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Wicked - two sides to every story.

Wicked - two sides to every story.

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The story of Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz is very well known. Everyone knows of Glenda the good witch and The Wicked Witch Of The West, but does anyone really know these characters?  Going into Wicked, I didn’t know anything about the storyline other than it was based off The Wizard Of Oz. After seeing Wicked, I now have learned that…

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Added by Emma Meents on April 15, 2017 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Matilda brings the essence of theater's magic to life

Matilda is a classic book, and later movie, that most young kids grew up with. Whether you watched the movie or read the book once or 100 times, you'll remember the scene of Miss. Trunchbull spinning around the little girl in the school yard. It's an iconic moment where we discover Matilda is a special and intelligent little girl with a heart of gold who cares about everyone and shows more compassion than most adults do. Like in the film and in the book before it, the scene wows as it takes… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on April 1, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

A king (and I) for our time

Sexist and misogynistic. Touching, endearing and full of humor. These opposing qualities characterize, at various stages, 'The King' at the center of The King and I, in a show that is about the possibilities of transformation, and it's all candy coated in beautiful costumer and breathtaking dance numbers. Running from February 28 through March 5 at the Orpheum it just may be…

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Added by Emma Meents on March 2, 2017 at 10:11pm — 1 Comment

Vibrant costumes, ABBA songs, Technical difficulties, and …

Mamma Mia!

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“Vibrant costumes, ABBA songs, technical difficulties, and …”

Mamma Mia!, an extremely renowned and well-known show, is back for it’s eighth run in Minneapolis. Although the story line is less than riveting, its quirky scenes and fun music from ABBA make it worthwhile. Running from February 7-12 at the Orpheum theatre, Mamma Mia! is the perfect show to see for a bit of…

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Added by Emma Meents on February 9, 2017 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Bodyguard' brings audience to their feet, hands in the aiIf

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'Bodyguard' brings audience to their feet, hands in the air



With its amazing ballads and riveting storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat, The Bodyguard brings audiences to their feet, with hands waiving in the air. The crowd-pleasing Bodyguard will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre January 10th through January 15th.



As a child of two gay dads I was raised listening to Whitney Houston's music. ‘I wanna dance with somebody’ has always been an… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on January 13, 2017 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

Where is the Life in this Cabaret?

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Cabaret



Where is the Life in this Cabaret?



Ever since I was little I have been listening to the music from John Kander and Fred Ebb’s masterpiece Cabaret. Everyone remembers how they were first introduced to the magic of the Broadway musical. Mine was Cabaret. Songs like “Cabaret,” “Willkomen” and “Maybe This Time” were familiar before I understood their meaning. So you can imagine my high expectations for the return of Cabaret to the Orpheum Theatre for a… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on October 21, 2016 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

I didnt want the Book of Mormon to turn off the jokes!!

In this day and age many a religion is misunderstood, but Broadway has stepped into the fray to clear things up. Count one slightly less misunderstood religion thanks to The Book Of Mormon, showing at the Orpheum theatre through May 29. And what we understand is a fundamental truth about this crazy religion – all you have to do is ‘just believe.’ Throughout this spectacular gospel of a show you get such a clear and for sure not altered depiction of the Mormon lifestyle and the Mormon religion.… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on May 18, 2016 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

If/then... More like what if

If/then



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This show was unlike any other show I've ever seen, very modern and in the times. Everything from the costumes to the set seemed very 2000 and now. The whole plot of the story was different than any show I've ever seen. The main character, Elizabeth, is a woman who overthinks everything. The whole show is about a moment where she had to make a decision and she thought about what her life would turn into from both sides of the decision. The shows smooth… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on March 12, 2016 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

If/then... More like what if

If/then



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This show was unlike any other show I've ever seen, very modern and in the times. Everything from the costumes to the set seemed very 2000 and now. The whole plot of the story was different than any show I've ever seen. The main character, Elizabeth, is a woman who overthinks everything. The whole show is about a moment where she had to make a decision and she thought about what her life would turn into from both sides of the decision. The shows smooth… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on March 12, 2016 at 12:51am — 2 Comments

The spirit of vaudeville, re imagined.

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The Spirit of Vaudeville, Reimagined



Gypsy is frequently cited as one of the great American musicals of all time. The newest incarnation of the hit Broadway show "reimagined" by the ambitious, creative minds at theater Latte Da, in collaboration with Hennepin Theater Trust, helps us understand why. The audience is transported into the life of a vaudeville family of the 20's and 30's and it's as if the the spirit of those performers fill the production and the… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on February 28, 2016 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

"Love and Murder" and Full of Life.

'Love and Murder' and Full of Life.

By Emma Meents



Monty Navarro is a man with a mission: A mission to secure his fate as hier to his family fortune. Unfortunately just a few small hurdles lie in his way on the path to achieving that mission, such as, say, the eight successors to the family fortune in front of him. Ah, details.



This Monty fellow is crafty, though. He is able to speed up the process by, you guessed it, killing everyone in line in front of… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on January 8, 2016 at 12:23am — 2 Comments

A truly beautiful musical

Review: Beautiful, The Carole King Musical

By Emma Meents



When Beautiful, The Carole King Musical begins, we are introduced to its central character, Carole King right away. She is a solitary figure filling the space center stage with her larger-than-life presence, accompanied only by a piano and a microphone. It’s a powerful message: We are about to get to know this woman and her story very well, and it’s our first glimpse at the heart of a musical journey ready to captivate… Continue

Added by Emma Meents on November 20, 2015 at 4:46pm — 2 Comments

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