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
Hours of Operation: Hours vary
Admission: Cost varies
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