Cats ~ June 23-27

The final show of the season is the hit musical Cats. The show runs June 23 to 27 on the Hansen Theatre stage. Cats is one of the longest-running musicals ever. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles. Cat’s introduced the song standard “Memory.”

Footloose ~ July 15-19

The Straw Hat Players season was shortened by one show to accommodate the Gooseberry Park Players, a summer youth theatre company which vacated its former home at Concordia College. The Gooseberry Park Players are staging the musical Footloose July 15 to 19.

Hansen Theatre and the Gaede Stage are located in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. except for a matinee performance of Cats on June 27 at 2 p.m., and Gooseberry’s July 19 show, which starts at 1 p.m. Signed performances for the hearing impaired are Thursdays for all Straw Hat shows.

Tickets are available for the entire Straw Hat season at a discount, for individual shows and for Gooseberry’s Footloose online or by calling the MSUM Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at (218) 477-2271.