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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Performance

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/

 

BOX OFFICE: Call 507-389-6661 from 4-6 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.

Box Office is located in the lobby of the Earley Center
for Performing Arts on the campus of Minnesota State
University, Mankato. Get directions here.

Our performance schedule.

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(All performances are at 7:30 p.m.)


May

‘Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike'

May 25-28 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, MSU

Detailed schedule here.

By Christopher Durang (a premiere)

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Penn., where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

Tickets: $16 regular, $14 discounted (over 65, under 16 and groups of 15 or more) and $11 for current Minnesota State Mankato students. 

June

‘Seussical’

June 8-11 in the Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, MSU

Detailed schedule here.

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; co-conceived by Eric Idle (a premiere)

Now one of the most performed shows in America, “Seussical” is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination—Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

Tickets: $22 regular, $19 discounted (over 65, under 16 and groups of 15 or more) and $15 for current Minnesota State Mankato students.

‘The Nerd’

June 22-25 in the Andreas Theatre

Detailed schedule here.

By Larry Shue (produced in HST 2001)

The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid “nerd” who outstays his welcome with a vengeance.

Tickets: $16 regular, $14 discounted (over 65, under 16 and groups of 15 or more) and $11 for current Minnesota State Mankato students. 

July

‘Footloose’

July 7-9 and 13-16 in the Ted Paul Theatre

Detailed schedule here.

Music by Tom Snow; lyrics by Dean Pitchford; stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman (produced at MSU in 2002)

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

Tickets: $22 regular, $19 discounted (over 65, under 16 and groups of 15 or more) and $15 for current Minnesota State Mankato students.