The story of “Billy Elliot” may warm your heart, it may bring a tear to your eye and yes, it may make you want to get up and dance. But one thing this show is guaranteed to do? Make you completely in awe of the incredible talent on stage — most of which are too young to drive.
It’s been about three hours since I saw “Spring Awakening” Saturday night at the Orpheum Theatre and yet — I’m still not sure what to say about it.
When it comes to holiday cheer, there’s no place quite like the music and merriment of seeing a festive show. Thankfully, in Minnesota, we’re given a wide array of options to stay warm inside a cozy theater, listening to the holiday music that’s a yearly must.
Welcome to the 1980s. A time when the “fist pump” was a more horizontal motion than a vertical one, big hair had nothing to do with volume injections but plenty to do with the brushstrokes of a comb and the men wore more makeup than the women.
It’s not often that one can label something from start to finish with the untouchable “p-word.” But in the case of the Orpheum Theatre’s presentation of the highly noted tour of “Wicked,” it’s the only word that seems to fit.
For the first time in Minnesota, theater goers will be able to watch the tale of a young boy with big dreams.
Conan O’Brien could run for president tomorrow. And win.
Well, I can safely say Sesame Street will never be the same for me again. But it was totally worth it.