Theatre 55

Theatre 55
Theatre 55 began in 2018 to encourage seniors to  perform in the arts. TCL Photographer Drew Schingen introduces us to the group! They are staging a concert production of "Hair" at Caponi Art Park Amphitheater in Eagan, MN this summer. For tickets, click here.  

Real Life Scavenger Hunt

Stages Theatre Company is gearing up for it’s new season but there is theater happening right now – and it will take you through a real life scavenger hunt.  All you need is a smart device to scan the QR codes as you piece the story together.  TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich gives it a try. The Detect the Story Adventure runs through...

Stages Theatre Company

Stages Theatre Company
Stages Theater Company in Hopkins is excited to announce their new season.  It’s the start of performers actually getting back on the stage. Tickets for school groups go on sale April 6th and individual tickets can be purchased starting April 9th.  For more information, click here.

Mystery Café

Mystery Café
A Minnesota Theater Company turned a Zoom meeting into something fun.  Their new show was designed for the platform.  It’s part comedy show, part game, and a whole lot of fun.  Mystery Café’s “Across a Crowded Zoom” last two shows are Saturday, March 13th and 27th.  For more information, click here.

Chanhassen’s Music Man

Chanhassen’s Music Man
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre marks March 13th, 2020 as their last performance of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” before everything shut down due to the pandemic.  Now the company hopes to bring the show back this summer.  Chanhassen Dinner Theatres President and Artisic Director, Michael Brandisi fills us in on their plans. Tickets...

2/18 What’s Happening this Weekend

2/18 What’s Happening this Weekend
Producer Lisa Adams found a few things going on this weekend that she thought you’d want to know about. Unveiled, Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot in Minneapolis, Sunday, February 21 Wayzata Chilly Open Cinema and Skates, Wayzata Bay, Lake Minnetonka, February 19-20 Virtual Performances, Stages Theater Company  

The Ghostlight Series at Theater Latte Da

The Ghostlight Series at Theater Latte Da
Theaters were the first to close during the pandemic and they know they will be the last to open.  But that isn’t stopping them from creating new art.  Theater Latte Da is reimagining what a cabaret is in a virtual space with their new project, The Ghostlight Series. The Ghostlight Series is five virtual cabarets launching January 2021...

Dickens’ Holiday Classic

Dickens’ Holiday Classic
Charles Dickens' a Christmas Carol might be the most beloved and imitated story of all time. The Guthrie Theater has been performing this Christmas classic since the 70's and they didn't want COVID-19 to break their tradition. December 19th marks the 177th Anniversary of the publication of a Christmas Carol.  Starting that day you can...

All is Calm with Theater Latte Da

All is Calm with Theater Latte Da
We are really spoiled here in Minnesota.  The Twin Cities has the most theaters per capita in the U.S. second only to New York City.  The year 2020 has not been too kind to our arts community but some are still making it possible for you to experience it right in your own home.  TCL photographer Drew Schingen takes us to the Ritz Theater and...

Stages Theatre Company

Stages Theatre Company
The theater industry is really figuring out new ways to bring their stories to life because gathering in a theater isn’t going to happen right now.  Stages Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Sandy Boren-Barrett, has found success with their “Out of the Box Shows”. The current production, All the World, is based on a book by Liz...

Theater Roundup for July 2020

Theater Roundup for July 2020
Twin Cities Live Executive Producer and Twin Cities theater actor Christian Unser shared a round-up of theater happenings in the Twin Cities this summer. In addition to the productions he talked about on the show, there are many more worth checking out below! Vintage Hitchcock at the Lakeville Area Arts Center A Kidsummer Night's Dream...

Stress vs. Frustration

Stress vs. Frustration
Stevie Ray from Stevie Ray's Improv Company has been a speaker and trainer for over 30 years. As we're all dealing with different stresses and frustrations these days, he joined us to talk about how to recognize what's happening with yourself and why advice for someone else might not work for you. Plus, why you should force yourself to make...

Theater Offerings Around Town

Theater Offerings Around Town
COVID-19 and stay-at-home guidelines have affected all walks of life, including theaters. The Twin Cities has a vibrant theater scene but, as with all other large gatherings, performances in front of audiences have been put on hold. But that hasn't stopped artists from creating new types of performances for you to enjoy! TCL Executive...

Stages Theatre Company Continues Spreading Joy

Stages Theatre Company Continues Spreading Joy
Stages Theare Company and Alive & Kickin developed an intergenerational performance called, Peace 4 the Ages.  It was a way of connecting two generations by discussing the topic of “peace” and how perspectives change over the course of a lifetime. While the performance was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the young and old...

Children’s Theatre Company’s Online Programs

Children’s Theatre Company’s Online Programs
Performers, actors, and entertainers all over the world have had to cancel performances in the past couple of week.  Autumn Ness, a company actor of Children’s Theatre Company joins us to explain how they are still reaching their audiences virtually. Their online programs including “Mindfullness Mondays”, “Write On! Wednesdays”,...

A Performance from “My Fair Lady”

A Performance from “My Fair Lady”
Shereen Ahmed stars as "Eliza Doolittle" in the touring production of My Fair Lady - she stopped by the TCL studio along with the show's musical director John Bell to perform one of the biggest numbers in the show! My Fair Lady is at the Orpheum Theatre through Sunday, March 8th, 2020. For ticket information, click here.

Shapeshift

Shapeshift
The Minneapolis-based storytelling dance company called Shapeshift performs for the first time in four years in the twin cities this weekend. These accomplished dancers, combine hip-hop moves and other styles to merge dance and theater into one.  our cameras went behind the scenes during one of their practices as they prepare for their...

Three Little Birds

Three Little Birds
On February 6th the Jamaican Singer, Bob Marley, would have celebrated his 75th birthday.  Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is celebrating with their new production of Three Little Birds.  Twin Cities Live reporter, Kelli Hanson learns the art of spreading her wings on stage. Three Little Birds runs through Sunday, March 1st. ...