by Erika Sasseville Theater is back! I’m so thrilled to be writing my first review of the pandemic about this spectacular production. Disney’s Frozen is playing at the Orpheum Theatre now through October 20th, so if you’re looking for a magical night out – with or without your kids – I highly recommend catching this…
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a “Christmas at Pemberley” play performed at the Jungle Theater, must be, in fact, delightful. For the third year in a row, Jungle Theater presents a Christmas tale set in the world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Playing now through December 29th, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley reunites much of the original 2017 cast and creative team for a rousing, hysterical, and joyous affair.
The story clearly illustrates how women will give all of themselves to the people they love. Steel Magnolias will have you laughing till you cry, and crying while you laugh.
Fifteen years after the original film Mean Girls (2004), Tina Fey has brought a new cache of quotable lines, snarky jokes, and “fetch” stories to the stage. Playing now through October 13th at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Mean Girls is a joyous, PG-13, examination of the high school experience.
Playing now through August 25th, Guys and Dolls at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis finds a vibrant new life in 2019; it might just be the most fun you have at the theatre this year.
I highly encourage all readers of all ages to see The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical it is a marvel of human imagination and a delight for all ages! Playing now through June 23rd at the Ordway in St. Paul.
even if you’ve never been introduced to the scholar/soldier with the protruding proboscis, the Guthrie Theatre’s production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac will delight you.
In 2009 Lin-Manuel Miranda performed a new piece at a White House Poetry Jam for the newly elected President Barack Obama. He nervously told the audience that he had been working on a hip-hop concept album based on the life of a man whom he believed “embodied hip-hop.” That man was an immigrant, a Founding Father, a Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton (played on the tour by Joseph Morales). In the end, he created a musical that blended hip-hop, R&B, rap, blues, jazz, and the broadway sound and went on to win 11 Tony Awards. Now on its second national tour, Hamilton will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through October 7th.
By ERIKA SASSEVILLE and JACOB FROELICH In The Legend of Georgia McBride Playing now through August 26th at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Casey (Jayson Speters) is a failing Elvis impersonator in Panama City, Florida trying to support himself, his wife Jo (Chaz Hodges), and a baby on the way. Casey’s boss at Cleo’s Bar, Eddie…
Whether you have read all of Shakespeare’s plays or none of them. Whether you have been a lifelong lover of musical theater, or have never heard a show tune in your life. Something Rotten! is a hilarious and brilliant show for all.