The 57th Season of Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre
The Straw Hat Players is an intense six-week experience consisting of approximately 50 actors, technicians and staff members who work seven days a week, 10 hours a day to present five professional quality productions. Company members are offered a chance to develop talents in acting, dance, scenery construction, costumes, make-up, sound and lighting design that will prepare them to go on to exciting careers in the professional entertainment world.
One of the great attributes of the Theatre is how it honors community, how it impacts community and how it makes community. We will continue to do our very best to be a valuable asset to the multiple communities we serve, including our MSUM faculty and staff, our MSUM students, our Fargo-Moorhead community, and our patrons, during this uncertain time. We will keep you updated while working tirelessly and strategically to ensure the health and safety of everyone associated with MSUM University Theatre and The Straw Hat Players.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
The longest running off-Broadway revue in history...This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”
Gaede StageJune 2 - 5PG-13
Showtune: The Music of Jerry Herman
All Jerry Herman, all the time...No lyric is left unsung in this top-notch retrospective of Herman's phenomenal career in songwriting. Familiar tunes from such illustrious titles as Hello Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles will be stuck in your head long after this charming show ends. A performer-driven piece that has its heart in Herman's words, it is the perfect celebration of Jerry Herman.
Hansen TheatreJune 9 - 12PG-13
We’ve got magic to do...Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Gaede StageJune 16 - 19PG-13
Back to the 80s
From the era that brought the world the Rubik's Cube...Back to the 80's tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, as remembered through the eyes of now thirty-something Corey Palmer. Seventeen-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school, but she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good looking — the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin, III, whose best friend is his computer and who believes the crazy notion that one day, CDs will replace cassette tapes.
Hansen TheatreJune 23 - 26PG