Month: November 2017

Review of A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater, 2017

Quote of the Day: “A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie is far and away the best play I’ve ever seen,” my boy Charlie (age 17) on our drive home after watching A Christmas Carol. We have made this play somewhat of a holiday tradition since I started writing reviews, about six years ago. It was the first show I brought my boys to, when they were all still living at home. We’ve seen it a few times, but hadn’t been in the past two years. The current production has a new director, a new (to us) Scrooge, and a few other...

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Review of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at The Jungle Theater, 2017

Quote of the Day: I’d rather be married to a good plot than to an idiot man. says Mary Bennet in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Christina Baldwin at The Jungle Theater in Minneapolis, MN through December 30, 2017.  It is a delightful story about the characters we know and love from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, with a new story about the quiet and bookish Mary, and oh, so funny lines. It’s the story of how two book nerds fall in love.  I could identify with Mary (and not just...

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My Fair Lady in Pequot Lakes (GLAPA) Fall 2017

Quote of the Day: It’s Au and Garn that put her in her place, not her wretched clothes or dirty face. Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak? This verbal class distinction by now should be antique. If you spoke, sir, instead of the way you do, Why you might be selling flowers too. from Henry Higgin’s song “Why Can’t the English?” in Lerner and Loewe’s musical My Fair Lady, on stage now in Pequot Lakes, MN, a GLAPA (Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts) production.  The songs that Lerner and Loewe wrote for the leading man Henry Higgins...

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Review of The Grinch at Children’s Theatre Company, 2017

Quote of the Day: The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Back by popular demand at The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN, is The Grinch! (even though he hates all that singing and the noise, noise, noise, noise!) Old Max the dog (Dean Holt) returns each night with his suitcase packed full of memories as he retells the story of how the Grinch tried to steal Christmas. How he went down to Whoville, disguised as the gift giver in red, with Max himself wearing antlers and pulling a sled. The Whos do seem to be infatuated with the whole...

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Review of Sister Act at the ChanhassenDT

Quote of the Day: I’ll tell you, when people bring up religion, you gotta just smile and tune’em out. Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, A Divine Musical Comedy. (that line got a good chuckle) I had the pleasure of attending media night for Sister Act, A Divine Musical Comedy at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. The Chan was at its best, doing musical dinner theatre, and with the cast and crew for this show, it was high quality entertainment. Regina Marie Williams as Delores is a supreme delight. In fact, when she comes out on stage, towards the end of the...

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