Lots of Theatre for Children in March

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In the next week or so, it will be opening night for new shows at many of our favorite theatres.  Here’s a rundown for you so that you don’t miss any of them.

Updated on March 19, 2015.  Check out the newest addition!

Stages Theatre

image courtesy of Stages Theatre

Twelve Dancing Princesses at Stages Theatre Company

A special delight for young audiences, the World Premiere of Twelve Dancing Princesses opens on Friday, March 6.

Twelve sisters, all princesses, share a bedroom in which they are locked each night. Each morning, their shoes are found to have been worn through. Whoever discovers the secret of the twelve dancing princesses will be accorded power and riches by the king.

from Stages Theatre Company  press release


Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343


Running March 6-22, 2015


photo courtesy of Dan Norman


Huck Finn at Children’s Theatre Company

In the spirit of all Children’s Theatre Company productions, Huck Finn is a spirited, entertaining and hard-hitting story.  I was able to sit down with Greg Banks, the director, and have a delightful conversation. 


Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55404

Tickets:  Price Varies

Running March 6-April 4, 2015


Old Gem Theater

photo courtesy of Old Gem Theater

Babe the Sheep Pig at Old Gem Theater

Opening on Friday, March 13, Babe the Sheep Pig will warm your heart on stage, perhaps even more than the motion picture. 

Babe is a polite but sad little piglet who misses her mother until she finds friendship with an award winning sheep-dog and decides to follow in her friend’s pawsteps to become the world¹s first award winning sheep-pig. Babe the Sheep-Pig is a heartwarming play about learning the power of kindness and bravery for kids from pre-school on up.
Babe the Sheep-Pig is one of the Old Gem’s  By Kids for Kids productions cast entirely with students.

Taken from Old Gem’s Press Release

Old Gem Theater
116 S Knowles Ave
New Richmond, WI 54017

Tickets: $9-$11

Fri Mar 13 at 10 am
Sat Mar 14 at 10:30 am
Sun Mar 15 at 2pm

Wed Mar 18 at 10 am.

Shooting abul

image courtesy of SteppingStone Theatre

Shooting Kabul at Steppingstone Theater

Opening on Friday, March 13, Joy will be attending this performance with her daughter.

Shooting Kabul is based on the children’s book of the same name, which is geared toward children 8 to 12. I’m expecting the play to have the same target audience and intend to leave my preschoolers at Choo Choo Bob’s with their dad.

You can read more of her article here.

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Tickets: $9-$16

Running March 13-29, 2015


Orpheum Theatre

Issie Swickle as Annie and Sunny as Sandy in “Tomorrow,” Photo by Joan Marcus

Annie at Orpheum Theatre

On the very last day of March, just squeaking in on March 31,  you get to enjoy all the magic of Little Orphan Annie.  The last time I experienced Annie I was 16 playing the apple seller.  I was stuck on the middle of the stage by myself, and I delivered my lines.  And Annie didn’t come out.  And Annie didn’t come out.  And Annie didn’t come out.  Yep!  I have a feeling that this will be a better experience.

Hennepin Theatre Trust
615 Hennepin Avenue
Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tickets: $29-$99

Running March 31-April 5, 2015

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Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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