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…

The Amish Project at the Guthrie Theater

On October 2, 2006 gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV, the local milkman, entered the one-room school house in the Amish community of West Nickel Mines, PA ordering the teacher and boys to leave before taking 10 girls hostage. As emergency responders closed in Roberts began shooting the victims before turning the gun on himself. When…

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…

7th House Theater’s The Great Work

Writing an original musical is hard. Writing one with a powerful and relevant story is even harder. But Grant Sorenson and David Darrow have created one of the best new works I’ve seen in years with The Great Work. Playing in the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio through January 3, The Great Work is a story…

A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater

  For 41 years, thousands have made the Guthrie Theater’s annual production of A Christmas Carol part of their holiday traditions. The classic Dickens’ tale of redemption is the perfect story to remind all of us we have so much to be thankful for as the year comes to a close. Under the direction of Joe Chvala…

The Cocoanuts at the Guthrie Theater

If you’re looking for a fast paced show with countless opportunities for laughs, look no further than The Cocoanuts at the Guthrie Theater. This Marx Brothers’ comedy musical from 1925 is set against the 1920s Florida land boom. Mr. Hammer aka Groucho (Mark Bedard) is the proprietor of the Cocoanuts Hotel, a land impresario, and general…

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Guthrie Theater

Every year millions of high school students are assigned to read To Kill a Mockingbird in their English class. Many will begrudgingly read it, while others will look past the forced reading assignment and fall in love with this book. I fall under the latter category. It’s been a while since I read Harper Lee’s…