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Park Square's 15th Anniversary Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to Reach 201,000 Audience Members
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

This spring marks the 15th anniversary production of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett at Park Square Theatre. When it closes on May 15, the production-the touching story of a brave young woman coming of age in hiding from the Nazis-will have played for 638 performances and inspired 201,000 audience members, including tens of thousands of students from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. The original Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production played for 717 performances. Julie Ann Nevill, who has played Mrs. Van Daan since the first curtain call, said 'This show has tremendous impact on our whole region with as many as 16,000 students seeing it every year - for most it's their first professional live theatre experience. Who wouldn't want to be part of that magic?' (more...)

Photo Flash: Wendy Lehr, James Craven in Promo Shots for The Jungle's DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

The Jungle's 2013 season concludes with DRIVING MISS DAISY, directed by Artistic Director Bain Boehlke, and starring Ivey Award-winning Wendy Lehr as Atlanta matriarch Daisy Werthan, and James Craven as her compassionate chauffeur, in his Jungle debut. Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, a searing, humorous and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, runs November 8-December 22, 2013 at the Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Av. S. in Minneapolis. Check out a first look below! (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Returns to Park Square, 4/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

Harper Lee's Pulitzer-prize winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, returns to Park Square after sold-out performances in 2011. Set in a small town in Alabama in 1935, it is a story of one man's pursuit of justice in a climate of racial inequality. The novel's hero Atticus Finch serves as an iconic inspiration for tolerance and integrity; his eight-year-old daughter Scout remains among the most beloved young characters in literature with her pluck, smarts and willingness to understand the perspectives of others. Directed by David Mann, this large-scale staging of Christopher Sergel's adaptation includes a gospel chorus and an evocative set designed by Joel Sass. To Kill a Mockingbird is on stage for eight general audience performances April 4-14, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at History Theatre's NELLIE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

History Theatre will honor the legacy of Nellie Stone Johnson, a Minnesota labor and civil rights activist who broke countless race and gender barriers during her lifetime of civil service in countless community leadership roles, running now through February 17, 2013. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Park Square Theatre Opens THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Park Square Theatre presents its annual production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, based on one of the 20th Century's most inspiring and enduring narratives. The story comes to life in three weeks of student performances February 26 -March 22 at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, Saint Paul. (more...)

Park Square Theatre Offers Three Public Performances in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2012

Park Square Theatre presents its annual production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, based on one of the 20th Century's most inspiring and enduring narratives. The story comes to life in three public performances March 1 & 3 at 7:30 p.m., and March 31 at 1 p.m. at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, Saint Paul. Daytime performances for students run February 27 through May 18, 2012. (more...)

Park Square Theatre Offers Three Public Performances in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Park Square Theatre presents its annual production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, based on one of the 20th Century's most inspiring and enduring narratives. The story comes to life in three public performances March 1 & 3 at 7:30 p.m., and March 31 at 1 p.m. at Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, Saint Paul. Daytime performances for students run February 27 through May 18, 2012. (more...)

History Theatre Presents RAW STAGES Series, Beginning 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

History Theatre invites patrons and community members to be an important part of the script development process by attending a staged reading of Nellie by Kim Hines on Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. Award-winning playwright Kim Hines brings to life the story of Nellie Stone Johnson, an extraordinary Minnesotan who broke gender and color barriers as a civil rights and union activist. (more...)

History Theatre Presents RAW STAGES Series, Beginning 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

History Theatre invites patrons and community members to be an important part of the script development process by attending a staged reading of Nellie by Kim Hines on Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. Award-winning playwright Kim Hines brings to life the story of Nellie Stone Johnson, an extraordinary Minnesotan who broke gender and color barriers as a civil rights and union activist. (more...)

Park Square Theatre's Season Opens with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

Park Square's 36th season opens with a perceptible crackle when the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY comes to its stage in September. Leah Cooper, in her Park Square debut, directs this gripping dark comedy that lit Broadway on fire in 2007. (more...)

Park Square Theatre's Season Opens with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2011

Park Square's 36th season opens with a perceptible crackle when the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY comes to its stage in September. Leah Cooper, in her Park Square debut, directs this gripping dark comedy that lit Broadway on fire in 2007. (more...)

Minnetonka Public School Present Celebration of the Arts Beginning 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

Minnetonka Schools invite all west metro families to the 1st Annual Celebration of the Arts beginning Saturday, May 14, 2011. For one week in May the halls of the Arts Center on 7 will come alive with the sights and sounds of the visual and performing arts as scores of young creative artists share their talents with each other and with our community. (more...)

Minnetonka Public School Present Celebration of the Arts Beginning 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2011

Minnetonka Schools invite all west metro families to the 1st Annual Celebration of the Arts beginning Saturday, May 14, 2011. For one week in May the halls of the Arts Center on 7 will come alive with the sights and sounds of the visual and performing arts as scores of young creative artists share their talents with each other and with our community. (more...)

BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Comes To The History Theatre Plays Through 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Comes To The History Theatre Plays Through 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Comes To The History Theatre, Opens 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opens at the History Theatre 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Comes To The History Theatre, Opens 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Comes To The History Theatre, Opens 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opens at the History Theatre 10/3
by Andrew Newman - Sep 16, 2009

History Theatre partners with McNally Smith College of Music to produce BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, a show that is part biography, part rock 'n' roll concert which follows the bespectacled musician on this meteoric rise from a rebellious country singer to a rock 'n' roll icon and pioneer in the 1950s, ending with the unforgettable concert with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper in Clear Lake, Iowa - the day the music died. (more...)

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