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Busytown, The Musical at the Children’s Theatre Company

September 19, 2014
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Busytown, The Musical at the Children’s Theatre Company

You will be no doubt unsurprised to learn that Busytown, The Musical (Childrens Theatre Co., through Oct 26) is busy. Based on the popular series of books by Richard Scarry, and niftily adapted by Kevin Kling, Busytown takes place in CTC-Land where everything is eye-blastingly colorful, scenery-chewingly over-sized, shriekingly shrill and, as long as...
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Lake Untersee, produced by the Workhaus Collective at Illusion Theater

September 15, 2014
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Lake Untersee, produced by the Workhaus Collective at Illusion Theater

Workhaus Collective begins its season with “Lake Untersee,” a new play by Joe Waechter. Playwrights’ Center artistic director Jeremy Cohen must feel strongly about the talents of this young...
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Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet by Pillsbury House Theatre and the Mount Curve Company, performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

September 13, 2014
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Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet by Pillsbury House Theatre and the Mount Curve Company, performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Marcus dreams. He prowls the streets of San Pere, Louisiana where his dreams and his passions – for family, sexuality (which Marcus feels with striking intensity), for his father,...
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The White Snake at the Guthrie Theater

September 12, 2014
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The White Snake at the Guthrie Theater

The most remarkable, imo, aspect of Mary Zimmerman‘s lush and lavish The White Snake (at the Guthrie, through October 19): its restraint. I doubt you’ll see a more design-y...
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Middle Brother by Mu Performing Arts, performing at the Southern Theater

September 12, 2014
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Middle Brother by Mu Performing Arts, performing at the Southern Theater

  Mu Performing Arts continues its ongoing exploration of adoption (and specifically Korean adoption) with an production of Eric Sharp‘s entertaining Middle Brother (at the Southern, through September 28)....
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Minnesota Fringe 2014

August 2, 2014
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Minnesota Fringe 2014

It’s that magic time of year again, when local theater folk drain their cowboy coffees and step forward (and when national artists working the extensive Fringe circuit bring themselves...
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A Little Night Music by Mu Performing Arts, performing at Park Square Theatre

July 25, 2014
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A Little Night Music by Mu Performing Arts, performing at Park Square Theatre

In Stephen Sondheim‘s marvelous A Little Night Music (Mu Performing Arts performing at Park Square Theatre, through Aug 10) little surprise or tension lies in the playing-out of the...
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