Charley’s Aunt at the Guthrie Theater

December 2, 2011
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Charley’s Aunt at the Guthrie Theater

First the good news: the design of Charley’s Aunt (at the Guthrie through Jan 15) is exquisite.  The Guthrie’s tech department, the best in the country, really outdid themselves (between this play and the richly produced A Christmas Carol they must have labored overtime and eminently deserve the holiday vacation I hope they are...
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Photo Set: The Mad Ripple Hootenanny at the Guthrie 11/27/11

November 28, 2011
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Photo Set: Drop The Mic! at the Guthrie 11/25/11

November 26, 2011
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The Santaland Diaries at Frank Theatre

November 25, 2011
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The Santaland Diaries at Frank Theatre

Go to the Ordway and experience the “timeless enchantment” of Cinderella ($113 per ticket).  Or try the Guthrie’s A Christmas Carol, after 35 years still “as powerful and uplifting as it ever was” ($73).  Or maybe CTC’s “beloved” The Wizard Of Oz ($70). All this overpriced holiday feel-good about to send you shrieking into...
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A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater

November 23, 2011
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A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater

“A turkey?!” sputters the Cranky Critic, sufferer from permanent indigestion and squinty short-sightedness.  “There were no turkeys in 1840 England.  Ha.  This is nothing more than an excuse for the Guthrie prop department to manufacture an oversized bird, stick it on a bed of plastic crabapples and wheel it onstage on a—” Hush.  Go...
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Photo Set: Mates of State with The Generationals at Fine Line 11/18/11

November 20, 2011
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Photo Set: The Hold Steady at the Vita.mn Vth Birthday Party 11/18/11

November 19, 2011
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Joy, a Holiday Cabaret, an Interact Theater

November 19, 2011
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Joy, a Holiday Cabaret, an Interact Theater

Interact Theater’s mission is to create art that challenges perceptions of disabilities. After last night’s performance of their new holiday show, “Joy, a Holiday Cabaret” (at at The Lab Theater, 700 First St. North in the Minneapolis Warehouse District through December 17th), I’d say it challenges our perceptions of what is theater, too – not...
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Photo Set: Tommy Stinson and High on Stress at Fine Line Music Cafe 11/14/11

November 15, 2011
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Photo Set: MN Music 4 MN Kids CD Release at Cedar Cultural Center 11/13/11

November 15, 2011
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