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January 2014 Blog Posts (13)

Evita plays the Orpheum on it's "Rainbow Tour"

Grace Peterson

Evita

Evita plays the Orpheum on it's "Rainbow Tour"…

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Added by Grace Peterson on January 31, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

EVITA; Song, after song, after song!

By: Ryan Lenard

Rising from the poorest of the poor to the most famous and richest of the rich is not a path many take in their lifetime. Although, faced with many challenges along the way, Eva Peron did just that! You can see her remarkable life story and her major success at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis until February 2ND. Having never heard of the Musical “Evita”, let alone the person Eva Peron, I…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on January 30, 2014 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

Che: a Story About a Man Who Really Didn't Like Evita

Evita should probably be re-branded as “Che,” after Che Guevara (portrayed by Josh Young), the quasi narrator of the story. He spends his cliche Andrew Lloyd Webber “rock out” moments criticising Evita, her politics, activities, and her followers. Evita is more of a criticism rather than a celebration, which was not at all what I was expecting. The narrator/character of Che plays a confusing role in the show. Is he the narrator? Is he a citizen of Argentina? Does he exist? No? It's hard to…

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Added by Zoë Makila on January 30, 2014 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

The Power Of Eva's Life Doesn't Translate

Evita is being preformed at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through February second. This show has been remastered for the first time since its debut 30 years ago. Evita has an intense story and a tragic feel. But the performers didn’t quite live up to this powerful story, the production was not tight. The set, special effects and orchestra were amazing and really lifted the show up. Certain songs and performances stood out, but as a whole, the ensemble wasn’t…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on January 30, 2014 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

"An Evening with Evita!"

            Evita was a very good show.  It will have you leaving the theater in awe and with a smile on your face.  It has several bright moments and is over all appealing.  This show takes place in Argentina from 1934 - 1952.  It is about a poor woman named Eva and how she goes from having nothing to becoming the wife of the president.  It is showing at the Orpheum Theater until February 2nd

            Most aspects of the performances in this show were extraordinary. …

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Added by Noah Coon on January 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Just a Giant Touch of Star Quality

George Mulder

Evita

Just a Giant Touch of Star Quality

Evita is one of the highest quality shows I have ever seen. Playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis until February 2, you will be blown away by the actors on this stage. Immediately knowing of Eva Perón's death (Evita being her traditional Spanish nickname), we go back in time to follow the actress' rise to fame and fortune. When she moves to Buenos Aires, Argentina, she meets and marries Juan Perón when they sing “I'd… Continue

Added by George Mulder on January 29, 2014 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

Theater Latté Da creates haunting magic with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret

Grace Peterson

Cabaret

Theater Latté Da creates haunting magic with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret

     Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latté Da have teamed…

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Added by Grace Peterson on January 21, 2014 at 10:23pm — 2 Comments

What Good is Sitting Alone in Your Room? Come and see Cabaret!

Cabaret was truly outstanding.  From beginning to end, it was enthralling and as entertaining as any stage production I’ve seen.  Set in Berlin, Germany during 1929, the show takes us through the twists and turns of humanity.  It addresses some of the hardest topics in the world today.  Join Clifford, Sally, and the beloved Emcee at the Pantages Theater until February 9th

The Emcee (Tyler Michaels) was a stand out.  The way he portrayed his character added immensely to…

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Added by Noah Coon on January 20, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Maybe This Time They'll Win

George Mulder

Cabaret

Maybe This Time They'll Win

If you like amazing talent put into a boring show, this is the place for you. Cabaret is currently running at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis until February 9. Put on by Theater Latté Da, Cabaret tells the story of an American writer who travels to Berlin to expand his material. His trip starts to veer off his expectations when he meets Sally Bowles, the star of the Kit Kat Klub. The Cabaret is a place to get away from all of… Continue

Added by George Mulder on January 17, 2014 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Come to the Cabaret!

By:Ryan Lenard   

       

             Sex, drugs, dancing and Nazis all come together in Berlin, Germany to portray a grand show and a fantastic Cabaret! The production of Cabaret put on by “Theater Latte Da” and “The Hennepin Theater Trust”, is currently being performed at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis until Sunday February 9TH. The story is set around a writer that goes to Berlin to gain inspiration for his next novel. While in Berlin he visits a…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on January 17, 2014 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

You Should Come See The Cabaret

      Cabaret is a spectacular show with an entertaining story and powerful leads. Even though show’s staging could’ve been better fitted to the theater and seating, and the dancing was lacking a bit of heart, the story was racy, fun, and powerful, and the singing was simply perfect.

     Cabaret is being performed at Pantages Theater by local Threater La Ti Da from Jan 16th- Feb 9th. This show is full of well known show-tunes. Cabaret is set in the “club life” of…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on January 17, 2014 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

WILLKOMMEN

Cabaret has left me very confused. It left me with my jaw dropped and my nail beds thoroughly bitten. It left me humming "Springtime for Hitler," from The Producers. It left me needing to consume as much literature related to the musical, the movie, the symbolism, past productions. But mostly, I was just confused. 

That is not to say that I didn't enjoy myself. I had a great time seeing it, and think it was a very well done production.

But I'm just so confused.…

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Added by Zoë Makila on January 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Bee There or Bee Square!

 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 

By: Ryan Lenard   

 

      The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one act play that consists of only 9 cast members. Originally performed on Broadway, many productions have now toured the United States bringing laughter to all who see it. Running January 3RD to January 5TH, the play can be seen performed by Tartan students…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on January 8, 2014 at 1:03am — No Comments

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