Tag: Guthrie Theater

South Pacific at the Guthrie Theater

First, allow me to express some negativity: why does the Guthrie Theater so often insist on bringing in New Yorkers to play parts that should, by rights, go to equally talented (and often even more gifted) Minnesotans? In the case of…

Pericles at the Guthrie Theater

Who wrote Pericles? Scholars argue. Some claim that William Shakespeare wrote it all. Or that he wrote none of it. Or that he wrote half of it (the last half). Or that he collaborated on the play with the well-known…

The Cocoanuts at the Guthrie Theater

Palimpsest theater. A palimpsest (as you undoubtedly know) is a manuscript in which the original text has been erased and new text written over it. Ah, but the original text is still visible. The Guthrie‘s hyperly wonderful The Cocoanuts is…

The Music Man at the Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater has picked what may be the world’s most perfectly constructed musical for its summer audiences. Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” is just brilliant writing, and that’s all there is to it—a musical comedy lovers’ musical, and a…