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Three musicals to be presented this season

Theatre & Dance

Three-musical season will include 'Rent,' 'Phantom.'

Minnesota State University. Mankato Theatre & Dance news release [7/28/2011]

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Theatre & Dance will present three musicals during its 2011-2012 season, opening with “Rent” and closing with the Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite, “The Phantom of the Opera.” The two shows have been among the most requested musicals for several years.

In addition, a third musical — “Altar Boyz” — will be presented in November. Each of the musicals has corporate sponsorship: HickoryTech Corporation for “Rent”; Blethen, Gage & Krause for “Altar Boyz”; and Community Bank Mankato, Radio Mankato and Mankato Ford for “The Phantom of the Opera.”

The other three Mainstage season productions are a thriller, “Wait Until Dark,” a comedy, “I Hate Hamlet,” and a farce, Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid.”

The Studio season includes five productions: “The Shape of Things,” “Why We Have A Body” and “Endgame” presented in repertory, “The Gingerbread Lady” by Neil Simon and Sam Shepard’s “True West.” Dance Concerts will be presented in December and April, with at least two guest dance artists being hosted in 2012, including public performances.

Season tickets are $100 and are on sale by mail order only. Individual tickets for all shows go on sale Sept. 20 online at or by calling or stopping by the Theatre & Dance Box Office in the Performing Arts Center lobby at (507) 389-6661 from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning Sept. 20.

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