moved her company Rosy Simas Danse into the new dance space in January.

Dance companies in the Twin Cities are finding space to breathe

They are carving out new homes to practice, perform and teach.
Stage & Arts
September 29
Greg Frankenfield (right) and Luke Aaron Davidson rehearsed a scene on stage for the Old Log Theater production “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

Old Log Theater owner makes professional debut in 'The Play That Goes Wrong'

Greg Frankenfield bought the theater in 2013 but it is the first time he's stepping on its stage as an actor.
Stage & Arts
September 28
Dancer, actor, choreographer and director Lewis Whitlock III at Penumbra Theatre in 1985.

Twin Cities theater pioneer Lewis Whitlock III dies at 72

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres standout starred in the first national tour of "The Wiz" and brought "Black Nativity" to Penumbra.