Christina Stroup-Manchester on Modernizing ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

  Meet Christina. This is her first year with the Playhouse Family Theatre and she is currently directing the Teen Intensive’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Sophie Haug and Grace Wilson (cast members in Xanadu JR, who are working on the marketing team for Much Ado About Nothing) sat down with her to talk […]

Five Questions with Doody, Frenchie, Roger and Jan

Our summer musical, Grease, is just about to enter its third and final week of performances, and we think it’s about time you got to know the crew a little bit more! Take a little time to get to know Jake Nelson (Doody), Jennie Ross (Frenchie), Kyle McMillan (Roger), and Daylen Moore (Jan) as we […]

Five Questions with Sandy, Danny, Rizzo, and Kenickie

Our summer musical, Grease, opens in a mere two days, and it’s about time we get to know our actors! Take a little time to get to know Jenna Kelly (Sandy), Matias Valero (Danny), Christina Stroup (Rizzo), and Ole Dack (Kenickie) as we ask them five questions each about the show, their rehearsals, and their […]

REVIEW: A river of truly tragic twists in ‘Eurydice’ at the Underground

Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s modern spin on the classic Greek tale of Orpheus in the Underworld appropriately opened at the Underground Theatre on Thursday night (May 30). The original myth tells how Eurydice dies on their wedding day and Orpheus goes to bring his bride back from the dead. His music charms even Hades himself, who […]

REVIEW: ‘Government Inspector’ a funny Russian farce full of big, bold moments

THE REVIEW The Duluth Playhouse is putting on The Government Inspector. It is a farce. A Russian farce. About politicians. (No, not that one.) This version of The Government Inspector has been adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, who strips Nikolai Gogol’s script down to the skeleton and rebuilds it with jokes guaranteed to hit an American […]

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