Performing Arts – Plan Ahead Calendar


We love theatre and music and all the performing arts, but we recognize they take some pre-planning. We’ll keep a running list of current and upcoming performances on this page so you can peruse ahead and pick your favorites.

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OCTOBER 2017 – Performing Arts Schedule

OCTOBER 2017 - Performing Arts Schedule

Sam’s Son – photo courtesy of Bonnie Allen photography

9/12/17-10/15/17The Abominables • Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis • A Minnesota Musical about Hockey. Read Joy’s Review. • Age 8+ • Tickets $15.00-$64.00.

9/22/17-10/22/17The Hobbit• Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins • Based on the  book by J.R.R. Tolkien. • Age 7+ • Tickets $5.00-$16.00.

9/29/17-10/29/17Spookley the Square Pumpkin• Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins • Based on the film and book, this is a non-scary Halloween option. • All Ages • Tickets $5.00-$16.00.

10/3/17-11/12/17Balloonacy • Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis • Read Gianna’s Review from the 2014 production. • Age PreK • Tickets $15.00-$64.00.

10/6/17-10/28/17Sam’s Son • Art House North, St. Paul • Read Gianna’s review of this 1920’s take on the biblical story of Samson. • Age 12+ • Tickets $22.00-$27.00. Pay-As-You-Are-Able 10/16/17.

10/13/17-10/29/17Goosebumps, The Musical • Steppingstone Theatre, St. Paul• Phantom of the Auditorium – Bruce & Zeke are stumped. Who is the Phantom? • Age 7+ • Tickets $12.00-$16.00. Pay-As-You-Are-Able 10/15/17.

NOVEMBER 2017 - Performing Arts Schedule

High School Musicals = Affordable Family Entertainment

10/27/17-11/5/17Bye Bye Birdie • Roseville Area High School • The story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie who receieves a draft notice to serve in the army • Age 9+ (movie rating)Tickets $10 Reserved; $5 General Admission

NOVEMBER 2017 – Performing Arts Schedule

10/27/17-11/5/17Bye Bye Birdie • Roseville Area High School • The story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie who receieves a draft notice to serve in the army • Age 9+ (movie rating)Tickets $10 Reserved; $5 General Admission

10/31/17-11/5/17 • Finding Neverland Orpheum, Minneapolis • Traveling Broadway Musical. Find more information and study ideas in our directory • Age 7+ • Tickets $39+

10/3/17-11/12/17Balloonacy • Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis • Read Gianna’s Review from the 2014 production. • Age PreK • Tickets $15.00-$64.00.

11/9/17-11/12/17 • Cirque du Soleil – Crystal • Target Center, Minneapolis • Cirque du Soleil hits the with a show that combines skating and acrobatics.  • All Ages •   Tickets start at $33.00.

11/14/17-12/30/17 • Snow White and the Seven Vikings • Old Log Theatre, Excelsior • A family-friendly adaptation of the classic fairy tale with a Norse twist. • Age 2+ (lap passes $5) •  Tickets $14.00-$16.00.

PJ Masks Live: Time to Be A Hero

Image courtesy Hennepin Theatre Trust

11/17/17 • PJ Masks Live: Time to Be A Hero State Theatre, Minneapolis • This super–heroic, brand new live show features everyone’s favorite trio — Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, as they try and save the day from their sneaky villains • Pre-K • Tickets $45+

11/28/17-12/28/17 • Julglädje “Christmas Joy” Family Performances American Swedish Institute Join-in performances led by musicians. Kids can become part of the joyful musical tale. • All Ages •  Tickets:  $6 Adults; $3 ages 6-17, FREE children 0-5. Museum admission must be purchased separately. Tickets may also be available day of show.  

11/28/17-12/28/17 • The Prince Meets his Match • Sidekick Theatre, Bloomington • A musical fairy tale about a proud prince and a poor, kindhearted maiden. • All Ages •  Tickets $19.00-$18.00.

DECEMBER 2017 – Performing Arts Schedule

11/14/17-12/30/17 • Snow White and the Seven Vikings • Old Log Theatre, Excelsior • A family-friendly adaptation of the classic fairy tale with a Norse twist.  • Age 2+ (lap passes $5) • Tickets $14.00-$16.00.

11/28/17-12/28/17 • The Prince Meets His Match • Sidekick Theatre, Bloomington • A musical fairy tale about a proud prince and a poor, kindhearted maiden. • All Ages •  Tickets $19.00-$18.00.

12/1/17 • Shopkins Live! Shop It Up Orpheum, Minneapolis • A musical based on the tiny plastic toys that brainwash our children to become consumer zombies. • Tickets $17.50+

12/16/17-12/17/17 • Metropolitan Ballet Nutcracker Ballet with Live Orchestra • Hopkins Auditorium, 2400 Lindberg Drive • Minnesota’s only Nutcracker with a full symphony • All Ages • Tickets $29.00-$59.00.

PLAN AHEAD FOR 2018 – Performing Arts Schedule

3/6/18-3/11/18 • School of Rock Orpheum, Minneapolis • Traveling Broadway Musical. Find more information and study ideas in our directory • Age 8+ • Tickets $39+

4/3/18 • Power Rangers Live State Theatre, Minneapolis • Cashing in on 25 years of cheesy children’s programming • All Ages • Tickets $39.50+


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