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The Truth is She Never Left You

Walking into the performance of Evita on January 28th at the Orpheum Theatre, I had very little knowledge of what to expect. I had heard it was a great show, and from the knowledge that the music was by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the few songs I had heard from it, I expected it to be a great show as well. To my great satisfaction, my expectations were met. While the story didn't completely come through to me, and I found myself researching the life of Eva Perón when I got home to fully…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on January 30, 2014 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Evita!

On Tuesday, January 28, I braved the cold and went to see Evita at the Orpheum. I went into the show knowing nothing except that it was about the wife of an Argentinian president and was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I love his music and was excited when I found out Evita was an operetta. When I left the theatre, I was happy I'd gone to see it and I spent the rest of the evening googling Evita's life.

I thought the woman who played Evita, Caroline Bowman, was really good. She's a triple… Continue

Added by Allie Brown on January 30, 2014 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

What's New Buenos Aires? Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita is!

The new tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita made its debut in Minneapolis on January 28th 2014. It plays at the Orpheum Theatre through February 2nd 2014. As stated in the press release on Hennepin Theater Trust’s website, it is indeed “stunning.” The show is based off the real-life story of Eva Perón, an actress and politician’s wife in Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s.



The show opens with actors positioned beneath a screen, on which footage of the real Eva Perón’s…

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Added by Emma M-L on January 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Che: a Story About a Man Who Really Didn't Like Evita

Evita should probably be re-branded as “Che,” after Che Guevara (portrayed by Josh Young), the quasi narrator of the story. He spends his cliche Andrew Lloyd Webber “rock out” moments criticising Evita, her politics, activities, and her followers. Evita is more of a criticism rather than a celebration, which was not at all what I was expecting. The narrator/character of Che plays a confusing role in the show. Is he the narrator? Is he a citizen of Argentina? Does he exist? No? It's hard to…

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Added by Zoë Makila on January 30, 2014 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

The Power Of Eva's Life Doesn't Translate

Evita is being preformed at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through February second. This show has been remastered for the first time since its debut 30 years ago. Evita has an intense story and a tragic feel. But the performers didn’t quite live up to this powerful story, the production was not tight. The set, special effects and orchestra were amazing and really lifted the show up. Certain songs and performances stood out, but as a whole, the ensemble wasn’t…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on January 30, 2014 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

"An Evening with Evita!"

            Evita was a very good show.  It will have you leaving the theater in awe and with a smile on your face.  It has several bright moments and is over all appealing.  This show takes place in Argentina from 1934 - 1952.  It is about a poor woman named Eva and how she goes from having nothing to becoming the wife of the president.  It is showing at the Orpheum Theater until February 2nd

            Most aspects of the performances in this show were extraordinary. …

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Added by Noah Coon on January 29, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

What Did You Say, Buenos Aires?

It’s hard to know what to make of “Evita,” now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, because much of the musical gets lost along with the leading lady’s dropped consonants. While Caroline Bowman, the actress who plays Eva, has a powerful voice and an impressive range, she does not enunciate. Since “Evita” is almost entirely sung, with a few spoken asides but no real dialogue, losing many of the main character’s lines can lead to significant gaps in the audience’s understanding of the… Continue

Added by Linnea Thompson Peterson on January 29, 2014 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Just a Touch of Star Quality

Evita review by Jane Pena

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to see Evita, the award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I was excited to see it because after all, it’s an award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Already this season I’d seen The Phantom of the Opera, another musical by Webber, and was blown away, so I expected this show to be just as good. I’m saddened to say that…

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Added by Jane Pena on January 29, 2014 at 9:47pm — 2 Comments

Just a Giant Touch of Star Quality

George Mulder

Evita

Just a Giant Touch of Star Quality

Evita is one of the highest quality shows I have ever seen. Playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis until February 2, you will be blown away by the actors on this stage. Immediately knowing of Eva Perón's death (Evita being her traditional Spanish nickname), we go back in time to follow the actress' rise to fame and fortune. When she moves to Buenos Aires, Argentina, she meets and marries Juan Perón when they sing “I'd… Continue

Added by George Mulder on January 29, 2014 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

Shouts of "Perón" in the Streets

Evita, one of the highly anticipated shows to come along this theater season, captures the true seductive yet inspiring spirit of Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón. Mrs. Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor,…

