Stage & Arts

Theater world loses vibrant 'light' with death of ex-Twin Cities actor at 34

Samuel Roberson Jr., who performed at Children's Theatre, Illusion and Pillsbury House before moving to Chicago, died Sunday at 34.

Quest for identity drives 'Refugia,' getting its world premiere at Guthrie

Christina Baldwin and Nathan Keepers in the Moving Company's production of "Refugia."

REVIEW: Premiere by Moving Company is a nearly three-hour patchwork with much to say.


New Cirque du Soleil show — all about ice — coming to Target Center

Just days after Ringling Bros. performed its final show, Cirque du Soleil announced its latest high-flying circus production.


'Amy's View' at Park Square is all talk and little drama

Without a high-voltage star, David Hare's wordy, half-baked play is a tough slog at Park Square.


Steve Martin and Martin Short team up in Mpls. as two amigos going for laughs

Review: The actors, comics and pals made for a hilarious evening of shtick and song.


Onstage spotlight: Hip-hop all-stars

Hip-hop all-stars The Cowles Center shines a much-deserved spotlight on local artists working specifically in hip-hop dance. “Mixtape” showcases seven Twin Cities choreographer/ dancers representing…


Beer and bands boost business for artists during Art-a-Whirl

Now in its 22nd year, Art-a-Whirl is an opportunity for Minnesotans to check out fresh local artwork and witness the creative process in action.


Five places to actually find fine art at Art-a-Whirl

Art-a-Whirl isn’t for every art person. Despite the 600-plus artists showing across 50 northeast Minneapolis locations, a lot of it is hit or miss. This…


Charlie Chan gets sharp, cutting treatment in Mu production at Guthrie

REVIEW: Playwright Lloyd Suh's murder mystery about stereotypes opens with gusto at the Guthrie.


Master showman of St. Paul's Ordway Center is bowing out

James Rocco, who staged such musicals as "A Chorus Line" and "West Side Story," will leave in December after 13 years.


She's the artist behind that giant blue chicken coming to Mpls. Sculpture Garden

The Walker opens a show of smaller works by soon-to-be Sculpture Garden star Katharina Fritsch.


Review: 'Red Velvet' looks at the first black actor to play Othello

Walking Shadow stages the regional debut of "Red Velvet," about the first black actor to play Othello.


Royal Comedy Theatre brings authentic stand-up to the Twin Cities suburbs

The tiny venue in Hopkins, one year old this month, is hosting its first comedy festival.


Twin Cities actor blows the whistle on 'unsafe' theater production

New Epic Theater's staging of 'Medea' was to star Guthrie leading lady Michelle O'Neill and Twin Cities leading man Mark Benninghofen.


How immigration became a hot topic for Minnesota arts groups

Minnesota arts groups are inviting stories that dissect U.S. immigration politics and the Syrian refugee crisis.


Review: 'Intimate Apparel' gets a fine as silk staging by Ten Thousand Things

REVIEW: Ten Thousand Things stages an engaging revival of Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel."


Minneapolis staging of 'Red Velvet' reflects an epochal moment in black history

Red Velvet Renowned 19th-century actor Ira Aldridge (1807-67) led a life worthy of a big screen feature. Born in New York, he became famous for…


'Today even our paintings are broken,' says Twin Cities artist Ruben Nusz

Ruben Nusz: B.C. The “B.C.” in the title of this show is ambiguous. In a sense, it harks back to the ancient practice of applying…


Mpls. man raises $2M on Kickstarter to make kinetic art for your living room

Bruce Shapiro's robotic creations have appeared at the White House and on Martha Stewart's TV show.