August 12, 2016

"Maria Maria they call the wind Maria" these words with their beautiful tune have been playing constantly in my head since I saw Paint Your Wagon at the Ordway Wednesday night. Lerner and Loewe seem to be masters of the ear worm, and also of the Broadway blockbuster in...

July 9, 2016

The Lion King is a feat of theatrical design. It has been since it was introduced to the world at the Orpheum theater in 1997 in it's pre Broadway run. This feat continues on Broadway today, in cities across the world and in multiple tours, one of which has brought the...

June 29, 2016

 Linda Kelsey, Carolyn Pool, Laurel Armstrong, Charity Jones and Christina Baldwin in Calendar Girls. Photo by Petronella J Ytsma. 

Calendar Girls, currently playing at the Park Square Theater, is a funny and endearing story of the camaraderie and support found in...

June 22, 2016

Michael Hanna and Kasey Mahaffy in Le Switch. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Le Switch, a new play by Chicago playwright Phillip Dawkins, which opened at the Jungle Theater last weekend, is a romantic comedy told with grit and truth. It takes place between 2011 and 2014 and focu...

June 8, 2016

Rhythm is a beautiful thing when done right. It is not hard to see how rhythm is essential for music, but it is also essential for good drama. This may be a strange thing to say about And So It Goes, Dark and Stormy's latest production. A play by George F. Walker that...

June 3, 2016

Lemonade for the Lawnboy, currently playing at the Hastings Art Center, is a show that feels like it is exploding art (and I mean that in a good way). But what is really unique about this show is that you don't need to wait for the show to begin to start your experienc...

June 1, 2016

A year ago, June 1 2015, I made a goal to see 40 live theatrical performances by June 1 2016. I made this goal because I love theater more that about anything else. And I am someone who self identifies primarily with their relationship to theater; definitely more than...

June 1, 2016

 The cast of Trouble In Mind (From left to right: Kris L. Nelson, Margo Moorer, Marcel Spears, Peter Thomson, John Catron and Chloe Armao). Photo by Keri Pickett. 

 

I love it when a play gets its title right. When after you see the play the title makes so much sens...

May 22, 2016

 Anna Sundberg and Ron Menzel in Constellations. Photo by Dan Norman.

 

Constellations, a play by Nick Payne and Directed by Gary Gisselman, is entering its last week at the Jungle Theater and is definitely a show to see. It is a relatively new play, having premiered in...

May 16, 2016

 The cast of Harvey at the Guthrie Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

 

Harvey, a play by Mary Chase, which just finished up it's run at the Guthrie Theater delves into the ideas of reality and sanity in a manner that is both comical and respectful. Most may recogniz...

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