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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Grace Peterson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

     Due to surrounding controversy, the performance of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the New Century Theater in…

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Added by Grace Peterson on June 30, 2014 at 8:00pm — No 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

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

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

Grace Peterson

Sister Act

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

            The…

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

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

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

"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

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

Don't even waste your time.

Here’s a summary for Once: whiny ballads by people you can’t understand, with some awkward modern dance thrown in.



If you care to read on, here’s some more information that will hopefully persuade you to stay away from this overhyped musical with virtually no redeeming qualities making it worth the few uncomfortable hours.



Once is a tony…

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Added by Zoë Makila on April 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Doyle and Debbie Sing Their Hearts Out For the Love of Laughter

         Doyle and Debbie have drawn attention to themselves.  After singing with a western twang and cracking a few jokes, the two country singers had the New Century Theater roaring with laughter!  Get your tickets now by calling 612-455-9501 or go to http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events. …

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Added by Noah Coon on March 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Imagine this: you’re in New York, at a small, broadway theater, ready and excited to see a show, and you’re in the back row but you can still see so well. This was my first experience with Peter and the Starcatcher. My most recent experience, at the Orpheum theater in Minneapolis, was quite different.



Adaptations from books, movies,…

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Added by Zoë Makila on March 20, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments

Where is the Second Star to the Right?

George Mulder

Peter and the Star Catcher

Where is the Second Star to the Right?

As a prequel to Peter Pan, you would assume it has to be interesting. Peter and the Starcatcher is a touring production that runs at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre from March 11 to March 16. The story is quite complicated. There are two different pirate ships and a girl named Molly who used to be on “The Wasp” is now on “The Neverland” but her dad is the captain of “The Wasp” but he gets overruled by… Continue

Added by George Mulder on March 13, 2014 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

"Peter and the Starcatcher" is a Galaxy of Stars

     Peter and the Starcatcher was perfect. This show deservingly won five Tonys in 2012, and is now being shown for the first time ever, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through March 16th. The story of Peter and the Star Catcher is a prequel to Peter Pan, based on the beloved novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The book is amazing and definitely worth reading. The energy and humor of this script, plus the amazing actors, physical humor, and perfectly fitted set made for a…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

"Peter and the Star Catcher" Sails to Victory!

Noah Coon

Peter and the Star Catcher

Wow!  Great things are happening at the Orpheum Theater folks!  Combining drama, action, and comedy, the Hennepin Theatre Trust presents "Peter and the Star Catcher".  Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Riddley Pearson, this show revolves around…

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Added by Noah Coon on March 12, 2014 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

The Winner Took It ALL!

MAMMA MIA

By: Ryan Lenard

 

The cast of “Mamma Mia” took the stage at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night and rocked it! Mamma Mia is an upbeat and energetic musical filled with songs by Swedish pop group ABBA. The story is focused around the upcoming wedding of Sophie (Chelsea Williams) and her fiancé Sky (Chris Stevens). After reading her mother’s diary, Sophie causes chaos to rise by inviting to her…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on February 21, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

Grace Peterson

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

            It’s been said before and it’ll be said…

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Added by Grace Peterson on February 21, 2014 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

Here we go again.....

There are merits to having a big cast: you have the potential for a strong chorus, a big booming sound, impressive large group choreographic moments, it makes it possible to create a context in which a show will take place. Many shows do this very well. However, Mamma Mia is not one of them.



Mamma Mia employs a large cast of glorified set movers to poorly act out the forever cheesy story of a girl with three…

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Added by Zoë Makila on February 20, 2014 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia! Review

George Mulder

Mamma Mia!

Thank You for the Music, Not the Acting

If you are a fan of ABBA, you are a fan of Mamma Mia! This high energy Broadway musical is playing at the Orpheum Theatre until February 23. It follows the story of Sophie Sheridan and her mother, Donna, as they plan for Sophie's wedding with Sky. When Sophie finds Donna's diary she kept during her pregnancy, she finds out she has three possible dads. When Sophie invites them to the wedding, things start to go a… Continue

Added by George Mulder on February 20, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia Had A Dream To Entertain And It Did!

     Mamma Mia is a must see spectacle that has returned for the seventh time to the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. This show will be here through February 23. Mamma Mia feels like a classic musical even though it’s only been around for 14 years. Even with it being ABBA’s 40th Anniversary, the 70’s music is still relatable, pulling you in, filling the stage with energy. The story is full of humor, while still having content, you can’t help but get into this…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on February 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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