Flower Drum Song is a timely, flawed immigrant tale

Mu Performing Arts/Park Square Theatre, through February 19

David Henry Hwang‘s rewrite of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s now thoroughly antiquated Flower Drum Song, being staged as a co-production of Park Square Theatre and Mu Performing Arts through February 19, explores the tension for immigrants to assimilate and simultaneously respect their…

Little Shop Of Horrors: Twisted Fun

Artistry, performing at the Bloomington Center For The Arts, through Feb 19

Americans have an affinity for ghoulish comedies. Arsenic and Old Lace, recently revived by the Guthrie, has kept audiences laughing at two murderous old ladies for generations. Rocky Horror Picture Show is another more recent example of this peculiarly American…

Gremlin’s New Performing Space: Finally, Some Good Theater News

550 Vandalia Street, in St. Paul, close to 94, the Green Line, a taproom, food trucks… Yes!

Been wondering about the Gremlin Theatre? Wonder no more. They’ve been busy, creating a much-needed new twin cities performance venue, in St. Paul’s Vandalia Tower. This spunky purveyor of edgy contemporary theater finally has a home of its own, after some years…

Liberty Falls 54321: a camp classic

The Moving Company, performing at the Lab Theater, through Feb 5

What is theatrical camp? I pondered thith pithy question as I made my way down frozen Portland Avenue after the opening of The Moving Company‘s goofily effective Liberty Falls 54321 (a remount of a play originally done in 2015). I concluded:…

HWTS’s Top Shows Of 2016

With four theater reviewers, HowWasTheShow.com is covering more theater than ever. We herewith wrap up an excellent year with How Was the Show’s first ever annual favorites list. Some of the plays weren’t even reviewed! But when they were, helpful links…