Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mama Mia at The Ordway, fun, fantastic, live performance!

Mama Mia at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is a fun summer treat. This is production is an Ordway original. Read what Twin Cities Theater Bloggers have to say about the Ordway's take on this fan favorite.
"Incredible show, cast, and music!" Soul Photography & Media
"Upon arriving to my seat I'm already in awe at the gorgeous and stunning set that scenic designer Rick Polenek has designed." Brett Talk
"this production is fantastically fun and surprisingly moving, performed by a mostly local and all fabulous cast." Cherry and Spoon

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Couple Comedies closing at the end of July

A couple shows that are closing July 29. Reviews by Cherry and Spoon.
"Ideation" at Gremlin Theatre "The regional premiere of Ideation by Gremlin Theatre is a taut, thrilling, engrossing, and funny 90 minutes of work colleagues going down a paranoid rabbit hole, and it'll make your head spin, in the best way.
"Jeeves in Bloom" at Theater in the round A "charming, wacky,and very British comedy."

Friday, July 20, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup - Great River Shakespeare Festival

A group of bloggers took a road trip to Visit Winona last weekend to take in the Great River Shakespeare Festival. We had a great time and enjoyed some fantastic theater and wonderful conversations, including learning about Intimacy Directors International. Click the links below to find out why you should consider a mini theater vacation this summer (four shows plus an intern/apprentice performance running through August 5).
GRSF info and calendar here:
Cherry and Spoon
"Not only is the theater entertaining, engaging, relevant, and well done, but the festival is well organized and provides many other opportunities for entertainment and engagement throughout the charming river town of Winona."
Twin Cities Stages
"Seeing shows in rep was very fun and something that I had not had the chance to experience before. It adds a new layer to the theater going experience, to be able to make connections between the different shows."
Minnesota Theater Love
"Friends, we LOVE the theater festival experience... Great River Shakespeare Festival is right in our backyard, and it's a gem not to be missed!"
Pictured: Carol and Julie from MN Theater Love, Laura from Twin Cities Stages, GRSF Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson and Managing Director Aaron Young, and Jill from Cherry and Spoon.

Monday, July 9, 2018

A Fresh Look at West Side Story at the Guthrie Theater

Mia Pinero as Maria and Marc Koeck as Tony
in The Guthrie Theater's West Side Story
Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The Guthrie Theater has another blockbuster on stage this summer with a fresh take on the classic West Side Story, running through August 26, 2018.

Read what some of the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers think about a re-imagined territory in New York City.

"Mark Hartman expertly conducts the orchestra to glorious heights; it's a showstopper of musicianship on an extraordinarily difficult score, and they nailed it." Compendium - Minneapolis

"It was fascinating, refreshing, poignant, and compelling." Play off the Page

"The Guthrie's West Side Story, directed by Artistic Director Joseph Haj and featuring new original choreography Maija Garcia (both children of immigrants), feels like it was made for today's world." and Spoon

"The Guthrie has pulled together an extremely well versed cast with stunning leads that are supported by an extraordinary ensemble." Brett Talk

Go to The Guthrie Theater for tickets and showtimes. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" at Park Square Theatre

In the mood for a summer comedy?

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is now playing at Park Square Theatre in downtown St. Paul through August 5th.

A bunch of our bloggers saw it! Take a look at what they thought:

Photo Credit: Becki Iverson, Compendium
"Baskerville is such a great example of what happens when you get a diverse, talented team together and enable them to really let their imaginations run wild."
Compendium - Minneapolis
Read the review:

"Baskerville is a comic treat...It is a wonder to watch them keep up with the rapid pace, the show fully commits to this organized chaos, often times stopping to acknowledge it during a scene."
Twin Cities Stages
Read the review:
"This summer mystery is so much fun to watch, my face hurt afterwords from two and a half hours of constant smiling and laughing. Kudos to playwright Ken Ludwig, director Theo Langason, the design team, and this intrepid cast (including four busy stagehands) for taking a familiar 100+ year old story and telling it in a new and innovative way that is both respectful of the source and entirely original."
Cherry and Spoon
Read the review:

More info about the show and ticket info:…/baskerville-a-sherlock-holm…/

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Twin Cities Theater Bloggers #ReviewRoundup: Theater Latté Da's "Underneath the Lintel" starring Sally Wingert

It's closing weekend for Theater Latté Da's Underneath the Lintel which plays at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis through July 7, 2018. If you saw this one-woman show starring Sally Wingert, post your thoughts on the performance in the comments!

Here is a Review Roundup from the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers:
"The moment #TCTheater favorite Sally Wingert enters the room...she has the audience in the palm of her hand."
Full review: Cherry and Spoon

"I've never seen a show like it and it will definitely keep your wheels turning while you watch."
Full review: Compendium - Minneapolis

More information and tickets:

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:

Tickets & More information: