Walking into the performance of Evita on January 28th at the Orpheum Theatre, I had very little knowledge of what to expect. I had heard it was a great show, and from the knowledge that the music was by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the few songs I had heard from it, I expected it to be a great show as well. To my great satisfaction, my expectations were met. While the story didn't completely come through to me, and I found myself researching the life of Eva Perón when I got home to fully…Continue
The new tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita made its debut in Minneapolis on January 28th 2014. It plays at the Orpheum Theatre through February 2nd 2014. As stated in the press release on Hennepin Theater Trust’s website, it is indeed “stunning.” The show is based off the real-life story of Eva Perón, an actress and politician’s wife in Argentina in the 1940s and 1950s.
The show opens with actors positioned beneath a screen, on which footage of the real Eva Perón’s…
Evita should probably be re-branded as “Che,” after Che Guevara (portrayed by Josh Young), the quasi narrator of the story. He spends his cliche Andrew Lloyd Webber “rock out” moments criticising Evita, her politics, activities, and her followers. Evita is more of a criticism rather than a celebration, which was not at all what I was expecting. The narrator/character of Che plays a confusing role in the show. Is he the narrator? Is he a citizen of Argentina? Does he exist? No? It's hard to…Continue
Evita is being preformed at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through February second. This show has been remastered for the first time since its debut 30 years ago. Evita has an intense story and a tragic feel. But the performers didn’t quite live up to this powerful story, the production was not tight. The set, special effects and orchestra were amazing and really lifted the show up. Certain songs and performances stood out, but as a whole, the ensemble wasn’t…Continue
Evita was a very good show. It will have you leaving the theater in awe and with a smile on your face. It has several bright moments and is over all appealing. This show takes place in Argentina from 1934 - 1952. It is about a poor woman named Eva and how she goes from having nothing to becoming the wife of the president. It is showing at the Orpheum Theater until February 2nd.
Most aspects of the performances in this show were extraordinary. …Continue
Evita review by Jane Pena
On Tuesday I had the opportunity to see Evita, the award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I was excited to see it because after all, it’s an award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Already this season I’d seen The Phantom of the Opera, another musical by Webber, and was blown away, so I expected this show to be just as good. I’m saddened to say that…Continue
Evita, one of the highly anticipated shows to come along this theater season, captures the true seductive yet inspiring spirit of Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón. Mrs. Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor,…Continue
I have never been an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan. From Joseph to Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cats to The Phantom of the Opera, his style of musicals has never sat well with me. The idea of a sung-through musical (with the exception of a few spoken lines perhaps) bores me to death, and to me, feels more like a choral concert than a theatrical experience. Last night, I…Continue
Evita Won't Give You Chills, But the Talent Might!
The moment I sat down in my seat to watch Evita, I had chills raking down my spine.
But, unfortunately, not from the show. I had the pleasure of sitting directly next to an exit, which wasn't a bad seat, but an incessant frigid wind continuously blew in and chilled the nape of my neck. Unfortunately reminding me…Continue
Last week I had the opportunity to see Cabaret at the Pantages theater. Now playing through February 9th. This quick witted and dry humored play was entertaining and solemn all in one. An overall spectacular show. Oddly the theater, despite it being opening night, was all but empty. It was a very weird vibe. Audience participation has always been one of my favorite parts of a show and with the lack of audience it was just plain…Continue
Added by Sophie McGrill on January 22, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Theater Latté Da creates haunting magic with Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret
Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latté Da have teamed…Continue
Cabaret presents an intriguing and sobering look into the subculture of 1930s Berlin, and how the rise of the Nazi party affected it. Cabaret debuted at the Pantages theatre in downtown Minneapolis January 15, 2014, and runs until February 9, 2014. Cab follows a struggling novelist and his pursuits in Berlin, to which he came…Continue
Added by Kyle Smeaton on January 21, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments
I’m a sucker for heavy shows with a twist of dark humour.…Continue
Cabaret was truly outstanding. From beginning to end, it was enthralling and as entertaining as any stage production I’ve seen. Set in Berlin, Germany during 1929, the show takes us through the twists and turns of humanity. It addresses some of the hardest topics in the world today. Join Clifford, Sally, and the beloved Emcee at the Pantages Theater until February 9th.
The Emcee (Tyler Michaels) was a stand out. The way he portrayed his character added immensely to…Continue
Added by Noah Coon on January 20, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Walking in to the Cabaret I did not know what to expect. The show sounded like a regular musical with a standard story line involving love and loss. I knew Fosse, the dance legend who also choreographed Chicago, had once choreographed the show- my basic knowledge I had gotten from a dance class at school. Other than that, it was all mysterious- and the first five minutes were quite enticing. The story follows…Continue
Added by Oriana Freeman on January 19, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments
The musical Cabaret can be described as a musical with no real story. I found it very hard to keep up with it.
When the musical first started out with the master of ceremonies explaining who the girls are and what the kit kat club is. When it first started I thought it was going to be a funny musical. I was wrong. There was as I said before no real story or plot. It was all over the place. Also there were far too many…Continue