Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Due to surrounding controversy, the performance of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at the New Century Theater in…Continue
Added by Grace Peterson on June 30, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Walking in to the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night, I had no idea what the musical Sister Act was even about! My initial thoughts were, ‘Maybe it involves sisters performing together or maybe it’s a few smaller shows put into one bigger show’! Walking in, I would have never thought that I was about to see a fantastic, energetic, and thrilling story about nuns!…Continue
Some shows are specifically made for people go to the theater to find a bit of God. Sound of Music, Children of Eden, Joseph, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar...the list goes on and on. And those are just the ones where it's obvious. There are plenty of musicals and plays with religious themes and motifs throughout. These shows are often uplifting, filled with positive messages, and are often more about love and caring for one another, rather than the religious messages…Continue
Sister Act at the Orpheum Theater May 27th – June 1st
The sisters sure put on an act tonight. With their gospel spunk and sassy dancing, this show rocked the house. The show tells the story of Deloris, a singer who is looking for fame and glory. When she sees her boyfriend shoot someone, she has to go into witness protection, as a nun, to save her life. Before long she transforms the horrendous choir into a crazy gospel choir. The show runs through June first, so…Continue
By: Ryan Lenard
The winner of the 2013 “Grammy Award” Once took to the Orpheum stage. The production continues until Sunday April 6th, giving viewers a chance of seeing it similar to the name. The musical features an Irish man, named Guy, about to give up on his dream of becoming a musician, but then he meets a young Czech woman, named Girl. She falls in love…Continue
Added by Ryan Lenard on April 5, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments
Once Review To The Tune Of “Falling Slowly”…Continue
Added by Grace Peterson on April 3, 2014 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Added by George Mulder on April 3, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments
Here’s a summary for Once: whiny ballads by people you can’t understand, with some awkward modern dance thrown in.
If you care to read on, here’s some more information that will hopefully persuade you to stay away from this overhyped musical with virtually no redeeming qualities making it worth the few uncomfortable hours.
Once is a tony…Continue
Added by Zoë Makila on April 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Doyle and Debbie have drawn attention to themselves. After singing with a western twang and cracking a few jokes, the two country singers had the New Century Theater roaring with laughter! Get your tickets now by calling 612-455-9501 or go to http://www.hennepintheatretrust.org/events. …Continue
Added by Noah Coon on March 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Imagine this: you’re in New York, at a small, broadway theater, ready and excited to see a show, and you’re in the back row but you can still see so well. This was my first experience with Peter and the Starcatcher. My most recent experience, at the Orpheum theater in Minneapolis, was quite different.
Adaptations from books, movies,…Continue
Added by Zoë Makila on March 20, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments
Peter and the Starcatcher was perfect. This show deservingly won five Tonys in 2012, and is now being shown for the first time ever, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through March 16th. The story of Peter and the Star Catcher is a prequel to Peter Pan, based on the beloved novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The book is amazing and definitely worth reading. The energy and humor of this script, plus the amazing actors, physical humor, and perfectly fitted set made for a…Continue
Peter and the Star Catcher
Wow! Great things are happening at the Orpheum Theater folks! Combining drama, action, and comedy, the Hennepin Theatre Trust presents "Peter and the Star Catcher". Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Riddley Pearson, this show revolves around…Continue
By: Ryan Lenard
The cast of “Mamma Mia” took the stage at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night and rocked it! Mamma Mia is an upbeat and energetic musical filled with songs by Swedish pop group ABBA. The story is focused around the upcoming wedding of Sophie (Chelsea Williams) and her fiancé Sky (Chris Stevens). After reading her mother’s diary, Sophie causes chaos to rise by inviting to her…Continue
Added by Ryan Lenard on February 21, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...
It’s been said before and it’ll be said…Continue
There are merits to having a big cast: you have the potential for a strong chorus, a big booming sound, impressive large group choreographic moments, it makes it possible to create a context in which a show will take place. Many shows do this very well. However, Mamma Mia is not one of them.
Mamma Mia employs a large cast of glorified set movers to poorly act out the forever cheesy story of a girl with three…Continue
Added by George Mulder on February 20, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on February 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments