BLUE MAN GROUP, BRING IT ON and More Set for the Ordway, April-June 2014
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will feature many exciting events as part of its April-June calendar.
First, Blue Man Group will play April 29-May 4 as part of the Ordway Theater season. Tickets start at $36.
Cleverly combining comedy, art and technology with fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music, Blue Man Group's critically-acclaimed show has been called "visually stunning," "wildly inventive" and "hysterically funny." There's lots of audience interaction with the bald blue guys, as well as a pulsating finale set to an original music score. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group's high-energy imaginative show is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures.
Blue Man Group will play Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 pm, Friday, May 2 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 4, at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
As an Ordway Extra, Blue Man Group will feature "Artistic Faces in the Performing Arts" on Wednesday April 30, at 6:30 pm
Next up is Tu Dance on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30 as part of the Target Dance Series. Tickets start at $23.
In the 10 years since its founding, TU Dance has changed the Minnesota dance landscape. Join founders Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands for an unforgettable 10th anniversary dance concert featuring master choreographer Alvin Ailey's duet "Twin Cities" from his legendary collaboration with musical genius Duke Ellington, The River (1970), as well as repertory favorites. Highlights also include a world premiere, a new Ordway commissioned work by Uri Sands in collaboration with master wood block print artist Hiroki Morinoue. The program will also feature the Minnesota premiere of Uri Sands' One, recently commissioned by Dance St. Louis to honor the legacy of Henrietta Lacks and the discovery of HeLa cells.
Next, Bring It On: The Musical will play May 13-18 as part of the Ordway Theater season. Tickets start at $36.
Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On: The Musical is inspired by the Bring It On film and features an original story by Tony® Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy® Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).
Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected
Bring It On: The Musical will play Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm, Friday, May 16 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, May 18 at 7:30 pm
On Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm, as an Ordway Extra, Bring It On: The Musical will feature "Cheer Power: Bring It On." After the show on May 14, there will be a talk back with members of the company, and May 15 at 7:30 will feature an open captioning performance. May 15 will also feature Kids' Nite on Broadway with pre-show activities especially for kids. Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 pm will be an ASL/AD performance.
May 31-June 1 will be the Flint Hills International Children's Festival. Tickets are $5 per person.
Inside the Ordway, performing artists from all around the world take to the stage for two full days of shows in the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival.
De Temps Antan presents traditional Quebecois music with charm, humor and impeccable musicianship that will have toes tapping by the end of the first tune at the Lehr Theater. The trio's powerful style, which blends tradition with contemporary flair, is anchored by the "tac-tic-a tac" ofles pieds, a form of seated tap dancing found only in French Canada, and features the fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki, and singing in French. De Temps Antan- the name translates as "From Bygone Times"-are influenced as much by their world travels as by their fieldwork and family ties.