MNfusion: Original Broadway Cast Of 'Cinderella' Comes To Minn.About five months ago as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed I found an article my friend had posted about a lesser known version of the musical "Cinderella."
'Cinderella' Opens 2015-2016 Hennepin Theatre Trust SeasonThe 2015-2016 Broadway season at Hennepin Theatre Trust opened Tuesday night with the Oprheum's performance of "Cinderella."
MNfusion: 'Kinky Boots' Is Loud, Proud And A Tubular SensationI'd certainly heard of "Kinky Boots." But aside from title I knew that Harvey Fierstein wrote the script and Cyndi Lauper wrote the music. That was it. Knowing little about the show, and knowing that many newer musicals haven't been met with the best reviews, I was a little skeptical.
Hennepin Avenue Trust Hosts 101th Annual SpotLight ShowcaseThe 10th annual SpotLight Showcase is coming to the State Theatre. For two nights some of Minnesota's most talented musical theater students will take to the stage an perform a number of songs, scenes and more.
MNfusion: Q&A With 'Jersey Boys' Frankie ValliFrankie Valli and the Four Seasons have returned to the stage in Minneapolis as the tour of "Jersey Boys" makes a stop at the Orpheum Theater. So, c'mon Marianne put your red dress on and walk like a man down to Minneapolis to see "Jersey Boys."
MNfusion: New Century Theatre Revives "Happy Days" In New MusicalIn January the State Theatre traveled back to the 1950s with "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage," coming up at the end of the month, the Pantages will step into the '60s with "Jersey Boys" and this Friday the New Century Theatre will also rewind to '50s with a musical version of the 1970s show "Happy Days."
MNfusion: Orpheum's Annie Is Classic, ComfortableWhile part of the fun of theater is experiencing an unknown story with new characters and songs, sometimes you just want to be comfortable enough to sing along. The Orpheum's latest production, "Annie," gives audiences that perfect level of comfort.
MNfusion: Orpheum's 'Beauty And The Beast' Enchanting, MagicalThere are few things sadder than re-watching a movie you loved as a child only to find it no longer entertaining. The same can be said for watching adaptations of those beloved stories. Of course, as a child of the early 90s, I am well acquainted with the Disney animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." In fact, it's probably one of my favorite Disney movies of all time.
MNfusion: Q&A With 'Girls Only' Star Melanie Wehrmacherit's reflecting on uniquely female experiences that help us bond with other women and laugh during each new challenge life throws at us. It's what makes us better than men. Just kidding! (Sort of). And it's also what "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women" is all about.
'Pippin' Has Got Magic To DoThe Tony Award-winning musical "Pippin" is now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The circus-inspired show won four Tonys in 2013, including Best Musical Revival. The original 1972 Broadway production was directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse.
MNfusion: Theater Latté Da's 'Oliver' Debuts At The PantagesAudiences were clearly delighted at seeing the return of "Oliver" Saturday evening in downtown Minneapolis. The show opened Saturday evening at the Pantages Theatre as the third collaboration between Theater Latté Da and the Hennepin Trust Company as part of the Broadway Re-imagined series.
MNfusion Review: 'I Love Lucy® Live On Stage'Going into the performance of "I Love Lucy, Live On Stage," I must admit, my expectations were not very high. It turns out that may have been to my advantage, as I felt the show was a fun, well-executed tribute to the beloved TV program.