Tag: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

West Side Story: thrilling and inspiring

At the Ordway through April 16. A co-production with Teatro Del Pueblo

2007 was the fiftieth anniversary of West Side Story. The NPR report I listened to at the time indicated that there had been – ten years ago – 50,000 productions of the show. What this means is that, as you…

The Pirates Of Penzance at the Ordway

The first thing to say about the Ordway’s rollicking production of the William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan classic The Pirates Of Penzance (in the cavernous Ordway, through August 16): it’s good. Excellent, in fact. Especially the music. Everyone sings the…

Elf at the Ordway

Need a little “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” this Christmas season? Looking for an overload like indulging in an entire plate of Christmas cookies? I’ve got just the thing: take someone who could use a little Christmas to the Broadway musical, “Elf,” showing through…

The Addams Family at the Ordway

The Addams Family has settled into the friendly confines of the Ordway for a solid two week run (through May 20).  Your intrepid HowWasTheShow.com reviewers, Janet Preus and John Olive, attended opening night, then repaired to the Amsterdam Bar for…

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…

Come Fly Away at the Ordway

Perhaps I’m beginning my review on an unacceptably mercantile note, but I believe that the under-sung heroes of the thrilling Come Fly Away (at the Ordway, through Oct 16) are the producers, and their agents and attorneys, who worked the…