The best theater show I’ve ever seen here was simply called “The Thing”
- Jay Gabler
- • Digital Producer
St. Paul, MN
The best theater show I’ve ever seen here was simply called “The Thing.” It was an independently produced play, directed by Samantha Johns and George McConnell, featuring about a dozen actors in the basement of a former retail store on the West Bank of Minneapolis. The show started at midnight, one of the actors cooked pancakes, the floor was literally covered with discarded record albums, and it was an incredibly emotional experience.
My favorite theater show in the Twin Cities is called, “Show X,”
- Nick Rindo
- • UX Designer
My favorite theater show in the Twin Cities is called, “Show X,” at HUGE Theater on Monday nights. It includes a rotating cast of the Cities’ best improvisers creating a brand new show every week. Not only are the shows great, but you can also take improv classes at HUGE. I did, and very quickly had over 100 new friends and was being inundated with invitations to shows and events.
There are so many fantastic productions created by the vibrant theater scene we have in MSP
- Whitney Place
- • Executive Aide
There are so many fantastic productions created by the vibrant theater scene we have in MSP, but I was blown away by Theater Latte Da’s production of “Cabaret” last year. This show rivaled everything I’ve seen on Broadway. It received a number of accolades, including an Ivey Award (the Tony of Minnesota theater) for overall excellence and starred many local theater favorites. The acting, costuming, choreography and staging were fantastic, but my favorite part was when everyone’s favorite local actor, Tyler Michaels sang a moving rendition of “I Don’t Care Much” while hanging on a ring above the stage. This show was altogether impressive and showed the level of talent and skill held by the MSP theater community.
The best theater show I’ve seen in MSP is Rent!
- Melissa Arlt
- • Associate Director, Administration
Maple Grove, MN
Rent! I grew up in a small town in central MN and it was the first large scale theater production I had seen. I saw it in 1999 when it was still very new and the music was amazing. It still holds a special place in my heart and I try to get to at least 1 new show a year.
Did you know?
“The Twin Cities area is considered by Minnesotans as the capital for the arts of the Upper Midwest and has cultural organizations and events that draw creative people and audiences to the city for theater, visual art, writing, and music.” – Forbes
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