Ordway announces 2013-14 season

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts’ upcoming season features a wide variety of performers, including some familiar big names.

Among the more familiar productions are Miss Saigon, The Wizard of Oz, Porgy and Bess, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the return of Las Vegas denizens Blue Man Group.

In addition, the Ordway will host a number of dance companies, from locally based TU Dance to Rennie Harris’ hip hop inspired Puremovement. Oakland-based Axis Dance Company will perform its “physically integrated dance,” a collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities.

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AXIS

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The Ordway will also present its “Broadway Songbook Series.” The series offers an intimate look into classic Broadway tunes, with performances by some of the Twin Cities’ finest talent.

In May, cheerleaders take center stage with the musical Bring It On, inspired by the movie of the same name.

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Bring It On

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Ordway will be a stop on the tours of several musicians in the coming season, including modern spiritual writers Lizz Wright and Raul Midón. West Africa and the Middle East meet in Yemen Blues, while Maria de Barros takes audiences back to her Cape Verde roots.

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Yemen Blues

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Here’s the full season:

Miss Saigon

Oct. 8 – 13, 2013

Broadway Songbook Series: Musicals of the 1950s

Oct. 17 – 20, 2013

Lizz Wright & Raul Midón

Oct. 25, 2013

Yemen Blues

Oct. 27, 2013

The Wizard of Oz

Dec. 4 – 29, 2013

Broadway Songbook Series: George Gershwin

Jan. 3 – 5, 2014

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM)

Feb. 7, 2014

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb. 9, 2014

Maria de Barros

Feb. 19, 2014

Axis Dance Company

March 21, 2014

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

March 25 – 30, 2014

2014 Special Event – Blue Man Group

April 29 – May 4, 2014

Tu Dance

May 10, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical

May 13 – 18, 2014

Broadway Songbook Series: Comden and Green

June 13 – 15, 2014