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February 2014 Blog Posts (10)

The Winner Took It ALL!


By: Ryan Lenard


The cast of “Mamma Mia” took the stage at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night and rocked it! Mamma Mia is an upbeat and energetic musical filled with songs by Swedish pop group ABBA. The story is focused around the upcoming wedding of Sophie (Chelsea Williams) and her fiancé Sky (Chris Stevens). After reading her mother’s diary, Sophie causes chaos to rise by inviting to her…


Added by Ryan Lenard on February 21, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

Grace Peterson

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

            It’s been said before and it’ll be said…


Added by Grace Peterson on February 21, 2014 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

Here we go again.....

There are merits to having a big cast: you have the potential for a strong chorus, a big booming sound, impressive large group choreographic moments, it makes it possible to create a context in which a show will take place. Many shows do this very well. However, Mamma Mia is not one of them.

Mamma Mia employs a large cast of glorified set movers to poorly act out the forever cheesy story of a girl with three…


Added by Zoë Makila on February 20, 2014 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia! Review

George Mulder

Mamma Mia!

Thank You for the Music, Not the Acting

If you are a fan of ABBA, you are a fan of Mamma Mia! This high energy Broadway musical is playing at the Orpheum Theatre until February 23. It follows the story of Sophie Sheridan and her mother, Donna, as they plan for Sophie's wedding with Sky. When Sophie finds Donna's diary she kept during her pregnancy, she finds out she has three possible dads. When Sophie invites them to the wedding, things start to go a… Continue

Added by George Mulder on February 20, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia Had A Dream To Entertain And It Did!

     Mamma Mia is a must see spectacle that has returned for the seventh time to the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. This show will be here through February 23. Mamma Mia feels like a classic musical even though it’s only been around for 14 years. Even with it being ABBA’s 40th Anniversary, the 70’s music is still relatable, pulling you in, filling the stage with energy. The story is full of humor, while still having content, you can’t help but get into this…


Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on February 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mamma Mia! Let me go again!

Mamma Mia packs a punch from beginning to end.  The level of energy throughout this production is bursting at the seams.  Mamma Mia is about a young girl that invites three men to her wedding hoping to find which one of them is her father.  This show is told through music based on the works of ABBA.  You don’t want to miss this; Mamma Mia is playing at the Orpheum Theatre until February 23rd

The roles of Tanya (Gabrielle Mirabella) and Rosie (Carly Sakolove) were…


Added by Noah Coon on February 20, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Alton Brown Live

For anyone who loves Bill Nye, and loves to eat, Alton Brown is your guy. His Food Network television shows are akin to Bill Nye, only all about cooking, and obviously aimed towards a more adult audience. However, his humor is riddled with fart and burp jokes that appeal to younger generations. His live tour is a combination of science, cooking, humor, and singing. It’s an enjoyable experience, and definitely something I’d recommend anyone to see should they get a…


Added by Zoë Makila on February 11, 2014 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Five Courses of Love and Laughter

            “Five Course Love” was an entertaining show.  I was engaged through most of the performance and left the theatre in a positive mood.  “Five Course Love” is production containing five different love scenarios in five different restaurants.  It shows the many aspects of love from joyous discoveries to tragic mishaps and does so in a comical way.  Showing at the New Century Theatre until February 16th this show is a great way to make your Valentine’s Day one to…


Added by Noah Coon on February 10, 2014 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

New Zealand Ballet Review

George Mulder

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Intricate and Inconsistent

If you're presenting a ballet from one specific organization, you have to show a consistent level of talent and difficulty. The Northrop Royal New Zealand Ballet was not consistent. As Northrop will be grand re-opening in April, they performed this production at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on February 8. They performed four different pieces; all were completely independent. Yet, the differences created an… Continue

Added by George Mulder on February 9, 2014 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

Alton Brown Live Review

George Mulder

Alton Brown Live

Good Eats, But Also, Good Jokes

If you have ever seen Good Eats, you are going to love this. Alton Brown is a multi-talented guy who knows how to put on a show. Alton Brown Live showed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on February 7 this year. You may know Alton from his popular Food Network shows; Good Eats, Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, and many more. You may see him as a cook, but now I know that he is a musician, comedian, actor,… Continue

Added by George Mulder on February 8, 2014 at 6:45pm — 1 Comment

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