Five Course Love
Fall In Love with Five Course Love
Minneapolis Musical Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust come together in collaborating just in time for Valentine’s Day with, Five Course Love. This show is silly, sexy, and smart, bringing ideas of loneliness, lust, and love on the stage at the New Century Theatre until February 16th!
Five Course Love is a story of five different vignettes…Continue
Five Course Love
The Star-Lite Show
Five Course Love is a musical links multiple cultures and puts them in a fun and quirky plot. FCL takes place in the New Century Theatre throughout the month of February and ending on the 14th. This show has three cast members total that play fifteen different characters in five different restaurants. Each one of these characters want to find “true love”. The…Continue
Evita is a musical. It's not necessarily a good musical. Nor is it a bad one. It's a musical just like any other: dancing, singing, acting, lights, sound, sets - everything a musical should have. But nothing absolutely caught me off guard. This includes the script. Nearly the entire first act is Eva's backstory: her growing up in Junin and moving to Buenos Aires. It was forty-five minutes that could have been condensed into one song. And at the very end of the first act, the song "A…Continue
While the actors are phenomenal, the pit plays beautifully, and the lights shine, Evita just isn’t quite there. This isn’t the fault of this particular company or how it was done, but rather that it is simply a bland show. Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the 1930s through the early 1950s, during the presidency of Juan Domingo Peron (Sean MacLaughlin), Evita centers on the life of Eva Duarte (Caroline Bowman) and journey from being a poor girl trying to make it as an actress to being the…Continue
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The curtains opened and several actors appeared in all black out of fog. The spotlight honed its focus on one man, Che played by Josh Young, as he belted out the first solo of the play, Evita. Young’s solo captured my focus as his beautiful voice belted out the song “Oh, What a Circus.” The entrancing song sets the tone for Evita, a show about the beloved Evita Perón (Caroline Bowman), the wife of the President of Argentina Juan Perón (Sean MacLaughlin), who died at the young…Continue
Cry Me a River, Argentina
Evita is a good idea. It really is. I do not like it as a musical, not for what it does but for what it does not do. The story of Eva Perón, wife of President Juan Peron and congressionally named Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina in her dying days at the unripe age of 33, is certainly a captivating one and worthy one. (Spoiler alert: She…Continue
“Evita” was one of the shows I was looking forward to this season. I saw the movie starring Madonna a week before I saw the touring Broadway version and absolutely loved it. The soundtrack of the movie was blaring through my house for the rest of the week. But the touring Broadway production of “Evita” was a bit disappointing. “Evita” was written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Michael Grandage, with choreography by Rob…Continue
Evita plays the Orpheum on it's "Rainbow Tour"…Continue
And the Belting Kept Rolling In
Evita was great, heart felt, and confusing. There were moments through out the show, where as an audience member I asked myself WHY! Evita took place on the Orpheum stage on the 28th of January. It is a musical with music by the epic duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics by Tim Rice. The plot revolves around the life of the Argentine political leader Eva Perón and…Continue
Walking into Evita, I had no clue what was in store for me. I heard the name floating around and remembered it was on Broadway a few years ago. All of the hype was worth it because when the production was over I had tears of joy in my eyes and felt inspired. I finally got to see the oh-so popular musical on January 28th at Minneapolis’ own Orpheum theatre. The actors…Continue
A flue of last minute Monday night research set me up to believe this show would be unbelievably ‘up my alley’. Evita incorporates a headstrong, determined heroine, a symbolic undertone and a latin flair. I, for one, am a big fan of the stated elements above. Although I did love the idea of the show, and wanted to like it, I simply could not.
This Tony award winning musical begins in the 1930’s but follows…Continue
You know what it’s like, when your friends talk endlessly about that one-in-a-million person? Upon seeing pictures, hearing of their incredible achievements, or uncovering their tragic history, you begin to feel as though you know that person already. Still, all the buildup serves to produce is an expectant and awkward introduction. Nothing compares to a personal, first impression.
Openings-wise, Evita gave me the Andrew-Lloyd-Webber impression right away. It…Continue
Evita is a brilliant show, well deserving of its numerous praises. Evita is the rethought, redone, and revamped reincarnation of the original Evita, by Tim Rice (book and lyrics) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (music and orchestrations), from way-back-when. Ok, it was done in the 1970s, but it was redone in 2006, and this version is different from both. Evita runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2014, at the…Continue
Sexy, suave, and just a little unhinged, Eva Péron certainly had a crazy life, and what better way to tell this story than though the music of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber?…Continue
By: Ryan Lenard
Rising from the poorest of the poor to the most famous and richest of the rich is not a path many take in their lifetime. Although, faced with many challenges along the way, Eva Peron did just that! You can see her remarkable life story and her major success at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis until February 2ND. Having never heard of the Musical “Evita”, let alone the person Eva Peron, I…Continue
Evita’s opening night was January 28th. It is the story of Eva “Evita” Peron and her relationship with Argentina. I had heard many things about the show and was excited to see it. Over all it turned out to be pretty disappointed with the show, nothing in particular stood out as amazing throughout the whole performance.
Somethings I thought were great were the technical elements of the show. The sets worked really well and flowed together really well. The whole show was very fluid (a…Continue