Thursday, February 6, 2020

TCTB Review: Closing Soon!

We're into the busy February season of #tctheater, which means there are plenty of things to see if you need a hibernation break. Here's a roundup of a few shows closing soon that our bloggers enjoyed:
The Madwoman of Minneapolis by The BAND Group at Calvary Baptist Church, closing February 8:
Cherry and Spoon
"This 75-year old play feels more relevant than ever now with the climate crisis coming to a head. I couldn't help but think of the current dire fight to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from the pollution of a proposed mine very close to its borders. This play asks what we would rather have in our backyard, a sulfide-ore copper mine, or one of the country's oldest and most visited wilderness areas? #savethebwca"
Around the World in 80 Days at Lakeshore Players Theatre, closing February 16:
The Stages of MN
"The secret of the show is the manner in which it presents itself. From the very beginning it winks to the audience and lets us know throughout that it is very much aware that it is a theatrical performance. [...] The whole production comes together beautifully through the direction of Rose Schwietz."
Flight by Minnesota Opera at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, closed February 2:
The Stages of MN
"If you are intimidated by Opera but also curious, Flight is the perfect place to start. Accessible and funny, it is filled with performers who make you laugh while also moving you with their singing. I was hoping for an evening of fine music and talented vocals, expecting it to be impressive, I was not expecting it to be this much fun."