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Current Season

The Normandale Theatre Department produces an annual season of plays and musical productions for both the college community and the public.

These award-winning productions are a great way for students to get involved and put their skills and learning outcomes into action. Stay up to date on what is currently playing and how you can attend.

Coming Up at the Theatre

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens Directed by Anne Byrd   

December 2-3 & 9-10 at 7:30pm

Matinee Performance: 
December 3 at 2:00pm
Sensory Friendly Performance: 
December 3 at 7:30pm
ASL Interpreted Performance: 
December 9 at 7:30pm   

Reservations encouraged but not required.  

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor's dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

by Eisa Davis
Directed by Tolu Ekisola  

February 23-25, 2023

Matinee Performance: February 25 at 2:00pm
ASL Interpreted Performance: February 24 at 7:30pm

In 1955, in the redwood country north of San Francisco, a multiracial girl grows up in a predominantly white town whose residents pepper their speech with the historical dialect of Boontling. Found floating in a basket on the river as an infant, Bulrusher is an orphan with a gift for clairvoyance that makes her feel like a stranger even amongst the strange: the taciturn schoolteacher who adopted her, the madam who runs her brothel with a fierce discipline, the logger with a zest for horses and women, and the guitar-slinging boy who is after Bulrusher's heart. Just when she thought her world might close in on her, she discovers an entirely new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama comes to town. Passionate, lyrical, and chock full of humor, this play is an unforgettable experience by a new, thrilling voice. 


Directed by Sean Byrd  

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg  Book by Kyle Jarrow 
Musical Production conceived by Tina Landau 
Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I.  Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley  Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt 

April 21-22 & 27-29, 2023 at 7:30pm
Matinee performance: April 22 at 2:00pm
ASL Interpreted performance: April 28 at 7:30pm  
Reservation link to come.  

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!  

Ticket Reservations

Don’t miss the big show and reserve your tickets!

Reservations are encouraged but not required. 

Phone: 952-358-8884



Past Performances from 2022-23 Theatre Season

Big Fish

Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by John August
Directed by Anne Byrd

BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest... and then some. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him-most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us that the stories we tell can be richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself.

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