Critical View is Hennepin Theatre Trust's student 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.
I think this show had great potential to be great. And there was certain elements that I enjoyed but many were over done and over played.
The show is set in the future, where kids don’t listen to “real” music (although I resent the fact that there is something that defines if music is “real or not”). Among these deprived children there are two rebels who believe there is more out there then the GaGa world. One of the rebels was a “dreamer” who dreamed of music lyrics. The other had no…
Don’t wish for plot. Don’t wish for character development. But if you have a hankering for real rock music, We Will Rock You is in town. Join hundreds of Queen-lovers for the product of Queen (music & lyrics) and Ben Elton (Story & Script) at the Orpheum theatre in Downtown Minneapolis. Set in the plot of a stereotypical musical romance, the real star of the show is Queen’s powerful (and often deafening) music. But beware, it may contain some dangerously valid arguments about the…Continue
Upon arriving at the Orpheum on Tuesday night, I had no idea what to expect from We Will Rock You. But it’s fair to say that awful computer-generated graphics, two-dimensional characters, and an underwhelming plot isn’t what I had anticipated.
We Will Rock You is the story of Galileo, or “Gal” for short, who lives in a futuristic society without rock or any kind of individuality. Gal teams up with…Continue
We Will Rock You was yet another, additional disappointment to the jukebox musical theatre collection. This somewhat tribute to the rock legend Queen fell just short of its potential with such a distasteful storyline and script. Vocally, the show was phenomenal consisting of pure, natural talent. Unfortunately, all of the talent in the world could not save a show with a plot such as this one. It was inconsistent, and altogether very difficult to grasp. The musical takes place in the…Continue
A read about critiquing:…Continue
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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