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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson tells the story of our seventh president. It satirically presents his life story, specifically focusing on the Native American Indians. As we entered the theatre, people were protesting the show. We sat down officially morally conflicted, uncertain of what to expect. While there were definite points that could have been hoaxed up a bit and pieces that could have been completely eliminated; the show itself was quite good. The most important thing is that you go in…

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Added by Oriana Freeman on June 9, 2014 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Sister Act

The performance of Sister Act at the Orpheum Theatre was truly fantastic. While some aspects were a little dissapointing, the show was really great. The story, based on the namesake movie, focuses on a perfomer named Deloris van Cartier who witnesses her boyfriend kill someone, and is hidden in an abbey for witness protection. Her very progressive way of life contrasts the conservative lives of the nuns at the abbey, and even though many of the nuns like her new take on music for their…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on June 2, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Sister Laugh

This past Tuesday I went to see Sister Act, a comedy in which Deloris, a very outspoken singer, is forced to hide away in a convent to escape her murderer boyfriend. While there, she transforms the nun choir into a full out jazz show. Sister Act was carefree and full of sparkle and soul music- an extremely fun escape from hectic everyday life.

The music was the focal point of the show by far. All of the songs were high energy soul music with an extra fun twist in that they were performed… Continue

Added by Anna Wheeler on June 1, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Sister Act

Karina Strom

Sister Act



Sister Act took audiences to heaven



​A packed Orpheum theatre audience was blown away on Tuesday night at the opening night of Sister Act. Set in the late 1970s and based on the 1992 comedy film, Sister Act is about a wanna-be professional singer named Deloris Van Cartier (Ta’rea Campbell) who has just witnessed a murder and now needs to be hidden somewhere where the killer would least expect it- an alley of nuns. She’ll have to act just like a… Continue

Added by Karina Strom on May 31, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Next to Extraordinary

Broadway couldn’t have done it better; TASU Theatre Company’s production of Next to Normal is nothing short of extraordinary. Despite being produced, directed, and performed entirely by teenagers, many professional companies could stand to learn a thing or six from this exemplary display of theatrical synergy.

 

TASU, an acronym standing for Try And Stop Us, was founded in 2013 by Southwest High School students in order to put on shows too controversial for their…

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Added by Linnea Thompson Peterson on May 31, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Sister Act

Sister Act is the story of a young singer who gets mixed up in her boyfriends troubles after witnessing him murder someone. She then gets the help of the police and goes to a convent to hide, at first she and the nuns seem completely at odds with each other, however by the end of the show everyone has learned from each other. Sister Act is on the whole an enjoyable show but has some areas that could defiantly use improvement. I found the show hard to get into particularly in the beginning.…

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Added by Karen Kenison on May 30, 2014 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

Sister Act

Sister act is the story of a singer on the rise- turned into witness in protection after she accidentally viewed a murder by her then producer/boyfriend and one of his lackeys. Placed into witness protection in a convent, a few events rolled out. She transforms the church choir into a performing group of sisters and makes a few friends in the process. The message of the show is a simple one, fame means nothing without being there with the people you care about.

As I attend a…

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Added by Emily Daniel on May 30, 2014 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Holy Mother of God!!

Holy Mother of God, never have I ever wanted to go to church even more after witnessing a show. This past Tuesday at the Orpheum, the musical, Sister Act, was there. It’s about a night club singer (Ta’rea Campbell) who witnesses her boyfriend murder someone. She is then put into the Witness Protection Program and is hidden at a church with a group of nuns. The show had so many powerhouse qualities and was an overall joy.

The show in one word would have to be, heavenly, both…

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Added by Brandon Jacob Cayetano on May 30, 2014 at 12:31am — 1 Comment

Diamond's are a Nun's Bestfriend

DIAMOND'S ARE A NUN'S BESTFRIEND

by Lilly Hanson

Being brought up in a non-Catholic household, as I sat in my seat for Sister Act at the Orpheum Theatre, I had no idea what to expect with this performance.

Sister Act definitely answered my prayers for a good show.

Direct from Broadway, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a street-smart div whose life takes a surprising turn after she witnesses a murder and is hidden in a convent under a…

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Added by Lilly Hanson on May 30, 2014 at 12:29am — 1 Comment

Sister Hack or How To Write A Musical

I have no hatred or ill will towards musicals, but sometimes, it feels like I’m seeing the same elements over and over without enough variety or toying with the details. This is not my song, this is my manifesto. Thus I present...

