Each year History Theatre produces a season filled with excellent plays and musicals while developing new scripts through workshops and staged readings. Since 1977, the company has staged more than 100 world premieres, working with nationally recognized playwrights such as Jeffrey Hatcher, Kevin Kling, Craig Wright, Frank McCourt, Doris Baizley, Melanie Marnich, Kim Hines, John Olive, and Kira Obolensky. From a harrowing slave journey to St. Paul in "Adrift on the Mississippi" to an urban musical celebration of the Twin Cities in "Snapshots: Life in the City," from the rock ’n’ roll biography "Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story" to the dark, complex "A Piece of the Rope" about Minnesota’s first public execution, History Theatre has moved audiences to rediscover, relive, and respect every piece of their history.Using our online itinerary creator, Saint Paul attractions like History Theater can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
History Theater Reviews
Every play or musical I have seen at the Minnesota History Theater has been great. Several shows my teenage kids could have attended. Glensheen and Superman becomes Lois Lane were terrific. Small..... more »
We hadn’t been to the History Theater in years, but thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit for the Glensheen musical. Now we are determined to make plans to come back more frequently. more »
Intimate theater. All seats are pretty good. Perhaps avoid the balcony near stage front as the lines can be limited. Performances are based on actual Minnesota historical events/persons. The local nature of the productions means the audience is knowledgeable and engaged. Reccomend this experience.
I loved it and the staff. Are awesome. Thanks for a great time
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