A Sneak Peak at “Complicated Fun”

Currently in rehearsal at the History Theatre is the new show Complicated Fun, written by Alan Berks, directed by Dominic Taylor, and music directed by Nic Delcambre. Focusing on the 1980s music scene in the Twin Cities, this slice of living, local history involves a vibrant look at the Minneapolis sound, the history of First Avenue andContinue reading “A Sneak Peak at “Complicated Fun””

Review: C.

With yet another world premiere in their season, Theater Latte Da is presenting the new musical, C. at the Ritz. Based off the French play Cyrano de Bergerac, this musical centers around Cyrano (Bradley Greenwald), a witty wordsmith with an unfortunately large nose. When he stops a show he dislikes to create something new out of theContinue reading “Review: C.”

Review: A Night With Janis Joplin

A crossover between tribute concert and musical theater, A Night with Janis Joplin at the Ordway is a unique, mesmerizing performance. Using the concert format as a source to tell Joplin’s story, this show uses conversations to the audience between songs (some of my favorite parts of concerts) and Joplin’s music and music of thoseContinue reading “Review: A Night With Janis Joplin”

Review: A Chorus Line

  A Chorus Line has had a certain allure to me since my grandmother complained about seeing a local production of it in her hometown. She hated it, deploring the foul language and sexual subject matter. Naturally I assumed it was right up my alley. I was thrilled to see that the Ordway would beContinue reading “Review: A Chorus Line”

Review: Dear World

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company is unique in many ways. With simplistic sets, touring shows that visit places such as shelters, prisons, and mental health clinics, and performing pieces in fully lighted spaces, they produce shows that resist certain theater norms. Dear World is no different. A show that hit Broadway in 1969 starring AngelaContinue reading “Review: Dear World”

Review: Lullaby

At the Ritz Theater in northeast Minneapolis, Theater Latte Da is presenting a world premiere new show, Lullaby. A play with music directed by Jeremy B. Cohen and written by Michael Elyanow, this show is a tour de force. With four actors, two guitars, and a world of emotions, Lullaby tells the story of aContinue reading “Review: Lullaby”

Review: Sondheim on Sondheim

I’m changing things up for the first review post, as this show isn’t a local production as I’d usually see. I was visiting Boston and was fortunate enough to get tickets to Lyric Stage Company’s production of Sondheim on Sondheim. Stephen Sondheim is perhaps my favorite Broadway composer and a personally a life-savor, so seeing thisContinue reading “Review: Sondheim on Sondheim”