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.


Disney remade 'The Lion King' – and they shouldn't have

Pointless remake reminds us that 1994's "Lion King" is an unimprovable gem.


Three Minnesota stars join forces for a world premiere theatrical comedy

Somebody asked somebody to write a comedy. It opens this weekend at the Jungle.


Kumail Nanjiani enlivens otherwise so-so comedy about ride sharing, 'Stuber'

The Uber-set comedy succeeds when it lets Kumail Nanjiani rip.


Review: 'Midsommar' is so scary you might walk out mid-movie

Horror film is a "Midsommar" nightmare that will either creep you out or drive you out.


Board finds Guthrie Theater engaged in 'unfair labor practices' against former employee

Ex-employee said her evaluations were downgraded after she complained about work conditions.


As drive-ins disappear, young people flock to Lake Elmo's Vali-Hi

The drive-in theater has changed a lot, especially if it's been a while since you drove in.


Based on Duluth murders, 'Glensheen' musical returns to St. Paul for record-breaking run

History Theatre's musical, based on the Duluth murders, has become a fan fave.


Do you finish every book you begin?

Do you continue reading books you don't like? Or do you abandon them to find something better?


Newest Spider-Man movie, 'Far From Home,' takes a romantic comedy turn

Review: The new "Spider-Man" works best when it feels like a modern romantic comedy.


Guthrie produces can't-miss classic musical, 'Guys and Dolls.' It doesn't miss.

Guthrie production finds all the best stuff in the classic musical, and a few new things, to boot.