Critical View is Hennepin Theatre Trust's student reviewer program!
Have you ever wondered what happened before Dorthy arrived? Well, If you’ve seen Wicked, which recently closed after a five-week engagement at the Orpheum in Minneapolis, you’ll know that Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch were once college roommates. As the show progresses, Glinda and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch, hit all of the major milestones and highs and lows of friendship, which makes the show relatable to almost everybody. Among the hundreds of Wicked veterans in the…Continue
Wicked, one of the most well known broadway musicals of all time. It’s storyline roots to The Wizard of Oz, and The Wiz. Music so beautiful that it leaves most of the audience in tears and with there mouths wide open. It will be touring at the Orpheum in Minneapolis for 5 weeks. Wicked has been performed over 5,462 times, and continues to thrive.
In the original broadway cast of Wicked,…Continue
Emma MeentsNewsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and InspirationSimple stories about the "little guy" can be so much bigger than what lies beneath the surface. This is what one is left with as the stage…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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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.