Emma Dalen has not received any gifts yet
I arrived in the lobby of the State Theater in Minneapolis Minnesota a few minutes after the tour started, but I hadn’t missed much. The tour guide had just started talking about all of the different things that the Hennepin Theatre Trust does around the city. There weren’t that many people in the tour group, thirteen at most. Three of them were tourists from the east coast.
Our tour guide finished talking about…Continue
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is one of my favorite Disney movies, second only to “The Lion King”. Two years ago, I got to see the Broadway musical version of “Beauty and the Beast” and loved it. When I heard that it was coming back this year, I was excited to see if it was as good as I had remembered it. It was not. The show seemed like it was dummied down from the movie, which doesn’t really make sense. Why would you dummy down an animated kids movie? “Beauty and the…Continue
I had been looking forward to seeing “Pippin” ever since I first heard of it on the Tony Awards. The opening song, “Magic To Do” caught hold of my interest immediately. When I saw that “Pippin was one of the touring Broadway productions that would perform at the Orpheum during their 2014-2015 season, I was ecstatic. “Pippin” was created by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. The revival production was directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Chet Walker. “Pippin” is…Continue
I was lucky enough to see one of the rehearsals of the first half of “Calvin Berger” last January. The music and subject matter instantly won me over instantly. I would have come to see the show even if I hadn’t been required to. The show was written in 2006 by Barry Wyner. In one production, Aaron Tveit, who has played many famous Broadway characters, including Enjolras in the latest film version of Les Miserables, played Matt, the airheaded jock in love with Rosanna, the…Continue