WELCOME TO OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

 

 

 

 

Man of La Mancha

Sept 13 – Oct 22, 2017 | Ritz Theater

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Written by Dale Wasserman  •  Lyrics by Joe Darion  •   Music by Mitch Leigh
Directed by Peter Rothstein  •  Music Direction by Denise Prosek

Featuring: Rodolfo Nieto and Jon-Michael Reese

One of the most honored musicals of the American theater, Man of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. It received five Tony Awards, including one for best musical play, as well as the Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical. Powerful, brutal, funny, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life “not as it is, but as it ought to be.”

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A Christmas Carole Petersen

Nov 29 – Dec 30, 2017 | Ritz Theater

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

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 another year of this hilarious and heartwarming Latté Da original!

Available as a Season 20 Add-On!

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Assassins

Feb 7 – March 18, 2018 | Ritz Theater

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim • Book by John Weidman • Directed by Peter Rothstein • Music Direction by Jason Hansen

Featuring: Dieter Bierbrauer, Tyler Michaels, and Sara Ochs

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyrics and stunning music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. The musical provides a glimpse into the psychology of America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins has been called “the most controversial musical ever written.”

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Five Points

World Premiere

April 4 – May 6, 2018  | Ritz Theater

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Book by Harrison David Rivers  •  Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons  •  Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points chronicles the journeys of two men, Willie Lane, a young black performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion, as they risk everything in pursuit of the American Dream. Inspired by real events, this world premiere musical is about what happens when cultures collide. Yes, there is often chaos, but every once in a while, something extraordinary happens.

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Underneath the Lintel

May 30 – July 1, 2018 | Ritz Theater

345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

By Glen Berger  •  Music by Frank London
Directed by Peter Rothstein  •  Music Direction by Dan Chouinard

Featuring: Sally Wingert

A Dutch librarian embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book; a travel guide that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket then take her on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages. The librarian, who has never left her native town of Hoofdrop, grows determined to track down the offender. As she travels around the world on her obsessive search, she finds herself on a journey that not only unlocks ancient mysteries, but also moves her to new revelations about her place in the universe.

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NEXT Festival

Summer 2018  |  Locations TBD

Show titles and dates to be announced.

The NEXT Festival is Theater Latté Da’s New Work Festival showcasing three works that stretch the boundaries of musical storytelling. Each show in the Festival receives public performances providing audience members the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the creative process.

Available as a Season 20 Add-On!

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