Metamorphoses

by JACOB FROELICH I was somewhat unsure of what to expect when setting out to see Metamorphoses, I myself am no master of mythological characters, gods or parables. I couldn’t honestly differentiate between an ancient Roman or Greek myth, and yet this production speaks deep to the human condition. No pre-requisites needed, no crash course in…

Les Misérables

By: JACOB FROELICH It seems to me there has been a theme on Broadway as of late. Showstopper blockbusters in lieu of substance. One jukebox musical after another jukebox musical reliving the life and times of chart-topping celebrities. There have been a number of musical remakes after popular movies including Step Up, Legally Blonde, Mean…

Blithe Spirit

BY: JACOB FROELICH If a bit of British humor, some magic and a good belly laugh tickle your fancy then Blithe Spirit may be just the show for you. The farce is now playing at The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. A cast of unlikely characters combine to create a tale of misfortune that had the…

A Christmas Carol

BY: JACOB FROELICH & ERIKA SASSEVILLE The Guthrie is at it again with their 43rd annual production of A Christmas Carol. Directed by Lauren Keating, this year’s Carol  is exactly what we expected and just what we needed all at the same time.The classic tale featuring Ebenezer Scrooge (Nathaniel Fuller), Bob Cratchit (Kris L. Nelson) and…

Aladdin

  By JACOB FROELICH Nothing stops a show quite like magic. That is, besides spectacle beyond compare and a dazzling tap dance number. You can find all of the aforementioned delights in Disney’s Aladdin, playing now through October 8 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Relive the classic rags to riches tale in all its…

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

  by Jacob Froelich I just can’t seem to write a traditional reflection on Michael Mayer’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, now playing at The Ordway in St. Paul. Normally I’d tell you a bit about the background of the show, some stand-out moments and give a final recommendation to see or skip…

MAMMA MIA!

By Jacob Froelich What more could possibly be said about one of the world’s most popular and successful Broadway shows? MAMMA MIA! is one of only five shows to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway and has been viewed by over 60 million people worldwide. It was made into a blockbuster of…