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Motown? More like Woahtown!

Posted by Delia Grimes on December 18, 2014 at 4:31pm 0 Comments

Berry Gordy’s “Motown the Musical” is a rare mix of merriment and poignancy, full of wit and history. Cutting between fantastic musical numbers and hard-hitting scenes reminding us about racial tension during the motown period, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy (Julius Thomas III) and the rise of Motown Records from 1938 to the 1980’s. The history aspect of the show was interesting and added more dimension to the plot. The whole show was very interactive- from…

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Callin' Out Around The World Are You Ready for a Brand New Beat, Motown the Musical Will Have You Dancin' in the Seats

Posted by Claire Mathews-Lingen on December 18, 2014 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

    Motown The Musical instantly fills the Orpheum theater in downtown Minneapolis with sound and energy. This show is a full body experience. From the music that rushes through you, making any audience member want to move their feet, to the heart warming/wrenching moments around creating change and standing up for racial justice. Motown The Musical leaves nothing to complain about besides some minor technical difficulties and a stumble here and there, which can be attributed to it being…

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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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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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