Twin Cities theater this weekend is all about the musical
|by Lauren B. Photography|
|The cast of "Always & Forever" say it with a song|
City of Angels is opening at Bloomington Civic Theatre; a six-time Tony winner in 1989, it's a jazz-charged affectionate send-up of film noir and detective fiction. It contains a double-world set-up in which one half of the show is dark and gritty, while the other is a Technicolor fantasy. And did we mention that it goes heavy on the jazz?
Out at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, All Shook Up is a jukebox musical built around the music of Elvis Presley--it tells the story of a small-town girl, a guitar-wielding stranger, the lure of the open . . . oh, the hell with it. It's a musical comedy built around Elvis music. Enough said.
And don't forget The Scottsboro Boys at the Guthrie.