2015 Theatre Favorites

We are already almost halfway through January 2016, so why not relive some of my Twin Cities theatre favorites from 2015? It was hard to pick complete favorites. The community is full of so many talented actors, designers, directors, playwrights and musicians which means the options are endless when it comes to seeing shows. But…

The Jungle Book at Children’s Theatre Company

Adapting beloved children’s books for the stage is nothing new for the Children’s Theatre Company. Their adaptations don’t just serve the purpose of entertaining their core audience, children, but also to transport the parents and other adults in the audience back to their childhoods. The latest page to stage offering, The Jungle Book is no…

Akeelah and the Bee at Children’s Theatre Company

Last night Children’s Theatre Company kicked off its 50th Season with Akeelah and the Bee, the first of five world premieres this season. Based on the 2006 movie, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson an 11 year old living on the Southside of Chicago and her unlikely rise to the National…

Huck Finn at Children’s Theatre Company

Grab a raft and take a ride down the mighty Mississippi with Huck Finn and friends in the Children’s Theatre Company’s production of Huck Finn. Directed and adapted for the stage by Greg Banks, Huck Finn is based on Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Lead by CTC Acting Company member and audience…