Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Review: AIRNESS at Park Square Theatre

This production runs now through June 5th

Review: AIRNESS at Park Square Theatre Where do rock fanatics go to express their inner shred genius? Dingy bars and cramped stages all across the nation vying for a place at the National Air Guitar Championship! Following them on their quest to achieve 'airness' on the long road to qualification, this righteous and smile-inducing comedy shows how community is forged in unexpected places.

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic rock nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form meets the eye. Just remember, everything you need to rock is already inside you!

Review: AIRNESS at Park Square Theatre This show is so much fun! I had no idea that air guitar competitions were a real thing. It was neat to see that in the program they had the official rules. OFFICIAL RULES OF COMPETITION US Air Guitar obeys the RULES set forth by the Air Guitar World Championships: • Each performance is played to 1 minute (60 sec.) of a song • The 60 seconds can start anywhere in the song • The instrument must be invisible & be a guitar • A competitor does not have to live in a city to compete in a qualifier held there Learn more about US Air Guitar and the 2022 Championships at

Review: AIRNESS at Park Square Theatre

The set was really neat inside the theatre. The vibe it gave was kind of a dive bar and then there projections on the screens to show different settings and places. Guitar hero also played between set changes, which I thought was clever.

I enjoyed hearing good classic rock music hits that most of us grew up with. I could tell the audience was feeling it and if they could've, would've stood up and danced and sang along to the hits.

The actors were all so talented and committed to their parts. I liked how different the characters were yet they all bonded together well and had good chemistry with their relationships. The script was comedic and I found myself laughing a lot. The creative team did an excellent job with the set, costumes, and sounds.

Review: AIRNESS at Park Square Theatre

I would recommend seeing Airness for anyone who enjoys theatre, guitars, and rock!

Photos by Dan Norman Photography

MacGyver Contest

Related Articles View More Minneapolis / St. Paul Stories

From This Author - Jared Fessler

Jared [He/Him] is originally from Iowa but currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up doing theatre and studied theatre and musical theatre in college. He works in workforce development and... (read more about this author)

Interview: Reed Sigmund of SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Zephyr Theatre
July 5, 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock brings a full scale broadway-style musical to the banks of the St. Croix River! A star-studded cast rocks out under the summer stars. Sparkling cocktails, dramatic lights, and fabulous music.

Interview: Anne Wieben of DIE LUSTIGE WITWE, 'THE MERRY WIDOW' at Opera On The Lake
July 5, 2022

Opera on the Lake is thrilled to be bringing Franz Lehar's operetta masterpiece to life at the Como Lakeside Pavilion on July 26, 27, and 29, 2022!

Interview: Patrick Scully of PRIDE 2022 - LIVE at Patricks Cabaret And Hennepin Theatre Trust
July 5, 2022

In conjunction with The Hennepin Theatre Trust's LGBTQIA+ Exhibit, Patrick's Cabaret will present Pride 2022 - LIVE! a very special Cabaret in their 3rd Floor performance space, the 'Studio 900', on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Expect an amazing evening of performance, media, cocktails (including non-alcoholic) and a lot of not to be missed! The cabaret will feature works by: Apocalypse Theatre, Lori Dokken, Kohl Miner, Ann Marsden, Chris Stark, Venus DeMars, and Patrick Scully - mc.

Review: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Classical Actors Ensemble
July 3, 2022

What did our critic think of LOVE'S, LABOR'S, LOST at Classical Actors Ensamble?

Review: CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Theater Mu
July 1, 2022

What did our critic think of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Theater Mu? This production was at the Jungle Theater as it was in co-production with Theater Mu. It was my first time at the Jungle Theater and the space was a great fit for this production. As an Asian-American, I always apprieacte that art that Theater Mu produces and think everytime I see a production through Theater Mu, how lucky am I that I live in a city where we have the second largest Asian-American Theater in the nation?!