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…

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…

A Night With Janis Joplin at the Ordway

After a Tony Awards®-nominated performance on Broadway, Mary Bridget Davies brings her incarnation of Janis Joplin to the Ordway in Saint Paul. If you’re expecting a traditional Broadway show like Jersey Boys or Beautiful, you’ll be disappointed. This isn’t a story of Janis’ life and how she become the rock legend we know today. Instead,…

Beauty and the Beast at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is loved as much today as it was 25 years ago; when the movie was originally released. Today, girls who grew up wanting to be Belle are introducing their daughters and nieces to the bookish young woman, her inventor father Maurice, the town meathead Gaston, the ghastly Beast, and…

A Chorus Line at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

It has been 40 years since A Chorus Line originally took audiences inside the audition for a Broadway musical. A lot has changed in musical theater over the years; Broadway has grown immensely, the demand for splashy new shows has increased and box office records have been shattered. But one thing remains… there is always…

Interview with Molly Tynes from Ordway’s A Chorus Line

When you’re trying to make it on Broadway, your dream becomes an obsession. Dance, voice and acting classes, auditions and workshops consume your days. In the Ordway’s production of A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, audiences see the grueling audition process that will lead to the break of a lifetime for…