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Home to more than 440 theaters, Minnesota is a performance haven. Blockbuster Broadway musicals. Community-driven productions. Repertory theaters that foster up-and-coming playwrights. Performance festivals that will have you on the edge of your seat. Somewhere in the state, there's a show to suit a variety of tastes. Explore MN Theater is a series produced in partnership with Explore Minnesota and The Minnesota Theater Alliance.
Home to more than 440 theaters, Minnesota is a performance haven. Blockbuster Broadway musicals. Community-driven productions. Repertory theaters that foster up-and-coming playwrights. Performance festivals that will have you on the edge of your seat. Somewhere in the state, there's a show to suit a variety of tastes. Explore MN Theater is a series produced in partnership with Explore Minnesota and The Minnesota Theater Alliance.

Community Sites Are Sets for Sod House Theater

“We connect theater to the community” is a sentiment many theater companies may boast, but none mean it quite as literally as Sod House...

An Inside Look at the Longest Running Summertime Theater in MN

Nestled on one of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes, Theatre L’Homme Dieu is much more than just a theater. With a 22-acre wooded campus on the north side...

A Journey of Grief and Healing with Theatre B

Part of the reason I love making theater is that it is always an adventure. And the journey of transforming Carol Kapaun Ratchenski’s book...

When Collaboration is More Than Just “Working Together”

Time. Time tests the sustainability of friendships, collaborations, connections. Time measures the impact of our relationships within the social, political and financial context in which we live. Time provides a lens through which we assess the past,...

Renowned Scenic Carpenter Returns Home to The Grand Marais Playhouse

For Sue Hennessy, theater and community have always been deeply connected. Born just three houses away from the community theater in Grand Marais, Sue’s...
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Penumbra Theatre and Children’s Theatre Company Partner for First Time

Two of the Twin Cities remarkable theater companies partner for the first time to tell the story of The Wiz. Explore MN Theater is...
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What is it like to live in “Extreme Rural” MN? Screen...

Residents of "extreme rural" communities record their personal stories for an upcoming performance with Screen Porch Productions. Explore MN Theater is a series produced in...
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Grand Re-Opening of Historic NorShor Theatre

Get an inside look at the renovation of the historic NorShor Theatre in Duluth.  Explore MN Theater is a series produced in partnership with...
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See What Open Auditions Are Like at Brainerd Community Theatre

The Brainerd Community Theatre, part of the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, serves as a cultural hub for the Brainerd Lakes area. Experience what...
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Experience Professional Shakespeare Performances on the Banks of The Mississippi

Once a year Winona hosts a professional Shakespeare Company Festival as part of the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Explore MN Theater is a series...