Thursday, April 12, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Dance 'Til you Drop at History Theatre

Another great show closing on April 15 is the new Dance 'Til You Drop at History Theatre. Here's what our bloggers had to say:
From Cherry and Spoon
"Let's call it an original historical dance musical! Like all COLLIDE productions, it features exquisite storytelling through dance, and like all History Theatre shows, it's an informative and compelling look at history and how it relates to today. It's fun, inspirational, nostalgic, and over in a quick two hours that will leave you wanting more."
From Play off the Page
"The idea for this story started with a headstone in the Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Callum deVillier’s headstone read, World Champion Marathon Dancer 3780 Continuous Hours. The stage adaptation of this amazing feat starts with him in his barber shop in St. Louis Park, MN telling the story of how he danced for over five and a half months with his partner Vonny Kuchinski. It is fascinating to watch. Not only is dance a beautiful art form, it is a wonderful way to tell this story. It includes the athleticism needed to dance, the stamina it takes to perform, and the incredible mental strength to keep going. It’s a lesson that Cal took throughout his life."

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: She Loves Me at Lyric Arts

First up on our tour of must-see April theater? She Loves Me, which is at Lyric Arts through April 15. Here's what our bloggers had to say:
"She Loves Me is such a charming musical that it's the perfect show to start spring off. It's light-hearted, joyful and hilarious, the perfect musical rom-com. The cast clearly enjoys the production and performs it with such passion that I really do wish I could go back. Lyric Arts musicals tend to sell out quick so I'll save myself from purchasing one so that someone else can see it!"
Read more from Coffee Talk With Brett:
"It's a sweet love story between two strong people who know what they want and won't settle for less. [...] Director Scott Ford has assembled a large and talented cast, with familiar faces and newcomers to the Lyric stage. In the latter category are our two leads, Katherine Fried and Joseph Hitchcock, who couldn't be more charming or sound more lovely. Both are extremely talented."
Read more from Cherry and Spoon

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: April Theater Preview

We're quickly heading through April so make sure to mark out some great shows on your calendars! Several good ones are closing this weekend - stay tuned throughout the week for updates on two our bloggers loved. In the meantime, make sure to read the April theater preview from Minnesota Theater Love here:
And a recently closed show of local excellence? Measure for Measure from Theatre Unbound, which blogger Cherry and Spoon enjoyed - read more here:

Friday, April 6, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Something Rotten at Hennepin Theatre Trust and Kinky Boots at the Ordway

It's Friday, which means you *must* be looking for something to do this weekend - right? If that's the case, consider seeing some traveling Broadway by heading to Something Rotten! at Hennepin Theatre Trust, or Kinky Boots, closing at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, both of which close on Sunday. Our bloggers greatly enjoyed both - see their thoughts in our roundup below!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Shows Closing by April 6, 2018

It's the beginning of April, which means the close of a busy March theater season! There were tons of shows that only one or two bloggers managed to attend; to see a retrospective of what else we saw and liked in March, click through the links below:
Rocket Man at Theatre Pro Rata by Cherry and Spoon:
Luna Gale at Underdog Theatre by Cherry and Spoon:
24 Hour Plays at Hennepin Theatre Trust by Compendium:
Stay tuned for a preview roundup of some hot shows closing soon in April!