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.
Leslie Odom, Jr., played to a sold-out crowd at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis with a quintet of his own and the full Minnesota Orchestra, lead by principal conductor
Sarah Hicks, with a pleasing mixture of his Broadway hits and favorites with a healthy dose of Nat King Cole songs.BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with INDECENT's Ben Cherry March 16, 2018
Theater Latte Da's latest production in its 20th season is an intentional choice for director Peter Rothstein. In this 6 Questions & a Plug, learn more about his thoughts on Sondheim, the relevance of the show today and more before you reserve your ticket, but don't delay. Running through March 18, it'll go fast.BWW Review: THE HUMANS at the Orpheum Theatre February 16, 2018
The Guthrie Theater's artistic director, Joseph Haj, recently sat down with this BWW Minneapolis contributing editor and Rohan Preston, Star Tribune theatre critic, for a special Minneapolis Insider podcast. Listen to this fascinating conversation about Minneapolis theatre, the Guthrie's season and more about Haj.BWW Interview: A CHRISTMAS CAROLE PETERSEN's Tod Petersen December 8, 2017
Tod Petersen shares his family's traditions, letters and his personal journey through a holiday that he's at odds with. Find out why in this 6 Questions and a Plug.BWW Review: WATCH ON THE RHINE at the Guthrie October 22, 2017
The teens of old-world stories are much the same as the teens of today, as we learn in this modernized telling of ROMEO and JULIET at the Guthrie Theater. Ryan-James Hatanaka plays the star-crossed lover Romeo and shares some insight into this production and his take on the role in 6 Questions & a Plug.BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with JC Montgomery of ALADDIN September 25, 2017
Rub your lamp and make your three wishes: it's time to get to the Orpheum to see ALADDIN by Oct. 8, and on the way, get to know more about the Sultan, actor JC Montgomery, as he answers 6 questions.BWW Preview: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Latte Da September 12, 2017
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.