2012-2013 Season At-a-Glance
October 25 – November 18, 2012 | Ordway McKnight Theatre
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 | Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including one intermission
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim • Book by George Furth • Music Direction by Jerry Rubino • Choreography by Michael Matthew Ferrell • Directed by Peter Rothstein
As Minnesota grapples with defining marriage, Latté Da presents Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s insightful and hilarious examination of marriage in contemporary society. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Bobby contemplates his unmarried state. Surrounded by “those good and crazy people, his married friends,” Bobby weighs the pros and cons of married life, leading to one of the most profound conclusions in the American Theater. Company showcases Sondheim at his brilliant, witty best, including the songs Another Hundred People, Side by Side, The Ladies Who Lunch and Being Alive. The original Broadway production won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.
Starring Dieter Bierbrauer as Bobby
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
December 19-22, 2012 | Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission
By Peter Rothstein • With Musical Arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach • Directed by Peter Rothstein
A co-production of Cantus, Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust.
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing Stille Nacht. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida
January 3-27, 2013 | Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including one intermission
Music by Elton John • Lyrics by Tim Rice • Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang • Music Direction by Jason Hansen • Choreography by Michael Matthew Ferrell • Directed by Peter Rothstein
A co-production of Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust.
Aida is a contemporary spin on Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera about love and hate, slavery and freedom, war and peace. Featuring one of the most compelling scores of the Broadway stage by the legendary Elton John (Billy Elliot, The Lion King) and Tim Rice (Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat), Aida won four Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.
The Light in the Piazza
March 14 – April 7, 2013 | Ordway McKnight Theatre
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102 | Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes, including one intermission
Book by Craig Lucas • Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel • Music Direction by Denise Prosek • Directed by Peter Rothstein
Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer, this romantic tale revolves around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and her curiously innocent daughter, Clara, who spend a summer together in Florence. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well. The Light in the Piazza won six Tony Awards in 2005 and is perhaps the most celebrated score of the past decade.
NEXT: New Musicals in the Making
April 12-28, 2013 | The Lab Theater
700 N 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | Running time: TBA
Theater Latté Da will cap its 15th Anniversary Season by launching a major new works initiative NEXT. The inaugural season will feature three new musicals in various stages of development at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis’ historic warehouse district. NEXT will provide Twin Cities audiences the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the creative process and witness new musicals in the making.