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Posted by Julian Spencer on September 28, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

No show has evoked such child-like glee in myself as the touring production of Cinderella, playing at the Orpheum Theatre, has. From magical costume changes to flying fairy-godmothers, the 2013 adaptation of the classic Rogers and Hammerstein television musical brought wonder and joy to my steely heart. The story of Cinderella is one that has been told countless times, but this show offers a unique perspective on the well-know tale. Instead of simply searching for a prince, the titular… Continue

Let's Get Some Shoes

Posted by Contessa Boorman on September 11, 2015 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

     When you think of a giant monster, what pops into your head? Is it a dragon? An ogre? Or even that spider in your bathroom which you so gracefully avoid now? I assume that whatever image popped into your head, it was probably not that of a rabid human-sized praying mantis with epilepsy, right?

     The Broadway national tour of…



Posted by Ruby Regan on September 11, 2015 at 8:16am 2 Comments

Magic was alive on stage last Tuesday, September eighth, at the Orpheum theater.  Magic was in the music as it lulled you into the darkness, and into the lights as it danced through the forested set on stage.  Magic was in the essence of Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella. The classic story of a poor girl, her horrible step mother and stepsisters, her fairy godmother, and of course, her prince. However, this telling of Cinderella had a refreshing twist. The story many have…


Seen it

Posted by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on September 11, 2015 at 6:45am 2 Comments

Cinderella Review

Seen it

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

As I sit down at Minneapolis's Orpheum theater, it feels extremely familiar.  A set that consists of trees, a cabin and a sunset.  Even though I haven't seen Cinderella in five years, it was a classic that I don't need to see that often. Yes, I do…



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Dirty Dancing

Started by Zoë Makila in Uncategorized Oct 10, 2014. 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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