Performance Arts

  • Band brings Hawaiian music to Minnesota
    The closest many people in the continental United States come to the Hawaiian Islands and their music is likely from poor interpretations offered by television shows or old movies. Minnesotans who want to hear a more authentic sampling of Hawaii's rich musical heritage can take heart in the work of the Lau Hawaiian Collective. WeFebruary 13, 2013
  • Minn. Opera announces 2013-14 season
    The Minnesota Opera's 51st season, announced on Saturday, includes a mixture of operatic favorites and a fantasy based on a silent film star.February 2, 2013
  • World premiere of 'Doubt' opera in St. Paul this weekend
    After life as a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and then an Oscar-nominated film, "Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley will have its world premiere as an opera this weekend in St. Paul. Shanley, who wrote the libretto for the Minnesota Opera production, said it is the most complete telling of his story about a priest accused of impropriety.January 24, 2013
  • 100 Minn. kids invited to appear in musical
    Young actors from across Minnesota are getting a chance to appear onstage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.January 19, 2013
  • Guthrie Theater offers 'Tweet Seats'
    Instead of telling patrons to put away their smartphones, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is offering a limited number of "Tweet Seats" to social media fans.December 26, 2012
  • Scam artist to hold Q&A at Orpheum Theatre
    The scam artist who inspired the movie and Broadway musical "Catch Me If You Can" will be in Minneapolis this week.December 9, 2012
  • Guthrie unveils plans to celebrate 50th season
    The Guthrie Theater plans to commemorate its 50th season with an original one-time performance and a free community celebration next year.November 17, 2012
  • Civil rights leader to appear at Guthrie
    Civil rights leader Julian Bond will appear at the Guthrie Theater next month to examine the political themes of the new play "Appomattox."October 28, 2012
  • Hampton, Dowling to talk at Guthrie
    British playwright Christopher Hampton will be on stage at the Guthrie Theater in more ways than one.October 15, 2012
  • Bright Ideas with Christopher Hampton
    Stephen Smith, host of Bright Ideas, talks with playwright Christopher Hampton. They discuss Hampton's long career and his new work, "Appomattox."September 25, 2012
  • 'Cat in the Hat' opening in Mpls.
    The Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis will present the U.S. premiere of "The Cat in the Hat" next week.September 22, 2012
  • Meet three Fringe Festival first-timers
    The Minnesota Fringe Festival opens this evening at 15 venues around Minneapolis and St Paul. Offering 165 individual shows, the Fringe is seen as a chance for theater professionals and amateurs alike to experiment. We meet three first-time Fringers who are stepping into different roles for their shows, for very different reasons.August 2, 2012
  • Bedlam Theatre to open space in St. Paul
    A renegade theater company that grew into a multi-cultural destination in Minneapolis is coming to St. Paul. Bedlam Theatre will soon open what it calls a "theater nightclub" in the Lowertown neighborhood.July 24, 2012
  • Mill City Opera launches into the open air
    A new opera company launches in Minneapolis this evening, and is, by some accounts, already a huge success without having sung a single note.July 12, 2012
  • Traveling troupe finds modern themes in Chekhov and visits to small towns
    Actors take the show on the road with a tour that brings a taste of professional theater to people's homes in small town Minnesota.July 11, 2012

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