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.


Rapper Kurtis Blow leads 'Hip Hop Nutcracker' in St. Paul

Kurtis Blow's dancing, rapping and preaching all come together in "Hip Hop Nutcracker" at the Ordway this week.


Minnetonka couple have made marriage – and cake – last for 57 years

A Minnetonka couple have been happily married for 57 years, and they have the original wedding cake to prove it.


New 'Fantastic Beasts' film establishes closer connection to Potterverse

Sequel improves on previous "Fantastic Beasts" but more Dumbledore, please, and thanks.


It'll be a Holly Dolly Christmas in St. Paul as Parton premieres a new holiday musical

Music legend Dolly Parton borrows from Charles Dickens and her childhood for a holiday musical premiering at the Ordway.


A tale of two Scrooges – one male, one female – in Guthrie Theater's 'A Christmas Carol'

Nathaniel Fuller steps back into a signature role while Charity Jones takes an increased one — both as Ebenezer Scrooge.


Viola Davis and a team of 'Widows' pull off an entertaining caper

Bereaved robbers team up in this pulpy caper penned by Gillian Flynn.


What you don't know about seating at Guthrie, Ordway and other top Twin Cities theaters

Think all Twin Cities theater seats are created equal? Think again.


Review: Cirque spectacle brings aerialists, a ladder gymnast and a death-defying singer to Minneapolis

The first act of "Corteo" is jaw-dropping; the second has issues.


Minneapolis theater company tries to get a handle on change with '4 Seasons'

The Moving Company draws on Chekhov, Vivaldi and more to reflect on change.


Minneapolis designer's set is the dazzling star of Guthrie Theater's latest show

Her work has dazzled audiences for years. Now set designer Kate Sutton-Johnson gets a big Guthrie welcome.