Thursday, March 26, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Ordway Education Award winners

Thomas Gale, Ordway Education Advisor, presents the 2015 Community Commitment Award to Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, Managing Director of TU Dance.
On Tuesday, March 24th, more than 150 people joined Ordway Education for the 10th Annual Liaison Appreciation Event including a reception in Jackson Room at Travelers and the performance of The Illusionists at the Ordway.

During the event the Ordway Education Advisors also presented the 2015 Education Awards, created to honor the contributions of individuals and institutions that have furthered the mission of Education and Community Engagement Programs at the Ordway. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Flint Hills Resources - Philanthropy

Joe Spencer, Director of Arts and Culture, City of St. Paul - Vision

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, Managing Director of TU Dance - Community Commitment

Kristine Peterson, Saint Paul Public Schools Arts and Administration - Education Service

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Ordway Musical Theater Camps

Triple Threat Training
Musical Theater Intensive | Grades 9-12
August 3-7 | Tuition $450*
  • An intensive professional musical theater training program designed for motivated young artists
  • Learn from a team of experienced professionals, instructors, and guest artists
  • Hone your vocal, stage, and dance techniques in a professional atmosphere
  • Build your skill set for auditioning, knowledge of musical theater history, and character development
  • Applicants must complete a registration form, prepare a one-minute monologue, 32 bars of an upbeat musical theater song, and a short dance combination of 4 counts of 8. 
  • Email a complete registration form and a or link to your audition video to
  • Video auditions will be accepted through March 31, 2015.
Rising Star (NEW!)
Musical Theater Camp | Grades 5-8
August 10-14 | Tuition $450*
  • All ability levels welcome
  • Explore the elements of musical theater with instructors and guest artists
  • Develop and refine skills for acting, singing, and dancing
  • Learn excerpts, songs, and choreography from Broadway's greatest musicals
  • No auditions necessary
Register by calling 651.282.3115. Registration will be accepted

*A limited number of scholarships will be offered based on financial need.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Rock the Ordway: Family Day

Rock the Ordway this month with an unprecedented mix of eclectic artists and performances specifically chosen to shake things up while also showcasing the state-of-the-art acoustics and intimacy of the new Concert Hall.

Looking for a way to introduce your kids to the magic of live music? This day has it all! From 9-12, toddlers, Pre-K, and grade school kids will love the kids music in the Concert Hall featuring The Bazillions, storytelling in the Drake Room and the instrument petting zoo in the lobby. They'll also enjoy take-away art projects, Flamenco dance lessons and face painting. From 12-2 tweens will rock to the music of the Bad Bad Hats, and learn to hip-hop dance with House of Dance Twin Cities. There will be plenty of food and beverages throughout the day. Family fun for everyone! Ordway Concert Hall, Drake Room, Marzitelli Foyer.
Rock the Ordway by attending Family Day, Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9am-2pm. This event is free to attend. For more information, please click here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Master Class with Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies with Insterments
Presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Hosted by The Center for Irish Music
Wednesday, March 18

Minnesota Original shared this great blog post highlighting some fantastic Minnesota Based artists in honor of Women's History Month. Women's history month calls attention to the contributions made by women to historical events and contemporary society.

The Ordway is proud to highlight the contributions that these women have made in the world of traditional Irish music. Come join our master class as we honor and learn from these outstanding ladies.

$10 per person, or $5 per person for Cherish the Ladies ticket holders
Call to register : 651.224.4222

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” -- Maya Angelou