Interview with Wendy Lehr

Over the years, Wendy Lehr has made numerous and significant contributions to the Twin Cities theatre community. Not only has she acted, directed and danced on stages throughout the area, but she has also taught the next generation of theatre professionals. She is the founding artistic director of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts.…

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…

Interview with Thay Floyd of the Ordway’s Damn Yankees

Batter Up! This summer the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is headed to the baseball diamond with Damn Yankees. When aging baseball fanatic Joe Boyd sells his soul to the Devil for the chance to lead his favorite team, the Washington Senators, against the New York Yankees for the pennant, he is transformed into…