MNfusion: 'Paint Your Wagon' Paints Story Of Love, Hope, CommunityThe curtains are rising on St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 2016 – 2017 theater season. And the first show to grace the stage is Lerner & Loewe's classic musical, "Paint Your Wagon."
'The Shining' Opera To Open In Minnesota SaturdayMark Campbell wants people to issue warnings when they leave his operatic adaptation of "The Shining." Campbell wrote the libretto for composer Paul Moravec, and their creation will be given its world premiere by the Minnesota Opera on Saturday night at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.
MNfusion: 'Bullets Over Broadway:' A Quintessential 1920's ComedyEach era has trends that define it. For the 1920's it was jazz, flappers and pleasure. "Bullets Over Broadway" owned this trifecta, and it even threw in a gangster chase scene.
Ordway Presents 'A Night With Janis Joplin'Enjoy an evening in St. Paul with one of the most recognizable voices of the 1960s! "A Night With Janis Joplin" opens at The Ordway center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, March 29.
MNfusion: Despite Beautiful Execution, SEOP's Message Lost In Ordway ShowAdmittedly, when it comes to dance I am a dunce. I can follow ballet alright, but that mostly has to do with the fact that I already know the story going into the show.
Ordway Presents 'A Chorus Line'"A Chorus Line" is now open at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. The timeless musical shares a group of dancers' stories as they audition for a Broadway show, featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban.
MNfusion: Local Actor Tod Petersen Talks Ordway's 'The Sound Of Music'For the 2015 holiday show, The Ordway chose the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "The Sound of Music." While it may not be set during the holiday season, the show shares the core message of nearly every other Christmas story – love, courage, family and, of course, song.
Ordway Presents 'The Sound Of Music' For Holiday SeasonIt is perhaps one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved shows, "The Sound of Music." This holiday season, audiences can come and see it at the Ordway in St. Paul.
MNfusion: Hip Hop Nutcracker Offers Young Twist To Old ClassicWhile everyone may have that one movie, TV show or play that reminds them of Christmas, there is perhaps one show that can evoke holiday nostalgia in even the biggest Scrooge – The Nutcracker.
MNfusion: Minnesota Opera Revives 2014 Production Of 'The Magic Flute'In 2014 the Minnesota Opera performed "The Magic Flute." It wasn't unusual for the company to perform Mozart's masterpiece, but it was an unusual production. In addition to beautiful singers, a lyrical score and fun costumes, this production added the element of animation
Twins Blog: 'Damn Yankees!'It's fair to say there's no love lost between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. However, that rivalry (and hatred) goes well beyond the Twins' days at the Metrodome and even Met Stadium.
MNfusion: Step Up To The Plate With Lawrence Clayton From 'Damn Yankees'George Abbott and Douglass Wallop's "Damn Yankees" combines both the cultural staples of baseball and the devil as it tells the story of every-man Joe Boyd who wants his baseball team to win so badly that he makes a deal with the devil for it. And shows, once again, that in getting what you want you often lose something else.