Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Minnesota Fringe Festival BINGO, aka FRINGO!

#TCTheater friends, if you love the Minnesota Fringe Festival as much as we do, or if you've never been and are curious about it, download the Official Minnesota Fringe Festival Bingo card, which we're adorably calling FRINGO!

This isn't a contest, there are no prizes. It was created by the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers as a way to engage the audience and hopefully expand your Fringe experience.

Print it out and check off the boxes, or download to your mobile device if you want to electronically check them off.

Winners (four corners, a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row, or full card) - post your results on social media with the hashtags #fringo and #mnfringe!

Also be sure to check out our bloggers' previews of the Great Minnesota Theater Get-Together:

Cherry and Spoon's must-see list:
Minnesota Theater Love's Family Fringe preview:
Minnesota Theater Love's best bets:

Wishing you all a safe and happy Fringe!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Blood Knot at Pillsbury House

Blood Knot at Pillsbury House Theatre, closing June 16.
From Play off the Page "Blood Knot is a powerful play, intimate, daring, and provocative."
From Cherry and Spoon "Despite being written almost 60 years ago in a country on the other side of the planet, Blood Knot, currently playing at Pillsbury House Theatre, feels very relevant to the here and now."

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Round Up of TCTBloggers Reviews of Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway Tour

The Broadway tour of "Dear Evan Hansen" has a stop at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre through June 9, 2019. Several bloggers, and thousands of fans, are attending this modern musical with important themes of suicide, social anxiety, grief, and connecting.
From Twin Cities Stages "...a show that illuminates what the future of the theater will look like. A future where our digital lives are not only integrated into plot but where the technology of our world of screens and projectors makes it possible to transform and stage a story."
From Play off the Page "The creators of Dear Evan Hansen explore some heavy themes in this dramatic musical about suicide, family, fitting in, feeling alone, social anxiety, and grief."
From PhenoMNal Twin Cities "(It has) all the components of a smash hit, evidenced by its relentless success, nine Tony nominations, and six wins–including Best Musical. The story is compelling; the music is undeniable."
From Cherry and Spoon "The small-cast non-flashy musical deals with pretty serious issues like suicide, mental illness, grief, and the dangers of social media, although not without humor and a fantastic Pasek and Paul score. Most importantly, it delivers a message of connection and hope that this world needs."

Stephen Christopher Anthony as the title character in the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen.
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Full Circle Theater's CAUGHT at the Guthrie Theater

The Twin Cities Theater Bloggers love Full Circle Theater Company's production of Caught currently playing through June 2nd at the Guthrie Theater's level 9 Dowling Studio. 
The bloggers have called the show brilliant and unique. Read more in the individual reviews below. 
Cherry and Spoon
Play off the Page
Say Entirely :

Friday, May 24, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Closing Soon!

If you are staying in town for Memorial Day why not see some theater. A couple of shows that our blogger Cherry and Spoon wrote about are closing this weekend. You can read about them below: 
Tinker to Evers to Chance at Artistry MN :
Dirty Business: The Spy Musical at History Theatre :

Thursday, May 23, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: ANOTHER REVOLUTION by Market Garden Theatre

Market Garden Theatre's latest production Another Revolution is playing at the The Crane Theater through this upcoming weekend. It is a great show is you are interested in science or the politics of the late 60s. A couple of our bloggers got a chance to see the show. You can read what they thought at the links below:
Cherry and Spoon
Twin Cities Stages

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Closing this Weekend!

Looking for sometime to do when the rainy weather moves in this weekend? Why not go to the theater. There are a couple shows closing this weekend that our blogger Cherry and Spoon got a chance to go see. Read what they thought below: 
Peter and the Starcatcher at DalekoArts :
The Pathetic Life and Remarkable Afterlife of Elmer McCurdy, the Worst Robber in the West by nimbus theatre playing at The Crane Theater

Saturday, May 11, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Broadway Tour of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at the Orpheum Theatre

photo by Jeremy Daniel
The Play that Goes Wrong and is currently on tour playing at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theater through May 12th. Many of our bloggers went to see this show. You can read what they thought of it below: 
PhenoMNal Twin Cities
Compendium - Minneapolis
Minnesota Theater Love
Cherry and Spoon
Twin Cities Stages

TCTB Review Roundup: Mixed Blood Theatre's AUTONOMY at the St. Paul RiverCentre

photo by Rich Ryan
Mixed Blood Theatre Company's current show Automony is playing at Saint Paul's River Centre through May 12th. A couple of our bloggers have had a change to see this truly unique show so far. Read what they thought below:
Compendium - Minneapolis: "Autonomy is an absolute blast and a completely different kind of theater experience, one that I highly recommend you see."
Read more here:
Cherry and Spoon: "Mixed Blood Theatre's latest project is wildly ambitious, and they accomplish it quite brilliantly. "
Read more here: