It’s showtime! Join us at Stages Theatre Company for one or more of our exciting productions! Our productions are built with young people, families and classrooms in mind, and are based on beautiful, imaginative and inspiring books and stories.
Stages Theatre Company
Where Stories Come To Life: Exceptional Theatre Experiences for Young Audiences
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ELF THE MUSICAL, JR. – NOV. 19 – DEC. 27, 2021
THE NORTH STAR – JAN. 14 – FEB. 13, 2022
TUCK EVERLASTING TYA – MARCH 4-20, 2022
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? – APR. 8 – MAY 8, 2022
ALL AMERICAN BOYS – APR. 29 – MAY 22, 2022
DISNEY THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. – JUNE 24 – AUG. 5, 2022
Stages Theatre Company (STC) is thrilled to announce its 2021-2022 season, featuring a diverse blend of plays and musicals focusing on friendships, adventures, and discoveries. The Imagine the Journey season’s seven-show lineup includes five musical productions, three world-premieres, a dance collaboration with Escalate Dance & Theatre Studio, and a Theatre for the Very Young production for families to enjoy.
“Crafting a season IS certainly a journey!” said Sandy Boren-Barrett, Artistic Director. “It is a joy-filled process of thinking about all of YOU—creating a season that inspires imaginations while it entertains. As we were considering the books and stories to bring to life on stage for you, it became obvious that in EVERY show next season there is a journey of self-discovery for our characters.”
“We are proud to be able to welcome everyone back to the theatre and offer unique opportunities for families to share memory-making experiences that will last beyond the time spent in the Theatre. Affordable family entertainment at an incredible value.”
Stages Theatre Company is committed to following the recommendations and requirements from the CDC and State of MN at the time of the events. We are currently selling to a limited capacity (50%) to allow for social distancing and we will provide all ticket holders with updated requirements closer to the time of the event.
2021-2022 SEASON PRODUCTIONS:
ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.
Nov. 19 – Dec. 27, 2021 • All Ages • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. Music by Matthew Sklar. Lyrics by Chad Beguelin.
Spread holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear! – Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season in his quest to find his true identity. This heart-felt and hilarious musical, based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.
THE NORTH STAR
Jan. 14 – Feb. 13, 2022 • All Ages • WORLD PREMIERE!
In collaboration with Escalate Dance Studio.
Based on the book THE NORTH STAR © 2009, by Peter H. Reynolds. Originally published by Candlewick Press. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
Script written by Jennifer Kirkeby. Music composed by James Lekatz.
Chart a meaningful journey through the constellations – We continue our collaboration with Escalate Dance for a ninth season in a dance-inspired adaptation of Peter Reynold’s tribute to “off-the-path” thinking. From the award-winning author of The Dot and Ish comes an encouraging tale of self-determination, creativity, and hope. Where can your experiences take you and how do you chart your way? Join us for a lively journey through the constellations to find your own North Star.
TUCK EVERLASTING, TYA
March 4-20, 2022 • Ages 7+
Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
What if you could live forever? – Accompany Winnie Foster and the immortal Tuck family on their unforgettable journey. Based on the best-loved classic by Natalie Babbitt, this 70-minute version of the Broadway musical graces our main stage with live music. Eleven-year old Winnie leads a sheltered life, but yearns for adventure. When she unexpectedly crosses paths with the Tuck family, she discovers more than she could have imagined. In the end, Winnie must choose between an ordinary life or infinite adventure.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?
Apr. 8 – May 8, 2022 • All Ages • WORLD PREMIERE!
Based on the Book written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom. Script by Cristina Pippa. Music & Lyrics by Sharon Kenny
Trek through the journey of an idea – Our idea was to create a new musical based on this award-winning book and in April 2022, our idea will unfurl on our main stage. “What do you do with an idea?” the boy asks, and at first, it seems the best thing to do is ignore it. But, it won’t be ignored, so he nurtures it. And then, despite doubt and fear, his idea grows and grows, until one day the answer becomes abundantly clear.
Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater
ALL AMERICAN BOYS
Apr. 29 – May 22, 2022 • Ages 10+ • TWIN CITIES PREMIERE!
Special collaboration & location to be announced July 1, 2021
By Jody Drezner Alperin and Vicky Finney Crouch.
Based on the book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
The journey of two teen boys and a life-altering incident – The lives of two high-school boys, one black and one white, powerfully intersect after a violent act of racially motivated police brutality. Unfolding through the boys’ alternating perspectives, the story follows their journey as they grapple with the devastating impact of racism as it reverberates through their families, school, and town.
We are proud to bring this play, based on the award-winning book by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds, to Twin Cities’ audiences.
LOCATION: All performances of ALL AMERICAN BOYS will take place at The Capri Theater- 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
CONTENT WARNING: Strong Language & Violence will be depicted.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: Ages 10+
SEATING: General Admission
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR.
June 24 – Aug. 5, 2022 • All Ages • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater,
Book by Doug Wright, Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story
and the Disney film, Music Adapted and Arranged by David Weinstein
The journey of a life-time splashes onto our stage Summer 2022! Journey “Under the Sea” with Ariel and her maritime friends in this enchanting tale of big dreams and true love. This 60-minute adaptation of the ever-popular Disney film features the charming Academy Award-winning music and will delight audiences of all ages.
STC is recognized as a leader in theatre, education and production programming for children and young adults, and has received a number of regional and national awards and grants. The National Endowment for the Arts supports its work, awarding grants for both productions and school outreach programming. Stages Theatre Company has been voted Star Tribune’s 2021 Minnesota’s Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Live Theatre Venue, Best Summer Camp and Best Live Theatre Group.