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Regional Reviews: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Theatre Schedule for Minneapolis - St. Paul


Actors Theater of Minnesota | Artistry | Brave New Workshop Theatre | Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater | Chameleon Theatre Circle | Chanhassen Dinner Theaters | Children's Theatre Company | Commonweal Theatre Company | DalekoArts | Dark & Stormy Productions | Frank Theatre | Great River Shakespeare Festival | Gremlin Theatre | The Guthrie Theater | History Theater | Illusion Theater | In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre | Interact Theater | Jungle Theater | Lakeshore Players Theatre | Lyric Arts Main Street Stage | Mill City Summer Opera | Minneapolis Musical Theatre | Minnesota Fringe Festival | Minnesota Jewish Theater Company | Minnesota Opera | Mixed Blood Theatre | Nimbus Theatre | Old Log Theatre | Open Eye Theatre | Ordway Center for the Performing Arts | Orpheum Theatre | Pangea World Theater | Park Square Theatre | Penumbra Theatre | The Phipps Center for the Arts | Pillsbury House Theatre | Red Eye Theater | Saint Croix Festival Theatre | Southern Theater | Stages Theater Company | Steppingstone Theater | Ten Thousand Things Theater Company | Theater Latté Da | Theater Mu | Theatre Coup D'Etat | Theatre Elision | Theatre Pro Rata | Theatre in the Round Players | Theatre Unbound | Twenty Percent Theatre | Umbrella Collective | Uprising Theatre Company | Yellow Tree Theatre | Youth Performance Company |


Actors Theater of Minnesota
Performances at Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar, 460 N. Robert St., St. Paul
651-290-2290

Check website for most current performance schedule.


Artistry
Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington MN
952-563-8575

Footloose
July 19, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Our Town
September 6, 2019 - September 29, 2019

A New Brain
October 18, 2019 - November 9, 2019

The Bridges of Madison County
January 46, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Mame
April 17, 2020 - May 10, 2020


Brave New Workshop Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN
612-332-6620

Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War
June 20, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide
November 7, 2019 - January 4, 2020


Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN
612-332-6620

Check website for most current performance schedule.


Chameleon Theatre Circle
12600 Nicollet Ave. South, Burnsville MN
952-232-0814
Performances at Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington MN

Jacob Marley's Christmas
November 30, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Vanishing Point
March 6, 2020 - March 22, 2020


Chanhassen Dinner Theaters
501 W. 78th Street, Chanhassen MN
952-934-1525

Mamma Mia!
March 1, 2019 - February 22, 2020

The Music Man
February 28, 2020 - September 5, 2020


Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN
612-874-0400

Circus Abyssinia
September 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019
United Health Group Stage
All Ages

Snow White
September 29, 2019 - December 85, 2019
Cargill Stage
Ages 5 and up

Cinderella
November 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020
United Health Group Stage
All ages

Three Little Birds
January 19, 2020 - March 1, 2020
United Health Group Stage
Ages 5 and up

Spamtown, USA
February 16, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Cargill Stage
Ages 9 and up

The Rainbow Fish
World premiere
March 10, 2020 - April 5, 2020
United Health Group Theater
All Ages

Annie
April 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020
United Health Group Stage
All ages


Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro, MN
800-657-7025

Holmes and Watson
April 5, 2019 - July 6, 2019

Boeing Boeing
May 10, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Peter and the Starcatcher
July 12, 2019 - October 26, 2019

On the Verge
September 6, 2019 - November 10. 2019

Sanders Family Christmas
November 15, 2019 - December 22, 2019


DalekoArts
The Prague Theater, 110 East Main Street, New Prague, MN
952-314-9077

Ghost Tour
A DalekoArts Original Walking Tour
August 28, 2019 - October 12, 2019

Adventures in Mating: The Holiday Edition
November 29, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Ada and the Engine
February 14, 2020 - March 1, 2020

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
April 17, 2020 - May 10, 2020


Dark & Stormy Productions
77 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
612-401-4506

The Norwegians
December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2019


Frank Theatre
3156 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN
612-724-3760

Escaped Alone & Here We Go
Two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill
September 6, 2019 - September 29, 2019
At the Gremlin Theatre

The Convert
February 21, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Gremlin Theater


Great River Shakespeare Festival
79 East 3rd Street, Winona, MN
507-474-7900

2020 Plays will run in rotation June 20, 2020, through August 2, 2020
Check GRSF.org for specific performance schedule

The Taming of the Shrew
Mainstage

The Tempest
Mainstage

Great Expectations
Mainstage

Every Brilliant Thing
Black box theater


Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN
1-888-71-TICKETS

Journey's End
October 17, 2019 - November 10, 2019

TBA
January 3, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Amadeus
April 7, 2020 - May 10, 2020


The Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis MN
612-225-6238

The Glass Menagerie
September 14, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Zafira and the Resistance
Presented by New Arab American Theatre Works
October 11, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Dowling Studio

Steel Magnolias
October 26, 2019 - December 15, 2019
McGuire Proscenium Stage

Fast Company
Presented by Theater Mu
November 8, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Dowling Studio

A Christmas Carol
November 12, 2019 - December 29, 2019
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Noura
January 11, 2020 - February 16, 2020
McGuire Proscenium Stage

Grey Rock
January 23, 2020 - January 26, 20020
Dowling Studio
Remote Theater Project

Jogging
January 29, 2020 - February 2, 2020
Dowling Studio
Presented in Arabic with English subtitles

Twelfth Night
February 8, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Wurtele Thrust Stage

The Bacchae
A production of SITI Company
February 29, 2020 - April 5, 2020
McGuire Proscenium Stage

CENTERPLAY
March 20 17, 2020 - March 23, 2020
Dowling Studio

Emma
April 11, 2020 - May 32, 2020
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Destiny of Desire
May 30, 2020 - July 11, 2020
McGuire Proscenium Stage

Cabaret
June 20, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Sweat
July 25, 2020 - August 29, 2020
McGuire Proscenium Stage


History Theater
30 E. 10th Street, St. Paul MN
651-292-4323

Glensheen
Return Engagement
July 10, 2019 - August 4, 20219

Gloria: A Life
September 26, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall
Return Engagement
November 17, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Raw Stages - New Works Festival
January 2020

Superman Becomes Lois Lane
World premiere
February 8, 2020 - March 1, 2020

The Legacy of Redlining: Two Plays in Repertory
Not for Sale
World premiere
March 21, 2020 - April 12, 2020
Not in Our Neighborhood
March 25, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Runestone! A Rock Musical
World premiere
May 2, 2020 - May 31, 2020


Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 704, Minneapolis MN
612-339-4944

Before You Were Alive
World premiere
October 11, 2019 - November 2, 2019


Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis MN
612-822-7063

Ride the Cyclone
September 11, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Christmas at Pemberley:
Miss Bennet
The Wickhams
Two plays in repertory
November 18, 2019 - December 29, 2019

A Doll's House, Part 2
January 15, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Redwood
March 11, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Mary Jane
May 2, 2020 - May 32, 2020

Cambodian Rock Band
A co-production with Theater Mu
June 24, 2020 - August 2, 2020


Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Avenue, White Bear Lake MN
651-429-5674

Gypsy
September 6, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Miracle on 34th Street
November 22, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Seussical Jr.
January 3, 2020 - January 11, 2020

Snow Queen
January 24, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Around the World in Eighty Days
January 31, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Wait Until Dark
March 6, 2020 - March 21, 2020

Pinocchio
March 27, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Producers
April 17, 2020 - May 17, 2020

14th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival
May 29, 2020 - June 7, 2020


Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 East Main Street, Anoka MN
952-934-1525

Legally Blonde
July 12, 2020 - August 4, 2020

Bright Star
September 6, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Proof
October 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol
November 22, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Bloomsday
January 1o, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Flora and Ulysses
February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
March 13, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Other Place
April 24, 2020 - May 10, 2020

The Foreigner
May 29, 2020 - June 21, 2020

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
July 10, 2020 - August 9, 2020


Mill City Summer Opera
Mill City Museum, 704 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN
612-875-5544

TBA


Minneapolis Musical Theatre
612-455-9501

Night of the Living Dead
October 4, 2019 - October 27, 2019 At Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Daddy Long Legs
February 7, 2020 - February 29, 2020
At James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul

Lizzie
March 27, 2020 - April 19, 2020
At the TEK Box at the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis


Minnesota Fringe Festival

TBA


Minnesota Jewish Theater Company
Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul MN
651-647-4315

The Mikveh Monologues
August 21, 2019 - August 25, 2019
Each performance at a different location, check MJTC's website

O my God!
October 26, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky
December 6, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Significant Other
February 15, 2020 - March 8, 2020

The People's Violin
April 25, 2020 - May 17, 2020


Minnesota Opera
Performances are Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul MN
612-333-6669

Elektra
October 5, 2019 - October 13, 2019

The Barber of Seville
November 9, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Flight
January 28, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Edward Tulane
World premiere
March 21, 2020 - March 28, 2020

The Last Ship
April 8, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Don Giovanni
May 2, 2020 - May 12, 2020


Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South Fourth St, Minneapolis MN
612-338-6131

Hot Asian Doctor Husband
Co-production with Theater Mu
August 16, 2019 - September 1, 20219

The Song of Summer
November 1, 2019 - November 24, 2019

The Viking and the Gazelle
Waterfront Productions
November 29, 2019 - December 15, 1019

