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NEA Spotlight: Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, MN Photo NEA Spotlight: Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, MN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2020

This month, BroadwayWorld will profile arts organizations selected for NEA funding to let them express, in their own words, what the award means to their organization and how the funding will not only enable them to plan and execute new productions and community programs, but help them recover from financial losses sustained in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Theater Latte Da Launches NEXT UP Lab in Lieu of Season Announcement Photo Theater Latte Da Launches NEXT UP Lab in Lieu of Season Announcement
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

In lieu of a season announcement, Theater Latté Da announces a??NEXT UPa??,an intensive laboratory investing in the future of new musical theater. New work has always been a part of the company's DNA. Over the past eight years the company has further prioritized the support of new musicals and plays with music through its NEXT program: including commissions, workshops, the NEXT Festival, and of course world premieres. It will spend the coming months supporting playwrights, composers and lyricists.

Theater Latté Da Continues New Work Development and Awards $20,000 NEXT Generation C Photo Theater Latté Da Continues New Work Development and Awards $20,000 NEXT Generation Commission
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

Theater Latté Da today announced singer/songwriters Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses, who together form the musical duo, The Kilbanes, and actor/directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody as the recipients of the NEXT Generation Commission, a new opportunity for women artists and artists of color

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal's for Theater Latt√© Da's LA BOH√ąME Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal's for Theater Latt√© Da's LA BOH√ąME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2020

Theater Latt√© Da's LA BOH√ąME will play¬†MAR 11 - APR 26, 2020 at the Ritz Theater. This passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world's most popular opera. Theater Latt√© Da brings Peter Rothstein's innovative, award-winning staging to the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful, La Boh√®me is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss, and a celebration of art in the face of adversity. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Photo Flash: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Celebrates Queen Victoria Photo Photo Flash: Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Celebrates Queen Victoria
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2019

The year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. On May 18 and 19, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will celebrate her in its lively, upcoming concert titled Victoria's Secret: A Life in Music. Audiences will experience some of the greatest musical pieces of the Victorian era as two actors lead them through episodes of the queen's life.

'66: TALKIN' BOUT MY GENERATION Announced At Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Photo '66: TALKIN' BOUT MY GENERATION Announced At Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 30, 2019

Remember the pivotal year 1966 in this rocking throwback concert of music and history. Chronofon reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural fabric, then and now. Brought to you from 'the studios of radio station WDAK,' our four 'radio personalities' bring you news, commentary, advice for the modern woman, a call-in trivia show, and of course lots of music. Songs include 'Summer in the City,' 'Ain't That Peculiar,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'Sounds of Silence,' 'Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag' and many more.

Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh Celebrates Queen Victoria With Music By Strauss, Wagn Photo Mendelssohn Choir Of Pittsburgh Celebrates Queen Victoria With Music By Strauss, Wagner And More
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2019

The year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. On May 18 and 19, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (MCP) will celebrate her in its lively, upcoming concert titled Victoria's Secret: A Life in Music. Audiences will experience some of the greatest musical pieces of the Victorian era as two actors lead them through episodes of the queen's life.

Theater Latté Da Announces Extended Performances Of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Photo Theater Latté Da Announces Extended Performances Of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2019

Theater Latte Da announces extended performances through March 10th for Stephen Sondheim's romantic comedy A Little Night Music. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music features a book by Hugh Wheeler with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein directs the production with Music Director Jason Hansen and choreography by Heidi Spesard-Noble. Performances run now through March 10 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). Single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.

BWW Review: Gorgeous A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Theater Latte Da Photo BWW Review: Gorgeous A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Theater Latte Da
by Karen Bovard - Jan 29, 2019

Theater Latte Da's well-cast production of Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is gorgeous to look at and sweet on the ear. Like many great musicals, it depends on the master narrative of romance, but in Sondheim's hands that narrative gets a wider treatment than usual: not only are some of the lovers well beyond their ingenue years, but the characters are also by turns cynical, nostalgic, randy, anguished, manipulative, ecstatic, and resigned.

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Latte Da's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Latte Da's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2019

Theater Latte Da presents Stephen Sondheim's romantic comedy A Little Night Music. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music features a book by Hugh Wheeler with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein directs the production with Music Director Jason Hansen and choreography by Heidi Spesard-Noble. Performances begin January 23 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). Single tickets and season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Theater Latte Da's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Theater Latte Da's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Julie Musbach - Jan 4, 2019

Rehearsal are underway for Stephen Sondheim's romantic comedy A Little Night Music. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music features a book by Hugh Wheeler with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Theater Latté Da Announces The Cast Of Sondheim's Romantic Masterpiece A LITTLE NIGH Photo Theater Latté Da Announces The Cast Of Sondheim's Romantic Masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Julie Musbach - Nov 26, 2018

Theater Latte Da announces the cast for Stephen Sondheim's romantic comedy A Little Night Music. Winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Little Night Music features a book by Hugh Wheeler with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein directs the production with Music Director Jason Hansen and choreography by Heidi Spesard-Noble.

