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I love Lucy (Re-post)

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

I Love Lucy, Live on Stage

Who’s the real star of this funny show?

I love everything about the 1950’s. The movies, music, dress, TV shows, everything. I love Lucy was very refreshing to see onstage. Each catchy jingle from the 50’s was played as a musical theater performance through a talented ensemble cast. As we became a part of the show as the studio audience of the taped episodes, I felt like I was really there, watching…

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Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on April 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Onboard or Overboard? The Guthrie's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Welcome to A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Wait, no. A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Not quite. Oh yes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream! This timeless play is one that has been interpreted, reinterpreted, misinterpreted, and mispronounced through the ages. From the…

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Added by Nathaniel Larson on March 23, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and the *yawn*

                    I found myself struggling to not doze off for a good portion of this production of Beauty and the Beast. The quirky gestures and jokes were painfully forced. I would compare a majority of the first act as stale as a cheez-it that was left out for a month.

                     I felt as if I was seeing two shows at once. I came to see Beauty and the Beast, but felt like I was…

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Added by Lexi Torrez on March 14, 2015 at 11:57pm — No Comments

A Heartwarming Beauty

A Heartwarming Beauty

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Camryn Schake

From March 10th to March 15th, Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast” is coming to Minnesota at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis!  The show is overall touching and has the original Disney vitality.  It seems everyone has a soft spot for Old Disney, and it can be easily assumed that the…

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Added by Camryn Schake on March 14, 2015 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Something There

Jenna Fischer

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

Beauty and the Beast is a “Tale as Old as Time.” As one of my favorite fairy tales I was hoping for the best. Unfortunately it did not meet my expectations. Beauty and the Beast is showing at the Orpheum Theatre through March 15. The show follows the story of Belle, an intelligent, beautiful, young woman who feels she does not belong in her little village. After her father is captured by a terrifying beast she chooses…

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Added by Jenna Fischer on March 14, 2015 at 10:41am — No Comments

Tale, Not Quite As Old As Time

Excited chatter spread through a sea of people, who were no taller than four feet and wearing yellow princess dresses. The show was made to please the majority of its audience; young children, and it definitely did it's job. However, for the older members of the audience, it was a slight miss. Beauty and the Beast is a Disney classic that follows Belle, a studious girl who looks past outer beauty and eventually falls in love with the Beast. To the avid Disney lover and young…

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Added by Julia Jacobs on March 14, 2015 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Beauty and the Beast

Although it offers an extravagant replication of the timeless Disney film on which it is based, Beauty and the Beast, at the Orpheum Theatre, often came of as a bit unpolished at at times very patronizing. This may be its intent however as a vast majority of those in attendance were small children and their guardians. The timeless tale is that of an attractive but arrogant prince who is cursed with the appearance of a horrible beast until he can learn to change his selfish ways. Along comes a… Continue

Added by Julian Spencer on March 14, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Beauty and the Blah

Olivia Skjervold

Beauty and the Beast

 

I had high hopes for the live production of Disney’s Beauty and Beast at the Orpheum Theater. Beauty and the Beast is personally one of my favorite Disney stories, a spunky book-loving protagonist who falls in love with a scary-looking but well-meaning beast/prince, complete with great songs, spooky castles, and talking furniture! What more could you want from a classic Disney movie? But the performance I saw on stage…

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Added by Olivia Skjervold on March 13, 2015 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

Nothing There that wasn't There Before

Everyone knows Beauty and The Beast: it's a classic. Warmhearted, misfit girl defeats the status quo, learns a lesson or two in the process, and ends up with the love of her life. Unfortunately, upon seeing a performance of this "tale as old as time" at The Orpheum Theatre (playing now through March 15th), that's all it was to me: an old story with a cute plot line which was mildly entertaining, but definitely nothing special.