Interstate
World premiere
March 6, 2020 - March 29, 2020


Nimbus Theatre
2303 Kennedy Street Northeast, Minneapolis
612-548-1380

Alone in the Woods for Forty Years
World premiere
November 8, 2019 - November 24, 2019


Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood
952-474-5951

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
June 18, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Five Presidents
June 21, 2019 - October 5, 2019

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
October 18, 2019 - February 15, 2020

The Emperor's New Clothes
November 12, 2019 - December 31, 2019


Open Eye Theatre
506 East 24th Street, Minneapolis MN
612-874-6338

When the Shark Bites: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill
Created and performed by Chronofon
August 8, 2019 - August 18, 2019

How to Avoid Burnout in 73 Minutes (A Minimally Invasive Musical Procedure)
September 5, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Full Moon Puppet Show
September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019

The Holiday Pageant
December 6, 2019 - December 22, 2019

How the Wild West Was Spun
January 23, 2020 - January 26, 2020

The Red Shoes
March 13, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Full Moon Puppet Show
April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Sweet Songs & Flying Objects
June and July 2020, dates TBA


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, St. Paul
651-224-4222

Forty Second Street
July 23, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Smokey Joe's Cafe
September 10, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Six
November 29, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Once on This Island
February 4, 2020 - February 9, 2020

The Color Purple
March 31, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Last Ship
April 8, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Groundhog Day
July 21, 2020 - August 9, 2020


Orpheum Theatre: Broadway on Hennepin Series
910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
1-800-859-7469

Fiddler on the Roof
July 30, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Rent
August 14, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Mean Girls
October 1, 2019 - October 13, 2019

The Phantom of the Opera
November 20, 2019 - December 1, 2019

The Band's Visit
December 10, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar
January 21, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Blue Man Group
February 4, 2020 - February 9, 2020

My Fair Lady
March 3, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Anastasia
March 24, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Frozen
May 13, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Summer
July 14, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Come From Away
August 11, 2020 - August 16, 2020


Pangea World Theater
612-203-1088

TBA


Park Square Theatre
408 St. Peter St., St. Paul
651-291-7005

Aubergine
September 20, 2019 - October 20, 2019
Andy Boss Thrust Stage

The Rocky Horror Show
September 27, 2019 - November 2, 2019
Proscenium Stage

Paige in Full
October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Andy Boss Thrust Stage

Pride and Prejudice
November 15 2019 - December 22, 2019
Proscenium Stage

Face to Face: Our Hmong Community
March 5, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Andy Boss Thrust Stage

Holmes and Watson
June 12, 2020 - July 26, 2020
Proscenium Stage

Marie and Rosetta
June 19, 2020 - August 2, 2020
Andy Boss Thrust Stage


Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street, St. Paul
612-224-3180

Pipeline
October 3, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Black Nativity
November 21, 2019 - December 22, 2019

The White Card
February 6, 2020 - March 1, 2020

How Black Mothers Say I Love You
April 23, 2020 - May 17, 2020


The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin
715-386-8409

The Snow White Variety Show - Phipps Children's Theater
July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019

The Snow Queen August 1, 2019 - August 4, 2019
Phipps Children's Theater

Population 485
September 13, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Singin' in the Rain
October 25, 2019 - November 17 2019

A Shayna Maidel (A Pretty Girl)
January 17, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
February 14, 2020 - March 1, 2020
Phipps Children's Theater

Busybody
April 3, 2020 - April 19, 2020


Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis MN
612-825-0459

Jimmy and Lorraine: A Musing
September 18, 2019 - October 14, 2019


Saint Croix Festival Theatre
125 N. Washington Street, St. Croix Falls, WI
715-483-3387

Fools
July 13, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Crimes of the Heart
August 10, 2019 - August 25, 2019

The Diary of Anne Frank
October 5, 2019 - October 26, 2019

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
November 22, 2019 - December 22, 2019


Southern Theater
1420 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis
612-340-0155

TBA


Stages Theater Company
1111 Main Street, Hopkins MN
952-979-1111

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach
September 20, 2019 - October 10, 2019
All ages

Spookley the Square Pumpkin
September 27, 2019 - October 27, 2019
All Ages

Elf the Musical, Jr.
November 22, 2019 - December 28, 2019
All ages

The Dot
World premiere
January 17, 2020 - February 17, 2020
All ages

Iron Hearted Violet
World premiere
March 6, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Ages 7 and up

The Day You Begin
World premiere
April 17, 2020 - May 17, 2020
All ages

A Different Pond
World premiere
April 264 2020 - May 23, 2020
Ages 5 and up

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
June 19, 2020 - August 2, 2020
All ages

All the World - Theater for the Very Young
August 5, 2019 - August 23, 2020
Ages 0 to 5 years