BWW Review: Chronofon Productions and Open Eye's DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN'S LIFE IN SONG Photo BWW Review: Chronofon Productions and Open Eye's DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN'S LIFE IN SONGS AND LETTERS is a Delightful 90 Minutes of Music, History, and Inspiration
by Jill Schafer - Aug 25, 2018

Leonard Bernstein. I know him mostly as the composer of one of my all-time favorite musical theater scores, WEST SIDE STORY (closing this weekend at the Guthrie), as well as other works ranging from classical to popular. But I never really knew much about the man behind the music or what his life was like. Thanks to Open Eye Figure Theatre and the team from Chronofon Productions (Bradley Greenwald, Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, and Prudence Johnson), I now feel like I have an even greater appreciation for the music as well as the person who created it. DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN'S LIFE IN SONGS AND LETTERS is a well constructed and entertaining deep dive into the life and work of one of the best American composers of the 20th Century.

BWW Review: Faithful and Funny Updated PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Park Square Theatre Photo BWW Review: Faithful and Funny Updated PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Feb 20, 2018

'History is something that we can and should improve upon' sings the modern Major General in an added lyric in this cleverly refreshed production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic. The laugh-out-loud show remains faithful to the original while integrating historical asides and contemporary political memes, all with a knowing wink at the audience, which had a roaring good time on opening night.

Park Square Hits The High Seas With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Photo Park Square Hits The High Seas With THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2018

Park Square continues its 43rd season on the Proscenium Stage with a new adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan's operatic romp The Pirates of Penzance. Inspired by a true story, director Doug Scholz-Carlson has reimagined the perennial favorite that puts the composer themselves smack in the middle of their own farce. The pair's lush score includes some of their most famous songs, including I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General and Poor Wand'ring One. The production stars local favorites Bradley Greenwald* as the Pirate King and Christina Baldwin* as the Major General.

BWW Review: A New Original Musical about Hockey THE ABOMINABLES Debuts at Children's  Photo BWW Review: A New Original Musical about Hockey THE ABOMINABLES Debuts at Children's Theatre Company with Plenty of Minnesota Charm
by Jill Schafer - Sep 20, 2017

A musical about youth hockey with an abominable snowman, er... yeti? It's gotta be Minnesota, and it's gotta be the Children's Theatre Company. It's no surprise that this new original musical is a surefire hit, the only surprise is that it took them so long to come up with the idea. THE ABOMINABLES was developed by The Civilians, a NYC-based theater company, and researched and workshopped right here in Minnesota. This feels like authentic portrayal, if a bit extreme and fantastical. I attended a backstage tour at the Children's Theatre a few weeks ago, which was hugely exciting as things were starting to come together. It's such a thrill to see the final product this opening weekend and to report to you that this is not only a super fun and entertaining new original musical for kids and adults alike, but also one that celebrates the good (and gently mocks the less than good) of our beloved state of Minnesota while telling a heart-warming story about teamwork, friendship, community, and family that, yes, brought tears to my eyes.

Photo Flash: New Shots of Michael Friedman's New Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CT Photo Photo Flash: New Shots of Michael Friedman's New Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) brings to the stage the very first Minnesota hockey musical, The Abominables. Produced in association with New York City's extraordinary theatre company The Civilians, the musical is written and directed by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by the late Michael Friedman and choreography by Joe Chvala. BroadwayWorld has a fresh batch of shots, featuring a first look at Ryan Colbert as 'the Yeti' and more, below!

Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES Finds Its Team at Children's Theatre Company Photo Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES Finds Its Team at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) announces the casting for the premiere of The Abominables, the first Minnesota hockey musical produced in association with The Civilians, written and directed by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and choreography by Joe Chvala. Ryan Bourque (son of Ray Bourque) will serve as Fight and Hockey Choreographer (Ryan is a former Rangers player and current Hershey Bears player).

It's Face-Off Time for First MN Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC Photo It's Face-Off Time for First MN Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) brings to the stage the very first Minnesota hockey musical, The Abominables.

Photo Flash: Body Check! First Look at Michael Friedman's New Hockey Musical THE ABOM Photo Photo Flash: Body Check! First Look at Michael Friedman's New Hockey Musical THE ABOMINABLES at CTC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) brings to the stage the very first Minnesota hockey musical, The Abominables. Produced in association with New York City's extraordinary theatre company The Civilians, the musical is written and directed by Steve Cosson with music and lyrics by the late Michael Friedman and choreography by Joe Chvala. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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