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Fun Home- A Stellar Performance

Fun Home was fantastic, from the well-written storyline to the technical aspects, this show was great. The show follows the story of Alison Bechdel as a lesbian cartoonist and her struggling relationship with her father. The show is adapted from Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name.

The production has received a lot of recognition after winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Walking into the performance, I had already listened to the soundtrack and knew the story…

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Added by Madi Nelson on December 15, 2016 at 9:21pm — 3 Comments

We put the Fun in Funeral!

I remember watching the…

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Added by Bella West on December 15, 2016 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

Fun Home

The minute the whole cast of Fun Home returned to the stage for their curtain call the audience shot to their feet giving the them their well deserved standing ovation. As people flooded out into the lobby a felling of awe was palpable in the air and the word "wow" seemed to be in every conversation. There really is no better word to describe Fun Home than the word powerful. Fun Home has powerful music, powerful acting, and a powerful story. I have never been as impressed with a show before as… Continue

Added by Elsa Lundin on December 15, 2016 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

Caption: What a Show

Theatre, perhaps in a most simple term, is just storytelling. Every piece of theatre has a beginning, a middle, and an end, just like a story. Some theatre pieces are wild and fantastical, while others are filled with love and romance; some, however, are honest and harrowing. These kinds of stories are the hardest to portray on stage because of the depth required of them. Fun Home,…

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Added by Larissa Milles on December 15, 2016 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

The Partridge Family?

Madilyn Duffy

Fun Home

 

Happy go lucky, suburban white families took over television between the 50s and 70s. The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Father Knows Best, and the Partridge Family all focus on family and togetherness. In Fun Home, Alison (the youngest version played by Alessandra Baldacchino) uses a number from The Partridge Family to block out a fight…

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Added by Madilyn Duffy on December 15, 2016 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

Fun Home, Fun Times, Moving Story, But Does It Work?

In 2015 Fun Home won five Tony awards, one of which was best musical. It has been described as “An emotional powerhouse” by the Chicago Tribune, and it is definitely that. Fun Home tells the story of Alison Bechdel, a lesbian comic artist and the author of the real life graphic novel Fun Home, and her dysfunctional family. This family consists of her two younger siblings, her mother, and her…

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Added by Noah Coon on December 15, 2016 at 12:44am — 2 Comments

A Rare Moment of Perfect Balance

Soft hues of light blue and white appear on a the stage, reflecting the metallic cover of Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. This is the first and only glimpse of the graphic novel that inspired the musical Fun Home the audience will see all night. A cartoonish drawing of Bechdel’s younger self balancing on her father’s feet projects behind three actresses, dressed in variations of navy and red while a cello quietly closes the…

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Added by Linnea Stanton on December 14, 2016 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

I'm Changing My Major to Fun Home

Based on the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home has quickly grown into a success since it’s debut in 2013 and appearance on Broadway two years later. The graphic memoir has won various literary awards including the “Lamda Literary Award,” and the Broadway production won five Tony awards out of twelve nominations! Its progressive, honest theme and its music can be accredited to its success.

It was fascinating…

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Added by Nina Afremov on December 14, 2016 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

FUN HOME- A Must See!

Winner of five Tony Awards including best musical, Fun Home, tells the emotionally gripping true story of Alison Bechdel as she comes to terms with her sexuality. Fun Home is based off the 2006 graphic memoir of the same name and opened on Broadway in 2015, being performed in the round. This is not your typical song and dance musical, which are fun, however they are never able to move me the same way Fun Home did. If I were to compare this show to another, it would be…

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Added by Thomas Bertron on December 14, 2016 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

When I got to the theater and found my seat I was filled with skepticism, maybe it was the chill in the air or the stress of my day that made me doubt the curious incident of the dog in the night time, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I wouldn't like the show. I have never been so wrong. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is the story of a young autistic boy named Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon) and his quest to uncover what happened to his neighbor's dog who was murdered… Continue

Added by Elsa Lundin on December 11, 2016 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

My Second Go at Posting my Review of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

 

