Suspend your disbelief as seven of the world’s top magicians take the stage in “The Illusionists.” The North American tour is making a stop in Minnesota this week, and among them is conjuror Dan Sperry.
Andrew Basso, considered one of the world’s greatest escape artist, and is in the Twin Cities. Basso will be on tour with The Illusionists, the best-selling show on Broadway. It’s seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth on one stage at St. Paul’s Ordway Center.
Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is “The Manchurian Candidate,” first as a novel, then two movies and now — an opera.
Visitors are getting their first look at the newly renovated concert hall at the Ordway Center in St. Paul. A ribbon cutting on Sunday kicked off the debut of the concert hall after a $42 million renovation.
Downtown St. Paul’s new concert hall opens Sunday at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A free community open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to launch “Rock the Ordway,” a three-week music celebration. Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting.
This weekend the Ordway Center in St. Paul will debut its newly-expanded and renovated concert hall. Not only is it bigger, the quality of the sound is better.
A show at the Ordway Center in St. Paul this weekend has an unusual name and a powerful message.
It’s called “Full Still Hungry” and uses dancers, costumes and a live band to spark a meaningful conversation about food.
Musical Mondays pairs these two by offering audiences a taste of local performers, and offering local performers a space to explore their range of talent. So, I sat down with the people who are working to make everyone’s Monday a bit more musical, Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson.
The Ordway Center’s Broadway Songbook series will hit the road for a five-city tour of Greater Minnesota this fall. “Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway” will first run at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul on Thursday through Sunday.
Fans of “The Sound of Music” get a chance to sing along when the classic Julie Andrews movie is screened in St. Paul next month. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts says “Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music” is returning to the Ordway for the third year in a row.
Groundbreaking is set June 19 for a new Concert Hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. The Concert Hall will replace the existing 306-seat McKnight Theatre.
A few local directors have withstood the test of time creating an abundance of high-quality shows.
Five great theater performances are coming this spring that will delight people of all ages and interests.
“Only the children’s voices soothe me,” an anguished Sister Aloysius sings at the conclusion of “Doubt,” the new opera based on John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Reconnect with your kids, friends or colleagues at the theater this holiday season.
The vitality of the Twin Cities’ cultural community is showcased on stage in summer, 2012.
Get the heads-up on five opera performances in Minnesota that should be on your 2012 “can’t-miss” list.
Whether you prefer musicals or a stage play, there are literally dozens of opportunities to support the arts this spring in Minneapolis, St. Paul and many suburban areas, too. Here are just a few that may interest you.
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.
It was a real-life tragedy that helped open Ronald K. Brown’s eyes, gave him the understanding he was searching for — and the opening scene to his latest piece of work.
Upon arriving at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night, attendees were given a substitution list of the names of the dancers that would be hitting the stage in that night’s “Come Fly Away.”
A blockbuster hit back in 1980, “9 To 5″ tackled sexism in the corporate world, and gave its three female stars carte blanche to thoroughly stomp all over one nasty hunk of male ego. Audiences ate it up.
Bernard Herrmann was a superstar movie composer almost before the concept of brand-name movie composers was even thinkable.
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has presented its 2010 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the arts in Minnesota.
It might be hard to believe, but soon the snow will melt and give way to buds and shoots of green grass. The official first day of spring is March 20. While our weather may not feel like it yet, spring-like temperatures will slowly arrive in the Twin Cities, along with a number of fantastic family events and activities to enjoy.