Performance Arts

  • Children's Theatre's last 10 years
    The leader of the Children's Theatre Company over the last ten years talks about the upcoming season and how CTC tries to stay relevant to children and teens.Midmorning, June 28, 2007
  • A sneak peek at the Fringe Festival
    Fans of the Minnesota Fringe Festival can get a sneak preview of this year's event. For two nights at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, the festival is featuring "Fringe For All," a show which offers an early look at what's on tap this year.June 26, 2007
  • These boots are made for dancin'
    The Twin Cities' Metropolitan Ballet company is staging Agnes de Mille's original choreography to Aaron Copland's "Rodeo." Paul Sutherland worked with the legendary choreographer for many years and is teaching the dancers to act like cowboys.June 20, 2007
  • The Guthrie effect
    With the new Guthrie Theater's one-year anniversary approaching, we explore the Guthrie's impact on the local theater landscape.May 28, 2007
  • Jeune Lune performs a Mozart marriage
    In its current productions, Theatre de la Jeune Lune uses operatic music by Mozart to tell subversive stories with a political point of view. Although the narratives are different, the two productions maintain the integrity of Mozart's music, as the cast demonstrates in our studios.May 16, 2007
  • New Ordway president calls the job a homecoming
    The new president of the Ordway Center for Performing Arts is in St. Paul this week to meet city officials and get an idea of the challenges that lie ahead for her. Patricia Mitchell starts her new job Aug. 1.May 14, 2007
  • New Ordway leader faces many challenges
    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has a new president. Patricia Mitchell was chosen for the position late last week. Arts commentator Dominic Papatola talks about the challenges she'll face running the Ordway.May 10, 2007
  • Somali folktales travel to St. Paul
    Storytelling is an important part of Somali family life. Now, a play by SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul will showcase Somali stories in a new way. The stories have transformed as they've traveled.May 9, 2007
  • High school students' play tackles tough issues
    Students in the advanced acting class at Central High School in St. Paul have written a play that addresses racism, homophobia, and absent fathers.May 7, 2007
  • Kennedy Library honors August Wilson
    If anything, playwright August Wilson's stature has been growing since his death two years ago. The one-time St. Paulite has a Broadway theater named for him. In May, the New York Times will host an event celebrating Wilson's work, and earlier in the year the Kennedy Library honored Wilson, too.Midday, April 27, 2007
  • Lost Boys inspire local art
    The Sudanese refugee crisis has become a very personal story for some Minneapolis high school students. Their art is hanging alongside works by Sudanese refugees in an exhibit that accompanies the Children's Theatre production of "The Lost Boys of Sudan."April 17, 2007
  • The long-term impact of 9/11
    Years after the 9/11 attacks, many Minnesotans say they are still feeling uneasy around one another. A new study by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, "Voices from Silence," documents the long-term impact of 9/11 on Minnesota's immigrant, refugee, and religious minority groups.April 17, 2007
  • Bourne's "Edward Scissorhands" is not cutting-edge
    Choreographer Matthew Bourne does not believe dance has to be an acquired taste. Bourne is a Tony Award-winner who's filled theaters worldwide with his productions of "The Car Man," "Swan Lake" and "Cinderella." He's brought his latest dance theater piece, "Edward Scissorhands," to St. Paul.April 11, 2007
  • How to balance edgy art in the ledgers
    A common dilema for theaters is how much to emphasize art or commerce when planning a season.March 29, 2007
  • A chat with Minnesota "Grease" star Laura Osnes
    Laura Osnes of Eagan is the one America wants to play Sandy in the revival of "Grease" on Broadway this summer. She was chosen for the role Sunday night in the finale of the NBC series "Grease: You're the One that I Want." Osnes talks to MPR's Tom Crann about the experience.March 26, 2007

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