Extras & Talkbacks

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 Target Atrium, 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 >

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 Target Atrium for a 20 minute Q & A “Talk-Back”.

Post-Show Parties

After all the Musical Theater Series and World Music & Dance Series performances, the Target Atrium 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

  • All Extras & Talk-Backs take place in Target Atrium, 2nd floor of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Extras start at 6:30 PM
  • Talk-Backs & After Parties are post-show

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

Extra & Talkback

Oyate Okodakiciyapi

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Four dancers Oyate
Extra & Talkback

West Side Story

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

West Side Story logo
Extra & After Party

Las Cafeteras

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Las Cafeteras
Extra & After Party

Indigenous

Saturday, April 21, 2017

Indigenous
Extra & Talkback

TU Dance

Saturday, April 29, 2017

TU Dance
Extra & Talkback

An American in Paris

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

An American in Paris