Arts & Entertainment

by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “51 Birch Street” (PG) (3) [DVD only] — A slow-moving, insightful, in-depth, very personal documentary in which filmmaker Doug Block uses a montage of photographs, home movies, interviews with family [...]

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If Meghan Kreidler’s new gig at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is any indication, a career in theater is as much about stamina as it is about acting talent. As a full-time Performing Apprentice for the 2014-15 season, the 23-year-old Eagan native will be logging some long hours. When her first production, “Busytown,” gets [...]

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St. Paul-based Teatro Del Pueblo will present its puppet show “The Adventures of Juan” at Caponi Art Park on Aug. 26 as the final performance in the Eagan art park’s summer-long Family Fun Tuesdays series. “The Adventures of Juan” tells the story of a boy who embarks on a journey with mythical figures such as [...]

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‘Rent’ features Apple Valley actress Laura Vannelli, of Apple Valley, is featured in the lead role of Joanne Jefferson in the rock musical “Rent” opening Sept. 12 at the Rochester Civic Theatre, Rochester, Minn. Vannelli’s first experience with theatre came during law school at the University of Minnesota when she joined up with the Theater [...]

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To submit items for the Arts Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com. Auditions The Eagan Theater Company is holding auditions for upcoming radio plays from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. ETC will bring to life some of the best of the radio shows from the 1930s to the 1950s in front [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (R) (1.5) [Pervasive strong crude and sexual content, including graphic nudity, and language.] [DVD only] — An outlandish, [...]

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