Dirty Dancing At the Orpheum Theatre Is Not Nostalgic Enough
The 80’s cult classic Dirty Dancing is now on stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, October 7th – 19th. Like all other 80s dance movies turned musical, it is campy, poorly written, and heaven for middle aged women.
After the classic “It was the summer of 1963, and cell phones weren’t…Continue
Added by Grace Peterson on October 13, 2014 at 12:33am — No Comments
Swift-footed and ready to mambo, Dirty Dancing is a spectacle to behold. Based on the famous film from 1987, this show brings a beloved classic to the stage of the Orpheum Theatre. This show depicts the relationship of Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman. They meet at Kellerman’s Mountain House, a resort at which Baby’s family is vacationing. The unthinkable becomes a reality when Penny, Johnny’s…Continue
It is not good....
Dirty Dancing started strong; this beloved movie’s famous dancing and songs translated well to the stage, but the acting and dialog wasn’t quite on point. Intimate moments were lost. An interesting add on to the stage version of Dirty Dancing is how they looked at social issues of the time even though the story is set in a seemingly happy place. This show relied heavily not just on the cast’s talent, but also on the show’s set and special effects, which didn’t cause complaints…Continue
An Evening With Boz Scaggs
An Evening With the Backup Band (featuring Boz Scaggs)
There is a reason nobody knew about this concert. Boz Scaggs played a concert at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on September 30. A series of rock ballads and timid singing made for a sleepy date night. If you are a fan, you will love it! As a person who just found out he exists, you will not want to stay. It’s all about appreciating his past. A double encore would not have…Continue
Added by George Mulder on October 2, 2014 at 8:45pm — No Comments