At the Pantages Theatre on January 23rd, Aida was a bright explosion of energetic movement and brilliant acting. This story of African princess Aida(Austene Van), captured and enslaved by Egyptian nobles, is a love story between Aida and her captor, Radamès (Jared Oxborough), the story of Aida's inner struggle, and the story of her nation's journey. It proves that no matter the conditions or time period, true love can and will flourish forever. The casual, modern aura provided by the…Continue
Milk and toast. That is how I felt after seeing Aida. It was done by a local theater company, and produced at the Pantages. I hadn’t been there before seeing this production, and I was surprised at how small it was in comparison to the Orpheum, which is where I had previously seen the last few shows. The house was filled that night. The performers were fantastic, but the plot was milk and toast, and nothing can change that.
The plot was a basic Romeo and Juliet scenario; couple…
When I first heard the music from Aida six years ago, it became one of my favorite musicals. Yet, I was never able to see the show until now. Theater Latté Da’s production of Aida was absolutely fabulous. Aida was created by Elton John and Tim Rice. Theater Latté Da’s version of this show was directed by award winning director Peter Rothstein, with…Continue
Main Street Vs Mainstream
Max vs Conventions
(an attempt to get off the “format.” I have the songwriting ability of a chimp on a rollercoaster, and frankly, I don’t think it’s the greatest medium for a Broadway review. I cannot stand myself being seen or heard on camera, so a…Continue
Aida: Making Minnesota Proud
Aida, presented by local Theater Latté Da,…Continue
Consider the following recipe: one stage, an Egyptian war, the music of Elton John, and romance. The result? Aida, an enlightening story of Egypt’s oppression of the Nubian people, and how two lovers find each other across the conflict. Ultimately a tragedy, Aida includes great music and an interesting new perspective on ancient Egypt. Although this interpretation makes some confusing choices in technical parts and costuming, it is a worthy performance. Under the direction of Peter Rothstein…Continue
An enjoyable musical, Aida is set in Ancient Egypt for the majority of the musical, though it is modernized a bit. Captain of the Egyptian army, Radames, captures a group of women from Nubia, a country they're at war with. He is caught off guard when one of the women threatens a part of his army in order to leave. Though she doesn't succeed, Radames is very impressed and instead of giving her hard work gives her to his betrothed,…Continue
Dear Mr. Rice & Mr. John,
I would like to take a moment to talk to you about your show AIDA. I went to see this colaborattion on January 23, 2013. I happen to be a huge fan of ancient Egypt, and was looking forward to how you were going to use this amazing time in history. In saying that I do not feel that the set fully expressed the feelings being sung and or acted out. I feel that there was a lot to be desired when…Continue
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is about Tick(Wade Mccollum), a drag queen who after getting a call from his wife and young son decides to take a road trip across Australia. He brings his friends Bernadette(Scott Willis) and Felicia (Bryan West) with him. They buy a bus to travel in, and along the way run into many different people not all of them friendly. The three eventually arrive at their destination and give a big performance.
I enjoyed most of the play although I wasn’t sure why…Continue
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert has been one of my favorite movies ever since I first saw it this Summer. And the Broadway musical was no let down. This fabulous show is about three drag queens from Sydney, Australia who go on a road trip through the Australian desert. Through dangers untold, and hardships unnumbered, they fought their way to Alice Springs. Written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, directed by Simon Phillips, with costume design by Tim…Continue
On January 8th, 2013, I went to see Priscilla: Queen of the Desert on its opening night at the Orpheum theater. My feelings for this show are similar to how I’d feel about a sandwich that is made on good bread, but with a strange brand of peanut butter. It will taste like a peanut butter sandwich, but there is something slightly off about the experience. The bread is the basics of the show; the actors, the set, the costumes, and the instrumentalists. The peanut butter is the content; the…Continue
The magical smell of hair spary and glitter. Feather bowas being sold. We take our seats. The disco starts. Cause tonight for the first time just about half-past ten for the first time in history it's gonna start raining men. Hallelujah it's raining men! I used to think imprefect was beauty, but now I know that perfection is beauty. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the greatest show on earth! The moving of men as ladies. Dress as creative as the rainbow the…Continue
Then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong
I don’t want to write this review. That should say something about Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. For those who don’t know, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the story of three drag queens down under who leave the relative safety of Sydney for Alice Springs in the name of music and children. The show is running at the Orpheum until January 13th, not that you should see it.
I don’t hate the show. No, hatred…
Priscilla Queen of the Desert Review
All I knew about Priscilla Queen of the Dessert walking into the theatre was that drag queens were involved. Of course when you think about drag queens you think of a fun, glamorous and big production, but I would have never expected the level of energy this performance gave. The show started with three divas…Continue
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Priscilla queen of the desert
Reviewed by Anna Berger, 9th grade.
The show I saw this week was Priscilla Queen of the desert at the Orpheum theatre. This musical is a story about two drag queens and a transsexual who are going to perform a drag show at a resort in the Australian desert. They travel to the resort on a lavender bus. During the trip they meet interesting people.
For me this was a much anticipated play. The theatre was full of energetic people in feather boas…
Filled with humor, friendship, glitter and the songs of your youth, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is now showing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. Drag queen Tick sets off on a journey from Sydney through the desert to the city of Alice to meet his son who he has never met. To accompany him on this trip are the ever-bickering Bernadette and Adam, aka Felicia. Hop on the bus across the desert to join in on the exciting, if not slightly bewildering, voyage.
The moment the…Continue