Guthrie prop-shopper Rebecca Malmstrom says she doesn't know what she was expecting when she went to see "Her's A Queen" at Red Eye Theatre; regardless, she was delightfully surprised by what she found. The show is a commentary on celebrity, media and fandom; the text is drawn from things Britney Spears is quoted as saying when bombarded by the paparazzi. The show is filled with live music, dancing and even a "cuddle-pit." Performances run through September 29. This is the company's final performance with Miriam Must and Steve Busa at the artistic helm, and in the theater's longtime Loring Park home.
Nightingale Trio co-founder Sarah Larsson is intrigued by The Parking Ramp Project, a performance piece conceived inside a seven-level parking garage. The PRP explores transience, migration, and stability in a space that is known for being a passing-through point. Why do we have so many large structures that are empty of meaning? Aniccha Arts brings together 35 artists as they infuse the functional structure with new life. Performances are Sept 29 and 30 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Trombonist John Sievers loves Rochester's "Hidden Artist Tour" - the 2nd annual event in which artists open up their studios and homes to the public or take up residence in local galleries. Sievers says many artists provide hands-on activities or demonstrate their art-form. He says the result is a mix between hide-and-go-seek and a treasure hunt, with art as the reward. The tour runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You can find a map of the artists here.