Monthly Archives: March 2013

Video of the week for 3/25/13

Video of the week for 3/25/13

In honor of Easter I chose to highlight “Jesus Christ Superstar“.  Truth be told, I did not like the show when I was younger.  I’m unsure why because I am a HUGE “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” fan (another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical).  My parents practically dragged me to the La Jolla Playhouse last… Continue Reading

“Jackie and Me” at The Children’s Theatre Company

“Jackie and Me” at The Children’s Theatre Company

As baseball season is about to be underway, you can jump on the bandwagon a bit early by seeing “Jackie and Me” now playing at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.   Jackie Robinson was not only a phenomenal baseball player but a pivotal person in the civil rights movement.  The show was fun as it… Continue Reading

Theater Latte Da’s “The Light in the Piazza”

Theater Latte Da’s “The Light in the Piazza”

Florence, Italy is a beautiful city, buzzing with people, brimming with architecture and overflowing with history.  I’ve been twice and enjoyed it thoroughly but maybe not to the degree that the characters in “the Light in the Piazza” do.  Clara and her mother, Margaret Johnson are on vacation when they meet Fabrizio Naccarelli and his… Continue Reading

“Kingdom Undone” at the Southern Theater

“Kingdom Undone” at the Southern Theater

Everyone knows the name Jesus.  There are many literary pieces about him and plays/musicals have used him as a central character as well.  “Kingdom Undone” takes the life of Jesus and his disciples and sheds new light on them from before the crucifixion all the way through his resurrection.  Husband and wife team, Jeremiah and… Continue Reading

Finding the holy grail in one weekend: “Spamalot”

Finding the holy grail in one weekend: “Spamalot”

“Always look on the bright side of life.”   Lighthearted yet wise words from a musical.  “Monty Python’s Spamalot” hit Minneapolis for a quick three show run this weekend at the Orpheum.  It is an adaptation of the 1975 movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.  Both the movie and musical tell of King Arthur and… Continue Reading

Video of the week for 3/11/13

Video of the week for 3/11/13

Jason Robert Brown wrote the music and lyrics for one of my favorite musicals “The Last Five Years”.  Recently I was given the libretto and CD of “Parade” which is another one of his incredible creations.  When I heard “All the Wasted Time” I knew it was one that would stick with me. The show… Continue Reading

“To The Moon” from 1955 sitcom to 2013 whimsical play

“To The Moon” from 1955 sitcom to 2013 whimsical play

Open Eye Figure Theatre is known for their whimsical unique work.  Although they produce shows around the Twin Cities, their home base theater is a 110-year old building in South Minneapolis where “To The Moon” is currently being produced.  When you walk in the quaint building wooden floors and pillars abound.  The tiered seating allows… Continue Reading

Minnesota Opera presents “Hamlet”

Minnesota Opera presents “Hamlet”

This year I have started to expand my love of theater.  In the past I only saw musicals.  Lately I have opened up to more art pieces, straight plays, comedies and opera.  The Minnesota Opera recently produced “Doubt” and I thought it was spectacular.  This week I attended “Hamlet” and had a much different reaction.… Continue Reading

Video of the week for 3/4/13

Video of the week for 3/4/13

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is a musical my siblings and I grew up with.  Dick Van Dyke plays the rambunctious Caractacus Potts and Sally Ann Howes is the lovely Truly Scrumptious.  The song I chose is “Doll on a Music Box/Truly Scrumptious“.  A few years ago I watched an interview of hers and found out she… Continue Reading

Everyone loves a matchmaker (or do they)?

Everyone loves a matchmaker (or do they)?

“Hello, Dolly.  Well Hello, Dolly.  It’s so nice to have you back where you belong.”  Didn’t that just put a smile on your face and start you humming?  Although I had never seen a stage version of “Hello, Dolly” I’d seen the movie and knew the main song.  Most people know the song or at… Continue Reading