Highly acclaimed Theater Latté Da set their sights on the timeless Puccini drama. In nearly anyone else’s hands, the world’s most popular opera plays out like an overly complicated twin to Moulin Rogue!; With the deftly capable Latté Da and Peter Rothstein’s innovative, award-winning staging, it will be a real treat to see up close at the Ritz Theater. Various Times • $33-66. —Hitara 

Ritz Theater, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis