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Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis

910 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis,
(612) 339-7007
Prices vary by show.
Limited Concessions Available
Showtimes vary. See Website for shows.
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Orpheum Theatre (Image courtesy of Hennepin Trust)

Orpheum Theatre (Image Courtesy Hennepin Trust)

The Orpheum Theatre was originally known as the Hennepin. It has been hosting performances since 1921. It is part of the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Orpheum Theatre's Child Policy

The Orpheum suggests (but does not require) that children under the age of six only attend programs specifically geared toward children. Children will be asked to leave if they are disruptive at adult performances. Infants are not allowed at Broadway performances. Everyone, regardless of age, requires a ticket.

2018-19 Broadway Season at the Orpheum Theatre:

The list below is the 2018-2019 season of Broadway touring shows that will be presented at the Orpheum. I've included age recommendations and ideas for learning more. All suggested media is available through the Hennepin County Library, but links are to Amazon through our affiliate link. (FFTC receives a small commission on sales through these links). Sometimes our affiliate,* Goldstar offers discounted tickets; you can check here.

August 29 - October 7, 2018
Hamilton
Age recommendations vary, but 10+ is average
 
The story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway. Hennepin County Library recommends Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow as a good companion book. PBS as offers a series "Hamilton's America" to go with the musical.

October 22 - October 27, 2018
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
 
The true story of King’s rise to stardom featuring pop classics.  Older kids and adults may want to pair this with King's autobiography, A Natural Woman: A Memoir.

November 6 - November 18, 2018
The Book of Mormon
Age recommendation older teens/adults? Note: I couldn't find any official age recommendations. The lyrics mock the Mormon faith. I'd like to raise my children to be more respectful of others beliefs and I have a difficult time recommending this for any age. I may be in the minority there. You know your family best.
 
Musical comedy following the misadventures of two missionaries. You could pair this musical with an actual reading of the The Book of Mormon, again, you know your family best.

December 18 - December 30, 2018
Les Misérables
Age Recommendation 14+. This recommendation came from Commonsense Media for the movie version, which reviewers felt was more intense than the stage version.
 
There are a lot of great ways to prep for this musical, starting with the book and/or the movie. PBS will also have a mini series on Masterpiece Theater this year. This book is a classic, so study guides and activities are abundant on the internet.


February 8 - February 10, 2019
Rock of Ages
Age Recommendation 15+. This recommendation, again, is from Commonsense Media for the movie version.
 
Musical comedy regarding the 1980s music industry. This show doesn't really lend itself to studying ahead, unless you want to introduce your kids to 80s rock.

February 19 - February 24, 2019
A Bronx Tale
Age Recommendation: Older Teens and Adults. The movie is Rated R and the themes are mature.
 
A musical tale of a young boy who gets involved in organized crime.

March 6 - March 17, 2019
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
 
This is another great musical for studying ahead. There are two wonderful movies. Your family can debate their favorites. There is an official Study Guide found on CharlieonBroadway.com, and of course there is Roald Dahl's Book.

HELLO, DOLLY!, April 16-28, 2019
ON YOUR FEET!, Jan. 22-27, 2019
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, May 7-12, 2019
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, May 28-June 9, 2019
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, July 30-Aug. 4, 2019


The Orpheum is part of the Hennepin Theatre Trust


*As an affiliate, FFTC receives compensation from Goldstar.

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