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March 11
Jeannette Bayardelle and the cast of “Girl From the North Country” on Broadway.

Broadway musical 'North Country' is a spectacular reimagining of Bob Dylan songs

"Girl From the North Country" shifts Minnesota native's lyrics to folks in a Duluth boardinghouse.
Stage & Arts
March 9
Akiko Aizawa as Agave in “The Bacchae” at the Guthrie Theater.

Guthrie hosts SITI's gruesome, indelible 'Bacchae'

If Dionysus were alive today, he would be a female combo of Mick Jagger, Steven Tyler and Hedwig. That is one takeaway from “The Bacchae,”…
Stage & Arts
March 9
Michael Gruber (center) in "The Music Man" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Chanhassen's 'Music Man' captivates while toning down archaic gender politics

Review: Director Michael Brindisi's smooth production tones down archaic gender politics.
Stage & Arts
March 7
“We serve people by serving art,” says Katherine Luber, new director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

New boss wants Mpls. Institute of Art to welcome tough conversations: 'Art is never easy'

As she settles in at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Katherine Luber is educating herself on issues — big and small.
Stage & Arts
March 6
Emma Olstad got a helping hand from her partner John Pilla as they and fellow guests played in the interactive ball pit exhibit set up in the American

Minnesota's Swedish Institute turns itself into a playground to celebrate its 90th birthday

With a new show, American Swedish Institute throws itself a 90th birthday party.
Stage & Arts
March 6
Greta Oglesby and T. Mychael Rambo in “Thunder Knocking on the Door.”

Blues tunes and powerful voices highlight dance-with-the-devil musical

Powerful songs give a lift to bluesical "Thunder Knocking on the Door."
Stage & Arts
March 6
Comedian Judy Gold

Judy Gold looks back at an underappreciated life in comedy as she preps for Mall of America show

Comedian Judy Gold loves television. Why doesn't it love her back?
Stage & Arts
March 6
Director Anne Bogart talked with actor Donnell E. Smith, who plays Pentheus, during rehearsal of “The Bacchae.”

Auteur Anne Bogart brings 'The Bacchae' to the Guthrie

Auteur Anne Bogart closes some circles with "The Bacchae" at the Guthrie.
Stage & Arts
March 5
“Thank You for Coming: Play” by Faye Driscoll FRANCESCA BELTRAN

In her first gallery show, Faye Driscoll stages a performance without the performer

A performance without the performer Choreographer Faye Driscoll isn’t physically at the Walker Art Center’s seventh-floor gallery, but she is there in spirit. For her…
Stage & Arts
March 5
“Sueno” by Pangea World Theater.

'Sueno' opens Friday at the Lab Theater

‘Sueño’ Opens Friday: Which is more powerful — familial bonds or prophecy? In Calderón de la Barca’s 17th-century classic “Life Is a Dream,” a king…
Stage & Arts
March 5
Kit Yan (left) and Melissa Li toured the country as Good Asian Drivers, an experience that inspired their world premiere musical “Interstate,” ope

Art imitates life in world premiere musical about band's rocky tour

"Interstate" collaborators had to get sick of each other to rediscover their friendship.
Stage & Arts
March 5
Leslie Alexander as Mrs. Higgins, Shereen Ahmed as Eliza Doolittle and Kevin Pariseau as Colonel Pickering in the touring production of “My Fair Lad

Broadway tour of 'My Fair Lady' gorgeous and problematic at Orpheum in Minneapolis

Bartlett Sher's lush 2018 revival uses wit and irony to mute show's sexist baggage.
Stage & Arts
March 4
Ricky Falbo starred in the 2016 production of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” at Children’s Theatre.

'Wimpy Kid' anchors a revival-heavy Children's Theatre season

The show anchors a season heavy on revivals, including "The Wizard of Oz," "Seedfolks" and "Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat."
Stage & Arts
March 3
Ronnie Allen in “Thunder Knocking on the Door” by Ten Thousand Things Theater Company.

'Thunder Knocking on the Door' returns to the Twin Cities two decades after bowing at Guthrie

Blues fable "Thunder Knocking on the Door" returns in an elemental production.
Stage & Arts
March 3
Out on a Limb Dance Theater: Karissa Gibson as Raksha, Eirik Peterson as Akela, Allie Causin as Bagheera, Sadie Woolman-Schlukebier as Grown Mowgli, S

Dance: 'I believe in you, I just don't think ... ' and 'The Jungle Book'

Three answers Anat Shinar has invited three different people to create work for her latest solo performance — “I believe in you, I just don’t…
Stage & Arts
March 3
Carolyn Pool, left, and Shanan Custer will collaborate on “Bad Things, Good Whiskey” at Park Square Theatre.

St. Paul theater attempts to rebound with next season and new arts leaders

This will be Park Square's first season without an artistic director.
Stage & Arts
March 2
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Bonni Allen, Jen Maren, Shana Eisenberg, Sara Marsh and Melinda Kordich in the Old Log production of “The Dixie Swim Club.”

Old Log Theatre's 'Dixie Swim Club' plumbs the depths of life with laughter

The Old Log revival of "The Dixie Swim Club" offers a well-timed cornpone comedy about the stages of life.
Stage & Arts
March 1
An image provided by the Munch Museum in Oslo shows details of the fading of “The Scream,” left. At top, a detail of the painting as it is today.

Why is 'The Scream' fading?

Scientists have turned to cutting-edge technology to try to figure out why portions of "The Scream" that were a brilliant orangish-yellow are now an ivory…
Stage & Arts
February 28
Sanjit Sethi, the new president of Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).

New president of Minneapolis' MCAD is raising 'the next generation of cultural leaders'

An artist himself, Minneapolis College of Art and Design president Sanjit Sethi believes that critical thinking is just as important as artistic technique.
Stage & Arts
February 28
A new show of Cuban prints at Highpoint Center in Minneapolis includes this lithograph by Eduardo Hernández Santos.

Glimpse Cuba from these three Minnesota galleries

A Minnesota museum and two Twin Cities galleries offer art from the embargoed island nation.

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