The Ordway Announces its 2012-2013 Season

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The Ordway Announces its 2012-2013 Season

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today unveiled its 2012-2013 performance season. See the listings below.

“Bringing joy to our community through the best theater, world music and dance events available today is the Ordway’s mission, and this season delivers on that promise,” says Patricia A. Mitchell, Ordway’s president and CEO. 

“I’m completely jazzed about the Ordway’s new season,” says James A. Rocco, Ordway’s vice president of theatrical programming and producing artistic director. “Classic musicals, intriguing world music and dance artists – this is a thoroughly rounded season of art and entertainment.” 

2012-2013 ORDWAY THEATER SEASON

CHICAGO

AUG 7-12, 2012

The funniest songs, the hottest dancing, the sexiest cast and the greatest story on Broadway—no wonder “Chicago” has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. Come on babe! Don’t you deserve a sure thing? 

BROADWAY SONGBOOK SERIES

RoDgers & Hammerstein & Hart  SEPT 21-30, 2012

Stephen Sondheim  JAN 18-27, 2013    

Cole Porter  APR 19-28, 2013

Executive Producers: David and Mary Choate

The popular concert series returns, exploring the lives and works of Broadway’s most celebrated composers and lyricists. Some of the Twin Cities’ best singers and musicians perform. An Ordway production.                               

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

OCT 9-14, 2012

Winner of 10 2009 Tony Awards, “Billy Elliot The Musical” is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. The story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. 

ELF THE MUSICAL

DEC 5-30, 2012

One of the most beloved Hollywood holiday movie hits of the past decade is born again—live on stage! “Elf” is an original musical that brings to life the heartwarming and hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who mistakenly believes he’s one of Santa’s elves. “Elf” is the one present everyone wants this holiday season.

ANYTHING GOES

MAY 7-12, 2013

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” is the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography!

BUDDY -- THE Buddy Holly STORY

JUNE 18-23, 2013 

The smash hit returns to the Ordway! “Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story” tells the tale of the three years in which Holly became the world’s top recording artist before dying tragically in a plane crash. The foot-stomping, heart-pounding show features more than 20 of Holly’s greatest hits.

ADD ON EVENT

SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 TWO PERFORMANCES ONly!

Simply one of your favorite things returns to the Ordway! This screening of the timeless and classic Julie Andrews film in glorious, full-screen Technicolor will make you sing “Do-Re-Mi” to the top of  the hills. Interactive fun included. 

2012-2013 ORDWAY TARGET® WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE SERIES

LILA DOWNS Ranchera music & Jazz

WED, OCT 17, 2012

Minnesota-raised Mexican artist Lila Downs fuses traditional ranchera sounds with blues, jazz and soul in her soaring voice.

PONCHO SANCHEZ AND HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND

FRI, OCT 26, 2012

For more than three decades, Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of jazz, gritty soul music, and Latin and South American rhythms.

BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO MARDI GRAS PARTY 

FRI, FEB 8, 2013

Musical superstar Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. and his band are the ultimate ambassadors of Louisiana zydeco music.

Eileen Ivers & IMMIGRANT SOUL Celtic fiddler 

SUN, MAR 17, 2013

Grammy Award-winner Eileen Ivers is the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today! On Saint Patrick’s Day, expect a passionate, bold and imaginative performance.

DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORáNEA POETICALLY PHYSICAL DANCE 

SAT, OCT 20, 2012

Mazatlán, Mexico choreographers/dancers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, along with a collective of artists, present dynamic works of fluid physical movement within poetic narratives.

BLACK GRACE CONTEMPORARY DANCE

TUES, MAR 19, 2013

Boasting some of New Zealand’s finest contemporary dancers of Pacific Island and Maori heritage, Black Grace has become internationally renowned as the world’s finest example of Pacific contemporary dance. 

PILOBOLUS JAW-DROPPING ATHLETICISM

SAT, MAY 4, 2013

With mesmerizing transformations, Pilobolus creates a dance vocabulary of its own. Seen on Oprah, Conan O’Brien and the Oscars, Pilobolus is now in its 41st year! 

Pre- and Post-show Events

The Ordway will feature a dance floor in front of the stage so patrons can dance the night away to Poncho Sanchez, Buckwheat Zydeco and Eileen Ivers. 

Offered in conjunction with select performances, Ordway Extras explore the themes of the evening’s performance one hour prior to curtain. Ordway Extras take place in the Marzitelli Foyer and are free with a ticket to that night’s show.

Talkbacks are the Ordway’s informal Q&A sessions presented immediately after select theater and dance performances. These lively discussions often include members of the cast, company and creative teams in an open audience discussion about the work and craft presented in the performance.

All world music and dance events offer a post-show party with music, mingling and cash bar.

Subscription packages are currently on sale at ordway.org/subscribe, by calling the ticket office at 651.224.4222 or visiting the ticket office in person at 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102. Individual tickets will go on sale later this summer. 

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

345 Washington Street

Saint Paul, MN  55102 

Ticket Office: 651.224.4222

Groups: 651.282.3111

ordway.org

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