Upper School students perform the musical Bright Star

Your child will have the opportunity to discover the joy of storytelling through theatre starting in preschool. As they grow, the theatre opportunities will grow and develop with them, offering new challenges along the way.

Whether students find themselves on stage or behind the scenes, students are working on crucial team building skills. Understanding the human condition while getting into character, honing their listening skills, and learning to react off of one another are all ways students work to tell deeper stories. Finding innovative ways to use technology and design to enhance these stories is another way we engage student technicians. They can learn about lighting, sound design, and costuming at every level.

But it isn't only about developing transferrable skills-our theatre students have fun! Whether on stage or behind the scenes, there is a space for each child to shine. Theatre is a place of belonging for our students.

Theatre students learn from instructors that are professionals in the field. Upper School theatre students have received numerous accolades for their performances, and are regularly recognized with top honors through the Spotlight Program of the Hennepin Theatre Trust. Many MA Players have been selected as Triple Threat winners as well. 



Theatre Performances


Nov 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm
Nov 13 @ 2pm

$6 Students, Seniors (65+), Military
$12 Adults
Minnehaha Academy Upper School

The Tempest is a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It is set on an island somewhere near Italy where Prospero, the one-time Duke of Milan, and his beautiful daughter, Miranda, live with a sprite called Ariel and a strange wildman called Caliban. Prospero is a powerful magician who creates a storm, or tempest , that sets the scene for the play. In the events that follow we see a plot to murder the King of Naples, a drunken scheme to kill Prospero and a romance between Miranda and the King’s son, Ferdinand. In the end everyone is forgiven and they all set sail for home.

COVID-19 Guidelines

To ensure this event is as safe as possible, the following guidelines have been put in place:

  • All audience members will be required to wear a mask. We thank you for your help with this.  
  • All crew will be masked for the performance. Actors will not be masked. 
  • If people are symptomatic, they will be asked to stay home and their ticket will gladly be refunded. 


In addition:
Minnehaha Academy has installed a state of the art needlepoint bipolar ionization system in the school’s HVAC units that remove over 90% of the potential virus particles technology. That system refreshes and purifies the air constantly, cycling every 15 minutes.

Hand sanitizer stations are set up in many different areas. We hope this helps to reduce any sort of anxiety around attending this great show.


Past Shows
Poster for the spring play, Museum.
Poster for the winter musical, Junie B. Jones.
Poster for the radio play, Arsenic & Old Lace
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