Old Log Theatre

5185 Meadville St
Greenwood, MN 55331

School performancesGetting there

Description: The Old Log was originally a summer stock company which opened in 1940 in a log stable. As the Northwest's first professional theatre, the Old Log Theatre established a loyal following and received widespread critical acclaim. In 1960, a new theater was built adjacent to the original theatre and operation became year-round. In addition to main stage productions of contemporary plays and musicals, the theatre also produces children show productions during the summer and holiday season. The Old Log is now one of the longest continuously running theatre companies in the nation.

Phone: 952-474-5951


Children's Show Weekday Student Matinees

Description: Introduce youngsters to the magic and fun of live theatre at the Holiday Children's Show or the Summer Children's Show. Matinee performances for student groups are offered at 10am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays and also at 12:30pm on Tuesdays.

Groups are seated upon arrival in designated seats.

Cost per child/student: $10 + sales tax
Cost per adult/educator: $10, 1 complimentary chaperone ticket for every 20 student tickets
Regular Children's Show matinee ticket prices are $14/person.

Minimum group size: 12
Maximum group size: unknown

Target grade level: from Kindergarten on up

Cancellation policy: A 20% deposit is required at least 4 weeks prior to the performance date. Old Log Theatre will confirm your reserved seats once your deposit is received. Final payment and final ticket numbers are due 2 weeks prior to the performance date. Group payment must be made via a single check or credit card.

For more information, contact Julie Halling, Group Sales, at 952-474-5951, ext. 119, or julie.halling [at] oldlog.com or visit oldlog.com/Groups/Holiday-Childrens-Show-School-Group-Information


Other Weekday Matinees

Older students may be interested in regular season shows, but the pricing structure is different from Children's Show Weekday Student Matinees. Weekday matinees are generally on Wednesdays at 1:30pm.

Cost per seat: $21–$24 + sales tax for groups of 10 or more
Regular weekday matinee ticket prices are $24 to $29.
Cost per seat plus lunch: $39-$44

For more information, contact Julie Halling, Group Sales, at 952-474-5951, ext. 119, or julie.halling [at] oldlog.com or visit oldlog.com/Groups


Getting there

Parking information: There is ample, free parking adjacent to the theater.

Driving directions: The Old Log Theatre is an easy drive from anywhere in the Twin Cities, but please note that some internet mapping applications and some in-car GPS systems will route you to this address via the back roads. Please refer to oldlog.com/Information/Directions for the easiest route. Also note, Greenwood and Excelsior share the same zip code, so many electronic maps default to Excelsior even though the Old Log is in Greenwood.

From the East:
• Take Hwy 7 west to the town of Excelsior (6 miles from I-494).
• Turn right off Hwy 7 at Christmas Lake Rd stoplight.
• Turn left onto Excelsior Blvd.
• Go 3 blocks and turn right onto Minnetonka Blvd/Old Log Way.
• Go a ½ mile on Minnetonka Blvd/Old Log Way and turn Left at the street sign marked Old Log Way/Meadville Street. You will see the entrance to our theatre immediately on your right.

From the West:
• Take Hwy 7 east past the town of Excelsior.
• Turn left at Christmas Lake Rd stoplight intersection.
• Turn left onto Excelsior Blvd.
• Go 3 blocks and turn right onto Minnetonka Blvd/Old Log Way.
• Go a ½ mile on Minnetonka Blvd/Old Log Way and turn Left at the street sign marked Old Log Way/Meadville Street. You will see the entrance to our theatre immediately on your right.



Information subject to change. Please check with Old Log Theatre for the most current information. Last updated on Sat, Sep 3, 2016.


Jack and the Beanstalk

June 20, 2017 – August 11, 2017

Summer Children's Show:
Tuesdays at 12:30pm
Wednesdays at 10am
Thursdays at 10am & 12:30pm
Fridays at 12:30pm
Saturdays at 1:30pm

Written by R. Kent Knutson

Fe, Fi, Fo, Fun!

This original and new adaptation of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story contains all the original characters and several more. The story begins years after the beanstalk had been chopped down by Jack who has since gone missing in his adulthood. His son, and namesake, Jack and his talking cow Bessie, embark on a similar path of saving the family farm while searching for his long-lost father. This search takes them to the land of Giants where he meets the giant’s wife Francis, her son Gus, a hen that lays golden eggs, and a harp of gold that sings. Many lessons are learned along the way including the dangers of bullying and the true power of friendship.

Old Log Theatre does not recommend their children’s shows for children under 2 years of age.


Snow Whit and the Seven Vikings

November 14, 2017 – December 30, 2017

Holiday Children's Show:
at 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
at 12:30pm on Tuesday
at 11am and 1:30pm on Saturdays

Old Log Theatre presents the Classic Fairy Tale Snow White. Each day Snow White’s stepmother looks into a magic mirror to make sure she is the prettiest woman in all the land. But one day when the mirror says Snow White is more lovely, she becomes so angry that she orders a hunter to kill the girl. The hunter takes pity on her, however, and lets her escape. Snow White wanders around un l she arrives at the house of the Seven Dwarfs. When her stepmother finds out she’s s ll alive, she is determined to kill Snow White herself and succeeds by giving her a poisoned apple. The Seven Dwarfs cannot save Snow … until a prince rides by.

Old Log Theatre does not recommend their children’s shows for children under 2 years of age.


Other performances


Ghost: The Musical

June 10, 2017 - September 23 , 2017

Preview: June 2, 2017 – June 9, 2017
All 1:30pm Wednesday matinee performances are General Admission.

Lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin, Music & Lyrics by Dave Stewaet & Glen Ballard.
Directed by Eric Morris

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost: The Musical follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly.

Children under the age of 6 years (including infants) are not permitted in the theatre.


Life Could Be a Dream

October 14, 2017 – February 17, 2018

Preview: October 6, 2017 – October 13, 2017
All 1:30pm Wednesday matinee performances are General Admission.

Directed by R. Kent Knutson

Return to Springfield High (where "The Marvelous Wonderettes" matriculated) and meet the "Crooning Crabcakes," the boy group banned from the senior prom. The singing foursome is headed for fame and fortune by trying to win the local radio contest on Big Whopper Radio. Songs from this musical journey to the past include "Runaround Sue," "Tears on My Pillow," "Earth Angel," and "The Glory of Love." The show won L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards as Best Production of the year in 2011.

Children under the age of 6 years (including infants) are not permitted in the theatre.