BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Minneapolis in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Theater Latté Da and the University of Minnesota Announce SPRING AWAKENING Cast


Theater Latté Da announced today casting for the Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening with book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, and based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Theat... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Children's Theatre Company Presents HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON


Bursting with inspiration and innovative stage magic, Harold and the Purple Crayon, a new theatrical production developed at Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) arrives at Minneapolis' Children's Theatre... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

William Shatner Brings One Man Show to the Orpheum in March


Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT (www.shatnersworld.com) to cities across the U.S. in 2012. Tickets for all cities go on-sal... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Guthrie Theater's HAY FEVER


Television, film and stage actress Harriet Harris (Television: 'Desperate Housewives' and 'Frasier;' Film: Nurse Betty, Memento; Guthrie: The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Broadway: Thor... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre Forever Presents A BUN FOR A DOOR HANDLE, 2/23-3/4


Theatre Forever presents A Bun for A Door Handle Thursday, February 23, 2012 through Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Forage Modern Workshop, 4023 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Stages Theatre Co Sets 2012-13 Season, Begins With DUCK FOR PRESIDENT


The 2012-13 season at Stages Theatre Company (STC) features eight productions for children and young adults, with the selected titles evoking imagination and inspiration.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Kristin Chenoweth Comes to Minneapolis, 6/17; Tickets On Sale 3/9


Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will launch her debut world tour in May. The 19-date North American leg of the tour kicks off May 9th in Seattle and concludes in Chenoweth's hometown of ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Lark Launches New York Jerome Fellowship for Early-Career Playwrights


The Lark Play Development Center announced that it will launch the Jerome New York Fellowship in September 2012 as part of its long-term plan to implement a portfolio of funded programs that create ec... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Children's Theatre Company Presents LIZZIE BRIGHT AND THE BUCKMINSTER BOY, 3/16-4/8


One hundred years ago on the shores of Maine, the African American population of Malaga Island was forced to evacuate their homes under the guise of economic improvement for a nearby, neighboring town... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater Welcomes TIME STANDS STILL Playwright Donald Margulies


The Guthrie Theater, now in previews for the critically acclaimed play Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies, welcomed the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to the final rehearsal and first preview la... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

New Century Theatre Presents STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, 5/31-6/16


Hennepin Theatre Trust presents the new theatrical event Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, running May 31-June 16, 2012 at the New Century Theatre. Showcasing funny, heartfelt "mini works"... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and University of Minnesota - Duluth Announce Educational and Professional Alliance


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) and the University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) will announce the creation of the "The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres and the UMD Department of Theatre Educational and Prof... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

BUZZER, CLYBOURNE PARK, et al. Set for Guthrie Theatre's 2012-13 Season


Following on the April 16, 2012, announcement of the Guthrie's 2012-13 season, Director Joe Dowling today announced dates for productions in the upcoming season in the Dowling Studio, as well as furth... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Bloomington Civic Theatre Opens 2012-2013 Season With 42ND STREET, 8/17-9/16


Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) today announced the tap dancing musical 42nd Street. This Bloomington Civic Theatre (BCT) production will run August 17 - September 16, 2012. 42nd Street will... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre Pro Rata Opens 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS in Plays for Presidents Festival, 6/29


On June 29th, 2012 Theatre Pro Rata will open 44 Plays for 44 Presidentsat Calvary Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN as part of the national Plays for Presidents 2012 Festival.... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Great River Shakespeare Festival Releases REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SHAKESPEARE Spoof


Great River Shakespeare Festival of Winona, Minn., has just released a spoof of TV's 'Real Wives' series with 'The Real Housewives of Shakespeare.' The leading ladies of Shakespeare's plays get togeth... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Guthrie's ROMAN HOLIDAY Rehearsal!


