Sometimes, a child’s brightness, personality and artistic nature brings out the child within all of us. I took a family friend’s daughter to a play at the Children’s Theatre this year and was almost mystified. Being a performer for most of my growing life I have an appreciation for well planned out and perfectly performed acts. This blew me away. For something for children who, if we’re honest, can be amused by a shoestring somedays it was quite miraculous seeing something so well versed in adult production but made for the little guys.
As the Children’s Theater has just announced their 2017-2018 season, there’s so much to look forward. Whether you’re a parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent or family friend it’s worth checking out with the little one in your life.
Children’s Theatre Company, 2017-2018
What could be more Minnesotan than a live rendition of a kid fighting to be the best on his hockey team? With hockey moms and Minnesota nice competition this is the perfect beginning to welcoming our winter season with slightly more open arms than what we’re used to.
UnitedHealth Group Stage
September 12 – October 15
Originally premiered during the 2014 season as a special presentation this brings the story of an old man set in his ways who becomes friends with a balloon that enters his home and shows him what life is all about again. Playful and interactive this is perfect for the preschooler in your life.
October 3 – November 12
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch is up to no good in this holiday classic that brings laughs and shrieks and reminds not only children, but the child within us all that kindness exists and your heart is always open to growing a couple sizes.
November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Incorporating gospel, soul and rock music this interpretation of the classic will have kids up in their seats dancing along to Dorothy and her friends and the adventures they twirl you into.
January 23 – March 18
A little reminder of what’s truly important in this materialistic world we live in. Hang out with Corduroy while he searches for his missing button and befriends Lisa in a department store that will be a maze of excitement and laughter.
March 6 – May 13
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax
Another Dr. Seuss classic, children will be transported into the world that questions our actions to the environment and, at the end of the day, what it’s worth. With the classic rhymes and songs to match.
April 17 – June 10
In addition to the new season, the Children’s Theater Company also offers Academic Year Classes and Summer Camps for ages 3-18. Let your child explore their artistry in an environment that will open their artistic freedom and challenge them through singing, dancing, learning and artistic growth.
Theater Arts Training Office: 612-879-5680
Ticket Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 11AM – 5PM
2 hours prior to any public performances
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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