Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TC Theater Twitter Chat - May 2016

Did you know that Twin Cities Theater Bloggers do monthly Twitter chats?

Our goal is to engage the local theater audience and connect them with other theater-goers and theater-makers, to help make our amazing local theater community even stronger and more connected. 

We do these chats monthly and all are welcome - please join us!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Glass Menagerie at Theatre Coup d'Etat: TCTB Review Roundup

"A great cast that is well directed and is performing at such an amazing level. Four actors keeping my attention and making this classic feel alive... It is a show and a performance NOT to be missed."
Click the links below to see why our bloggers loved Theatre Coup d'Etat's production of the classic Tennessee Williams play GLASS MENAGERIE, playing through June 6 at Savage Umbrella's SPACE.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Queens at Sandbox Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

"Over time, Raymond defines himself as a boxer, and he gets to the point where he can’t picture himself outside of that realm. But he also knows that it’s not a lifestyle he can sustain forever. How often do we do this to ourselves? We tell people more about what roles we have and not the kind of people we are. What’s at the root of why we do what we do? QUEENS asks us some challenging introspective questions, and I appreciate Sandbox Theatre for making me do some serious thinking."
Read more of our bloggers thoughts about the "lovely and inventive" QUEENS at the links below, and make plans to see the show at Park Square Theatre before it closes on June 4!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Night in Olympus at Illusion Theater: TCTB Review Roundup

Have you seen the world premiere new musical NIGHT IN OLYMPUS yet? Our bloggers called it "infectious" and "charming." 

Click the links below to find out more about the show, and then act fast to see it at Illusion Theater before it closes on June 4.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Trouble in Mind at Guthrie Theater: TCTB Review Roundup

"TROUBLE IN MIND gives you much food for thought and courses for discussion. It is wonderful, powerful, sad, intelligent, and fascinating. It was the shortest two hour play I’ve ever attended." 
"They say history repeats itself, but maybe it's simpler than that. Maybe history just never changes that much." 
"The best and most important work of theater is to start conversations about the world we live in, give voice to everyone's stories, and in doing so help us to better understand our fellow human beings."
Read more at the links below, and then get your tickets to TROUBLE IN MIND to see what our bloggers are raving about! Continuing at Guthrie Theater through June 5.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Four Humors: TCTB Review Roundup

Just five performances left of the show about which our bloggers said: "It's always good to see old stories get a new face and this is a delightful interpretation of the eternal Don Quixote" and "Four Humors brings this story to life in a fresh and delightful way with a clever adaptation, talented ensemble cast, and innovative puppet and projection design." 
Read more below and then get your tickets before they're gone!

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Book of Mormon tour at Orpheum Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

The touring production of the smash hit The Book of Mormon on Broadway is in residence at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis this month. Several of our bloggers saw it and (mostly) loved it! 
"The show will keep you laughing from the first curtain up all the way to the final bows." "Cody Jamison Strand and Ryan Bondy are perfectly set as Elder Cunningham and Elder Price." "The show is damn funny and wonderfully performed."
Read our reviews at the links below. Tickets still available so get them now!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bad Jews at MN Jewish Theater: TCTB Review Roundup

Four of our bloggers saw MN Jewish Theatre Company's BAD JEWS on the same night. This intense, talky, thought-provoking play inspired a four-way conversation that we recorded for your reading pleasure. 
Read the conversation below, go see the show, and have your own conversation!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Every Sentence Is For the Birds at The Moving Company: TCTB Review Roundup

"I can honestly say that I have never seen a performance like this before." "I guarantee it's unlike anything you will see on any other stage in town."
Read more about what our bloggers thought about The Moving Company's newest work EVERY SENTENCE IS FOR THE BIRDS, and then make plans to see this lovely and completely unique piece of theater. Continuing at The Lab Theater - Mpls through May 22.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Complicated Fun at History Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

Have you seen History Theatre's COMPLICATED FUN yet? This timely new play with music is about the early '80s Minneapolis music scene, and our very own Gina from The Room Where It Happens was the dramaturg for the show. 
Click the links below to read her features about the making of the show, an interview with the music director, and our blogger reviews.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Leap of Faith at Minneapolis Musical Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

It may have been a Broadway flop, but our bloggers agree that LEAP OF FAITH as performed by Minneapolis Musical Theatre's uber-talented and highly energetic cast is a hit! 
Read their thoughts at the links below, and then get your tickets to see the show at the revival tent that is Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre, playing through May 22. And you might want to bring an umbrella just in case they actually do make it rain one night.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Anatomy of Gray at Lyric Arts: TCTB Review Roundup

"Anatomy of Gray is a sweet, funny, moving little play about the joys and sorrows of frontier life in the late 19th Century that poignantly reminds us that 'we all come from love and loss.'"

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Charm at Mixed Blood Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

"Sometimes theater is more than just theater. Sometimes theater is about giving a voice to people whose voices are not often heard." 
And this is why you should see CHARM at Mixed Blood Theatre Company, closing May 8. Our review roundup is below: