Analyzing new season announcements

Sophie tries to draw some conclusions from the announcement of Park Square and the Guthrie's seasons.

Enter the vortex of Shakespeare

Join his undying 400-year-reign.

Reviving Old Musicals: Rodgers without Hammerstein

His obsession continues: our writer finds more old musicals from famous names for you to produce.

The truth about a super hero

Workhaus Collective's last production is a multi-media marvel.

Today’s cover: Scene 12: Written in the stars

Constellations floats skyward on the power of artistic design and acting.



It’s the final debate in the presidential election, and the newly formed “American Party Party” has a problem: their candidate just …


Number the Stars

Number the Stars

APRIL 29, 2016 – MAY 22, 2016 • Ages 8+

Based on the book by Lois Lowry
Adapted by Dr. Douglas W. …


I Love You, Stinky Face

I Love You, Stinky Face

APRIL 15, 2016 – MAY 15, 2016 • All Ages • World Premiere

This heart-warming new musical will …


Fiddler on the Roof

Hailed by The New York Times as "One of the most glowing creations in the history of musical theater, filled with laughter and tenderness," …


Complicated Fun: The Minneapolis Music Scene

198x. Ronald Reagan, Rubik's cubes, and the underground music scene of Minneapolis. Get swirled up with two young misfits who discover themselves …


Trouble in Mind

A racially charged play-within-a-play

It is 1957 in New York and rehearsals have begun for a racially integrated production, one the …




Techs + Designers

“Why I Will Never Be a Starving Artist.”

— @howlround

Sun Mee Chomet and Megan Burns in Encyclopedia by  Rachel Jendrzejewski. Photo: Paula Keller

For some theater, clap twice

Public readings invite us to re-evaluate the conventions we assume theater requires.

By Adam Levonian

The New vs. Minnesota

A couple blog posts with theater advice about making it in New York provide unexpected insight into Minnesota.

Penumbra style

While Garrison Keillor seems like Minnesota's essential national representative, don't forget that Penumbra Theatre nurtured the equally famous August Wilson.

The Minnesota Way

Wendy Knox and Bain Boehlke. Michelle Hensley and Lou Bellamy. Do they have anything in common? Quinton Skinner tracks it down.

The dance scene

Decentralized, political, process-oriented, and anti-fashion: Does that sound like the dance you've seen around town?

Too many writers! Too much money!

How are Minnesota playwrights like weeds and kittens? Poole's #2 post considers the unique legacy of the Playwrights' Center. Plus, Craig Wright pipes in.

The missing Minnesota mythos

"We are on the cusp of a change in what Twin Cities theater is, or at least, what it is willing to do."

Minneapolis Skyline

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