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The Show That Put The "Sis" Back In "Genesis".

Sister Act, originally a 1992 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, was an ultimate must see film. Whether if be that the premise is hilarious, that I was unfamiliar with the musical or that I haven’t seen a piece of amazing theatre in too long, I was eager to see the story unfold in front of me this Tuesday night. Sister Act follows Deloris Van Cartier as her life spins a three sixty after witnessing a murder and having to hide out in the local convent for…

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Added by Lizzie Esposito on May 29, 2014 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

Come and Get the Sunday Morning Fever

I really didn’t know much about Sister Act besides the fact that it was about nuns. The story is about an aspiring singer Deloris Van Cartier (played by Ta’rea Campbell) who’s trying to make it in the music industry. Her no good boyfriend Curtis (played by Melvin Abston) threatens her life when she witnesses a murder committed by him. To save herself she ends up hiding under police orders in a convent. Even though the glitz and glamour free lifestyle doesn’t appeal to her, she finds her…

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Added by Anna Berger on May 29, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

The Grapefruit of Broadway

I would like to start off my review by comparing this show to a grapefruit. Some of you may wonder why, exactly, is the Tony award winning show Sister Act like a grapefruit? I can see why you might have some confusion. You see, what I’m trying to say is that Sister Act, like a grapefruit, is something that, unless you’re into that sort of thing, isn’t very satisfying. The cast did a wonderful job, the sets were great, the…

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Added by Emma Dalen on May 29, 2014 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Nuns are Funny

  Sister Act is really, truly, incredibly awesome. I highly suggest seeing it sometime between May 27th and June 1st, when it will wrap up and depart from the Orpheum Theatre downtown. Now, if you know as little as I did before the show started, you probably think Sister Act is about weird, sassy, singing nuns. And you are absolutely correct. It was very strange, glitzy, and extremely disco-y. Although the plot was completely ridiculous, I found it to be an overall delightful…

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Added by Piper Shatz-Akin on May 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Sister Act: A Blue Fur Coat Made From Smurfs

Danielle Wong

Sister Act

Sister Act: A Fur Coat Made From Smurfs

“You get a car; you get a car; YOU ALL GET A CAR!”

After seeing Oprah Winfrey’s infamous generosity on TV numerous times, it’s understandable that I would want to be sitting in those seats when she decides to hand out “free” gifts; if you count a $7,000 tax on the car as “free”.

When I sat down and watched the…

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Added by Danielle Wong on May 28, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

I've Got All My Sisters with Me

          Hellllllllllllo and welcome to the funky, zany, hand-waving, booty-shaking talk of the town! The aspiring African-American club singer Deloris Van Cartier (she came up with the name herself—isn’t it good?) witnesses a terrifying murder at the hands of her lover, Curtis Jackson. When he sends his cronies and giggling nephew after her, Deloris looks to the police to hide her. And they choose the perfect spot. A convent! Deloris—now Sister Mary Clarence—causes the largest culture…

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Added by Nathaniel Larson on May 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

'Sister Act' or 'Legally Blonde: Gospel Edition'?

I was going to say that Sister Act was basically a Catholic version of The Book of Mormon, but then I decided that Sister Act didn’t deserve to be compared to such a great musical. Now that I think about it, Sister Act was more like one of my least favorite musicals - one that I had the unfortunate pleasure of being cast in earlier this year - Legally…

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Added by Christopher Cartwright on May 28, 2014 at 3:32pm — 3 Comments

These Sisters sure can Act!

The sisters sure put on an act tonight.  With their gospel spunk and sassy dancing, this show rocked the house.  The show tells the story of Deloris, a singer who is looking for fame and glory.  When she sees her boyfriend shoot someone, she has to go into witness protection, as a nun, to save her life.   Before long she transforms the horrendous choir into a crazy gospel choir.  The show runs through June first, so…

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Added by Noah Coon on May 28, 2014 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Capital Crimes

       Their crimes are horrendous. Guilt, adultery, abuse of dreams—and murder. Lenny, Meg, and Babe, three women from the South, are put on trial for their crimes against the ultimate jury: themselves and each other. Just opening at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley and directed by Marcela Lorca. This show lives up to the fullest of its potential, mixing comedy and tragedy beautifully into a heart-felt…

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Added by Nathaniel Larson on May 8, 2014 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Once- More than a one time show

This past Tuesday I went to go see Once, the stage adaptation of the 2006 film. It was very different than any of the other shows I've seen at the Orpheum so far this year, but it was quite enjoyable. Once is set in Dublin and tells the story of a young Irish man and a Czech woman as they use music to help repair the holes in their lives.

