Theatre Season

Theatre at Normandale is committed to offering a theatrical experience throughout the course of the pandemic. We feel strongly that theatre productions are an essential part of our students' curriculum, as well as an important way to connect with our larger community.

The ways in which we are able to produce theatre during these times will largely be determined by the directives of Minnesota State, Normandale, and State Health Officials.  For these reasons, each production will be announced individually. Please find our next production of the season below:




DOUBLE FEATURE with:

 AFA Musical Theatre Showcase Program  

Livestream on
May 14 at 6:00 pm  
Free. No reservation required.

John Hughes Wrote My Diary Program 

Livestream at 7:30 p.m.
May 14,15,16
A Virtual Production


In this dreamy teenage adventure, Marty imagines her life as a classic John Hughes movie. She has a movie-level crush on high school jock Chet, and the only ones who know it are her diary and her best friend, Tommy. Meanwhile, Tommy is harboring his own crush on the school's pretty "it girl" Claire. In true John Hughes style, the besties come up with a plan: they will befriend the other's crush, and then make a smooth switch at prom, ensuring the perfect rom-com ending for all. John Hughes Wrote My Diary is the touching, funny, sweet, and completely queer valentine to 1980s romantic comedies that you never (and always) knew you wanted. And, of course, it has a killer soundtrack.

**Plus, join us early on opening night for the AFA Musical Theatre Showcase, a virtual cabaret featuring performances and design by Theatre AFA students.



TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

A Virtual Production
Livestreamed Feb 25, 26, & 27 at 7:30pm 
Click on Too Heavy For Your Pocket Home Page for links to each performance date
 Free. No reservation required.

By Jiréh Breon Holder
Directed by H. Adam Harris

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When twenty-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he'll have to convince his loved ones-and himself-that shaping his country's future might be worth jeopardizing his own. Set during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, two couples must contemplate justice, love, and responsibility on their own terms.‚Äč


In This Together poster

IN THIS TOGETHER

A Virtual Production
Directed by Ashton Valentines & Sean Byrd

Theatre at Normandale presented a two-night digital production entitled In This Together on October 23-24, 2020! This event featured songs, music, dance, monologues, poetry, and spoken word focusing on what is happening in and to our world right now, and what it means to stand side by side (at a distance) while we face these challenges as a Normandale family.

View the performances below:

In This Together Program

In This Together Part I

In this Together Part II