2016-2017 Season At-a-Glance

 

ragtime

 

Ragtime

Sept 21 – Oct 23, 2016 | The Ritz Theater
Opening Night: Sept 24, 2016

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Book by Terrence McNally • Music by Stephen Flaherty • Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens • Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E. L. Doctorow • Directed by Peter Rothstein • Music Direction by Denise Prosek • Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring Sasha Andreev, David Murray, Britta Ollmann, and Traci Allen Shannon

It’s the turn-of-the-century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s landmark novel, Ragtime is set in the volatile melting pot of New York City. Three distinctly American stories are woven together—a determined Jewish immigrant, a daring Harlem musician, and a stifled woman of privilege united by their courage, compassion and belief in a better tomorrow. Together they confront what it means to be an American at the dawn of a new century. With a compelling book by Terrence McNally and a glorious score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Ragtime was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and was awarded Best Book and Best Score.

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A Christmas Carole Petersen

Nov 30 – Dec 23, 2016 | Ritz Theater
Opening Night: Dec. 3, 2016

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Written by Tod Petersen and Peter Rothstein • Directed by Peter Rothstein • Music Direction by Denise Prosek

Featuring Tod Petersen

Carole’s back, and she’s ready to deck the halls!  The celebrated holiday comedy returns after a seven-year hiatus. There’s no denying the power of the holidays to bring out the best and worst in all of us. Acclaimed storyteller Tod Petersen reflects on the yuletide season with his family in Mankato, Minnesota, and pays particular tribute to the show’s namesake—his mother Carole. Join us for the long-awaited return of this hilarious and heartwarming Latté Da original.

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All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Dec 15 –  Dec 18, 2016 | Pantages Theatre
Opening Night: December 15, 2016

710 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Written by Peter Rothstein • Musical Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach • Directed by Peter Rothstein • Music Direction by Erick Lichte

Don’t miss the tenth anniversary of this award-winning, Theater Latté Da original that has been seen and heard around the globe. This moving work captures an astounding moment in history when Allied and German soldiers laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing food and drink, playing soccer and burying the dead. Poetry, diary entries, official war documents and letters home are woven together with iconic World War I songs, patriotic tunes and European Christmas carols to create a truly unique and profound theatrical event.

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Peter and the Starcatcher

Feb 1 – Feb 26, 2017 | Ritz Theater
Opening Night: Feb. 4, 2017

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Written by Rick Elice • Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson • Music by Wayne Barker • Directed by Joel Sass • Music Direction by Denise Prosek • Choreography by Carl Flink

Featuring Tyler Michaels and Robert Berdahl

Let your imagination soar in this swashbuckling Peter Pan prequel for grown-ups. Based on the bestselling novel, this fantastical comedy explores how a Victorian street urchin ultimately becomes The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. Follow the nameless orphan and his ambitious friend Molly as they protect the world from a greedy band of pirates. Winner of five Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher is a theatrical tour de force! Award-winning director and scenic designer Joel Sass helms this wildly imaginative story of unbreakable friendship that places child-like wonder at the heart of grown-up theater.

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Six Degrees of Separation

March 8- April 9, 2017 | The Ritz Theater
Opening Night: March 11, 2017

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Written by John Guare • Directed by Peter Rothstein

Featuring: Mark Benninghofen and Sally Wingert

Inspired by the real-life con artist David Hampton, this witty and sincere social commentary wrestles with the human desire for meaningful connection. Paul, a young black man, convinces a wealthy New York couple Ouisa and Flan Kittredge into thinking he is the son of Sidney Poitier. Enraptured by his intellect and charm, the couple invite him to stay the night. However, Paul’s ruse is soon undone leading to discoveries which leave them all forever changed. Nominated for four Tony awards, Six Degrees of Separation is a singular tragicomedy on race, class and manners. Peter Rothstein directs a stellar cast of actors and musicians who inhabit and underscore John Guare’s riveting drama.

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NEXT Festival

Spring 2017

“In a time when new original musical theater is becoming an endangered species, Minnesota’s own Theater Latté Da is investing in the future of musical theater with their annual new works series NEXT.” – Cherry and Spoon

NEXT is Theater Latté Da’s New Work Festival showcasing three works that stretch the boundaries of musical storytelling. Each show in the Festival receives three public performances providing audience members the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the creative process. Following each performance is an in-depth conversation with the playwrights, composers and lyricists. Be a part of Theater Latté Da’s commitment to the next generation of the Great American Musical.

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