'FELA!' tops 2011-2012 Ordway season

The Broadway cast of 'FELA!'
The Broadway cast of 'FELA!'
Photo courtesy the Ordway

Two of the hottest shows from the 2010 Broadway season are on their way to the Ordway, but you are going to have to wait a year (or more) to see them.

The St. Paul facility announced its 2011-2012 season last night. The theater lineup is topped off by touring productions of FELA! and Memphis, which combined won seven Tony Awards last year. Other shows announced for the upcoming season include an original production of Cinderella, the brand-new Blind Date, Frank Sinatra jukebox Come Fly Away, and the self-explanatory Addams Family.

Other pieces for the season feature the new Broadway Songbook, which will highlight different composers and styles throughout the year; the annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival; and, for two nights only, the epic sing-a-long film version of the Sound of Music. The dance series features a number of guest artists and a return of popular local troupe, Ballet of the Dolls.

The 2011-2012 Theater Season:

Come Fly Away, Oct. 11-16

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, Dec. 13-Jan. 1

Blind Date, Feb. 22-April 1, 2012

Memphis, March 13-25, 2012

The Addams Family, May 8-20, 2012

FELA! June 12-17, 2012

2011-2012 Target World Music and Dance Series:

Luna Negra Dance Theater, Oct. 25

Ely Guerra, Oct. 28

Vox Lumiere -- The Phantom of the Opera, Oct. 30

Still Black, Still Proud : An African Tribute to James Brown, Nov. 22

Ronald K. Brown Evidence, A Dance Company, Jan. 15

Playing for Change, Feb. 12

Ballet of the Dolls, May 4, 2012

2011-2012 Additional Events

Sing-a-long Sound of Music, Oct. 21 and 22

2012 Flint Hills International Children's Festival
Family Weekend: June 2-3, 2012 For further information, visit the Ordway online.


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