Category: Reviews

Review | The Glass Menagerie: the play dazzles if, at times, a bit dully

The Guthrie, through Oct 27

For the fifth time, the Guthrie has brought The Glass Menagerie to its stage one of Tennessee Williams most popular and oft-performed plays. Director Joseph Haj has helmed this latest production. With a small cast and simple set, the strength of Williams’ semi-autobiographical play lies in its characters…

Review | Hot Asian Doctor Husband: a hoot and a half

Mu Performing Arts, performing at Mixed Blood Theater, through Sept 1

Leah Nanako Winkler‘s delicious Hot Asian Doctor Husband (Mu Performing Arts, performing at Mixed Blood Theater, through Sept 1) is a prime example of the hoary theatrical truism: when the actors have a good time, so does the audience. And…

Review | Rent: makes the Orpheum rock

Hennepin Center For The Arts

Is this a Tony Award-winning musical or a rock concert? For those lucky enough to catch Rent playing at the Orpheum through August 18th, get ready to cheer, clap, hoot and even moo right along with the show-stopping musical numbers.…

Review | Cosi Fan Tutte: buffa with a twist

Mill City Summer Opera

To say Cosi Fan Tutte, one of Mozart’s classic opera buffas, is problematic, is an understatement. The very title, which loosely translates to “women are like that” gives you an idea of the dated and cliché subject matter. Yet, with…

Review | Dear Evan Hansen: a musical for today

Orpheum Theatre through June 9

“Dear Evan Hansen” has arrived in Minneapolis and it’s a hot ticket; the Orpheum Theatre was packed for opening night. Winner of multiple 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, the show astonishing technical flash with a moving…