The Heiress at the Jungle Theater

June 20, 2014
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The Heiress at the Jungle Theater

Money. It corrupts, perverts and, ultimately, kills. Can love survive money? The Heiress (at the Jungle Theater, through August 10) rather disturbingly concludes that it cannot. Thank God I don’t have any. But The Heiress (written 1947 by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on a Henry James novella) isn’t simply a shrill (and dismisable)...
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Ghost: the Musical presented by the Hennepin Theater Trust at the Orpheum Theater

June 19, 2014
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Ghost: the Musical presented by the Hennepin Theater Trust at the Orpheum Theater

The Hennepin Theater Trust brings a new Broadway production of a successful and acclaimed film, reincarnated for live theater as “Ghost: the Musical.” If you’d love to see just what technical marvels are possible on the live stage, this is your show. If you love musicals for a well-crafted story, uplifting music and clever...
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Berlin To Broadway With Kurt Weill by Skylark Opera

June 15, 2014
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Berlin To Broadway With Kurt Weill by Skylark Opera

Among the pleasures – there are many – of Skylark Opera‘s lovely Berlin To Broadway With Kurt Weill (at Concordia’s E.M. Pearson Theatre through June 21) is the nifty comparison it provides between Weill’s gritty and soaring European music with his elegant American output. A genuine musical chameleon was Weill; it astonishes that so...
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Don Pasquale, produced by Lyric Opera of the North (LOON) in Duluth

June 13, 2014
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Don Pasquale, produced by Lyric Opera of the North (LOON) in Duluth

Twin Citieans are regular visitors to Duluth, escaping to the shores of Lake Superior, cooled by the big lake, maybe in search of a semi-wilderness experience “up the shore,” accompanied by fresh fish and fine local brews. I can give you another great reason to get outa town: Lyric Opera of the North, aka...
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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Minneapolis Musical Theatre, performing at the New Century Theatre

June 6, 2014
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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson by Minneapolis Musical Theatre, performing at the New Century Theatre

Andrew Jackson, our seventh President, was a nasty piece of work. A westerner (from the frontier state of Tennessee), Jackson owned slaves, gleefully massacred native Americans, slew men in duels, bigamously married his wife, battled his way to the Presidency, destroyed hundreds of banks and, most infamously, engineered the “Indian Removal Act” of 1830,...
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Photo Set: Dan Wilson with Chastity Brown at The Cedar, 6/4/14

June 5, 2014
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Photo Set: The Monkees at Music in the Zoo, 6/2/14

June 4, 2014
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Photos by Steven Cohen
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Photo Set: First Aid Kit with Willy Mason at Varsity Theater, 6/3/14

June 4, 2014
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Photo Set: Conor Oberst with Dawes at First Avenue, 6/2/14

June 3, 2014
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The Cat in the Hat at the Children’s Theatre Company

May 31, 2014
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The Cat in the Hat at the Children’s Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company has just opened a show for the little ones with the Katie Mitchell adaptation of the definitive book by Dr. Seuss, “The Cat in the Hat.” For the two or three people who may not know the story, a boy (Douglas Neithercott) and a girl, Sally (Elise Langer) are stuck inside...
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