Monday, September 13, 2021

Area Attractions: CTC's Single Tickets Available!

 Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) announced today that single tickets are now available for its live, in-person 2021 – 2022 Season, which includes five inspiring productions that will enthrall and delight audiences of all ages. As the nation’s leading theatre dedicated to developing new works for multigenerational audiences, the season includes two world premieres by celebrated playwrights Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady, The Wong Kids and the Secret of the Space Chupacabra GO!) and Cheryl L. West (Last Stop on Market Street, Jar the Floor) as well as the American premiere by Ethiopia’s internationally acclaimed Circus Abyssinia of their newest show. This season marks Peter C. Brosius’ 25th Anniversary as CTC’s Artistic Director.


The 2021 – 2022 Season begins with Annie, the spirited musical about a mischievous and feisty orphan who unlocks hearts and changes lives through kindness, love, and spirit. Directed by Peter Rothstein, Annie runs November 7, 2021 through January 9, 2022. The winner of seven Tony Awards, this show is one of the world’s best-loved musicals. It is an inspiring story that reminds audiences that hope is always possible, there is always “Tomorrow.” Annie is proudly sponsored by Polaris.


Beginning the new year is Bina’s Six Apples, a world premiere, commissioned and developed by CTC, written by Lloyd Suh and directed by Eric Ting, running January 9 through February 13, 2022. Join Bina on an adventure that ranges from the heartbreaking to the humorous. Encountering new challenges and surprises at every turn, Bina is forced to rely upon her apples and their meaningful legacy as she begins to discover the power of her own resilience. This is a co-production with the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and will transfer there March 11-27, 2022.


World-famous Circus Abyssinia is back by popular demand with a brand-new, breathtaking show for all ages! Circus Abyssinia: Tulu runs January 18 through February 13, 2022 and is inspired by Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold. This celebration of athleticism features dazzling feats of speed and flight, with astonishing spectacles of high-flying acrobatics, hand balancing, and juggling (sometimes with fire!) backed by the beat of Ethiopian music. Don’t miss the company that the Star Tribune raves “its feats of daring and dexterity are ooh-some and aah-some.”


CTC has commissioned the world premiere of Something Happened in Our Town running February 27 through March 27, 2022 written by playwright, Cheryl L. West and directed by Timothy Douglas. The play is based on the book written by a multiracial team of child psychologists, Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP, Marietta Collins, PhD, and Ann Hazzard, PhD ABPP and is published by Magination Press, an imprint of the American Psychological Association. Two young friends—Emma, who is White and Josh, who is Black—have questions when a police shooting occurs in their town. Experience what can happen when perceptions are challenged, awareness grows, and the two young friends discover how to bridge their differences and become positive agents of change in their own school. Something Happened in Our Town is proudly supported by Wells Fargo and Thomson Reuters.


The season concludes with the triumphant return of Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical running April 22 through June 18, 2022, with the composer/lyricist team of Minnetonka-native Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler and directed by five-time Drama Desk-nominated, Jenn Thompson with choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Broadway’s Motown the Musical) and music supervision by Amanda Morton (national tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical). Kevin Del Aguila, famous for his TV series, Peg+Cat serves as the librettist. The beloved book series by Jeff Kinney hits the stage in musical fashion with Greg Heffley, Rowley, Fregley, Manny, and of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived middle school, inspired by the award-winning and bestselling book series. This musical was developed by CTC in 2016 with Kevin McCollum (producer of Six, Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Something Rotten!). Since the premiere at CTC, Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical has continued its development and you will want to see the new surprises in this production. Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical is proudly sponsored by Delta Airlines.


To make the patron experience as clean, safe, and enjoyable as possible, CTC is requiring masks for audiences, except children under the age of two. CTC has added MERV-13 air filters and ionization systems to all HVAC units. HVAC ionization kills the coronavirus and other types of viruses, such as the flu and other air pollutants. CTC has installed touchless fixtures to all public restrooms. CTC will have hand sanitizing stations, increased cleaning of surfaces, and electronic ticketing available. CTC will continue to monitor CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and adjust protocols as recommended. CTC keeps updated safety information on the website at


Single tickets and subscriptions are now on sale at or by calling 612.874.0400. Ticket prices range from $15-83 for Annie, $15-53 for Bina’s Six Apples, and $15-63 for both Something Happened in Our Town and Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical (prices subject to change due to dynamic pricing). Season subscribers can save up to 25% off single ticket prices. If a patron must miss their scheduled performance for health reasons, ticketholders will be rescheduled at no charge, have their money held on account to be used at their convenience, or refunded.


CTC’s 2021 – 2022 Season of artistic and educational programming is supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Shubert Foundation, Inc., and Target.




Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 250,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for regional theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony® nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). Since the 1997 arrival of current Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius, CTC has added over 50 new works to the canon of theatre for multigenerational audiences, most of which are available through CTC’s licensing house, Plays for New Audiences.  


CTC’s education and engagement programs annually serve more than 77,000 young people and their communities. ACT One is CTC’s comprehensive platform for access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, partnerships, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community. 

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