Artie Shaughnessy dreams of being an Academy Award wining songwriter, and is sure his old friend, Hollywood director Billy Einhorn, can help make that happen. Artie hopes to take his girlfriend, Bunny, to Los Angeles and find a nice place to commit his mentally ill wife, Bananas. Unexpected visits from Artie's son, who's AWOL from the Army, three nuns and Billy's starlet girlfriend create chaos and threaten to upend Artie's best laid plans.
By John GuareDirected by Jennifer Tuttle, Guest ArtistOctober 3-6 @ 7:30 pm.Gaede Stage
Magic abounds in this world filled with gardens, wolves, dragons and a giant squash! Join Rapunzel and her friends as they join forces to defeat the evil witch and her minions.Funny and exciting, Rapunzel and Her Dragon is a contemporary twist on the traditional tale. Be prepared, hair just won’t grow that long, but dragons really can fly! Appropriate for children of all ages.
By David WheelerDirected by David WheelerNovember 17 @ 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.Hansen Theatre
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. Follow Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
By Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx & Jeff WhittyDirected by Craig A. EllingsonFebruary 27-March 2 @ 7:30 p.m.Hansen TheatreAdult situations & lanugage
In the 1600s, in Central Europe, the Thirty Years War rages…and Mother Courage tries to make a little money on the deal. Bertolt Brecht’s epic black comedy follows a peasant woman as she sells, steals and haggles her way across the battlefield of pre–Modern Europe, switching sides when it’s convenient to do so, lugging a cart of wares behind her with her three children in it. This newer translation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner is contemporary and lively.
By Bertolt Brecht and adapted by Tony KushnerDirected by Patrick CarriereApril 24-April 27 @ 7:30 p.m.Gaede Stage
8 is an American play that portrays the legal argument and witness testimony of the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, which led to the overturn of California’s Proposition 8.MSUM’s staged reading will take place as part of a national campaign to raise awareness regarding marriage equality.
Thursday, October 18 @ 7:30 pmGaede StageFree AdmissionQ & A/Panel discussion to immediately follow
All proceeds to benefit MSUM's GSA, FM Pride Collective and Minnesota United.
An exciting festival showcasing the work of MSUM theatre students as directors, actors, designers, stage managers, dramaturges and playwrights. Putting theory into practice!
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, December 6, 7, & 8 @ 7:30 pmGaede StageAdmission: Pay what you can
Adult language and situations
A winter showcase of dance featuring work of student dancers and choreographers. These “works in progress” will be a sampling of dance pieces in various stages of completion, and will feature work from Dance I, Ballet I Dance Prod, and Principles of Choreography.
December 12 @ 7:30 p.m.Hansen Theatre
The Vagina Monologues is presented in part with V-Day. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.
During the month of February
Join us for a dynamic dance concert featuring the work of student dancers and choreographers. You are sure to be entertained with dances featuring ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap.
May 11 @ 7:30 p.m.Hansen Theatre
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