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Say Motown's in Town and "I'll Be There"

Posted by Oriana Freeman on December 18, 2014 at 7:50pm 0 Comments

       With a name as sweet as Motown you know what to expect- music that you want to dance to and a story with a punch. The show was a party from the start- colorful lights and blasting music. The energy emanated from the stage with such power that I was blown away. This true story follows a young Berry Gordy as he discovers his passion for songwriting, and eventually his dream to own a record label- Motown. All of this is wrapped up in a jukebox musical bow inviting one and all to unwrap…


Motown: the Movement

Posted by Jolie Olson on December 18, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

As the orchestra, which sounded more like a soundtrack, began playing the first few notes of Motown, you could feel the excitement of the audience rise. Although the storyline is one that has been told before, it can still bring new meaning.  With all of the racial controversy in the media right now, Motown couldn’t have more perfect timing.  The music surrounds you and makes you feel like part of the movement.



Bold, Bright, Fun: Mowtown The Musical

Posted by Amy Walus on December 18, 2014 at 6:43pm 0 Comments

Bold, bright and fun are just three words I’d use to describe the performance of Mowtown, which had it’s opening in Minneapolis Tuesday, December 16th.…


"Get Ready" for Motown

Posted by Taylor Leighton on December 18, 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Everyone will be dancing in their seats at the Orpheum Theater this Holiday season as they become mesmerized by Motown The Musical, which plays through December 28. The show is jam-packed with nostalgic classics that will surely get the audience swaying to the Motown beat. The anticipation of what infamous song and character will grace the stage next creates a lively atmosphere of fun and wonder.

A retrospective look at the life of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, Motown…



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Dirty Dancing

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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?

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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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