Performing Arts – Plan Ahead Calendar


We love theatre and music and all the performing arts. We also 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. The lovely thing about Children’s Theatre is that there are almost always books to go along with the performance. We’ve added reading ideas below many of the performances in the form of Amazon affiliate links. Of course you can get most of these books from the library, but if you do order them through our links, Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission on sales.

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PLAYING NOW OR SOON

• Every Thursday-Saturday: ComedySportz Twin Cities | Calhoun Square, Uptown Minneapolis • Family-friendly improv comedy show, played as a sport. Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 8pm. • Recommended for grade school and up • Tickets are $10 on Thursdays; $14 adults/$12 for children, students and seniors on Friday/Saturday. (Check Goldstar for discounted tickets!)


• Now-9/29/18: Disney’s Newsies | Chanhassen Dinner Theatre • Disney’s musical Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City • Recommended for 7+; Under 5 not admitted. Tickets $51-$91. (There is a book, but I believe it is based on the musical, not the other way around. I’m not often impressed with Disney’s novelizations of its movies.)


• Now-10/7/18: Hamilton | Orpheum, Minneapolis •The story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway • Recommended for 10+. Tickets prices are in the OMG range if you can get them al all.


• Now-10/13/18: Life Goes On | Bucket Brigade Theater @ Art House North, St. Paul • A heartening reminder that even though we can’t prepare for much of what life throws at us, at least we’re not alone.• Recommended for Age 8+ • Tickets $22.00-$27.00


• Now-10/14/18: A Woman Called Truth | Youth Performance Company @ Howard Conn Fine Arts Center • Based on the Film and Broadway musical of the same name • Recommended for 4th grade & up • Tickets $12.00-$15.00. (Check for Goldstar discounted tickets).

• Now-10/19/18: Johnny Appleseed | Old Gem Theater, New Richmond, WI • The annual production of one of America’s most famous Tall Tale heroes as he sets out to bring apples to settlers of the frontier. • All Ages • Tickets $10-$12

• Now-10/21/18: Last Stop On Market Street | Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis •  Six-year-old CJ is dragged on a loud and gritty and weird bus ride by his Nana. • 5+ • Tickets $15+.

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• 3/7/19-3/8/19: Seussical  | Old Gem Theater, New Richmond, WI • Musical based on favorite books by Dr. Seuss. • All Ages • Tickets $10-$12


• 3/9/19: Winter Youth Juggling Showcase | Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindberg Drive, Minnetonka • Showcase for JUGHEADS Youth Juggling Company jugglers. • FREE.


• 3/12/19-4/14/19: The Hobbit | Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis •  Bilbo Baggins becomes an unlikely hero in this J.R.R. Tolkien classic. • 8+ • Tickets $15+.

3/16/19 Start the Music: Spirited Strings | St. Paul Chamber Orchestra @ Ordway, St. Paul • Geared to ages 3–6 and their families. Come early for crafts, games and activities, followed by the SPCO’s string trio accompaniment to the classic children’s tale of The Three Bears in a 30-minute concert. Tickets FREE, but required and sell out fast.


3/21/19-4/7/19: Dandelion Girl | Steppingstone Theatre, St. Paul • 8-year-old Payton faces bullies in her own non-violent way in this world premier story. • Ages 6+ • Tickets $12.00-$16.00.


3/22/19-3/31/19The Sound of Music| Merrill Community Theatre, Woodbury • Perhaps prepare for this classic musical by reading the true story together. Ages 6+ • Tickets $8.00-$22.00 (Military FREE).


3/23/19 Xplorchestra: Spirited Strings | St. Paul Chamber Orchestra @ Humboldt High School, W St. Paul • Discover and participate in the captivating world of classical music through this 50-minute performance geared for families with children ages 5–9. Tickets FREE, but required and sell out fast.


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