Critic | Theater

Theater critic Chris Hewitt previously worked at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, where he covered movies and then theater. Also, he occasionally gets to write book reviews.

Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.


Minneapolis musical 'All Is Calm,' ready for prime time, is being recorded for PBS

It began in a Minneapolis church. Next year, it will reach millions.


Two plays opening this week add to the legend of Minnesota's own, Judy Garland

Judy Garland is everywhere, including four versions of her at St. Paul's History Theatre.


Review: 'Sandworm,' by Andy Greenberg

NONFICTION: Andy Greenberg's book insists the U.S. is one computer virus away from infrastructure meltdown.


9 best movie staircase scenes that aren't from 'Parasite' or 'Joker'

Going all the way back to the silent era, movies have loved to step it up.


CIA torture tactics at the center of new thriller starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening

Scott Z. Burns gives his CIA drama the feel of a '70s thriller.


Spanx of a bygone era: Behold the power of the binding undergarment

The many corsets on Twin Cities stages signify many different things.


Children's Theatre Company's modern take on 'Cinderella' has pop hits, holiday carols, a nod to Lizzo

She goes to a ball, and you should be prepared to have one at Children's Theatre Company.


Golden Valley native wrote two current thrillers, with a 007 movie on the way

Golden Valley native Scott Burns wrote "The Report" and "The Laundromat."


'The Shining' sequel 'Dr. Sleep': Precisely two-thirds of it is good

Starring Ewan McGregor, the film works, to a point.


Mixed Blood's 'Song of Summer' comedy feels more like autumn

Some songs of summer endure beyond their appointed seasons (such as Drake’s “One Dance”), while others are tired before the leaves fall (Black Eyed Peas’…