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Summer Theatre Chair Campaign
If you are interested in donating to our chair campaign, $150 per chair, you can now do that online. Just go to the following link, designate ‘Other’ then add Summer Theatre Chair Campaign in the pop up box. Our goal is to have all the amphitheatre chairs updated by the time we open our 50th season, the summer of 2015. Thank you for all your support of our program and please do not hesitate to send us your 50th Anniversary Season production suggestions. Have a great day and we will see you at the theatre.


Summer Theatre Season 49

Musical of Musicals June 13-18
See How They Run June 26-30
Spamalot July 8-12
Big River: Friday July 18-23

All performances begin at 8:30 pm.

$8 Adults
$7 Students & Seniors
$5 12 and Under
$3 MSU Faculty, Staff, Summer Students.

For reservations call 858-3228 after June 1, 2014

The Theatre
The Minot State University Amphitheater is the home of the Summer Theatre Company. This beautiful outdoor theater, set in a grass-lined hillside north of the campus, has been the home of MSU Summer Theatre since 1971.

More Information
Kevin R. Neuharth, Director of Theatre
(701) 858-3878 —

Musical of Musicals

June 13-18
Music By Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell and Jonne Bogart
Directed by Carlen Gilseth

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about musicals! In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. June is an ingenue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. The Musical of Musicals: The Musical is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French.

See How They Run

June 26-30
Directed by Dr. Conrad Davidson

So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the air force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which, for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings on and the trumped up stories they tell him. See How They Run is produced through special Arrangement with Sameul French.


July 8-12
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez
Directed by Chad Gifford

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? Monty Python’s Spamalot is produced through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Big River

July 18-23
Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the Novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Kevin Neuharth

Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel-the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. Big River The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn produced though special arrangement with Rogers and Hammerstein.

Past seasons
Season 48
Season 47
Season 46
Season 45
Season 44
Season 43
Season 42