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Illusion Theater to Present Free Outdoor Summer Series at At Lyndale Gardens

Enjoy free outdoor performances at the Amphitheater at Lyndale Gardens in Richfield, Minnesota. See who is performing!
Congo Square Theatre's Digital Offerings THE CLINIC: Season 3, and THE BLACKSiDE: Season 4 Available Now

The Clinic, Congo Square Theatre Company's (Congo Square) popular old-school radio drama, culminates with its third and final season with all episodes now available online.
Review: THE BULL-JEAN STORIES at Pillsbury House + Theatre

What did our critic think of THE BULL-JEAN STORIES at Pillsbury House + Theatre? Pillsbury House + Theatre is thrilled to announce the bull-jean stories, the first show of the 2023 season, performing now through February 5, 2023. Continuing a series of Windham-Campbell prize winner Sharon Bridgforth's work at PH+T, the bull-jean stories stars Ivey award winner and PH+T
Detroit Rep Presents LIFE ON THE MOON

 Detroit Repertory Theatre opens its 66th season with the long-awaited World Premiere of Life on the Moon by Anna Tatelman. The production was originally slated for the 2019-20 season and was canceled due to the pandemic. It's now opening on November 18, 2022, at 8:30 PM and runs until December 18, 2022 - a limited run compared to other Detroit Rep shows.
Congo Square Theatre's Digital Sketch Comedy Series HIT 'EM ON THE BLACKSIDE Season Three Begins This Friday

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation's premier African American theatres, will present the third season of its popular Hit 'Em on the Blackside (HOTB) sketch comedy series.
Ten Artists Selected For Ordway's New Musical Theater Training Fellowship, GreenRoom

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today named 10 artistic fellows to its inaugural GreenRoom musical theater training fellowship created by and for BIPOC artists. The new program - which will operate out of the Ordway's spaces in downtown Saint Paul - received more than 60 applications.
Ordway Center For The Performing Arts Launches GreenRoom, Musical Theater Training Fellowship By And For BIPOC Artists

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today launched GreenRoom, an intensive musical theater training fellowship created by and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists. The six-week program will be led by seven BIPOC artists and run July 7 through Aug. 18. Applications for the 10 open fellowship positions are available now. GreenRoom is made possible by support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Artistry to Stage MEMPHIS at the Schneider Theater

Artistry will welcome audiences back to the Schneider Theater at the Bloomington Center for the Arts with its musical theater production of MEMPHIS, directed by theater artist extraordinaire and Twin Cities favorite Aimee K. Bryant (April 23 - May 15, 2022). Winner of the 2010 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Orchestrations (with music and lyrics by David Bryan, founding member of Bon Jovi), MEMPHIS will blast you out the door! 
The African American Arts Alliance Announces 2021 Black Excellence Awards Honorees

The African American Arts Alliance will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across various artistic disciplines, on December 27, 2021 at 7pm Central. 
Congo Square Theater Announces HIT 'EM ON THE BLACKSIDE Season 2

Congo Square Theatre Company will present the second season of its popular Hit 'Em on the Blackside sketch comedy series. The cast and crew up the ante in season two by bringing back memorable characters from season one for an exciting crossover story that spans 12 new episodes.
Congo Square's Radio Drama THE CLINIC Launches Today

​​​​​​​Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation's premier African American theatres, launches its 2021-2022 season with THE CLINIC, introducing the old-school serial radio drama genre to a new, streaming audience.
Congo Square Theatre Company Announces 2021-22 Season

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theater companies, has announced its 2021-22 season, a robust and dynamic mix of online and in-person programming, running the gamut from laugh-out-loud sketch comedy to an interactive, thought-provoking ‘community ritual’ touring Chicago neighborhoods.  
MJTC's PROMISE OF AMERICA Features Jewish Composers' Greatest Songs

Did you know that it was Jewish composers who wrote some of your favorite songs? Whether it was Take Me Out to the Ball Game or Over the Rainbow, Piano Man or Send in the Clowns, to Da Doo Ron Ron or Hold On, some of the best-known songs ever written were written by Jewish composers. 
Playwrights' Center Announces 37th Annual PlayLabs Festival

For the 37th annual presentation of PlayLabs Festival, the premier new play incubation program, the Playwrights' Center is meeting the changing needs of the moment. Public readings will be presented online and the festival roster has expanded to include four playwrights developing their work.
Park Square Announces New Interactive Online Mystery

As theatres in Minnesota and around the country face an ongoing a?oeintermission,a?? Park Square Theatre continues to create projects that keep audiences and artists connected.
BWW Review: Gorgeous and Grim BERNARDA ALBA at Theater Latte Da

This musical adaptation of Lorca's all-female play is visually arresting, aurally reminiscent of flamenco, and provides a grim dissection of misogynistic oppression within one female-headed household.
VIDEO: The Guthrie Theater Celebrates The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Guthrie Theater presents the perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell and directed by Lauren Keating. A Twin Cities holiday tradition for many, this season marks the Guthrie's 45th production, making it the longest run of A Christmas Carol in regional theater history. 
BWW Review: Park Square Theatre's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes this Weekend but Continues for Students through December

Langston Hughes' poem DREAM DEFFERRED is the source of the title of short-lived but influential playwright Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. She died at the age of 34 just six years after the play opened on Broadway in 1959, but her work still resonates today. The story of a black family's struggle in 1950s Chicago to accomplish their dreams in a world that didn't want to let them can be palpably felt in the context of today's world. It's a great choice, then, for Park Square Theatre's 2016-2017 season and for their student matinee program, which serves over 30,000 students every year. And it's an incredibly moving production that brings out all the richness of Hansberry's writing. The fantastic local cast and the intimacy of the Andy Boss thrust stage making you feel as if you're in the Younger living room with them, experiencing this devastating, life-changing, and hope-inspiring event.
Park Square to Produce Lorraine Hansberry's Classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Park Square continues its 42nd season on the Andy Boss Thrust Stage with Lorraine Hansberry's classic and timely A Raisin in the Sun. This fiercely moving portrait of a family living and dreaming on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. The Washington Post hails it as "one of a handful of great American plays - it belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Glass Menagerie."
McKnight Theater Artist Fellows to Debut Works in Progress, 6/28

2015-16 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Aimee K. Bryant and James A. Williams will present selections from theatrical works in progress on June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Theater. Advance reservations for this free event are strongly recommended and can be made at pwcenter.org, info@pwcenter.org or 612-332-7481. The Southern Theater is located at 1420 South Washington Avenue in Minneapolis.

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