South Minneapolis resident Bobby Gardner teaches improv and sketch writing at Northeast Minneapolis' Strike Theater.
If you’re searching for a high-quality theater performance to attend this year, look no further than Minneapolis’ own Southwest High School. With a mission to get new students involved each season, it is no wonder that many of their shows are overflowing with diverse talent from both the actors and those working behind the scenes.
Theatre of the Spirit has been entertaining St. Louis Park audiences for over two decades with its annual spring musical at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
“It was created as something for families to do in the winter months,” says Jean Edin, a longtime member of the community theater group. It was this tie to families that inspired Edin to join with her daughter, Darla, who was 5 years old at the time.
This year marks the seventh season of Maggie’s Farm Theater and the first year in its new home at the Little Theater in Lenox Community Center. The performing arts company, co-founded by husband and wife Brad and Rachel Richardson, entertains local audiences of all ages.
With volunteer support and a grant from the Sunrise Rotary Club of St. Louis Park, Maggie’s Farm Theater was renovated with new interior paint, stage utility flooring, window treatments, and interior and exterior signage.