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You''ll Be Changed For Good!

Posted by Thomas Bertron on May 21, 2017 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what happened before Dorthy arrived? Well, If you’ve seen Wicked, which recently closed after a five-week engagement at the Orpheum in Minneapolis, you’ll know that Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch were once college roommates. As the show progresses, Glinda and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch, hit all of the major milestones and highs and lows of friendship, which makes the show relatable to almost everybody. Among the hundreds of Wicked veterans in the…


This Little Show... Was a Miracle!

Posted by R. Grace Carey on April 25, 2017 at 5:47pm 0 Comments

Captivating story met with equally engaging choreography! The show Matilda is based on the immortal children’s book by Roald Dahl, where a child prodigy discovers her own telekinetic abilities as she navigates the horrors of her horrible school and neglectful parents. This production of Matilda, the show that has broken the record for most Olivier Awards won by a musical, had an eye-popping aesthetic that carried the audience back to the place where the original story was published: Great… Continue

A Childlike Wonder in Matilda the Musical by Meghan Katers

Posted by Meghan Katers on April 24, 2017 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

      Matilda is one of the best musicals of all times, and this production was to exception. They may as well as called it "Matilda the magnificent". Showing it at the Orpheum theatre in Minnesota March 28th, it was the performance of a life time. That is not to say it was without flaw, but nothing every really is. This charming story of a bookworm little girl named Matilda overcoming adversity is both heartwarming and inspiring. This is a must see musical.…

A sentimental show

Posted by Ananda Cordova Stuart on April 18, 2017 at 8:40pm 1 Comment

Wicked, one of the most well known broadway musicals of all time. It’s storyline roots to The Wizard of Oz, and The Wiz. Music so beautiful that it leaves most of the audience in tears and with there mouths wide open. It will be touring at the Orpheum in Minneapolis for 5 weeks. Wicked has been performed over 5,462 times, and continues to thrive.

In the original broadway cast of Wicked,…



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Fun Home

Started by Zoe Redfern-Hall in Sample Title Dec 16, 2016. 0 Replies

 Usually I am someone who waits until the audience in front of me has gotten up to stand, laziness taking over my politeness. At the end of Fun Home I burst out of my seat for a standing ovation. My…Continue

Newsies' "Extra! Extra!" Energy and inspiration

Started by Emma Meents in Sample Title. Last reply by Grace Peterson May 9, 2016. 1 Reply

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

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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