Upcoming Shows & Experiences

OUT OF THE BOX EXPERIENCES

 
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A Message from Stages Theatre Company's Artistic Director:
Stages Theatre Company is continuing our journey OUT OF THE BOX for Winter/Spring 2021. We are thrilled to continue to provide engaging and meaningful theatre experiences for youth into the new year.

Our OUT OF THE BOX productions are not “click and watch” experiences, but interactive adventures—allowing you to spend time together, unlocking participation into a journey that’s unique to you.

When journeying with us OUT OF THE BOX, you literally receive a “box” of activities—books, games, recipes, and props that you can interact with before and after your production. You also receive exclusive limited-time access to a video on-demand production from Stages Theatre Company’s archives.

Despite the challenges of reaching our audiences, now more than ever, we are proud of the discoveries we help you make, and the journeys these stories will take you on!


Sandy Boren-Barrett - Stages Theatre Company Artistic Director

The Dot

An Encore Experience
NOW thru MAR 18, 2021 • Ages 3-8

A VIRTUAL/OUT OF THE BOX EXPERIENCE

In collaboration with Escalate Dance
When Vashti’s teacher asks her to draw a picture, Vashti insists she’s not an artist and makes an angry dot to prove her point. But when her teacher frames her dot and hangs it up, Vashti is sent on a surprising journey of self-discovery. This charming fable about the power of the creative spirit comes to life through music and dance. This encore presentation of our adaptation of the award-winning book by Peter H. Reynolds is a delightful continuation of our collaboration with Escalate Dance.

TEACHERS & EDUCATORS: Check out THIS OPTION for your classroom! Skip the permission slips and bus trips.

Stone Soup

Stone Soup

An Encore Experience
FEB 12 - APR 15, 2021 • Ages 4 and Up

A VIRTUAL/OUT OF THE BOX EXPERIENCE

 
A charming story of how sometimes it takes a stranger to show us what friendship is all about. When a family of weary outsiders arrive in the town square fear and suspicion reign, but as they start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals discovers they have something special to contribute to the ever-growing communal meal. Share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.
 
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Legendary: A Detect the Story Adventure

LEGENDARY:
A Detect the Story Adventure

A Brand New Adventure!
MAR 19 - APR 29, 2021 • Ages 8 and Up

A VIRTUAL/OUT OF THE BOX EXPERIENCE

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Inspired by the Myth of Pandora’s Box A SPRING ADVENTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY Our popular DETECT A STORY returns this spring with another round of puzzle-solving and storytelling. This time with mythical proportions! A MYSTERY. A SCAVENGER HUNT. A PUZZLE ROOM. A WALKING TOUR. A THEATRE PERFORMANCE—ALL WRAP INTO ONE ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY FOR YOUR FAMILY

Twelve Dancing Princesses

Twelve Dancing Princesses

An Encore Experience
APR 2 - MAY 13, 2021 • Ages 3 and Up

A VIRTUAL/OUT OF THE BOX EXPERIENCE

In collaboration with Escalate Dance
Each night, twelve princesses sing a song that allows them secret passage into the enchanted forest filled with beautiful music. They dance the night away as the spirit of their mother watches over them. Each morning, however, their father, the king, is perplexed by twelve pairs of worn shoes outside their room. Not to mention the worn-out shoemaker and his apprentices who do nothing but repair shoes day in and day out. Finally, the king issues a proclamation. The first person to discover the secret of where the princesses go each night shall receive their heart's desire! This fresh retelling of the age-old Grimm fairytale will delight and entertain young and old.

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Check out THIS OPTION for your classroom! Skip the permission slips and bus trips.
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SCHEDULE CHANGE: (2/16/21) - We have made the difficult decision to postpone our previously planned upcoming productions of: THE NORTH STAR and TUCK EVERLASTING: THE MUSICAL and WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA and ALL AMERICAN BOYS and Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, JR. Current ticket holders for these productions have been contacted. Please contact the box office if you have any questions at 952-979-1111, option 4.
 

LIVE IN-PERSON ADVENTURES

 

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN

JULY 9 - AUGUST 8, 2021  •  All Ages

PRESENTED OUTSIDE IN THE HOPKINS DOWNTOWN PARK

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Stages Theatre Company and the whole Peanuts gang is in Hopkins’ Downtown Park this summer for a live musical production filled with the heartfelt charm only Charlie Brown can deliver. 

Meet us in the park as Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang celebrate life’s ups and downs through song, dance, and clever vignettes. Based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, this delightfully witty musical is guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages. After all, no one contemplates Life’s biggest questions while playing baseball, grappling with homework, and falling for first crushes quite like Charlie Brown. 

In the end, the biggest celebration is found in the joy of friendship and knowing that Happiness is…what we make of it!


 

Down On The Farm: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure at Stages Theatre CompanyDown on the Farm: A Lift-the-Flap Outdoor Adventure

A Theatre for the Very Young Production
AUGUST 4-22, 2021 • Ages 0-5

A LIVE OUTDOOR THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG EXPERIENCE

Outdoors at Stages Theatre Company
An interactive outdoor creation by Stages Theatre Company specifically created for ages 0-5 as Theatre for the Very Young. It’s an immersive, theatrical experience based on the concept of lift-the-flap picture books that is sure to delight our youngest audiences. Is that a cow under there? Or a chicken? Maybe this time it’s a pig or a barn full of hay. Journey DOWN ON THE FARM as we discover and explore inside and under the flap in this imaginative outdoor adventure.

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ABOUT STAGES THEATRE COMPANY

Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and has since grown to become the second-largest nonprofit theatre for young audiences in Minnesota.

Stages serves nearly 150,000 youth (ages 2-17) and family members annually through high-quality opportunities on stage, backstage, in the audience, and in the classroom. We engage diverse youth from the community with themes relevant to their lives and involve them in creating inspiring works featuring young people in meaningful roles.
We believe that the arts are fundamental to child development and overall quality of life, and that every individual, regardless of economic circumstances, geography, or ability, should be able to enjoy the joy, wonder, and benefits of participation in the theatre arts.
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STAGES THEATRE COMPANY MISSION: Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY STATEMENT OF INCLUSION: Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and educational success. We make this pledge in the hope of curating a welcome home for all.