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We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. There sits the emerald city infront of us, one of the settings for the long-loved family movie The Wizard of Oz. Its glittering and glimmering, enticing us for the show we came to see. Wicked, a musical set in the fantastical city of Oz tells us the previously untold story of not only the Wicked Witch of the West, but Glinda”(Ginna Claire Mason), the…Continue
The lights go dark and the audience goes silent. On stage one spotlight comes on as the table starts moving forward. Suddenly, the music starts, slowly at first and the lights slowly goes up. Then slowly, it turns into a fast paced song with well-choreographed and children and parents dancing together with precision. Matilda has everything my child brain imagined when I first read the book at age five. It has the evil, unforgivable villain, the…Continue
Mamma Mia at the orpheum theater was, quite frankly, a disappointment. The plot and story was amazing, and it’s quite easy to see why it’s a classic. In this story, based off of ABBA songs, a young girl prepares for her wedding and after reading her mother's diary and finding three men that could possibly be her father. Wanting someone to walk her down the aisle, she invites all three to her wedding. The execution of this show, however, was quite…Continue
The Bodyguard started with a bang and ended with a…. Dance number. The drama was beautiful but at some points, unnecessary. With the screens and tech you were suddenly swept into a mystery-romance-comedy and away from the 1920’s architecture of the Orpheum.
The set was beautifully designed by Tim Hatley, with the mid-2010 house design, mixing with the tech details by Duncan Mclean. It was definitely a “Lights, Camera, Action!” moment when the curtain parted after the first scene and…Continue