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Head Of The Guthrie Theater To Depart After 2 Decades

To see the legacy Joe Dowling is leaving after 20 years as artistic director of one of the nation’s premier regional theaters, look no further than the Mississippi River.

04/30/2015

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Guthrie Announces 1st Season Under New Artistic Director

The Guthrie Theater will feature Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Marx Brothers romp “The Cocoanuts,” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” in its first season in 20 years under a new artistic director, the theater announced Wednesday.

04/29/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Fundraiser Blythe Brenden

Blythe Brenden represents the third generation of a family known for giving, and it’s her tireless work for the community that makes Brenden this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

04/21/2015

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Guthrie Theater To Bid Farewell To Dowling With June 6 Gala

The Guthrie Theater will say goodbye to longtime leader Joe Dowling with a gala tribute on June 6. “All the World’s a Stage” will celebrate Dowling’s 20 years at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Minneapolis theater.

04/08/2015

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Best Theaters In Minnesota

National prominence of local theater gives testament to the vibrancy of the art in Minnesota

03/23/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Sea Change At The Guthrie Theater

With Sir Tyrone Guthrie overlooking the front door, it’s almost a given that every dish at Sea Change would be a little theatrical. Chef de cuisine Ryan Cook has worked in restaurants since he was a teenager — no fancy culinary school for him.

02/28/2015

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MNfusion: Guthrie Theater’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

When tackling a well-known piece of theater there are two paths to take: stay true to the original work as much as possible or add in a twist. Both paths offer challenges to directors and actors, and both open the performance up to criticism for either not living up to previous performances or for missing the mark with the new artistic choice.

02/17/2015

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Guthrie Theater Names UNC’s Haj Artistic Director

The Guthrie Theater is about to announce a new artistic director to take over for the retiring Joe Dowling. The Tony Award-winning regional theater in Minneapolis will name its new director Tuesday with staff, subscribers and donors on hand.

02/17/2015

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Musical Mondays’ Creators

Musical Mondays pairs these two by offering audiences a taste of local performers, and offering local performers a space to explore their range of talent. So, I sat down with the people who are working to make everyone’s Monday a bit more musical, Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson.

12/01/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Tyler Michaels From Guthrie’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

One of the Guthrie Theater’s most popular plays is back, just in time for the holidays. This marks the 40th season of Charles Dickens’ immortal tale “A Christmas Carol.” This year, there’s a new twist on Crispin Whittell’s adaptation.

11/22/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Costume Shop

The name is simple, but the insides aren’t. Minneapolis’ Costume Rentals holds one-of-a-kind costumes you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a non-descript building in Northeast Minneapolis. The type you’d drive right by.

10/23/2014

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Guest Pass: Guthrie Theater’s Endless Bridge

Completed in June of 2006, the gravity defying structure at the Guthrie Theater is architect Jean Nouvel’s signature feature.

09/25/2014

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How To Get Involved In Minnesota’s Theater Community

Introduce yourself to Minnesota’s theater scene.

07/21/2014

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Minneapolis-St. Paul: 5 Free Things For Visitors

Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Twin Cities — as Minneapolis and St. Paul are known — head to lakes in northern parts of the state that the city’s attractions truly open up to out-of-towners. And as in any urban area, some of the best are free.

07/03/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of ‘Crimes Of The Heart’

It’s a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they’re back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.

05/13/2014

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Curiocity: MN Actor Returns Home For ‘Othello’

When Peter Macon walks down Nicollet Mall, he can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. A few decades earlier, he walked the same path on his way to work — at an art supply store that no longer exists.

03/25/2014

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Best Spring 2014 Theater Productions In Minnesota

Enjoy theater productions throughout Minnesota this spring.

03/10/2014

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Best Local Trivia About Minnesota

Everybody knows that the Minnesota state bird is the loon and that the flower is the lady’s slipper, but here are some facts about Minnesota that may just take you by surprise.

02/08/2014

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Best Date Night Shows For Valentine’s Day In Minnesota

Take in a show with your valentine this year.

01/27/2014

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Guthrie Theater Employees Taking 1-Week Furlough

As many as 140 full-time employees with the Guthrie Theater will take a one-week furlough, most during the month of January, according to company officials. Trish Santini, the director of external communications at the Guthrie Theater, said the furloughs are across the board an include employees in all areas, including management.

01/15/2014

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Best Minnesota Theater Productions Of 2013

Minnesota, the land of lakes, is also the land of many quality theaters. Here are a few productions from 2013 that stand out for their own unique merits.

12/23/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Tribes’ Actor Stephen Schnetzer

It’s been called one of the best new plays of the year. And so far, it seems Twin Cities audiences agree. Tribes, now playing at the Guthrie Theater, is the story of a young man born deaf who’s raised in a loud, opinionated, sometimes misguided family, who has never learned sign language.

10/15/2013

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Best Places To Eat Before The Show In Minnesota

Grab a bite before the big show at one of these conveniently located Minnesota spots.

09/25/2013

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Actress To Make National Bow In Guthrie’s ‘Pride’

A young actress will make her national debut at the Guthrie Theater opposite Vincent Kartheiser of TV’s “Mad Men.” Ashley Rose Montondo has joined the cast of this summer’s new production of “Pride and Prejudice.”

06/06/2013

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Local ‘Mad Men’ Star Returns To Guthrie Stage

To find their Mr. Darcy, the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota has turned to a Mad Man. Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the malcontent Pete Campbell on AMC’s “Mad Men,” will star this summer in a new Guthrie production of “Pride and Prejudice” as the brooding hero of Jane Austen’s most famous novel.

05/17/2013

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