Tag: Ordway

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…

Camelot at the Ordway

Camelot (at the Ordway, through May 17) harkens back to a simpler age, when a sturdy chap like Lancelot could be an arrogant, egotistical, sword-twirling, overweening and preening [your carefully chosen word here], and still get the girl. Nowadays a…

Porgy and Bess at the Ordway

Soaring melodies! Big orchestrations and choruses of voices big enough to take it on! Diva voices larger than life! Oh, this is gorgeous! Thank you, Ordway, for bringing us our beloved “Porgy and Bess” in a form that befits this…

Miss Saigon at the Ordway

Why do we go to the theater? For the acting.  Actors amaze and thrill us with their uncanny ability to become something else, to overcome the pain and sorrow of their existence.  To triumph, always, over the circumstances of their…

Chicago at the Ordway

The dominant creative force in Chicago (at the Ordway, through Aug 12) has been dead for 25 years: Bob Fosse.  Fosse directed and choreographed the original 1975 production (and co-wrote the book with Fred Ebb).  The present touring show takes…

Fela at the Ordway

You have just until June 17 to see “Fela” at the Ordway before it heads back to Broadway for a run starting in July. Forget what it was you were going to do this week, quit reading this and get…