Performances have been extended through Nov. 17 at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE. Tickets start at $33 and are available at Latteda.org or by calling the Box Office at 612-339-3003. “Chicago,” stars Britta Ollmann as Roxie Hart, Michelle de Joya as Velma Kelly, Robert O. Berdahl as Billy Flynn, Reed Sigmund as Amos Hart, and Regina Marie Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton. The production transforms the historic Ritz Theater into a 1920s speakeasy, putting audiences in the center of the action. “Chicago” book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, is directed by Theater Latté Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein with Music Direction by Denise Prosek and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder.
The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy (TCBA) is thrilled to present the legendary Judith Stein, “The Lady Divine,” as the featured performer in “The Peacock Cabaret,” Saturday, Sept. 14, Lush Event Center, 990 Central Ave. NE. Ms. Stein, 71 years old and a Burlesque Hall of Fame international honoree, will also teach her acclaimed workshop, “The Art of Connection,” Sunday, Sept. 15, at TCBA, Straightline Dance Fitness, 34 13th Ave. NE, Suite #104. Known in the global burlesque scene for her humorous solos, outspoken wit, and captivating storytelling, Ms. Stein will lead the cast of The Peacock Cabaret, hosted by industry giant Miss Astrid (NYC), starring award-winning TCBA headmistress Ophelia Flame, plus academy faculty and local luminaries Elektra Cute, Anytime Jones, and more. Audiences can expect humor, glamour, and vintage-style striptease juxtaposed with a modern sensibility. Feathers and rhinestones cover all the right places, and the wink of an eye gives the crowd permission to shout, whistle, or erupt in applause. For tickets, registration, and information, visit twincitiesburlesqueacademy.com.
Theater Latté Da announces award-winning playwright Harrison David Rivers’ latest play, “To Let Go and Fall.” New York-based director Sherri Eden Barber helms the production in the Twin Cities with original music composed by Minneapolis-based Jelloslave cellists Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney. Performances begin Wednesday, May 29 and go through Sunday, June 30 at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave. NE. Tickets: $31-$51. Single tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Latteda.org or by calling 612-339-3003.
Todd and Arthur are two former ballet dancers reunited at New York’s Lincoln Center Plaza after 25 years. This beautifully-told story takes us through the lives of both men, their choices, regrets, and coming to terms with age, illness, and sexual identity. Choreography by Penelope Freeh. Starring Mark Benninghofen, Austen Fisher, JuCoby Johnson, Tyler Michaels King, André Shoals, and Jon-Michael Reese with Conner Horak and Da’Rius Malone.