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.
Current Theatre Performances
Amélie: Teen Edition
April 21–23 @ 7:30pm
April 23 @ 2pm
$7 — student, senior, nurse, veteran or active military service member
$15 — regular adult admission
While times may be hard for dreamers, dreaming is all Amélie Poulain does. After surviving a tragic and isolated childhood, Amélie heads out on her own, joyfully finding her way through Paris and making friends from all walks of life: Suzanne, a trapeze artist-turned-cafe owner; Georgette, a hypochondriac tobacconist; Julian Dufayel, an artist with brittle bone disease; and many more. Through a chance discovery, Amélie finds a child’s box of treasures in the floor of her apartment, and sets out to return it. After her success, and the joy it brings to Bretodeau, the owner, Amélie resolves to anonymously do good for those around her. Most importantly, Amélie finds love in the form of Nino, a mysterious young man, and his photo album. Living in her imaginary world of make-believe and whimsy has been safe, but Amélie knows it is time to step out of her dreams and find joy for herself. With a romantic score, colorful characters, and a world of fantastical fun, Amélie is a beautiful tale for the dreamers in everyone.
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Daniel Messé and Nathan Tysen
Book by Craig Lucas
“Based on the motion picture Amélie written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant”
To ensure this event is as safe as possible, the following guidelines have been put in place:
- We request that anyone who is symptomatic should please stay home.
- All audience members are welcome to wear a mask but currently not required.
We thank you for your help with this.
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.