Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Diana's Garden" TCTB Review Roundup

It's the final weekend for #DianasGarden by Minnesota Opera at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts! And what did our bloggers think?
Graphic by Kristin Backman

Keith from Life in Revue recommends the performance, "It is gorgeous, charming, funny, sweet, and has a perfect ending.
The orchestra lead by Michael Christie sounded great. The staging by Peter Rothstein (of Theater Latte Da fame) was perfect. He found humor where there was humor, serious love and passion - all following the music." Read the full review:
And Kendra from Artfully Engaging has a few deals on her blog including tonight's performance of "Diana's Garden." She also enjoyed her opera experience, "It is a throroughly entertaining night out. I highly recoomend it for the beautiful music and comedy. Watching a powerful goddess on stage is a great way to spend your weekend." More on her blog:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Rhinoceros" TCTB Review Roundup

Tired of using the "😠" emoji over and over again? Do something constructive to fight fascism--see a play about it.
Which brings us to: the #TCTheater Review Roundup for 7th House Theater's "Rhinoceros" by Eugene Ionesco. OUr bloggers urge you to see this pop-up performance at A-Mill Artist Lofts before it end this weekend. Read their reviews and then go see the show:
Matthew A. Everett from Single White Fringe Geek: "4 stars - Highly Recommended...Funny, but strange." Read the review:
Jill from Cherry and Spoon: "Go see this urgent and necessary play." Read the review:

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Liberty Falls 54321" TCTB Review Roundup

In the mood for operatic comedy? Something silly, absurdly funny and that features a stellar cast? Here's our #TCTheater Bloggers Review Roundup for: The Moving Company's "Liberty Falls, 54321" at The Lab Theater - Mpls.
"Liberty Falls" is directed by Dominique Serrand and features Jennifer Baldwin Peden, Christina Baldwin, Nathan Keepers, Heidi Bakke, Steven Epp, Dom Wooten, and Gabriel Murphy.
"Absurdly funny, surprisingly musically delicious, awkwardly cringe-worthy, and just plain ridiculous (in the best possible way)" -Jill's Cherry and Spoon review:
"The first thing to say is that Jennifer Baldwin Peden is 2017's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities. True, it's only the second week of January, but in The Moving Company's remount/revision of its 2015 production of Liberty Falls, 54321, Baldwin Peden sets the bar awfully high." -Kit Bix's Talkin' Broadway review:
Liberty Falls 54321 continues through February 5.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Silent Sky at Lyric Arts - Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Review Roundup

Here’s our #TCTheater Bloggers Review Roundup of #SilentSky at Lyric Arts in Anoka.
Jill from Cherry and Spoon wrote this about the performance that closes this weekend, “Silent Sky brought tears to my eyes and cast a bit of a spell over me. I left the theater and immediately looked up at the stars twinkling so very far away in the crisp cold silent sky. Thanks Henrietta.And thanks Lyric Arts for bringing us herstory.”
Bonus: Jocelyn Horadovsky's writes about the "Power of Female Friendship" on the Lyric Arts blog.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sandbox Theatre's Big Money - TCTB Review Roundup

Sandbox Theatre opened Big Money this past weekend and a bunch of the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers were in attendance. While opinions varied on specifics, overall we liked this examination of a smart man compelled to cheat the system and the 80's game show feel (there were kudos for the lighting, music, and hairstyles.) Read our reviews in this TCTB Review Roundup! Big Money playing now through January 28, 2017. Ticket and show information can be found on both Sandbox’s website and Park Square’s.

Hand holds up a program for "Big Money" in front of a bright stage with a gameshow set and actors.
Twin Cities Theater Blogger Laura vanZandt shows off her Big Money program
in the Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre.
One Girl, TwoCities
Review: Big Money by Sandbox Theatre
"I can confidently recommend you attend." Lara vanZandt, One Girl, TwoCities
Bonus: This review includes a Twin Cities Theater Blogger's behind the scene interview with Derek Lee Miller & Theo Langason of Sandbox Theatre, featuring Kendra from Artfully Engaging.
Cherry and Spoon
"Big Money" by Sandbox Theatre at Park Square Theatre

The Room Where It Happens
Big Money
"The timing of this show is perfectand asks questions that will only continue to be more important in the days to come: what does it really mean to be a winner?" Gina Musto, The Room Where It Happens
Twin Cities Stages
Big Money

Big Stakes for Sandbox in "Big Money"
"Big Money is one of those stories that digs in after it's done." Becki Iverson, Compendium
Single White Fringe Geek
Review - Big Money - Sandbox Theatre - Yet Another All-American Con Artist - 3.5 stars
"Big Money is often a fascinating examination of narcissism and entitlement." Matthew A. Everett, Single White Fringe Geek
And also read...
Park Square Theatre's blog post from Derek Lee Miller
Michael Larson: The Eccentric Who Inspired Big Money

Join the conversation by sharing your photos, experiences, and #IntermissionTweets at this or anyother Twin Cities theater performance on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hasthtag #tctheater.

Monday, January 9, 2017

2016 TCTB Awards Winners

Announcing the Winners of the Second Annual Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Awards! Thirteen bloggers* voted for their favorite in each category (full nominee list here: Winners listed below. Congratulations everyone and thanks for making amazing #TCTheater in 2016!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 TCTB Award Nominations

Announcing the Second Annual Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Awards! Eleven bloggers* submitted nominations and will be voting on the winners this week. Winners will be announced on Monday January 9 on our Facebook page and during our #TCTheater Twitter chat at 8 pm. See you there!