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Added by Hannah Reid on January 29, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Evita: A Dull Story Performed by an Incredible Cast

I have never been an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan. From Joseph to Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cats to The Phantom of the Opera, his style of musicals has never sat well with me. The idea of a sung-through musical (with the exception of a few spoken lines perhaps) bores me to death, and to me, feels more like a choral concert than a theatrical experience. Last night, I…

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Added by Christopher Cartwright on January 29, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Evita- She captured the heart of Argentina- and mine

This past Tuesday, Evita, the story of the former First Lady of Argentina, opened at the Orpheum. I walked into Evita knowing the lead sang a song that mentioned Argentina, but nothing else. After seeing it, I can easily say Evita has been my favorite show this year.

One of my favorite aspects of the show was the choreography, created by Chris Bailey and Rob Ashford. The choreography was very high energy and held much influence from tradition Argentinian dance, such as the tango. One of… Continue

Added by Anna Wheeler on January 29, 2014 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

Evita Won't Give You Chills, But the Talent Might!

Danielle Wong

Evita

Evita Won't Give You Chills, But the Talent Might!

The moment I sat down in my seat to watch Evita, I had chills raking down my spine.

 

But, unfortunately, not from the show. I had the pleasure of sitting directly next to an exit, which wasn't a bad seat, but an incessant frigid wind continuously blew in and chilled the nape of my neck. Unfortunately reminding me…

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Added by Danielle Wong on January 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

No One Came To The Cabaret

Last week I had the opportunity to see Cabaret at the Pantages theater. Now playing through February 9th. This quick witted and dry humored play was entertaining and solemn all in one. An overall spectacular show. Oddly the theater, despite it being opening night, was all but empty. It was a very weird vibe. Audience participation has always been one of my favorite parts of a show and with the lack of audience it was just plain…

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Added by Sophie McGrill on January 22, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Theater Latté Da creates haunting magic with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret

Grace Peterson

Cabaret

Theater Latté Da creates haunting magic with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret

     Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latté Da have teamed…

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Added by Grace Peterson on January 21, 2014 at 10:23pm — 2 Comments

Cabaret To No End

   Cabaret presents an intriguing and sobering look into the subculture of 1930s Berlin, and how the rise of the Nazi party affected it. Cabaret debuted at the Pantages theatre in downtown Minneapolis January 15, 2014, and runs until February 9, 2014. Cab follows a struggling novelist and his pursuits in Berlin, to which he came…

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Added by Kyle Smeaton on January 21, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Wunderbar, Mein Herr

    I’m a sucker for heavy shows with a twist of dark humour.…

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Added by Abilene Olson on January 20, 2014 at 8:25pm — 1 Comment

What Good is Sitting Alone in Your Room? Come and see Cabaret!

Cabaret was truly outstanding.  From beginning to end, it was enthralling and as entertaining as any stage production I’ve seen.  Set in Berlin, Germany during 1929, the show takes us through the twists and turns of humanity.  It addresses some of the hardest topics in the world today.  Join Clifford, Sally, and the beloved Emcee at the Pantages Theater until February 9th

The Emcee (Tyler Michaels) was a stand out.  The way he portrayed his character added immensely to…

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Added by Noah Coon on January 20, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Tyler Michaels was Delightful in Cabaret

 Walking in to the Cabaret I did not know what to expect. The show sounded like a regular musical with a standard story line involving love and loss. I knew Fosse, the dance legend who also choreographed Chicago, had once choreographed the show- my basic knowledge I had gotten from a dance class at school. Other than that, it was all mysterious- and the first five minutes were quite enticing. The story follows…

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Added by Oriana Freeman on January 19, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

The musical Cabaret can be described as a musical with no real story. I found it very hard to keep up with it.  When the musical first started out with the master of ceremonies explaining  who the gi…

The musical Cabaret can be described as a musical with no real story. I found it very hard to keep up with it. 

When the musical first started out with the master of ceremonies explaining  who the girls are and what the kit kat club is. When it first started I thought it was going to be a  funny musical. I was wrong. There was as I said before no real story or plot. It was all over the place. Also there were far too many…

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Added by Bailey Reber on January 19, 2014 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

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