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.
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.BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler September 26, 2016
Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30.BWW Interview: SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalante September 23, 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 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 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 Emmerling May 9, 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 Andreev April 1, 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.