A thrill from the first lonely guitar riff to the last unresolved chord.
by MEGAN MOBERG Dave Malloy’s new concept album, Ghost Quartet, is an eerie tale of love, death, and of course whiskey. The intimate setting of the Elision Playhouse allowed for an immersive musical experience. This tale of desire, deceit, and betrayal bridging seven centuries was beautiful, memorable, and overall absurd. This circular story involving two…
Big, Little Monster reminds us that even in a zany world with kooky characters and topsy-turvy rules, everyone feels scared sometimes, and that’s ok.
Fiddler on the Roof playing now through August 4th at the Orpheum Theatre delivered a time-honored tale scattered with fresh innovations.
by SARAH PETREA SCHULTZ Nimbus has been creating original theater in the Twin Cities since 2001. Their latest endeavor tells the story of a real man, Elmer McCurdy, who fumbled several heists, died in a shootout, and evaded burial for 60 years. The Nimbus company flashes back and forth to contrast Elmer McCurdy’s actual antics…
Afrofuturist novel turned sci-fi folk opera comes to St. Catherine University for the O’Shaughnessy’s Women of Substance series.
Hello, Dolly! is a sparkling vision in red, beginning with the red velvet curtain framed by a twinkling arch. Act two unveils the lush red and gold of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant, where Dolly stuns in a glittering red gown and headdress during the title number. Finally, an enormous red screen with the iconic white title lettering descends to end the performance.
‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical is a delightful 90 minute experience, beginning to end. Married or not, I urge you to find a Friday or Saturday night to visit Art House North this month. Call 612.547.9839 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
A frenzied, colorful, “play within a play.”
By Sarah Petrea Schultz At first glance, the Carol King jukebox musical is an upbeat romp through iconic tunes. The show certainly delivers on this front- as well as diving into deeper and more nuanced subject matter. The warm colors of the set draw audience members into a different era, where they meet young Carol.…