There’s no place like the Ordway

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Blog, commentary, Ordway Plays | No Comments
There’s no place like the Ordway

PreRamble:  Pop on those ruby slippers and follow that yellow brick road – post haste!  Saint Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage adaptation of beloved classic, The Wizard of Oz. James Rocco, vice president of theatrical programming and producing artistic director for the Ordway sets the stage … “The […]

Miss Saigon – remembering an era

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog, commentary, Ordway Plays | No Comments
Miss Saigon – remembering an era

PreRamble:  Another in a series of reviews that I post as a guest blogger for St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, here are some notes on their production of Miss Saigon – the limited engagement runs now through this weekend – October 8-13 — ! Having never seen Miss Saigon, I only had a vague sense of it from marketing materials and […]

Shamrock shake

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Blog, commentary, Ordway Plays | No Comments
Shamrock shake

PreRamble:  The following is the latest in a series of commentaries I’ve posted as a member of St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts “Blogger Night” group. The Boston Globe got it right when they reviewed a night with Eileen Ivers and her co-musicians Immigrant Soul … “Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul rock the […]

C for Chicago

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in commentary, Ordway Plays | No Comments
C for Chicago

Pre-Ramble:  This is the second in a series ( … can’t really be a series if there isn’t more than one, right?! … ) of Guest Blogger reviews covering this season’s performances at the Ordway Theater in Saint Paul.  Last night was the local opening of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, “Chicago.” The play’s reputation precedes it … “One of the most […]