The chopping block

Culture is the first thing they'll try to kill.

A writer's resolutions for 2017

Can we be like sea otters and float off together into a bright future?

Scene 37: Happens every year

Because winter comes with its own special improv rules.

Sandbox wins!

This ambitious production ties together a lot to make this show work.

Today’s cover: Fighting for better fighting

Learn about the battle to revive the Twin Cities stage combat community.


Flower Drum Song

“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song


Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo. Music and lyrics by Danny Abosch. Based on the books written by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin …


Peter Heeringa as Michael Larson in Big Money (Photo by Matthew Glover)

Big Money

For over a year, Michael Larson devoted his life to studying the Press Your Luck! game board — he quit his job, he filled his living …


Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Directed by Joe Chvala

"This horticultural horror will have you …


The Pink Unicorn

How on Gods green earth can you be both a boy and a girl? 

At once hilarious and heartfelt, THE PINK UNICORN is an award-winning solo …


Marie Antoinette

Marie, the young queen of France, lives in a society of extravagance and artifice. But when revolution brews, can the doomed elite help who …

Exploring change for the awkward arts zealot: Personal

Charles Campbell kicks off a series on change in the arts with a look at personal evolution.

The big turnover

An incomplete rundown of the leadership changes in Minnesota theater.

Fringe blog (day 5): Change your definitions

Since he stopped being snooty about the Fringe, a local actor discovers new ways to experience joy, ambition, and failure.

How do we change the world?

The question of Idealism v. Pragmatism considered, with song.

The cast of Dear World
Vaclav Havel and St. Wenceslas Statue

The job of the artist

Responses to Václav Havel's view of the artist's job.

Writing transitions

The care we take with writing transitions can contribute to the character of our script.

Max Bunny Sparber




Techs + Designers

“Thankful: A Theater Lover’s Guide to Empathy”

— @HuffPostBlog

Generation X book cover by Douglas Copeland

Picking up the slack

Are Generation X leaders finally taking over the Minnesota arts scene? Who is it and what will it mean?

By Corrie Zoll

Get your photo on Playlist’s homepage

Do you like all those big, beautiful photos on our new homepage? Do you want your headshot, design work or show promo photo up there? Great! Go to the help section to find out more about what kind of photos look best and how you can get promoted.