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Best enjoyed by Everyone aged 5 and up

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A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere Production
n association with Universal Theatrical Group

An army of cats forces young Fievel Mousekewitz and his family to escape from Russia by boat. When a storm at sea separates them, Fievel arrives alone in the vast city of New York. In this riveting new musical based on the beloved animated film, the steadfastly optimistic Fievel makes his way as a new immigrant, encountering friends and foes (including a few scene-stealing cockroaches!). Despite everything stacked against him, Fievel clings to his dreams of a better life and reuniting with his family. Are they Somewhere Out There?

Book and lyrics by Itamar Moses
Music and lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler
Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment animated film
Music Supervision by Andrea Grody
Choreography by Katie Spelman
Directed by Taibi Magar

  • Run time

    Two hours with one 15 minute intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    Everyone aged 5 and up

  • Stage

    UnitedHealth Group Stage

  • Lap Passes

    Available for children 3 years and younger

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Audience photo by Dan Norman at Children's Theatre Company

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Child on lap with headphones in audience at Children's Theatre Company


ASL-interpreted, audio-described, and sensory-friendly performances are available on select dates.


Children's Theatre Company and Minneapolis Institute of Art building

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Itamar Moses

“This is my first work made with a Y.A. audience at least partly in mind. But I’m not sure I’d say it’s “primarily” for children so much as “equally” for children—if only because the people who grew up loving the film are now my age, and will no doubt be excited to see it again in this new form. Also, the best material “for children” is always also smart, or funny, or deep enough to appeal to adults as well, and that’s the bar we’ve aimed for here.” 

– Itamar Moses | An American Tail the Musical Playwright


Cast and Creative Team

Proudly Supported by

Bill and Jane Johnson

Proudly Sponsored by

US Bank

With additional Support from

Thomson Reuters

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An American Tail the Musical

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