Friday, March 31, 2017

Matilda (National Tour) - TCTB Review Roundup

The National Tour of Matilda is in town through the weekend playing at the Orpheum Theater, part of Hennepin Theatre Trust. All the bloggers who attended the show agree that it is a delightful fun show that is filled with talented kids and adults a like. 
Check out the TCTB Review roundup below:
Twin Cities Stages says, "Matilda is a high energy and hopeful show that is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family." Read the full review:
Cherry and Spoon says it is "Great fun for grown-ups and mature little ones alike" Read the full review:
Compendium - Minneapolis writes, "Matilda is a story that feels fresher than ever despite it's age" Read the full review:
Minnesota Theater Love calls the show "a delight from start to finish" Read the full review:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Twisted Apples - TCTB Review Roundup

"Twisted Apples: Stories from Winesburg Ohio" is a new work by Nautilus Music-Theater and can be seen at their studio until April 2nd. A couple Twin Cities Theater Bloggers saw the show and enjoyed the experience, check out the roundup below:
Cherry and Spoon says, "This is very much what the opera is - stories of every day life, of people dealing with love, loss, longing, regret, hope, dreams. It's really more of a character study than a plot-driven piece, with complex characters beautifully drawn by Jim Payne's adaptation of the novel and Robert Elhai's gorgeous and evocative music, brought to vivid life by this talented cast." Read the full review:
Twin Cities Stages writes, "In all Nautilus has put together a beautiful story that is familiar and new all in one. " Read the full review:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Urinetown - TCTB Review Roundup

Urinetown is playing at Lyric Arts until April 2nd. This darkly fun yet time appropriate show was loved by all the bloggers who saw it. 
Check out the TCTB Review roundup below:
Cherry and Spoon says, " Director Matt McNabb leads the cast in a highly stylized, exaggerated movement, campy style that is super fun to watch." Read the full review:
Play off the Page writes, "Lyric Arts Main Street Stage brings out all the best of this twisted and absurd tale of drought, potty lines, division, and decline of society." Read the full review:
Twin Cities Stages says, "Urinetown is a show that has it all, a great cast, a beautiful set, creative choreography with a story that seems as if it were written for our current times." Read the full review:
Say Entirely writes, "With satirical humor, toe-tapping songs, over-the-top characters, and even star-crossed lovers, Urinetown has everything you could ask for from a show….and Lyric’s production—from cast to set to music—is wonderful." Read the full review:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Citizen: An American Lyric - TCTB Review Roundup

Citizen: An American Lyric, a stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's book of the same name, presented by Frank Theatre at Intermedia Arts is playing until April 2nd. It explores race in America in a very powerful way. All the bloggers who saw it urge everyone to go see it.

Checkout the TCTB roundup below: 

Single White Fringe Geek writes, "Just go. See it. It’s easily the most important piece of theater I’ve seen so far this year. It’s also the nicest thing you can do for yourself and your self-awareness." Read the full review:
The Room Where It Happens says, "I cannot stress the importance of the show enough or the brilliance that is Rankine’s work. Read it, see it, and talk about it." Read the full review:
Say Entirely writes, "Citizen covers the heavy and the difficult, but it’s necessary." Read the full review:

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Red Shoes - TCTB Review Roundup

The Red Shoes by Open Eye Figure Theatre has been extended until March 25th. Which is great news! It means you still have a week to see a show that the Twin Cities theater bloggers agree was a fantastic and completely different theater experience. 
Check out the Twin Cities Theater Blogger round up below. 
Cherry and Spoon says, "The Red Shoes is something so curious and unique, odd and chilling, inventive and charming, it's thoroughly captivating from start to finish." Read the full review:
Say Entirely writes, "The Red Shoes will make you laugh and tilt your head with uncertainty in almost equal measure. Lovers of neat conclusions tied up a presented with a bow: beware. Those of you that appreciate gray area and conjecture, get your tickets now." Read the full review:

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Sneetches: The Musical - TCTB Review Roundup

The Sneetches: The Musical is playing at Children's Theatre Company until March 26th. Many bloggers went to see this show and all agreed that is a very timely show and is sure to be both entertaining and educational for the whole family. 
Checkout the TCTB Review Roundup Below. 
One Girl, Two Cities wrote about a backstage tour that some of the bloggers were able to go on. Check out the full write up here:
Play off the Page writes, "The Sneetches at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is fantasical, satirical, relevant, and bright!" Read the full review:
Cherry and Spoon says, "The Sneetches may be a children's story, but I think us grown-ups need it even more than our children." Read the full review:
Compendium - Minneapolis writes, "The Sneetches: The Musical is a gift offered at the perfect time, helping us navigate difficult issues with a smile." Read the full review:
Say Entirely says, "Old, young, star bellied or plain: give a gift to yourself and your loved ones and go see this show." Read the full review:
Twin Cities Stages writes, "The Sneetches: the Musical is a fun show that has been assembled with great talent." Read the full review:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

King Lear - TCTB Review Roundup

King Lear is running at the Guthrie Theater until April 2nd. This highly acclaimed Shakespeare work is quite heavy and has a lot going on. The bloggers who saw this show were all mostly positive. Hear more about their thoughts in the TCTB Review roundup below:
Play off the Page says, "It’s all there on stage at the Guthrie. I have never experienced a performance that was so powerful and gruesome." Read the full review:
PhenoMNal Twin Cities writes, "King Lear is probably my favorite of Shakespeare’s works and, despite its flaws, the Guthrie’s production is still worth seeing." Read the full review:
Compendium - Minneapolis says, "This is marvelously staged production and beautifully performed Shakespeare." Read the full review:
Cherry and Spoon writes, "this is a beautiful and top-notch production of one of Shakespeare's greatest plays." Read the full review: