National prominence of local theater gives testament to the vibrancy of the art in Minnesota
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Completed in June of 2006, the gravity defying structure at the Guthrie Theater is architect Jean Nouvel’s signature feature.
Introduce yourself to Minnesota’s theater scene.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy theater productions throughout Minnesota this spring.
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.
Take in a show with your valentine this year.
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.
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.
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.
Grab a bite before the big show at one of these conveniently located Minnesota spots.
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.”
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.
After months and year of wondering, Vikings fans will finally know what the new Vikings Stadium will look like Monday night. The wish list of what it could, or should look like has been growing. Some of the Purple’s most die-hard fans will find out in person. The Vikings will make the big reveal outside the Guthrie Theater, where lots of excitement and lots of opinions about features the new design will follow.
Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg has joined the artist lineup for the Guthrie Theater’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Officials announced Monday that a limited number of tickets will be made available for fans looking to attend an event May 13 where Minnesota Vikings officials will unveil the design for the team’s new football stadium.
Actor T.R. Knight of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame is returning to Minneapolis to help the Guthrie Theater celebrate its 50th anniversary.