2017-2018 Student Matinees


The Abominables

September 12 - October 15, 2017

Produced in association with The Civilians

Rink rats, hockey moms, tournament weekends and the quest to play your best – It’s tryout season in the Great State of Hockey! Mitch has always played on the A team for the Prairie Lake Blizzards – these are his guys – they've played together forever. But he hasn't hit his growth spurt yet and he's worried this could be the year he gets sent down to the B team. When a new “kid” appears at Bantam tryouts, things go from bad to worse. From the land of ice and nice comes the first Minnesota hockey musical! Will you love it? You betcha!

Best enjoyed by: ages 8 years and up
Performance Length: 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission
Stage: UnitedHealth Group Stage


Balloonacy

October 3, 2017 – November 12, 2017

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

Best enjoyed by: preschoolers
Performance Length: 45 minutes, with no intermission
Stage: Cargill Stage


Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas

November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

Best enjoyed by: everyone
Performance Length: 1.5 hours, including a 15-minute intermission
Stage: UnitedHealth Group Stage


The Wiz

January 23, 2018 – March 18, 2018

A Children’s Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre Production

Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends in this dazzling mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Embark on this Oz-some adventure through a magic land where you will meet funky monkeys, winkies, Addaparle and Evillene. You don’t need a wizard – just believe in yourself to find home and feel that brand-new day!

Best enjoyed by: all ages
Performance Length: 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission
Stage: UnitedHealth Group Stage


Corduroy

March 6, 2018 – May 13, 2018

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find his important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don't miss it!

Performance Length: 1.5 hours, including a 15-minute intermission
Stage: Cargill Stage


Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

April 17, 2018 – June 10, 2018

In partnership with The Old Vic

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

Best enjoyed by: everyone
Performance Length: 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission
Stage: UnitedHealth Group Stage