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The Music of the Four Seasons is not that interesting. Sure, it’s catchy, and enough to charm you if you hear a single, but after sitting through Jersey Boys, I can really promise you that the music and ideas of Jersey Boys are not all that dynamic. Despite that (or perhaps because of that), Jersey Boys can weasel it’s way into your head and the dour, review-writing fingers of this critic. Jersey Boys is playing at the Orpheum through May…Continue
Beauty and the Beast
I’ll confess now.
I hate Beauty and the Beast. All the songs sound the same and the plot is eerily creepy, despite Disney’s best efforts to make it less grim. I have seen the show before, written a review, and allowed it to leave my conscience.
Some things don’t stay gone. Beauty and…Continue
The show starts with the announcement that they’re going to have a show. It comes as no surprise when they continue onstage for the next two acts, having a show. Pippin is the concurrent narrative of Pippin, a mostly fictionalized prince seeking fulfillment in addition to an occasionally unpolished troupe putting on the show of a…Continue
Consider Yourself Fortunate Not to Attend
Oliver was the first musical I ever saw. I was five and saw the show at the Ordway in Saint Paul, and according to my mother, I was enamored when I first heard “Food, Glorious Food.” Unfortunately, that didn’t leave me to have any sentimental attraction to Theatre Latté Da’s rendition of…Continue