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State Theatre - Minneapolis

805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Seats (approximate)
2135

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Hennepin Theatre Trust is a performing arts organization dedicated to enhancing the vitality of the Hennepin Theatre District through an array of live performances and educational experiences. With programming primarily in the historic State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres, the Trust presents the annual M&I Bank Broadway Across America – Minneapolis season, the National Geographic Live! Speaker's Series and an eclectic range of theatre, dance, comedy and music. Community offerings include The SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, Critical View (a student reviewer program), the Starbucks Ticket Access Program and Kids' Night on Broadway. Located in the Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis, the exquisitely restored State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres help form the core of the region's famed "Great White Way," the foremost theatre district of the Upper Midwest. The Orpheum, built in 1921, was the premiere vaudeville house of its time hosting such stars as the Marx Brothers, George Burns, Jack Bennie and Gracie Allen. The State (1921) was the largest and most elaborate presentation house between Chicago and the Pacific Coast. The Pantages (1916) is an Art Moderne/Beaux Arts vaudeville house that was originally part of Greek immigrant Alexander Pantages' bevy of 500 theatres. During the 1980's and 90's, the State, Orpheum and Pantages Theatres were purchased by the City of Minneapolis, completely renovated and brought back to their original use as live performance venues. After it was restored, the Orpheum was chosen for the pre-Broadway world premieres of Disney's The Lion King, Sweet Charity and Victor/Victoria. Since its reopening in 1991, the State has hosted live Broadway touring productions and concerts, along with cinema events including the world premiere of the Minnesota-based film, "Grumpy Old Men." The Pantages hosts a variety of artists including Vince Gill and Mikhail Baryshnikov, celebrates local high school performing arts students through the SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Awards Ceremony and stages productions such as Sylvia and Grease through collaborations between Hennepin Theatre Trust and other local theatre companies.
Musical Original Comedy
Once
Jun 23, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
Musical Original Romance
I Love Lucy
Jan 20, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
Play Original Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Mar 27, 2012 - Apr 01, 2012
Musical Original
La Cage Aux Folles
Oct 18, 2011 - Oct 23, 2011
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
A Bronx Tale
Jun 02, 2009 - Jun 07, 2009
Original music by John Gromada; Written by Chazz Palminteri
Play Original Solo
Frost/Nixon
Jan 06, 2009 - Jan 11, 2009
Written by Peter Morgan
Play Original Drama
Sweeney Todd
Feb 05, 2008 - Feb 10, 2008
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Thriller
Avenue Q
Jan 01, 2008 - Jan 13, 2008
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Doubt
Feb 27, 2007 - Mar 04, 2007
Play Original Drama
Twelve Angry Men
Dec 05, 2006 - Dec 10, 2006
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Nov 07, 2006 - Nov 12, 2006
Music by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Original Comedy
The Exonerated
Apr 06, 2004 - Apr 11, 2004
Play Original Drama
The Graduate
Nov 18, 2003 - Nov 23, 2003
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Proof
Mar 19, 2002 - Mar 24, 2002
Written by David Auburn
Play Original Drama
Guys and Dolls
Feb 12, 2002 - Feb 24, 2002
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Cinderella
Feb 13, 2001 - Feb 18, 2001
Musical Original
Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
Oct 24, 2000 - Nov 05, 2000
Songs, Music & Lyrics by Barry Humphries; Devised and Written by Barry Humphries
Special Original ComedySolo
Tallulah
Oct 03, 2000 - Oct 08, 2000
Written by Sandra Ryan Heyward
Play Original
Art
Feb 15, 2000 - Feb 20, 2000
Music Composed by Gary Yershon; Written by Yasmina Reza
Play Original
Cabaret
Oct 19, 1999 - Nov 13, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
The Gin Game
Jan 26, 1999 - Jan 31, 1999
Written by D.L. Coburn
Play Revival
Chicago
Mar 10, 1998 - Mar 29, 1998
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Master Class
Jun 10, 1997 - Jun 15, 1997
Written by Terrence McNally
Play Original
Grease
Feb 25, 1997 - Mar 09, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
Funny Girl
Oct 22, 1996 - Nov 03, 1996
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Isobel Lennart; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
Sep 24, 1996 - Sep 29, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Aug 16, 1996 - Aug 31, 1996
Musical Original Revue
Grease
Feb 27, 1996 - Mar 10, 1996
Musical Revival Comedy
Dial M For Murder
Jan 23, 1996 - Feb 04, 1996
Written by Frederick Knott
Play Revival DramaMysteryThriller
Aint Misbehavin
Sep 15, 1995 - Sep 24, 1995
Musical Revival Revue
Angels in America
Jul 11, 1995 - Jul 23, 1995
Written by Tony Kushner
Play Original
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 1995
May 19, 1995 - May 21, 1995
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
May 07, 1995 - May 15, 1996
Musical Original
Jelly's Last Jam
Dec 07, 1994 - Dec 12, 1994
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Musical Original
Hair
Apr 11, 1994 - Apr 17, 1994
Musical Revival
Jesus Christ Superstar
Mar 01, 1994 - Mar 06, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Feb 01, 1994 - Feb 06, 1994
Musical Original
Jesus Christ Superstar
Oct 12, 1993 - Oct 24, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
My Fair Lady
Sep 21, 1993 - Oct 03, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Aspects of Love
Jun 01, 1993 - Jun 12, 1993
Musical Original
Lost in Yonkers
Mar 16, 1993 - Mar 21, 1993
Written by Neil Simon
Play Original Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Mar 09, 1993 - Mar 14, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Evita - 1992
Feb 16, 1993 - Feb 28, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - Fourth National
May 19, 1992 - May 31, 1992
Musical Original