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Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime- An Extraordinary Perfected Show

     When it comes to the theatre today, this show really blew it out of the water. Going into the experience I was expecting an amazing play that told a very strong message dealing with topics such as autism. I was expecting a lot since the show had won five Tony Awards, but I didn't know it was going to be as perfected as it was.

     The technical aspect of any show I see is a real deal-breaker for me whether the show was…

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Added by Madi Nelson on December 1, 2016 at 8:05pm — 3 Comments

Curioser and Curioser

With a sudden darkness and an unpleasantly ear piercing screech, the ensemble of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time robotically makes their way onto a lighted grid stage. Strobes flash while Christopher runs on stage to find the unsettling scene of a dead dog. Audience members continue rushing to their seats, thrown off by the quick start. Moments pass before absolute silence, then screams. The use of sensory in the opening scene…

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Added by Linnea Stanton on December 1, 2016 at 8:02pm — 2 Comments

The World According to Christopher

Megan Weber

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

On Tuesday night, I had the pleasure of seeing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The play follows the tale of Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon) and his journey to discover the truth. The play starts with a dog on stage with a pitchfork in its side.…

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Added by Megan Weber on December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime- An Important Show With an Important Message

Anyone involved in theatre has either watched or been a part of a production that had lots of potential but absolutely did not come together successfully. In this day and age there are so many important issues that need to be addressed, but if they are done wrong, the entire meaning is lost. Whether it be bad acting or a poorly-written script, successfully conquering theatre with an important message can be difficult and rare. This was absolutely not the case for The Curious…

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Added by Grace Whiting on December 1, 2016 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

An A-level Show

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was adapted from a book of the same name by Mark Haddon, to an intriguing play written by Simon Stephens. The first production of this play was done in August 2012, at Cottesloe Theatre in London. It eventually made its way to Broadway, where it officially opened on October 5th, 2014. This show has been done across the UK and Ireland, in addition to its run in Mexico for two years under the name El Curioso Incidente del…

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Added by Devyn Terry on December 1, 2016 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of an Amazing Show in the Night-Time

What if your entire life you were stuck in a box? Christopher, a 15 years 3 months and 2 days old mathematically gifted but socially challenged boy, has that problem. The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-time is a book written by Mark Haddon and published in 2003. It chronicles the events following the murder of a dog and how Christopher copes with it. The play first premiered in 2012, directed by Marianne Elliott, to a skeptical audience. How could you turn something that was all in… Continue

Added by Maria Spack on December 1, 2016 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

Curious about this new show?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a breathtaking piece, opened at the Orpheum in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 29. An eye opening show about a young man with Autism captivated audience members in a way like no other show I’ve been to.

 

 Adam Langdon plays the lead role of Christopher. He has the task of accurately portraying the life of a child who lives with Autism. Christopher lives with his father, played by Gene Gillette who is raising him by himself.…

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Added by Clare Judge on December 1, 2016 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

The Newest Classic

George Mulder

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Newest Classic

When is the last time Minneapolis filled a theatre with over 2,500 audience members just for a brand new play? The Tony Award-winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time nearly sold out the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on opening night this week. It is playing until December 4th. It tells the story of an autistic boy named Christopher. The…

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Added by George Mulder on December 1, 2016 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

A Show or Reality?

Madilyn Duffy

A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Come on everyone, let’s go see a show! Show is defined as a spectacle or display of something, typically an impressive one. This is the type of “show” I have become accustomed to in my monthly visits to the Orpheum and other local stages. Grandeur, ensemble numbers, and flashy costumes have been featured on these stages frequently in…

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Added by Madilyn Duffy on December 1, 2016 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

Modern Theater with a Classical Touch

Christopher Boone, the protagonist of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, thinks logically and calculatedly. Even so, both Christopher and the creators of the show took many creative chances, creating an intriguing and innovative adaptation of the classic novel by Mark Haddon. They wove the tale of Christopher together innovatively, solving the mystery of who killed Wellington the dog and adding many other unexpected twists in a…

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Added by Delia Grimes on December 1, 2016 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

The Visual Experience of a Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time is an intriguing modern broadway play. The show opened at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night to a hesitant crowd. This new musical is on its debut tour, based on all of the technological components of the show, it is very apparent that this show is new. The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time invites the audience into the head of a boy with an autism spectrum condition as he tries to solve a mystery about the death of a dog,…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on December 1, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

It Starts with a Dead Dog...

