It’s a true testament to the talent of a cast that can turn a show that is a dud into something entertaining. While it’s true that most classical musicals don’t offer much in the way of social commentary or life lessons, at the very least they provide a love story. Larry King’s “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” didn’t really provide anything.
Time to get ready for the weekend. No plans yet? Fear not, Jason Matheson has a number of options — with something for everyone.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
No one needed a bright, colorful, uplifting performance — proving there’s magic in an old trusty umbrella — more than winter weary Minnesota.
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.
For only three performances, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will come to the home of Spam Town USA.
Didn’t score tickets to the sold-out debut of “The Book of Mormon” in February? Well, you’re not totally out of luck.
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.
When “Chicago” opens Tuesday night at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, audiences will be graced with a very familiar face.
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.
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.
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.
A musical based on Nat King Cole’s struggles on the set of his pioneering 1957 TV show is back by popular demand on a Twin Cities stage.
Actress Tracie Bennett recently visited the Guthrie Theater in preparation for her upcoming January run of the show End of the Rainbow, in which she portrays Minnesota’s own Judy Garland in the later years of the star’s career.
The Children’s Theatre Company’s production of the classic rags-to-riches musical, “Annie” is a classic that will have you smiling ear-to-ear and falling in love with the many characters played by just a few actors.
A revival of the original 1967 show, “Hair” is all about the teen rebellion of that era — from sex and drugs to rock ‘n’ roll and the ultimate sense of doing what feels good.
Rohan Preston reviews several shows, including Proof, Master Butchers, and The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Halloween is coming up quickly, and Buck Hill is already putting people in the mood. Hector Cromarty, or the […]
A local dance company is getting ready to perform several shows celebrating the accomplishments of women. Maia Maiden, founder of the Conscious Spirit Dance Company, explains how several styles of dance will come together in […]