Circus Abyssinia at Children’s Theatre Company

Circus Abyssinia at Children’s Theatre Company
Have you ever dreamt of running away with the circus? Two brothers in Ethiopia did and that dream came true. Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam taught themselves how to juggle at a young age. From there they juggled under a big top at a Circus in London. But they got their big break when they were cast as jugglers in Tim Burton’s “Dumbo”. The...

Theater Latte Da

Theater Latte Da
Built in 1926 for a mere $45,000, Northeast Minneapolis was presented with the Ritz Theater. For nearly a century, the Sheridan and surrounding neighborhoods enjoyed everything from Polish films, movies, local theater, concerts, and much more as the Ritz Theater became an entertainment hub for local residents. Theater Latté Da purchased the...

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The Ordway

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The Ordway
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" opened on Broadway in 1995. The hit musical features songs you know and love like "Stand by Me" and "Hound Dog".  There's a new production happening at The Ordway from September 10th-22nd, 2019. We talked with the Ordway's Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats about the show and working with legendary choreographer and...

Looney Lutherans

Looney Lutherans
The Looney Lutherans, a.k.a. The Church Basement Ladies, took to the fairgrounds for a little shenanigans. You can catch the Looney Lutherans in their new show, “Youngish at Heart” at the Ames Center Black Box Theater from Septmenter 11th – October 25th, 2019.  Click here for tickets.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia
The musical Mamma Mia, featuring the music of Abba, opened on Broadway in 2001.  You can still catch it at the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters.  The show was just extended through February 22nd!  We get a performance on our stage at the fair.

The 24 Hour Musicals at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

The 24 Hour Musicals at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Over 40 Minnesota artists are coming together to create 4 brand new musicals from scratch in just 24 hours. And you can see the results! The 24 Hour Musicals Executive Director and Minnesota native Mark Armstrong stopped by to tell us how they are pulling this off. And it all goes to support arts education programs for young people too! For...

“Fiddler on the Roof” Performs Live

“Fiddler on the Roof” Performs Live
The classic Tony-award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is done at around 200 high schools every year, but seeing the pros do it make it seem like a different show altogether. The national tour is in town through Sunday, August 4th. Tickets can be purchased here. We got a special performance from the stars of the show of "Matchmaker,...

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde
The movie Legally Blonde was released in 2001, starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods. Legally Blonde the musical made its debut in 2007. You can see this musical at lyric arts in Anoka. The cast stopped by to perform, "Omigod You Guys." For ticket information, click here.

Tappin’ Tuesday: 42nd Street Opens at the Ordway

Tappin’ Tuesday: 42nd Street Opens at the Ordway
Recently TCL reporter Kelli Hanson got to peek behind the curtain, literally, sitting in on a rehearsal for 42nd Street now at the Ordway. She got a once in a lifetime chance to learn a tap routine from Jared Grimes, world-renowned dancer and choreographer for 42nd Street. Kelli takes us inside the lesson! 42nd Street runs at the Ordway July...

Tappin’ Tuesday: 42nd Street Coming to The Ordway

Tappin’ Tuesday: 42nd Street Coming to The Ordway
If you are looking for a feel good show, one that just screams “I was meant to be on stage!”, then you've got to get to The Ordway this summer. On July 23rd, 42nd Street will tap its way into Saint Paul and TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson got to peek behind the curtain so to speak. It's our Tappin’ Tuesday where Kelli got the chance to chat...

Pay Gap Comedy Tour

Pay Gap Comedy Tour
Comedians Shannan Paul, Carolyn Pool and Shanan Custer stopped by to talk about tonight's "Pay Gap Comedy Tour" at the Parkway Theater! For tickets, click here. And be sure to use the code TCL5 when you buy online to save $5 on your ticket!

Matilda the Musical at CTC

Matilda the Musical at CTC
Dreadful, awful, like sucking tyrants! These are just a few of the names Miss Agatha Trunchbull calls children. And if you’ve read Ronald Dahl’s “Matilda”, you can just picture the Head Mistress right now. There’s the book, then the movie, now the musical has come to live on stage at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Twin...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac
If you’ve ever seen Steve Martin and Daryl Hanna’s 1987 hit movie, “Roxanne”, then you know the story focuses on one very prominent thing. His grotesquely large nose! That movie is a modern day version of the hilarious play, “Cyrano de Bergerac.” It’s now on stage at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Twin Cities Live reporter...

“The Hobbit” at Children’s Theatre Company

“The Hobbit” at Children’s Theatre Company
“The Hobbit” made it's been big screen debut back in 2012. It's an adventure story about what happened before “The Lord of the Rings”, featuring Bilbo the hobbit and the many dwarf friends he makes along the way. It's all based on a children's novel published in 1937. But now in its world premiere, the story is taking the stage at...

Cooking with “Mamma Mia!”

"Mamma Mia!" is entertaining audiences at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres through September 28th, 2019. The show features 22 songs from the musical group ABBA and is a toe-tapping delight for anyone who's looking for a fun night out! Two of the stars of the show, Jessica Fredrickson and Aleks Knezevich play a couple on stage and they're married...

“Owl Moon” at Stages Theatre Company

It's no secret Minnesotans are tired of winter. But there's truly something to be said about a dark clear night, the snow crunching under your boots and the moon in all its beauty. If that sounds like we're setting the scene for a storybook, you'd be right. It also sets the scene for a show at Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins. In celebration...

Children’s Theatre Company: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

A few weeks ago Elizabeth took Bernie to see Mr. Popper's Penguins, playing now at Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. She came back raving about it, so Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson wanted to check it out for herself. She asked to get up close to the penguins and what she came back with was, well, an accent! That's because she...