Thursday, January 30, 2020

'The Bridges of Madison County' at Artistry Theatre

Jennifer Baldwin Peden (Francesca Johnson) and Eric Morris (Robert Kincaid) Photo by Devon Cox

Near the top of Clint Eastwood's resume sits the The Bridges of Madison County. The adapted musical is directed by Benjamin McGovern, running at Artistry Theatre in Bloomington through February 16th.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sunday Post #amwriting #amjoy

Today's post will link up to The Sunday SalonThe Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves for weekly updates.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2019 Twin Cities Theatre and Actor Awards


Nine bloggers voted, and here are the results. For the full list of nominees click here:…/2019-twin-cities…
favorite comedic performance by an individual
Eric Sharp - Hot Asian Doctor Husband, Theater Mu

favorite dramatic performance by an individual
Dame Jasmine Hughes - Benevolence, Penumbra Theatre Company AND Floyd's, Guthrie Theater
favorite musical performance by an individual
Becca Hart - Ride the Cyclone, The Jungle Theater
favorite comedic performance by an ensemble
Hot Asian Doctor Husband, Theater Mu
favorite dramatic performance by an ensemble
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play, The Jungle Theater
favorite musical performance by an ensemble
Ride the Cyclone, The Jungle Theater
favorite director of a play
Rick Shiomi - Caught, Full Circle Theater Company
favorite director of a musical
Peter Rothstein - All Is Calm AND Candide AND Chicago AND Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Theater Latté Da
favorite music director
Jason Hansen - Hedwig and the Angry Inch AND Little Night Music, Theater Latté Da
favorite choreographer
Jared Grimes - 42nd Street, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
favorite scenic design
Chelsea M Warren - Ride the Cyclone, The Jungle Theater
favorite costume design TIE
Alice Fredrickson - Chicago AND Hedwig And Angry Inch, Theater Latté Da
Jacqueline Addison - School Girls, The Jungle Theater
favorite lighting design
Karin Olson - Brothers Paranormal, Penumbra Theatre Company / Theater Mu AND School Girls, The Jungle Theater
favorite sound design
Scott Edwards - Autonomy, Mixed Blood Theatre Company AND Brothers Paranormal, Penumbra Theatre Company / Theater Mu
favorite play
Roe, Mixed Blood Theatre Company
favorite musical
Ride the Cyclone, The Jungle Theater
favorite new work
Stoopidity, Domino D'Lorion, Ian McCarthy, and Michael McKitt for Minnesota Fringe
favorite theater company
The Jungle Theater
favorite theater venue
Guthrie Theater

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sunday Post @kimbacaffeinate #amwriting #amjoy

Sunday Post @kimbacaffeinate #amreading #amjoy

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme


Crazy week. I got terribly sick last Sunday night with food poisoning. Once that was over, I got back on the saddle and went to a playwright's critique group in Minnetonka. I found this group on , in their classified section. I had to drive 40 minutes in the snow to get there, but I love Minnetonka and all the lakes and how remote it is compared to Minneapolis. I also started learning SQL, online, for free!!!! There's about 20 people in the class and it can be found at

Anyone can take the class so tell your friends about it. It last about six weeks and meets only three times a week for a little over an hour. The next batch starts on March 5th. It'll also be covering things like selenium and java and informatica. I've been doing this for a couple weeks now. And boy is it hard! I don't know if any of you guys have ever worked in IT but the bare bones of what I know comes from the creation of this blog which doesn't say a lot about my IT skills, but I'm trying..I know a lot of women in IT and they say that's where the money is. I figure I'll never give up my hobby in writing, but it will be a change from my full time job in Health care.
Last and final note.  Yesterday I went to see an extreme sport called Skijoring at Canterbury park.  Skiers were pulled by horse back riders and let's just say a lot of people fell down. It was hard not to laugh.

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Reading: You were always mine by Nicole Bart, Don’t Cry by Mary Gaitskill, The Lemon Table by Julian Barnes, Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant, Wise Children by Angela Carter

Listening:The Transcriptionist by Amy Roland

Watching:The Masked Singer and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(Netflix)


Sunday: The Sunday Post

Up Coming:
Interview with Writer

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