KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, THE BOOK OF MORMON, and More Round Out 2014-15 Broadway on Hennepin Season
Pippin, winner of four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, makes its Minnesota debut at the Orpheum, February 17-22, 2015. In an astonishing new production full of sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse plus death-defying acrobatics, Pippin tells the story of a young prince in search of the meaning of his existence. Will he choose a happy, but simple life or will he risk everything for glory?
The ever popular Disney's Beauty and the Beast, presented by NETworks, returns to the Orpheum, March 10-15, 2015. This family favorite is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish costumes and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. The Tony Award-winning Annie returns to the Orpheum March 31-April 5, 2015, bursting with gutsy charm and eternal optimism. This timeless story of America's favorite orphan features indefatigable songs like "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard Knock Life."
Oh, what a night! The Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys returns to the Orpheum April 28-May 3, 2015. This energetic story about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons has audiences coming back again and again to relive the excitement of the smash hit musical about how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Kinky Boots, Broadway's new high-heeled hit, makes its Minneapolis debut July 28-August 2, 2015 at the Orpheum. Winner of six 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kinky Boots is the heartwarming story of Charlie Price, a man trying to live up to his father's legacy and save the family business. He finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. With an original pop score from Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cyndi Lauper, this red-hot musical smash has sold-out audiences on Broadway dancing in the aisles every night.
Subscription Packages for renewing and new subscribers go on sale at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 The eight show package includes Kinky Boots, Pippin, The Book of Mormon, Motown the Musical, Dirty Dancing, I Love Lucy® Live on Stage, Annie, and Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Package prices start at $298. For the seven show package (not including The Book of Mormon) prices start at $249. Both packages include applicable season ticket discounts, theatre restoration and handling fees. Season Specials are Jersey Boys, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Oliver! Information is available 24 hours a day at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Patrons can purchase a season ticket package in person at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 55402). Ticket buyers can also visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, call the Broadway Across America Season Ticket Hotline at 1.800.859.SHOW (7469) or fax their order to 1.800.329.8587.
Current Season Ticket Holders are urged to respond to renewal notices immediately to retain their season seats or to request an upgrade. Friday, February 21 is the renewal deadline. Group tickets, with discounts available for many performances, are also on sale now and provide a great way to celebrate many family, office or social occasions. Group minimums and discounts vary; please call 612.373.5665 for information and reservations.
Hennepin Theatre Trust Donors can also purchase Subscription Packages, access concierge ticketing, buy tickets to individual shows and gain special benefits. To become a Donor, call 612.455.9513. Single tickets for individual productions will go on sale to the general public at a later date. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Further information will be posted as it becomes available at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Patrons can also sign up to get email notifications of the latest updates.
Season Ticket Holders get the best access to guaranteed seats for the year's hottest shows and enjoy many benefits including priority pre-sale opportunities to buy additional tickets before public on-sale dates, an easy payment plan to pay in monthly installments at no additional charge, a season handbook including an information guide and a dining coupon book, free ticket exchange and replacement services, benefits in all Broadway Across America markets, guaranteed premium seat locations, and special event invitations to private parties, backstage tours and other opportunities.
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy