Monday news and reviews

Movies

Trylon Premiere Tuesdays: The Anchorage

While the film’s conviction is admirable, the spell is dependent upon audiences willing to endure the absence of a conventional narrative.

- Brad Richason, Examiner.com

Music

The Civil Wars at the Varsity Theater, 4/17/11

Joy Williams and John Paul White are incredibly charming performers. They specialize in heartbreaking, sparse, bluegrass-inspired folk music, with White’s acoustic guitar serving as their only accompaniment, and it left all kinds of space in the performance for their voices to mingle and cling together like magnets.

- Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Stage

Review: Far from raggedy ‘Annie’

Children’s Theatre offers a gorgeous rendition of the classic musical that rivals the original Broadway show.

- ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune

‘Wuthering Heights’ soars musically while shortchanging its lead singers

Cathy and Heathcliff upstaged by spouses in take on Bronte’s tale

- Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press

Bernard Herrmann’s “Wuthering Heights” gets a stormy, spotty production by the Minnesota Opera

Wuthering Heights recalls Oscar Wilde’s famous criticism of Richard Wagner’s operas: it has “great moments and very dull quarters of an hour.”

- Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

Sally Wingert ready for Guthrie return

After a year of performing in London and New York, and with side trips to prisons and community centers around Minnesota, Sally Wingert is returning “home.” The veteran actor stars as one of the murderous sisters in Arsenic and Old Lace, which opened this weekend at the Guthrie Theater.

- Ed Huyck, City Pages

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