Upcoming events at Illusion Theater

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World Premiere of Lake Untersee

Thursday, Sep 11th to Saturday, Sep 27th


Workhaus Collective presents LAKE UNTERSEE

Written by Joe Waechter

Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen

In LAKE UNTERSEE Rocky, a troubled teenager, longs to leave his divorced parents and their dysfunctional relationships behind. Stuck between his mother, a has-been novelist, and his equally oblivious father, Rocky begins to receive love letters written in snow. With nowhere else to turn, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to Antarctica’s Lake Untersee, where the love of his life is trapped beneath layers and layers of ancient ice.

Tickets $18

As with all Workhaus shows, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Other prices are available by calling the box office or at the door (tickets less than $5 are only available as a cash sale at the door)

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Thursday, Oct 2nd to Saturday, Oct 25th







The year is 1969. Aspirations are running high in the town of Steubenville, Ohio, as 11-year-old Jeffrey takes the director's chair for the first time in his young life. Through hilarity and mishap, he leads his fellow fifth grade classmates through rehearsals of an adaptation of Shakespeare's greatest drama.

Preview on Wednesday October 1st!

"This is the funniest piece about theater since Noises Off!"

- Audience Member

"OH MY GOD!!! Jeff Hatcher's Hamlet is TO DIE FOR!!

My jaw is still sore from laughing! "

-Jim Smart, after opening night.



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Not Another Gala!

Saturday, Oct 18th to Saturday, Oct 18th

 RSVP  for

Not Another Gala

Illusion Theater's 40th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 18, 2014

6 pm

Presented by Casting Spells Productions

Disenchanted! A New Musical Comedy That Gives Fairytales the Bird!

Thursday, Oct 30th to Sunday, Nov 23rd


DISENCHANTED! is the new musical that gives fairytales the bird! The original fairytale princesses are none too happy with the exploitation they’ve suffered in today’s films, books and merchandise. Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are “storming the castle” in order to take their lives back! Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Hua Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and The Princess From the Frog Prince unite at Minneapolis’ Illusion Theater October 30- November 23, 2014.

Featuring: Bonni Allen (Cinderella), Jen Burleigh-Bentz (Snow White), Joy Dolo (The Princess From the Frog Prince), Vanessa Gamble (Belle, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid) and Stephanie Bertumen (Hua Mulan, Pocahontas & Princess Badroulbador [Jasmine]).


"Disenchanted is a smart and hilarious new musical. The writing team has created a work that is both accessible and original. It provides a great vehicle for female performers, something we need more of in the musical theater."  

-Peter Rothstein, Co-founder/Artistic Director, Theater Latté Da


Tickets $28-$38

Group discounts are available!

Preview performance on 10/30/2014 ($24)

Opening Night Costume Party!

Also at Illusion Theater

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Life Begins @ 40 Campaign

Wednesday, Aug 13th to Friday, Oct 31st





They say life begins at 40...

Well this year, we are celebrating our 40th Season and do we have a lot of new beginings to share with you!

Your contribution to the LB@40campaign will not only be matched by  the Pohlad Family Foundation dollar for dollar up to $10,000, it will also help us leap into the 40th Anniversary with strength and confidence.