Category: Theater

A Year With Frog And Toad: delightful

At Childrens Theatre Company, through June 18

Two words describe the A Year With Frog And Toad (at CTC, through June 18). First: sweet. Anyone who can watch this delightful show without a constant smile needs professional help. Toad (played by Reed Sigmund, the reincarnation of Fatty…

The Testament Of Mary: a unique take on the Jesus story

Loudmouth Collective performing at Open Eye Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, through April 30

Intense emotion recollected in the tranquility of old age. That’s the vibe of the affecting The Testament Of Mary, a solo piece adapted by the accomplished Irish writer Colm Tóibin from his novel of the same title (Loudmouth Collective). In…

Vietgone: a frantic clutch-popper

Mixed Blood Theatre, through April 30

Mixed Blood Theatre, in its PR material, calls Qui Nguyen‘s breathless Vietgone (running at MB thru April 30) a “mash-up,” and that it most certainly is, a delirious (if mash-ups are your cup of tea) and graceless (if not) combo…

West Side Story: thrilling and inspiring

At the Ordway through April 16. A co-production with Teatro Del Pueblo

2007 was the fiftieth anniversary of West Side Story. The NPR report I listened to at the time indicated that there had been – ten years ago – 50,000 productions of the show. What this means is that, as you…

To Begin With: Full Throttle Bombast

Hennepin Theatre Trust performing in the Wesley Church

Every ten years or so someone decides to put some part of the bible on stage. The latest attempt is To Begin With by local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Hennepin Theatre Trust, performing in the old Wesley Church). Hatcher has taken…