Roman Holiday begins preview performances on June 9, opens June 15 and continues through August 19 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $29 and are now on sa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: ROMAN HOLIDAY Releases New Promo Spot


Roman Holiday is now playing on the McGuire Proscenium Stage at the Guthrie Theater, and we have a new promo spot featured on the video below. Click below to watch!... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Bloomington Civic Theatre Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, 10/19-11/17


Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) has announced Bloomington Civic Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday In The Park With George, running October 19 through November 17, 2012. This ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Minnetonka Theatre Celebrates 10 Years with ALL SHOOK UP!, 7/20-8/4


Minnetonka Theatre is celebrating 10 years under the Artistic Direction of Kent Knutson, director of both the theatre's high school and community branches, with a remount of their fan favorite product... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Guthrie's THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Sunny with a Chance of Drizzle


Overall, the forecast for The Sunshine Boys is clear and breezy. Audiences can expects sunny laughter, clear plotlines and gusts of slapstick. With a chance of a light drizzle (if you're not into hard... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Theater Latté Da Announces 2012-2013 Season: COMPANY, AIDA and More


Theater Latté Da announced today that a season of fourmusicals and the launch of a major new work development program will comprise its 15th Anniversary Season. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

POWER BALLADZ Plays Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 9/28 & 29


For a rockin' hot evening of fun, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) presents a new fall concert offering with POWER BALLADZ playing on The Fireside stage for a limited two-night engagement on Friday, S... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

BYE BYE BIRDIE Comes to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 10/5


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings its audiences a fresh rendition of a musical classic never before seen on the Main Stage with BYE BYE BIRDIE. This all-American musical will light up the stage with p... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Greek Comedy LYSISTRATA Excites Audiences with Bawdy Humor and Political Satire


Kicking off its 61st season, Minneapolis' Theatre in the Round presents the hilariously irreverent and uniquely relevant Greek classic, LYSISTRATA. First performed in 411 B.C., the show's lewd humor i... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

The Guthrie Theater Announces DISCOVER SHAKESPEARE Contest


The Guthrie Theater today announced "Discover Shakespeare," a video contest for ages 14-18 tied into the Guthrie WorldStage presentation of Propeller's production of Twelfth Night running from Februar... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Opening of TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD Marks 50th Year of the Guthrie Theater


Kicking off its 50th season, Minneapolis' own Guthrie Theater debuted Christopher Hampton's, TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD, a dizzyingly dark and absurdist comedy of the lives and work of Bertolt Brecht, Heinr... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Children's Theatre Company Presents Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, 11/6-12/30


This year, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is bringing back the holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This is the story about a mischievous and grumpy Grinch, played by CTC Compa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Guthrie's Christopher Hampton Celebration Presents Openings, Hampton Weekends and Michael Billington Discussion, Oct 2012


The Guthrie Theater has announced that its Celebration of the multifaceted writer Christopher Hampton will intensify in the coming weeks. Building on a strongly positive critical reaction to Tales fro... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Minneapolis Musical Theatre Tickets for SUNSET BOULEVARD AND REEFER MADNESS Go On Sale Friday


Individual tickets for Minneapolis Musical Theatre's (MMT) Reefer Madness and Sunset Boulevard go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5. These productions, featured on MMT's 2013 Season and directed... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Children's Theatre Company Catches 'The Grinch' on Camera


Sightings of a mysterious green figure wearing a Santa suit have been occurring throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, and activity has been traced back to Children's Theatre Company (CTC) and its curre... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Comes to Minneapolis, December 11-16


Catch Me If You Can, the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, makes its Minnesota debut at Hennepin Theatre Trust'... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at History Theatre's CHRISTMAS OF SWING


History Theatre will celebrate the holiday season with the return of The Andrews Sisters - Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne - in Christmas of Swing, a joyful reimagining of a Christmas Eve USO show for sold... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

Katie McMahon's CELTIC CHRISTMAS Comes to The O'Shaughnessy, 12/22


A holiday tradition for the past 10 years, The O'Shaughnessy proudly presents Katie McMahon's Celtic Christmas performing Saturday, December 22nd, at 7:30pm at The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2004 Rando... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

MERCY KILLERS Embarks on Tour for a Cause


Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the fourth of July and his wife Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer his patriotic fee... (read more...)
BWW's Top Minneapolis Theatre Stories of 2012

CTC Production of Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT Continues at Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 12/7-21


Continuing in the tradition of creating original work by Dr. Seuss, CTC presented the U.S. premiere of The National Theatre of Great Britain's adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat in what the S... (read more...)




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