Kristen Hirsch Montag

Kristen Hirsch Montag Kristen Hirsch Montag is a public relations/media rep for Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association by day and self-professed theatre geek by night. She regularly attends Minneapolis and Saint Paul productions and touring shows. She's been known to act in a few, as well. As an actress, she's done stage, film and TV projects and fits them in whenever possible. Kristen holds a bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in Theatre Arts and Communications.
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BWW Interview: PAINT YOUR WAGON's Robert CuccioliBWW Interview: PAINT YOUR WAGON's Robert Cuccioli
August 8, 2016

Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli has a long career on stage and an unusual path to get there. He comes to the Ordway stage in an all-new production of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON that the Ordway is collaborating with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre on, which includes a new book and orchestrations.
BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II on Sensory-Friendly Performance, July 30BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II on Sensory-Friendly Performance, July 30
July 29, 2016

July 30, 2016, at 2 p.m. @HennepinTheatreTrust offers a sensory-friendly performance of THE LION KING at the Orpheum with tickets starting at $30. Learn a bit more from veteran cast member Frank Wright II in this brief video.
BWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in MinneapolisBWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in Minneapolis
July 26, 2016

THE LION KING's Frank Wright II (video) full circle of life comes back around to the scene where it all began as he plays Minneapolis' Orpheum Theater for the fourth time and shares stories of the beginnings here 19 years ago.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SOUTH PACIFIC's Christine Toy JohnsonBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SOUTH PACIFIC's Christine Toy Johnson
June 29, 2016

Christine Toy Johnson has come full circle in a career with many facets: from her first Equity role to her current stint as Bloody Mary in Guthrie Theater's SOUTH PACIFIC, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical has been important to her.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elizabeth StanleyBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elizabeth Stanley
June 16, 2016

Minneapolis' premiere of well-known story THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY stars Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca. Learn more about her and the show in this 6 Questions & a Plug.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's James RoccoBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's James Rocco
June 11, 2016

James Rocco and the Ordway's BROADWAY SONGBOOK delves into KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ with a three-day run of this popular cabaret series that leaves you with knowledge, tapping toes and a smile on your face. Find out more about the production from Rocco himself and hurry for your tickets this weekend.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan PolingBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS' Chan Poling
May 18, 2016

Not often are we treated to a brand new musical theatre piece created by three local legends and acted by a dream cast of eight popular local performers. A NIGHT IN OLYMPUS is a rare treat on all counts. We get to hear directly from the creator and composer, Chan Poling, in this 6 Questions & a Plug.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason BallweberBWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake EmmerlingBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David KellyBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David Kelly
April 25, 2016

David Kelly debuts at the Guthrie Theater as Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY. Learn a bit more about him and his thoughts on this old-school show on the Guthrie's Wuertle Thrust Stage, playing through May 15.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with C.'s Bradley GreenwaldBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with C.'s Bradley Greenwald
April 15, 2016

The new triple threat may just be actor - singer- playwright. Bradley Greenwald is well known for acting and singing on stage, and now may be just as well known for his writing abilities.
BWW Interview: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Emma StrattonBWW Interview: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Emma Stratton
April 8, 2016

Emma Stratton is a Minnesota native who'd taking the stage as Helen Sinclair in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, the Midwest premiere of the musical based on the Woody Allen film. She answers 6 Questions but keeps the plug a secret in this interview.
BWW Video Interview: LAURA OSNES: Born for Broadway in Minnesota + Spotlight Education ShowcaseBWW Video Interview: LAURA OSNES: Born for Broadway in Minnesota + Spotlight Education Showcase
April 3, 2016

Laura Osnes, well-known Broadway star who was born and raised in Eagan, Minnesota, knew from the beginning she was a performer. Her education paved the way for her current status, and now she's giving back to students in Minnesota via the Spotlight Education program by Hennepin Theatre Trust as it's spokesperson. This video interview with Osnes tells us more.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with BUYER AND CELLAR's Sasha AndreevBWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with BUYER AND CELLAR's Sasha Andreev
April 1, 2016

Crazy as it sounds, there's a mall in Barbra Streisand's basement. And Sasha Andreev plays the one man who knows what's in there in BUYER & CELLAR, playing now at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre in Minneapolis through April 24, 2016.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Q SmithBWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Q Smith
March 29, 2016

While the title of the show is A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, other divas take the stage in the latest production at the Ordway, too, Imagine getting to see Aretha Franklin on stage. Or Nina Simone. These queens of music may not be in this show, but Q. Smith will portray them and other characters who were part of the life of Janis Joplin.
BWW Interview: IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp Talks Life-Changing Moments and MoreBWW Interview: IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp Talks Life-Changing Moments and More
March 8, 2016

Decisions big or small can alter your life forever. That's the lesson from IF/THEN, opening at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre, and of one of it's stars, Anthony Rapp.
BWW Review: THE CRITIC and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUNDBWW Review: THE CRITIC and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
February 29, 2016

Theatre criticism and the relationship to the show's creators gives a lot of food for thought in the Guthrie's combination of two one-act comedies, THE CRITIC and THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with GYPSY's Peter RothsteinBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with GYPSY's Peter Rothstein
February 18, 2016

Peter Rothstein is the super successful director of Theatre Latte Da and their collaborations with Hennepin Theatre Trust. Get to know a little about his vision and process as they open GYPSY at the historic Pantages Theatre.
BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Ryan London LevinBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SILENCE! THE MUSICAL's Ryan London Levin
February 12, 2016

Minneapolis Musical Theatre and its co-founder Steven Meerdink & Bitter Boy Productions united to bring the Twin Cities area premiere of NYC Fringe hit SILENCE! The Musical to Minneapolis' Lab Theater. Ryan London Levin (Buffalo Bill) took time from his on-stage murderous spree to answer 6 Questions & a Plug.
BWW Review: NEWSIES Tour in MinneapolisBWW Review: NEWSIES Tour in Minneapolis
February 12, 2016

Dancing newsboys! Underdogs win! Read all about it! NEWSIES leaps on the Orpheum stage through Feb. 14.


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