I will admit that my expectations were a bit higher for…

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Added by Fiona Hannan on March 13, 2015 at 9:07pm — No Comments

The Show Does it's Job

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Added by Lizzie Esposito on March 13, 2015 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and the Dead-Beat

             Watching girls twirl around in frilly dresses, bulky men dance in tights, and learning about the importance of inner beauty is usually the ideal way anyone would love to spend their Friday night. In the timeless classic, Beauty and The Beast, a cursed prince searches for love after being taken under a spell; later discovering that a person’s inner beauty outshines any flaws in appearance. Broadway’s touring company of Beauty and The Beast took to the…

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Added by Contessa Boorman on March 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BEAUTY AND BEAST TRY THEIR BEST AND KIND OF SUCCEED

Magic is in the air at Orpheum Theater where Beauty and The Beast is playing through March 15th. The classic fairy tale is brought to life in this detailed production by Hennepin Theater Trust. Full of majestic music and quirky characters, this one is sure to coax a smile out of even the grumpiest of beasts. 

The characters in this show were outstanding. Belle, played by Jillian Butterfield steals the show with her gorgeous voice and confident attitude. She is easy to love as…

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Added by Sonya Yermishkin on March 13, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

Beauty and the Beast Misses at the Orpheum

For years Disney has offered a plethora of magical fairytales, unrequited love, and sexual innuendoes. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum through March 15 continues this long-lived legacy. While the plot structure remains true to the original film, the show has difficulty in finding its target audience. Not quite understanding whether to focus on the adults in the audience or the little girls in princess dresses, the show chooses the path in the middle. Trying to satisfy a…

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Added by Taylor Leighton on March 13, 2015 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

I Can't Love Beauty and The Beast

    Disney’s Beauty and The Beast comes to the Orpheum theater in downtown Minneapolis. This beloved tale draws a noticeably younger crowed, and the show fills the theater with Disney’s magical delight. However, the show is not without flaws. Beauty and The Beast translates well to the stage, bringing new light to an age old tale. The costumes and effects take the spotlight in this show. Musical numbers and songs are lively and enjoyable. The show is neither fully Disney nor fully Broadway,…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on March 13, 2015 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Not Quite Blinded By Love

Maxwell Singer 



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…

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Added by Maxwell Singer on March 13, 2015 at 7:58am — 2 Comments

Rid the Village of this Beast

Upon entering the Orpheum Theatre, my first inclinations about Beauty and the Beast held true: it is a show for children (mostly). Not to say that the little girls all dressed up in their princess costumes weren’t adorable – they were – but I don’t think that they saw all of the flaws in the production that a more astute observer may have noticed. The theatrical production does not deviate from the Disney storyline whatsoever, which was to be expected. It’s a simple tale: father gets…

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Added by Alison Grausam on March 13, 2015 at 1:23am — 2 Comments

Beauty and the Beastly First Act

Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, a beloved Disney movie, and a huge family attraction.  On opening night, the Orpheum’s lobby was packed with people about as tall as my hips.  Having been enchanted by a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Ordway a few years ago, I walked into this one with high expectations and a low gaze so as not to run anyone over.…

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Added by Kathleen T. WIllard on March 13, 2015 at 12:55am — 1 Comment

Beauty and the Beast

From now until March 15th in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre, you can find yourself lost in a small sea of little girls dressed up as their favorite princess: Belle. The tale as old as time has finally made it’s way to Minneapolis, but it isn’t quite as magical as the beloved animated film from 1991. Beauty and the Beast is a must see show for young children, and pretty much only young children. The actors were animated and bigger than life, though…

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Added by Maya Richardson on March 12, 2015 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

The Show was the True Beast!

     When it comes to deciding whether to see a show or not, you can’t pass up the classics such as Shakespeare, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and most importantly Disney. The timeless tales of magic, love, and dreams, created by Disney, are truly magnificent and amazing in their ability to intrigue all ages. Currently showing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis is the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. The story is focused on a girl named Belle who while searching for her father…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on March 12, 2015 at 11:46pm — 2 Comments

A Tale that's a Beauty and a Beast

Beauty and the Beast was overall an enjoyable show to attend. There were definite highlights and low lights to the production.  The story is about the daughter of an inventor in a French town who is quite the bookworm and enjoys escaping her daily life through the books she reads.  Her father is not very well respected in the community, but Belle is very devoted to him.  He becomes a prisoner in the Beast's mansion and Belle comes to his rescue by offering to take his place and the…

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Added by Hannah Paulsen on March 12, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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