Thursday, April 18, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Four Humors' THE LAST DAYS OF COMMODUS at Strike Theater

Cherry and Spoon recommends Four Humors' "thoughtfully ridiculous" THE LAST DAYS OF COMMODUS, based on the true story of Rome's worst emperor. Playing at Strike Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Closing Soon!

Below is a nice round up of some shows that are all closing this weekend that our reviewers saw!
"Sisters of Peace" at the History Theatre was seen by Cherry and Spoon
"A Bright Room Called Day" at Red Bird Theatre was seen by Minnesota Theater Love

Thursday, April 11, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: SPAMALOT tour at the Ordway

Did you go on the quest to find the grail with the touring production of "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. These bloggers did! Read their reviews below:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: EVITA at Lyric Arts

The show "Evita" recently celebrated its 40th anniversary which makes it the perfect choice to produce for Lyric Arts current season. Two of our bloggers even said it was one of their best productions they've ever produced. Read what they said and get your tickets soon as this show closes on April 14.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Closing Soon!

Get your tickets quick to these blogger-recommended shows!
The Cradle Will Rock by Frank Theatre at Gremlin Theatre (through April 7)
Single White Fringe Geek says: "The Cradle Will Rock is pretty much tailor-made for Frank Theatre’s brand of brazen political theatricality."
Cherry and Spoon: "As usual, director Wendy Knox and her cast and creative team have created a manifestation of the written play that is incredibly detailed, thoughtful, consistent, and true to the message."
Minnesota Theater Love: "This kind of show, like the work of Bertolt Brecht, is right in Frank's wheelhouse. The actors commit fully to the concept, and make the most of their roles."
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Collide Theatrical Park Square Theatre(through April 7)
Cherry and Spoon: "It's a fabulous and well constructed piece of dance-music-theater."
Play off the Page: "It is a beautiful collaboration of dance, theater, music, and storytelling."
Minnesota Theater Love: "The Picture of Dorian Gray is an ambitious dance adaptation of a classic work."
The Last Firefly by SteppingStone Theatre and Theater Mu (through April 7)
Compendium writes: "What better way to build a theater community - both in audiences and on-stage - than to take a risk and include students in your shows? It might not give a production a highly polished sheen like you'd see on a CTC or Guthrie stage, but it will inspire a passion in the hearts of those kids and pay it forward many times over as they grow older, learn more about theater, and one day decide how they want to remain engaged with that world."
The Beldenville Troll: A New England Gothic Open Eye Figure Theatre(through April 14)
Minnesota Theater Love: "If there's anything more awesome than a delightfully creepy true story, it's a fictional spooky story that is so well-crafted that it feels real."
Cherry and Spoon: "The Beldenville Troll: A New England Gothic is a unique and inventive piece of theater that you won't see anywhere else."

Monday, April 1, 2019


Thank you for listening to us and seeing the amazing Roe at Mixed Blood Theatre Company.
Now, we're going to need you to go see the funny and thought-provoking School Girls, Or The African Mean Girls Play at The Jungle Theater (through April 14).
Our bloggers will tell you ALL about it.
Brett Talk: "There is one theatre in town that still somehow manages to pull me in with every play they produce and that is the Jungle Theater."
Cherry and Spoon: "Thanks to the Jungle Theater for continuing to bring us new plays, especially ones by new exciting voices that we need to hear; stories about women, about people of color, about people in other countries who live lives very different from our own, but with whom we share commonalities of being human."
Minnesota Theater Love: "There are some serious ideas here about beauty standards, colorism, and opportunity, but it's also a very funny play with incredibly relatable characters, and moves quickly under the strong direction of Shá Cage."
Compendium - Minneapolis: "It's a play that is as entertaining as it is heartbreaking, showing the evil underbelly of our world just as it details the side splitting moments of joy we cling to through the madness."

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Skylark Opera Theatre's COSI FAN TUTTE at the Historic Mounds Theater

Check out all the love for Cosi fan tutte Skylark Opera Theatre. Just three performances remain (March 29-31), so don't miss this utterly delightful reimagined version of the Mozart classic!
Cherry and Spoon writes: "Once again, Skylark Opera Theatre proves that even 230-year old operas with questionable plots can be fun, modern, and accessible."
Minnesota Theater Love raves: "Skylark Opera Theatre is a dang Minnesota treasure. Go see their delightful production of Cosi fan tutte, tell your friends, and support their innovative, beautiful work."
From Twin Cities Stages: "'You have the most punchable face' is not how most operas start, but in Skylark Opera's Cosi fan tutte it is a fantastic introduction to their take on Mozart's comic classic."