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2024-2025 Season

MOYA
By Zip Zap Circus
Original Soundtrack Composed by Josh Hawks

September 12-October 20, 2024
United Health Group Stage
Best for all ages! 

Soar into the visual spectacle of this pulsating acrobatic performance set against the Cape Town skyline! Comic jugglers, unicycle dancers, and an authentic gumboot dance will take you on a freewheeling journey that explores the spirit and vitality of township life. Watch as a simple city bench becomes a sidesplitting spark for a newfound friendship, and feel the energetic beat of South African pop music. You’ll relish this thrilling feat of acrobatics and rhythmic movement that celebrates the joy of sharing community with one another. 

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A Children’s Theatre World Premiere Production
Drawing Lessons
By Michi Barall
Original conception by Michi Barall and Jack Tamburri 
Directed by Jack Tamburri 
Co-commissioned by Ma-Yi Theater Company and Children’s Theatre Company  

October 8-November 10, 2024
Cargill Stage
Best for independent readers of all ages!

Experience the energy of a graphic novelist’s imagination at work! Dynamic, jump-off-the-page drawings show Kate’s manhwa graphic novel coming together, even as she deals with school, friends, and how her Korean heritage fits into her American lifestyle. Will her contentious friendship with Paul help or hinder her progress? Will either of them ever find their true artistic voice? Get drawn into this innovative story that magically takes place both on stage and on screen! 

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Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason 
Music by Mel Marvin 
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder 
Directed by Dean Holt 
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production 

November 5, 2024-January 5, 2025
UnitedHealth Group Stage
Best for all ages! 

A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has observed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough! In this CTC holiday favorite, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, he plots the greatest heist imaginable—stealing the very thing they love the most! Until, that is, the smallest of the Whos, tiny Cindy Lou, extends a hand. Through the combination of kindness and community, we witness not only a change in the course of Who-History, but the size and capacity of the old green guy’s heart.  

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Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About a Terrible Monster
Created by Manual Cinema 
Inspired by the books Leonardo, The Terrible Monster and Sam, The Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World by Mo Willems 
Commissioned by The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts with additional commissioning support from Utah Presents 
Directed by Sarah Fornace 
Adaptation by Sarah Fornace and Drew Dir 
Music and Lyrics by Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter 

January 8-March 9, 2025
Cargill Stage
Best for younger audiences! 

Monsters have one job and it’s to be SCARY! “Booga booga booga!” But as hard as he tries, Leonardo can’t scare even a mouse. When the other monsters laugh and make fun of him, Leonardo goes in search of the most scaredy-cat kid in the whole world to try and scare the tuna salad out of him! Nationally acclaimed theatre company Manual Cinema breathes innovative life into this beloved story (and its doubly charming sequel), using hundreds of puppets to magically create a movie before your very eyes. Will Leonardo finally become the scary monster he dreams of being? Or will he discover something even better to be?  

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A Children’s Theatre World Premiere Production
Milo Imagines the World
Book by Terry Guest 
Lyrics and Music by Christian Albright and Christian Magby  
Based on the book by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson 
Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Choreography by Breon Arzell
Directed by Mikael Burke
A joint commission by The Rose Theater (Omaha, Nebraska), Chicago Children’s Theatre (Chicago, Illinois), and Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

February 4-March 9, 2025
United Health Group Stage
Best for all ages! 

On a crowded subway, Milo passes the time imagining the lives of the other passengers. See his illustrations brought to spirited life in this world-premiere musical, featuring dynamic new songs ranging from hip hop and pop to country. Ride along with Milo from stop to stop as he begins to understand that first impressions aren’t always accurate, that his older sister Adrienne isn’t always annoying, and that real life can sometimes be even more incredible than an imaginary one.

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Children’s Theatre Company’s production of
Disney’s Frozen
The Broadway Musical
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee 
Originally directed on Broadway by Michael Grandage 
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee 
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions 
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene 

April 15-June 15, 2025
UnitedHealth Group Stage
Best for all ages! 

Disney’s Frozen sweeps into Minnesota as Children’s Theatre Company premieres its original production of the hit Broadway musical. Sing along with Elsa, Anna, and the whole cast as they encounter magic that’s out of control, weather that’s fearsome, and Olaf, a snowman who melts your heart. Will Elsa be able to restore the balance between summer and winter? Will she and Anna ever be close again? Settle in for some hygge, a little bit of joiking, and a whole lot of letting go! 

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FY25-Season-Announce

Our 2024-2025 Season is Here!

There are six phenomenal shows to keep your family entertained, engaged, and creating lifelong memories you’ll cherish forever! 

This season of epically awesome exploits is indubitably fresh. With a whole lotta soul-shaking, soul-searching, foot-stomping, mid-air tumbling, big-screen puppeteering fun. There are monsters, magic, and illustrations that literally jump off the page.

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