Minneapolis

Roaring with the AGAPE kids in Minneapolis

February 7, 2012

Mondays are The Lion King’s “dark” days, our one valuable day off each week. I spent my past Monday taking some wonderful kids to the zoo — but in my version of the zoo, they were the animals! My castmate Rashada Dawan, who plays Shenzi, asked Syndee Winters (Nala) and myself to work with the [...]

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At Nye’s Polonaise, some things never change

January 31, 2012

It’s rare to find a place like Nye’s Polonaise — a place where nothing has changed in FIFTY YEARS!  Literally. I’ve got a penchant for all things “oldie-timey,” and when I heard that this Minneapolis institution was frozen in time, I had to go.  And so Nick Cordileone (aka Timon in the Lion King), his [...]

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Bar La Grassa, well worth the walk

January 25, 2012

My foodie companion Ang and our boy Max are hanging with her family in Northern California until we reunite next month, when Lion King docks in Richmond, Virginia. So I’m left to explore the Minneapolis scene on my own. Where to go next? Another recommendation! This one from Patrick, the friendly bartender at The Local.  [...]

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2 Gingers and headcheese at The Local

January 20, 2012

It’s about -4° here in Minneapolis, and after my first full week of The Lion King tour, all I have to say is: thank you, Josh Landay! Josh is a dear friend from The Lion King in Las Vegas.  He’s a Lion King tour veteran, and his recommendation of The Local, a proper Irish whiskey [...]

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