            Waiting.  There’s the stage, right in front of you.  You can’t escape it for long.  There’s the dog, on the stage, right in front of you.  You can’t escape him for long.  There’s the pitch fork, the murder weapon, in the dog, on the stage right in front of you.  You can’t escape the horror for long.  Then everything goes ballistic!  One second, still staring at the stage, and the dog,…

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Added by Ruby Schroeder on December 7, 2016 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

A Curiously Captivating Spectacle

The stage was a box. A great big box. It was marked with grid lines and glowed with a cold light. At the center of the stage was the titular dog, stabbed with a pitchfork. The set on the stage was little more than a few boxes. What the stage lacked in outward appearances it completely made up for in its function during the performance. The moment the lights went down the stage came alive. Through the use of LED lights and massive projectors, the stage became a digital set. It transformed from… Continue

Added by Patrick Kennedy on December 7, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Glimpse into another's mind

The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime, is a sensory overload that gives us a brief glimpse into the life of a teenager with autism. The cast and crew brought a tech heavy show that they somehow managed to pair with the classic look of the Orpheum. The play is not what one would expect after reading the book but embodies it very well, adding a new touch to the award winning book, making it an award winning play as well.



The first act opened with bright lights, loud music… Continue

Added by Phina Smith on December 4, 2016 at 9:52pm — No Comments

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

     The only curious incident on November 28th at the Orpheum theatre was seeing a simply marvelous show. I went into this show with high expectations, and was blown away. There was wonderful acting, and even better technical work. Just about every aspect of this show was perfect which is astounding especially since it was their opening night. The only terrifying thing  This show managed to pull of a new age of theatre while incorporating pretty good acting with even better…

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Added by Meghan Katers on December 3, 2016 at 2:05am — 1 Comment

The Wonderful Incident of Watching a Spectacular Show

Zoe Redfern-Hall

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

The Wonderful Incident of Watching a Spectacular Show

Seeing a dog with a pitchfork in it as I found my seat made me instantly unsettled, and I felt that same feeling over the next few hours at all the right moments.The performance at Orpheum this past Tuesday…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on December 2, 2016 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time

One would think that based off of its zany title and reputation for extraordinary technical elements, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would be unnatural, confusing, and maybe even void of true feeling. That is what I was expecting as I walked into the Orpheum Theatre on that chilly opening night. What happens, however, is the exact opposite. The play builds on itself, in an almost mathematical way, which is appropriate for this story of Christopher Boon (Adam Langdon). Based… Continue

Added by Catherine Lily Wojda on December 2, 2016 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Poking your nose into Christopher Boone’s business

          Getting into someone’s head can be excruciatingly difficult. Maybe a better word would be impossible. In the 6 time Tony winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, we get the rare chance to see into the very unique mind of Christopher John Francis Boone (Portrayed by Adam Langdon). A boy who knows all the countries of the world and the capital cities. As well as, every prime number up to…

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Added by Avery Ronning on December 2, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Curious Incident of My Ears in the Orpheum Theater

The lighting and sound people had a heyday with this one, folks. In Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, (based on the book by the same name,) imagination ran supreme when a boy discovered his neighbor’s dog had been murdered, and he set off to solve the mystery, despite the harsh warnings of his father. Due to the the stream-of-consciousness format of the show, the set was just a black grid wall and a few boxes. This minimalist set placed the burden of visual interest on lighting and… Continue

Added by R. Grace Carey on December 2, 2016 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

A Night-Time of Polish and Production

Opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was a night of intricate complexities and attention to detail. The show follows the investigation of a beloved neighbor’s pet’s death, as led by an autistic 15 year old boy named Christopher (Adam Langdon). The audience is presented the story through both Christopher’s mind’s inner workings and the book he is writing about his investigation. As Christopher shares his novel with his…

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Added by Talia Wendlandt on December 2, 2016 at 1:52am — 2 Comments

High Expectations

You know an audience loved a show when most of the patrons stay post-curtain call to see the main character explain the solution to a trigonometry problem. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time had its debut at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre on November 28. The tension and excitement of the audience was palpable throughout the show as we followed 15-year-old Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon) on his journey to uncover the truth about the…

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Added by Elizabeth Donovan on December 2, 2016 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

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