Broadway Is Back At The Ordway!

Photo courtesy of the Ordway
Photo courtesy of the Ordway

Photo courtesy of the Ordway


I can’t express how excited I was when I received this press release that was titled “The wait is over: Broadway at the Ordway is back.” It’s the moment I’ve been waiting for. The moment when I realize I safely step back into a theatre. The Ordway announced the four big musicals that would be returning for their triumphant return as we begin filling the performing arts spaces once again. Note that this is specifically their Broadway @ the Ordway series, so be sure to follow their social media accounts to get more updates on future events, concerts and performances.  I am both thrilled, honored and giddy about writing this piece so I can tell you all about the 2021 – 2022 Ordway season.

Fiddler on the Roof
Nov. 30 – Dec. 12, 2021

An absolute classic and perfect show to bring the whole family to and just in time for the holiday season. This fresh, authentic version of one of the most popular musicals to ever hit Broadway is a masterpiece that introduces a new generation of theatre lovers to this incredible story. I saw it the last time it toured for the first time and fell in love with the story and music. A powerful story about family, marriage and featuring classics like “Tradition,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” are sure to be crowd favorites.

 

Photo courtesy of the Ordway

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Dec. 28, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022

Originally slated to be here before the pandemic, the musical based on the disco diva, Donna Summer had to cancel and reschedule their tour. Thankfully, Minnesotans will still be able to dance in their seats to a musical about this legendary icon with songs like “Hot Stuff,” “She Works Hard For The Money” and “Last Dance.” If you’re a fan of Donna Summer, or even disco music, this will be a perfect way to ring in the new year.

 

Photo courtesy of the Ordway

An Officer and A Gentleman
January 20 – 23, 2022

This uplifting new musical stage adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning film is overflowing with 1980s hits, including “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” “Something To Talk About,” “Higher Love” and the Grammy Award-winning song, “Up Where We Belong.” To be frank, I had no idea there even was a musical in the works, so this was a pleasant surprise when I found out. A movie night in the future is a definite must before seeing this!

 

Photo courtesy of the Ordway

Waitress
March 8 – 13, 2022

Next to Summer, this is a close second for shows I’m most excited for. I remember seeing it when it came around last and the music, from singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, is absolutely stunning. With songs like “When He Sees Me,” “Opening Up” and “She Used to Be Mine,” this musical is full of heart, both heartwarming and heartbreaking. It’s centered around a hardworking woman who is facing a life crisis while also finding solace in baking pies.

 

According to the press release, the Ordway said that, while reopening their doors is a beginning, health and safety is their top priority. That is why the Ordway also said that they will continue to follow the latest public safety guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health. Ordway staff will wear masks indoors while guests will be encouraged but not required to do the same. For more information, visit Ordway.org/reopening.

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