Sister Hack

or

How to Write A…

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Added by Maxwell Singer on May 30, 2014 at 12:21am — 3 Comments

AMEN for Sister Act!

Walking in to the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night, I had no idea what the musical Sister Act was even about! My initial thoughts were, ‘Maybe it involves sisters performing together or maybe it’s a few smaller shows put into one bigger show’! Walking in, I would have never thought that I was about to see a fantastic, energetic, and thrilling story about nuns!…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on May 29, 2014 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

A Sequin-Laden Cliché

After seeing Sister Act at the Orpheum Theatre, I thought back through all of my nine years of Catholic school education and found that only one question circled through my head: "Would Sister Deanna wear a sequin-laden habit?" Yes. You read that right. Sequins. It's apt considering the glitzy, gimmicky, and not-so-breathable quality that Sister Act has as a script. After unsuccessful club singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses her married lover commit a murder, she is put into a scaled-down…

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Added by Alison Grausam on May 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Is this really supposed to be uplifting?

Some shows are specifically made for people go to the theater to find a bit of God. Sound of Music, Children of Eden, Joseph, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar...the list goes on and on. And those are just the ones where it's obvious. There are plenty of musicals and plays with religious themes and motifs throughout. These shows are often uplifting, filled with positive messages, and are often more about love and caring for one another, rather than the religious messages…

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Added by Zoë Makila on May 29, 2014 at 10:54pm — 1 Comment

Nuns Will Be Nuns

Get out your rosaries and hold onto your bibles, because you’re about to begin an outrageous and fun filled journey that will leave you singing “Alleluia” all night long. That’s right, Sister Act is playing at the Orpheum through June 1. The collision of two worlds- one of a limelight-seeking diva and the other of a strict convent-leading nun- creates an amalgam that will leave you stepping to the beat and laughing uncontrollably. The show is well-rounded with incredible vocals, funny…

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Added by Taylor Leighton on May 29, 2014 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

Sister Act

 I am sure you have heard of it- the movie with Whoopi Goldberg and the drama of a “wild woman” of the late 60's hiding in the witness protection program as a nun. She is despised and then later teaches the nuns a lesson while it also changes her life forever. Sister Act was simply not my style. I found the story line bland- it had me nearly snoozing by the second act. Their flat voices and uncommitted character choices left me disinterested and disappointed.

I found Hollis Resnik's…

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Added by Oriana Freeman on May 29, 2014 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

Sister Act at the Orpheum Theater May 27th – June 1st

Grace Peterson

Sister Act

Sister Act at the Orpheum Theater May 27th – June 1st

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Added by Grace Peterson on May 29, 2014 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

fun, not deep

    Sister act is the story of a singer on the rise- turned into witness in protection after she accidentally viewed a murder by her then producer/boyfriend and one of his lackeys. Placed into witness protection in a convent, a few events rolled out. She transforms the church choir into a performing group of sisters and makes a few friends in the process. The message of the show is a simple one, fame means nothing without being there with the people you care about.



    As I attend a…

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Added by Emily Daniel on May 29, 2014 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

Here Within These Walls is Talent

Sister Act 

Jack Bonko

Sister Act was like New Years Eve and Christmas Day wrapped into one thing. You never wanted it to end. The power and captivity of the performers was mesmerizing and empowering. It’s always good to see actors who enjoy the show they are doing because it makes us as an audience want to participate in the story with them. Sister Act is based on the hit 1992 film comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. Where a very…

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Added by Jack Bonko on May 29, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Sister Act Took Me To Heaven!

          It is a rarity to see the total package musical. However, Sister Act was just that. Exceptional singing, acting, costumes, and sets came together to create a truly breathtaking experience. Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, an aspiring singer. Her good for nothing boyfriend has gotten into trouble and results in Deloris going into hiding in a convent. It is there where she meets the convent’s less than good choir. She…

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Added by Jana Abdulkadir on May 29, 2014 at 8:53pm — 1 Comment

Praying For This Show To End

George Mulder

Sister Act

Praying For This Show To End

Sister Act was full of talent, but not in the right spot. It is playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis until June 1. The show started off with a showcase of horrible acting with a side of belting. It is about a woman who gets in a bad relationship and has to hide in a convent where she is clearly an outcast. She figures out how to make the most of her time there, even if she has to take some risks. She takes a dull… Continue

Added by George Mulder on May 29, 2014 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

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