Although it had previously announced plans to relocate to the Suburban World Theater in Uptown Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Musical Theatre (MMT) will remain at the Hey City Theater for the remainder of its season.
The Minneapolis theatre company aborted its moving plans when the Suburban World Theater ceased operations this past spring. About the change of plans, MMT artistic director Steven J. Meerdink said in a statement, "We now consider ourselves very fortunate to have found such a great home as Hey City Theater — in the heart of the Hennepin Avenue Theater District — for our productions this season."
The company, which was founded in 1992, recently presented the cult musical The Rocky Horror Show, which was the biggest-selling production in the company's decade-long history. Kevin Hansen, MMT's executive director said, "We [were] obviously thrilled with the response we received for Rocky Horror. We suspected it might be a popular choice, especially during the month of October, and were particularly pleased to welcome a large number of new audience members who had never before seen an MMT production."
The next production on the MMT schedule is Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's ode to painter George Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George. The musical, which boasts such tunes as "Move On" and "Putting it Together," opens March 7, 2003, and runs through March 30. Michael Rupert and Jerry Colker's Mail plays June 6-29.
For more information about Minneapolis Musical Theatre and its productions, call (952) 544-1372 or visit the company's website at www.aboutmmt.org. —By Andrew Gans