Single tickets for all Ordway Center for the Performing Arts events go on sale to the general public Sunday, June 24. Tickets can be purchased online at ordway.org starting at 12:01 a.m. CT and the Ordway ticket office will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CT for purchases in person or by phone at 651.224.4222.
The Ordway calendar of events is overflowing with personality and colorful characters including rock music legend, Buddy Holly; a gifted ballet dancer; a vaudeville-dreaming inmate and a jolly elf. Artists hail from all around the globe, from Minnesota to New Zealand. Titles include “Chicago” featuring John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn, “Anything Goes,” this holiday’s hit show “Elf The Broadway Musical,” Lila Downs, Poncho Sanchez and Pilobolus.
“Bringing joy to our community through the best theater, world music and dance events available today is the Ordway’s mission, and this season delivers on that promise,” says Patricia A. Mitchell, Ordway’s president and CEO.
Single tickets for the Ordway’s performance season start at $35 for Theater Season shows and $26 for Target World Music and Dance Series, Broadway Songbook Series and “Sing-a-long Sound of Music” performances.
2012-2013 ORDWAY THEATER SEASON
AUG 7-12, 2012
The funniest songs, the hottest dancing, the sexiest cast and the greatest story on Broadway—no wonder “Chicago” has been honored with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations. Come on babe! Don’t you deserve a sure thing?
BROADWAY SONGBOOK SERIES
Rodgers & Hammerstein & HART SEPT 21-30, 2012
Stephen Sondheim JAN 18-27, 2013
Cole Porter APR 19-28, 2013
The popular concert series returns, exploring the lives and works of Broadway’s most celebrated composers and lyricists. Some of the Twin Cities’ best singers and musicians perform. An Ordway production.
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
OCT 9-14, 2012
Winner of 10 2009 Tony Awards, “Billy Elliot The Musical” is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. The story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.
ELF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
DEC 5-30, 2012
One of the most beloved Hollywood holiday movie hits of the past decade is born again—live on stage! “Elf The Broadway Musical” is an original musical that brings to life the heartwarming and hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who mistakenly believes he’s one of Santa’s elves. “Elf The Broadway Musical” is the one present everyone wants this holiday season.
MAY 7-12, 2013
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” is the winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography!
SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Simply one of your favorite things returns to the Ordway! This screening of the timeless and classic Julie Andrews film in glorious, full-screen Technicolor will make you sing “Do-Re-Mi” to the top of the hills. Interactive fun included.
BUDDY - THE Buddy Holly STORY
JUNE 18-23, 2013
The smash hit returns to the Ordway! “Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story” tells the tale of the three years in which Holly became the world’s top recording artist before dying tragically in a plane crash. The foot-stomping, heart-pounding show features more than 20 of Holly’s greatest hits.
2012-2013 ORDWAY TARGET® WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE SERIES
LILA DOWNS RANCHERA MUSIC & JAZZ
WED, OCT 17, 2012
Minnesota-raised Mexican artist Lila Downs fuses traditional ranchera sounds with blues, jazz and soul in her soaring voice.