Monthly Archives: January 2013

Navigating uncharted territory

Navigating uncharted territory

Sunday matinees are starting to become one of my favorite times to see shows.  Typically I go to church in the morning, pack a lunch and eat it at a fun spot in the Twin Cities (the sculpture garden, the amber box at the Guthrie, etc.) and then head to a performance.  This weekend I… Continue Reading

Video of the week for 1/14/13

Video of the week for 1/14/13

    Vera Ellen was an American dancer and actress.  When she was just 18-years-old, she made her Broadway debut in the musical “Very Warm for May”.  Although she was only 5’4″ she became one of the youngest Rockettes at Radio City Musical Hall.  She was best known for dancing with Gene Kelly in “On… Continue Reading

Party In The Rec Room

Party In The Rec Room

Bryant Lake Bowl is an Uptown staple.  It boasts a great place for people to mingle while eating, drinking beer, knocking down bowling pins, and even has a small theater tucked away in the back.  Friday night was my first encounter with the theater.  When I walked in I couldn’t help but think how quaint… Continue Reading

Video of the week for 1/7/13

Video of the week for 1/7/13

After ten years, “The Last Five Years” is heading back to Broadway (technically, off-Broadway)!  If asked about my favorite musicals this show would hands down be on my list.  The only problem is, it belongs on a list of its own.   The show explores a five-year relationship between a novelist, Jamie, and a struggling actress,… Continue Reading

A Love Story Written In The Stars

A Love Story Written In The Stars

Theater Latte Da and the Hennepin Theatre Trust have teamed up to co-produce a Broadway hit this month at the historic Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.  “Aida” tells the story of an Egyptian army captain, Radames, who falls in love with a captured Nubian princess, Aida.  He is betrothed to Amneris, the Egyptian princess, soon… Continue Reading