2018 Fall Arts & Dining Pairings

Hamilton. Photo by Joan Marcus

Produced by Linda Raines and Chris Tarbox
Arts Content by John Townsend
Dining Content by Bradley Traynor

Hamilton
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Orpheum Theatre
Aug. 29-Oct. 7, 2018

Alexander Hamilton was a top aide to Gen. George Washington and pivotal in designing the two-party system. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical sensation exudes hip-hop, blues, rap, and more to honor his life. Nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards. Winner of 11 of them.
hennepintheatretrust.org

Restaurant Pairing: Mercy
Directly across the street from the Orpheum, there is a perfect dinner spot that pairs marvelously with any of the dazzling Broadway shows in town. Executive chef Mark Rakun and his business partner wife Abby Rakun are telling a story with Mercy, just as inviting and even more delicious than the one you’ll watch on the other side of Hennepin.

American Idol: Live! 2018
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at State Theatre
Sept. 5, 2018

The television phenomenon of the 21st century is back and you can see it live! Headed up by the Guest Season 8 Winner, Kris Allen. He will be joined by the seven finalists: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe, and Michael J. Woodard.
hennepintheatretrust.org

Wait Until Dark. Photo by Bob Suh

Wait Until Dark
Theatre in the Round Players
at Theatre in the Round
Sept. 7-30, 2018

Brace yourself for popular Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Frederick Knott’s thriller. Knott made his mark with Dial M for Murder (1952). Wait Until Dark was a big hit in 1966, leaving audiences breathless over a blind woman trapped by a killer.
www.theatreintheround.org

Once
Theater Latté Da
at The Ritz Theater
Sept. 12-Oct. 21, 2018

Area premiere about a unique relationship between an Irish musician and an immigrant from Eastern Europe. They connect musically and emotionally. Once’s score is profoundly beautiful with a delicacy that devastates. Based on the 2007 film, containing its Oscar-winning tune, Falling Slowly.
www.latteda.org

Restaurant Pairing: The Sheridan Room
One of the best little theaters in Minneapolis is still right next door to one of my favorite little restaurants. The Sheridan Room consistently serves up a solid scratch-made menu of comfort food classics, perfect for a pre-show nibble in Northeast. Highlights include the juicy beer can chicken, super sumptuous mac and cheese and the burger. Even on non-show nights, you can’t go wrong with this character-filled neighborhood gem.

The Miracle Worker
Yellow Tree Theatre
at Yellow Tree Theatre
Sept. 14-Oct. 14, 2018

William Gibson’s 1959 drama is a landmark of the American stage. The true story of deafblind Helen Keller. She surmounts gigantic obstacles, inner and outer, with help from her “tough love” teacher, Annie Sullivan. It was actually Mark Twain who described Sullivan as “a miracle worker”.
yellowtreetheatre.com

Sometimes There’s Wine
Park Square Theatre
at Andy Boss Thrust Stage, Park Square Theatre
Sept. 14-Oct. 14, 2018

Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool tell comedic stories about the curveballs life throws, not the least of which can fly your way via text messaging. Wine is a catalyst for observations to flow, joyfully and nostalgically. Two fine local actresses with impressive track records.
parksquaretheatre.org

West of Central
Pillsbury House Theatre
at Pillsbury House + Theatre
Sept. 14-Oct. 14, 2018

Christina Ham is the gifted playwright of Crash Test Dummies and Nina Simone: Four Women. In West of Central, in the aftershocks of the Watts riots in Los Angeles soon after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, a female detective investigates a treacherous case.
pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org

Awake and Sing!
Artistry at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center
at Black Box Theatre
Sept. 15–Oct. 7, 2018

Clifford Odets was a major 20th century American playwright who shaped social dramas reflecting the strains and struggle of common men and women. In Awake and Sing!, three generations in a small apartment wrestle with The Great Depression. First produced by The Group Theatre collective in 1935.
artistrymn.org

Last Stop On Market Street
Children’s Theatre Company
at Children’s Theatre Company
Sept. 15-Oct. 12, 2018

