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Variety
November 17, 2021
Laura Osnes performed July 2 from Washington, D.C., for the PBS show “A Capitol Fourth.”

Laura Osnes loses another theater gig, apparently over vaccine status

It's at least the third theatrical production that has replaced the Minnesota native.
Stage & Arts
November 17, 2021
Highpoint co-founder Carla McGrath.

Co-founder of Minneapolis' Highpoint Center for Printmaking retires after 20 years

Carla McGrath steps down weeks after the opening of a Highpoint retrospective at Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Variety
November 16, 2021
Great Northern Festival taps local artists to build ice-enclosed greenhouse

Great Northern Festival taps local artists to build ice-enclosed greenhouse

The $250,000 project will celebrate Black life
Variety
November 16, 2021
Due to the typically harsh conditions of Minnesota winters, the iconic Minneapolis cherry requires a fresh coat of paint about every ten years to keep

Cherry from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is temporarily headed to the Big Apple

The "Spoonbridge" will stand alone for a couple of months as its topper travels to New York for a fresh coat of paint.
Variety
November 16, 2021
Comedian Jacqueline Novak is bringing her show “Get on Your Knees” to the Parkway Theater on Nov. 19 and 20.

If you think 'Get on Your Knees' is only about sex, Jacqueline Novak is here to prove you wrong

The brainy comedian brings her acclaimed one-woman show to the Parkway in Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
November 16, 2021
Matthew Saldivar in “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie Theater.

After disruption at Guthrie's 'Christmas Carol,' Twin Cities theaters look at safety practices

Incident has propelled companies to examine procedures to de-escalate disruptive patron behavior.
Music
November 16, 2021
The cast of ‘Rondo ‘56’ rehearses at Crooners. From left, pianist Dan Chouinard and singers Charmin Michelle, T. Mychael Rambo and Thomasina Pet

In words and songs, 'Rondo '56' tells the story of St. Paul's Black neighborhood displaced by I-94

The stage show delivers a tough message through song: "Music opens and heals the wounds at the same time."
Stage & Arts
November 16, 2021
Matthew Saldivar as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie Theater.

Guthrie's all-new 'Christmas Carol' is a lyrical gift for the season

Review: Staged on a modern and spacious set, this adaptation depicts Scrooge's transformation with cinematic efficiency.
Stage & Arts
November 16, 2021
Pianist Dan Chouinard, singers Charmin Michelle, T. Mychael Rambo and Thomasina Petrus, from left, rehearse at Crooners in Fridley, Minn., on Tuesday,

With music and photos, Rondo '56 revue tells story of St Paul's Black neighborhood displaced by I-94

Stage & Arts
November 15, 2021
JoeNathan Thomas as Daddy Warbucks and Audrey Mojica as Annie in ‘Annie,’ which opened Friday at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.

'Annie' brings its sunshine to CTC stage at last

Review: Children's Theatre's revival of the classic musical is a hopeful tonic for weary souls.
Local
November 13, 2021
Matthew Saldivar in “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie Theater. Photo by Jenny Graham

Audience member disrupts Guthrie's 'A Christmas Carol'

A woman delivered a hostile rant before the theater's first in-house production since March 2020.
Variety
November 12, 2021
“Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy”

8 of the best holiday shows this season in the Twin Cities area

These popular shows are back.
Variety
November 12, 2021
“BLAXIDERMY Pink,” 2021, by Pamela Council

Pink and gold become colors of liberation in an art show at St. Olaf College

Three artists of color explore the ways that women adorn themselves.
Stage & Arts
November 11, 2021
“Afterwardsness” by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.

Renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones traces the pandemic in 'Afterwardsness' at U of M

Review: Dancers move around the audience, seated on the Northrop stage.
Stage & Arts
November 11, 2021
The national tour of “Oklahoma!” burrows into the classic musical to emphasize its most uncomfortable moments.

You'll never look at 'Oklahoma!' the same way after seeing this touring show

Review: Without altering the script, a visionary director puts his stamp on a classic now playing the Orpheum.
Stage & Arts
November 11, 2021
Matthew Saldivar in “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie Theater.

Guthrie Theater goes big as it returns with an all-new 'Christmas Carol' this weekend

"I want us to come back looking like the Guthrie," says director Joseph Haj of the ambitious production — the theater's first in-house show since COVID.
Stage & Arts
November 10, 2021
Emily Rosenberg (standing) delivers a rallying cry to (left to right) Maggie Cramer, Nissa Nordland Morgan, Kelsey Cramer and Sarah Broude in “Top G

'Top Girls', Caryl Churchill's blistering 1980s play now on stage in Minneapolis, still speaks to today

Review: Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" is as relevant now as when it was written four decades ago.
Variety
November 8, 2021
Dave Chappelle

Surprise! Usher and Justin Bieber join Dave Chappelle for Minneapolis show

Moments after the comedian wished the crowd a good night, Bieber marched out unannounced for four songs. He was soon joined by Usher.
Stage & Arts
November 8, 2021
A scene from the 2019 Broadway staging of “Oklahoma.”

Love, murder, mob justice: Reimagined musical 'Oklahoma!' is finally coming to Minneapolis

Director Daniel Fish talks about his vision for the Tony-winning revival, which launches its national tour Tuesday at the Orpheum.
Variety
November 5, 2021
David Feinberg

His 50-year career at University of Minnesota gave voice to genocide survivors

An exhibition at the U celebrates longtime artist and teacher David Feinberg.