October 10, 2016

As an avid theater goer and also a music fan, "Martha Redbone: Bone Hill - The Concert" felt like a cross between a play reading and folk concert. Bone Hill tells the story of Martha Redbone's family going back four generations in the Black Mountains of Harlan County,...

October 9, 2016

"Violence is not Strength, Compassion is not Weakness." 

Camelot, currently playing at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, is a show about a time in which a good King tried to change the status quo. Change the way of thinking, and create a new chivalry. "Not might is right...

October 6, 2016

Ragtime undoubtedly has one of the most beautiful scores that has come out of Broadway in the past 20 years. After all in 1998 it won the Tony awards for Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations. I have been carrying around this music with me for over ten years, l...

October 6, 2016

I have mixed feelings about the Halloween season, and the implied scary theme that surrounds it. I love thrillers, and enjoy creepy things that unsettle you, but I hate being startled and do not enjoy people jumping out at me from behind corners. Because of this I avoi...

October 2, 2016

Friday night was the first time I had ventured to see a show by Theatre Coup d'Etat. I had heard only good things and their performance of Equus last season was honored at this year's Ivey Awards. Because of this I entered SpringHouse Ministry Center, where Antigone is...

October 1, 2016

Sense and Sensibility, currently playing at the Guthrie, is a new adaptation of one of Jane Austen's best known works. Before seeing the show Thursday night I knew nothing about the Sense and Sensibility other than its title and author, but Kate Hamill's adaptation was...

September 24, 2016

Queen, a full length puppet play currently playing at Heart of the Beast Theater, is a treat for the eyes and the ears. It seemed like a greek myth, complete with chorus, narrator and a tragic hero for the modern day, a grandmother. As the program reads, "the emotional...

September 23, 2016

Last Monday the Twin Cities theater community gathered at the State Theater to celebrate the previous season at the Ivey Awards. This year was my first time attending and before going many people asked me..."but what are the Ivey Awards?" The simple answer is it is lik...

September 21, 2016

The Liar, which is currently playing at Park Square Theater, is a mix of the old and the new. It is roughly based on Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille, this new adaptation is by current playwright David Ives. It is a play that is told in verse, which to many brings up tho...

September 1, 2016

Bars and Measures, a new play by Idris Goodwin, recently opened at the Jungle Theater as part of a rolling premiere. It is a play that delves into the things that separate us and bring us together.

It focuses on two brothers Eric and Bilal. They...

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