November 25, 2016

A holiday favorite, and TBS Christmas time staple, A Christmas Story, has been adapted by Philip Grecian and is currently playing at Lyric Arts in Anoka. The story of Ralphie, a nine year old boy growing up in 1940s Indiana, who just wants a BB gun for Christmas, is on...

November 23, 2016

The Passage Or What Comes of Searching In the Dark, is a new musical by David Darrow, presented by 7th House Theater, currently playing in The Guthrie's Dowling Studio. It is a modern day fairy tale, or hero's quest, about growing up and the loss of innocence. 

Alb...

November 10, 2016

A Raisin In the Sun is relevant now more than ever. We live in a country that is struggling to come together after a long and grueling election season. An election season which had an ending that left many people feeling devastated. We now live in a country where those...

November 9, 2016

The Oldest Boy, by Sarah Ruhl, currently playing at the Jungle Theater, is a beautiful story about culture, faith and family. The story centers on an American family, comprised of a white American mother, a Tibetan father and their son Tenzin. When Tenzin is nearing hi...

November 8, 2016

Before seeing Transatlantic Love Affair’s 105 Proof at the Illusion Theater on Saturday night many of my fellow bloggers (you can learn more about the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers here) seemed surprised that I had never seen anything by TLA and told me I was in for a t...

October 31, 2016

Aunt Raini, which is currently being presented by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, is a play about many things, but at its center it is a play about art. When is a creator of art an artist? What does the art say about the artist? If the artist changes, should the...

October 28, 2016

Black Death the Musical runs for just three performances this upcoming weekend, October 28th thru the 30th, at Sabes Jewish Community Center in Saint Louis Park. Presented by Apostasia Productions, this new show is written by Susan Woehrle (who was interviewed by fello...

October 19, 2016

It seems that most of the shows that I have seen recently in the Twin Cities speak to our current times by reflecting on our country's past. Ragtime by Theater Latte Da, The Parchman Hour and Hold These Truths, both at the Guthrie, all serve this purpose. Cabaret which...

October 16, 2016

Billy Elliot is the story of a boy in a mining town, who after stumbling across a ballet class, discovers his desire and proclivity for ballet. It takes place during the 1984 mineworker's union strike in England.  Beyond the pressures of the miner's strike, Billy and t...

October 16, 2016

The Illusion theater states that their "mission is to illuminate the illusions, myths and realities of our times, and catalyze personal and social change." Finding Fish, by Carlyle Brown, is currently having its World Premiere at the Illusion Theater and explores the i...

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