Theater Latte Da

Built in 1926 for a mere $45,000, Northeast Minneapolis was presented with the Ritz Theater. For nearly a century, the Sheridan and surrounding neighborhoods enjoyed everything from Polish films, movies, local theater, concerts, and much more as the Ritz Theater became an entertainment hub for local residents. Theater Latté Da purchased the...

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The Ordway

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at The Ordway
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" opened on Broadway in 1995. The hit musical features songs you know and love like "Stand by Me" and "Hound Dog".  There's a new production happening at The Ordway from September 10th-22nd, 2019. We talked with the Ordway's Producing Artistic Director Rod Kaats about the show and working with legendary choreographer and...

Looney Lutherans

Looney Lutherans
The Looney Lutherans, a.k.a. The Church Basement Ladies, took to the fairgrounds for a little shenanigans. You can catch the Looney Lutherans in their new show, “Youngish at Heart” at the Ames Center Black Box Theater from Septmenter 11th – October 25th, 2019.  Click here for tickets.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia
The musical Mamma Mia, featuring the music of Abba, opened on Broadway in 2001.  You can still catch it at the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters.  The show was just extended through February 22nd!  We get a performance on our stage at the fair.

The 24 Hour Musicals at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

The 24 Hour Musicals at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Over 40 Minnesota artists are coming together to create 4 brand new musicals from scratch in just 24 hours. And you can see the results! The 24 Hour Musicals Executive Director and Minnesota native Mark Armstrong stopped by to tell us how they are pulling this off. And it all goes to support arts education programs for young people too! For...

“Fiddler on the Roof” Performs Live

“Fiddler on the Roof” Performs Live
The classic Tony-award winning musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is done at around 200 high schools every year, but seeing the pros do it make it seem like a different show altogether. The national tour is in town through Sunday, August 4th. Tickets can be purchased here. We got a special performance from the stars of the show of "Matchmaker,...

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde
The movie Legally Blonde was released in 2001, starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods. Legally Blonde the musical made its debut in 2007. You can see this musical at lyric arts in Anoka. The cast stopped by to perform, "Omigod You Guys." For ticket information, click here.

Tappin’ Tuesday: 42nd Street Opens at the Ordway

Tappin’ Tuesday: 42nd Street Opens at the Ordway
Recently TCL reporter Kelli Hanson got to peek behind the curtain, literally, sitting in on a rehearsal for 42nd Street now at the Ordway. She got a once in a lifetime chance to learn a tap routine from Jared Grimes, world-renowned dancer and choreographer for 42nd Street. Kelli takes us inside the lesson! 42nd Street runs at the Ordway July...