Chris Hewitt | Star Tribune
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.


Review: Minneapolis returns fondly remembered musical, 'Cradle Will Rock'

Big Business rules in an 80-year-old musical that doesn't feel that old.


Julianne Moore is a knockout lead in 'Gloria Bell'

Star's gripping performance carries this drama about a lonely woman.


Inspired by Minnesota beauty queen, Jungle Theater's 'School Girls' questions colorism

A Minnesota beauty queen inspired Jocelyn Bioh's play about discrimination according to skin tone.


Sports-obsessed director takes swing at 1919 World Series scandal with Minnesota Opera premiere

Writer and director Eric Simonson sees an "uplifting tragedy" in the 1919 World Series scandal.


Old Log Theatre channels Rosemary Clooney with nostalgic jukebox musical

Old Log Theatre channels a 20th-century legend with a clumsy but tuneful jukebox musical.


REVIEW: 'In Miniature,' by Simon Garfield

NONFICTION: Simon Garfield turns his attention to miniatures — like those tiny Eames chairs — and the results leave you wanting more.


'Captain Marvel' is the humane superhero we need right now

REVIEW: Dandy epic reveals Captain Marvel's real superpower is her humanity.


Guthrie Theater's 2019-20 season travels from Southern 'Steel Magnolias' to British 'Emma'

There's lots of romance and comedy on tap for theater's 2019-20 season.


Isabelle Huppert gets a meaty role in matriarchal thriller 'Greta'

Review: Isabelle Huppert shines as this thriller's villain.


Ordway to kick off musical-packed 2019-20 season with 'Smokey Joe's Cafe'

The 2019-20 lineup also includes three shows new to the Twin Cities.