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Candide by Theater Latte Da and VocalEssence

Jules | Minnesota Theater Love PUBLISHED: Sunday, March 24, 2019 When: March 20-24 At: Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Running Time: two and a half hours with intermish About: “A tale exploding with star-crossed lovers, melodramatic villains, broad comedy, and a beautiful score, Candide combines the power of opera with the delights of musical theatre. Wrapped…  Read More

2019 Spring Arts and Dining Pairings

By Lavender February 28, 2019Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured – Home Page, Food & Dining, Our Scene Produced by Linda Raines and Chris Tarbox Arts Sections by John Townsend Dining Sections by Bradley Traynor Candide Theater Latte Da at Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts March 21-24, 2019 Voltaire was giant of the bloody French Revolution and his angry…  Read More

Review: A fine ‘Candide,’ indeed

By DOMINIC P. PAPATOLA | Special to the Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: March 22, 2019 at 12:08 pm For certain theater people, searching for a really good production of “Candide” is like trying to find the mythical Shangri La or Eldorado. For these people, the “Candide” playing an unfortunately short and even more unfortunately sold-out run at…  Read More

A fan-made ‘RoboCop’, Mark Mallman and Nora McInerny release books: A-List March 20

Brad Richason | CityPages Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Here’s our picks for great happenings this week. Candide Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire, Candide’s satirical storyline follows its titular character as calamity drives him from a sheltered upbringing to a journey of discovery. Along the way, he…  Read More

Lyric and Wit! VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da! Cunedonde and…Candide!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 LYRIC AND WIT! VOCALESSENCE AND THEATER LATTÉ DA! CUNEGONDE AND….CANDIDE! Local arts powerhouses combine forces to bring Leonard Bernstein’s famed operetta to life in a theatrical concert performance—March 21-24 at the Cowles Center MINNEAPOLIS — January 3, 2019 — VocalEssence and Theater Latté Da will join voices this March…  Read More

VocalEssence Presents Work from Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson

CONTACT: Jennifer Weismann 612-716-0556 VOCALESSENCE PRESENTS WORK FROM GERTRUDE STEIN AND VIRGIL THOMSON Local choral ensemble stages opera “Four Saints in Three Acts” alongside award-winning dance troupe Black Label Movement MINNEAPOLIS—December 17, 2015—On Saturday, Mar. 19, nationally acclaimed choral ensemble VocalEssence will re-imagine the groundbreaking and distinctly American opera—Four Saints in Three Acts—assisted by director…  Read More

‘Midwinter’ heats up with plethora of weekend events

By Sheila Regan MinnPost | March 3, 2022 There’s flamenco happening in St. Paul at Park Square, and gallery reception happening at Macalester with four really interesting artists that are looking at history and memory in unusual ways. Congratulations. We’ve gotten past the direst cold months and welcome a reprieve as we officially enter “midwinter.”…  Read More

Weekend Best Bets: March 22-24

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Waffle Day, classic musicals, more By Erik Tormoen | Minnesota Monthly March 21, 2019 Candide at the Cowles What: Candide When: March 21-24, various showtimes Where: Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis It’s Leonard Bernstein’s other musical: a Broadway-bedazzled operetta, goofier than West Side, with less snapping but a…  Read More

INTERVIEW: Soprano Liv Redpath On Singing In The Best Of All Possible Worlds

by Basil Considine | Twin Cities Arts Reader March 18, 2019: Opera is seemingly everywhere in the Twin Cities in March, with productions and concerts by the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Opera, Skylark Opera Theatre, and more. Into this tangled period leaps the choral music ensemble VocalEssence, which has chosen “The Best of All Possible…  Read More

Roxane Wallace

Dancer/Choreographer Roxane Wallace is active in the arts as a performer, teacher, dancer, and choreographer.  Originally from California, she holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley.  Constantly engaged in her field, she has worked with choreographers and directors of both regional and international acclaim earning her the “Best Dancer” title…  Read More

VocalEssence plans imaginative 50th-anniversary season; 23rd Annual Art-A-Whirl in northeast

By Pamela Espeland | 08:32 am If you saw yesterday’s Artscape and Theater Latté Da’s season announcement, you already know part of VocalEssence’s big 50th-anniversary reveal: a collaboration with Latté Da. But that’s the tip of the iceberg (this is the North, after all) of a truly astonishing, wildly imaginative season. Before we get into that, a brief history: In 2015,…  Read More