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Normandale Theatre Department Opens 2023-24 Season on October 12-14

The 2023-24 theatre season begins with The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical running from October 12-14 in the Premanand Fine Arts Theatre. The other production during the fall semester is Human Error, which runs from November 30 to December 2.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will open on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be performances on Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, October 14 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $10, while senior/staff/student tickets will be $5. Tickets can be reserved online. Season tickets are available for a discount. Please call 952-358-8884 to make reservations or email at Stay tuned to Normandale's website and the Normandale Theatre Department's Facebook page for more details.

During the spring semester, Normandale's Theatre Department will present The Book of Will in repertory with The Revolutionists. The dates for those shows are April 4-6 & 11-13.

The following are descriptions of the four performances that will take place during the 2023-24 academic year:

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical: 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! 

Human Error: Madelyn and Keenan are NPR-listening, latte-sipping blue-staters who are planning a family. Or they were, anyway, until the fertility clinic accidentally implanted their fertilized embryo in another uterus — a uterus belonging to a small-government, churchgoing, NRA cardholder. Can these ideologically hostile couples make it through 9 months of gestation together?

The View From Here: Misery loves company! Fern an agoraphobic woman in her late thirties, is waiting on a sign from above, telling her she can embrace the outside world. Along with a dysfunctional group of oddball friends and family, Fern's fears are put to the test and hilarity ensues. The View From Here sheds an insightful light on the idea of individuality and how we can help "cure" each other's insecurities through love and support.

The Book of Will: 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: 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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