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Jack Bonko

Mamma Mia


Mamma Mia performs at the Orpheum Theatre as a part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s show list for this season in the month of February. Mamma Mia is a show about a girl who invites her three possible dad’s to her wedding. She didn’t tell her soon to be husband about the fiasco, which leads to many different funny…


Added by Jack Bonko on February 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia!- How It Thrilled Me

This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of going to see Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum. The show has long been one of my favorites, and while I loved it and thought it was great, there were aspects of the show that makes me hesitate to say it was fantastic.

The primary reason of my hesitation is because of Sophie Sheridan, played by Chelsea Williams. While I think she was a very good actor and embodied the role wonderfully, I felt that her voice was not quite fit for the part. Some songs, such as… Continue

Added by Anna Wheeler on February 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

I Have a Dream (of a Jukebox Musical with a Plausible Plot)

If you have ever thought to yourself, “All I want from the world is a bawdy, entertaining quest for paternal…


Added by Abilene Olson on February 20, 2014 at 9:08pm — 2 Comments

One Island, Two Love Stories, and Three Possible Dads

Abby Thompson

Mamma Mia!


One Island, Two Love Stories, and Three Possible Dads


Mamma Mia opened February 18th, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. As it opened with the musical break, the audience was already nodding their heads to catchy beat. Mamma Mia is bright, spirited, and a fun time for all who attend.

Mamma Mia is the story of Sophie and her mother Donna who live on a small Greek island. Donna has done everything on…


Added by Abby Thompson on February 20, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia!

     On February 18th, I saw Momma Mia! at the Orpheum. Having seen and enjoyed the movie, I was excited to see the show. It lived up to my expectations and it was a very fun and enjoyable show to see.
While there weren't any exceptionally strong singers or actors, there were some exceptionally strong songs. While most of the songs were really good, "Lay All Your Love On Me" was my favorite. The boys dancing with the…

Added by Allie Brown on February 20, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia! Review

George Mulder

Mamma Mia!

Thank You for the Music, Not the Acting

If you are a fan of ABBA, you are a fan of Mamma Mia! This high energy Broadway musical is playing at the Orpheum Theatre until February 23. It follows the story of Sophie Sheridan and her mother, Donna, as they plan for Sophie's wedding with Sky. When Sophie finds Donna's diary she kept during her pregnancy, she finds out she has three possible dads. When Sophie invites them to the wedding, things start to go a… Continue

Added by George Mulder on February 20, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Thank You For The Music

Mama Mia! frazzled and dazzled it’s way to the Orpheum on Tuesday night and it was a treat. I have had not more fun at a play in my memory. The show was guided by consistently strong acting and a powerful orchestra. This production of Mama Mia! did not disappoint in any way, shape or form.

The story begins with Sophie Sheridan (Chelsea Williams) inviting her three potential fathers to her wedding; Harry Bright (Mark A. Harmon), Bill Austin (Michael Colavolpe) and Sam Carmichael (Don… Continue

Added by Nicholas Pemberton on February 20, 2014 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Mama Mia!

Karina Strom

Mama Mia!

                                                            Mama Mia! Review

Mama Mia! at the Orpheum theatre on Tuesday night was exactly what the audience was anticipated. This well loved musical takes place on a Greek Island where a twenty year old woman, Sophie (Chelsea Williams), is about to get to get married to a man, Sky (Chris Stevens), who her Mother, Donna (Georgia Kate Haege), does not approve of. Donna raised Sophie on her own…


Added by Karina Strom on February 20, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia!

Having been a fan of the movie for a number of years, I was very excited to see Mamma Mia at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, Feburary 18. The show turned out to be overall very good and I really enjoyed going. Mamma Mia is set on a Greek Island, where Donna Sheridan and her daughter Sophie run a resort. Sophie is set to be married the next to a man named Sky, and because she wants her father to walk her down the aisle, she invites her three possible dads, whom she discovered in her mother's…


Added by Matthew Maxam on February 20, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia Had A Dream To Entertain And It Did!

     Mamma Mia is a must see spectacle that has returned for the seventh time to the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. This show will be here through February 23. Mamma Mia feels like a classic musical even though it’s only been around for 14 years. Even with it being ABBA’s 40th Anniversary, the 70’s music is still relatable, pulling you in, filling the stage with energy. The story is full of humor, while still having content, you can’t help but get into this…


Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on February 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mamma Mia! Let me go again!

