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Ordway Center For The Performing Arts

345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN, USA
Seats (approximate)
1907

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
In 1980, Saint Paul resident Sally Ordway Irvine challenged her community to help her create a performing arts venue in which her dream of offering "everything from opera to the Russian circus" could be realized. She set an example by making the first donation to a fund that eventually built Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The $46 million center opened to the public on January 1, 1985, Sally had contributed $7.5 million--and her family had matched that amount. Certainly, Sally's vision is alive today in Ordway Center's dizzying schedule of theater, dance, music, family events, and educational programs. Ordway Center is also the proud sponsor of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists which opened its doors in September 2005. Ordway Center contains the 1,900 seat Main Hall, the intimate 306 seat McKnight Theatre; two large rehearsal halls, and magnificent lobbies on each floor, including the second floor Marzitelli Foyer, a spacious, two story lobby encircled by a glass facade.
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The Last Ship
Apr 08, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
Music by Sting; New Book by Brian Yorkey, Lorne Campbell; Original Book by John Logan; Lyrics by Sting
Musical Original
Once on This Island
Feb 04, 2020 - Feb 09, 2020
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Lynn Ahrens; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Revival
The New One
Oct 17, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
Written by Mike Birbiglia
Play Original Solo
The Lightning Thief
Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Music by Rob Rokicki; Book by Joe Tracz; Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Musical Original
Falsettos
Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019
Music by William Finn; Book by James Lapine, William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Revival
An American in Paris
Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017
Musical Original
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Feb 14, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017
Music by Stephen Trask; Book by John Cameron Mitchell; Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Musical Original
A Night with Janis Joplin
Mar 29, 2016 - Apr 03, 2016
Musical Original
The Illusionists
Mar 24, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Evita - 2013
Aug 12, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Mar 25, 2014 - Mar 30, 2014
Music by George Gershwin; Musical Score Adapted by Diedre Murray; Lyrics by Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Musical Revival Opera
Anything Goes
May 07, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Musical Revival Comedy
Billy Elliot The Musical
Oct 09, 2012 - Oct 14, 2012
Music by Elton John; Book by Lee Hall; Lyrics by Lee Hall
Musical Original
Chicago
Aug 07, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Fela!
Jun 12, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012
Additional music by Aaron Johnson, Jordan McLean; Music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti; Book by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis; Additional lyrics by Jim Lewis; Lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Musical Original
The Addams Family
May 08, 2012 - May 20, 2012
Music by Andrew Lippa; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Musical Original
Memphis
Mar 13, 2012 - Mar 18, 2012
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Memphis
Mar 13, 2012 - Mar 25, 2012
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Come Fly Away
Oct 11, 2011 - Oct 16, 2011
Concept and Book by Twyla Tharp
Musical Original Dance
9 to 5
Jul 12, 2011 - Jul 17, 2011
Music by Dolly Parton; Book by Patricia Resnick; Lyrics by Dolly Parton
Musical Original Comedy
Next to Normal
May 10, 2011 - May 22, 2011
Music by Tom Kitt; Book by Brian Yorkey; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Musical Original
South Pacific
May 04, 2010 - May 16, 2010
Musical Revival Drama
August: Osage County
Mar 16, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010
Written by Tracy Letts
Play Original
Little House on the Prairie
Oct 13, 2009 - Oct 25, 2009
Music by Rachel Portman; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by Donna Di Novelli
Musical Original
Legally Blonde
Apr 28, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Music by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin; Book by Heather Hach; Based upon the film by MGM; Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Musical Original Comedy
The Color Purple
Mar 17, 2009 - Mar 29, 2009
Musical Original Drama
The Drowsy Chaperone
Mar 18, 2008 - Mar 30, 2008
Musical Original Comedy
Whistle Down The Wind
Oct 09, 2007 - Oct 21, 2007
Musical Original
Monty Python's Spamalot
Jul 24, 2007 - Aug 12, 2007
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Chicago
Jul 10, 2007 - Jul 15, 2007
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Camelot
Mar 06, 2007 - Mar 17, 2007
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Chicago
Jan 16, 2007 - Jan 21, 2007
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
On Golden Pond
Aug 22, 2006 - Sep 03, 2006
Original Music by Dan Moses Schreier; Written by Ernest Thompson
Play Revival Comedy
Musical Original
Golda's Balcony
Mar 14, 2006 - Mar 19, 2006
Written by William Gibson
Play Original Solo Drama
Musical Original Drama
The Boy Friend
Dec 06, 2005 - Dec 18, 2005
Music by Sandy Wilson; Book by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson
Musical Revival Comedy
