The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre

January 13, 2012
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The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre

“I don’t do children’s theater,” director Julie Taymor informed the powers-that-be at the vaunted Disney Corporation “and I don’t do cute.” To their immense credit, they hired her anyway.  The inventive Ms. Taymor then proceeded to transform the animated Disney film, with its simple story of a young lion, Simba, coming into his own...
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Photo Set: The Rope at the Varsity 1/5/12

January 6, 2012
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Photo Set: Koo Koo Kanga Roo and General B and The Wiz at the 7th Street Entry 12/31/11

January 1, 2012
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Photo Set: Dawes with Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps and Red Daughters at the Varsity 12/31/11

January 1, 2012
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Cinderella at the Ordway

December 16, 2011
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Cinderella at the Ordway

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is offering up a magical evening for families this holiday season with Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. No, it’s not about Christmas, but it’s a gentle and satisfying story full of sparkle and spectacle that’s sure to create a warm memory, particularly for the little girl in your...
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The Soul of Gershwin at Park Square Theatre

December 14, 2011
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The Soul of Gershwin at Park Square Theatre

For the holiday season, Park Square Theatre has chosen to revive the warmly received show about George Gershwin that premiered there in 1999. The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer is a delightful musical offering: a well-researched and interesting story backed by wonderful music – with not one single holiday...
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Bob’s Holiday Office Party at Camp Bar and Cabaret

December 9, 2011
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Bob’s Holiday Office Party at Camp Bar and Cabaret

There is at least one theater in Minnesota that is not trying to be “relevant,” or “important.” They just want to get people in the door and show them a good time. In fact, that is exactly their mission and it appears to be working. A full house guffawed their way through “Bob’s Holiday...
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Photo Set: 32nd Annual John Lennon Tribute and MN Beatle Project Release at First Avenue 12/8/11

December 9, 2011
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The New Standards Holiday Show at the Fitzgerald 12/2/11

December 5, 2011
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Winter Dreams at In The Heart Of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre

December 4, 2011
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Winter Dreams at In The Heart Of The Beast Puppet And Mask Theatre

“Leaves leaving the branches… Winter is coming…” such is the opening line to this delightful winter’s tale chanted in ethereal tones reminding the audience that the curtain has just raised on the opening act of this region’s coldest of seasons. While there are several holiday shows vying for attention this time of year Winter...
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