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.
If you happen to be bored and in downtown Minneapolis from May 17th to 19th, I implore you to stop by the Orpheum theater. You will see a beautiful sight. Throngs of people clad in leather, tie-dye, mullets, and other various 80's garb will be marching in the doors of the theater. Better yet, buy a ticket, and you'll get to see the fantastic event all these fantastic people have congregated for. Rock of Ages, a snappy, mature, and hilarious musical about finding your true passion in the…Continue
Posted by Piper Shatz-Akin on May 19, 2013 at 10:20pm
An equally fitting title for Rock of Ages would’ve been That’s-What-She-Said: The Musical. Indeed, the humor and the nature of the show, with it’s G-strings and liberal use of the word “balls”, is anything but high-brow. You’ve got to suspend disbelief (and to some degree, your moral compass and intelligence) in order to enjoy it. The Les Miserables sect of the Broadway empire need not inquire further, unless if they’re ready to…Continue
Posted by Madeleine Michelle Bertch on May 19, 2013 at 9:48pm
Once in a while, you may come across a show that understands that it is a mockery. You may see this show blow the mockery to the sky. And you may be lucky enough to have it work perfectly. Rock of Ages (playing May 17th through the 19th at the Orpheum) is this show. It is a show that understands its complete crassness and attempts to go beyond that, what with the sexual movements peppering every line and the occasional middle finger. It is the story of a young man caught up…Continue
Posted by Alison Grausam on May 18, 2013 at 12:35am
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