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Lullaby by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Lullaby by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

A world premiere written by Michael Elyanow and directed by Jeremy Cohen, Lullaby (Theatre Latté Da, through Feb 7 performing at the Ritz Theater) is a story of family drama, broken relationships, mental illness, and grief aided by contemporary rock tunes. To those who are familiar, this may sound a lot like 2008’s Broadway...
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Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Mark Benninghfen, who plays the eponymous character in Stephen Sondheim‘s giddy and brilliantly tuneful revenge fantasia, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater, through Oct 25) is a revelation: board stiff with anger and bloodlust, lean and angular, ready at any moment to explode into...
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Into The Woods by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Into The Woods by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Ritz Theater

Chelsea: From the moment we walked into The Ritz Theater (345 13th Ave NE) for Theater Latté Da‘s production of the great Stephen Sondheim‘s rich and multi-layered Into The Woods, it felt like we were in for something good. The theater, in which the bare concrete blocks that make up the structure were exposed, was adorned...
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Oliver! by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

Oliver! by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

I took my 18 yo son to see Oliver! (Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust, performing in the exquisite Pantages Theatre, through March 1). During intermission, we had the following conversation: “Whaddaya think?” “I’m having a problem with the tech – the mics. I keep hearing scratching and feedback. Uneven sound. Sometimes the...
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Master Class produced by Theater Latte Da at McPhail Center for Music

Master Class produced by Theater Latte Da at McPhail Center for Music

Imagine sitting as an observer in a master class taught by Maria Callas, the enormously gifted and equally controversial singer who literally changed 20th century opera in her relatively short lifetime. This is the world we’re part of in Theater Latte Da’s production of Terrence McNally’s “Master Class.” Sally Wingert as the famous diva...
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Steerage Song by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Lab Theater

Steerage Song by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Lab Theater

What a grand adventure! To pack your belongings into a few small suitcases and then, traveling alone or perhaps with your wife and children, to say good-bye – Permanently!  Never to see them again! – to your friends and family in the old world.  To take passage in the fetid steerage hold of a...
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Light in the Piazza by Theater Latte Da at the Ordway McKnight Theater

Light in the Piazza by Theater Latte Da at the Ordway McKnight Theater

Nobody does musical theater better than Theater Latté Da. Notice I didn’t qualify that with an “in the Twin Cities.” If theater were a competition (and thank heavens that it isn’t) this company could offer courses in how to do it right. I don’t gush often, but I’m gushing now. First lesson: How to...
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Aida by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

Aida by Theater Latté Da, performing at the Pantages Theatre

First the good: Aida (Theater Latté Da performing at the marvelous Pantages, through Jan 27) is a rippingly good show.  If you like full-bore, rock-’em-sock-’em musicals, Latté Da delivers the goods.  Anchored by a stirring Elton John/Tim Rice score (those soaring love duets!), the ageless story of doomed lovers in ancient Egypt has undeniable...
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Company by Theatre Latté Da performing in the Ordway McKnight Theatre

Company by Theatre Latté Da performing in the Ordway McKnight Theatre

Last night your indomitable HowWasTheShow.com reviewers, Janet Preus and John Olive, attended the Theater Latté Da opening of the masterwork Company (at the Ordway McKnight Theatre, through Nov 18).  After the show they repaired to the bar at Kincaid’s for beverages, fries and pithy conversation, excerpted herewith: Janet Preus:  I liked the show. John...
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Spring Awakening, a co-production with Theater Latté Da and The University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Spring Awakening, a co-production with Theater Latté Da and The University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

I’m often asked, in my exalted position as theater reviewer, if I’ve seen anything really good.  I hem and haw.  “This play at the Guthrie’s not bad, and that play at CTC is terrific if you’re seven years old, and Ten Thousand Things is great, but of course there’s no stage lighting.”  But here’s...
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