Category: Reviews

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…

Review | Small Mouth Sounds: meditative comedy

The Jungle Theater: through June 16

Six characters in search of an authorial presence. Bess Wohl‘s amusing Small Mouth Sounds (at the Jungle, through June 16) suffers from this. The primary problem with the play – essentially a portrait of six people at a wilderness (apparently;…