It starts with a dead dog and the title of a book I’d heard before but never read. I took my seat to see the stage adaption of a novel that has been…

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Added by Bella West on November 30, 2016 at 11:18pm — 4 Comments

"I Always tell the Truth"

I'm not lying I saw The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Orpheum. It was from the perspective of a 15 year old autistic boy in present Swindon, England and a dog buried by a story that changed his life. The stage was an "ordinary" box of technology, paneled sides ridden with diodes. It may sound strange, but it's true and it all starts with the flickering…

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Added by Gabriela Leovan on November 30, 2016 at 11:05pm — 4 Comments

The Silence is Deafening

There are very few moments in theater where silence is welcomed without there being questions about a mishap. There are even fewer moments during a show where your breath is stolen out of your body without the use of words at all. Throughout the entire production of The National Theater’s  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time I found myself repeatedly sitting on the edge of seat as I watched the beautiful story of young Christopher Boone…

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Added by Kayli Schneider on November 30, 2016 at 7:01pm — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Show with the Incredible Set

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was adapted into a play by Simon Stephens and is based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Mark Haddon. The story focuses on Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old boy with an autism spectrum disorder, as he struggles with his education, his relationship with his parents, and the everyday obstacles that his disorder presents. The play has been praised by many critics for its incredible visual effects and won…

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Added by Claire Karges on November 30, 2016 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Mind Over Matter

The human brain is a unique organism. It weighs only three pounds, is full of nearly 100 billion neurons, and can live four to six minutes without oxygen. Perhaps most interestingly, rarely does anyone ever get to see inside the brain of another human being. In The National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, playing at the Orpheum, we are…

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Added by Larissa Milles on November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Cabaret: Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Cabaret, written by John Kander and Frank Ebb, was first produced on Broadway in 1966 and later made into a film in 1972. Cabaret has a long string of revivals that have been produced both on Broadway and in London including the critically acclaimed 1998 revival directed by Sam Mendes which starred Alan C******. Roundabout Theatre Company has now managed to bring a revival of its 1998 production on the road, where it has made a stop at our very own Orpheum Theatre.

Cabaret is set in…

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Added by Noah Coon on October 25, 2016 at 11:53pm — 1 Comment

More Than Just Dancing

On Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of seeing Cabaret at the Orpheum Theater. The play is about a young american writer named Clifford Bradshaw (Benjamin Eakeley) and the journey he faces while staying in Berlin, Germany post World War II. Once he arrives in Germany, Bradshaw somehow finds his way into the Kit Kat Club. There he meets a singer, Sally Bowles (Andrea Goss). They find themselves in an unexpected romance that goes through many ups and…

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Added by Megan Weber on October 25, 2016 at 10:40pm — 1 Comment

We Have [Very Few] Troubles Here

One word to describe the musical Cabaret: Shocking. Set in 1930s (a.k.a early Nazi) Berlin, this revolutionary musical is part of Roundabout Theatre Production’s 50th anniversary tour- and for good reason. Cabaret serves as a dual romance/political commentary centering around two couples, Sally and Cliff (a burlesque dancer and a wandering writer, respectively,) and Fräulein Schneider and Herr Schultz (a boarding house manager and a Jewish fruit shop owner, respectively) whose historically… Continue

Added by R. Grace Carey on October 23, 2016 at 3:10am — 1 Comment

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