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Curiocity Review: The Stars Align For ‘Peter And The Starcatcher’

Before there was a Neverland, before a pirate captain lost an appendage and before there was a John, Michael and Wendy, there was a young boy that yearned for a sense of normalcy. We all know the classic story of Peter Pan — the leader of a magical world where grown ups aren’t allowed and kids can truly be kids.

03/12/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Drama In The Suburbs

A night at the theater often means driving to the city for shows at the Ordway, Guthrie or Orpheum. But one couple has been keeping the suburbs entertained for more than five years.

11/24/2013

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What Makes ‘Kinky Boots’ Tick And Why It Grabbed 13 Noms

What does it take to make a great Broadway musical? A talented score, a clever book, great singing and dancing, impressive costumes and an engaging set. Do all great musicals hit all of these points equally well? Of course not. But “Kinky Boots” does.

04/30/2013

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‘Kinky Boots’ Leads Tony Award Nominations With 13

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

04/30/2013

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Best Summertime Theatre Activities For Kids In Minnesota

Once school is out and children are free of their educational duties for the summer, it’s “I’m bored” time. Even though summertime should be relaxing, kids need playtime, which offers parents the opportunity to keep educating them all summer long. These summertime theater camps, the best in Minnesota, may be the remedy that every family needs for a boredom-free summer break that will nurture young performers.

05/04/2012

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Good Question: How Do They Make Old Movies 3-D?

It’s not just about the popcorn or big name stars anymore: 3-D is the buzz in movie making. Even Titanic, released 15 years ago, is coming back to the big screen in the new form. So, how do they make an old movie 3D? Good Question.

03/28/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Theater For Free

The Minnesota Theater Alliance is trying to get you interested in the theater by giving away free tickets to shows in October.

09/13/2011

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Best Theatre Gems In The Twin Cities

Sure there’s the State, the Orpheum and the Ordway theatres. They are gorgeous theatres and wonderful shows grace their boards. We all know about the historic Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, the famous Old Log Theatre in Excelsior and our beloved dinner theatre in Chanhassen. But, let me tell you about a few fantastic theatres you may not be aware of.

CBS Minnesota–11/15/2010

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Best Music Venues In The Twin Cities

When a big-time band or great local band is going to play in Minnesota, these music venues will likely host them. Check out the list of great music venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

CBS Minnesota–11/07/2010

Center Stage – 10/10/10

Rohan Preston reviews several shows, including Proof, Master Butchers, and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Halloween is coming up quickly, and Buck Hill is already putting people in the mood.  Hector Cromarty, or the […]

10/13/2010

Center Stage – 7/25/10

Star Trib theatre critic Rohan Preston talks with Jearlyn about the state of this area’s theatre scene in relation to the struggling economy.  What is the reaction to some actors possibly leaving the area to […]

07/26/2010