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Normandale Department of Theatre announces of pair of productions for Spring Semester

Normandale Community College Theatre Department will have a pair of productions during the 2023 Spring Semester. Bulrusher will be performed on February 23-25, 2023 and The SpongeBob Musical will take place on April 21-22 & 27-29, 2023.

Bulrusher shows will be on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 pm., Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. The ASL Interpreted Performance will be on February 24.

The SpongeBob Musical will be on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The following is a description of the plots for both shows:

Bulrusher: 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 SpongeBob Musical: 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!  

Adult admission is $10, while senior/staff/student tickets will be $5. Please go to for more details, call 952-358-8884 to make reservations or email at

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