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Teaching Artists Spotlight

October 17, 2023

CTC’s education and engagement programs deepen the theatre experience in our building and throughout our community for tens of thousands of people each year. Our education program—Theatre Arts Training (TAT)— is an immersive exploration of acting, voice, and...
Cast and Crew of Cookin'

Cookin' in Minnesota

October 17, 2023

As the longest-running show in South Korean history, Cookin’ has been performing and touring internationally since 1997. Three years into the production’s success, PMC Production Co. opened their own theater—South Korea’s first-ever venue dedicated to a single show. They...
Headshots of Generation Now Playwrights

CTC’s Commitment to New Works

October 9, 2023

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is committed to developing and premiering new works! Over 200 new plays have been developed at CTC. Over 90 original CTC plays are currently available for licensing with Plays for New Audiences. During Peter C. Brosius’...

The 6th Annual Business & Arts Luncheon

May 6, 2022

CTC hosted our 6th annual Business & Arts Luncheon designed to bring business leaders together to learn more about the impact...

What Excites the Cast of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical'

March 15, 2022

We open our final production of our season in April, which happens to be a CTC original and audience favorite, Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical! Take a look below at what some of the cast has said they...

Thomson Reuters on Supporting Equity through the Arts

March 15, 2022

Sharon Sayles Belton serves as Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters Legal business. Most Minnesotans may know her best for her service as the first African American and first female Mayor of Minneapolis from...

Interview with 'Bina's Six Apples' Director, Eric Ting

December 9, 2021

Eric Ting directs the world premiere of Bina’s Six Apples. Here he talks about the larger questions contained in the play and what he hopes audiences leave with understanding.

Interview with Bichu Shimellis-Director for 'Circus Abyssinia: Tulu'

December 9, 2021

Binyam “Bichu” Shimellis is the director of this brand-new show by Circus Abyssinia! Learn more about why they decided to focus on Derartu Tulu and how this show has come together with performers spread all over the world! Note: Circus...

Interview with 'Bina's Six Apples' Playwright, Lloyd Suh

December 9, 2021

Lloyd Suh is the playwright for Bina’s Six Apples. This fictional play is inspired by his own family lore. In this interview, he talks about why he decided to tell this story and what motivated him throughout his writing...

1930s to Gen Z Translations

October 19, 2021

Each generation had its own special idioms or slang. We decided to translate some snappy 1930s slang, including some heard in Annie, into some dank Gen Z slang. Don’t miss out on Annie running Nov. 7,...
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