THEATER REVIEW | Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Wizard of Oz” finds a home at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the sub-zero temperatures, there was a warm feeling coming from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts as opening weekend of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Wizard of Oz was in full swing. The yellow brick road could be seen from the beautifully decorated lobby courtesy of Bachman’s. And an enormous Christmas tree was seen from two stories, indicating the holiday season upon us. An enchanting night was about to begin full of ruby slippers, flying monkeys and of course those infamous words, There’s No Place Like Home.The Wizard of Oz takes place in rural Kansas where Dorothy makes her debut with her little dog, a real Terrier who takes stage direction very well. Dorothy is running from the villainous Mrs. Gulch who is not happy with her little dog. Continue Reading

THEATER REVIEW | “Amaluna”: Cirque du Soleil’s latest and greatest comes to the Twin Cities

Under the big top is where I spent my night on September 26—and what an unbelievable sight it was. Whether you have been to a Cirque Du Soleil show before or this is your first, you will be in for many new surprises. Amaluna, one of the newest incarnations of the wonderful traveling circus, is playing near Mall of America through October 20. The show is set on an island that’s run by women until a group of young men show up. A love story unfolds as a young couple encounter multiple trials and tribulations.The characters are well-established from the start. Continue Reading