Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mel Brooks on NPR

Mel Brooks on NPR

My father is a huge fan of NPR and even more intrigued by “Fresh Air” host, Terry Gross (who does the introduction).  After my interview on MPR he said lovingly, “Let’s see who get’s to NPR first, you or Emma (my sister, the actress).  That’s the real test!”  Today he and I chatted on Skype… Continue Reading

“Rock Sirenz” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

“Rock Sirenz” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Who would have thought that three women would be belting like no tomorrow at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for a rock concert?  Certainly not me, but boy was it a blast!  “Rock Sirenz” was a two hour extravaganza featuring songs from female music diva’s: Cher, Beyonce, Whitney, Aretha, Pink, Adele, Madonna and more!  The premise of… Continue Reading

“Anything Goes” at the Ordway

“Anything Goes” at the Ordway

“In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, But now, God knows, Anything Goes!”  Roundabout Theatre Company is currently producing the Broadway National Tour of “Anything Goes” which is making a stop in St. Paul May 7-12.  The show takes place aboard an ocean liner sailing from New York to… Continue Reading

“Alice in Wonderland” at CTC

“Alice in Wonderland” at CTC

“Alice in Wonderland” is a whimsical children’s story about a young girl who falls into a rabbit hole and finds herself in a world with many peculiar characters.  The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis was the perfect venue for this show which I was anxiously waiting to see.  The woman sitting next to me smelled like… Continue Reading

Pilobolus at the Ordway

Pilobolus at the Ordway

Pilobolus is a modern dance company that began performing in 1971. They were named after a fungus that grows on cow dung and propels itself with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength.  Yes, you read that right!  The descriptive words are spot on for the group.  I’d seen videos of Pilobolus and when I heard they… Continue Reading

“Stick Fly” at Park Square Theatre

“Stick Fly” at Park Square Theatre

“Stick Fly” is a dramatic play by Lydia R. Diamond now playing at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The LeVay clan has a home on Martha’s Vineyard where they plan to spend a family weekend together.  The father, Dr. LeVay, is a neurosurgeon and has spent his life building up wealth and making… Continue Reading