Tuesday news and reviews

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

Minnesota Opera’s elegant ‘Cenerentola’ boasts winning singers and witty, buoyant staging

– Michael Anthony, minnpost.com

Minnesota Opera is on a roll these days. For its season-opener in September, the company offered a thoughtful, evocative retelling of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” and has followed that up this weekend with a lighthearted, elegant production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola,” otherwise known as “Cinderella.”

Getting ‘Naked’ at the Walker – for art – Mary Abbe, Star Tribune

Japanese performers Eiko & Koma bare it all in a monthlong installation at Walker Art Center starting today.

“Stone Soup Feeds the World” at SteppingStone Theatre: “It was fun and I loved it and I want to see it again!”

– Betsy Gabler, TC Daily Planet

SteppingStone Theatre opens its 23rd season with Stone Soup Feeds the World, an adaptation of the popular story book by Dane Stauffer.

Siblings sift through life in old items – Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Open Eye’s quirky look at family secrets feels familiar and amusing rather than profound and revelatory.

How Lucky You Can Be: The Story of Coach Don Meyer – Curt Brown, Star Tribune

[Brown’s] portrait of Meyer arcs from the sideline screamer we’ve come to roll our eyes at to a deeply spiritual guy whose hoops obsession transcends into an honest and open love story, and an uplifting read.

Amy Rice: 100 Creatives – Jessica Armbruster, City Pages

There has always been a healthy dose of Minnesota in Amy Rice’s artwork.

‘Trekkies’ and ‘Six Days in Roswell’ create an out of this world double-feature

– Coco Mault, City Pages

Trekkies are a dedicated group of people, often taking their love of Star Trek out of the realm of a hobby and turning it into a full-time obsession. Some have even gone as far as to have their ears surgically “Spocked.”

MST3K presents ‘Mitchell’ at the Turf Club’s Clown Lounge – John Ervin, City Pages

For those who lament the 1999 demise of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Comedy Central’s weekly “watch-along” of bad, little-known films with running, mocking commentary by Joel Hodgson or Mike Nelson, and two or more robots, you now have reason to live again.

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