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Most critics find ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a dreamy delight
“Romeo and Juliet” is one of Shakespeare’s greatest known tragedies. This is both a blessing and a curse for theater companies. The show has great name recognition, but hasn’t it already been, ahem, “done to death?” According to several critics, Ten Thousand Things Theater Company’s latest production appears to prove that there is still gold…
Sage Awards recognize the year in dance
Each year the SAGE Awards recognize exceptional work in the Minnesota dance scene. The 2014 winners are: Outstanding Dance Performance One with Others – Karen Sherman Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening – Maia Maiden Outstanding Dance Performer Jesse Neumann-Peterson – Under the Current (Sharon Picasso), The Student (Vanessa Voskuil), Azalea Nights (Christine Maginnis/Christopher Watson) Duncan…
Critics find CTC’s ‘Seedfolks’ a delight
Children’s Theatre Company’s latest production, “Seedfolks” is based on the book by Paul Fleishchman, in which 13 narrators tell the story of the first year of a community garden in an immigrant neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. In CTC’s production, all 13 characters are portrayed by local talent Sonja Parks. Critics found the performance a great…
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