Friday, November 30, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Go Back for Murder at Theatre in the Round

"With Christie’s master hand at creating complicated characters... we are treated once again to a mystery that is fun to watch and try to solve." ~Play off the Page
Catch GO BACK FOR MURDER at Theatre in the Round through December 16!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Prescient Harbingers at Mixed Blood Theatre

HOODED (photo by Rich Ryan)
"Young black men are dying at an alarming rate, and these are voices we need to listen to if we ever hope to understand the problem so that we can stop it from happening."

Cherry and Spoon urges you to see Mixed Blood Theatre Company's Prescient Harbingers, a trio of plays written by black men: Idris Goodwin, Tearrance Arvell Chisholm, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Noises Off at the Guthrie Theater

photo by Dan Norman
"This is a show that includes non stop laughs with misunderstandings, meta moments and also amazing talent and timing."
Brett Talk:
"I could watch this play a million times and it would feel like a fresh experience."
"The production... is very funny, well-cast, and features several sensational performances and a marvelous rotating set."
Twin Cities Arts Reader
"...a hilarious comedy that will make your face hurt from laughing so much."
Cherry and Spoon
Catch NOISES OFF at Guthrie Theater through Dec. 16.

Friday, November 16, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: I Come from Arizona at Children's Theatre Company

"This production makes what for some of us may be abstract immigration policy ideas seem very real, and very human."
Cherry and Spoon
"It's the boldest show I've seen from this company yet, beautifully executed, and full of important subtext that isn't dumbed down but is still accessible to children. It provides kids with a framework to understand the issue of immigration and what it means to them, while still leaving the space to form their own perspectives."
Compendium - Minneapolis
Don't miss Children's Theatre Company's I COME FROM ARIZONA playing through November 25!

TCTB Review Roundup: The Clean House by Theatre Unbound

"You couldn’t ask for a better theatrical gift in dark times. Give yourself a treat and go see it. I dare you not to smile."
Theatre Unbound's THE CLEAN HOUSE closes this weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: The Great Gatsby by Collide Theatrical Dance Company

"I'm a theater blogger who doesn't know how to write about dance. Except that it's fantastic."Cherry and Spoon
"This is truly a mesmerizing theatrical experience."
Play off the Page
Catch Collide Theatrical's THE GREAT GATSBY through November 18!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: The Book of Mormon Broadway Tour

"It's a huge spectacle with shock value, but my theory on why it's such a huge and lasting success is that underneath all this is a really beautiful message of hope, friendship, and community." Cherry and Spoon
Read the full review:
THE BOOK OF MORMON runs through Sunday! Check out what else our bloggers had to say...

TCTB Review Roundup: Present at Illusion Theater

"T. Mychael shares his heart, his stories, and his musical gift in a way that will warm your heart, entertain you, and leave you wanting more."
Read Cherry and Spoon's full review:
Catch PRESENT at Illusion Theater through November 17!

Monday, November 12, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Hot Funky Butt Jazz by Interact Center

"The array of truly diverse performers having the time of their lives is something that will stick with me for a long time, and provided a new standard for what inclusive art really looks like." Compendium - Minneapolis

Sunday, November 11, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: Words Do Move by Sandbox Theatre

"These stories feel personal to this wonderful open-hearted ensemble. Stories of not liking one's skin, or being a 'gender outlaw,' with the cast showing great strength and vulnerability in sharing themselves with the audience."
Cherry and Spoon
"Because it is so specific and personal, it not only draws the audience in, it creates a feeling of universal humanity."
Single White Fringe Geek:
See Sandbox Theatre's WORDS DO MOVE through Nov 18 at The Crane Theater.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

TCTB Review Roundup: The Laramie Project by Uprising Theatre Company

"On the one hand there’s been so much progress in twenty years. Then you look at it all sideways and squint, and it feels like nothing’s changed at all. Some days, lately, it feels like the whole country’s Laramie."
~Single White Fringe Geek:
"Learning about the people of Laramie, Wyoming and Shepard's life is one of the best ways I can think of to understand where we need to go to change hearts and minds and protect our LGBTQIA family."
~Compendium - Minneapolis
"Both are beautiful plays about the power of theater, the power of community, the power of speaking out against hate."
~Cherry and Spoon
Uprising Theatre Company's THE LARAMIE PROJECT (original & 10 years later) runs through Nov 17 at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center.