Children’s Theatre

The Playhouse Children’s Theatre performs 5 full productions a season for all ages between 5-18 years of age. Kids from all over the region (and even as far as Canada) to participate in our high-quality classes, camps, shows, and performance intensives. We’re more than a theatre that puts on shows. Our students are empowered to be problem-solving critical thinkers, who demonstrate empathy and excellence on stage and off. We build character for every stage of life!

 

The Playhouse Children’s Theatre also launched a Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) series in 2015. TYA produces interactive theatre events that ignite the imagination of children and adults alike. This inventive series features a professional ensemble of adult actors in plays capturing the irreverence of childhood, make brave adaptations of literature, and ensure memorable first-time theatre experiences.


Current Season


The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Dates

May 13-28, 2017


Showtimes

Saturdays @ 1pm & 4pm
Sundays @ 2pm


Jack, of the Beanstalk fame, is ready to tell some classic fairy tales that are slightly askew. Join some classic characters like Little Red and Chicken Licken as their stories get com­pletely retold, and meet new characters like the Stinky Cheese Man. The madness is elec­tric and absurdly funny!

Performed in The Underground Theatre.

TYA Season Sponsor:  Minnesota Power


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Honk! Jr (Junior Intensive)
Dates

June 23-25, 2017  


Showtimes

Friday @ 7pm | Saturday @ 2pm and 7pm | Sunday @ 2pm


Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Feeling rather foul, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Tickets go on sale May 29, 2017.

Presenting Sponsor: Otis-Magie Insurance Agency


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Imaginarium: Superheroes!
Dates

July 8-23, 2017        


Showtimes

Saturdays @ 1pm and 4pm | Sundays @ 2pm


A group of kids with secret superhero identities are saving the world from a series of imaginary catastrophes. They’ll work together to save the day and explore the stories of true life heroes. Don’t miss the fifth installment of the high energy, hilarious, audience interactive and  educational-based Imaginarium shows!

Tickets go on sale May 29, 2017.

TYA Season Sponsor: Minnesota Power


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Legally Blonde / A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Teen Intensive)
Dates

August 10-20, 2017    


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7pm | Sunday @ 2pm


Legally Blonde The Musical takes audiences from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser), and is performed in repertory fashion with Shakespeare’s beloved comedy about the follies and foibles of human beings (and fairies!) in what promises to be a midsummer adventure.

Tickets go on sale June 26, 2017.

Presenting Sponsor:  Otis-Magie Insurance Agency


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PAST SHOWS: School of Rock
Dates

October 20-30, 2016


Showtimes

Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star, decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. School of Rock is a loving testimony to the transformational power of music. May the spirit of rock be with you!

Presenting Sponsor: National Bank of Commerce


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PAST SHOWS: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dates

January 13-22, 2017


Showtimes

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of Boggis, Bunce and Bean to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms, but these three farmers are outwitted at every turn by none other than the Fantastic Mr. Fox! Brought to the stage by the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)!

TYA Season Sponsor: Minnesota Power


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PAST SHOWS: Disney's The Lion King JR!
Dates

March 16-26, 2017


Showtimes

A REGIONAL PREMIERE!

Disney’s The Lion King JR! is the epic adventure of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as King.

Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and confront his wicked Uncle Scar.

This staged version features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

Presenting Sponsor: Marline & Associates LLC


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