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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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Jen Burleigh-BentzBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Jen Burleigh-Bentz
Posted: Apr. 9, 2018


BWW Review: Leslie Odom Jr. with Minnesota OrchestraBWW Review: Leslie Odom Jr. with Minnesota Orchestra
Posted: Mar. 26, 2018


BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Stars, Understudies and Lessons From Three ViewingsBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Stars, Understudies and Lessons From Three Viewings
Posted: Apr. 8, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim LichtscheidlBWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim Lichtscheidl
Posted: Jun. 27, 2017


BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with IN THE HEIGHTS' Justin Gregory LopezBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with IN THE HEIGHTS' Justin Gregory Lopez
Posted: Sep. 8, 2017


BWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Producer Kevin McCollum of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Posted: Jul. 13, 2017


BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin SchwabBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
Posted: May. 13, 2017


BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Jen Burleigh-BentzBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Jen Burleigh-Bentz
April 9, 2018

Jen Burleigh-Bentz has a lot of enthusiasm for her recent experience working north of the cities -- way north. Her recent gig as The Duluth Playhouse and her work on MAMMA MIA! are the topics of the day in this 6 Questions & a Plug.

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Stars, Understudies and Lessons From Three ViewingsBWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Stars, Understudies and Lessons From Three Viewings
April 8, 2018

No matter who plays the lead, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is worth seeing (multiple times).

BWW Review: Leslie Odom Jr. with Minnesota OrchestraBWW Review: Leslie Odom Jr. with Minnesota Orchestra
March 26, 2018

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 CherryBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with INDECENT's Ben Cherry
March 16, 2018

Actor Ben Cherry provides his deep appreciation for this play with music that's reminiscent of his character Lemml's feelings for the play within the play. Read on and see this show before it closes March 24.

BWW Interview: Minneapolis' Huxley Westemeier Joining Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCKBWW Interview: Minneapolis' Huxley Westemeier Joining Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK
March 8, 2018

Meet Minneapolis' newest Broadway actor, 10-year-old Huxley Westemeier, who is going on the national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK in 6 Questons & a Plug.

BWW Interview: ASSASSINS director Peter Rothstein takes aim with Latte Da's latest productionBWW Interview: ASSASSINS director Peter Rothstein takes aim with Latte Da's latest production
February 22, 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 TheatreBWW Review: THE HUMANS at the Orpheum Theatre
February 16, 2018

THE HUMANS plays at Minneapolis' Orpheum through Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. This Tony Award-winning show about a family gathering for Thanksgiving dinner in modern-day New York City provides a lot of food for thought.

BWW Interview: Minneapolis Insider podcast with Guthrie's Joseph Haj and Star Tribune's Rohan PrestonBWW Interview: Minneapolis Insider podcast with Guthrie's Joseph Haj and Star Tribune's Rohan Preston
December 30, 2017

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 PetersenBWW 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 GuthrieBWW Review: WATCH ON THE RHINE at the Guthrie
October 22, 2017

The Guthrie Theater's WATCH ON THE RHINE is a timely historical reminder and an excellent production of Lillian Hellman's 1941 drama.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with ROMEO & JULIET'S Ryan-James HatanakaBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with ROMEO & JULIET'S Ryan-James Hatanaka
October 8, 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 ALADDINBWW 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 DaBWW Preview: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Latte Da
September 12, 2017

Watch parts 1 and 2 teaser videos and then get your tickets reserved for the sure-to-be-a-hit MAN OF LA MANCHA at Theater Latte Da.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with IN THE HEIGHTS' Justin Gregory LopezBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with IN THE HEIGHTS' Justin Gregory Lopez
September 8, 2017

In his second stop at St. Paul's Ordway Center, Justin Gregory Lopez plays Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS and in this interview, gives us fans a fun story about his early association with Lin-Manuel Miranda, his candid thoughts on living in Manhattan and respect for TC theatre.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's James RoccoBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's James Rocco
July 28, 2017

Always a fun conversationalist, director and choreographer James Rocco shares some thoughts about this work on the Ordway's summer hit, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Mark HartmanBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE's Mark Hartman
July 25, 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 MUSICALBWW 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 LichtscheidlBWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim Lichtscheidl
June 27, 2017

Learning more about an actor who you've seen a lot in a show you've never seen before can be a lot of fun. Local actor Jim Lichtscheidl answers 6 Questions and a Plug, and is going places but won't be going anywhere.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai BensonBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai Benson
June 16, 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 HeartBWW 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.



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