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The Political Cabaret

Posted by Claire Mathews-Lingen on October 21, 2016 at 2:06pm 0 Comments

Cabaret at the Orpheum theater in downtown Minneapolis opened this past Tuesday to a lively audience. The show was introduced by scantily clad actresses taking the stage to warm up and stretch. This opening invited in the sense of being at a cabaret joint. The year was 1929 the place was the Kit Kat Klub in Berlin. The lights come on and the Emcee (Randy Harrison) steps out. 

Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley) is a young writer looking for inspiration in a new city far away…


Where is the Life in this Cabaret?

Posted by Emma on October 21, 2016 at 11:31am 0 Comments

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Where is the Life in this Cabaret?

Ever since I was little I have been listening to the music from John Kander and Fred Ebb’s masterpiece Cabaret. Everyone remembers how they were first introduced to the magic of the Broadway musical. Mine was Cabaret. Songs like “Cabaret,” “Willkomen” and “Maybe This Time” were familiar before I understood their meaning. So you can imagine my high expectations for the return of Cabaret to the Orpheum Theatre for a… Continue

Talia Wendlandt Cabaret Everything and then Nothing Roundabout Theatre’s Cabaret was breathtaking, except when it wasn’t. The detailed staging of the show and the clear attention to where each charac…

Posted by Talia Wendlandt on October 21, 2016 at 1:31am 1 Comment

Talia Wendlandt


Everything and then Nothing

Roundabout Theatre’s Cabaret was breathtaking, except when it wasn’t. The detailed staging of the show and the clear attention to where each character was, whether written into the scene or not, were undeniably both intelligent and justified. And yet during musical scenes involving chorus members, lyrics and…


Where Are Your Troubles Now?

Posted by Lea Moore on October 21, 2016 at 12:33am 1 Comment

            Wilkommen to the cabaret! Here, life is beautiful! Opening last Tuesday at the Orpheum, Director BT McNicholl’s Cabaret marks the 50th anniversary of Roundabout Theatre Company. Cabaret is the perfect distraction from any troubles in your life between the provocative dancing and the enticing scenes.

            Narrated by the Emcee (Randy Harrison) and the boys and girls of the Kit Kat Club, Cabaret tells the story of American writer…



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We Have [Very Few] Troubles Here!

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One word to describe the musical Cabaret: Shocking. Set in 1930s (a.k.a early Nazi) Berlin, this revolutionary musical is part of Roundabout Theatre Production’s 50th anniversary tour- and for good…Continue

Newsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and inspiration

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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

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?

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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