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Why Penumbra Theatre Is Becoming a Center for Racial Healing

The 44-year-old theater will still produce plays, but is adding spa-like services and racial-equity work

Matilda: The Musical

Matilda is a joyous girl power romp! Exposed theatricality explodes off the stage, inviting the audience to engage their imaginations and join the adventure! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the...

These 7 Livestreams Are Keeping the Fine Arts Alive

Ballet dancers, jazz musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, Cantus—they’re keeping us entertained and themselves in good shape
The cast of "Spamtown, USA," left to right: Arden Michalec (plays Amy Bolton); Zachary Sullivan (plays Travis Olsen); Malia Berg (plays Carol Bolton); Isabella Spiess (plays Jude Olsen); Marcelo Mena (plays Scott Olsen)

Children’s Theatre Revisits the Hormel Strike, for Kids

A play about the famous 1985 labor dispute that split residents of Austin, Minn., uses actual testimony in ”Spamtown, USA”
Theatre Elision's "Ghost Quartet," featuring Christine Wade in 2019

“A Flight of Short Musicals” Does Quick-fire Theater and Drinks

Theatre Elision pairs short musicals with wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages
Last year's "Thought in Motion" production

Weekend Best Bets: Dec. 6-8

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Handel’s ”Messiah,” holidays with the Craft Council, and more
The women of "SIX," coming to the Ordway Nov. 29-Dec. 22

“SIX”: The Next “Hamilton”?

Former Ordway CEO brings the six queens of Henry VIII to St. Paul Nov. 29-Dec. 22
Expressionist Figure/"Name No Names," by ©Marlene Dumas, 2005

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 15-17

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Maria Bamford, "Pride and Prejudice," charcuterie how-to, and more

Open Window Theatre Is Back: New Location, New Season

After a three-year hiatus, the Twin Cities theater company has bounced back from legal issues, with a new place and new productions
"Another Miracle on Christmas Lake"

Weekend Best Bets: Nov. 8-10

This weekend around the Twin Cities: theater, comedy, the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique, and more