Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Continuing the Conversation - July 2017

Continuing the Conversation
July 30, 2017
Sandbox Theatre
Panelists: Rick Shiomi (Full Circle Theatre), Kory LaQuess Pullam (Blackout Improv and Underdog Theatre), Isabel Nelson (Transatlantic Love Affair)
Moderator: Becki Iverson
Attendance: ~30 (including panelists and bloggers)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Maria De Buenos Aires - TCTB Review Roundup

In case Mill City Summer Opera's MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES came and went too quickly for you to catch it, you can read what our bloggers thought about it, and then make plans to catch their annual (usually outdoor) opera next summer.
Twin Cities Stages:
http://bit.ly/2u2LQRW
"The music of Maria De Buenos Aires is unlike the music of classical operas, it is the music of Argentinian Tango. The sound is lush and romantic, but also passionate and desperate."
Cherry and Spoonhttp://bit.ly/cs_maria
"On a hot and steamy summer night, Maria de Buenos Aires is a hot and steamy little opera that is positively hypnotic in its poetry of sound and movement."
Minnesota Theater Lovehttp://bit.ly/2tNSNe6
"Mill City Summer Opera is creating unique, engaging theater and is an utter delight."
(Photo by Dan Norman)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sunrise at Midnight - TCTB Review Roundup

Closing this weekend at Dreamland ArtsSunrise at Midnight, "a rare glimpse into the rich Kabyle Folktale tradition from Algeria virtually unknown in the United States" that "blends dynamic theater and original songs."
Read an interview with creator Taous Claire Khazem at Artfully Engaging here: http://bit.ly/2h3twql
Read what blogger Cherry and Spoon thought of the show here: http://bit.ly/cs_sunrise
Don't miss this opportunity to experience these delightfully unique and familiar folktales!
(Photo by Tony Nelson)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jesus Christ Superstar - TCTB Review Roundup

Our Bloggers are raving about Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, closing this weekend! Read on:
PhenoMNal Twin Cities:
http://bit.ly/2uvelLh
"Jesus Christ, Ordway Performers Have the Voices of Angels!"
Minnesota Theater Love:
http://bit.ly/2tOSGKm
"I believe in the restorative power of theater. If you need your spirit restored, I highly recommend seeing the Ordway's new production of Jesus Christ Superstar."
Cherry and Spoonhttp://bit.ly/cs_jcs
"The number one reason to see the show at the Ordway is this mostly local cast that is absolutely spectacular."
Play off the Pagehttp://bit.ly/2tPf1aQ
"This entire production is stunning from the set, that fits together like puzzle pieces, to the costumes, lighting, and fantastic pit orchestra, conducted by Andrew Bourgoin."
Ticket info: https://ordway.org/event/jesus-christ-superstar/
Photo by Rich Ryan.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't Dress for Dinner - TCTB Review Roundup

The Twin Cities Theater Bloggers are thrilled that there's a new theater space in St. Paul! The Gremlin Theatre debuts their new space, which will hopefully be home to many shows and theater companies in the future, with the hilarious production of DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER. But it closes this weekend, so act fast! Bonus: Lake Monster Brewing is right next door and you can bring their drinks into the theater, and they often have food trucks available, which makes for a fun night out.
Compendium - Minneapolis:
"Essentially a "Who's on First?" for romantic relationships, this silly caper will have you giggling without having to worry about being hit over the head with heavy themes."
http://bit.ly/2tAGlwt
Cherry and Spoon:
"A really funny and fast-moving show with a fantastic cast."
http://bit.ly/cs_ddfd
(Photos by DreamFirstBorn Images)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Idiot's Delight - TCTB Review Roundup

Friends and fans of #TCTheater - don't miss the chance to see Girl Friday Productions' latest show, because the next one won't be for another two years! IDIOT'S DELIGHT is the latest in their unique niche: classic large cast American play with an excellent cast, direction, and production in general. Read more from our bloggers below, and then catch it at Park Square Theatre before they close this weekend!
Single White Fringe Geek: http://bit.ly/swfg_idiot
(photo by Richard Fleischman)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Motown the Musical - TCTB Review Roundup

Motown the Musical is at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through Sunday only. Here's what some of our bloggers had to say about it:
Compendium - Minneapolis:
http://bit.ly/2uf5NIR
"Berry Gordy's drive and passion for music are the molten core around which all of Motown: The Musical (currently at the Orpheum) revolves, and it's a red hot performance from start to finish. "
Cherry and Spoonhttp://bit.ly/cs_motown
"Motown the Musical is a rip-roaring race through 25 years of music history that may leave you with a slight cast of whiplash, but will also leave you with a whole lot of great tunes in your head and a smile on your face."
Play off the Page : http://bit.ly/2unyVhR
"High energy, fast-paced, and groovy."
Twin Cities Stageshttp://bit.ly/2ufpsZr
"I can't emphasize enough how talented the entire cast is."
Coffee Talk with Bre: http://bit.ly/2uygpCH
"... a thoroughly delightful production that everyone can enjoy whether you love the soulfulness of Steview Wonder or the harmonies of the Supremes."
(Photo by Joan Marcus)