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THEATER REVIEW | Gertrude Stein and a Companion

Founding artistic director Bain Boehlke’s enduring triumph in Twin Cities arts, The Jungle Theater, opens its 25th Anniversary season with its se


THEATER REVIEW | Minneapolis Musical Theatre's "Calvin Berger" a modernized classic at New Century Theatre

Calvin (Gregory Adam) agonizes over seducing Rosanna (Emily Madigan) under someone else's name.

Calvin Berger is a musical update of the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. That’s a big nose to fill, but the production now playing at the New Century Theatre is smartly done. The music and script are fun, funny, and enough of their own animal so as to not invite too many comparisons with the wonderful poetry of Edmond Rostand’s classic play. As Minneapolis Musical Theatre & Hennepin Theatre Trust collaborations go, it’s also a story that fits particularly well with the space of the New Century Theatre.


Random Reflectin’

It’s an interesting season for Twin Cities theatre and, as of this writing, isn’t even Black Folk’s Month.


THEATER REVIEW | Minnesota Opera's "The Elixir of Love" has body, pipes

Nemorino (Leonardo Capalbo) discovers that a love potion (and becoming a millionaire) makes him irresistible to women.

Classical music audiences are not as loud as they used to be. Eighteenth-century opera patrons could eat, drink, and converse during a performance; through much of the 19th century, many operagoers treated the opera as a participatory event, shouting encouragement and boos, calling for encores, and stopping performances with applause. The present culture of silence in the concert hall and opera house is largely a product of the last century or so. It was in many ways a blast from the past on Saturday when Minnesota Opera’s performance of The Elixir of Love paused due to riotous applause.


"I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at the State Theatre: It's Not That I Don't Love Lucy Live On Stage...

Even for all the cynicism that I can muster, I must say that I never expected to see a


"I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at the State Theatre: Lucy Puts on a Delightful Show

When the original “I Love Lucy” began airing in the 1950s, it brought something new to the screen that people had rarely seen before: A comedy led by


"I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at the State Theatre: I Like Lucy

As I walked into the beautiful and cozy State Theater on Tuesday January 20, all I could think about was homework and my upcoming finals.

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