Ordway Center For Performing Arts
Picking a favorite moment from the movie “Elf” is what I imagine it’s like picking a favorite child — impossible.
When “Chicago” opens Tuesday night at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, audiences will be graced with a very familiar face.
Prepare to emerge yourself in Fela Kuti’s world. You are no longer the quiet theater-goer, watching from a distance, simply taking in a show at the Ordway Center on Tuesday night. You are part of Fela’s shrine – and as such, part of the madness.
It’s hard to sum up the many accomplishments and full history of Fela Kuti in one short article – let alone a two-hour musical. But the touring production, headed to St. Paul this week, has found the perfect approach to showcase this man’s lasting legacy.
There’s truly nothing bad I can say about “Memphis” — from the opening scene to the final curtain call, it was spectacular.
It’ll be quite a year for the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. With hits like “Chicago” and revival sensation, “Anything Goes,” the 2012-2013 performance season is set to hit a high note.
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