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Annie Is Showing Signs of Aging

Grace Peterson

Annie

Annie Is Showing Signs of Aging

          A hesitant trumpet squeezes out the melody of…

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Added by Grace Peterson on April 3, 2015 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Annie

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sat with his Cabinet despairing over the state of the United States. The Seal of the President of the United States loomed over the Cabinet, a constant reminder of their duty to their country. Millions of citizens were unemployed. Factories were shutting down left and right. Annie the loveable orphan, who was sitting in on the meeting could take it no more. She stood up and changed the mood with one of most well-known songs in Broadway history. The sun…

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Added by Jenna Fischer on April 2, 2015 at 11:28pm — 2 Comments

ANNIE

As the curtains opens and the music dies down, you are met with the sad group of orphan girls who end up making quite a ruckus during the night’s thunderstorm. And who better to come and save the day but everyones favorite red haired orphan, Annie, who sets everything right. Elaborate with only her red hair, red jacket, and optimistic attitude during the Great Depression, she sticks out among the girls as a leader. And perhaps with this leader atmosphere and self assuredness…

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Added by Ruby Regan on April 2, 2015 at 10:43pm — 2 Comments

Annie-I Think I'm Going To Like It Here

 I entered the Orpheum Theater without any prior knowledge to the show Annie other than that it has the iconic number “Tomorrow” and Annie’s red dress.  I expected the show to be a family-friendly festival of cuteness.  It was.  The classic story follows an 11-year old orphan named Annie who lives in an orphanage with seven other children who all suffer under the evil Miss Hannigan.  She is “adopted” by a rich billionaire for two weeks and goes to…

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Added by Alex King on April 2, 2015 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

YOU WON'T BE TROUBLED FOR LONG

In the midst of our nation’s worst depression struggling Americans unite in Hoovervilles scavenging for resources to survive. Political leaders searched similarly for solutions, but not in a similar setting. A broad-shouldered, bald man enters to face the president and his emotionally glum cabinet dressed in dull shades hand-in-hand with an eleven-year-old girl. Wearing a white dress showing bright blue accenting, this contrastingly cheery red head is able to completely transform a…

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Added by Sydney Larson on April 2, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Oh Boy!

                     When you are preparing for a show, you are given blocking by your director. Blocking that may feel awkward, but you have to abide to either way. You learn to make it feel natural. The movements in this production of Annie were left raw and unpolished. Nothing about this production seemed natural to me. The orphan’s voices were painfully forced to the point where I’d blame my migraine on them. These sad attempts at making everyone…

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Added by Lexi Torrez on April 2, 2015 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

Leapin' Lizards That Show Was Good

A grey scale of shanty houses and a bowl of stew heating over a garbage can, were shaddowed overhead by an impressive silhouette of the Brooklyn bridge, which seemed to reach out into the audience. A grey scale, overtaken by the optimism that belonged to a familiar little-red headed girl. Smart, sassy, and always dressed with a smile, Annie (played by Issie Swickle) could sing her way into any audience member’s heart. This image of a broken America was one of the fabulous…

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Added by Amy Walus on April 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Oh My Goodness!

Ta-da!  In the elegant arches of the Orpheum’s grand proscenium lies a show that is seemingly too big for the stage.  From the smallest atom of the painted scrims to the furrowed brow of Daddy Warbucks, Annie uses all aspects of theatre in order to keep this ancient show alive and kicking.     

Annie is considered by…

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Added by Noah Coon on April 2, 2015 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

"Something Was Missing"

           “It’s a hard knock life for us.”  If us means the audience, then yes.  Annie is the story of an orphan who wants nothing more than to find a family.  In order to get what she wants, she ditches her friends, her dog, and even Mr. Warbucks for a couple who…

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Added by Jolie Olson on April 1, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: GOOD FOR LITTLE ONES, NOT SO MUCH FOR ANYONE ELSE

Children’s shows are not unknown to Broadway. They’ve long been a welcome part of it, particularly Disney shows like Mary Poppins and The Lion King. These shows are often enjoyed by children and adults alike. One would think that Beauty and the Beast would be no exception to Disney’s success on Broadway, so it was with much anticipation that I took my seat in the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night.…