Playwright Cheryl West is known for her concerns about children, so this co-commissioned play between CTC and Chicago Children’s Theatre is a sure bet. A six-year-old boy rides the bus with his flamboyant grandmother, discovering a world not totally hooked on technology.
www.childrenstheatre.org

Little Women
The Jungle Theater
at The Jungle Theater
Sept. 15-Oct. 21, 2018

Kate Hamill’s stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic transports us back to the Civil War era. The March sisters reflect fundamental young women’s experiences of the time, from scarlet fever to work as a governess. Director Sarah Rasmussen’s historical golden touch is ideal for this production.
www.jungletheater.com

Restaurant Pairing: Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery
While there are plenty of pre-show nosh options in walking distance of The Jungle Theater, you won’t find a better steak, burger or flatbread nearby than the ones on offer at Muddy Waters. I routinely think about the melt-in-your-mouth, amazing butcher’s steak, as well as the crispy, dense yucca fries.

Frankenstein – Playing With Fire
Guthrie Theater
at Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater
Sept. 15–Oct. 27, 2018

Inspired by a cautionary tale that still astounds to celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of modern fiction’s greatest works, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. And oh the imagination it has sparked since then! Playwright Barbara Field imagines its characters going to the Arctic Circle!
www.guthrietheater.org

Restaurant Pairing: Zen Box Izakaya
My favorite pre-Guthrie gathering spot, Zen Box is perfect for the adventurous and comfort food crowd alike. Whether you’re familiar with Japanese bar food or not, prepare for a real treat. Crispy fried chicken, handmade ramen and melt-in-your-mouth pork belly are among my personal favorites. And don’t miss the full range of clever cocktails and sake either.

For Colored Girls
Penumbra Theatre Company
at Penumbra Theatre
Sept. 20-30, 2018

Ntozake Shange’s 1974 lamentation of black female anguish, called a “choreopoem”, was a theatrical groundbreaker for its lyrical stage movement and stream-of-consciousness storytelling. A bleak look at despair born of marginalization. A cornerstone of both African-American and feminist drama.
penumbratheatre.org

Is God Is
Mixed Blood Theatre
at Mixed Blood Theatre
Sept. 21-Oct. 14, 2018

Two African-American twin sisters who grew up in foster homes were extremely scarred from a fire they believe was set by their father. When called upon by their mother, whom they actually thought had died in the same fire, they’re tasked to enact vengeance. Mind-bending!
mixedblood.com

Restaurant Pairing: Hodges Bend
I’ve been waiting for a reason to include this little taste of Tulsa just off the Green Line in St. Paul in an arts pairing list. It’s a veritable choose-your-own-adventure of thoughtful food and drink. Whether you’re looking for a laidback happy hour with clever craft cocktails or a single cup of high-end coffee to sip over a good book, you’re in luck. Hodges Bend offers up an array of eating and drinking possibilities. And don’t leave without trying the crab cake. One of the best I’ve had in the Twin Cities.

The Agitators
Park Square Theatre
at Proscenium Stage, Park Square Theatre
Sept. 21-Oct. 28, 2018

Susan B. Anthony—foremost figure of women’s suffrage. Frederick Douglass, a former slave—the quintessential civll rights leader. Emily Gunyou Halaas and Mikell Sapp portray their tempestuous 45-year-friendship in Mat Smart’s play. A regional premiere directed by Signe V. Harriday.
parksquaretheatre.org

Disney’s Newsies
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Through Sept. 29, 2018

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Exploited boys called “newsies” hawked the newspapers on New York streets but dared to rebel against newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer. A great production. Script by master gay playwright, Harvey Fierstein.
www.chanhassendt.com

Two Degrees
Guthrie Theater
at Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater
Oct. 5-21, 2018

A scientist comes to Washington, D.C., where she finds the place operates on terms of money vs. integrity in a play by Tira Palmquist. The Guthrie’s Level 9 Series often presents local talent. From Prime Productions, dedicated to artistry by older women.
www.guthrietheatre.org

