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With a crazy deadline looming near, four frenzied chefs turn their kitchen into a dynamic, veggies-flying-everywhere performance as Korean samulnori drumming and martial arts take center stage. During this wildly energetic cooking competition, the chefs put on a masterful display of percussive food chopping, knife throwing, pot banging, and fire-blowing wizardry that will make you laugh, scream in delight, and even beg for a chance to sample their food. Get ready to stomp your feet and clap your hands for a show that’s truly Cookin! 

a sizzling entertainment
Produced by PMC Production Co. and Broadway Asia Company 
Directed by Seung-Whan Song 

Content Advisory: Cookin’ features loud music and drumming, as well as flashing lights. For more information, please visit our Audience Guide.

  • Run time

    90 minutes with no intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    All Ages!

  • Stage

    United Health Group Stage

  • Lap Passes

    Available for children 3 years and younger

Audience Guide

At CTC, our mission is to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire young people and their communities. This Audience Guide is just one of the ways in which we aim to enhance your experience and further your engagement with the shows on stage. It includes a summary, context, fun facts, and activities plus details that can help you decide what’s right for your kids.


Further Resources

Digital Program

Articles, conversation starters, and activities for both before and after you see the show!


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

Plan Your Visit

Children’s Theatre Company is proud to offer information, tips, advice and handy guides so that our patrons’ theatre experiences are as rich, pleasant, and convenient as possible.


Seung-Whan Song director of The Carp Who Would Not Quite and Other Animal Stories

“I can’t wait to meet the audience in Minneapolis at a prestigious theatre like Children’s Theatre Company,” said Director Seung-Whan Song. “I hope you will feel the freedom from the unique rhythm of Korea and, through the comedy on stage, also feel the great pleasure of getting away from your daily life.”


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