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Rohan Preston covers theater for the Star Tribune.

Preston spent his childhood in Jamaica and adolescence in New York before earning an English degree at Yale. He has served on the Pulitzer Prize jury for drama. He has been a Star Tribune theater critic since 1998.


You'll get a sugar high from musical 'Elf' at St. Paul's Ordway

The holiday musical is even more amped up in its return engagement at the Ordway.


Guthrie staffer works to make the theater accessible to every body

Meet the Guthrie Theater staffer who works tirelessly to make shows available to all.


Theater Mu fires artistic director following complaints about his conduct

A board investigation found artistic director Randy Reyes did not meet the theater's "high standards."


In a time of unrest, Penumbra's 'Black Nativity' hits home with its quest for refuge

Songs like "No Room at the Inn" take on a special resonance in Penumbra's emotion-packed holiday show.


'West Side Story' propels Guthrie to record-setting year

Despite turnover in top positions, the theater had its highest-grossing season.


Intermedia Arts sells its Minneapolis home for $3.5 million

A technology firm will move in after a deal that wiped out Intermedia's debts, leaving it with $1 million-plus.


Sounds of Blackness singer learns guitar for role as 'Beyoncé of her time'

Jamecia Bennett summons the spirit of gospel/rock godmother Rosetta Tharpe in a new show.


BNW's 'Angels We Have Heard Are High' satirizes stress of the season

Brave New Workshop's sketch comedy revue satirizes the stress of the season.


Black playwrights command the stage in thrilling festival at Mixed Blood

Festival at Mixed Blood offers a trio of hyper-contemporary plays by black men.


'Grinch' has grown as Children's Theatre raises the fun quotient

With new elements in dance and music, Children's Theatre Company's 2018 version is more fun, and also provides the warmth and reassurance of a good holiday show.