Thursday, February 28, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: February Shows Closing Soon!

It's the end of the month, which means there must be shows wrapping up this weekend! Our bloggers have been out and about covering a bunch of goodies for you; here's a few to catch if you still can:
"Sense and Sensibility" at Lyric Arts, closing March 3:
Cherry and Spoon

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Girl Friday Productions at Park Square Theatre

photo by Petronella J. Ytsma
The Skin Of Our Teeth, a biannual production by Girl Friday Productions, is now showing at Park Square Theatre through March 3. Art is supposed to make you think, and our bloggers definitely scratched their heads on this one. But that's not a bad thing, right? Here's what they had to say:
Cherry and Spoon says "Make no mistake, The Skin of Our Teeth is super weird. [...] It's a wild and crazy ride, but hang in there, the team at Girl Friday will get you through it to a rewarding end"
Play off the Page says "Presenting this play is a huge undertaking. Girl Friday Theater Company is up to the task."
Compendium - Minneapolis says "I can tell that this was a good production of Thornton Wilder, but I just couldn't connect to the story. If you're a fan of The Skin of Our Teeth already I have a feeling you'll love this show - many in the audience seemed delighted with the production, and Girl Friday Productions clearly knows their stuff when it comes to this author."
Single White Fringe Geek says "It was a full evening, but it never felt long to me. So kudos to everyone involved for keeping the thing moving, but not so fast that I couldn’t keep up."

Saturday, February 23, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Broadway tour of FALSETTOS at the Ordway Center

Two of our bloggers saw the national tour of Lincoln Center Theater's recent revival of Falsettos on Broadway and absolutely loved it! We urge you to see one of the four remaining performances at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts this weekend (two each Saturday and Sunday).
Cherry and Spoon
"It's a true love story in every sense of the word, including the messy, unpredictable, and sad parts. I was enraptured for the entirety of the nearly three-hour runtime, and left in tears with my heart overflowing."
Brett Talk
"It was really everything I kind of want in a musical. There are moments of laughter, scenes of sorrow and jaw dropping talent every single second."
Plus: Brett's interview with Broadway star Eden Espinosa:
Photo by Joan Marcus

Thursday, February 21, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: February Shows Part 2

There's so much #tctheater open in February - how on earth are we supposed to keep up in the shortest month of the year!? Thankfully our bloggers are covering as much as they can to bring you the latest of the local scene. See a roundup of a few of the shows they've seen this month below:
Single White Fringe Geek on "What Guys Really Want" by Chain Reaction Theatre Project, closing on March 3:
Brett Talk, also on "Rock of Ages":
Cherry and Spoon on "Til' Death" by Bucket Brigade through February 23:
Compendium - Minneapolis on "Lashed But Not Leashed" at Guthrie Theater as part of their series celebrating queer artists, which runs through February 23:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: ANTIGONE at Park Square Theatre

February seems to be the month for telling strong stories with all-female casts. Antigone, showing at Park Square Theatre through March 3, is a strong addition to this pattern and our bloggers loved it. Here's what they had to say:
Cherry and Spoon says "Park Square continues that exciting new tradition with an ancient woman's story, told by a group of modern, diverse, talented women who make this 2000+ year old story feel urgent, necessary, and now"
Play off the Page says "This is powerful storytelling, filled with movement and life. It was like a well choreographed dance."
Twin Cities Stages says "Park Square has a fantastic show currently playing downstairs on its Andy Boss Thrust stage."

Sunday, February 17, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC by Theater Latte Da at the Ritz Theater

No one seems to love Stephen Sondheim as much as Theater Latté Da, and this month they are remounting one of his classic shows: "A Little Night Music." Several of our bloggers attended; see their thoughts below!
Cherry and Spoon says "A Little Night Music is one of the best musicals from one of our best living composers, brought to life by one of #TCTheater's best interpreters of music-theater."
Compendium - Minneapolis says "It's a great way to escape our current polar vortex and worth a visit for Theater Latte Da's perennially excellent execution."
Play off the Page says "Sondheim is as beautiful and complicated as love itself. Go, lose yourself in this dreamy world."
Brett Talk says " Singing a song is one thing but being able to act it and connect with the lyrics as a character is another and Wingert knows how to do that."

photo by Dan Norman

Thursday, February 14, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: THE WOLVES by the Jungle Theater at the Southern Theater

One of the hottest tickets in town is the revival of The Wolves by The Jungle Theater at The Southern Theater. There are only a few days to catch it before it closes on February 17 - check out our blogger's reviews to see why you need to go:
Cherry and Spoon says it's "just the kind of story we're craving right now."
Compendium - Minneapolis says "This is a show that is clearly made by women, starring women, for women, and I can't express enough how meaningful that experience was for me."
Play off the Page says "I declare 2019 The Year of the Woman!"
Gina Musto says "If I liked this play the first time, I am absolutely infatuated with it this time around."
Brett Talk says "Through Delappe’s brilliant and realistic writing, along with Sarah Rusmussen’s incredible direction, these nine women create truly a beyond remarkable ensemble."

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: SHE LOVES ME at Artistry

photo by Devon Cox
Nostalgic musical She Loves Me is open at Artistry MN through this weekend! A couple of our bloggers went and here's what they had to say:
Cherry and Spoon says "If there's a musical I have to see three times in a year (OK I don't have to, I choose to, because I'm me), I'm glad it's this darling little gem of a musical."
Brett Talk says "The most recent production of She Loves Me solidifies Artistry's commitment to producing quality musical theatre that should be seen by as many people as possible."
Make sure to catch this show before it closes on February 17!