Minneapolis Newsroom

 

Zeppelin Experience Comes to The Ritz Theater Zeppelin Experience Comes to The Ritz Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

PYPE Productions presents Zeppelin Experience, the Led Zeppelin cover band, performing Saturday August 26, 8:00pm at The Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Admission is sliding scale, $20-$40. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006. The Ritz Theater is located at 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN. (more...)
It's Face-Off Time for First MN Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC It's Face-Off Time for First MN Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) brings to the stage the very first Minnesota hockey musical, The Abominables. (more...)
PRN Alumni Foundation to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Paisley Park PRN Alumni Foundation to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

September 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of Paisley Park's inception. The newly formed PRN Alumni Foundation, a non-profit 501c(3) (approval pending) organization whose members are former employees of Paisley Park announces a 3-day weekend celebration in Minneapolis Sept. 7-9, 2017 to commemorate the milestone. (more...)
Tickets on Sale Friday for WAITRESS at the Orpheum This November Tickets on Sale Friday for WAITRESS at the Orpheum This November
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced WAITRESS, the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelley's 2007 motion picture, will play the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Nov. 21-26, 2017. (more...)
Swandive Theatre to Premiere Sam Graber's mONSTER This Fall Swandive Theatre to Premiere Sam Graber's mONSTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Minneapolis

A powerful and timely new play, mONSTER is a disquieting look at the beginning of the web and it's evolution into today's ever present, indispensable yet destructive tool. It questions whether the culture of online hate is a new form of violence or one that has been there, lurking within us all. (more...)
NYC Theater Company Plunges Audiences Into Darkness NYC Theater Company Plunges Audiences Into Darkness
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. (HTL!) is pleased to present the award winning production of DUNGEON as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. DUNGEON tells the story of a young man falling into the unknown to rescue something he holds dear. It is told through movement, sound, flashlights, and without the use of dialogue or stage lighting. Inspired by kabuki, video games, horror movies, and pixar shorts, dungeon builds a world where the darkness speaks louder than the light. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 in Minneapolis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Robert Dorfman in VIA DOLOROSA Opens 8/19 Robert Dorfman in VIA DOLOROSA Opens 8/19
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Minneapolis

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce its upcoming production, Via Dolorosa, kicking off the 23rd season of staging stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. MJTC is led by producing artistic director Barbara Brooks. (more...)
BWW Review: Don't miss the MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL, Continuing through This Weekend!
by Jill Schafer on August 09, 2017 in Minneapolis

We're halfway through the 11-day, 15-venue, 167-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 25 shows, with another 20-some on the schedule for the next five days. Here are a few of my favorites so far. I haven't seen everything on my must-see list yet, so be sure to check that out for more recommendations and tips for Fringe newbies. And you can read all of my Fringe mini-reviews here. There are five days left of Fringe - so get out there and see some shows! Full schedule, venue, and ticketing information can be found on the Fringe's handy dandy website. (more...)
Suspenseful Sci-Fi Thriller THE NETHER to Open at Jungle Theater Suspenseful Sci-Fi Thriller THE NETHER to Open at Jungle Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Minneapolis

Casey Stangl (Fully Committed) returns to the Jungle from Los Angeles to direct Jennifer Haley's award-winning The Nether opening September 16 and on stage through October 15 at the Lyn-Lake neighborhood theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis. A smart and tightly wound drama, The Nether is both serpentine crime story and haunting sci-fi thriller exploring the consequences of living out private dreams in a world of ever-advancing technology. (more...)
The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD MIXTAPE TOUR The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, THE NEIGHBORHOOD MIXTAPE TOUR
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Minneapolis

The Neighborhood Mixed Tape Tour takes the concept of the classic mix tape, which channels feelings and ideas through curated musical playlists, and applies this mode of communication to paint an audio-portrait of Minneapolis neighborhoods' character and characteristics. (more...)
Ultimate Paisley Park Experience Announced Ultimate Paisley Park Experience Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Minneapolis

