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…

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…

Dirty Dancing at the Orpheum Theatre

Everyone knows “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” and now more than 25 years after its theatrical release ‘Dirty Dancing’ is just as popular now as it was then. Possibly even more popular. Which is great incentive to bring the classic love story to life on the stage. Based in large part on writer Eleanor…

END OF THE RAINBOW…A Review

A great advantage of living in Minneapolis is the rich and vibrant theatre scene. There are plenty of opportunities to see amazing theatre in Minneapolis, but the biggest advantage to living in Minneapolis for the theatre enthusiast? The ability to see out of town tryouts for Broadway bound productions.