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Chan Poling’s ‘Glensheen’ returns to History Theatre

After a near-sellout run last fall, the musical Glensheen is returning to the History Theatre in St. Paul. The show, which was written by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher with music and lyrics by Chan Poling (the Suburbs, the New Standards), opens today in a reprise run that extends through July 31 — with the cast and creative team […]

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Chan Poling’s ‘Glensheen’ will return to History Theatre in July

This summer, the History Theatre’s Glensheen will return for a second run. Acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Hatcher and the Suburbs’ Chan Poling wrote the book and music (respectively) for the show, which premiered in October. According to the History Theatre, the reprise comes by popular demand — the show’s original run was nearly entirely sold out, breaking […]

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‘Glensheen’: Chan Poling’s History Theatre musical revisits Minnesota’s most infamous murders

It sounds like fiction—like a murder mystery in a worn paperback novel. A wealthy woman is murdered in her bed, smothered with a pillow in the landmark lakeside mansion built by her parents. Her nurse is also killed, bludgeoned with a candlestick. Investigators quickly identify two suspects with a classic motive: struggling financially, the suspects […]

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