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.
Minnesotan To Meet: Fundraiser Blythe BrendenBlythe Brenden represents the third generation of a family known for giving, and it's her tireless work for the community that makes Brenden this week's Minnesotan to Meet.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsA lot of motorcycle riders got a taste of the warm weather last week and want more! It may be too cold to ride this weekend but you can at least check out a lot of cool bikes in St. Paul.
MNfusion: The Ordway Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe Ordway Center For The Performing Arts announced the productions that will make up the theater's 2015 – 2016 season Monday. This upcoming season is a particularly special one as the organization is celebrating 30 years of theatrical art and musical productions.
MNfusion Review: Dobet Gnahoré @ The OrdwayI was excited to learn that the Ordway makes the exploration of different cultures part of their mission each season with the Target World Music Series. The first show in the series for the 2015 calendar year was an African singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, Dobet Gnahoré
Curiocity: Q&A With Billie Wildrick From 'A Christmas Story, The Musical'By now, it's hard to believe that there are people who haven't seen the 1983 Christmas comedy, "A Christmas Story." I mean, it's nearly impossible not to catch a glimpse of the film when flipping through channels on Christmas day since TBS began its 24-hour "A Christmas Story" marathon.
Curiocity: Q&A With 'Jovie' From Ordway's 'Elf'With seven magical words, the feeling of Christmas is suddenly upon us -- "Buddy the Elf, what's your favorite color?"