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The King and I, True to its History

The King and I, True to its History

How would I describe this show? Beautiful, full of a story that keeps you watching, and wonderful dancing. It has this, plus a whole lot of sexism, misogyny, and a breath of a white savior complex. Is it a product of its time? Yes. Yet, for its time it had progressive themes and the production showed the culture and style of Siam with nuance. The story of The King and…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on March 4, 2017 at 10:42pm — No Comments

GIMME GIMME GIMME More MAMA MIA!

Don’t have the money to vacation on a greek island? Avoid the jet-lag and be swept away in this talent filled rendition of Mama Mia!. On its farewell tour, and its whopping seventh visit to Minneapolis, Mama Mia! will keep you laughing during this broadway favorite. Playing through February 23 at the Orpheum theater in downtown Minneapolis, this production has been sold out and people are crowding to the theater. Not, to worry, this cast did not disappoint. The singing! The…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on February 9, 2017 at 8:56pm — No Comments

The Bodygaurd

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The Bodyguard

 

Greatest Love of All

 

I wanted to dance with somebody in this broadway rendition of The Bodyguard. This show, performed at the Orpheum through the fifteenth is one to see. This show boldly shows what it will be right from the start, immediately drawing you in. The lights went dark as…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on January 13, 2017 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

Fun Home

Usually I am someone who waits until the audience in front of me has gotten up to stand, laziness taking over my politeness. At the end of Fun Home I burst out of my seat for a standing ovation. My friend sitting next to me murmured “that was so good” and as I was stooping to grab my jacket to enter the slow traffic of leaving the theater I heard excited conversation all around me reiterating my friends statemeant. I would fully reccomend to see this…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on December 16, 2016 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

The Wonderful Incident of Watching a Spectacular Show

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

The Wonderful Incident of Watching a Spectacular Show

Seeing a dog with a pitchfork in it as I found my seat made me instantly unsettled, and I felt that same feeling over the next few hours at all the right moments.The performance at Orpheum this past Tuesday…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on December 2, 2016 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

LEAVE YOUR TROUBLES OUTSIDE

Zoe Redfern-Hall

Cabaret

 

            Cabaret, a classic in Broadway productions, has been relived once again through a Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Orpheum Theatre this Tuesday. Cabaret, set in Germany pre-World War Two, tells the story of a burlesque club in told through the eyes of an American author who has come to Germany to find adventure. This show discusses running away from societies cruelties until you have to face them. Having…

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Added by Zoe Redfern-Hall on October 20, 2016 at 1:23pm — 3 Comments

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