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No One Mourns Seeing Wicked

This Thursday the Wicked tour graced the Orpheum with its classic show, but classic is really the least of it. Bold singing and pit choices practically reinvented the show making those who listen to the original production shocked. The whole musical is about Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West and her untold story. Told through famous musical numbers and a brillant-ious friendship the audience is taken to…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on April 16, 2017 at 4:44pm — No Comments

A Much Needed Story

On Tuesday March 28th, The Royal Shakespeare Company & The Dodgers presented Matilda the Musical at the Orpheum. Based on the book many know and love this musical follows the story of Matilda Wormwood an unwanted child, student, and also a genius. As the story unfolds Matilda finds support with Miss Honey and her librarian and even more rancor with her mean principal. When all is said and done the audience was…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on March 30, 2017 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Tis a Puzzlement

On Tuesday February 28, 2017, the Lincoln Center Theater Production of the 2015 Tony winning revival of "The King and I" on tour premiered at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. In this old story western and eastern culture clash represented with simplicity through a English governess and her experiences.

Laura Michelle…

Added by Gabriela Leovan on March 7, 2017 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

Divine Rhythm

On Friday February 17, 2017, Shen Yun Performing Arts Company unveiled its show in the Minneapolis Orpheum Theater. Unable to perform in its own country the company of Shen Yun travels the world educating the willing about authentic Chinese dance and culture.

Those who do not know what to expect from the show get dazzled…

Added by Gabriela Leovan on March 5, 2017 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia! Here we go Again!

At the Orpheum in Minneapolis on February 7th the farewell tour of Mamma Mia! had its opening night. Taking viewers to the island so many have wanted to see again the musical had an air of camaraderie that spanned the audience and cast alike. Before the show when the Overture was played everyone was swaying and so well rehearsed it seemed an understudy could be had at a moment's notice. All genders and ages were represented-everyone was there to rejoice in a stress-relieving performance of…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on February 8, 2017 at 11:36pm — 1 Comment

One Moment in Time

On January 10th, Minnesotans got to get out of the bleak weather and see a colorful romantic thriller The Bodyguard at the Orpheum brought by company Michael Harrison, David Ian, and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.. While lacking in substantial plot and story this musical was well executed. The concert was driven mainly by music the plot only means to an end. The Bodyguard is about a singer Rachel Marron (Debra Cox) who is being stalked and gets a bodyguard. In other words it is a musical…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on January 11, 2017 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

Know Your Audience for Sure Success

Edina High School Thespians put together a truly fun staging of "25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee" on Friday November 4, 2016. It is always a pleasure when, because you know your audience, both actors and spectators are quick to read each others shorthand and interactively enjoy the performance. The story of quirky young people involved in a spelling bee competition, facing adversity in their social and private…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on December 16, 2016 at 6:41pm — No Comments

"I Always tell the Truth"

I'm not lying I saw The National Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Orpheum. It was from the perspective of a 15 year old autistic boy in present Swindon, England and a dog buried by a story that changed his life. The stage was an "ordinary" box of technology, paneled sides ridden with diodes. It may sound strange, but it's true and it all starts with the flickering…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on November 30, 2016 at 11:05pm — 4 Comments

Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum

On October 18th RoundAbout Theatre Company performed their touring production of Cabaret at The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. The show takes place in Berlin, Germany 1929-1930. It shows the adverse effects of the rising Nazis party in a highly comedic, satirical setting through the tumultuous stories of Cabaret performers and patrons. Many came because they said, " Come to the cabaret, old…


Added by Gabriela Leovan on October 20, 2016 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments


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