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December 15, 2021
An earlier staging of “Slow Show,” a dance performance that will be mounted on a frozen St. Paul lake as part of the Great Northern festival.

Ready to dance on a frozen St. Paul lake? It's just one event at expanded Great Northern fest

Volunteers are being recruited for the performance on Como Lake.
Stage & Arts
December 13, 2021
The Red Roses surround the Queen of Hearts’ palace and dance to the Waltz of the Flowers music in Ballet Co.Laboratory’s 2019 performance of “Nu

When 'Nutcracker' meets 'Wonderland,' a new friendship forms amid the wonders, mysteries

Review: Ballet Co.Laboratory's production maintains the core of the ballet but decontextualizes some parts.
Stage & Arts
December 10, 2021
The Music Man at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Snowstorm prompts cancellations at Twin Cities area theaters

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres has scotched performances of three productions on its stages as other theaters play it by ear.
Stage & Arts
December 10, 2021
The new Minneapolis Public Service Building features 17 new artworks, including narrative murals, illuminated ceilings, a suspended lobby sculpture an

City of Minneapolis shines spotlight on local artists in a 'once-in-a-lifetime' new building

Officials will introduce 17 artworks at a public celebration Friday evening.
December 8, 2021
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra reported a balanced budget despite a year without ticket sales.

Despite a tough year, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra balances its budget

Donors were "the hero in that story," stepping up at a time when the orchestra couldn't sell concert tickets.
Stage & Arts
December 8, 2021
Kyla Stone plays the title role of Anya, who seeks to discover the mystery of her past, in “Anastasia.”

Kyla Stone soars as Russian princess in Broadway tour of 'Anastasia'

Review: The lavish show weaves Romanov myth and music in a swirl of musical theater.
Stage & Arts
December 5, 2021
Kyla Stone plays the mysterious princess “Anastasia” in the musical that runs Tuesday through Dec. 19 at the Orpheum Theatre.

A journey to the past with Ahrens and Flaherty, the gems behind 'Anastasia'

The national tour of the musical opens at the Orpheum Tuesday.
December 3, 2021
Brave New Workshop founder Dudley Riggs, right, with successors John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl when they opened the theater’s Hennepin Avenue spac

Brave New Workshop, nation's oldest sketch comedy troupe, added to Hennepin Theatre empire

Hennepin Theatre Trust has bought the company whose alumni include Louie Anderson, Al Franken and Lizz Winstead.
Stage & Arts
December 2, 2021
“Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy” will be performed at the State Theatre Dec. 17-22.

How well do you know the Twin Cities' versions of 'Nutcracker?'

They include the classic interpretation as well as ones with a Rat Queen, Minnesota backdrops and friendly mice.
St. Paul
December 2, 2021
Txong Pao Lee poses for a photo in the new addition to the Hmong Cultural Center on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn. Pao is the director of t

Hmong Cultural Center celebrates expansion of its storefront museum in St. Paul

More than $150K worth of grants from organizations including Google made it possible.
Stage & Arts
November 30, 2021
Darius Dotch and Sara Marsh in Dark & Stormy’s production of “Jacuzzi.”

Dark & Stormy's 'Jacuzzi' mixes laughter and class warfare

Absurdist comedy/drama is set in the early 1990s.
Stage & Arts
November 29, 2021
Tyler Michaels King as Lee Harvey Oswald in Theater Latte Da’s “Assassins.”

Twin Cities theaters have done well by legendary Stephen Sondheim

Nine of the best local Sondheim productions, with more on the way.
November 29, 2021
Hebrew wood type added to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Center's millions of pieces of type and made by Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, i

Old-fashioned wood type is new again, as Minnesota book center adds Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish letters

The center hopes to attract new audiences. "Wood type feels so human," says one designer.
Stage & Arts
November 26, 2021
Survivors Laura Stearns and Jina Penn-Tracy rested their heads together at the end of a press conference where Attorney Jeff Anderson announced settle

Minnesota theater group hopes guidelines can stop abusive behavior

Minnesota Theater Accountability Coalition's document addresses safe environments, work/life balance and equity.
Stage & Arts
November 25, 2021
(From left) Maddie Granlund, Masanari Kawahara and Jennifer Baldwin-Peden try to recall the past in “Anamnesis.”

'Anamnesis' is a comedy/drama with a lot on its mind

Moving Company's new play takes a fresh and self-reflexive look at the very work the theater does.
Stage & Arts
November 25, 2021
“Fiddler on the Roof” will be staged at the Ordway Center in St. Paul from Tuesday through Dec. 12.

'Fiddler on the Roof' at the Ordway is all about tradition with a twist

Director Bartlett Sher and choreographer Hofesh Shechter add their perspectives to the Broadway revival.
Stage & Arts
November 25, 2021
“All is Calm” has become a mainstay of the holidays at Theater Latte Da.

With these 6 Twin Cities holiday shows, there's something for everyone

Here are five shows that offer holiday cheer, and one that gives deadpan chills.
Stage & Arts
November 19, 2021
“Latitude” by Aaron Dysart at Minneapolis Institute of Art

St. Paul artist confronts environmental change by translating science into light and color

Dysart's data-driven but people-focused work is featured in a new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Stage & Arts
November 19, 2021
Joseph Haj, Guthrie Theater’s artistic director, said the disruption at the playhouse last Friday left him gutted.

Guthrie issues an apology after disruptive tirade

The playhouse sent a letter to audience members acknowledging it failed to be a safe space.
November 17, 2021
George Morrison, one of Minnesota’s most revered artists, shown in this 1987 file photo, will be honored with new postage stamps.

Minnesota artist George Morrison to be honored with stamp issue

He was a member of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.