Thursday, December 24, 2020

TCTB Review Roundup - DICKENS' CHRISTMAS CLASSIC streaming from Guthrie Theater

Gather round, #TCTheater friends: for the first time in over 9 months, we have a TCTB REVIEW ROUNDUP!

Guthrie Theater
recently released their 46th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a film/theater hybrid called DICKENS' HOLIDAY CLASSIC that you can stream in the comfort and safety of your own home for just $10 per household (through Dec. 31).
Click here for details, and read on for some blogger thoughts.
"Not exactly theater, and not exactly film, the show combines bits of both media for an experience that is smaller, quieter, and more intimate than the CHRISTMAS CAROL we're used to seeing on the Guthrie's thrust stage, but just as lovely, engaging, and moving as ever."
"We’ve learned to improvise during this pandemic, something that theater folks are expert at. In fact, the Guthrie’s streaming version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is delightful. They use some of their gorgeous set, which is so fun to see. Four of the finest Twin Cities actors tell the story, each taking one of the Staves, bringing life to the various characters and story."
"Stripped of the usual theatrical embellishments that make the play an annual institution, the simple beauty of this adaptation allows the message of charity, good cheer, and live-in-the-moment spirit to provide the uplift that many of us have craved for so long."

Monday, December 21, 2020

#TCTheater Streaming Holiday Shows

 Hello friends! As we close out 2020, be sure to check out our EVENTS page for a few more virtual theater celebrations this year. In addition,

Cherry and Spoon
has compiled a list of holiday shows you can enjoy from your own home.
And in honor of the solstice - a special shout out to
Open Eye Theatre
's live rewatch of Bradley Greenwald's THE LONGEST NIGHT on their Facebook page tonight!

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

 In this week's edition of "STAY HOME and STREAM SOME THEATER," we have:

- the continuation of the
New Native Theatre
play festival
The Jungle Theater
's first ever virtual play IS EDWARD SNOWDEN SINGLE? (as well as the continuation of MONDO TRAGIC, part of their audio play series)
- a fake awards show from
HUGE Theater
(also be sure to check out
Family Dinner
and other shows on their YouTube channel)
- a holiday themed episode from
Rev. Matt's Monster Science
- an introduction to
Theater Mu
's fabulous staff in this week's Mu-tini hour
- IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE radio play from
Melancholics Anonymous
- Taylor Mac's HOLIDAY SAUCE... PANDEMIC! hosted by
Guthrie Theater
See our events page for details on these and other upcoming streaming theater.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

Happy December, #TCTheater friends! A reminder to check out our EVENTS page for lots of streaming
theater opportunities, and be sure to check out this celebration from
The Black Ensemble Players TONIGHT!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

 This week in Stay Home and Stream #TCTheater:

The Jungle Theater
's audio play MONDO TRAGIC continues
- rewatch
Walking Shadow Theatre Company
2017 production of HATCHET LADY
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
's annual HIP HOP NUTCRACKER this Friday
- the long-awaited
TPT - Twin Cities PBS
debut of
Theater Latté Da
's gorgeous creation ALL IS CALM - set your DVRs for Friday!
- also from the Ordway: A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with the Griswold's: An Evening with Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo
- a staged reading of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY by Larissa FastHorse, brought to us by our friends at
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Click on our EVENTS page for details on all of the above, and more!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

Hi friends! We miss you, and we want you to know that we're still collecting virtual theater events for your home theater needs. Just click on the EVENTS tab on our Facebook page to see the list and find details of each. There are quite a few exciting virtual offerings happening now or soon, including events from Children's Theatre Company, The Jungle Theater, Pillsbury House Theatre, Full Circle Theater Company, Strike Theater, Theater Latté Da, and Great River Shakespeare Festival.

Stay home, stay safe, and stream some theater!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

Hello friends. Don't forget to keep an eye on our EVENTS page, where we're still gathering virtual events at theaters around town. Some fun things coming up this week, including Twin Cities Horror Festival's 9th season, Park Square Theatre's own THEATRE OF THE MACABRE, and another Theater Mu-tini Hour!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

Hello friends! Post-Labor Day typically marks the beginning of a new #TCTheater season, but as we all know, this is not a typical year. Some companies have announced seasons that incorporate virtual events, some are on a sort of wait-and-see plan. We are continuing to collect virtual performance art events on our events page, so just go to our Facebook page and click on "Events" to see a list of upcoming virtual shows, which this week include:

Frank Theatre
's new conversation series "Frankly Speaking," the first episode about whiteness in theater
Mixed Blood Theatre Company
's "Zealous Hellions" featuring Kenny Leon
Children's Theatre Company
's virtual fundraiser "Curtain Call Ball"

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

Hi friends. A reminder that we're still collecting Facebook event pages for virtual #TCTheater events on our EVENTS page. Please click on EVENTS for details on this week's shows, including:

Great River Shakespeare Festival
's weekly series continues with a new play reading tonight.
Somerville Productions
is back with more "songs for feeling better" tonight! You can also view videos of past shows on the Facebook page.
Theater Mu
's Friday night Mu-tini hour will feature new plays by pairs of Black and Asian playwrights.
Rev. Matt's Monster Science
is hosting a benefit for
Minnesota Fringe
on Friday, featuring performances by many Fringe faves.
Weekly faves continue:
Leslie Vincent Music
- Monday night ukulele show
Rev. Matt's Monster Science
- Thursday night show about Sasquatch and Nessie
The Cut-Out Bar
- nightly record listening parties

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Streaming #TCTheater

Friends - here are a few online and in person events to attend this week:

New Dawn Theatre Company
's film A BREATH FOR GEORGE continues outdoor screenings this week at
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
(Tuesday), and
Minnesota State University Moorhead
(Thursday). See their website for details:
Another in person (appropriately distant and masked) event -
The Theater of Public Policy
is hosting a discussion this Saturday about race and being anti-racist called "Let's Get Uncomfortable," with
Elliot Park Neighborhood (EPNI)
On the virtual front, #GRSFEverywhere continues tonight -
Great River Shakespeare Festival
's newest Artistic Associate Melissa Maxwell is hosting a company conversation called "A More Perfect Union," about "the danger of a single story."
And a couple of weekly faves continue:
Leslie Vincent Music
- Monday night ukulele show
Rev. Matt's Monster Science
- Thursday night show featuring "Lizards from the Dawn of Time"
The Cut-Out Bar
- nightly record listening parties

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

#TCTheater Gives Back

Two local theaters are collecting donations to help people in the neighborhoods affected by the recent fires and looting.
Click the link for the schedule of donations at Mixed Blood Theatre Company, along with weekly "video, image, and textual responses to this crime born from systemic racism and fear."

The image below details when and what you can drop off at Theater Latté Da (the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis).

You can also check this map for donation drop-off locations near you:

Monday, June 15, 2020

A BREATH FOR GEORGE Outdoor Screenings

Twice nightly this week, New Dawn Theatre Company is presenting an outdoor screening of a film piece they put together to honor the life of George Floyd. A BREATH FOR GEORGE includes "songs, interviews, and poems" from local artists and community leaders. It will be showing outside various theaters around town. Click the link for details.