News and reviews

Here’s a look at the arts stories making headlines this morning…

The Wall leaves us comfortably numb – Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

How the real stories behind Pink Floyd’s iconic album differ from the versions baked up by longtime fans.

‘Gee’s Bend’ a patchwork – Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

There are performances to enjoy in Park Square’s new show, but the totality of this quilted drama is less than its parts.

A ‘House’ full of pictures – Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

Moments of lyricism and opacity mark the premiere of “House of Spirits” at Mixed Blood.

Wild Woyzeck Project not for the fainthearted – Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

In “The Woyzeck Project,” a young troupe aggressively explores the bizarre world of a soldier who snaps under pressure.

Ten Thousand Things takes Shakespeare to NYC – Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

In a partnership with the Public Theater, the local troupe’s artistic leader will direct “Measure for Measure.”

Also: Ten Thousand Things working with New York City’s Public Theater – Pioneer Press

These zombies can really sing – William Randall Beard, Star Tribune

In a sendup that’s pure camp, Minneapolis Musical Theatre adds tunes to terror.

The Singers bring liturgical music alive – William Randall Beard, Star Tribune

The choral group broke from the usual, performing works by Fauré, Stravinsky.

Women’s erotic selves in dance, music – Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

In an amalgam of music and dance, Urban Bush Women brought a powerful, controversial piece to life.

Frenzied, irreverent take on ‘Baby Jane’ – Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

Review: Ballet of the Dolls sends up a classic tale of jealousy with “Whatever Happened to … Swan Lake?”

‘House of Spirits’ Mixed Blood’s potent production casts light on dark atrocities

– Renee Valois, Pioneer Press

“The House of the Spirits” is a potent production creating stronger horror in this Halloween season than a bloody zombie movie — because it lays bare the heinous, unspeakable atrocities of real life.

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