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‘Camelot’ Brings The Knights Of The Round Table To St. Paul

The national tour of “Camelot” is now at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award-winning show is an updated version of King Arthur’s tale. It has action, history and even a love triangle.

05/16/2015

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MNfusion: Q&A With Illusionists’ Anti-Conjuror Dan Sperry

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.

03/24/2015

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Meet A Modern-Day Houdini

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.

03/21/2015

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‘Manchurian Candidate’ To Make Opera Debut At St. Paul’s Ordway

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.

03/05/2015

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Newly-Renovated Ordway Center In St. Paul Opens

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.

03/01/2015

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New Concert Hall Set To Open At St. Paul’s Ordway Center

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.

02/28/2015

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A Look At The Ordway’s New, State-Of-The-Art Concert Hall

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.

02/26/2015

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New Ordway Show Feeds Viewers Message About Hunger

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.

02/05/2015

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Musical Mondays’ Creators

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.

12/01/2014

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‘Broadway Songbook’ To Tour Minnesota

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.

08/06/2014

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Minn. Audience Can Sing Along To ‘Sound Of Music’

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.

02/17/2014

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Groundbreaking Set For New Ordway Concert Hall

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.

06/09/2013

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Best Directors In The Local Theater Scene In Minnesota

A few local directors have withstood the test of time creating an abundance of high-quality shows.

03/25/2013

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2013 Minnesota Spring Theater Preview

Five great theater performances are coming this spring that will delight people of all ages and interests.

02/18/2013

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Review: New Opera’s Success Is Beyond ‘Doubt’

“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.

01/27/2013

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2012 Minnesota Holiday Theater Preview

Reconnect with your kids, friends or colleagues at the theater this holiday season.

10/15/2012

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Best Upcoming Theater Events In The Twin Cities

The vitality of the Twin Cities’ cultural community is showcased on stage in summer, 2012.

07/16/2012

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Best Opera Performances In Minnesota

Get the heads-up on five opera performances in Minnesota that should be on your 2012 “can’t-miss” list.

04/30/2012

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Minnesota Local Theater Spring Preview

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.

04/09/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Chicago,’ ‘Elf’ Coming To Ordway

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.

02/28/2012

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Curiocity: ‘On Earth Together’ Celebrates Life, Stevie Wonder

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.

01/12/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Come Fly Away,’ A Moving Tribute To Sinatra

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.”

10/12/2011

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Curiocity: ‘9 To 5′ Star Talks On Getting Tied Up

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.

07/12/2011

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Movie Blog: Minn. Opera & Herrmann’s Magnum Opus

Bernard Herrmann was a superstar movie composer almost before the concept of brand-name movie composers was even thinkable.

04/12/2011

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Ordway Presents 2010 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has presented its 2010 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the arts in Minnesota.

03/22/2011

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