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What can Make Me Feel this Way? "Motown!" Just Go and See "Motown!"

Posted by Noah Coon on December 18, 2014 at 1:19am 0 Comments

“Motown the Musical” is a show that will thrill everyone, young and old.  The show begins at the 25th anniversary of Motown Records.  The founder of Motown, Berry Gordy (Clifton Oliver), decides not to attend the event and reflects on his journey with Motown Records.  The show covers the growth of Motown from its inspiration, to its birth, and through the first 25 years of Motown Records.  Along the way,…

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Moneytown Music

Posted by Nathaniel Larson on December 18, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

In a musical that is named after motortowns, finances develop as the main theme

During the musical Motown, now at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theater through December 28, Motown recording legend Berry Gordy recounts his triumph with the Motown…

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There's No Town Like Motown

Posted by Julia Jacobs on December 17, 2014 at 10:45pm 0 Comments

I could feel the energy surging through the crowds as everyone bustled into their seats at the opening night of Motown The Musical on Tuesday, December 16th at the Orpheum. The excitement only grew as the show went on, and didn't let up until the closing scene. Motown The Musical is a high energy, captivating show full of "oldies, but goodies" that keep the audience humming along. The story follows Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, and his trials and triumphs as he launched the…

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Dancing In My Seat

Posted by Annika Peterson on December 17, 2014 at 9:50pm 0 Comments

Motown the musical was everything the audience at the Orpheum Theater was hoping it would be; fun, high energy, engaging, and most importantly, musically phenomenal. This musical followed Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown. It portrayed how his dream of opening a record company in the 50s became a reality when he created Motown in Detroit, Michigan. The show introduced many stars that came out of Motown, such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross. It focused on issues of race,… Continue

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White Christmas--I FOUND THE PINE TREE LODGE!

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Dirty Dancing

Started by Zoë Makila in Uncategorized Oct 10. 0 Replies

Do you think Dirty Dancing the stage play would work as a stand alone? I'm curious if you think it's strong enough and has enough of a plot by itself to carry people through without having seen the…Continue

Are Critics Too Snobby?

Started by Dudley Voigt in Uncategorized May 17, 2012. 0 Replies

TC Daily Planet 5/16Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat,When a movie critic says something my dad doesn't agree with, Dad will grunt. "Those critics see too many movies! They have no idea what the average…Continue

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    What is SpotLight's Critical Reviewer Program?

    SpotLight's Critical Review Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight school productions. Critical Review is part of a larger curriculum that teaches communication skills, and enhances critical thinking and creative response. As part of this program, students receive study guides and press kits before the show, learn from experts including local theatre critics, playwrights and actors who discuss topics from lighting design to choreography, and in some cases, have expanded access to the Broadway touring cast and crew. 

    This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.

     
     
     

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