Mamma Mia packs a punch from beginning to end.  The level of energy throughout this production is bursting at the seams.  Mamma Mia is about a young girl that invites three men to her wedding hoping to find which one of them is her father.  This show is told through music based on the works of ABBA.  You don’t want to miss this; Mamma Mia is playing at the Orpheum Theatre until February 23rd

The roles of Tanya (Gabrielle Mirabella) and Rosie (Carly Sakolove) were…


Added by Noah Coon on February 20, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Mamma Mia..

Mama Mia!

For starters, I’ve heard many opinions about this show. Some were positive and others were very negative about it. I went in with an open mind hoping that the show would spark some interest. Waiting for the curtain to go up I noticed around me that there were many families there. There were many eager mothers waiting to hear classic songs from Abba. I got a very positive vibe looking around the theater.

From the opening performance, I was pleased with the…


Added by Anna Berger on February 19, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia! Why, Why Did I Ever See This Show?

What a waste of a perfectly good set and a perfectly lovely pit, and what a disgrace to ABBA.

“Mamma Mia!” is mostly the story of a girl and her mother, set amidst a flurry of drama, love, and friendship. Despite the obvious male presence in the show--the big mystery is the identity of Sophie’s father, and Sophie has invited all three potential dads to her wedding, much to her mother, Donna’s, consternation--the story is decidedly feminine. Its most touching and genuine moments are… Continue

Added by Linnea Thompson Peterson on February 19, 2014 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

The Slumber Party of Musicals- Mamma Mia

 I knew going in what to expect- a romantic comedy with little to no substance and a simple message. The plot is bubbly and cheesy, following a Greek 20 year old girl named Sophie. Getting married tomorrow, Sophie made sure to invite everyone- including her dad. Which would be a no brainer... if she knew who her father was. Snooping through her mothers diary she found three possible dads- Harry Bright, Bill Austin, and Sam Carmichael- each with a unique personality to match. All three arrive…


Added by Oriana Freeman on February 19, 2014 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Five Courses Over The top

On Sunday, January 16th I went to go see Minneapolis Musical Theater Company's production of Five Course Love at the New Century theater. 

Going to see shows at the New Century is always interesting for me, because it is the space my school uses for its shows, and I've performed on the stage before. Granted this is the case, I haven't seen too many shows aside from the ones my school has put on, on the stage. The only other show I'd seen there was a Fringe play, and it had a…


Added by Lydia Sharpe on February 18, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tristan & Yseult: A Mysterious, Hilarious Drama

Make-up review by Jane Pena 541 words



Added by Jane Pena on February 17, 2014 at 10:42pm — No Comments

There Was True Love Brewing At Five Course Love!

          Some musicals are universally loved while others are on a person to person basis. Depending on what you like in a musical it is a hit or miss in the case of Five Course Love which I had the pleasure of viewing at the New Century Theatre on February 15th. Five Course Love is a…


Added by Jana Abdulkadir on February 17, 2014 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Five Course Fun

As Valentine’s Day fluff goes, “Five Course Love” is an excellent comedy. Minneapolis Musical Theatre outdoes itself on all fronts, showcasing its capacity for outstanding acting, powerful singing, elaborate costuming, and creative use of set. If the stories are a bit lackluster and the plots have some holes--well, it’s Valentine’s Day, isn’t it? Most of us can handle great entertainment with little intellectual appeal, at least on this one occasion.…


Added by Linnea Thompson Peterson on February 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Five Course Laughs, Talent, and Love

Hennepin Theatre Trust and Minneapolis Musical Theatre’s production of Gregg Coffin’s Five Course Love played at the New Century Theatre from January 24th thru February 16th 2014.

The show was made up of an energetic cast of three, a live band, also of three, and a couple of stagehands who helped make the scene transitions smooth.

The set, being the first thing any audience member would see upon entering the theater to take in this show, presented a wonderful precursor to…


Added by Emma M-L on February 16, 2014 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Five Course Love Review

Karina Strom

Five Course Love


                                                A ‘Tasty’ Musical Comedy

            Gregg Coffin’s Five Course Love on Saturday, Feburary 8th at the New Century theatre was the perfect show for Valentine’s Day. The show had a cast of only 3 people; Ryan Grimes, Joseph Pyfferoen and Amanda Weis. Each of these talented professionals played 5 different rolls during the performance- since there were 5 different…


Added by Karina Strom on February 15, 2014 at 12:40am — 2 Comments




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