Fall Arts in the Twin Cities: Theater

From Broadway at the Ordway to a Bob Dylan musical at the Orpheum, there’s plenty to see in the 2023 season
The Broadway staging of "Girl From the North Country"
The Broadway staging of “Girl From the North Country”

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Ready for fall theater? We will update this list as further information comes in.

Broadway @ the Ordway

345 Washington St., St. Paul

  • “Come From Away”: Based on a true story, this musical focuses on 7,000 stranded passengers in a small town, and it’s a New York Times pick. (Oct. 6-15, 2023)

Children’s Theatre Company

2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

  • “Cookin’”: Four chefs put on a performance of Korean samulnori drumming and martial arts. (Sept. 12-Oct. 22, 2023)
  • “Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress”: Based on a children’s book, this play follow Morris, who wants to be an astronaut—and also to wear a dress, despite his classmates’ lack of understanding. (Oct. 10-Nov. 19, 2023)
  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”: The CTC holiday favorite returns. (Nov. 7, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024)

The Guthrie Theater

818 South Second St., Minneapolis

  • “The Importance of Being Earnest”: Oscar Wilde’s play, “a trivial comedy for serious people,” kicks off the season with wit. (Sept. 9-Oct. 15, 2023)
  • “For the People”: The world premiere of a Guthrie commission by Ty Defoe and Larissa FastHorse, this play follows a woman returning to Minneapolis to serve the Indigenous community there. (Oct. 7-Nov. 12, 2023)
  • “A Christmas Carol”: For the 49th time, the Guthrie stages a production of Scrooge’s holiday trials. (Nov. 11-Dec. 28, 2023)

History Theatre

30 10th St. E., St. Paul

  • “The Boy Wonder”: The story of Minnesota’s youngest governor comes to the stage as a musical. (Oct. 7-29, 2023)
  • “I Am Betty”: Betty Crocker, the fictional icon, gets some “Barbie” treatment in this musical that grapples with conflicted feelings over what she has represented across generations. (Nov. 25-Dec. 23, 2023)

Jungle Theater

2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis

  • “Rich Dogs”: Two butlers who serve wealthy dogs make a chance encounter in a comedy set in the near future. (Sept. 16-Oct. 8)
  • “Misdemeanor Dream”: The Moving Company, co-producer and creator, examines Moliere’s “The Misanthrope.” (Oct. 27-Nov. 26)

Orpheum Theatre, Hennepin Theatre Trust’s “Broadway on Hennepin”

910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
  • “Girl From the North Country”: The national tour premiere of the Tony-winning musical, set in Duluth during the Depression, features the music of Bob Dylan. (Oct. 8-14, 2023)
  • “Company”: Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking, vignette-driven musical about middle adulthood gets a new production. (Nov. 14-19, 2023)


270 N. Kent St., St. Paul

  • “Re-Memori”: In this world premiere, a one-woman show, Memori Brooks does hair while sorting through personal stories interwoven with American history, from enslavement to Black Lives Matter. (Oct. 12-Nov. 5, 2023)
  • Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity”: The homegrown Christmas show has been going since 1987, featuring gospel vocals by the Kingdom of Life Church Choir. (Nov. 30-Dec. 24, 2023)

Theater Latté Da

345 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis

  • “Falsettos”: This musical, at turns comic and heart-rending, explores the notion of chosen family at the start of the AIDS epidemic. (Sept. 20-Nov. 5, 2023)
  • “Christmas at the Local”: Featuring poet Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” plus text by Maya Angelou, this show sees locals coming together for story and song. (Nov. 21-Dec. 31, 2023)