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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Rocket To The Moon by the Gremlin Theatre, performing at the New Century Theatre

May 19, 2014
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Rocket To The Moon by the Gremlin Theatre, performing at the New Century Theatre

Once a much bally-hoo’d darling of the New York theater – the Group Theatre made its reputation (or at least its money) producing his work in the 1930s – playwright Clifford Odets‘s work seldom finds its way onto contemporary stages. Perhaps this is because his plays are cast heavy and dated (being too much...
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Photo Set: Tapes ‘n Tapes at Target Field, 5/14/14

May 15, 2014
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The Three Musketeers by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

May 10, 2014
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The Three Musketeers by Walking Shadow Theatre Co., performing in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio

Want to enjoy Walking Shadow Theatre Co.‘s giddy, swashbuckling, sword-happy The Three Musketeers (at the Guthrie‘s Dowling Studio, through May 25)? Here’s my firm advice: go with the sprawl. Lay aside whatever need you might have for coherent narrative, for sensible multiple casting, for developed non-cinematic structure and let playwright John Heimbuch‘s clutch-popper wash...
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