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2018-19 Performance Season

 

25th Anniversary Spectacular: Theatre Physics XXV
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: September 21-23, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

The Music Man
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: September 27-29 & October 4-7, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Music Man synopsis: The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

The Mousetrap
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: October 11-14 & 17-21, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Mousetrap synopsis: A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone.

The Mousetrap
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: November 1-3 & 8-11, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Mousetrap synopsis: The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Instead, he’s stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie’s off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?

Measure for Measure
Where: Anderson Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: November 8-11, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: November 9-11 & 16-17, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

Oliver
Where: Lincoln Community Center, Mankato
When: November 9-11, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.
Oliver: Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love.

Stupid F*cking Bird
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: November 14-17, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Stupid F*cking Bird synopsis: An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

Theatre Gallery
Where: Black Box Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: December 7-9, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

Buried Child
Where: Black Box Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: December 7-9, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: January 31-February 3 & February 6-10, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Peter and the Starcatcher synopsis: A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands.

Kiss Me, Kate
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: February 1-3 & 8-9, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

Macbeth
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: February 14-16 & 21-24, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Macbeth synopsis: A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.

Telemachy
Where: Anderson Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: February 21-24, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)
Where: Lincoln Community Center, Mankato
When: March 14-16 & 21-23, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.
The Complete Works of Shakespeare synopsis: This production parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors. This is a comical romp with audience participation.

Mothers and Sons
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: March 27-30, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Mothers and Sons synopsis: Mother and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.

Letters to Anne of Green Gables
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: April 5-7 & 12-13, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: April 11-13 & 18-20, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame synopsis: The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda.

Brainpeople
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: April 24-27, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Brainpeople synopsis: A wealthy woman invites two strangers to join her in a strange feast commemorating the death of her parents. Mayannah has done this every year but her dark purpose remains unclear. All that will change tonight when two damaged souls find their way to her table. Taking place in a not-so-distant future, the sounds of a war-torn Los Angeles fill the air.

Lysistrata
Where: Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: May 16-19, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.