Archive for May, 2010

Zoo Animal CD Release Party with Red Pens, His and Her Vanities, and Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry

Zoo Animal CD Release Party with Red Pens, His and Her Vanities, and Red Pens at the 7th Street Entry

The lineup for Zoo Animal’s CD release party at 7th St. Entry couldn’t have been more promising, with Hildur Victoria, His and Her Vanities, Red Pens fleshing out the headlining band’s big night. Zoo Animal’s second self-titled album boasts bigger vocals and showcases a darker side than on their debut Young Blood, and the...
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Dollhouse at the Guthrie Theater

Dollhouse at the Guthrie Theater

“Cash.” This is how Nora Helmer, hero of Rebecca Gilman‘s Dollhouse (on the Guthrie’s McGuire proscenium, through July 11, guthrietheater.org), her modernization of the Henrik Ibsen classic A Doll’s House, succinctly describes what she most wants from this life.  Gilman cunningly sets her play in 2004, that not so distant era of wild from-the-hip...
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Circle Mirror Transformation at the Guthrie Theater

Circle Mirror Transformation at the Guthrie Theater

Circle Mirror Transformation (at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio, through June 13, 612.377.2224, guthrietheater.org) by Annie Baker sneaks up on you.  It all seems, initially, so sweet and innocuous.  Marty is conducting a class for beginning actors in a small Vermont town.  She sets up some goofy exercises and improvs.  But despite (or perhaps because...
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Peter Wolf Crier CD Re-Release with Kill The Vultures at the Turf Club

Peter Wolf Crier CD Re-Release with Kill The Vultures at the Turf Club

Who would have thought a re-release party could be so much fun? Peter Wolf Crier, the duo of former Wars of 1812‘s frontman Peter Pisano and drummer Brian Moen, released their debut CD Inter-Be locally more than six months ago to considerable local acclaim. Nonetheless, that same CD being picked up by Jagjaguar records...
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Slideshow: Peter Wolf Crier CD Re-release at the Turf Club

HowWasTheShow is proud to present Jenn Barnett’s photos of Peter Wolf Crier‘s CD Release at The Turf Club with Kill The Vultures. Slideshow is set to “Crutch and Cane” by Peter Wolf Crier. See also, David de Young’s review of this show.
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The House Can’t Stand at the Rarig Center

The House Can’t Stand at the Rarig Center

Theater de la Jeune Lune lives on in an original show written and performed by Steve Epp and directed by Dominique Serrand, presented May 17, 2010 at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota campus. In case you missed its earlier run, The House Can’t Stand has returned in a slightly edited version,...
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Wormwood, a Hardcover Theater production at Bryant Lake Bowl

Wormwood, a Hardcover Theater production at Bryant Lake Bowl

Wormwood, which opened May 6, continues Hardcover Theater’s “less is more” approach to reducing potentially unwieldy stories to perfectly manageable ones, even on the Bryant-Lake Bowl’s tiny stage. The theater company has carved out a singular niche in this town, adapting relatively lesser known books (in the public domain) for live performance done in...
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Slideshow: Low – "Quiet Please" show at The Varsity Theater

Slideshow: Low – "Quiet Please" show at The Varsity Theater

HowWasTheShow is proud to present Jenn Barnett’s photos of Low at The Varsity Theater. Slideshow is set to “When I Go Deaf” by Low.
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Biggest Little House In The Forest at The Children's Theatre Company

Biggest Little House In The Forest at The Children's Theatre Company

What a pleasure to actually see Autumn Ness. In The Biggest Little House In The Forest (on the Children’s Theatre Co.’s Cargill Stage, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, through June 20, childrenstheatre.org) Ms. Ness wears none of the feature disguising makeup or the over-the-top costume effects that marked her work in Cinderella, The Iron Ring,...
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