Thursday, June 14, 2018

The BAND Group presents "TART" at Bryant-Lake Bowl

Is TART the inaugural production of The BAND Group on your radar, Twin Cities theater lover? We think it should be.

The BAND Group presents "TART" at Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater through June 16, 2018. Jill from Cherry and Spoon says it's "a delightfully modern adaptation of Moliere's most famous comedy Tartuffe, set in a drag club...part classic theater, part drag show, part social commentary, and all around fun!"

Read Jill's full review:

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Chicago at the Orpheum Theatre

Which musical did Brett Talk call "an explosive night of sex, dance, and dynamic music" AND which musical did Cherry and Spoon say that she "loved every minute of?"

If you guessed CHICAGO at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre you are right! Have you seen it yet? It only runs through Sunday, so get in on some Tony award-winning musical action while you still can.


Read the full reviews from our Twin Cities Theater Bloggers:

Cherry and Spoon

Brett Talk


More info and tickets:

Friday, June 8, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feeling: Celebrating the Princess Musicals

It's the weekend! What theater experiences await you? 

Our bloggers recommend checking out the final weekend of Theatre Elision's Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feeling: Celebrating the Princess Musicals. Bring your appetite, because tickets include either dinner, soup/sandwich and/or dessert depending on the performance day.

And it's a nontraditional theater venue: Mojo Coffee Gallery in NE Minneapolis.

Remaining performances:
7:30 Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Post-Show Talk-Back Session) 7:30 Sunday, June 10, 2018 (Industry Discounts)

Get tickets and learn more about the show:

"Unique, intimate, original, delicious musical theater." ~Cherry and Spoon
 Read Jill's full review:

"A really witty and contemporary performance that I found just delightful." ~Compendium
Read Becki's full review:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Uprising Theatre Company's "Apples in Winter"

Uprising Theatre Company's current show Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett takes place in an industrial kitchen with an intimate audience. This site-specific play directed by Shalee Mae Coleman runs through June 9th and seats are limited. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the serious content of this one-woman show before attending; start by reading a few blogs from the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers:

"Just the logistics of making everything work along with the process of baking a pie from start to finish are daunting, but it's executed with precision by the Uprising team."
Cherry and Spoon

"An amazing performance,"
Life in Revue

Gina Sauer performs "effortlessly,"
Brett Talk

Ticket information:

Friday, June 1, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Jungle Theater

photo by Dan Norman
Our bloggers rave about Thomasina Petrus' performance as Billie Holiday in The Jungle Theater's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL. Check out the reviews below, then get your tickets to see the show before it closes on June 24.
Cherry and Spoon
"Acclaimed director Marion McClinton directs Thomasina Petrus in this role that she's performed before, and was born to play. It's a perfect marriage of actor to role, with wonderful music and impeccable design that really makes you feel like you're watching the tragic end to this brilliant musician."
Brett Talk
"She was utter perfection. Petrus voice is so brilliantly formed to sound just like Holiday while still managing to give her own twist as an actress."
Compendium - Minneapolis
"Petrus infuses honesty into every second of her performance, never cheapening or sensationalizing the real events of Lady Day's life, and it makes us feel like valuable friends, not cheap gossipers, to participate in her true confessions."
Twin Cities Stages
"This decline was evident within the show, and was heartbreaking to watch. To hear the beautiful music that Billie Holiday and her band was able to make, and how the ugliness in this world was able to eat away at it."

Thursday, May 31, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: The GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN by Ten Thousand Things

Two of our bloggers saw Ten Thousand Things' Artistic Director and Founder Michelle Hensley's swan song THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN. She will be greatly missed, but we look forward to the next chapter of TTT! It closes this weekend but it's pretty much sold out (sorry!).
Cherry and Spoon
"One can only hope that all of the artists and audience members she's worked with and influenced in those years will continue on this tradition of inclusive, accessible, imaginative theater that is unlike anything else."
Play off the Page
"It is relevant and poignant. The cast is outstanding. The staging is alive and active, even interactive. Each actor plays many roles, moves sparse, yet fantastic, set pieces in and out. Peter Vitale provides music and sound-effects from one corner. Everything flows together like a fine-tuned musical ensemble."

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: AGE AGAINST THE MACHINE at Brave New Workshop

If you haven't seen The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre's 60th anniversary show AGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, you still have a few weeks to catch it before it closes. PhenoMNal Twin Cities calls it "a fabulous way to catch up if you’ve missed some of the year’s productions and is also a really nice night out if you’ve seen it all before."