Broadway Songbook – The 70s Songbook at The Ordway

Over the last six years the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has explored the songbooks of Sondheim, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein and contemporary composers. This weekend they open the vault and explore the songwriters of the 1970s. This decade gave us singer-songwriters James Taylor, Paul Simon, Carol King, Elton John and Billy Joel to name…

Damn Yankees at the Ordway

As a fan of the Minnesota Twins I can fully relate to Joe Boyd in Damn Yankees. Both are teams with capable players and coaches, but missing that one player who can provide the spark needed to get the rest of the team believing in themselves again. Not to mention the New York Yankees have…

Hello Dolly at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

There will always be something special about seeing a classic Broadway show; Hello Dolly at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is no exception. The musical is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and has become one of the most enduring musical theatre favorites. With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello Dolly is based…

The Little Mermaid at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres picked the perfect show to usher in spring in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, based on the widely popular 1989 Disney movie. Caroline Innerbichler is undeniably flawless as Ariel. She has the perfect combination of spunk and tenacity needed to bring Ariel to life both under the sea and on land. Her voice…

BROADWAY SONGBOOK: MUSICALS OF THE 1950s at the Ordway

It has been three seasons since James A. Rocco, the Ordway’s VP of Programming and Producing Artistic Director first introduced the Broadway Songbook series. Part Broadway history lesson, part show stopping tunes, this is a great series for those who love Broadway and the stories behind their favorite shows and composers.

ORDINARY DAYS at Nautilus Music-Theater

Nestled in the Lowertown area of Saint Paul Nautilus Music-Theater is producing a beautiful production of a little known musical, Ordinary Days.  Its a hidden gem of a musical and put composer/lyricist Adam Gwon on the theatre map in New York City. Ordinary Days tells the story of four New Yorkers Claire (Kersten Rodau), Jason…