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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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
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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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.