Steppingstone Theater
55 Victoria Street N., St. Paul MN
651-225-9625

Junie B. Jones: the Musical
June 26, 2019 - July 18, 2019
Ages 5 and up

Nate the Great: the Musical
September 27, 2019 - October 13, 2019
Ages 4 and up

Annie, Jr.
November 22, 2019 - December 22, 2019
All ages

The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas
World premiere
February 6, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Ages 8 and up

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
June 18, 2020 - July 12, 2020
Ages 3 and up


Ten Thousand Things Theater Company
Performances at varied locations in the Twin Cities, check website for details
612-203-9502

The Winter's Tale
October 3, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Thunder Knocking at the Door
February 20, 2020 - April 5, 2020

The Hatmaker's Wife
April 23, 2020 - May 31, 2020


Theater Latté Da
Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 5541

Chicago
September 18, 2019 - November 3, 2019

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
November 27, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Bernarda Alba
January 15, 2020 - February 16, 2020

La Bohéme
March 11, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Twelve Angry Men
World premiere
May 27, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Next Festival 2020 July 2020, Titles and Dates TBA


Theater Mu
651-789-1012

Hot Asian Doctor Husband
Co-production with Mixed Blood Theatre
August 16, 2019 - September 1, 20219

Fast Company
Presented by the Guthrie Theater in the Dowling Studio
November 8, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Peerless
Presented at Gremlin Theatre
April 25, 2020 - May 19, 2020

Cambodian Rock Band
Co-production with Jungle Theater
June 24 2020 - August 2, 2020


Theatre Coup D'Etat

Rogue/Prince
October 10, 2019 - October 26, 2019
At Cavalry Baptist Church, 2608 Blaisdell Ave. S., Minneapolis


Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
612-333-3010

The Birds
September 6, 2019 - September 29, 2019

The Comedy of Errors
October 11, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Towards Zero
November 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Black Comedy
January 10, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Dog Logic
February 14, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Great Expectations
March 20, 2020 - April 12, 2020

Prints
April 24, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Putting It Together
May 29, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Jeeves at Sea
July 3, 2020 - July 26, 2020


Theatre Elision
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal MN

If the Spirit Moves
World premiere
September 24, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Ghost Quartet
October 25, 2019 - October 31, 2019
North Garden Theater, 927 West 7th Street, Saint Paul

A Flight of Short Musicals
January 23, 2020 - January 25, 2020

First Lady Suite
March 19, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Ann and Will
World premiere
May 7, 2020 - May 17 2020


Theatre Pro Rata
St. Paul MN
612-234-7135

The Ever and After
December 7, 2019 - December 23, 2019
Performed at the Crane Theater

Silent Sky
February 22, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Performances at the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium, Bell Museum of Natural History

Convent of Pleasure
Summer 2020, dates TBA
Performed at the Crane Theater


Theatre Unbound
St. Paul MN
612-721-1186

Penelopiad
performed at Gremlin Theatre
November 16, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Smackdown
performed at Steppingstone Theatre
January 11, 2020 - one performance only

Girl Shorts
performed at Gremlin Theatre
March 21, 2020 - April 4, 2020


Twenty Percent Theatre
612-227-1188

Unknown
October 8, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Crane Theater

Controlled Burn
February 13, 2020 - February 15, 2020
Phoenix Theater

The Naked I 6.0
April 16, 2020 - April 26, 2020
Mixed Blood Theatre


Umbrella Collective

TBA


Uprising Theatre Company
Off Leash Art Space, 4200 East 54th Street, Minneapolis MN

Friends with Guns
September 20, 2019 - October 5, 2019

In a Stand of Dying Trees
November 8, 2019 - November 23, 2019


Walking Shadow Theatre Company
612-375-0300

Cabal
July 11, 2019 - December 31, 2019
At 2010 East Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Open
October 12, 2019 - November 3, 2019
ArtBox Theatre, 4200 E. 54th Street, Minneapolis

The Ugly One (Der HaBliche)
February 1, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Open Eye Figure Theatre

Red Mayor
April 25, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Open Eye Figure Theatre


Yellow Tree Theatre
310 5th Avenue SE, Osseo MN
763-493-8733

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
September 13, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
November 8, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Skeleton Crew
January 31, 2020 - March 1, 2020

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood
April 10, 2020 - May 10, 2020


Youth Performance Company
All performances at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
612-623-9080

Disney's Frozen Jr.
October 4, 2019 - October 20, 2019
For all ages

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
December 6, 2019 - December 22, 2019
For all ages

Ruby: The Story of Ruby Bridges
February 14, 2020 - March 1, 2020
3rd grade and up

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
May 13, 2020 - May 17, 2020
1st grade and up



Please note that dates may change unexpectedly - always check with the theater before making plans.


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