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BWW Review: Old Log Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL is Better than Broadway; the Smaller Cast and Fewer Magic Tricks Serve the Story BetterBWW Review: Old Log Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL is Better than Broadway; the Smaller Cast and Fewer Magic Tricks Serve the Story Better
by Jill Schafer - Jun 27, 2017

Old Log Theatre's contribution to the summer blockbuster musical is GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1990 movie. It premiered on Broadway in 2012 and ran for only a few months, and when I saw the tour the following year I was not impressed. At the time I wrote, 'At its core, GHOST is a small intimate love story, but GHOST THE MUSICAL is a big splashy techno-heavy 'show,' in which the beauty of that story gets lost. The story would be better served with less tricks, a smaller cast, fewer showy songs, and a greater focus on what we really care about - the relationship between Molly and Sam.' I'm thrilled to report that Old Log has done just that. The score, which is quite good, the story, and the relationships between the characters are more the focus of the show, with lower tech effects that serve the story rather than drawing attention away from it. If you're looking for a satisfying summer musical experience, head out to Old Log Theatre, one of the oldest theaters in Minnesota, in lovely Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. (more...)

It's Tony Time at MUSICAL MONDAY & TUESDAY at MTHIt's Tony Time at MUSICAL MONDAY & TUESDAY at MTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming Musical Monday & Tuesday, June 26 and 27. June's program features tunes from the 7 musicals nominated for the 2017 "Best Musical" and "Best Revival of a Musical" Tony Award. Audiences can expect to hear songs from the grounbreaking scores of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly!, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WHO'S TOMMY at MTH TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WHO'S TOMMY at MTH Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents THE WHO'S TOMMY, its second MainStage musical of the season. In honor of tonight's opening, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MTH Theater presents The Who's TOMMYMTH Theater presents The Who's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce the cast of THE WHO'S TOMMY, its second MainStage musical of the season. Artistic Director Sarah Crawford will direct an eighteen person ensemble led by Chicago based Tom Vendafreddo in the title role. The remainder of the ensemble includes Leah Miller, Josiah Mullins, Shelby Floyd, Daniel Vershelden, Ryan Hurza, Eric Morris, Maddox Bane, Delilah Pellow, Beth Borders, Blane Brungardt, Bob Linebarger, Randa Meierhenry, Christian Thomas Owen, Abby Peek, Kenny Personett, Tony Pulford, and Luke Walker. Jeremy Watson will lead the band and choreography will be provided by Kenny Personett. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Comes to Old Log TheatreGHOST THE MUSICAL Comes to Old Log Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The dazzling new musical, GHOST the Musical is based on the phenomenal Oscar winning Paramount Pictures film written by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, makes its regional premiere at the Old Log Theatre. Previews begin Friday, June 2 and opens Saturday, June 10. (more...)

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 27, 2017

Excellent cast prevails over 1963 remake of a 1936 show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater HeritagePhoto Flash: First Look at SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents She Loves Me, its first book musical of the season. Artistic Director Sarah Crawford will direct a fifteen person ensemble led by Kansas City favorite Lauren Braton in the role of Amalia. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lauren Braton to Scream for Ice Cream in MTH Theatre's Production of SHE LOVES MELauren Braton to Scream for Ice Cream in MTH Theatre's Production of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce the cast of She Loves Me, its first book musical of the season. Artistic Director Sarah Crawford will direct a fifteen person ensemble led by Kansas City favorite Lauren Braton in the role of Amalia. The remainder of the cast includes Joshua Balm, Katie Bartow, Patrick Beasley, Elizabeth Birger, Beth Borders, Andy Garrison, Dalton Homolka, Evan Lovelace, Ethan Miller, Eric Morris, Brooke Myers, Fisher Stewart, Jackson Tomlin, and Kyra Weinberger.  (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast Celebrates Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightPRETTY FILTHY Cast Celebrates Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the 'Other Hollywood' at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, February 21, at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthPRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage Presents A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOWMusical Theater Heritage Presents A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Musical Theater Heritage (MTH THEATER) is presenting 13 performances of 'A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW' their annual holiday concert now in its 9th year, featuring spectacular vocal arrangements and Christmas stories designed to bring out the holiday spirit in everyone.  (more...)

A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at MTH TheatreA SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW at MTH Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Musical Theater Heritage (MTH THEATER) is presenting 13 performances of "A SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS SHOW" their annual holiday concert now in its 9th year, featuring spectacular vocal arrangements and Christmas stories designed to bring out the holiday spirit in everyone.  (more...)

Old Log Theatre Extends MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Million and Announces Next ProductionsOld Log Theatre Extends MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Million and Announces Next Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Log Theatre (Owners, Greg and Marissa Frankenfield, along with Artistic Director, R. Kent Knutson) announce that due to popular demand it will extend its run of Million Dollar Quartet by four weeks, now playing through February 18, 2017.  Ticket sales start at $29 and are on sale through the Old Log Theatre box office at 952-474-5951 and online at www.oldlog.com.    (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland, and HELLO, DOLLY! in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Head to Charming Excelsior for a Nostalgic and Musically Thrilling MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Old Log TheatreBWW Review: Head to Charming Excelsior for a Nostalgic and Musically Thrilling MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Old Log Theatre
by Jill Schafer - Aug 4, 2016

Carl Perkins, 'the king of rockabilly.' Jerry Lee Lewis, 'rock and roll's first great wild man.' Johnny Cash, 'one of the best-selling musicians of all time.' Elvis Presley, simply 'the king.' In 1956, these four men were in their 20s and at the early stages of their influential and prolific careers. They came together for one night at Sun Records in Memphis for a jam session, which was recorded and released as the 'Million Dollar Quartet.' So of course, this story had to be made into a musical. Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux did just that; the musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened on Broadway in 2010. It only ran for a year, but found success on tour and regionally, as such crowd-pleasing jukebox musicals do. Despite a fairly thin book, it's a great show, precisely because we all know and love these songs and these singers. Even if we weren't alive in 1956, these four artists and their music are an integral part of our musical heritage. The Old Log Theatre recently opened a long run of the show with a fantastic cast that's definitely worth the drive out to charming lake town of Excelsior in the Western Metro. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Tonight, May 1, 2016Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Tonight, May 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on QUANTICO, airing on ABC tonight, May 1, 2016! (more...)

Old Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETOld Log Theatre to Present MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

?Old Log Theatre will be rockin' with the untold story of four rock 'n' roll pioneers and how they came together for one magical night, as the smash hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET makes its professional theatre debut in the Twin Cities. (more...)

Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Sunday, May 1, 2016Scoop: QUANTICO on ABC - Sunday, May 1, 2016
by - Apr 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on QUANTICO, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 1, 2016! (more...)

Skycure Kicks off 2016 With Significant Company and Product Growth Skycure Kicks off 2016 With Significant Company and Product Growth
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

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ACTT Grads to Display Work in 6 New Plays This SpringACTT Grads to Display Work in 6 New Plays This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

This Spring, an unprecedented number of students graduating from The Actors College of Theatre & Television (ACTT) with Advanced Diplomas in acting will bring their hard work and commitment to the fore across a series of 6 diverse plays, staged in two flourishing Sydney theatres - Belvoir Theatre and the Bondi Pavilion. (more...)

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