Theater Offerings Around Town

Theater Offerings Around Town
COVID-19 and stay-at-home guidelines have affected all walks of life, including theaters. The Twin Cities has a vibrant theater scene but, as with all other large gatherings, performances in front of audiences have been put on hold. But that hasn't stopped artists from creating new types of performances for you to enjoy! TCL Executive...

Stages Theatre Company Continues Spreading Joy

Stages Theatre Company Continues Spreading Joy
Stages Theare Company and Alive & Kickin developed an intergenerational performance called, Peace 4 the Ages.  It was a way of connecting two generations by discussing the topic of “peace” and how perspectives change over the course of a lifetime. While the performance was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the young and old...

Children’s Theatre Company’s Online Programs

Children’s Theatre Company’s Online Programs
Performers, actors, and entertainers all over the world have had to cancel performances in the past couple of week.  Autumn Ness, a company actor of Children’s Theatre Company joins us to explain how they are still reaching their audiences virtually. Their online programs including “Mindfullness Mondays”, “Write On! Wednesdays”,...

A Performance from “My Fair Lady”

A Performance from “My Fair Lady”
Shereen Ahmed stars as "Eliza Doolittle" in the touring production of My Fair Lady - she stopped by the TCL studio along with the show's musical director John Bell to perform one of the biggest numbers in the show! My Fair Lady is at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday, March 8th, 2020. For ticket information, click here.

Shapeshift

Shapeshift
The Minneapolis-based storytelling dance company called Shapeshift performs for the first time in four years in the twin cities this weekend. These accomplished dancers, combine hip-hop moves and other styles to merge dance and theater into one.  our cameras went behind the scenes during one of their practices as they prepare for their...

Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds
On February 6th the Jamaican Singer, Bob Marley, would have celebrated his 75th birthday.  Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is celebrating with their new production of Three Little Birds.  Twin Cities Live reporter, Kelli Hanson learns the art of spreading her wings on stage. Three Little Birds runs through Sunday, March 1st. ...

TCL Pop-Up: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

TCL Pop-Up: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
It's called one of the Twin Cities most luxurious movie theaters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Woodbury has 9-screens and its menu puts that bag of oily popcorn and box of candy to shame. As Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson found out, it’s way more than that. And this theater is striving to bring back the experience of going to the...

Author and Comedian Lorna Landvik

Author and Comedian Lorna Landvik
East Grand Forks native Lorna Landvik is the author of 12 books and does an annual one woman show called "Party in the Rec Room" at the Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. Lorna chats with Steve and Elizabeth about how she overcomes the fear of doing an entire show by herself. "Party in the Rec Room" runs Friday and Saturday nights through...

Nutcracker Fantasy

Nutcracker Fantasy
For 55 years, more than 150 dancers, artists and production professionals collaborate every year to create a magical and  beloved local holiday tradition. TCL photographer Drew Schingen takes us to Minnesota Dance Theatre for a rehearsal of Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy. The show is playing at the State Theater Dec. 20th -23rd.  Click...

Cinderella at Children’s Theatre Company

Cinderella at Children’s Theatre Company
This holiday season Children's Theatre Company will make your wishes come true with the performance of Cinderella. It includes holiday carols, popular songs and funny references to pop culture. The stars of the show, Rajané Katurah and Dwight Leslie stopped by to talk more about it. The show runs now – January 5, 2020. For more details,...

All Is Calm

All Is Calm
“ALL IS CALM” recalls an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers met in “No Man’s Land” and laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying the dead.  Due to its popularity, “ALL IS CALM” was performed Off-broadway in New York last...

SIX The Musical

SIX The Musical
The musical phenomenon of SIX is coming to the Ordway stage in St. Paul on November 29th.  The musical is a modern retelling of the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. It's presented as a pop concert and is making its last stop before heading to Broadway. Some of the stars of the show, Andrea Macasaet and Anna Uzele stopped by to talk more...

Piff the Magic Dragon

Piff the Magic Dragon
America’s Got Talent made Piff the Magic Dragon known to many.  Now, he’s got a residency in Las Vegas!  Piff the Magic Dragon has been named one of the 10 Comics to Watch in 2019 by Variety.  You can see him on The Lucky Dragon Tour at the Fitzgerald Theater.  Click here for tickets and more information.

Guthrie Costume Rentals

Guthrie Costume Rentals
The Guthrie Theater does not skimp when putting on their productions – including the costumes they wear.  In fact, they have a 15,000 square foot warehouse full of more than 70,000 costume pieces. The best part is that you can rent these costumes for your upcoming Halloween party! The typical costume rental for 4-days ranges from $125 -...

Stages Theatre Company Welcomes Two Fall Shows

Stages Theatre Company Welcomes Two Fall Shows
Halloween is known for being super spooky with goblins and ghouls. But at Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins you'll find a singing square pumpkin and also a giant peach. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us behind the scenes of their fall shows, James & and the Giant Peach and Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Spookley the Square...

Skylark Opera

Skylark Opera
When you think of opera, songs in a foreign language, old, stuffy are some things that might come to mind.  Skylark Opera Theater has a new show called, “The Most Happy Fella” that puts a modern twist to operas.