Month: March 2011

Stomp at the Ordway

The amazing Stomp (at the Ordway, through April 3) has rolled into St. Paul for a breathless one week run.  Created way back in 1991, the show has enjoyed lengthy runs in London, New York, Sydney, Rio, San Francisco, Athens,…

Broke-ology at Pillsbury House Theatre

Broke-ology (Pillsbury House Theatre, through April 10) breaks no new ground.  Playwright Nathan Louis Jackson‘s writing is lovely, but it’s straight forward realism, a father-son drama played in a modest and tidy living room/kitchen.  The designers, led by the estimable…

Cabaret by Frank Theatre

Frank Theatre has opened its 22nd season with a gutsy and – well, frank interpretation of the now classic Broadway musical, Cabaret. Stripped down to its both smarmy and beautiful story, and set in a near-perfect environment at the Centennial…

Hair at the Orpheum

I was an earnest schoolboy in a small southern Minnesota town when Hair (at the Orpheum, through March 6, produced by the Hennepin Theater Trust) first came out.  It blew me away.  I never saw the actual show, of course;…