An equally fitting title for Rock of Ages would’ve been That’s-What-She-Said: The Musical. Indeed, the humor and the nature of the show, with it’s G-strings and liberal use of the word “balls”, is anything but high-brow. You’ve got to suspend disbelief (and to some degree, your moral compass and intelligence) in order to enjoy it. The Les Miserables sect of the Broadway empire need not inquire further, unless if they’re ready to…Continue
Flashdance, to be absolutely fair, has some potential.
Now down to business.
In the Minneapolis production of Flashdance on Tuesday, April second, there was mediocre acting by the female lead (Emily Padgett), absolutely atrocious tech, and sound that is deserving of a whole college thesis, if one is to attempt to list what exactly was wrong with it.
The pit was good. They did their best to struggle through a musical that nothing else went right with. However, the tech…Continue
Catch Me If You Can is, on the surface, an in-your-face, frivolous tale of a boy who runs away from his divorced family and proceeds to make two million dollars' worth of fake checks, masquerade as a lawyer, doctor, and an airplane pilot. He becomes rich, uses a dozen or more different names, and nearly marries a girl he meets before getting caught. He even ends up with a happy ending, working for the FBI after he gets out of jail with the man who caught him for a partner. It's loud,…Continue
Beauty and the Beast
In Which Love is Not Okay
Beauty and the Beast was almost a very good play. I…Continue
On Tuesday, October 16th, I had to pleasure of seeing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Orpheum Theatre. It was a great show! It centers around a young French girl named Belle who dreams of something more than her “provincial life.” Then she is imprisoned in an enchanted castle, owned by a ferocious beast who’s under a spell. If this bewitched prince doesn’t learn to love another and earn her love in return he will stay a beast forever. This show has been to Minneapolis before,…Continue
Do You Hear The People Sing?
Les Miserables is a musical based on the book of the same name by Victor Hugo. It was…Continue