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The Illusionists at the Ordway

March 25, 2015
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The Illusionists at the Ordway

David: Bringing seven of the world’s foremost modern conjurers to the same stage, the touring production of The Illusionists (at the Ordway) is impressive. Undeniably, each of these skilled showmen has carefully crafted their larger than life stage personas to maximize the strengths of their respective acts. Yet, this is paradoxically why this particular show...
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Death Tax at Pillsbury House Theatre

March 8, 2015
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Death Tax at Pillsbury House Theatre

Death Tax, by Lucas please-buy-a-vowel Hnath (Pillsbury House Theatre, through April 4) is an entertaining play about a super-serious subject: death. Do subjects get seriouser? Bed-ridden nursing home resident...
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Into The Woods by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

March 7, 2015
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Into The Woods by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Chelsea: From the moment we walked into The Ritz Theater (345 13th Ave NE) for Theater Latté Da‘s production of the great Stephen Sondheim‘s rich and multi-layered Into The Woods, it...
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COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company presents Zoot Suit Riots at the Lab Theater

March 7, 2015
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COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company presents Zoot Suit Riots at the Lab Theater

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company has leaped into spring with an original dance musical, landing it with a new verve and finesse that’s topped this unique company’s previous shows – and...
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Huck Finn at the Childrens Theatre Company

March 6, 2015
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Huck Finn at the Childrens Theatre Company

CTC presents us with a seriously Bowdlerized version of Mark Twain‘s difficult masterwork, The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (Childrens Theatre Co., through April 4). Calling their version Huck Finn,...
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Hir at Mixed Blood Theatre

February 27, 2015
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Hir at Mixed Blood Theatre

“Let’s put the fun in dysfunctional!” exclaims playwright Taylor Mac and – for a while, anyhow – he succeeds. The Mixed Blood stage for Hir (at MB through Mar...
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Guthrie Theatre

February 15, 2015
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Guthrie Theatre

The Guthrie‘s production of William Shakespeare‘s delightful A Midsummer Night’s Dream clocks in at a bladder busting three plus hours. Loud and long, massive and ambitious, this show entertains...
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Oliver! by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

February 7, 2015
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Oliver! by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

I took my 18 yo son to see Oliver! (Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust, performing in the exquisite Pantages Theatre, through March 1). During intermission, we had...
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The Coward by Walking Shadow Theatre Company, performing at Red Eye Theater

February 6, 2015
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The Coward by Walking Shadow Theatre Company, performing at Red Eye Theater

I have never ever, in my exalted theatrical career, seen so much blood. The Red Eye stage is awash in it and, indeed, the raked set (a terrific design...
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Death And The Maiden, a co-production of Torch Theater and Gremlin Theatre, at the Theatre Garage

January 30, 2015
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Death And The Maiden, a co-production of Torch Theater and Gremlin Theatre, at the Theatre Garage

This production of the oft-produced Death And The Maiden (Torch Theater and Gremlin Theatre, co-producing at the Theater Garage through Feb 21) begins with a prologue of sorts: Paulina...
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