One of the incredibly unique aspects of this show was that the cast doubled as the orchestra. All of the music was performed live onstage which really… Continue

Added by Anna Wheeler on April 8, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Once: Truly a Once in a Lifetime Experience

     From the moment the house opens to the cast’s final bow,…

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Added by Abilene Olson on April 6, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Once

    On Tuesday, April 1, I saw Once at the Orpheum theatre. I’d never seen the show or the movie before, so I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to see. Once is not the kind of musical I usually tend to love. However, I did really like it and it had many innovative aspects.

    I thought the plot of Once was very intriguing. I liked all the characters very much. The daughter, Ivanka, seemed a little big pointless because she was only in two scenes and I don’t remember her saying a…

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Added by Allie Brown on April 6, 2014 at 12:05pm — No Comments

ONCE is Enough For Me!

By: Ryan Lenard

The winner of the 2013 “Grammy Award” Once took to the Orpheum stage. The production continues until Sunday April 6th, giving viewers a chance of seeing it similar to the name. The musical features an Irish man, named Guy, about to give up on his dream of becoming a musician, but then he meets a young Czech woman, named Girl. She falls in love…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on April 5, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Jakmile je fantastické (Once is Fantastic)

     From the second I entered the Orpheum, where Once: the Musical is playing from April 1st to 6th, I could tell I was in for a laid-back, friendly show. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, reflecting around the auditorium from the plethora of mirrors in the set. There were audience members invited up onstage to create a more casual opening to the show. Rather than a big showstopping number, the show began gradually and gracefully. Based on the 2006 movie, Once is the…

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Added by Piper Shatz-Akin on April 4, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Lemonade and Musicals Have something in Common: A Review of Once

Have you ever had a cold lemonade on a hot summer’s day? It’s refreshing isn’t it? Refreshing is the word I would use to describe the musical Once, which I had the incredible opportunity to see. Once runs through April 6th at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.



Once follows an irish guy who is both a vacuum cleaner repairman and a…

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Added by Christopher Cartwright on April 4, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

This Is a Show You Could Only Sit Through Once

          Having won eight Tony awards and a Grammy for “Best Musical Theatre Album”, anybody would be excited to witness such a critically acclaimed show. Unfortunately, Once did not sit well with me. On April 1st at the Orpheum theatre in Minneapolis I saw the story of a young Irish musician who was beginning to give up on his dreams, but suddenly has a spark of passion when he meets a Czech women who encourages him to continue on his pursuit of music.

          This sounds…

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Added by Jana Abdulkadir on April 4, 2014 at 2:41am — No Comments

Once

Once is the story of a young musician who lives in Dublin. He is trying to decide whether to further his career as a musician or give up on it entirely. Along the way he runs into a young Czech woman who greatly influences him and his career as a musician.  Interestingly neither of these two main characters are given names and are referred to as simply ‘Guy’ and ‘Girl’. Overall, Once is defiantly worth seeing, it has good songs, an interesting enough story and is very different…

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Added by Karen Kenison on April 4, 2014 at 1:38am — No Comments

"Falling Slowly" Asleep at Once

Once Review

Grace Peterson

Once Review To The Tune Of “Falling Slowly”…

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Added by Grace Peterson on April 3, 2014 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Once is Enough

Since Once, showing at the Orpheum Theatre, is a Tony award winning musical, I expected it to be enjoyable and a very good show. However, I experienced something quite different. Once follows the story of a guy named Guy from Ireland, who meets a Czech girl named Girl in a music shop. From there all I picked up is that they fall in love and make music together. The idea of having the actors play the instruments that are involved in the show is an interesting concept, but…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on April 3, 2014 at 10:50pm — No Comments

You're Going to Want to Go Twice

George Mulder

Once

You're Going to Want to Go Twice

Once is much more than a musical where everybody plays instruments. It showcases the actors' ability to captivate an audience with their acting, singing, and dancing. The national tour of Once is being performed at the Orpheum in Minneapolis from April 1 to April 6. The story is both witty and sentimental. A guy (who was never given a name) starts to give up on his songs because he has nobody to sing them about. And then she… Continue

Added by George Mulder on April 3, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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