Extras & Talk-Backs

Join the Twin Cities art discussion

Join us one hour prior to the curtain of our World Music & Dance and Wednesday Musical Theatrer Series performances, and enjoy our lively and popular ORDWAY EXTRAS. These lecture demonstrations are led by arts and cultural experts and practitioners. Here, patrons are encouraged to ask questions and are able to gain a bit of insight and knowledge about our Twin Cities arts scene and visiting performers. Held in the spacious and comfortable Marzitelli Foyer, these captivating exchanges provide a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a great performance!

Free admission for those who purchase tickets to the evening’s performance.

Ordway Pre-Show Extras

Musical Theater Series

Prior to all Wednesday night Musical Theater Series performances, join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the issues that intersect with the production’s social relevance. These 30 minute “happenings” may delve into a show’s historical background and significance; let you in on some of the technical wizardry that makes our productions so spectacular; explore a show's social issues and themes; or all of the above.  You may experience a mini-concert, discussion, or lecture, and you will certainly gain an enhanced Ordway experience!

World Music & Dance Series

Prior to each World Music & Dance Series performance, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about that evening’s performance genre(s) and topics through lecture, dialogue, and demonstration of a particular art form. The Ordway Extra presenters are primarily Twin Cities-based and have expertise on the evening’s topics, connecting the touring performance to the local art scene. The intention of the Extra is not only to educate audiences, but also to engage and recognize local scholars and artists whose work parallels that of the invited national and international performances.

View previously recorded Ordway Extras in the video gallery >  

Ordway Post-Show "Talk-Backs"

After the Wednesday night Musical Theater Series performance and each dance performance, audiences are invited to join members of the show’s cast, creative team, and dance company members in the Marzitelli Foyer for a 20 minute Q & A “Talk-Back”.

Post-Show Parties

After all the Musical Theater Series and World Music & Dance Series performances, the Marzitelli Foyer Bar will remain open.  Stay for an opportunity to meet members of the show’s cast, creative team, musical guests and dance company members.

Upcoming Ordway Extras & Talk-Backs

MARTHA REDBONE EXTRA

Saturday, October 8, 2016
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

MARTHA REDBONE
AFTER PARTY

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

STEP AFRIKA! EXTRA

Saturday, October 29, 2016
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

STEP AFRIKA! TALKBACK

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

WHITE CHRISTMAS EXTRA

Piano by Lori Dokken
Pre-show & Intermission

SOMI EXTRA

Friday, January 27, 2017
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

SOMI AFTER PARTY

Friday, January 27, 2017
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH EXTRA

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH TALKBACK

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

 

OYATE OKODAKICIYAPI EXTRA

Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

OYATE OKODAKICIYAPI
TALKBACK

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

WEST SIDE STORY EXTRA

Wednesday, Apr 5 & 12, 2017
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

WEST SIDE STORY TALKBACK

Wednesday, Apr 5 & 12, 2017
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

LAS CAFETERAS EXTRA

Thursday, March 23, 2017 
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

LAS CAFETERAS
AFTER PARTY

Thursday, March 23, 2017 
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

INDIGENOUS EXTRA

Saturday, April 21, 2017 
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

INDIGENOUS
AFTER PARTY

Saturday, April 21, 2017 
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

TU DANCE EXTRA

Saturday, April 29, 2017 
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

TU DANCE TALKBACK

Saturday, April 29, 2017 
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS EXTRA

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017
6:30pm | Marzitelli Foyer

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS TALKBACK

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017
Post-show | Marzitelli Foyer