Doctor Dolittle - 2005
Aug 16, 2005 - Aug 28, 2005
Music by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Musical Original Comedy
Peter Pan
Jun 28, 2005 - Jul 10, 2005
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
On The Record
Dec 21, 2004 - Jan 02, 2005
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Musical Original
Chicago
Dec 07, 2004 - Dec 19, 2004
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Aug 17, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Musical Original Comedy
The King and I - 2004
Jul 19, 2004 - Aug 01, 2004
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Chicago
Jul 08, 2003 - Jul 20, 2003
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
The Full Monty
Jun 17, 2003 - Jun 29, 2003
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original Comedy
Stones in His Pockets
Mar 04, 2003 - Mar 16, 2003
Written by Marie Jones
Play Original Comedy
42nd Street
Dec 17, 2002 - Jan 05, 2003
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife
Oct 01, 2002 - Oct 13, 2002
Written by Charles Busch
Play Original Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Contact
Mar 19, 2002 - Mar 31, 2002
Written by John Weidman
Musical Original Dance
Kiss Me, Kate
Oct 16, 2001 - Oct 28, 2001
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack, Sam Spewack; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
Rent - Benny
Mar 13, 2001 - Mar 25, 2001
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Copacabana
Oct 10, 2000 - Oct 22, 2000
Musical Original Comedy
Parade
Aug 01, 2000 - Aug 13, 2000
Music by Jason Robert Brown; Book by Alfred Uhry; Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 19, 2000
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Musical Original Comedy
Rent - Benny
Dec 21, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Peter Pan
Mar 16, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Rent - Angel
Nov 03, 1998 - Nov 22, 1998
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Big
Nov 04, 1997 - Nov 16, 1997
Music by David Shire; Book by John Weidman; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Musical Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Oct 07, 1997 - Oct 19, 1997
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
Rent - Angel
Jun 05, 1997 - Aug 17, 1997
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
West Side Story
May 27, 1997 - Jun 01, 1997
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Annie
Dec 17, 1996 - Jan 05, 1997
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Oct 22, 1996 - Nov 03, 1996
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
An Inspector Calls
Jul 09, 1996 - Jul 14, 1996
Written by J.B. Priestley
Play Revival DramaMystery
West Side Story
Jun 18, 1996 - Jul 07, 1996
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Musical Original Drama
Damn Yankees
Oct 17, 1995 - Oct 29, 1995
Musical Revival Comedy
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Aug 05, 1995 - Aug 27, 1995
Music by John Kander; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
The Sisters Rosensweig
Nov 15, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
Fiddler on the Roof
Oct 18, 1994 - Oct 30, 1994
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Cats - Fourth National
Aug 30, 1994 - Sep 04, 1994
Musical Original
Crazy For You
Aug 09, 1994 - Aug 28, 1994
Musical Original Comedy
The Sound of Music
Jul 12, 1994 - Jul 24, 1994
Musical Revival Drama
The Will Rogers Follies
Jun 14, 1994 - Jul 03, 1994
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original
Camelot
Mar 15, 1994 - Mar 20, 1994
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
The Who's Tommy
Feb 22, 1994 - Feb 27, 1994
Musical Original
Annie Get Your Gun
Nov 16, 1993 - Nov 21, 1993
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Guys and Dolls
Aug 03, 1993 - Aug 15, 1993
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
A Chorus Line
Dec 29, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993
Musical Revival Drama
Lettice and Lovage
Nov 17, 1992 - Nov 22, 1992
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Comedy
City of Angels
Aug 18, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
Musical Original Comedy
The Secret Garden
Jun 30, 1992 - Jul 12, 1992
Music by Lucy Simon; Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Musical Original
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Jun 23, 1992 - Jun 28, 1992
Music by Buddy Holly; Book by Alan Janes; Lyrics by Buddy Holly
Musical Original
A Few Good Men
May 05, 1992 - May 10, 1992
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Play Original Drama
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Apr 07, 1992 - Apr 12, 1992
Music by Buddy Holly; Book by Alan Janes; Lyrics by Buddy Holly
Musical Original
Bye Bye Birdie
Aug 20, 1991 - Sep 01, 1991
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Drama
Grand Hotel
Jul 16, 1991 - Jul 28, 1991
Musical Original Drama
M. Butterfly
Jun 11, 1991 - Jun 16, 1991
Written by David Henry Hwang
Play Original Drama
Lend Me a Tenor
Feb 19, 1991 - Feb 24, 1991
Written by Ken Ludwig
Play Original Comedy Farce
The Heidi Chronicles
Jan 08, 1991 - Jan 13, 1991
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Play Original
Musical Original Drama
Anything Goes
Jun 12, 1990 - Jun 17, 1990
Musical Revival Comedy
Into the Woods
Mar 06, 1990 - Mar 11, 1990
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Chess
Feb 13, 1990 - Feb 18, 1990
Music by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus; Book for Broadway Production by Richard Nelson; Book Revised for this Production by Robert Coe; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Broadway Bound
Sep 06, 1988 - Sep 11, 1988
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Noises Off
Mar 12, 1986 - Mar 14, 1986
Written by Michael Frayn
Play Original Comedy Farce