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Added by Jane Pena on March 11, 2015 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

Rid the Village of this Beast

Upon entering the Orpheum Theatre, my first inclinations about Beauty and the Beast held true: it is a show for children (mostly). Not to say that the little girls all dressed up in their princess costumes weren’t adorable – they were – but I don’t think that they saw all of the flaws in the production that a more astute observer may have noticed. The theatrical production does not deviate from the Disney storyline whatsoever, which was to be expected. It’s a simple tale: father gets…

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Added by Alison Grausam on March 13, 2015 at 1:23am — 2 Comments

Beauty and the Beastly First Act

Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, a beloved Disney movie, and a huge family attraction.  On opening night, the Orpheum’s lobby was packed with people about as tall as my hips.  Having been enchanted by a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Ordway a few years ago, I walked into this one with high expectations and a low gaze so as not to run anyone over.…

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Added by Kathleen T. WIllard on March 13, 2015 at 12:55am — 1 Comment

The Show was the True Beast!

     When it comes to deciding whether to see a show or not, you can’t pass up the classics such as Shakespeare, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and most importantly Disney. The timeless tales of magic, love, and dreams, created by Disney, are truly magnificent and amazing in their ability to intrigue all ages. Currently showing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis is the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. The story is focused on a girl named Belle who while searching for her father…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on March 12, 2015 at 11:46pm — 2 Comments

Beauty and the Beast

From now until March 15th in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre, you can find yourself lost in a small sea of little girls dressed up as their favorite princess: Belle. The tale as old as time has finally made it’s way to Minneapolis, but it isn’t quite as magical as the beloved animated film from 1991. Beauty and the Beast is a must see show for young children, and pretty much only young children. The actors were animated and bigger than life, though…

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Added by Maya Richardson on March 12, 2015 at 11:48pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast, the beloved tale as old as time. There are few people who haven’t seen the Disney movie upon which the stage version is based. Being my third favorite Disney movie after Pocahontas and Mulan, I was truly excited to see Beauty and the Beast live on stage. With the buildup of expectations I was disappointed when the product didn’t meet the standards I had set for it. The story, which hardly needs an introduction, focuses on the young Belle who finds herself prisoner at…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on March 12, 2015 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

Beauty and the Overgrown Ferret

    Disney, the slightest mention of the franchise elicits grandeur and extravagance, a beautiful combination neither of which came through in this show. The majority of this show screamed expensive, forced, and taken too far.



    Beauty and the Beast, Disney's take on the famous Stockholm syndrome fairytale, where Belle is…

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Added by Emma Carlson on March 12, 2015 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

Tale as Old as Time

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein

Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time

Something for everybody

Be our guest! Beauty and the Beast brings together some of the best Lyricists (Howard Ashman and Tim Rice) and composers (Alan Menken), very funny moments and actors…

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Added by Naveh Shavit-Lonstein on March 12, 2015 at 9:47pm — 1 Comment

Not Just Human Again- A Kid Again!

Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum leaves you full of childlike awe -- awe at the amazing costumes, the glamorous dance numbers, and exquisite singing. The show followed the plot of the classic Disney tale, about Belle, a young woman living in a small town. Belle’s father gets lost in the woods on and goes to the nearby castle in hopes of finding shelter. Instead, he finds the Beast, who used to be a prince and whose enchantment can only be broken when someone loves him…

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Added by Delia Grimes on March 12, 2015 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Karina Strom

Beauty and the Beast Review

Beauty and the Beast played at the Orpheum theater on tuesday night, and for huge fans of Disney and small children, I’m sure the show was amazing. The rest of us were only mildly entertained. Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young girl who falls in love with an ugly beast, and because of this true love, she turns…

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Added by Karina Strom on March 12, 2015 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Flips, Tricks, and Magic.... But no storyline??

                Currently showing at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota is Pippin the musical. Pippin is the story of a man named Pippin that is trying to find…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on February 20, 2015 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

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