Hennepin Theater Trust Announces 2016-2017 SeasonMinneapolis' Hennepin Theater Trust has announced the shows coming for the 2016-2017 season!
MNfusion: 'Gentleman's Guide' Is Cheeky, Mischievous FunA delightful, humorous tale of love and revenge, the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical was quirky, fun and original. Set in the 1900s, the musical tells the story of Monty Navarro. Navarro is a poor man who learns upon his mother's death that he is a D'Ysquith, a royal family in England. Navarro is ninth in line to become earl, but this fact is not acknowledged by the D'Ysquith family for they disowned his mother when she married his father.
MNfusion: Blue Man Ethan Golub Talks Blue Man GroupNow, that show is coming to the Twin Cities. Blue Man Productions presents Blue Man Group at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, Dec. 18. One of the blue men themselves, Ethan Golub, took some time to chat with me about what it's like to be the man behind the blue.
MNfusion: Creating The Costumes For 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze'This holiday season, Cirque Production is bringing its holiday theme show, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, to the Twin Cities. What always strikes me about these types of shows is how easy the performers make each act look, even when I know how difficult it truly is.
'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' Comes To Orpheum Theater"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" opens November 18 and runs through November 29. Tickets cost $39 to $179. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Hennepin Theatre Trust online.
MNfusion: Q&A With 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical' Star Becky GulsvigEvery generation has its own musical voice. For the women of the 1960s and 70s, no voice was stronger than that of singer/songwriter Carole King. King, who wrote classics such as "I Feel The Earth Move," "It's Too Late" and "A Natural Woman," went on to become one of the most successful female songwriters of the latter half of the 20th century.
MNfusion: Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' Swims To New HeightsThe increased technology and invention used in live theater helps some stories come to the stage that would have otherwise never been told. One of these is *Disney's "The Little Mermaid."
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."