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.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE paints beautiful pictures on stage with direction by Joseph Haj, but this is a summer musical, so let's get to know the man behind the sounds, music director Mark Hartman, in this 6 Questions & a Plug.BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL July 13, 2017
Kevin McCollum produced some of Broadway's biggest shows, including MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing now in Minneapolis. Read along with my engaging conversation with him and learn some tidbits about an upcoming project and what drives his storytelling.BWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim Lichtscheidl June 27, 2017
Three charming and talented young men are all vying for the same beautiful girl... and none of them know it. Learn more about one of those men, Etai Benson plays Adam in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Ordway Center in Saint Paul through Sunday, June 18.BWW Review: RENT Keeps Finding Ways to Get to Your Heart June 10, 2017
Jonathan Larson's RENT 20th Anniversary Tour made its way back to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis this week. This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical could have come across as dated or unimportant with 20 years (actually 21) behind it, but lucky for me and the full houses who purchased tickets to the Minneapolis run, that was not the case.BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab May 13, 2017
Charles Dickens' great-great grandson plays him in this semi-fictionalized tale about the real-life children's book he wrote for his own children about the life of Jesus Christ. Jeffrey Hatcher renowned Minneapolis playwright, wrote and directed this remount of the original 2015 production.BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with KING LEAR's Sun Mee Chomet March 9, 2017
We've heard a lot about KING LEAR's two lead actors but now it's time for the women -- at least one of them. Sun Mee Chomet takes on Regan in this production at the Guthrie Theater and relishes her character's evil ways.BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth with Minnesota Orchestra March 6, 2017
Kristin Chenoweth's love affair with the city of Minneapolis was returned to her as audience members enjoyed every moment of her first performance with the Minnesota Orchestra on March 4. The award-winning actress and singer wowed the full house crowd with her stories and classic songs.BWW Review: KING & I was a Double Delight March 6, 2017
The Ordway brings an innovative rock musical to the Saint Paul stage in it's first national tour: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Performances run Feb. 14-19, 2017.BWW Review: The good, the bad, THE BODYGUARD January 14, 2017
Get to know a little about Helen Anker, who plays Queen Guenevere in the Chanhassen's latest production of CAMELOT, warming hearts with the legendary story by Lerner & Loewe.BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Kate Shindle December 18, 2016
Dreaming of a white Christmas? You're getting that triple-fold this weekend as Minnesota gives us a white blanket and the Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS also brings some snow inside the theatre. You're also getting a new face on the Ordway stage as Jenny Piersol plays Judy Haynes in this holiday classic. Get to know Piersol in this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug.BWW Interview: THE LION IN WINTER's Michael Hanna December 6, 2016
Michael Hanna plays middle son Geoffrey in James Goldman's tale of a king and his family on the eve of Christmas that's a complete change from the happy holiday show across the building. THE LION IN WINTER plays through Dec. 31.BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME December 1, 2016
Fast paced, talkative and energy draining, this multi-Tony-winning play is worth studying before you go. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME plays the Orpheum through Dec. 4.BWW Interview: CABARET's Andrea Goss October 10, 2016
BWW Interview with Andrea Goss, the lead of Roundabout Theatre's national tour of CABARET, says this production brings a real understanding and grittiness to the experience of Berlin in early 1930s Germany that still resonates with today's world.BWW Interview: Theater Latte Da RAGTIME's David L. Murray, Jr. September 28, 2016
Conflicts due to race, immigration and gender... you would think this turn-of-the-century story would seem like ancient history but instead it feels fresh and relevant as today's headlines. RAGTIME plays through Oct. 23 at Theater Latte Da and stars a new local actor, David L. Murray, Jr., whom we get to know in 6 Questions & a Plug.