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Tale as Old as Time

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time

Something for everybody

Be our guest! Beauty and the Beast brings together some of the best Lyricists (Howard Ashman and Tim Rice) and composers (Alan Menken), very funny moments and actors…

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Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on March 12, 2015 at 9:47pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and the Beast

Its the story we all know and love from our childhood. Beauty and the Beast. The relatable, beautiful Belle stuck in a palace with a Prince gone Beast. Anger turns into unexpected love. And they all lived happily ever after. Beauty in the Beast is playing at the Orpheum March 10-15. While its not the best show you'll ever see- its great for children and Disney lovers alike. Expect magic, gowns, and the power of love.

I went in hoping for a flawless cast. Unfortunately, this was not…

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Added by Oriana Freeman on March 12, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Not Just Human Again- A Kid Again!

Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum leaves you full of childlike awe -- awe at the amazing costumes, the glamorous dance numbers, and exquisite singing. The show followed the plot of the classic Disney tale, about Belle, a young woman living in a small town. Belle’s father gets lost in the woods on and goes to the nearby castle in hopes of finding shelter. Instead, he finds the Beast, who used to be a prince and whose enchantment can only be broken when someone loves him…

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Added by Delia Grimes on March 12, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Disney and the Disappointment

If you have the word “Disney” before the name of any show automatically, the bar is set high. There needs to be costumes, set pieces, and vocals that all resemble the first impression of Disney that was experienced in the movie theater. Sadly, with this NETwork’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the bar was missed. This tale brings an iconic love story to the Minneapolis theatre scene and unimpresses. 

The highest regard of the whole show was…

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Added by Jack Bonko on March 12, 2015 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

6 Minutes, 55 Seconds Too Long

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is one of my favorite Disney movies, second only to “The Lion King”. Two years ago, I got to see the Broadway musical version of “Beauty and the Beast” and loved it. When I heard that it was coming back this year, I was excited to see if it was as good as I had remembered it. It was not. The show seemed like it was dummied down from the movie, which doesn’t really make sense. Why would you dummy down an animated kids movie? “Beauty and the…

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Added by Emma Dalen on March 12, 2015 at 4:12pm — 2 Comments

"Tale As Old As Time" is nothing new

Growing up, Belle was my favorite Disney Princess, so my excitement was high going into Tuesday’s performance of Beauty and the Beast. One of the most striking things about the show was the set. Both visually beautiful and multipurpose, the set put the audience into multiple settings. In several cases, the same pieces of set had several purposes it serves based on how it was turned or how it was lit. The lighting also played a huge role in pulling the audience into the story.…

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Added by Anne Boatman on March 12, 2015 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Karina Strom

Beauty and the Beast Review

Beauty and the Beast played at the Orpheum theater on tuesday night, and for huge fans of Disney and small children, I’m sure the show was amazing. The rest of us were only mildly entertained. Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young girl who falls in love with an ugly beast, and because of this true love, she turns…

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Added by Karina Strom on March 12, 2015 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: GOOD FOR LITTLE ONES, NOT SO MUCH FOR ANYONE ELSE

Children’s shows are not unknown to Broadway. They’ve long been a welcome part of it, particularly Disney shows like Mary Poppins and The Lion King. These shows are often enjoyed by children and adults alike. One would think that Beauty and the Beast would be no exception to Disney’s success on Broadway, so it was with much anticipation that I took my seat in the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night.…

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Added by Jane Pena on March 11, 2015 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

It Might be Best to Leave This Beast Alone.

 Beauty and the Beast played at the Orpheum Theater Tuesday night, and for those die-hard fans, it was probably pure bliss. On the other hand, those just looking to see a good show might have been a little disappointed.   

The story line of Beauty and the Beast is the same, but the show…

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Added by Noah Coon on March 11, 2015 at 10:38pm — 2 Comments

Beauty and the Beast Review

George Mulder

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast: The Magical Love Story Revived

This “tale as old as time” will make you reminisce about the beautiful 1991 Disney film. Beauty and the Beast is performing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis from March 10-15. It tells the story of the classic love story of the spell-cursed beast and beautiful Belle. Belle stumbles upon a castle in a search for her missing father. In the beast’s castle, other…

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Added by George Mulder on March 11, 2015 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

