Marianne Combs Feature Archive

Give to the Max Day is temporarily stalled as the website fueling the statewide give-a-thon is apparently down. (11/14/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about a collaborative project between actors and military veterans, the 10-year anniversary concert of a Twin Cities dance company and a panto-style staging of <i>Cinderella</i> that's bawdy fun for all ages. (11/14/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three new stage productions in Minneapolis: <i>Driving Miss Daisy, An Outopia for Pigeons</i> and <i>Enter the R.T. Rybak</i>. (11/07/2013)
MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Jade to talk about all kinds of ways to celebrate Halloween that combine arts sensibility with ghosts-and-goblins fun. (10/31/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three arts happenings from the diverse areas of dance, literary arts and comedy theater. (10/17/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four productions that capture the spookiness of October. (10/10/2013)
More than 200 protesters took over Rice Park Tuesday night to demonstrate against the opening of the musical "Miss Saigon" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Ordway President Patricia Mitchell has acknowledged people may be upset by "Miss Saigon," but she says the work deserves to be shown. (10/09/2013)
MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about to talk about an art event and two productions that present the extraordinary in seemingly everyday people. (10/03/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about productions that span everything from Roman mythology to class issues to our own personal flaws. There's even a show where ticket prices are pay what you can. (09/26/2013)
At the annual event known affectionately to many as "theater prom," playwright Jeffrey Hatcher was crowned king. Hatcher was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th annual Iveys. (09/23/2013)
MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a rich variety of diverse arts events happening in the Twin Cities this week. (09/19/2013)
MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three uniquely artistic musical events happening in the Twin Cities this week. (09/12/2013)
When Mu Performing Arts convenes a discussion tonight about Ordway's production of Miss Saigon, the focus will undoubtedly be on how Asian women continue to be portrayed in American and European musical theater as deferential objects of desire. (09/09/2013)
Some Asian-American artists say the award-winning musical perpetuates damning stereotypes and glosses over the realities of human trafficking in order to pull at heart strings and sell tickets. (09/05/2013)
Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley, Jade and John Moe (filling in for Steve Seel) to talk about three shows happening in the Twin Cities this weekend. (09/05/2013)