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October 8-November 10, 2024

Best enjoyed by Independent readers of all ages!

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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! 

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  

  • Run time

    90 minutes with one 20 minute intermission

  • Best enjoyed by

    Independent readers of all ages!

  • Stage

    Cargill Stage

“I am beyond grateful for the incredible support provided by Peter, Michael and the entire staff of CTC throughout the development of Drawing Lessons and deeply honored to be part of the 2024-2025 Season. I am so excited to share this celebration of the world of comic art and the unique artistic voice of Kate, the play’s 12-year-old Korean American protagonist. A love letter to Minneapolis and its diversity,  I’m especially happy that the first run of Drawing Lessons will take place at CTC.”    

Michi Barall, Drawing Lessons Playwright

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October 8-November 10, 2024

Best for Independent readers of all ages!

Cargill Stage

Experience the energy of a graphic novelist’s imagination at work as you’re drawn into this innovative story that magically takes place both on stage and on screen! 

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In this CTC holiday favorite, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, everyone’s favorite grouchy, green Grinch plots the greatest heist imaginable—stealing the very thing the joyful Whos love the most!  

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January 8-March 9, 2025

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Nationally acclaimed theatre company Manual Cinema breathes innovative life into this beloved story by Mo Willems, using hundreds of puppets to magically create a movie right before your very eyes! 

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February 4-March 9, 2025

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Don’t miss this world-premiere musical, featuring dynamic new songs ranging from hip hop and pop to country as Milo learns that real life can sometimes be even more incredible than an imaginary one! 

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April 15-June 15, 2025

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Don’t miss the Children’s Theatre Company production of the hit Broadway musical! Sing along with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, a snowman who melts your heart. You won’t want to let it go! 

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Drawing Lessons

October 8-November 10, 2024

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Oct 8

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Oct 9

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Oct 12

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Oct 18

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Oct 19

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Oct 24

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Oct 25

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Audio Described and ASL Interpreted Performance

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Oct 26

11:00am

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Oct 26

2:00pm

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Oct 27

11:00am

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Oct 27

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Oct 31

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Nov 1

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Nov 2

11:00am

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Nov 2

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Nov 3

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Nov 7

7:00pm

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Nov 8

7:00pm

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Nov 9

11:00am

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Nov 9

2:00pm

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Nov 10

2:00pm

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Nov 10

5:00pm

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