Critical View is Hennepin Theatre Trust's student reviewer program!
SpotLight's Critical Reviewer Program gives high school students the opportunity to attend and review touring Broadway productions and SpotLight 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. Students post their reviews and interact online through the Critical Review Clubhouse (here!)
This program is funded through the generous support of Fred and Ann Moore.
When I first heard that they were making a stage production of a story about animals I got ready to give the show the thumbs down. How could any producer expect a puppet horse to be anything but convince an audience they haven't paid money for a puppet show since they were five. Surprisingly War Horse is one of the most technically impressive shows I've seen in my life. The critical element, the horse itself, proved to be much more than a giant iron gimmick and held its own better than some…Continue
Posted by Xavier Heim on June 19, 2013 at 10:36pm
All I knew about the show War Horse upon arrival at the Orphem Theatre Wednesday night, was that it was a show about horses, and a war; neither of which topics I was much interested in. I sat down in very back of the main floor and squinted towards the stage as the show began.
“I heard that the puppets are better in this show than in Lion King,” one elderly patroness said to her friend. I felt my blood run cold, then quietly started compiling evidence against her statement. The lights went up, and the first thing I saw was a man’s hand on the giant, mechanical foal tail. It twitched, and I literally jumped in my seat, utterly creeped out. Then, out of nowhere, a chorus of puppeteers gave out a shrill, all-too-human whinny. “Is that supposed to…Continue
July 12, 1912
The day my father sold you to the army was the day my world turned upside down. He promised me you were mine. Then just when I thought we would never be apart, you were gone. I heard about the tales of battle from a letter that uncle brought on Christmas morning. That day I left the farm to join the army myself. Since then I have been on an endless search to find my best friend.…Continue
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Started by Melissa Ferlaak Koch Apr 13, 2012.
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