The Phantom Of The Opera holds a dark mystery that is sure to be felt by the audience, along with an amazing set and a wonderfully talented cast, you can’t help but enjoy the production.
The Phantom Of The Opera is on it’s first tour in the United States since being re-mastered, the show now has a darker feel. The new version of the beloved Phantom has been extremely popular since touring the United Kingdom last year. The Orpheum Theater is the show’s second…Continue
“Phantom of the Opera”
“Phantom of the Opera” was fabulously done. Everything from the actors to the set was appealing to the eye and fun to watch. It seemed the audience was enthralled the entire time because of the spectacular show. If you want to catch it before it leaves town, it is showing at the Orpheum Theatre December 13th – January 5th. The story takes place in an opera house in Paris that is haunted by a mysterious…Continue
We Will Rock You Review
Freddy Mercury is turning in his grave as the cult musical We Will Rock You, originally produced on West End, now tours America. The musical, based on the songs of British…Continue
By: Ryan Lenard
Having never heard of the musical We Will Rock You before the performance, I was very pleased to hear that the story included music from the British rock band Queen! The musical is focused on a futuristic world in which a group of Bohemians struggle to bring back the free exchange of thought, style, and music while everyone else dresses, acts and thinks the same exact…Continue
We Will Rock You is a surprising and loud show. Flashing lights and blasting speakers create an old rock concert feel. We Will Rock You is on its first national tour and is being preformed at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis until the 22 of November. This show has a plot full of adventure, along with a romantic story and an apocalypse theme.
In this show a young man has dreams of old songs drifting in his head. These…Continue
"We Will Rock You"
"We Will Rock You" Rocks The Orpheum
The Orpheum Theatre is hosting the Broadway national tour of “We Will Rock You” November 21st through the 24th. The show is highly entertaining and defiantly the show to see.
The show takes place in the future and revolves around a boy and girl that team up with a band of rebels who shares their same dream, to bring rock and roll back! Brian…Continue
If you think a musical comprised of hit 70s songs does not sound comparable to the fine art that is middle school theatrics, you would be wrong. We Will Rock You and stereotypical middle school plays and musicals have a lot in common. Like, a lot a lot.
The first thing you can expect at any middle school performance is to get a lot of cheap jokes. Though the jokes in We Will Rock You were certainly more sexualized in nature, it was very much the…Continue
Today’s review comes to you in 3 acts. Act one, dance and radio: two creative acts that should not go together but totally work. Act two, three spectacular performers in three very different acts onstage. And finally, act three, how interactive technical aspects elevated the experience just that much more.
We start in act one.
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**TRIGGER WARNING BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD SO MUCH BLOOD**
Hi ya’ll, so as you know, I am from the South. I love all kinds of coke, and saying ya’ll. I also want to be an artistic director for musicals on Broadway. I have a lot of opinions.
But we all have to start somewhere and I’m starting here. I’m starting as the Intern in the Artistic department with MMT. Minneapolis Musical Theater was super cool to hire…Continue
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Hey all, welcome to my blog, where I talk about all things WICKED. Well, it's been a loooooong tour, and I still haven't gone onstage ONCE.
What's that? You don't even know who I am? I'm Zoe Makila. And I'm an Elphaba standby.
What does that mean? Well. It means I have to be in full costume, hair, and makeup every show just in case Alison Luff throws up, or breaks her arm in the middle of the show. I'm not an understudy, I don't get to go on if we know she won't be…Continue
Wicked: Still as “Wonderful” Ten Years Later
By Grace Peterson
Unless you are just now emerging from the rock under which you've been living, you've at least heard of the musical Wicked.…Continue
Flashdance... What Feeling?…Continue
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Mary Poppins, performing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, April 23-28, is a night of fun combining many of the well-known songs from the movie (plus a few new ones) with the…Continue
As the scrim with MARRY POPPINS scrolls up at the top of the show, a dreary, black and white set is revealed. Don’t let this fool you, Mary Poppins is a colorful, amazing treat.
First, I have to talk about the set. It was amazing. The use of perspective allowed the stage to appear so much larger than it actually is. For example, the kitchen set had all of the shelves appear on a slant, creating the illusion of a vanishing point and allowing the set…Continue
Warning: This review contains a bit of adult language
Eight rows from the front at a comedy show...I feel so grown up! There are attractive 20-somethings drinking beer out of plastic bottles, and menacing security personnel all over the place. I'm close enough to…
The tagline for Flashdance reads "One girl. One dream. One chance." A very accurate slogan previews the story right on the cover of the playbill. It's also a very cliché way to sum up a very cliché musical. Flashdance is incredibly predictable. I had the second act figured out within the first 30 minutes of the first. There is no such thing as subtle foreshadowing in the world of Flashdance.
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Spamalot: Once In Every Few Decades, There Comes A Show Like This
Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, Rory O'Malley, Nikki M. James, and nine Tony awards….this tour had a lot to own up to. The original broadway cast put on such a stunning performance and generated a lot of publicity. With such defined roles and a widely known ideal of each character, it's hard to make a show your own.