Bars and Measures at Jungle Theater

In the Jungle Theater’s latest offering, Bars and Measures, two brothers find themselves on the opposite side of music world and the law. Bilal (Ansa Akyea) loves listening to, playing and writing jazz music. For years he has tried to convince his brother, Eric (Darius Dotch) to leave the world of classical music behind and…

Paint Your Wagon at the Ordway

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts kicked off their 31st season on Wednesday, with the opening of Lerner & Lowe’s Paint Your Wagon. The musical about leaving your life behind to head west in hopes of striking it rich with gold is being presented in collaboration with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Billed as a…

Disgraced at the Guthrie Theater

America has always been a melting pot. A country not only founded by people who left their homeland in search of a better life, but also a place where people continue to flock to for the same reason.  We are unified in that our journey to America was in search of a better life than…

Interview with Paint Your Wagon’s Jared Michael Brown

In August, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is staging Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. The production is being done in collaboration with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and features a new book by Jon Marans which delves deeper into the circumstances these men and women experienced while heading west in search of gold.…

Glensheen at the History Theatre

When the murder weapon is a silk pillowcase and candlestick, you would think the murders took place during a game of Clue. Unfortunately, these murders are real and have been the fascination of Minnesotans for decades. When heiress Elizabeth Congdon and her nurse Velma were murdered on June 27, 1977, it appeared to be a…

Disney’s The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre

On July 8, 1997, Disney’s The Lion King debuted as a stage musical at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre before bowing on Broadway. Now, the musical is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history and is the highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having grossed more than $1 billion. After 19 years and several international productions and…