Interview with Paint Your Wagon’s Jared Michael Brown

In August, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is staging Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. The production is being done in collaboration with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and features a new book by Jon Marans which delves deeper into the circumstances these men and women experienced while heading west in search of gold.…

Glensheen at the History Theatre

When the murder weapon is a silk pillowcase and candlestick, you would think the murders took place during a game of Clue. Unfortunately, these murders are real and have been the fascination of Minnesotans for decades. When heiress Elizabeth Congdon and her nurse Velma were murdered on June 27, 1977, it appeared to be a…

Disney’s The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre

On July 8, 1997, Disney’s The Lion King debuted as a stage musical at Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre before bowing on Broadway. Now, the musical is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history and is the highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having grossed more than $1 billion. After 19 years and several international productions and…

Calendar Girls at Park Square Theatre

  There is something refreshing about a play which celebrates the friendships between women. Calendar Girls is a delightful comedy and a perfect girls’ night date. Based on the 2003 British movie of the same name, Calendar Girls explores the bonds of friendships in the face of tragedy. When Annie’s (Christina Baldwin) husband (John Middleton)…

Million Dollar Quartet at Old Log Theater

Sam Phillips may be a name you’re not familiar with. But in his tiny converted garage studio in Memphis, he launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, C arl Perkins and Roy Orbison with his Sun Record Studios. While these musical legends were still on the rise, he managed to capture…

Le Switch at the Jungle Theater

There are only so many ways you can tell a boy meets girl story. Thankfully, we have Le S witch. A timely new rom-com play making its world premiere at the Jungle Theater. Le Switch is the boy meets boy romantic comedy for our time. Set in 2011 and 2014 when marriage equality made leaps…

The Book of Mormon at the Orpheum Theatre

In 2011, The Book of Mormon took Broadway by storm with what could easily be described as one of the most controversial musicals at the time. Which is no surprise since the show is written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park. Now, 5 years later the show is still topping…