Friday, June 24, 2016

Le Switch at the Jungle Theater: TCTB Review Roundup

Happy Pride from Twin Cities Theater Bloggers! We think a great way to celebrate is to buy tickets to the new play LE SWITCH, playing through the end of July at The Jungle Theater. This rom-com in the post-marriage equality world looks at gay men of three different generations and how they adjust to the new world of equality. And it's also a hilarious, beautiful, touching, well-written, -directed, and -acted piece of theater. Click the links below to read our bloggers thoughts on the play (spoiler alert: we all loved it!) and then get your tickets here:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bridges of Madison County on Tour at the Orpheum Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

TCTB was well-represented at press night of The Bridges of Madison County Musical earlier this week, and our bloggers were thrilled to hear the stunningly gorgeous Tony-winning score in person. You can read all of the reviews at the links below, but here are a few highlights:
"A sweeping romance with a gorgeous musical score."
"You will be swept away by the passionate, soul-stirring music by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown."
"This is a wonderful romance to enjoy on a summer evening."
"It slowly pulls at you like waves lapping on a shore, taking you in with lyrical, almost operatic, atonal music."BRIDGES continues at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre through this weekend only, so act fast!…/bridges-madison-count…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (A Filipino) Hulk Hogan by Mu Performing Arts: TCTB Review Roundup

Our bloggers had some differing opinions about Mu Performing Arts' new play TOT: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF (A FILIPINO) HULK HOGAN. They wrote: "sometimes, theater isn’t easy to watch and it’s nice to have a show that challenges the audience and disrupts traditional storytelling methods" and " tot is a bumpy ride with some kinks to work out, but was visually interesting and emotionally striking." Take a chance on a new play and tell us what you think. Playing through this weekend only at Park Square Theatre.

The Room Where It Happens
Cherry and Spoon
Minnesota Theater Love
Aisle Say Twin Cities
Artfully Engaging:

(photo by Keri Pickett)

Monday, June 20, 2016

And So It Goes by Dark and Stormy Productions: TCTB Review Roundup

Only four more chances to see Dark & Stormy Productions' excellent production of AND SO IT GOES! Highlights from our blogger reviews (links below) are: "both dark yet comical, chaotic yet calm and flows with an impenetrable rhythm" and "a funny/tragic script brought to life by four of the Twin Cities best actors with an interesting and intimate staging in an unconventional space." Don't miss out - get your tickets now (just $15 if you're under 30)!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Buried Child at Red Bird Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

About Red Bird Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize winning BURIED CHILD (part of ARTshare at The Southern Theater), our bloggers said: "a terrific cast and excellent production of this darkly poetic and deeply disturbing American classic" and "a must-see for fans of psychological thrillers." Read more at the links below.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ballad of the Pale Fisherman at Transatlantic Love Affair: TCTB Review Roundup

We awarded them two "favorites" in our first annual awards in January and we never miss a show. Three of our bloggers relished the chance to see the remount of their Ivey-winning devised physical theater piece BALLAD OF THE PALE FISHERMAN as part of The Southern Theater's ARTshare program. They called it "achingly beautiful and completely engrossing," "a concise, thoughtful, beautiful, and moving story," and "an enchanting fable beautifully brought to life." Read more at the links below, and then just go see it - trust us!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Knight of the Burning Pestle at Theatre Pro Rata: TCTB Review Roundup

"The Knight of the Burning Pestle - sounds crazy, no? To be honest, it was a bit crazy, and clever, and funny - oh so funny." "If you loved Four Humor’s Don Quixote, enjoy spending time at the Renaissance Fair, and/or have any interest in bawdy Elizabethan humor... this show is for you." Theatre Pro Rata at Dreamland Arts through June 19.

The Room Where It Happens:
Minnesota Theater Love
Cherry and Spoon

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Scapegoat at Pillsbury House Theatre: TCTB Review Roundup

Our bloggers rave about Pillsbury House Theatre's world premiere play, saying "SCAPEGOAT is intense from the first moment, grabbing its audience by the collar and never letting go" and "SCAPEGOAT is an excellent example of the breadth and power of the Twin Cities theater community." 

Read more at the links below.

The Room Where It Happens:
Cherry and Spoon
Minnesota Theater Love

Friday, June 3, 2016

Urinetown at DalekoArts: TCTB Review Roundup

Minnesota Theater Love's GIF review of DalekoArts URINETOWN is almost as hilarious as the show itself! 

Click the link below to see for yourself. Cherry and Spoon's review is more traditional, but we all agreed that this show is well worth the drive to lovely New Prague! Playing this weekend and next in a small space, so get your tickets now at!

Minnesota Theater Love
Cherry and Spoon

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Changelings at Ten Thousand Things: TCTB Review Roundup

Ten Thousand Things Theater's world premiere play THE CHANGELINGS closes June 5th! 

Our bloggers wrote "yet another fine example of the delightfully fantastical yet grounded in reality type of storytelling that Ten Thousand Things does so well" and "every single actor balances beautifully between hilarious and heartrending" - don't miss it!

Minneapolis/St. Paul Reading at Playwrights' Center: TCTB Review Roundup

Photo by Tracy Jo Blowers
Recently, The Playwrights' Center invited us to a reading of a fantastic new Lee Blessing play: "Minneapolis/St. Paul" about a cross-dressing bigamist, followed by a post-show discussion with the playwright. They do amazing work developing new plays, and we hope to see this one again!

Pictured: Minnesota Theater LoveOne Girl, Two CitiesArtfully EngagingPlay off the Page, and Cherry and Spoon.

Tracy Jo Blowers: Playwrights' Center - A Reading - Lee Blessing

Play Off The Page: Meeting Lee Blessing at the Playwrights' Center