I’d certainly heard of “Kinky Boots.” But aside from title I knew that Harvey Fierstein wrote the script and Cyndi Lauper wrote the music. That was it. Knowing little about the show, and knowing that many newer musicals haven’t been met with the best reviews, I was a little skeptical.
While part of the fun of theater is experiencing an unknown story with new characters and songs, sometimes you just want to be comfortable enough to sing along. The Orpheum’s latest production, “Annie,” gives audiences that perfect level of comfort.
There are few things sadder than re-watching a movie you loved as a child only to find it no longer entertaining. The same can be said for watching adaptations of those beloved stories. Of course, as a child of the early 90s, I am well acquainted with the Disney animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” In fact, it’s probably one of my favorite Disney movies of all time.
The Tony Award-winning musical “Pippin” is now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The circus-inspired show won four Tonys in 2013, including Best Musical Revival. The original 1972 Broadway production was directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse.
Motown: The Musical is playing now through Dec. 28. Tickets range from $49 to $134. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit the Orpheum Theatre online.
When it comes to romantic love stories, few tales can compete with the classic film, Ghost. The story of a lost love from beyond the grave returning as a spiritual presence to comfort and protect the woman he loves gives new meaning to one’s eternal adoration.
I’m not Catholic, and I am no longer an aspiring nun, so I have no real knowledge of what vows those entering the convent are supposed to take before pledging their lives to God’s service. But I would have to assume that one of them is the vow of modesty.
It was 21 years ago when the story of a Reno lounge singer turned convent choir director entered our lives for the better.
Since the 2007 film, people have been enthralled with a little independent Irish film that was made for a mere $150,000. It was shot in less than 20 days but went on to gross more than $20 million worldwide.
Before there was a Neverland, before a pirate captain lost an appendage and before there was a John, Michael and Wendy, there was a young boy that yearned for a sense of normalcy. We all know the classic story of Peter Pan — the leader of a magical world where grown ups aren’t allowed and kids can truly be kids.
As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” And in the case of a highly anticipated, Tony Award-winning musical, one man’s trash is set designer’s inspiration.
Mamma Mia — the 10th longest running show in Broadway history — is certainly a favorite among Twin Cities audiences. Whether you’re a fan of ABBA, a fan of sequin-encrusted bell bottoms or just a fan of a great love story, this story is sure to bring some warmth into the coldest Minnesota day.
We’re highly familiar with Jerry Seinfeld, the single guy who lived across from a zany neighbor and helped solve the every day traumas of his neurotic companions.
The Phantom of the Opera … is here. And it’s not just inside your mind. The classic story has returned to Minnesota but this time, with a slightly new look.
A reinvented Phantom of the Opera opens Friday in Minneapolis. The Orpheum Theatre will host the show through Jan. 5. The Phantom of the Opera has been on Broadway for 25 years, but this version was first seen in England last year.
Turns out, Dorothy, from ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Nothing but a trouble-making farm girl that ruined everything. That’s right. We were lead to believe she was nothing more than an innocent, naive lost child from Kansas, just trying to find her way home somewhere over the rainbow. But we know better now.
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.
Catch some of the music industry’s biggest acts live this fall at a Minnesota venue near you.
“This is a play that’s unlike anything anyone’s ever seen before.” That was the early promise from War Horse’s lead actor, Alex Morf, when I talked to him earlier this week. After seeing the performance Wednesday night during the show’s debut at the Orpheum Theatre, I can’t help but completely agree.
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.
Fans of classic R&B will soon be able to reach out and touch a certain somebody’s hand (or close enough anyway) when Diana Ross comes to the Twin Cities to perform for one night only later this summer.
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.
Get out your leg warmers. A new musical is bringing sexy all the way back to the 1980s – it’s “Flashdance: The Musical,” now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.
Get out your leg warmers and slouch your cut-off sweatshirt — “Flashdance, the Musical” is taking over Minneapolis.