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SteppingStone Theatre

» SteppingStone Theatre
Free Wi-Fi Available
55 Victoria Street North, Saint Paul, MN, 55104 United States
Admission: $ 12.00
See Website for Ticket Prices and Pay What You Can Performances
Limited Concessions Available
See Website for Showtimes

SteppingStone Theatre, has three program areas: performances, education and outreach. We're excited to see them grow and change under their new artistic director, Mark Farraro Hauck, whose work in local theatre has included Executive Producing Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona MN and head of the theater department at Hopkins High School.

SteppingStone Office

SteppingStone's mission statement focuses on developing the whole child through educational theater programs and fully staged productions. It strives to offer a non-competitive environment to help build self-esteem and confidence within a community that celebrates diversity.

SteppingStone Theatre's Mission Statement

SteppingStone Theatre's Mission Statement

Image courtesy SteppingStone Theatre

Image courtesy SteppingStone Theatre

Stage Productions at SteppingStone Theatre

The Theatre produces family-friendly stage performances throughout the year. Their productions tend to be shows that promote diversity, cultural awareness and tolerance. In the past, I have found their plays a bit too challenging for younger children, and have chosen to take my middle grader. However, they added some special productions geared toward smaller children this year.

The first Saturday of each new production is usually a Pay-What-You-Are-Able Performance. The suggested minimum is $5, but they want people to feel welcome no matter what price they feel able to pay. These tickets are first come, first serve and it is recommended that you arrive 30-45 minutes ahead. However, I've made this my rule of thumb, and sometimes I've sat in a mostly empty theatre until 10-15 minutes before the start time. If you are running late, and feeling adventurous, show up a little later and see what happens.

Seussical Jr at SteppingStone Theatre

The summer 2016 production will be Seussical, Jr. It runs from August 5th to August 13th. Tickets can be found here. Ticket prices are $12 students and seniors and $16.00 for adults.

SteppingStone Classroom

One of the classrooms at SteppingStone Theatre

Classes and Camps at SteppingStone 

Both semester-long classes and summer camps are available for children 3 ½ to 16. Classes and camps can be found here.

Family Events at SteppingStone 

Last year, the SteppingStone added free family programs during the year. I hope the continue these, because we enjoyed them immensely and got to peak into the classroom and experience a little of what classes would be like. My kids still talk about that day we had pancakes and made puppets.

Making Puppets at SteppingStone

Membership at Steppingstone

New this year, Steppingstone is offering Circle of Supporters Memberships. They offer various levels with benefits to match your contribution. A Family Connector Membership is only $30 annually and includes a subscription to their membership newsletter; invitations to a member-only family open houses; and discounts to classes, events and performances. If you had been a member at the family level in prior years, you 'll find that there is still a $75 level, however it is not exactly the same as previous years.

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