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The Guthrie's spectacular public spaces are open year-round. Explore every place from the amber box to the Endless Bridge with a self-guided iPod audio tour led by a celebrity guide.

Download any of six FREE audio tours as a podcast on iTunes or rent an iPod from the Box Office for $5 during Box Office hours.



 

 Audio Tour Guides


Chris Coleman
Mayor of St. Paul

In his six years as mayor, Chris Coleman has been an advocate for education, public safety and economic development. Revolutionary education initiatives led by Mayor Coleman include the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood and Sprockets, which focus on how our students spend their crucial time out of the classroom. Mayor Coleman was instrumental in championing the Central Corridor Light Rail line -- the largest transit project ever undertaken in the state of Minnesota -- which will not only transform an iconic St. Paul street but provide an affordable way to connect the city's residents to businesses, schools and workplaces. Through his leadership, downtown St. Paul has come alive with new arts, music and restaurant venues. 
   

Angela Davis
anchor, WCCO-TV


Angela Davis anchors WCCO This Morning and WCCO 4 News At Noon and joined WCCO-TV in 2006. Angela has lived in the Twin Cities since 1994. Before coming to WCCO-TV, Davis co-anchored the morning and midday newscasts at KSTP-TV. She also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor at that station. Angela lives in St. Paul with her husband and two young children. In her free time, she volunteers with Girls in Action, a mentoring program for adolescent and teenage girls in Minneapolis, Lovin' the Skin I'm In, a mentoring program for girls in St. Paul, and ThreeSixty, a program for Minnesota high school students interested in journalism. Angela and her husband, a managing editor at the Star Tribune, serve as a host family for international journalists visiting the United States through the World Press Institute. Angela holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and grew up in southern Virginia. The recipient of the NABJ Ethel Payne Fellowship for Africa in 1995, Angela spent one month in Kenya producing a documentary. She has won four regional Emmy Awards for anchoring and covering breaking news.  
   
  Kevin Kling
monologist and playwright

Kevin Kling grew up in Osseo, Minn., and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. He has performed his plays in Sweden, Australia, Scotland and the Czech Republic. His autobiographic piece Home and Away premiered at Seattle Rep and moved Off-Broadway to Second Stage Theater under the direction of David Esbjornson, where it received a Drama Desk Award nomination. His plays have been produced at the Goodman Theatre, the Jungle Theater, Denver Center Theatre, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Guthrie and regional theaters throughout the country. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bush Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. He is a McDowell Fellow and has received the Whiting Award, the A.P. Anderson Award, the VSA Jeahny and the Eric Peterson Award. Most recently he appeared at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. Kevin has authored three books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn and Big Little Brother. He is a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and is a proud member of the trio Bad Jazz. 
   

R.T. Rybak
Former Mayor of Minneapolis

R.T. Rybak was mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-2014 and has a broad background in business, journalism and community activism. Prior to becoming mayor, Rybak was a business consultant, newspaper publisher, Downtown Council development director and a reporter with the Minneapolis Tribune. Mayor Rybak truly believes that Minneapolis has the potential to become the great American city of our time and his Great City Agenda to achieve that vision includes: 1) Making Minneapolis a place to live where anyone can feel safe walking down any street; 2) Getting youth ready by 21 with 21st Century skills through the Minneapolis Promise; 3) Creating great public spaces by reweaving the urban fabric; 4) Closing the gaps between haves and have-nots with a community and economy that works for all; and 5) Embracing change, reform and innovation to run the City government well, but run it for a reason. Mayor Rybak is leading efforts to revitalize north Minneapolis, attack juvenile crime, make Minneapolis a wireless city, end homelessness, and significantly reduce the city's energy consumption to combat global climate change. Rybak's accomplishments include successful efforts to rein in government spending, drive a housing and economic development boom, grow the police department by 100 officers in the last two years and launch the innovative Minneapolis 311 phone system. Mayor Rybak is a lifelong Minneapolis resident and the son of a pharmacist in the Phillips neighborhood. Rybak currently lives in the East Harriet neighborhood of Minneapolis with his wife, Megan, and their two children Grace and Charlie.

   

Brian "B.T." Turner
on-air personality, KTWIN

Brian "B.T." Turner got his start in radio and TV broadcasting much like Robin Williams' character in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam, with the U.S. Air Force, where he enlisted in 1977. He proudly served six-and-a-half years in the military, both active duty and reserve, then segued to a career in commercial broadcasting that has continued for more than 30 years. B.T. was on the team that initially put Cities 97 on the Twin Cities radio landscape in 1984. He later went on to help create and manage numerous media outlets, including the much-beloved alternative radio station REV 105. He returned to Cities 97 in 1996, first hosting the afternoon show and later moving to the morning show, where he's been on the air since 2000. B.T. is also an active foodie; he and his wife own a gourmet food business called Elle-Tee & the kitchen, where they create high-end retail products from a commercial facility in Crystal, Minn. Since their days at Robbinsdale High School, where they shared the stage in many shows, he and Guthrie veteran Sally Wingert remain close friends.
   

Sally Wingert
actor

A native Minnesotan and veteran Guthrie actor, Sally Wingert has appeared in more than 75 Guthrie productions since 1985. She recently performed in the Broadway and London productions of La Bête with Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce. Other credits include Tartuffe at McCarter Theatre/Yale Rep, Paradise Lost at ART, Sylvia at the Jungle Theater and Doubt at Ten Thousand Things. Locally she has performed with Mixed Blood Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Actors Theatre of St. Paul, the History Theatre, the Children's Theatre Company, Cricket Theatre and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Other regional credits include roles with Barrington Stage Company and Arizona Theatre Company, among others. Sally's film credits include The Life of Riley, North Country, Factotum, How to Kill a Mockingbird, Grandfather's Birthday (with Robert Prosky), Fargo, With or Without You, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Straight Story, Untamed Heart and Last Seen.