Mary Poppins
Artistry at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center
at The Schneider Theater
Oct. 5–Nov. 4, 2018

The 1964 Disney classic is lighter fare than the 2005 stage musical. Still the same basic story with Sherman Brothers music, but the crisis of a family’s potential breakdown is sharper. A splendid script by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park).
artistrymn.org

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Oct. 5, 2018–Feb. 23, 2019

Relish gorgeously nostalgic tunes by Irving Berlin such as Blue Skies, White Christmas and Cheek to Cheek. Originated at Connecticut’s Goodspeed Opera House, four years ago. Two years later it hit Broadway. And two years later the joyous Holiday Inn plays Chanhassen!
www.chanhassendt.com

Restaurant Pairing: Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
Perhaps the easiest pairing on the list for obvious reasons, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre takes dinner and a show to a whole new level. Literally. Every time I sit down to enjoy a meal at this classic Twin Cities theater venue, I’m immediately reminded how the food matches the magic happening on stage. Don’t miss the Chicken Chanhassen.

La Rondine
Minnesota Opera
at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 6-14, 2018

Sometimes it seems like we’re separated from romance and true love because of income and our station in life. In Puccini’s opera, an upper-class woman and a poet face that deeply frustrating issue. From the composer of Madame Butterfly and La Bohème.
mnopera.org

Restaurant Pairing: Meritage
A romantic opera sings out for an equally romantic meal and Meritage has been a couples night favorite years. In fact, my partner and I had one of our best date night meals here. Ever. It’s as much a treat for the senses as the show you’ll head down the street to indulge. If the chilled lobster is still on the menu, do yourself (and your relationship) a favor and order it.

I Come From Arizona
Children’s Theatre Company
at Children’s Theatre Company
Oct. 9–Nov. 25, 2018

A 14-year-old girl learns secrets about her own immediate family history through a class on global perspectives. The setting is Chicago but her past links back to Mexico. I Come From Arizona muses on the idea that we inherit strength particular to our own lineage.
www.childrenstheatre.org

Restaurant Pairing: Little Tijuana
With all the amazing food along Eat Street, you might find it peculiar that I picked this quirky little Tex Mex hole-in-the-wall for a pre-show nibble. Fear not, I’m about to change your life. Seriously. In addition to the obvious comfort classics like tacos and enchiladas, Little T’s has one of the best burgers in town. I’m not joking. I consider it the best kept burger secrets of the Twin Cities. There’s something magical about their flame-rollicking charbroiler.

Grand Opening
Theatre in the Round Players
at Theatre in the Round
Oct. 12-Nov. 4, 2018

Said to be the closest thing to autobiography from beloved Minnesota author Jon Hassler. In 1945, a 12-year-old boy leaves Minneapolis with his parents to start a business outstate. Here the family discovers that small towns have their vibrancy, but also their shadow.
www.theatreintheround.org

Troye Sivan – The Bloom Tour
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at State Theatre
Oct. 17, 2018

Aussie Troye Sivan, a truly remarkable young talent, has a fervent following for GLBT-themed videos that emanate visual beauty and for unabashedly romantic tunes like My, My, My! and Animal. You’ll hear work from his new album, Bloom, dedicated to boyfriend, Jacob Bixenman.
hennepintheatretrust.org

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Beautiful – The Carol King Musical
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 22-27, 2018

Brooklyn teenager Carol Klein transformed into the superstar we know as Carol King. Her Tapestry album with the tunes I Feel the Earth Move and It’s Too Late, is quintessential ’70s. And Beautiful is one of the best formulaic jukebox musicals ever conceived.
hennepintheatretrust.org

Kathy Griffin – Laugh Your Head Off World Tour
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at State Theatre
Oct. 25, 2018

Recently infamous for appearing in a certain photo shoot with a certain fake head, Kathy Griffin has earned political praise and ire as a result. But fortunately we have free speech and expression in the U.S.A. and controversy can translate into sold out performances!
hennepintheatretrust.org

Noises Off
Guthrie Theater
at McGuire Proscenium Stage, Guthrie Theater
Oct. 27–Dec. 16, 2018

The 1982 slapstick “play within a play” about a staging of a sex farce is among the most challenging plays ever. The actors must impeccably act out cascades of mistakes and screw-ups made by the actors in that sex farce. An Ultimate Paradox!
www.guthrietheater.org

ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
Theater Latté Da
at The Ritz Theater
Nov. 1-4, 2018

The World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 was an event where soldiers on both sides laid down their arms in order to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace. Theater Latté Da’s creation has become a beloved holiday tradition.
www.latteda.org

Randy Rainbow
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Pantages Theatre
Nov. 3, 2018

He has written for Kathy Griffin and has vilified a certain head of state. Now you can see him live! Exalting in irreverence with parodies of classic musical theater numbers and mockery of politicians, Rainbow prompted sex columnist Dan Savage to call him “the best thing about the GOP race.”
hennepintheatretrust.org

The Clean House
Theatre Unbound
at Gremlin Theatre, St. Paul
Nov. 3-18, 2018

Sarah Ruhl rules. A sparkling work by one of America’s great playwrights. Packed with her always humorous characters, led by a cleaner who doesn’t like cleaning! Maybe you know her other comedic gems: Dead Man’s Cell Phone and In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play.
www.theatreunbound.com

Hot Funky Butt Jazz!
Guthrie Theater
at Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theater
Nov. 3-18, 2018

The region’s premiere theater featuring artistry of persons with disabilities has a notable record of creating wonderful collaborations. Accomplished composer-lyricist Aaron Gabriel merges his talents with New Orleans’ musicians Zena Moses, Jeremy Phipps and Eugene Harding.
www.guthrietheater.org

The Book of Mormon
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Orpheum Theatre
Nov 6 – 18, 2018

A big musical that mirrors the outlook of South Park? No wonder! It was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and partner, Robert Lopez—a core co-creator of the irreverent Avenue Q. A tunefully snarky jab at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
hennepintheatretrust.org

The Great Gatsby
COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company
at The Ritz Theater
Nov. 8-18, 2018

The Roaring ’20s and its craven conspicuous consumption is immortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Against this backdrop emerges illicit romance between a mysterious man of wealth and a married woman. Gatsby’s flapper dynamics are ideal for a dance treatment.
www.collidetheatrical.org

Miracle on Christmas Lake
Yellow Tree Theatre
at Yellow Tree Theatre
Nov. 9-Dec. 30, 2018

Did you know that there’s a top-notch place for great play productions in an Osseo strip mall? If you want to be guaranteed a humorously uplifting Christmas show in the western suburbs, check it out. Better yet, their comedy track record is excellent.
yellowtreetheatre.com

Silent Night
Minnesota Opera
at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 10-18, 2018

You can actually go to the very space performed by the original producing company to see the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera. It takes us back to the Christmas Truce of 1914 when World War I briefly ceased fire to celebrate peace on earth, good will toward men.
mnopera.org

A Christmas Carol
Guthrie Theater
at Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater
Nov. 13-Dec. 29, 2018

For over forty years, the Guthrie has beamed forth Charles Dickens’s jolting message of the spiritual wages of greed vs. the meager wages of exploited workers. When miserly Scrooge goes too far, phantoms come forth to expose his roaring lack of fairness and generosity.
www.guthrietheater.org

Go Back For Murder
Theatre in the Round Players
at Theatre in the Round
Nov. 16-Dec. 16, 2018

A woman wonders if her mother was wrongly convicted of murdering her father. 15 years later, the mother has died in prison but the daughter seeks to still clear her name. Agatha Christie is the best-selling mystery writer ever, and her well crafted plays are phenomenally popular.
www.theatreintheround.org

Prescient Harbingers
Mixed Blood Theatre
at Mixed Blood Theatre
Nov. 17-Dec. 2, 2018

Three plays look at life from various African American male perspectives: Gloria, Hooded: or Being Black for Dummies, and Hype Man. Within these selections you’ll hear commentary on the Second Amendment. Mixed Blood is a longstanding producer of plays dealing with racial prejudice.
mixedblood.com

