The University of Minnesota Duluth's theater season will start with an immersive outdoor performance and ends with a musical with Bob Fosse cred. The school is only selling individual tickets this season, rather than a season ticket option, and will follow University of Minnesota guidelines for social distancing and masking.
Tickets are available at tickets.umn.edu.
On the bill:
"Alice in Wonderland," based on "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll, directed by Jenna Saleo-Shanks: Alice goes through the looking glass to an immersive experience on the grounds of Glensheen. Plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-16, Sept. 18-19, Sept. 24-25 at Glensheen.
"Maxa: The Musical" book and lyrics by Mika Kauffman, book and music by Thomas Jacobsen, directed by Bill Payne and Naomi Leedahl: New horror rock musical, which makes its world premiere at UMD, is about Paula Maxa, a performer for the Grand Guignol who acted out so many death scenes at a horror theater. Plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-16, Oct. 20-23 and 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Marshall Performing Arts Center mainstage.
"DanceWorks 2021" with artistic director Matthew Wagner: Faculty and student choreographers present new works. Plays at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5.
"Arena Dances," a contemporary company performs the work of Mathew Janczewski and is described as "exploring the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive." Plays at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Marshall Performing Arts Center mainstage.
"School for Lies," written by David Ives, adapted from "Le Misanthrope" by Moliere, directed by Lauren Roth: This is billed as a witty and a nod to modern time and the original French piece by Moliere. Plays at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3-5, Feb. 9-12 and 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at Marshall Performing Arts Center mainstage.
"Pippin" by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, directed by guest director Dennis Johnson and music director Thomas Jacobsen and choreographer Matthew Wagner: This musical is about finding meaning in life. Plays at 7:30 p.m. April 14-16, 20-23 and 2 p.m. April 24.