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November 17, 2019

Into the Darkness, created by Collective Unconscious Performance, is a beautiful piece of theatrical work that tells stories of love through music, puppetry and human performance. The show has a dream like ethereal quality to it. David Hanzal is the show's creator, dir...

November 13, 2019

 Nimbus Theater's latest work, A Life of Days written by Liz Neerland and directed by Josh Cragun is a quiet, contemplative and beautiful story. The show, which explores the idea of solitude, family, and relationships between people starts when Callie and David, two pa...

October 31, 2019

 O My God, by Anat Gov and translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris and Margalit Rodgers takes the concept of "man talks to god" and completely turns it on its head in a way that is fascinating. The play currently playing at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company fol...

October 27, 2019

Every year since 2017 I have looked forward to the end of October and the coming of Ghost Quartet. It is a tradition that Theater Elision has continued since its inaugural season. The song cycle by Dave Malloy (most known for Great Comet) is a both meditative and percu...

October 27, 2019

In its regional premiere, A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder is serving up parricidal fun at the Old Log Theater in Excelsior. The musical comedy with book and lyrics by Robert L Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak opened on Broadway in 2013, and won the...

October 26, 2019

Artistry is proving that some of the best theater in the Twin Cities can be found in the suburbs. Their work is always consistent and top notch, but their latest production of A New Brain is one of the best pieces of theater that I have seen this year. 

This rarely perf...

October 21, 2019

This year I have gone from never seeing the Scottish play performed on stage to seeing three live versions of it. Each production brings something new, a deeper understanding of the story. A different way to look the relationships. 

Wayward Theatre's production at the J...

October 14, 2019

Many of the songs from Frank Loesser's classic show, The Most Happy Fella have been stuck in my head since I saw Skylark Opera Theatre's delightful production last Friday. It was the first time that I had seen the show, but I was surprised by how many of the songs soun...

October 9, 2019

 The Rocky Horror Show is delivering up some raucous fun at Park Square Theater in downtown Saint Paul. If you've ever wondered why Rocky Horror was such a cult hit Park Square's production is sure to lead to some clarity. It is fast paced, high energy and with an off...

October 4, 2019

The Mean Girls musical currently playing at the Orpheum theater through October 13th has taken the instantly popular High School comedy from 2004 and moved it forward into the present day. It makes the story feel fresh, even though the plot and many of the jokes from t...

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Twin Cities Stages sometimes receives press tickets. The content and opinions expressed in all the posts are entirely my own. For the sake of transparency, I thank the theater that gave me tickets gratis at the end of each blog post.