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UMD Theatre in 2019-20

UMD's Marshall Performing Arts Center
April 25, 2019

UMD Theatre announces its 2019-20 season!   

The season opens with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and closes with the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Visit UMD Theatre's ticket website: z.umn.edu/UMDTheatre19_20 and be sure to check out the perks of joining the First Nighter's Club.

You can also call the UMD Theatre's box office at 218-726-8561. Please note the box office has reduced summer hours, more details on website.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
By Finn, Sheinkin, Feldman & Reiss
Directed by Jenna Soleo-Shanks                                    
October 3-5 & 9-12, 2019 | 7:30 pm
October 6, 2019 | 2 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre
The Spelling Bee finalists are ready to go in this wacky and heartfelt musical. Come celebrate the triumphs and tragedies of adolescence with only temporary pauses for puberty and peanut allergies. 

An Enemy of the People
By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Tom Isbell
November 7-9 & 12-16, 2019 | 7:30 pm
November 10 | 2 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Dudley Experimental Theatre
When a scientist discovers the town's water is toxic, the community must choose between jobs or environmental safety. A play as relevant today as when it was written in 1882.

DanceWorks 2019
Rebecca Katz Harwood, Artistic Director
December 5-7, 2019 | 7:30 pm
December 8 | 2 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre
For DanceWorks 2019, variety once again takes center stage. Kick up your heels and head into the holiday season by joining us for new original dances by students and faculty choreographers.

The Little Prince
By Cummins & Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Directed by Ann Bergeron                                                  
February 6-8 & 12-15, 2020 | 7:30 pm
February 9, 2020 | 2 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre
The classic children's story that resonates with adults comes to life on stage in a world of beauty and wonder. "One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

Machinal
By Sophie Treadwell                                                              
Directed by Bill Payne
March 5-7 & 17-21, 2020 | 7:30 pm
March 22, 2020 | 2 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Dudley Experimental Theatre
Machinal depicts a young woman shackled to the patriarchal systems of the 1920. This masterpiece of American expressionism weaves poetry and image to craft a 21st century #MeToo moment.

Little Shop of Horrors
By Menken and Ashman
Directed by Guest Director                                                   
April 16-18 & 22-25, 2020 | 7:30 pm
April 19, 2020 | 2 pm
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage Theatre
A young florist gets more than he bargained for when he discovers a singing, carnivorous plant. Troubles soon follow, as he must continuously feed its bloodthirsty appetite. 

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