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Who Loves You...???

                A metal bridge. Long, narrow, magnificent, and dark the bridge stood. A metal bridge was all that stood on stage before the show Jersey Boys began on Tuesday night at the Orpheum Theater. A musical based on the story of how Tommy DeVito (Matthew Dailey), Nick Massi (Keith Hines), Frankie Valli (Hayden Milanes), and Bob Gaudio (Drew Seeley) came together to form the musical group The Four Seasons and the struggles they faced along their way to success. Jersey…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on April 30, 2015 at 11:44pm — 2 Comments

Oh, What a Night

George Mulder

Jersey Boys

Oh, What a Night

Oh, what a night indeed. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons had their ups and downs, as did Jersey Boys. See this talented cast at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis April 28-May 3. It tells the true, roller-coaster story of the life of four young musicians who become widely known for 50 years. The first thing on stage we see is a simple, rugged, chain link set which sets the Jersey scene. But then a French…

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Added by George Mulder on April 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

My Eyes (and Ears) Adored this Show

The Four Seasons is one of the most iconic bands of the 50’s and 60’s, and with so many popular songs out there, one is bound to know at least one of them.  Jersey Boys is a musical that illustrates the rise and fall of these four young men in a different light than many would think.  It follows them from the discovery of Frankie Valli all the way through their acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. …

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Added by Noah Coon on April 29, 2015 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

1930s Annie

     The orchestra brought the show to life from the start playing an overture full of well known musical patterns from this beloved classic. A spectacular set, a talented cast (both young and old), great lighting and backdrop work are a few of the things you will enjoy while watching Annie at the Orpheum Theater. Gasps escape audience member’s as the set shifts, to create a new setting for what feels like every scene. The set work coupled with the lighting and very realistic backdrops of…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on April 4, 2015 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

It's a Hard Knock Life When 10-year-olds are More Talented Than You!

When Annie first came out on stage, the first emotion I felt was worry — not anxiety, but worry that Annie at the Orpheum wouldn't live up to my expectations. The reason for this worry now seems trivial: she didn’t have her trademark curls- instead, she donned her signature ginger hair, but in a straight bob instead. Soon, as I watched Annie fill the stage with hope as she escaped the horrible orphanage and found her way into billionaire Mr. Warbucks’ heart, I realized that…

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Added by Delia Grimes on April 3, 2015 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

Annie Is Showing Signs of Aging

Grace Peterson

Annie

Annie Is Showing Signs of Aging

          A hesitant trumpet squeezes out the melody of…

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Added by Grace Peterson on April 3, 2015 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Oh My Goodness!

Ta-da!  In the elegant arches of the Orpheum’s grand proscenium lies a show that is seemingly too big for the stage.  From the smallest atom of the painted scrims to the furrowed brow of Daddy Warbucks, Annie uses all aspects of theatre in order to keep this ancient show alive and kicking.     

Annie is considered by…

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Added by Noah Coon on April 2, 2015 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

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