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...