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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 Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Book by Joe Tracz, Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Directed by Sean Byrd

October 12-14 at 7:30pm

October 14 at 2:00pm

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As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he must find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. Adapted from the best-selling book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed mythical adventure!

Bad Jews

By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Tolu Ekisola

November 30 - December 2 at 7:30pm

December 2 at 2:00pm

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The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbaum, a “Real Jew” who is volatile, self-assured and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam’s brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy ensues.


The Book of Will

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Sean Byrd

(IN REPERTORY with The Revolutionists)

April 4-6 and 11-13 at 7:30pm

April 6 and 13 at 2:00pm

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Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without Henry Condell and John Heminges, we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! After the death of their friend and mentor, the two actors are determined to compile the First Folio and preserve the words that shaped their lives. They’ll just have to borrow, beg, and band together to get it done. Amidst the noise and color of Elizabethan London, The Book of Will finds an unforgettable true story of love, loss, and laughter, and sheds new light on a man you may think you know.


The Revolutionists

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Amanda White

(IN REPERTORY with The Book of Will)

April 4-6 and 11-13 at 7:30pm

April 6 and 13 at 2:00pm

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Four women lose their heads in this irreverent comedy set during the French Revolution. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremism of 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.


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Reservations are encouraged but not required. 

Phone: 952-358-8884



Past Performances from 2022-23 Theatre Season

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg;  Book by Kyle Jarrow
Directed by Sean Byrd

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!  

by Eisa Davis
Directed by Tolu Ekisola

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. 

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   

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.

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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