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Minnetonka Theatre presents Chaplin the Musical
Minnetonka Theatre presents Chaplin the Musical

Minnetonka Theatre is excited to open its season with the Minnesota premiere of Chaplin the Musical, based on the life of the silent film legend the world couldn't stop talking about – Charlie Chaplin.

"This brand-new Broadway musical offers a captivating close-up look at the man behind the legend," said Artistic Director Trent Boyum. "Essentially, it's about a boy and his mother, and it feels a bit like 'Oliver Twist' in that he was an orphan who was ripped away from his mother. Chaplin spent the rest of his life searching for unconditional love. Chaplin the Musical explores how his tragic childhood affected his life's work as a filmmaker, and made his personal life difficult, exploring a series of unfulfilling relationships. But, it also presents everything you'd expect from a musical about this legendary comedian; music hall numbers, vaudeville dance routines, Hollywood glamour, and how Chaplin brought his world-renowned character 'The Little Tramp' to life."

Boyum added, "Our students are very excited to present the Minnesota premiere of this stunning new show, and we can't wait to share it with our supportive audiences."

Music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, and book by Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan. Chaplin the Musical takes us from the gritty streets and smoky music halls of London to movie screens across the world, going behind the camera to show how an undeniable comic genius found soaring success and later fell from grace.

Dates: November 2, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm; November 10, 17 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $20 Adult; $18 Senior; $15 Youth – Reserved Seating (Group Rates Available)
Location: Arts Center on 7 – Main Stage
Purchase tickets:
952.401.5898 or www.minnetonkatheatre.com

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