A Special Something There-Beauty and the Beast

Over the years, many classic Disney tales have come to life on Broadway, including Beauty and the Beast, a tale truly as old as time. The message of Beauty is simple: love. The love Belle has for father, the Beast, and her own freedom. Currently, Beauty is on tour and is making a stop at the Orpheum theater in Minneapolis until March 15th. The performance is exciting not only for the common theater…

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Added by Laura Wyatt on March 11, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Pippin

The musical Pippin is the story of the young prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, who is searching for a purpose and place in life. His journey leads him too many different places including a battlefield which leads him realize the cruelty of his father, to rebelling and leading a peasant revolt, and finally to a small village where he meets a women and her young son. Although this is the story line the show is truly about the nature of plays, and is a sort of play within a play. For…

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Added by Karen Kenison on February 24, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Pippin

Pippin

George Mulder

They Did Some Magic, But What Else?

Pippin is full of amazing tricks and acts of a circus. But is that all you want in a Broadway musical? Pippin is running at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis from February 17-22. There are thrilling parts in it, but not in the story. After hearing so many great things about the show after the past few years, it was underwhelming. It is about a boy trying to do extraordinary things in his life…

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Added by George Mulder on February 22, 2015 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

Pippin the Extraordinary!

Brilliant music, beautiful costumes, stunning acrobatics, mind-boggling magic, and a moral-filled plot had me entranced from the moment the curtain rose at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday night. Pippin, showing from now until February 22, tells the story of a young man’s search for truth and meaning in life. Pippin (Sam Lips) tries education, war, religion, art, and sex, but nothing seems to be satisfactory or fulfilling. Finally he is thrust into the simple…

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Added by Emma Price on February 21, 2015 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

Pippin

This Mardi Gras I was certainly treated to a show quite of lush extravagance and spectacle, quite worth of the indulgent holiday. The touring production of Pippin, playing at the Orpheum Theatre, is a unique and energy filled event. However like the marquee New Orleans celebration, the show is left to awkwardly clean up after the adventurous escapades are over. The musical tells the story of the titular prince (Sam Lips) , son of Charlemagne (John Rubinstein), and his quest to find fulfillment… Continue

Added by Julian Spencer on February 21, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

These Players are "On the Right Track"

A magical scene awaits those who plan to attend “Pippin” at the Orpheum Theater. Combining the elements of the theatrical world with those of the circus, an incredible, visually appealing production is on the stage through February 22nd.

For those of you who don’t know the story, “Pippin” is about a young man, Pippin, who is…

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Added by Noah Coon on February 21, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Pippin

Karina Strom

Pippin

Pippin Review

“Pippin” opened at the Orpheum theater on tuesday night and did a great job of making people smile. Based on the book by Roger O. Hirson, the main character, Pippin, is the son of fictional Emperor Charlemagne. The show opens with a circus troupe inviting the audience to watch as they tell the magical story of Pippin’s life. If audience’s…

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Added by Karina Strom on February 20, 2015 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

SEARCHING FOR FULLFILLMENT

As you enter the Orpheum, you are drawn into a big top, and consequently the life of a young man named Pippin who’s on a search. It is a modern journey through love, sex, war and politics despite its odd setting of the Middle Ages. You are able to relatably follow this common man as he seeks fulfillment, but while trying to decide where the ridiculous storyline is heading. It truly is "high-flying" and "death-defying" visually, but heeds some questionable elements. For those of you who, like…

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Added by Sydney Larson on February 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Let's Go To The Circus

I liked “Pippin”.  But I didn’t like Pippin.

“Pippin” is the story of Pippin, a remarkably unremarkable young man in search of fulfillment.  The son of a king, he is surrounded by eccentric characters but possesses no remarkable traits of his own.  Undeterred by this, Pippin quests for purpose through different avenues--love, sex, rebellion, war, the arts, simple life, the list goes on.  Having experienced each, he pronounces himself unsatisfied…

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Added by Kathleen T. WIllard on February 20, 2015 at 2:19am — 1 Comment

Spread a Little Pippin!

Spread a Little Pippin!

Camryn Schake

From February 17th to February 22nd, “Pippin” is being performed live at the Orpheum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Come and see the marvelous production with a circus twist that brings the timeless classic to life! The story follows the telling of a medieval tale about a young man named Pippin (Sam Lips), son of King Charles (John…

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Added by Camryn Schake on February 20, 2015 at 1:56am — 1 Comment

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