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.
England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.
Cameron Mackintosh presents Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this Les Miserables "splendidly reworked, thrilling and unforgettable. An unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful." The Chicago Tribune says this Les Miserables is a "grand theatrical sweep for a new generation of fans." Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
Back by popular demand, Entertainment Weekly calls Wicked "the best musical of the decade" and when it played Minneapolis it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Wicked is the winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One-born with emerald green skin-is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete, and completely satisfying, new musical in a long time"
Miss Saigon follows the love story between a young girl, Kim, and an American GI, Chris. Years after leaving Vietnam, Chris discovers his war bride Kim is still alive and is now raising his son. He returns to Saigon to find her, but with the Viet Cong closing in on the city and other ties at home binding him, Chris is forced to make some large decisions before leaving Vietnam again.
We Will Rock You features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multiaward-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score including "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You." It's the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don't miss the party!
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical holiday treat for the family.
Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will make its premiere in Minneapolis as part of a brand new US National Tour. Hailed as "stunning, intense and spectacular" by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Bjornson, a new staging by Laurence Connor - director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall - and new choreography by Scott Ambler. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.
Coming on the heels of our popular and critically acclaimed production of Aida, Broadway Re-Imagined returns to the Pantages Theatre with a dynamic and provocative staging of Kander & Ebb's groundbreaking musical, Cabaret. Produced by Theater Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust, Broadway Re-Imagined taps the strengths of both organizations and Twin Cities' talent to create innovative stagings of the musicals you know and love. Classic songs like "Willkommen," "Maybe This Time," "Money" and, of course, "Cabaret" take you inside the heart of 1930s Berlin to experience the freespirited decadence and heartbreaking desire that is CABARET!
Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical returns at last! Eva Peron used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world - while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Everyone has fallen in love with the music, the story and the characters that make Mamma Mia! Broadway's ultimate feel-good show and the most successful movie musical of all time. Now it's your turn to fall for this smash hit that combines the magic of ABBA with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. To date, over 50 million people have had the time of their life at Mamma Mia! - one of Broadway's biggest hits. Whether it's your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!
Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," this musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. The most Tony-Award nominated new American play, Entertainment Weekly calls Peter and the Starcatcher, "an absurdly funny fantastical journey."
Praised by the New Yorker as, "A great achievement!" and hailed by the Associated Press as "a gorgeous version of the Gershwin masterpiece," the classic story of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess is set in Charleston's fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past, and the only one who can rescue her is the crippled but courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sportin' Life, Porgy and Bess' relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater's most exhilarating love stories.
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights...but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams...not living in fear...and the power of music to connect all of us.
Sister Act is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "ridiculously fun," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice!
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. The New York Times calls it "Impossible to resist!"
Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie Ghost in a brand-new Broadway musical. Ghost The Musical breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical's tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages.