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Wickedly Good

If the 2017 production of "Wicked" gives the evil word new meaning. The musical is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and acts as a back story to The Wizard of Oz. If follows the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba (Jessica Vosk) through the challenges of being different, green-skinned to be exact, and finding a power within her that teaches her to embrace the difference. The story of her and her drastically different best friend, Glinda the Good (Ginna Claire Mason), is more complicated…

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Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on April 15, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Matilda: Stunningly Emotional

Never before has a musical made me cry three times in its duration. "Matilda" is a story loved by many for its themes of prevailing good, elements of magic, and ultimately its happy ending. The story was originally a book and has been renditioned into a popular movie, but it unfolded even more emotionally as a musical. The 2017 production of "Matilda" at The Orpheum brought the world of Matilda (Jenna Weir) to life through the appropriate and well thought out set and choreography. These… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on March 31, 2017 at 1:16am — No Comments

The King and I: Is it over yet?

If I had brought my father along to "The King and I", I can guarantee he would be asleep within the first 10 minutes of this production. I found myself turning to a friend next to me and asking, "How soon is intermission?", something incredibly unusual for someone as appreciative of theatre as me. An incredibly slow moving plot with little advancement in one story, serious lack of flow, and questionably applied connotations to assimilation mixed with a three hour performance was… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on March 7, 2017 at 12:21am — No Comments

Mama Mia: An Inconsistent but Redeemable Production

I sat in the velvet seat with high expectations. "Mama Mia!" has been produced well as a play in the past and is a movie I love. I had my figures crossed that those expectations would be met. The performance of "Mama Mia!" at the Orpheum on February 7th, 2017 had strong elements of humor and conveyed the enjoyable story- but was highly inconsistent in terms of vocal performance and choreography.



This production of "Mama Mia!" is best described as a "hit and miss" production. The set… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on February 10, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Bodyguard: Murderer vs. Superstar

"The Bodyguard" follows the life of superstar Rachel Marron (Deborah Cox) as a murderer who is in love plots her death (Bradford Rahmlow). A bodyguard is hired for for her protection (Judson Mills), whom she promptly falls in love with. Based off of the 1992 movie with Whitney Houston, the show had big shoes to fill. The performance of "The Bodyguard" at the Orpheum captured the intensity of plot and the magic of Whitney Houston's music. The excellent voices and eerie technical elements created… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on January 19, 2017 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

The Only Fun Funeral Home

I do not associate funeral homes with fun. I also wouldn't expect a show to be titled "Fun Home" and have dark elements. Funeral homes associated with death, a topic that heavily contrasts with the word "fun". The 2016 production at the Orpheum made the unexpected work. Through humor and impeccable acting and voice, "Fun Home" took the challenging topic of the fluidity of sexuality and the tragic subject of suicide and made it an incredibly entertaining performance.



The "Fun" Home is… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on December 16, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

A "Curious" Story & 21st Century Technology

The title "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is quite a mouthful and the emotional story is hard to swallow. The play follows an autistic boy named Christopher (Adam Langdon) who is accused of killing his neighbor's dog and is determined to uncover who committed the crime. In his search, he discovers truth that leaves him traumatized and reveals familial troubles. He goes on a dangerous and draining trip to find his mother. In the end, he has to heal, find hope, and forgive.… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on December 2, 2016 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

The Glowing Cabaret

The night of October 18th was filled with light. The downtown skyline was aglow, a plethora windows illuminated, the streets filled with red and white lights, the bulbs adorning the the Orpheum Theatre entrance working feverently. The flashing red palm next to the stoplight urged pedestrians to hurry along, sweeping them towards the show of the night, the debut of Cabaret. I followed the mass of pedestrians and sensed their excitement in addition to my own. The lights shone on. Inside the… Continue

Added by Euphrosyne Daoutidou on October 22, 2016 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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