Monthly Archives: July 2013

Fringe Festival shows I’m seeing

Fringe Festival shows I’m seeing

The Minnesota Fringe Festival is quickly approaching.  Since there are 176 shows at 16 venues from August 1-11th I’m doing my best to organize what I am seeing.  As of now, I have nine shows (nothing compared to my friend Scott who saw over 60 last year!) but more than I have ever done since… Continue Reading

Fruit Fly at the Illusion Theater

Fruit Fly at the Illusion Theater

Once a year the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis hosts the “Fresh Ink Series” where they feature new shows which are still in process of hopefully becoming something in the future.  Last year, Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson wrote a play for the Fringe Festival.  Due to its popularity, they were asked to present it during… Continue Reading

Fringe show interview with Candy Simmons

Fringe show interview with Candy Simmons

“Expiration Date” is a one woman play, created and performed by Candy Simmons and directed by Tyler Olsen with movement direction by Laura Holway.  Lucille is a smart, funny young woman who has been given a rapidly approaching deadline.  “Expiration Date” offers an unsentimental and comedic peek into one woman’s leap into the great unknown.  Due… Continue Reading

Fringe show interview with Annie Scott Riley

Fringe show interview with Annie Scott Riley

Writer, Annie Scott Riley and I spoke over the phone about social media, New York and most importantly, her Fringe show “I Make No Promises, But Someone’s Probably Going to Die”.  The production is presented by Trusty Paper Ship starring John Middleton, Clarence Wethern, Adia Morris, Joanna Harmon, Dave Gangler and Heather Stone.  The play… Continue Reading

When A Man Loves A Diva at the Lab Theater

When A Man Loves A Diva at the Lab Theater

“When A Man Loves A Diva” is a musical revue now playing at the Lab Theater.  It has been mounted several times before and is back again thanks to audience demand.  The same three men: Ben Bakken, Julius Collins and Dane Stauffer belt songs made famous by Dolly, Aretha, Adele, The Supremes and more.  … Continue Reading

My interview with Mark from TDF Theatre Dictionary

My interview with Mark from TDF Theatre Dictionary

In being part of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association, Mark’s team reached out to me to learn more about The Playbill Collector and my involvement with theater in the Twin Cities.  We had a great chat about his project, The TDF Theatre Dictionary, which is an online forum to connect actors, patrons who enjoy theater and… Continue Reading

“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” at CTC

“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” at CTC

There’s no denying Dean Holt and Reed Sigmund are phenomenal actors. In every show I have seen them in at The Children’s Theatre Company, both have been a joy to watch. Their newest production “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” is no exception. In this show, the premise is simple. A boy (Sigmund) meets… Continue Reading

My interview with Dean Holt and Reed Sigmund in MN Monthly

My interview with Dean Holt and Reed Sigmund in MN Monthly

Dean Holt and Reed Sigmund have been working alongside each other for 13 years as company members of Children’s Theatre Company. After seeing them onstage in countless shows, it was a pleasure to meet them in person and talk with them about their latest CTC collaboration: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (which is techincally a redo… Continue Reading