“The Veterans Project” from Footprints Collective & Mixed Blood

November 22, 2013
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“The Veterans Project” from Footprints Collective & Mixed Blood

First, let’s get the obvious out the way:  you should go see The Veterans Project.  It’s been developed and staged with great care by Leah Cooper at a fantastic space that was completely new to me (the Fort Snelling Base Camp)—and it gives voice and movement to a constituency that is not only uncommon in theatre,...
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Cinderella at the Children’s Theatre Company

November 15, 2013
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Cinderella at the Children’s Theatre Company

In Cinderella (at the Children’s Theatre Company, through Jan 5), Cinderella’s ugly (an understatement) stepsisters, Pearl and Dorcas, are played by CTC vets Dean Holt and Reed  Sigmund.  Her deliciously malevolent stepmother is portrayed by Autumn Ness. Wow.  Never have I witnessed, in all my years of theater-going, such over-the-top scenery-chewing.  These actors screech...
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Photo Set: Dan Wilson at The Sheridan School with Jeremy Messersmith, 11/9/13

November 10, 2013
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Driving Miss Daisy at the Jungle Theater

November 9, 2013
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Driving Miss Daisy at the Jungle Theater

Wendy Lehr is in this play!  James Craven!  Holy moley! Why can’t live theater generate Twins-like, Vikings-esque excitement?  Certainly, seeing artists of the caliber of Lehr and Craven bring a play to life is at least as exciting as watching Joe Maurer go 0-for-4, or contemplating Adrian Peterson as he snares poorly thrown passes...
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Online Journalism by the Theater of Public Policy at Huge Improv

November 5, 2013
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Online Journalism by the Theater of Public Policy at Huge Improv

The Theater of Public Policy. Sounds auspicious, doesn’t it? Either they do very serious stuff, or they make fun of very serious stuff. Actually, they do both. Monday night’s “Online Journalism” at Huge Improv Theater started with a casual interview between “host” Tane Danger and the improv group’s guests, Bob Collins, who writes the...
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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, State Theater

November 3, 2013
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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, State Theater

“Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” billed a “supernatural blues and roots musical,” is the creation of author Stephen King, and musicians John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. Clearly the writers have the credentials to write a) about the supernatural, and b) blues and roots music. It’s an intriguing idea; the songwriter/arrangers unquestionably have musical...
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For Sale by The Moving Company at the Lab Theater

November 2, 2013
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For Sale by The Moving Company at the Lab Theater

“What would you call that?” my faithful theater mate asked. “It’s an interactive, semi-improvisational comedy,” I answered, putting the words together slowly. “Oh,” he said, “It’s sort of hard to describe, isn’t it? Really funny, though.” And that’s it in a nutshell. You might have seen interactive, improvisational shows, but The Moving Company’s new...
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Photo Set: Kate Nash at First Avenue, 10/30/13

October 31, 2013
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Photo Set: An evening of live recording with the Cavalier Crooks, 10/26/13

October 27, 2013
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Photo Set: Jason Isbell with T. Hardy Morris at The Varsity, 10/25/13

October 26, 2013
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