Few shows need less introduction than “My Fair Lady.” Small wonder few seats are available at the Guthrie Theater, where British actress Helen Anker is charming Higgins and crowds alike as the effervescent Eliza Doolittle. WCCO had the chance to speak with Anker. Here are some excerpts.
You have to give it to John Cal. He’s a guy who can make things happen. The Twin Cities resident and long-time musician/composer would make Judy Garland and Andy Rooney happy, as he prepares to launch the premiere of the stage musical Philly.The show is rooted in Yonkers, NY, where Cal grew up. Passionate about music from the get-go, Cal had a garage band by age 16 and a lot of ambition to go with it.
I’m not Catholic, and I am no longer an aspiring nun, so I have no real knowledge of what vows those entering the convent are supposed to take before pledging their lives to God’s service. But I would have to assume that one of them is the vow of modesty.
Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher is taking his one-man show about his childhood experience staging Hamlet on the road this month. “Jeffrey Hatcher’s Hamlet” will travel to seven Minnesota communities. Hatcher was 11 when he adapted, directed and performed in Shakespeare’s drama “Hamlet” for a fifth-grade English class in Steubenville, Ohio.
There was a time that the title “Carrie: The Musical” was as much synonymous with failure in musical theater lore as “Heaven’s Gate” and “Howard the Duck” were for movies. It was Carrie herself, and the entire rest of the world took relish in dumping metaphorical pig’s blood on that sacrificial lamb.
You can start making plans now to see some Broadway musicals at the Orpheum Theatre later this year and next year.
Given how many people turn to religion only in their hour of need, isn’t is safe to presume that those who work within the fold of organized religion are themselves recalcitrant souls, capable of backsliding at a moment’s notice?
The Heights movie theater stands out from its surroundings, taller than the nearby businesses and quite a bit flashier.
There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in the Twin Cities. Here’s a quick guide to our can’t-miss arts picks for February.
The Guthrie is an impressive piece of architecture, with its curvaceous blue facade featuring larger than life portraits of playwrights, and an Endless Bridge, which, according to the Guthrie’s website, is one of the longest occupied cantilevered bridges in the world.
A big Broadway show has rolled into town. The set of “Wicked” was unloaded into the Orpheum Theatre Tuesday morning. The show opens Wednesday and runs for six weeks, through Oct. 27.
Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion kicks off Wednesday at the Target Center in Minneapolis. We got a sneak peek at the dress rehearsal, the elaborate costumes and more.