The Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis has a great line up of musicals this season. From the story of the Witches of Oz and the boy Peter Pan, to the classic about a Phantom that has fallen in love, there is a little something for everyone this season. All the following shows are playing at the Orpheum Theatre, 805 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN.
APRIL 12–MAY 14, 2017
Have you ever wondered why the Wicked Witch of the West was well, so wicked? This is the story of how all the witches of Oz came to be before Dorthy and her ruby red slippers ever found their way down the yellow brick road. This musical is fit for people of all ages and has won over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times).
You can buy tickets and learn more about Wicked HERE.
JUNE 6–11, 2017
Long before the movie Rent was an original rock musical that changed the people that watched it and how musicals in the future were done. This is the store of seven struggling artists over a one year time span. It explores the joy, struggle, and heartbreak that makes up each of our lives. This musical explores many adult themes and is recommended for children over the age of 13, unless accompanied by an adult.
You can buy tickets and learn more about Rent HERE.
Motown The Musical
JULY 11–16, 2017
This is the story of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown, and the man behind such musical greats as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Michael Jackson. Come see the true story of a man that started out a boxer and ended up shaping an entire generation through music.
You can buy tickets and learn more about Motown the Musical HERE.
SEPTEMBER 15–OCTOBER 8, 2017
In 1992 Disney created an animated film with the legendary comedian Robin Williams voicing a genie that was found by a lowly street urchin trying to win the love of a Princess. Classic Disney. This musical brings that animated story to life with all the great music, wit, and comedy as the animated classic. Board a magic carpet and explore a whole new world while you watch this play. Fit for all ages, this would be a great family event.
You can buy tickets and learn more about Disney’s Aladdin HERE.
OCTOBER 31–NOVEMBER 5, 2017
In 1904 a man by the name of J. M. Barrie wrote a play about a boy that lived in a magical land fighting pirates led by Captain Hook. This boy was named Peter Pan. This is the story about J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family that inspired him to write Peter Pan.
You can buy tickets and learn more about Finding Neverland HERE.
NOVEMBER 21–26, 2017
Based on a book of the same named written by Jesse Nelson, this is the story of a woman named Jenna in a broken marriage with an exceptional talent for making pies. With the addition of a new doctor in her town and a pie contest in a nearby county Jenna has an opportunity to change her life for the better. She will just need to find the courage and strength to create a new life. All the music and lyrics in this play are written by Grammy award winning musician Sara Bareilles.
You can buy tickets and learn more about Waitress HERE.
The Phantom of the Opera
DECEMBER 13–31, 2017
The 2017 season closes out with a remastering of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 classic play of unrequited love. A “Phantom” stalks an Opera house and falls in love with a young singer. She is in love with another, and a plan is hatched by the Phantom to win her heart ends in murder and mayhem. This new production is dressed up in news ways, and is spectacular without losing what makes this a classic musical and story.
You can buy tickets and learn more about The Phantom of the Opera HERE.