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BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS Wins at First Stage Photo BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS Wins at First Stage
by Kelsey Lawler - Mar 9, 2020

Take the little ones to see this show for the laughs, the silliness, and the kind of theater for which we only have the kids to thank. Without their willingness for turning the ordinary into something wildly imaginative, plays like 'The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors' would likely remain just picture books.

Photo Flash: LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS Opens Tonight at First Stage Photo Photo Flash: LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS Opens Tonight at First Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2020

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a family- friendly, fun world premiere musical, comes to First Stage tonight! 

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, A Fun, Family-Friendly World Premiere Is Coming  Photo THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, A Fun, Family-Friendly World Premiere Is Coming To Milwaukee's First Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, a family-friendly, fun world premiere musical, comes to First Stage this March. Based on the bestselling book by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Adam Rex, First Stage Playwright in Residence John Maclay wrote the book and lyrics with Eric Nordin, also doing music and lyrics. First Stage favorite Kelly Doherty, (outstanding as Miss Trunchbull in last season's hit MATILDA The Musical), will be making her First Stage directing debut with this production.

ANNIE Comes to Casa Manana Photo ANNIE Comes to Casa Manana
by Julie Musbach - Oct 14, 2019

Casa Ma√Īana continues its 2019-20, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with Annie, November 2-10, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

TUCK EVERLASTING Opens Children's Theatre Season in October Photo TUCK EVERLASTING Opens Children's Theatre Season in October
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

Happy State Bank and Casa Ma√Īana Children's Theatre presents Tuck Everlasting, October 4-20, sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac. Tickets are on sale now.

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie Photo VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

VIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc Koeck Photo VIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc Koeck
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with FIVE POINTS stars Ben Bakken and Lamar Jeffe Photo BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with FIVE POINTS stars Ben Bakken and Lamar Jefferson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 24, 2018

Dueling dancers played by Lamar Jefferson and Ben Bakken did the first-ever duel 6 Questions & a Plug to dish on being part of Theater Latte Da's world premiere musical in Northeast Minneapolis.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Theater Latte Da's FIVE POINTS Photo VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Theater Latte Da's FIVE POINTS
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld is going inside Theater Latte Da's world premiere musical FIVE POINTS. Check out the cast in action in the video below!

Theater Latté Da Extends Performances Of FIVE POINTS Photo Theater Latté Da Extends Performances Of FIVE POINTS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 12, 2018

Theater Latte Da announces extended performances of the rousing, world premiere musical FIVE POINTS thru May 13. This latest and most ambitious musical world premiere to date brings together the talents of a dynamic creative team. The score is the work of Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar, a New York-based songwriting team with significant Broadway credits. The book is written by the prolific Twin Cities-based playwright Harrison David Rivers, who has penned three world premieres this season including FIVE POINTS, as well as productions at the History Theatre and Penumbra Theatre. Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein directs the production with Resident Music Director Denise Prosek. Performances run now thru May 13 at the Ritz Theater (345 13th Avenue NE in Minneapolis). Single tickets go are on sale now and can be purchased at Latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.

Video: Get A First Look At The World Premiere Musical FIVE POINTS Photo Video: Get A First Look At The World Premiere Musical FIVE POINTS
by Alan Henry - Apr 11, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Theater Latte Da's Broadway-aimed world premiere musical FIVE POINTS. Check out the cast in action in the photos below!

Exclusive: Get A First Look At The World Premiere Musical FIVE POINTS Photo Exclusive: Get A First Look At The World Premiere Musical FIVE POINTS
by Alan Henry - Apr 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Theater Latte Da's Broadway-aimed world premiere musical FIVE POINTS. Check out the cast in action in the photos below!

BWW Review: The Guthrie Theater's Production of the New Play WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT is Funny, Innovative, Relevant, and Shocking
by Jill Schafer - Feb 28, 2017

The ending of WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT, now playing in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio, is unlike anything I've ever seen in theater. It left me shocked, confused, and a little traumatized, but mostly it left me incredibly moved. It's such a powerful and important piece, forcing us to look at the long-lasting effects of colonialism around the world, its parallels with slavery in America, and how difficult it is to talk about racism. But even though the show leaves on a heavy and intense note, it's also really funny and innovative and theater-y too. It fools you into thinking it's a fun look at actors in rehearsal and then sneaks in some serious issues that soon become almost more than one can bear. Fortunately the Guthrie's Level Nine initiative includes what they call Community Engagement Activities, which often means a post-show discussion with the cast or creative team or experts on the subject. Take advantage of this - it's a wonderful opportunity to decompress and process what you've just seen, and begin a conversation.

BWW Review: Skylight's Endearing VIOLET Shatters Visions between the Miraculous and Mundane
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 6, 2016

For the 2016-2017 no 'shrinking violet' opening of the Cabot Theatre Stage, Skylight Music Theatre presents the 1997 award-winning musical, Violet. Set in the mid 1960's, the Broadway Theatre Center production relates to a young woman's journey when her father accidentally disfigured her face and left a traumatic facial scar amid the burgeoning civil rights movement and beginnings of the Vietnam war. When Violet travels from North Carolina to Oklahoma carrying her dream and hope that a faith healer will remove the scar, the young Southern woman encounters various people on her Greyhound bus ride to remind the audience life's miracles arise in multiple forms when the heart opens the eyes and mind and removes the mundane from the material world.

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by Nora Dominick - Aug 19, 2016

BWW Review: 'Fantasmaterrific' ROALD DAHL'S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Opens 29th First Stage Season
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 19, 2015

What does somenone do when his or her world is turned upside down and there's no where to go? James Henry, the litlte boy in author Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach discovers this dilemma after a terrible accident places him alone in an orphanage. That is, until his two aunts Spiker and Sponge, his only living family, take him into their home, which he hopes will be the family he longs for..So begins First Stage's  29th season with the Theater for Young Audiences premiere of the new musical sharing the identical name: Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.

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