BLUE MAN GROUP, BRING IT ON and More Set for the Ordway, April-June 2014

Performance dates and times are Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 31 at 12:00 pm, Sunday, June 1 at 12:00 pm, and Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 pm

At Lehr Theater, the percussive dance and theater company, Flying Foot Forum, dives down the rabbit hole with one of its most ambitious productions yet, Alice in Wonderland. Audiences will be taken through Lewis Carroll's classic literary tale in this innovative promenade-style performance that seeks audience participation to help Alice on her journey.

Performance dates and times are Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 am, Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, June 1 at 12:00 pm, and Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 pm.

Next, Ordway Theater will feature LOVE at Landmark Center Weyerhaeuser. Hailing from Australia, Terrapin Puppet Theatre brings the heartfelt and lyrical story of Love to life with both traditional puppets and digital puppetry that create larger-than-life-characters and beautiful storytelling.

Performance dates and times are Saturday, May 31 at 10:30 am, Saturday, May 31 at 2:30 pm, Sunday, June 1 at 11:30 am, and Sunday, June 1 at 3:00 pm.

Next, come see Step Afrika! at Ordway Music Theater. Step Afrika! is the first professional company dedicated to the art of stepping, a traditional form of body percussion developed by African American college students. Stepping is based on a long and rich tradition in African-based communities. The dancers use movement, stomps, claps, and chants to create a percussive dance experience like no other.

Performance dates and times are Saturday, May 31 at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 pm, and Sunday, June 1 at 11:15 am.

Last, as part of the Ordway Theater Season, come see Broadway Songbook: Comden and Green, June 13-15. Tickets start at $37.

The Songbook team serenades audiences seated on the Ordway stage for an intimate, personal look into the stories behind the songs that created Broadway.

Betty Comden and Adolph Green's partnership spanned six decades. Their quintessential style defined the sophistication and wit of New York City and classic Broadway Musical Comedy.

They won 12 TONY Awards, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the American Theatre Hall of Fame, and received Kennedy Center Honors. Each of their shows and movies overflow with show-stopping musical moments.

Broadway Songbook: Comden and Green is hosted by James A. Rocco and written by James A. Rocco and Jeffrey P. Scott. Musical Arrangements are by Raymond Berg & Albert Evans

Performance dates and times are Friday, June 13 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 14 at 2:00pm, Saturday, June 14 at 7:30pm, Sunday, June 15 at 2:00pm, and Sunday, June 15 at 7:30pm.

Tickets can be purchased online at ordway.org or by calling 651.224.4222. For group tickets, call 651.282.3111.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is located at 345 Washington Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul's most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway's Music Theater and soon-to-be completed Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway's mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances.

Pictured: Blue Man Group. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

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