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Workin’ For The Weekend: ‘Busy Town,’ Home Improvement Expo

Time to get ready for the weekend. No plans yet? Fear not, Jason Matheson has a number of options — with something for everyone.

10/16/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Lion’ In Ordway’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’

Grab some lucky shoes and follow the yellowbrick road — a new production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens this week at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

12/02/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Wicked’s’ Leading Lady

One of the most popular and beloved musicals is coming back to Minneapolis. Wicked begins a six-week tour on Wednesday at the Orpheum Theatre, following three highly successful runs in the Twin Cities since 2006.

09/17/2013

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Twin Cities Actor Injured During Spider-Man Musical

The Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will be performed as scheduled Friday night, a day after an actor playing the comic book hero was badly injured during the show. “Tonight’s performance will go on as scheduled. The technical elements of the show are all in good working order, and we can confirm that equipment malfunction was not a factor in the incident,” said Rick Miramontez, a show spokesman. The injured actor, Daniel Curry, suffered an injury during the Thursday night performance

08/16/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Rock Of Ages’ Musical Not For All Ages, But Rocks

hen a musical has people humming, singing (sometimes hysterically) and air-guitar-playing the hit songs of the show before it even starts, it’s gonna be a good time.

05/18/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Rock Of Ages Cast Member

Beyond the headbanging rock hair and the heavy metal T’s, there will be a familiar face in the crowd. Minneapolis native Danny McHugh will be among the rock concert cast otherwise known as “Rock of Ages,” which kicks off Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

05/13/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ Brings Disney Magic To Life

No one needed a bright, colorful, uplifting performance — proving there’s magic in an old trusty umbrella — more than winter weary Minnesota.

04/24/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Mary Poppins’ Cast Member

When Mary Poppins flies into Minneapolis on her trusty umbrella — yes, fingers crossed she won’t be swept up in yet another April snowstorm — she’ll bring one of our own home.

04/18/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Spamalot’ Star, Thomas DeMarcus

For only three performances, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will come to the home of Spam Town USA.

03/13/2013

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Lottery Tickets Available For ‘Book Of Mormon’

Didn’t score tickets to the sold-out debut of “The Book of Mormon” in February? Well, you’re not totally out of luck.

01/17/2013

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Disney’s Star Wars

We know that Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars.  What if they decided to make a musical version of the story.  It might go like this.

01/10/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With John O’Hurley, ‘Chicago’s’ Billy Flynn

When “Chicago” opens Tuesday night at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, audiences will be graced with a very familiar face.

08/07/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With The Star Of ‘Roman Holiday,’ The Musical

So when the decision was made to turn the iconic film into a musical on the Guthrie stage, there were certainly some big shoes to fill. Luckily, for the Guthrie — and local audiences — they found their princess in newcomer Stephanie Rothenberg.

07/09/2012

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Curiocity: The Addams Family Musical, Not Quite As Creepy

We’re all familiar with The Addams Family — the jet black hair of mother Morticia, the sliver of a mustache that sits atop Gomez’s upper lip and the expressionless face of daughter Wednesday. But on stage, this family is not nearly as creepy as you may remember.

05/09/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With The Addams Family’s Daughter

They may be creepy and kooky on TV and in the movies, but what is The Addams Family like on stage? Daughter Wednesday (played by Cortney Wolfson) said they’re surprisingly funny and completely original.

05/07/2012

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