Marie and Rosetta
Park Square Theatre
at Proscenium Stage, Park Square Theatre
Nov. 23-Dec. 30, 2018

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973), known as “The Godmother of Rock and Roll” was a marvelous guitar player who ranks as a major figure in the rich African-American tradition of gospel music. She mentored and collaborated with gospel singer Marie Knight.
parksquaretheatre.org

Black Nativity
Penumbra Theatre Company
at Penumbra Theatre
Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 2018

A major theater focused on African-American perspectives, the Penumbra Theatre, has tenaciously held to the Christmas tradition with what continues to be one of the entire region’s great holiday traditions. And that’s across the racial spectrum. Music direction by Sanford Moore.
penumbratheatre.org

Restaurant Pairing: Revival (St. Paul)
Not too far from Penumbra, Revival is one of my all-time favorite St. Paul dinner spots. Offering up some of the best ribs, brisket and southern fried chicken in the state, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better pre-show meal. Do yourself a favor and go crazy with sides, especially grits, mac and cheese, and slaw. And hope you get there before the ribs sell out.

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley
The Jungle Theater
at The Jungle Theater
Dec. 1-30, 2018

Make a second holiday trip to the world of Jane Austen to play on the Jungle stage for the second consecutive year. This year it’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly, the companion piece to last year’s Austenian Miss Bennet. Inspired by the novel, Pride and Prejudice.
www.jungletheater.com

Elf The Musical
Ordway
at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 5-30, 2018

The musical adapted from the Will Ferrell movie seems to stealthily be making its way to “tradition” status. When an orphan crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts he is whisked away. But when he reaches the North Pole the boy’s enormous size presents some problems.
ordway.org

Restaurant Pairing: Handsome Hog
While Elf helps you remember the true meaning of Christmas, Handsome Hog will help you remember the true meaning of pork. This temple of contemporary southern cookery in St. Paul pays delicious, unctuous homage to the pig and all its permutations. And so much more. The pimento cheese dip will literally change your life. As will whole roasted hog jowl. Hog jowl, really? Yes, really. Think the best pork belly you’ve ever put in your mouth. But better.

Les Miserables. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Les Misérables
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 18-30, 2018

Plunge into social turmoil in 19th century France. Victor Hugo’s classic novel was transformed into one of the major musicals of the last part of the last century and almost two decades into the present one. Hear awesome tunes like I Dreamed a Dream and Bring Him Home.
hennepintheatretrust.org

These Shining Lives
Theatre in the Round Players
at Theatre in the Round
Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2019

GLBT community playwright Melanie Marnich tells a wrenching true story of “The Radium Girls” who worked in an Illinois factory in the 1920s. They painted clock dials to glow in the dark with paint tainted with toxic radium. A memorable play written by a Minnesotan.
www.theatreintheround.org

The Great Leap
Guthrie Theater
at McGuire Proscenium Stage, Guthrie Theater
Jan. 12-Feb. 10, 2019

Playwright Lauren Yee takes us to the basketball court where teams from Beijing and California square off. Two men with dark secrets contrast a teenager with his whole life ahead of him. Shadows are cast from China’s grim Cultural Revolution.
www.guthrietheater.org

The Children
The Jungle Theater
at The Jungle Theater
Jan. 12-Feb. 10, 2019

Winner of the U.K. Writers Guild Best Play Award. Three nuclear physicists sit in a coastal cottage while outside the effects of a nuclear power plant disaster are wreaking havoc. Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
www.jungletheater.com

A Little Night Music
Theater Latté Da
at The Ritz Theater
Jan. 23-March 3, 2019

Stephen Sondheim’s take on Ingmar Bergman’s uncharacteristically comedic film, Smiles of a Summer’s Night, won three Tony Awards including Best Musical. Surely the excellent Theater Latté Da will send in great vocals with gems like Send in the Clowns and The Glamorous Life.
www.latteda.org

