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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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 To Have and To Hold (1989) choreographed by Shapiro & Smith, photo by Dan Norman


Ted Paul Theatre

The Department's main stage productions occur in the Performing Arts Center's Ted Paul Theatre, a 529-seat, proscenium stage with complete fly capabilities, hydraulic stage pit, computerized light board and well-equipped adjacent scene and costume shops.

For a variety of different looks, check out these show pages: Hamlet, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, The Robber Bridegroom, Man of La Mancha and Show Boat.



On the left is Carmina Burana with orchestra and choir.  On the right is the stage with the wings flown out.




Andreas Theatre

The Andreas Theatre is a black box theatre connected to the Performing Arts Center on campus which opened in May 2000 with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Andreas Theatre includes a 250-seat, 60x70 foot studio theatre, dance and movement studio, scenic and costume design studio, green room, dressing rooms and graduate assistant offices. The seating riser system is a one-of-a-kind system designed by Wenger Corporation of Owatonna that allows for complete flexibility. Its design allows for changeover from one configuration to another in a matter of one or two days. 

For a variety of different looks, check out these show pages: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Urinetown the Musical, Steel Magnolias, The Dining Room and Metamorphoses.




ETC Theatre

ETC Theatre is in a 60-seat studio classroom located in the Performing Arts Center.

LobbyThe Box Office

The Box Office serves for productions in both the Ted Paul Theatre and the Andreas Theatre. For ticket information, call 507-389-6661 between 4 and 6 p.m. daily, plus one hour before performances.

The Green Room waiting areaThe Green Room student loungeThe Green Room

The Green Room serves as the waiting area for actors performing in either the Ted Paul or Andreas Theatre (right) and as a student lounge where students can gather, eat or study (left).

PA 126 Dance Studio
PA 126 Dance Studio in the Earley Center for Performing Arts


The Dance Studio

The Dance Studio in the lower level of the Andreas Theatre addition also serves as a rehearsal area or third performance space, seating up to 100 audience members. In addition, Room 113 adjacent to the Ted Paul Theatre stage door is used as a hard-surface dance class and rehearsal space, Highland North 225 is a soft-surface classroom and rehearsal space with high ceilings and Pennington Hall 102 and 104 have multi-surfaced floors for a variety of dance class and rehearsal uses.


Highland North 225
Students warm up in Highland North 225.