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…

2015 Theatre Favorites

We are already almost halfway through January 2016, so why not relive some of my Twin Cities theatre favorites from 2015? It was hard to pick complete favorites. The community is full of so many talented actors, designers, directors, playwrights and musicians which means the options are endless when it comes to seeing shows. But…

Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the State Theatre

What happens when a man discovers he’s the distant heir to a family fortune and the title of Earl? Well, in the case of Monty Navarro you start eliminating the eight people standing between you and the title. In Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, playing at the State Theatre in Minneapolis through Sunday, there…

The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody

It was only a matter of time before Bravo’s hit reality TV franchise The Real Housewives, received the ultimate compliment… its very own parody stage show. Opening last night, The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody, aims to take the larger than life personalities, drama and drinking to a whole new level. Staged like a…

Cinderella at the Orpheum Theatre

This isn’t the Cinderella you grew up with. This Cinderella has poise, a kind heart, is book smart and has a mind for social justice. In other words, she is a princess for the 21st century. In Douglas Carter Beane’s updated book of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, Cinderella is modernized. Not only does she…