The Italian Straw Hat
Minnesota Opera
at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 26-Feb. 3, 2019

A horse eats a hat, hurling wedding plans into chaos! Music by cinema’s penultimate composer, Nino Rota: Coppola’s The Godfather, Zefferelli’s Romeo and Juliet, Visconti’s The Leopard and Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Juliet of the Spirits, and Amarcord! Ammazza!
mnopera.org

She Loves Me
Artistry at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center
at The Schneider Theater
Jan. 26–Feb. 17, 2019

Before Joe Masteroff wrote the script for Cabaret and Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick gave us Fiddler on the Roof, they co-created She Loves Me. Workplace rivalries play out on the surface. But beneath that rumbles romantic yearnings.
artistrymn.org

Antigone
Park Square Theatre
at Andy Boss Thrust Stage, Park Square Theatre
Feb. 1-March 3, 2019

One of the landmark works of the Golden Age of Greek drama. The story of a young woman who risks all for her brother’s burial looms as the emblem of heroic moral courage. When the king clamps down, her doom seems inevitable.
parksquaretheatre.org

Flowers for the Room
Yellow Tree Theatre
at Yellow Tree Theatre
Feb. 1-March 3, 2019

Jessica Lind Peterson is one of the best musical actresses around. Her Next to Normal performance was sublime. Also a playwright, her script for Flowers in the Room relates how a serious injury impacts a marriage. Yellow Tree is building a reputation for strong musical theater.
yellowtreetheatre.com

Rock of Ages
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 8-10, 2019

A thrilling jukebox musical sparked by glam metal lightning. The Big ’80s erupts in the 10th Anniversary tour with music from bands like Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake. And the sounds of Bon Jovi and Pat Benatar. It was fun on film but on stage it’s visceral.
hennepintheatretrust.org

As You Like It
Guthrie Theater
at Wurtele Thrust Stage, Guthrie Theater
Feb. 9-March 17, 2019

In William Shakespeare’s crossgender comedy classic, young and brilliant Rosalind disguises herself as a boy after being exiled from the Kingdom. In the forest of Arden she meets true blue Orlando, Shakespeare’s ideal of young manhood. You’ll hear the legendary “Seven Ages of Man” passage.
www.guthrietheater.org

Benevolence
Penumbra Theatre Company
at Penumbra Theatre
Feb. 14-24, 2019

The 1955 lynching of 14-year-old person of color Emmett Till was triggered by white woman Carolyn Bryant’s fabricated tale of sexual and verbal assault. Sparking international outrage, it galvanized the civil rights movement. The second play in Ifa Bayeza’s trilogy about his murder’s impact.
penumbratheatre.org

The Government Inspector
Theatre in the Round Players
at Theatre in the Round
Feb. 15-March 10, 2019

Minnesota’s widely produced playwright, Jeffrey Hatcher, is rooted in classic drama. His adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satire, one of world theater’s great comedy of errors and mistaken identities, exposes a town’s web of corruption. It reminds us that politics are local too, not just national.
www.theatreintheround.org

A Bronx Tale – The New Musical
Hennepin Theatre Trust
at Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 19-24, 2019

Film legend Robert De Niro and Broadway legend Jerry Zaks co-directed the musical version of the beloved movie. A coming-of-age story where the grisly world of organized crime competes with the world of diligence and honest work.
hennepintheatretrust.org

The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Falsettos
Ordway
at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Feb. 19-24, 2019

Being Jewish and gay are vibrantly portrayed in this contemporary classic. Marvin left his wife and now has a male lover, a shrink, and a 10-year-old son worried he’ll turn out gay. Thank God for the lesbian neighbors!
ordway.org

Iphigenia and Other Daughters
Theatre Unbound
at Gremlin Theatre, St. Paul
Feb. 23-March 10, 2019

The celebrated feminist theater group transports us to ancient times with archetypal figures, such as the children of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Beware the cycles of family violence! Resonating with our current day, playwright Ellen McLaughlin re-imagines the vengeful legacy of the bloody House of Atreus.
www.theatreunbound.com

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