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In Brief

Minnesota's Theater Scene

01 July 2012

People waiting in line for show (AP Images)

From dinner theater and dance troupes to symphonies and ballets, Minnesota’s arts scene has plenty to explore.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, boasts more theaters per capita than any city in the United States after New York. The U.S.’s oldest running theater, Old Log Theater, and largest dinner theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, are both located in Minneapolis.

New additions to Minneapolis’ theater scene include the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, a stage dedicated to movement; the Brave New Workshop, an improvisational comedy club; and New Century Theatre, a flexible-use space for a variety of performances.

The Guthrie Theater, shown above, moved in 2006 to a new location that offers three distinct stages for more classical theater. Together, these Minneapolis theaters attract more than 500,000 visitors a year.

In St. Paul, the Minnesota Opera and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra continue to build on Minnesota’s rich arts culture and heritage while the Children’s Theater Company earns international attention. Whether you like dinner theater or improv, dance troupes or symphonies, there are plenty of options to explore in Minnesota.

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