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Family Vacations in Minnesota: Children's Theatre Company
Photo courtesy of the Children's Theatre Company/Rob Levine Adult and child actors alike bring classic tales to life at the Children's Theatre Company.
Photo courtesy of the Children's Theatre Company/Rob Levine Adult and child actors alike bring classic tales to life at the Children's Theatre Company.

North America's flagship theater for young people brings to the stage classic children's stories such as The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Pippi Longstocking, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The productions are brilliantly staged with wildly imaginative, colorful sets and vivid costumes. The shows are performed by a troupe of talented professional adult and child actors.

The Minneapolis theater company also commissions new works from significant artists, such as Pulitzer Prize-winning Nilo Cruz, who adapted for the stage the short story A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by magical realist author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In 2003, the Children's Theatre Company was the first theater for young people to ever win a Regional Theatre Tony Award. Plus, its musical adaptation of the Arnold Lobel story, A Year with Frog and Toad, had a successful Broadway run.

The theater complex has two stages, where the company features an average of ten different plays and performances each year. A separate floor of classrooms and a state-of-the art performance studio round out the educational facilities for kids.

Children's Theatre Company Information

Address: 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Phone: 612/874.0400

Hours of Operation: Hours vary

Admission: Cost varies

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