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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Bullets Over Broadway at the Ordway

A little over two years ago I was at the Broadway opening night for Bullets Over Broadway. Despite the glitz and glamour of the night, not to mention checking attending a Broadway opening night off the bucket list, the show fell flat. So I was curious on how I’d like the National Tour when it…

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Interview with Bullets Over Broadway’s Jemma Jane

Australian native Jemma Jane is criss-crossing the United States as Olive Neal in the Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen’s movie Bullets Over Broadway, opening tonight at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. Prior to tonight’s show, Jemma sat down with me to discuss the show, her character and traveling the country…

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Shrek the Musical at Lyric Arts

In an upside down kingdom, an ogre named Shrek (Martino Gabriel-Mayotte) is hired to rescue the spirited Princess Fiona (Anna Larranaga) and bring her to DuLoc to marry Lord Farquaad (Kyler Chase), a man short in stature but big in ambition. But, when you have a donkey who talks non-stop and a dozen fairy tale…