Archive for August, 2010

Always & Forever at Illusion Theater

Always & Forever at Illusion Theater

In case you missed its first go-round, or you just can’t get enough of R&B love, the locally conceived and realized “Always & Forever” returns in all its boomer-era  wonderfulness to the Illusion Theater. Set in a barber shop (it had to be set someplace, and this place is as good as any), four...
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Wicked At The Orpheum

Wicked At The Orpheum

The Wicked Express has arrived in Minneapolis for a 5 week stay (at the Orpheum, 910 Hennepin Ave., through Sept 19, hennepintheatretrust.org).  Still going strong on Broadway (after 7 years), Wicked boasts two U.S. tours, strong runs in London, San Francisco, Osaka and Germany, upcoming productions in Australia and Finland.  Plus, naturally, a film. ...
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The Gospel At Colonus At The Ordway

The Gospel At Colonus At The Ordway

It would be difficult to surpass the pure PPM (pleasure-per-moment) ratio of The Gospel At Colonus (at the Ordway, 345 Washington St., downtown St Paul, through Aug 11, ordway.org).  Where else will you find gathered together the Steele Singers, the amazing Blind Boys Of Alabama (founded in 1939), The Legendary Soul Stirrers (1930s), and...
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