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The Minnesota Daily

Actors on the set of A School for Lies. Photo courtesy of Dan Norman.

“The School for Lies”: A glamorous comedy on love and authenticity

by Sarah Horner
Published April 25, 2022
In their final program, the UMN/Guthrie Theater’s Class of 2022 impressed and entertained through a series of larger-than-life performances.
Paulina Aparicio and Hattie Hodes perform Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, March 31 at Rarig Center.

Student actors explore gender in Shakespeare with two unique interpretations

by Sarah Horner
Published April 10, 2022
The UMN/Guthrie Theater’s class of 2024 explored timeless love and tragedy with a modern twist on “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet.”
Photo courtesy of Rich Ryan.

“Man of God” questions the male gaze

by Carly Quast
Published February 18, 2022
On Stage is working to spark conversation about the Theater Mu's upcoming production of “Man of God,” both in the theater and on college campuses.
20 activities to warm the heart this February

20 activities to warm the heart this February

by Bel Moran
Published February 1, 2022
Support local artists and business owners, sip some beer in the snow and attend concerts galore this month.
Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

BREAKING: Northrop receives $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

by Macy Harder
Published January 21, 2022
The Grants for Arts Projects award will support the Northrop Dance Series’ presentation of dance performances and audience engagement activities.
UMN dance professors and choreographers Joanie Smith and Carl Flink curated the Dancing Our Way Out program, which premiered on Friday, Jan. 14 and will be available until Friday, Jan. 21. Photo Courtesy of UMN Dance Program and Northrop

Early pandemic dance film resonates nearly two years later

by Bel Moran
Published January 19, 2022
“Dancing Our Way Out” offers relevant reflections on living and creating art during a global pandemic.
The Pickup Truck Opera cast workshopping the show back in 2020. Courtesy of Scotty Reynolds.

Mixed Precipitation’s Pickup Truck Opera is hitting the road and bringing an epic tale to neighborhoods, parks and beaches around Minnesota

by Macy Harder
Published July 29, 2021
The production is anything but your typical opera, equipped with puppets, Dolly Parton tunes and a pickup truck stage.
UMN classes TH 5117: Performance and Social Change and TH 5950: Topics in Theatre holding in person class in the Rarig theater building.

Theater class links pharmacy studies with Greek tragedies

by Nathanael Ashton-Piper and Kyra Barbot
Published April 22, 2021
Combined with a study of Greek tragedies, the class examines the contemporary and historical aspects of pharmacy to create performance through science.
First Avenue venue sits empty on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Minnesota chapter of the National Independent Venue Association was founded by First Avenue, along with other local music venues, to advocate for relief in the form of the SaveMNStages bill.

Minnesota venues seek state relief with newly introduced SaveMNStages bill

by Frankie Carlson
Published April 1, 2021
The Minnesota Independent Venue Association has been spearheading legislation aimed at providing aid to shuttered entertainment businesses.
The show must go on: Annual Tết Show hits virtual stage

The show must go on: Annual Tết Show hits virtual stage

by Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
Published February 18, 2021
The Vietnamese Student Association’s celebration of the Lunar New Year will be held virtually on Feb. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.