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Celebrating Twin Cities Theatre

Posted by Christopher Cartwright on September 24, 2014 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

The Tony Awards are in June, Academy Awards are in February/March, and the Grammy Awards are in January. But even in the later weeks of September, the Twin Cities theatre scene was vibrant and alive with the annual Ivey Awards! This year being its 10th year, it was an extra special event and, of course, drew actors, directors, playwrights, and theatre fans alike to walk across the red carpet into the beautiful State Theatre.

I hadn't been to the Ivey Awards since 2007, and all I…


A Night at the Theater

Posted by Emma Price on September 24, 2014 at 5:09pm 0 Comments

Awards, performances, stage combat, singing, and weird humor filled the evening for those attending the Twin Cities Ivey Awards on Monday, September 22 at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The Ivey Awards are the Twin Cities’ theater awards, much like a smaller version of the Tony Awards.

The evening started out with an introductory video of previous Ivey highlights, which was played before the lights were dimmed, so not much attention was given to it. Then, Theatre Latte…


New Heroes + New Seasons = 2014 Ivey's

Posted by Noah Coon on September 23, 2014 at 11:14pm 0 Comments

            The Ivey’s are a place where people celebrate and acknowledge the heroes of theater in the Minneapolis area.  The awards show gets its name from The Ivey restaurant.  This was the hottest place to be after a show in the 1900’s.  After hundreds of awards have been handed out to very deserving actors and artists around the community over many years, I was given the most fortunate opportunity to attend the…


The New Electric Baloney

Posted by George Mulder on September 23, 2014 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

The New Electric Ballroom

George Mulder

The New Electric Baloney

Confusion is just an unpleasant realm of thought. The New Electric Ballroom is just that- confusing. Put on by the Frank Theatre company at the New Century Theatre, this drama with a hint of comedy is a sleepy, repetitive play. It conveys the story of three women living together. Two of the women are psychotic in a way that none of us knows, and the other is their informal caretaker. A fish delivery…



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Are Critics Too Snobby?

Started by Dudley Voigt in Uncategorized May 17, 2012. 0 Replies

TC Daily Planet 5/16Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat,When a movie critic says something my dad doesn't agree with, Dad will grunt. "Those critics see too many movies! They have no idea what the average…Continue

Critcizing the critics: Please may I quote your review

Started by Melissa Ferlaak in Uncategorized Jan 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Great article here to check out! :)…Continue


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    What is SpotLight's Critical Reviewer Program?

    SpotLight's Critical Review Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight school productions. Critical Review is part of a larger curriculum that teaches communication skills, and enhances critical thinking and creative response. As part of this program, students receive study guides and press kits before the show, learn from experts including local theatre critics, playwrights and actors who discuss topics from lighting design to choreography, and in some cases, have expanded access to the Broadway touring cast and crew. 

    This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.



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