This week in theater: 'Sunset Boulevard' opens in Minneapolis

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The second of the Minneapolis Musical Theatre's two productions this year, "Sunset Boulevard," begins its three-week run Friday at the New Century Theatre in Minneapolis.

Featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Sunset Boulevard" tells the story of silent movie star Norma Desmond and her tragic tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition.

Local reviews are forthcoming. "Sunset Boulevard" runs through June 23.

Meanwhile, the Guthrie Theater’s latest production “The Primrose Path,” continues at the Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis.

Pioneer Press critic Dominic Papatola says the play “has some lovely language and sketches out a number of interesting ideas and characters,” but adds it long first act and can't decide what kind of production it wants to be.

Graydon Royce of the Star Tribune also gives the play a mixed review. He praises its comic relief, he notes that “comic relief is cheap in this swirling carnival of amusement. What we need more of is the story’s core.”

The play runs through June 15.

The Children’s Theatre Company’s new stage production of the classic Lewis Carroll tale “Alice in Wonderland” continues its run this week in Minneapolis.

Rob Hubbard in his review for the Pioneer Press calls the latest staging of the “one of those rare productions that provide rewards for all ages” and says it’s “clever, colorful fun — that’s appropriately absurd.”

Lisa Brock gives high praise to the production in her Star Tribune review, saying “CTC’s foray into Wonderland sizzles with surprises, from kitchens and tea parties that pop out of the floor to chairs that fly through the air and bottles that mysteriously empty themselves and then vanish altogether.”

“Alice in Wonderland” at the CTC runs through June 15.

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