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Cocktail Hour

Posted by Olivia Skjervold on December 18, 2014 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

Olivia Skjervold

The Cocktail Hour


            Just before the holiday outbreak I caught performance of A.R Gurney’s Cocktail Hour at the Guthrie Theatre on November 25, and for a few hours watched the familiar family dynamic play out on stage as now is the time of year when Minnesota audience members alike prepare themselves for the anticipated family gatherings of the holidays. The…


Can I "Close the door" on this Musical? Mostly not.

Posted by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on December 18, 2014 at 10:37pm 0 Comments

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein 

Motown The Musical

Can I “close the door” on this musical? Mostly not.

When Berry Gordy first opened a…


You Heard It Though the Grapevine, Motown the Musical is Here!

Posted by Olivia Skjervold on December 18, 2014 at 10:33pm 0 Comments

Olivia Skjervold


Motown the Musical


You Heard It Though the Grapevine, Motown the Musical is Here!


            Motown the Musical was exactly the spectacular and upbeat performance I expected when I entered the Orpheum to escape a cold, wintery Tuesday night. The musical is a dazzling tribute to the timeless record labels that put mainstream African American stars on the map. The familiar and much loved voices of Diana Ross, the Supremes, the…


Motown the Musical: A Show “To Be Loved”

Posted by Emma Price on December 18, 2014 at 10:25pm 0 Comments

As Motown the Musical takes the stage at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis, you know you are in for a night of music that makes you want to get up and dance. The story began as the life of Berry Gordy, became the music of the nation, and made its way to the Broadway stage. Motown the Musical tells the story of the Motown record label founder Berry Gordy’s journey from boxer to music master, as he fights against the odds launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael…



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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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