St. Anthony Community Theater (SACT) is back. SACT plans to produce a show this summer and expects to make it available as a live performance and/or as a streamed option. As of now, the rights to SACT’s show of choice has not yet been granted but you can check their website and Facebook page for the latest news. Auditions for the summer show will take place at the St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Rd. NE, on Friday, June 11, 6:30-8:30 pm; and Saturday, June 12, 10 am-3:30 pm; with call backs possible on the afternoon of June 13. If you are interested in auditioning, pre-registration is recommended. To sign up, visit sactheater.org.
Theater Latté Da announces, “The Ghostlight Series,” five virtual cabarets launching January 2021. Produced by Associate Artistic Director Kelli Foster Warder, and curated by Foster Warder as well as Founding Artistic Director Peter Rothstein, Regina Marie Williams, and Q Brothers Collective, the virtual cabaret series will feature more than 40 Minnesota artists showcasing stories and songs delivered monthly beginning January and running through July 2021. The series begins with, “Twelve Blocks From Where I Live,” featuring Regina Marie Williams and showcasing images of Minneapolis 2020 captured through her own camera lens. “Re-Cast,” invites some TLD favorite actors to perform roles they never got to play. “Heroic Acts Of Music,” sheds a light on performances throughout history when musicians chose melody and beauty over violence and oppression. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed theater artists, Q Brothers Collective, presents, “The Rap Pack,” a hip hop cabaret developed as part of “Next Up,” Theater Latté Da’s new works initiative, launched earlier this year. Finally, “Music To Our Eyes: Designers Sing Out,” puts Twin Cities theater designers center stage. For years audiences have seen their artistry, but it’s high time to hear their stories. Passes are on sale now. Series passes are $75 per household and includes access to all five virtual cabarets. Visit Latteda.org or call the Box Office at 612-339-3003.
Theater Latté Da’s highly-celebrated original work, “A Christmas Carole Petersen,” will broadcast into homes, hearts, and AirPods this holiday season. Carole returns for the homegrown holiday comedy, written by Tod Petersen and Theater Latté Da Artistic Director, Peter Rothstein. Petersen and Rothstein have adapted the piece for radio along with pianist Denise Prosek. Tune in to myTalk 107.1 on Dec. 21-24 at 7 pm CST for the radio broadcast and visit mytalk1071.com to find the podcast, available Dec. 15th on Apple Podcast or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Info: latteda.org.
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.