‘The Wiz’ is coming to the Children’s Theatre Company stage

Tie up those laces and get ready to ease on down the road: “The Wiz,” the 1978 film adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” featuring a singing, dancing Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, will be brought to the Children’s Theatre Company stage in an exciting collaboration with CTC and St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre. “It is … [ Read more]

For Art’s Sake: What the average Minnesotan stands to lose if NEA funding is cut

The budget battles over federal funding for cultural programs and organizations have tangible, pressing implications for the cultural economy and community access to the arts in Minnesota. If your kids got to see “The Sneetches” at the Children’s Theatre through a field trip at school, you’ve reaped the benefits of public funding for arts and … [ Read more]

Children’s Theatre Company’s big season reveal

Children’s Theatre Company announced its 51st season today, with highlights including four musicals and two world premieres. The 2016–2017 season begins in July with a reprise of “Pinocchio,” followed by “Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!,” written by acclaimed children’s author Mo Willems. The fall brings the world premiere of “The Last Firefly,” a fantastical … [ Read more]

For the love of theater: 11 shows opening this week

There are 11—yes, 11—shows opening this week in and around the Twin Cities, just in time for Valentine’s Day. (Read: Date ideas!) With such a wide variety of productions being staged, we thought we would take a minute to help you navigate your options. Here’s what’s coming up, in order of opening date. Feb. 9 – … [ Read more]