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September 2014 Blog Posts (5)

New Heroes + New Seasons = 2014 Ivey's

            The Ivey’s are a place where people celebrate and acknowledge the heroes of theater in the Minneapolis area.  The awards show gets its name from The Ivey restaurant.  This was the hottest place to be after a show in the 1900’s.  After hundreds of awards have been handed out to very deserving actors and artists around the community over many years, I was given the most fortunate opportunity to attend the…

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Added by Noah Coon on September 23, 2014 at 11:14pm — No Comments

The New Electric Baloney

The New Electric Ballroom

George Mulder

The New Electric Baloney

Confusion is just an unpleasant realm of thought. The New Electric Ballroom is just that- confusing. Put on by the Frank Theatre company at the New Century Theatre, this drama with a hint of comedy is a sleepy, repetitive play. It conveys the story of three women living together. Two of the women are psychotic in a way that none of us knows, and the other is their informal caretaker. A fish delivery…

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Added by George Mulder on September 23, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

The Truth in Ridiculing: The Book of Mormon

George Mulder

The Book of Mormon

The Truth in Ridiculing

Who would have thought that the Tony’s best musical from 2011 would be hated by an entire group of people? The Book of Mormon is playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through September 14. It is a comedic take on being a Mormon and going on a mission at the age of 19. Audience members have found it disturbing to their own ways of life. The question is, do Mormons find it amusing?

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Added by George Mulder on September 4, 2014 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

Humor Is Key

     The Book Of Mormon has a certain type of raw humor. Learning how laugh out loud humor such as this works is a key part of being a comedic performer. The amount of joy a humorous show can bring to people from all walks of life is truly magnificent. There is no match for the energy a performer feels after bringing such pleasure to an audience. 

     “Some of the best advice my director gave me would have to be, ‘Just let the material speak for it’s self.”’ Says…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on September 4, 2014 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

Saying "Hello" to Actors from "The Book of Mormon"

“The Book of Mormon” is a very sensory show.  From the lavish, 12 million dollar set, to the stellar singing and dancing, this show is highly entertaining. 

After seeing the show I got the privilege to meet with and ask questions of Jake Emmerling and Eric Huffman, two of the ensemble members who have been with this production since its birth November 1st, 2012.  Two years ago the show came to the Twin Cities but neither of the two were in it. Why? The reason is because…

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Added by Noah Coon on September 3, 2014 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

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