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced a new and enhanced museum tour, titled the "Ultimate Experience", which will provide visitors with exclusive access to new spaces and exhibit experiences within Paisley Park.  Introduced as an even more immersive way for fans to tour Prince's iconic creative sanctuary located just outside Minneapolis, the Ultimate Experience will be offered for a limited time on Mondays alongside current General Admission and VIP tours, beginning August 14. (more...)
BRAIN CANDY LIVE! Comes to Minneapolis This Fall BRAIN CANDY LIVE! Comes to Minneapolis This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces today the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters," and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel "Vsauce" have added 24 cities to their 2017 tour starting in Providence, RI on November 14.  BRAIN CANDY LIVE! will stop in Minneapolis for one night only at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Minneapolis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Minneapolis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Minneapolis (more...)
Zeppelin Experience to Perform at The Ritz Theater Zeppelin Experience to Perform at The Ritz Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2017 in Minneapolis

PYPE Productions presents Zeppelin Experience, the Led Zeppelin cover band, performing Saturday August 26, 8:00pm at The Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Admission is sliding scale, $20-$40. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006. The Ritz Theater is located at 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN. (more...)
NYC Theater Company Plunges Audiences Into Darkness NYC Theater Company Plunges Audiences Into Darkness
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. (HTL!) is pleased to present the award winning production of DUNGEON as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. DUNGEON tells the story of a young man falling into the unknown to rescue something he holds dear. It is told through movement, sound, flashlights, and without the use of dialogue or stage lighting. Inspired by kabuki, video games, horror movies, and pixar shorts, dungeon builds a world where the darkness speaks louder than the light. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 2017 in Minneapolis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
Stages Theatre Company to Dive Into Theatre for the Very Young with SWIMMY Stages Theatre Company to Dive Into Theatre for the Very Young with SWIMMY
by BWW News Desk on August 04, 2017 in Minneapolis

Stages Theatre Company (STC) is proud to present our newest Theatre for the Very Young production of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. (more...)
A Broadway Favorite, Country Greats & More Headline Reif Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Season A Broadway Favorite, Country Greats & More Headline Reif Performing Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Minneapolis

On the heels of a multi-million dollar renovation, the Reif Performing Arts Center today announced one of its most entertaining season lineups to date. (more...)
The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, THE ISLAND TOUR The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, THE ISLAND TOUR
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Minneapolis

The landscape of Minneapolis is home to many islands, both literal and metaphoric. On a bus tour - which will make an additional excursion onto open water - Common Room will explore some of these islands, and otherwise hear how the idea of an island is shaped by its surroundings. (more...)
Theatre Novi Most Presents DANCING ON THE EDGE Theatre Novi Most Presents DANCING ON THE EDGE
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Minneapolis

Theatre Novi Most returns to the Southern Theater with the world premiere of a new play, Dancing on the Edge, about American modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan and her lover, the Russian poet Sergei Esenin. (more...)
Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4 Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4
by BWW News Desk on August 01, 2017 in Minneapolis

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Musical, as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up - one of the most beloved stories of all time. (more...)
Tickets PJ MASKS LIVE! On Sale on 8/4 at 10 A.M. Tickets PJ MASKS LIVE! On Sale on 8/4 at 10 A.M.
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2017 in Minneapolis

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents are proud to announce that Hennepin Theatre Trust will present PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO, a brand-new, fully immersive musical production, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). (more...)
BWW Review: The New Play NATIVE GARDENS is a Comedy with a Conscience - Funny and Topical BWW Review: The New Play NATIVE GARDENS is a Comedy with a Conscience - Funny and Topical
by Jill Schafer on July 31, 2017 in Minneapolis

'I think comedy is disarming. I mean literally. You let down your armor so you can laugh. And if you laugh, you're taking things in. I want people who disagree to watch this play and be able to laugh at themselves.' Mission accomplished. The new play NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarias (from whom this quote comes), now playing on the Guthrie proscenium stage, accomplishes this and more. Through the lens of neighbors disagreeing about a fence, she exposes our many prejudices, fears, and defenses. Everyone in the audience can recognize themselves and the prejudices they harbor, or the ones they've faced, and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. The two couples in the play are on opposite sides of many issues, but through this dispute they eventually come to realize that despite their differences they both want the same thing - a nice yard to live in and friendly neighbors. (more...)