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Grand Forks native now works on the cast of “I Love Lucy on Stage”

November 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Growing up, Ashley Braxton of Grand Forks was a fixture in the local theater scene, now she has her Actors Equity card and is in Chicago working with the cast of “I Love Lucy on Stage” Continue Reading

‘DAMN YANKEES’: Oh, the crazy things we do for teams we love

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A really avid sports fan will do just about anything for his team. In the musical “Damn Yankees,” devoted Washington Senators’ fan Joe sells his soul to the devil for a chance to lead his hapless team to a pennant over the New York Yankees. Continue Reading

REVIEW: Dark, brooding, ‘Assassins’ is worth seeing

November 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The title of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Assassins” tells you most of what you need to know about this dark and brooding and sometimes very funny show, now on stage at UND Burtness Theatre. Continue Reading

IF YOU GO: ‘ASSASSINS’

November 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If you go
- What: “Assassins,” a musical by Stephen Sondheim.
- When and where: 7:30 tonight through Saturday, UND Burtness Theatre, Grand Forks. Continue Reading

REVIEW: Buy, don’t ‘Rent’ tickets to this Crimson Creek show

August 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the musical “Rent,” almost every word of the plot is sung, not spoken, and almost every song is a funny, soaring, thoughtful, sassy expression of people trying to make their marginal lives succeed in a world that cares little for their survival. Continue Reading

Curses! Why so much profanity on Broadway?

May 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

This paper ran a letter from a reader recently that took me by surprise.
A woman wrote that she enjoys the theater very much, but “there is too much profanity in current shows.” Continue Reading

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Lamb: Teens and ‘Tommy’ in Moorhead

November 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Now appearing at Moorhead High School: a bully, a drunken child molester, a drug-pushing prostitute and the most melodic deaf, dumb and blind kid you’ve ever seen. Continue Reading

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Oh, ‘Mamma Mia!’: Musical finds comedy in ‘gutting’ songs of ABBA

November 7, 2010 in INFORUM

It’s really no surprise that the hit music of ABBA was transferred into the backbone of a massively popular musical. Continue Reading

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Trollwood takes on comical patter of Cole Porter classic

July 10, 2010 in INFORUM

When the Trollwood Performing Arts School opens Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, it won’t be trying to make a bold statement about the human condition. Continue Reading