Summer Theatre - Season 55

There has been much discussion between the leadership at Summer Theatre, the Board of Directors, and the administration at Minot State University about how this summer could work in the current climate. Our narrow entrances and limited bathroom space were of particular concern. Unfortunately, following advice from the administration at MSU, we have come to the conclusion that for the safety of our audiences and our company members, all of this year’s planned productions will be postponed until the summer of 2021.

However, we don’t want to stop all of our creative artists from being able to offer entertainment to our wonderful and supportive community. We are finalizing dates and details on how this will work, but we are hoping to offer the following activities streamed out online from our website and Facebook page.

  • Cabaret performances featuring some of our greatest hits from the past few seasons as well as some highlighting shows we haven’t done before. Performers young and old will sing out songs from a variety of musicals.
  • An intense Play in a Day set of performances where audience members will offer suggestions of things that they want to see in a play production. Favorite 80s song, a red tennis shoe, or the phrase “These pretzels taste like dirt” could all find their way onstage if that’s what we hear from the audiences. Our theatrical team of creatives will take those ideas and then write, rehearse and perform those original plays all in under 24 hours.
  • We are working to revive the famous Minot Improv Troupe: The MiNotables! Our live improv performance will take suggestions from audience members and perform them live. It will be hilarious. It will be unpredictable. It will be something we’ve never seen from Summer Theatre before!
  • There are so many stories about Summer Theatre floating around. Endearing tales from audience members, experiences from alum who have continued to hone their theatre craft in other locations, excited stories from our young performers and more. To feature those, we are putting together the Legacies Series of interviews from people who have been impacted by their time with MSU Summer Theatre.

There will be no charge for admission to these unique events showcasing our talented Summer Theatre performers, but there will remain options for donations to the renovation project or to the Summer Theatre general fund. Our main goal with these activities, though, is to stay connected with our audiences in some way this summer until we can come back to our favorite theatre on the hill under the stars in the summer of 2021.

Keep supporting the arts, but also stay safe and be kind. Thanks for supporting MSU Summer Theatre.


Please check out the "Revitalize Summer Theatre" page to see how you can be a part of our next big adventure!

Ticket Prices
2019 Ticket Prices
$16 Adult
$11   Seniors, Active Military, MSU Faculty, Staff and Students with Current MSU ID
$5 Youth 18 and under
$20 Deck seats
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Flex Passes can be transferred to the Summer of 2021.

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The Theatre
The Minot State University Amphitheater has been the home of the MSU Summer Theatre Company since 1971. This beautiful outdoor theater is set in a grass-lined hillside north of the campus. A stage above the rest from the top of the hill!

Chad Gifford, Artistic Director


Summer Theatre Board of Directors


If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, or have any questions or suggestions, please contact Board President, Cheryl Nilsen.