Month: January 2018

The Community of Theatre

Quote of the Day: Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild hearts against constant evaluation, especially our own. Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness  I was at an awards ceremony last night, and I was struck by the...

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Review of The Wiz, a Penumbra and CTC Collaboration

Quote of the Day: My people have been wearing green glasses on their eyes so long that most of them think this really is an Emerald City. Oz, in L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. The Wiz is the stage adaptation by William F. Brown, Tina Tippit, Charlie Smalls. It premiered on Broadway in October 1974, and made into a movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in 1978. It is currently playing on stage at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN, directed by Lou Bellamy, Choreographed by Patdro Harris, and Music Direction by Sandford Moore.  I was blown...

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Ben Soukup, Eagle Scout Hero #WATWB January 2018

Quote of the Day: To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. Dr. Seuss This post is part of the We Are the World Blogfest, a group of postings to highlight acts of kindness and spread positive messages across the world. Benjamin Soukup earned his Eagle status in Boy Scouts in the spring of 2018. Later that summer, he had the chance to use the life saving skills he learned from scouts to help a young woman in distress. He and a co-worker Dan Lambie were stopped at a light of a...

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Laughing with Lorna Landvik in Party in the Rec Room

Quote of the Day: Improv helps you in all areas of your life; helps you think on your feet, helps you listen, helps you show up in the moment. Lorna Landvik, author and stand-up comic.  My friend Jackie and I had the absolute pleasure of attending Party in the Rec Room, Lorna Landvik’s stand-up comedy show at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, MN. The venue is this great local bowling alley/restaurant/theater in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis. (Arrive early, parking is a sketchy.) We didn’t get there quite early enough to bowl a game, but we did enjoy a delicious dinner...

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Announcing the Winners of the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Awards

Quote of the Day: Without an audience there is no theater. The audience completes the play.  The Twin Cities Theater Bloggers have voted on their favorite performers and performances for the 2017 calendar year in theater in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. We are a group of about 10, give or take, who get to as many shows as possible in the metro. Occasionally, we have a blogger event where several of us attend a show together. Often, we set our own schedules and get the to shows that fit on our calendar, or are ones that are on our must-see lists....

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