Tag: Artistry Theater

Review | Follies: rough-hewn charm

Artistry Theater, through May 6

Like the recent The Music Man, Follies (Artistry Theater, through May 6) exudes sturdy but rough-around-the edges sweetness and charm. Director Benjamin McGovern has done a crackerjack job casting Follies, (music and lyrics by the great Stephen Sondheim, book by…

Review | Noises Off: a fine British farce

Artistry Theater, through Feb 18

Noises Off is a perennially popular farce about all the things that can go wrong with a theatre production. Anyone who knows theatre knows the list is almost endless: last minute changes that rattle the actors, backstage romances that threaten…

The Music Man: seeworthy

Artistry Theater, 1800 Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, through Nov 5

To begin on a mercantile note: Artistry Theater charges $41 for a ticket to The Music Man (Artistry, 1800 Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, through Nov 5). This is 1/4 of what they get at the Orpheum, 1/3 of what…

Wit: a compelling exploration of the mystery of death

Artistry Theater (1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington), through May 28

Professor Vivian Bearing has Stage Four – “There’s no Stage Five” – ovarian cancer. A tumor “the size of a grapefruit” has spread to her pelvic bones, to the surrounding organs and the pain, and the pressure of it, combined…