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January 27, 2020

 The Bridges of Madison County, currently playing at Artistry, is a beautiful show with a luscious score that absolutely embraces you from the first note to the final bows. It is quite a big show to take on, the score by Jason Robert Brown is operatic and demands a lot...

January 24, 2020

 Short form theatrical work is an often under performed and under appreciated part of the theatrical genre. Luckily Theatre Elision, who has already made their name in producing rarely performed musical works, have now brought us a night of 6 short musicals in an eveni...

January 23, 2020

 The 50th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar is currently at the Orpheum Theater through the end of this week (leaving town on January 26th). It is interesting to revisit the theatrical piece now, so much of what made it up was brand new when it premiered on Br...

January 19, 2020

A Doll's House shocked audiences around the world in 1879 with it's depiction of a wife fighting back against societal and gender norms, and an ending that had the heroine Nora Helmer walk out the door of her home, leaving behind her husband and children. 138 years lat...

January 12, 2020

It is hard to describe Stephen Dietz's play Bloomsday, currently playing at Lyric Arts. It is a play that defies definition in part because it is about so many things at the same time. It is about falling in love but also being urged away from it. It is about looking b...

December 12, 2019

 The Band’s Visit is an exquisitely beautiful, quiet musical. It may seem contradicting – for a musical to be quiet, it is exactly what makes The Band’s Visit so special, and why I think it won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This is because sometimes you need...

November 26, 2019

 Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley is back at the Jungle after a delightful run two years ago, and has proven itself once again to be a must see of the holiday season. The play by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, is a fun and comedic follow up to Pride and Prejudic...

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...

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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.