Tad Simons

Tad Simons

Contributing editor Tad Simons is an award-winning journalist whose writing on the local arts scene has appeared in the Twin Cities Reader, City Pages, St. Paul Pioneer Press, American Theatre magazine, BackStage, Variety and the Washington Post. Over his 25 year career, Tad has covered theater, books, music, visual arts, dance, film, and performance art (including politics). Tad’s articles and essays on these and other subjects have won more than 30 local and national awards for editorial excellence.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Children's Theatre
Christmas Ca-Ching!

It’s that time of year when theaters cash in—and delight audiences—by putting on their holiday shows. Here’s a rundown.


It’s time to brace ourselves for the new “tradition” in town.

Bob Dylan
He is Legend

This is how Bob Dylan the man becomes a myth.

Review: Master Class is Masterful and Classy

Theatre Latte Da’s production, starring Sally Wingert as the legendary opera diva Maria Callas, has been extended.

Ivey Awards ceremony in Minneapolis, MN | Photo by Erin Kincheloe
Ivey Awards Recognition: How Much is Too Much?

Tad Simons looks at the good and the maybe not-so-good of this year's local theater celebraish.

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