2023-24 Twin Cities Theater Seasons Announced

The Guthrie, the Ordway, and others have revealed their upcoming shows
"Funny Girl"
“Funny Girl”

Courtesy of Hennepin Theatre Trust

Area theaters have started announcing their 2023-24 seasons, so mark your calendars now and get tickets soon for these productions. We will update this list as more theaters announce their next seasons.

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

  • “Girl From the North Country”: The national tour premiere of the Tony-winning music, 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)
  • “Aladdin”: The lively Broadway reimagining of the Disney classic goes on tour. (Dec. 5-10, 2023)
  • “Mrs. Doubtfire”: A new family-friendly musical follows the plot of the Robin Williams comedy. (Dec. 19-24, 2023)
  • “Funny Girl”: Revived on Broadway and based on the life of comedian, singer, and actor Fanny Brice, this buzzed-about version of “Funny Girl” is going on tour. Don’t hold your breath, “Glee” kids; Lea Michele will not embark on the national tour. (Jan. 16-21, 2024)
  • “MAMMA MIA!”: The feel-good, ABBA-interpolated musical returns to Minneapolis. (Feb. 6-11, 2024)
  • “Clue”: This musical draws from the 1985 camp-classic film. (Feb. 27–March 3, 2024)
  • “The Lion King”: A 1997 Minneapolis original, since it first opened at the Orpheum, “The Lion King” is back. (March 27-April 28, 2024)
  • “MJ”: A jukebox musical about Michael Jackson sees its Minneapolis premiere. (May 14-26, 2024)

Broadway @ the Ordway

  • “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)
  • “Peter Pan”: A new production adds lift to the timeless story, with musical numbers. (Dec. 6-31, 2023)
  • “Hairspray”: A campy Baltimore bash and a Broadway perennial, “Hairspray” gets a new touring production. (March 12-17, 2024)
  • “On Your Feet!”: This jukebox musical traces the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. (April 5-7, 2024)
  • Add-On – “Six”: The Tony-winning, diva-studded musical about Henry VIII’s six wives makes its return. (July 16-28, 2024)

The Guthrie Theater

  • “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)
  • ” ‘Art’ “: Yasmina Reza’s acclaimed satire circles questions about modern art, cynicism, pretentiousness, and how friendship does or doesn’t survive all that. (Dec. 16, 2023-Jan. 28, 2024)
  • “Dial M for Murder”: The thriller adapted for stage features all the plot twists. (Jan. 20-Feb. 25, 2024)
  • “On Beckett”: Bill Irwin (who parents and young millennials may remember as Mr. Noodle from “Elmo’s World”) acts through an obsession with modernist writer Samuel Beckett in a lauded one-man show. (Feb. 17-March 24, 2024)
  • A Brittle Glory: William Shakespeare’s three-part History Cycle rolls out—Richard II,” “Henry IV,” and “Henry V.” (March 23, 2024-May 25)
  • “Skeleton Crew”: Dominique Morisseau’s critically acclaimed drama takes place in Detroit circa the Great Recession. (May 4-June 9, 2024)
  • “Little Shop of Horrors”: The monstrous, Motown-flavored musical pulls out all the stops. (June 22-Aug. 18, 2024)
  • “English”: An Iranian teacher preps her students for an English language test in this play about slipping identities and big aspirations. (July 13-Aug. 18, 2024)

Children’s Theatre Company

  • “Cookin'”: Four chefs put on a performance of Korean samulnori drumming and martial arts. (Sept. 12-Oct. 22, 2023)
  • “Morris Micklewhite”: 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 Carp Who Would Not Quit”: Puppetry, masks, and three actors put together this story of a carp climbing a waterfall. (Jan. 16-Feb. 18, 2024)
  • “Alice in Wonderland”: The scenic and costume design by Skip Mercier should be reason enough to go. (Feb. 13-March 31, 2024)
  • “A Year With Frog and Toad”: This musical adventure starring Frog and Toad is the only Minnesota show to be nominated for three Tony Awards, according to CTC. (April 23-June 16, 2024)
  • “Babble Lab”: An unwieldy experiment sets loose a lot of letters in this Sesame Street-esque exploration of language. (March 9-April 14, 2024)