STONE SOUP

Based on the popular folktale
Script by Jeannine Coulombe
Music by Michael Gruber
Lyrics by Jeannine Coulombe & Michael Gruber
Directed by Melanie Salmon-Peterson
A LITTLE BIT FROM EVERYONE GOES A LONG WAY FOR ALL
Ages 4 and Up

FEB 12 - APR 15, 2021


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WHAT’S THE SHOW ABOUT?
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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UNIQUE TO THIS EXPERIENCE
Stages Theatre Company is hosting a Food Drive
from February 12th – April 15th, 2021 for the ICA Food Shelf. LEARN MORE

 
 

WHAT'S INCLUDED in the
STONE SOUP: Out of the Box Experience

  • Exclusive limited time access to a VIDEO feature performance. (Archival footage of STONE SOUP)
  • ONE BOOK: Stone Soup
  • Kit of supplies for up to TWO (2) two children to explore art connected to the themes from Stone Soup.
  • Recipe Ideas and Family Activity Suggestions connected to the themes from Stone Soup
  • PLUS: A LIVE Virtual or In Person-Outdoor Theatre Class taught by STC Teaching Artists, featuring a new story and the lessons explored in Stone Soup.
  • (Reliable Internet Access or Masks and Social Distancing required)

    COST:

    $50* per experience
    $10 per additional set(s) of supplies.
    * Includes $5 ticket handling fee.
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    STONE SOUP SNEAK PEEK
     

    CAST


    In alphabetical order
    Akinbemi Hernádez Abreu (Novus)
    Celia Birgy (Pinter)
    Taylor Breimhorst (Lector)
    Eli Cambridge (Nati)
    Lucy Daniels (Layers)
    Lynnea Doublette (Prind)
    Hailey Felt (Apuri)
    Clea Gaïtas Sur (Torun)
    Reginald D. Haney (Antigo)
    Katie Johnson (Wheels)
    Avital Keeley (Joker)
    Sayer Keeley (Decks)
    Hannah Paulsen (Chapeau)
    Bruce Rowan (Jidu)
    Lucas Schutz (Axel)
    Giada Strom (Jovana)
    Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Trucks)
    • ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett
    • DIRECTOR - Melanie Salmon-Peterson
    • PLAYWRIGHT & LYRICS - Jeannine Coulombe
    • MUSIC & LYRICS - Michael Gruber
    • CHOREOGRAPHER - Dorian Brooke
    • MUSIC DIRECTOR - Sarah Hohenstein Burk
    • SET DESIGNER - Tiffany Fier
    • COSTUME & MAKEUP DESIGNER - Samantha Fromm Haddow
    • TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt
    • LIGHTING DESIGNER - Mike Kittel
    • SOUND DESIGNER - Alan Pagel
    • PROPS DESIGNER - Laura Wilhelm
    • STAGE MANAGER - Amanda Gehrke
    • ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - Kenji Shoemaker
    • SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - David Gamache
    • LIGHT BOARD OPERATORS - Johas Haugland, Arjav Krishna
    • FIRST JOB IN THE ARTS APPRENTICE - Rose Birgy
    • Special thanks to Bridget Miller

    PRODUCTION SUPPORT

    • Scenic Artist - Cinde Ashley
    • Lighting Crew - Jeff Neppl, Jordan Noltner
    • Volunteers - John Cardinal, Justin Dekker, Mariann Wolf, Roxie Wolfe, Tiahna Wolfe-Shields
    • Carpenters - Don lllies, Matt Ouren
    UNIQUE TO THIS EXPERIENCE

    Stages Theatre Company is hosting a Food Drive from February 12th – April 15th, 2021 benefiting those in need through the wonderful people of the ICA Food Shelf. Each month, the ICA Food Shelf helps more than 800 households through food services, employment assistance, and homelessness prevention. Serving Hopkins, Minnetonka, Excelsior, Shorewood, Deephaven, Greenwood, and Woodland since 1971.

    STONE SOUP teaches us: “All it takes to build a feast, IS A LITTLE BIT OF KINDNESS IN YOUR HEART, GIVE A LITTLE AND DO YOUR PART". Teach your children the importance of giving to the food shelf and helping others.

    DONATE IN PERSON:
    Donations can be dropped off at Stages between FEB 12-APR 15, 2021 during regular box office hours: Tue-Fri 12n-4pm.

    DONATE ONLINE:
    Visit the ICA Food Shelf online donation form, make a donation using code STAGES and help others in need. The ICA can stretch your dollars by up to 10x. It’s a great use of an allowance or chore reward.


    ICA’s CURRENT NEED:
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • K-cups
  • Apple Sauce
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Wet Pet Food (Dog and Cat)
  • Please note, ICA cannot accept any home-canned or home-baked items.

    CREATIVE TEAM BIOS

    MELANIE SALMON-PETERSON (DIRECTOR)
    AT STC: Recent credits include: Leo Lionni’s Inch by Inch, The Most Magnificent Thing, Stone Soup, Swimmy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Bear Snores On, and at FAIR School Crystal James & the Giant Peach Jr & Lion King Jr.” Favorite Play or Musical at STC: Favorite I cannot pick, but several are special to me for a variety of reasons – Stone Soup for its dedication to community service and the wonderful opportunity to perform a the Ivey Awards. Swimmy-stunning design work and a wonderful ensemble with which to create, Dandelion Seed as our first TFVY, working with Jim & Nate & Abbee to create it; Zen Shorts for its zen-like process, so peaceful and beautiful to work on; Edward Tulane for its visual beauty; How I Became a Pirate – both here and on the tour to Bath, England; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, beautiful, entertaining and so much talent. Wow, I better stop now. I could go on.
    JEANNINE COULOMBE (PLAYWRIGHT & LYRICS)
    Jeannine Coulombe has been the Manager of New Play Development at Stages Theatre Company since 2015 and on staff since 2008. Over the last six seasons she has assisted in the development of more than a dozen of Stages' original adaptations for our mainstage productions. As a playwright, her adaptations for Stages have included Iron-Hearted Violet, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Starry River of the Sky, Zen Shorts, Zen Ties, Crenshaw, A Fish in a Tree, One Dog Canoe, and I Love You, Stinky Face. Her work as a director has been seen at Stages in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Diary of Anne Frank, Lillie's Purple Plastic Purse, Number the Stars, Flora & Ulysses, The Hobbit, Charlotte's Web, and Iron-Hearted Violet. Ms. Coulombe has been a theatre artist in the Twin Cities for over two decades. She was a founding member of both Theatre Unbound and the Workhaus Playwrights Collective. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop and her BFA in Theatre and BA in History from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
    MICHAEL GRUBER (COMPOSER)
    As a founding member and resident composer of The Catalysts, Mr. Gruber has written Fruit Fly Shelly Bachberg presents: How Helen Keller and Anne Frank Freed the Slaves and Orange isthe the POTUS. Other musical works include: The Old Dead Five, Vegas Organic and Hit it,Mike! as well as the following song cycles: The Not So Peaceable Kingdom, The TennesseeCycle, Loved Returned and Songs for Two Women. As an actor, Mr. Gruber made his Broadway debut in the final company of A Chorus Line in 1989-90. Other Broadway credits include Laughing Room Only, Kiss Me, Kate, Swing!, My Favorite Year and Miss Saigon as well as Munkustrap in CATS, a role he also played in the Cats Video released in 1998. Mr. Gruber has also done the national tours of both West Side Story and A Chorus Line. Regionally, he has played roles in theatres from Seattle and Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Boston and Atlanta. Locally, Mr. Gruber can be seen as a performer at both the Chanhassen and Guthrie Theatres.