Being located inside a popular mall and being considered a “hotel restaurant” — two things that can go hand-in-hand with dining only for convenience and necessity. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar had both hurdles to overcome when they opened earlier this spring.
At the end of his one-man show, Billy Crystal answered the question many may have been wondering — after being on Broadway, why bring the show only to Minneapolis?
Turns out, Dorothy, from ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Nothing but a trouble-making farm girl that ruined everything. That’s right. We were lead to believe she was nothing more than an innocent, naive lost child from Kansas, just trying to find her way home somewhere over the rainbow. But we know better now.
During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”
“This is a play that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before.” That was the early promise from War Horse’s lead actor, Alex Morf, when I talked to him earlier this week. After seeing the performance Wednesday night during the show’s debut at the Orpheum Theatre, I can’t help but completely agree.
hen a musical has people humming, singing (sometimes hysterically) and air-guitar-playing the hit songs of the show before it even starts, it’s gonna be a good time.
Do yourself a favor. Take a drive down westbound Franklin Avenue, past Lake of the Isles and turn left. Nestled between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, you’ll find Chef Don Saunders’ newest concept, The Kenwood.
No one needed a bright, colorful, uplifting performance — proving there’s magic in an old trusty umbrella — more than winter weary Minnesota.
From the get-go, fresh-faced, wide-eyed young men in crisp white shirts and perfectly tightened black ties promised to share the story of a book — a book that would change our lives. Well, mission accomplished, boys.
“Only the children’s voices soothe me,” an anguished Sister Aloysius sings at the conclusion of “Doubt,” the new opera based on John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. is perhaps the most shocking upon realizing its truth. While most of us were learning to drive and thinking about college, Frank was ditching his pilot uniform for a doctor’s lab coat, while shoving millions in counterfeit money into an empty suitcase.
Picking a favorite moment from the movie “Elf” is what I imagine it’s like picking a favorite child — impossible.
It seems almost strange to see a crowd packed around a nearly completely empty stage — with only two small platforms and zero instruments. But half-way into the first song, you realize, you don’t miss the band at all.
It’s been 25 years since we’ve had the Material Girl live and in the flesh — and strangely enough, it appears she hasn’t aged a bit.
For a tale that’s old as time, Beauty and the Beast never feels timeworn. As one of the classic stories from the Disney vault, this charming storyline proves once and again that it’s a favorite for a reason.
He may be wearing a different shirt and a new tie but there’s one thing that Nate Beck is never without — a friendly smile. Rain or shine, first-timers or loyal customers, Beck always serves up some of the finest hot dogs in Minnesota with a side of humility and charisma.
It’s not often that a performer receives a standing ovation, just for gracing the stage — and during a make-up concert, no less. But when you have as much talent that Kristin Chenoweth does, it seems more than deserved.
If Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are the main stars of “Roman Holiday,” then the city of Rome is certainly the supporting actor. So what happens when you remove the city and are given a blank stage for a musical? Does it work — can it be recreated?
As it turns out, some of the best entertainment doesn’t need to rely on fancy costumes, individual stars or even words. As the Blue Man Group proved on Friday night, you don’t need much to wow an audience.
Prepare to emerge yourself in Fela Kuti’s world. You are no longer the quiet theater-goer, watching from a distance, simply taking in a show at the Ordway Center on Tuesday night. You are part of Fela’s shrine – and as such, part of the madness.
We’re all familiar with The Addams Family — the jet black hair of mother Morticia, the sliver of a mustache that sits atop Gomez’s upper lip and the expressionless face of daughter Wednesday. But on stage, this family is not nearly as creepy as you may remember.
Everything about “Million Dollar Quartet,” which opened Tuesday night at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, is slightly unbelievable.
Despite Minneapolis’s penchant for razing, there are numerous remnants from the city’s past that still stand. Some historic pieces are more hidden than others, but there is comfort — and fun to be had — in seeking the treasures that remain.
There’s truly nothing bad I can say about “Memphis” — from the opening scene to the final curtain call, it was spectacular.
For cocktail connoisseurs who enjoy drinking in a low-light atmosphere, the lights at the Bradstreet Crafthouse are playing a winning game of limbo.