BWW Review: Twin Cities Theater Provides Many Great Options for the Halloween Season

BWW Review: Twin Cities Theater Provides Many Great Options for the Halloween Season

Happy Halloween, my #TCTheater friends! If you're looking for a theatrical way to celebrate the spooky holiday, I have a few suggestions for you. All of the below have performances on this Halloweekend, and many on Halloween itself and even continuing into early November. Keep reading to find details, recommendations, and contact info, and then make plans to experience some wonderfully theatrical spooky stories. (Click on the show name for schedule, location, and other info and to purchase tickets.)

Twin Cities Horror Festival at the Southern Theater (through November 5):

You can't talk about Halloween #TCTheater without mentioning the Twin Cities Horror Festival. Now in its 6th year, it's like a mini-Fringe Fest, except all shows are in one location and all are frightful. Not being a horror connoisseur myself, I encourage you to follow my friends at Minnesota Theater Love, who are big fans (click here for their round-up of last year's festival).

Wayward Theatre Company's THE WEIR at Urban Growler Brewing (through November 4):

See Conor McPherson's play about a group of Irish locals drinking in a pub and trading ghost stories, while sitting in a pub drinking. Watching this play is about as close to sitting in a pub in Ireland listening to the locals tell stories as you can get, without actually being there. The play, and this production, capture that uniquely Irish tone of joy and pain, of ancient and new, of the very stuff of life, so bittersweet and grand. Just grand. (Click here to read my full review on Cherry and Spoon.)

Theatre Elision's GHOST QUARTET at North Garden Theater (through October 31):

Theatre Elision brings us GHOST QUARTET by Dave Malloy, the composer/lyricist of NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (which recently closed too soon on Broadway). In their third show as a new company, Theatre Elision brings us their usual small cast and musically beautiful production, but very much in the style of GREAT COMET. Meaning, an intimate in-the-round setting, a fun and playful style, and with audience participation (and vodka!). (Click here to read my full review on Cherry and Spoon.)

Collide Theatrical Dance Company's DRACULA at the Ritz Theater (through November 12):

Collide brings back their popular show from 2016, a new original music/dance adaptation of DRACULA. When I saw it last year, it cast such a spell over me that walking out into the bright spring sunshine was a bit of a shock after spending time with its delicious darkness. With a run time of under 90 minutes including intermission, it's a fun and different form of entertainment that's accessible to theater-, music-, and dance-lovers alike. (Click here to read my full review on Cherry and Spoon.)

HAMLET at Park Square Theatre (through November 11):

Last but not least - HAMLET's sort of the ultimate ghost story, right?! A young prince visited by the ghost of his dead father, who asks him to avenge his murder at the hands of his brother. It doesn't get much spookier than that, and this new production is fresh, modern, youthful, and innovative, featuring a brilliant performance by one of #TCTheater's best young actors Kory LaQuess Pullam. (Click here to read my full review on Cherry and Spoon.)


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