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.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical at CTC

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he’s the wimpy kid we …




by Nick Payne
Directed by Gary Gisselman
Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg

April 15-May …


Violet: The Musical

A captivating musical following the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially …


Kid-Simple: a radio play in the flesh by Jordan Harrison

Moll, a girl who invents things, wins the science fair with a machine for hearing sounds that can't be heard. But when a shapeshifting Mercenary …


The House of Blue Leaves

Artie dreams of making it big as a songwriter in Hollywood — if he can only get away from his apartment in New York and his manic wife. …


Bad Jews at MJTC

Bad Jews

By Joshua Harmon

Directed by Hayley Finn

"the best comedy of the season" - New York Times

Conflicts over family, faith …




Techs + Designers

“How Prince changed Minneapolis via @pitchfork ”

— @walkerartcenter

Nate Stranger was the ASM on Ordway's Chorus Line

Emerging Artist Profile: Nate Stanger

If stage managers are the unseen heros of the theater, how do we find the unsung heros of the future??

By Lucas Skjaret

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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