Presented by Stages Theatre Company

Stages Theatre Company

1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN


Call 952-979-1111
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60 minutes

Past performances

Friday, March 9 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 1:00 pm
Sunday, March 11 2:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Sunday, March 11 4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 14 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 14 12:30 pm
Thursday, March 15 10:00 am
  • Sensory friendly
Thursday, March 15 12:30 pm
Friday, March 16 10:00 am
Friday, March 16 7:00 pm
  • ASL interpreted
  • Audio described
Saturday, March 17 10:00 am
  • Sensory friendly
Saturday, March 17 1:00 pm
Sunday, March 18 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 18 4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 21 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 21 12:30 pm
Dance Kids New work Minnesota premiere


Mar 9 – 25, 2018

A dance-inspired original performance based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

In collaboration with Escalate Dance

Age Recommendation:  All Ages


This fairy tale classic by Hans Christian Andersen dances onto our main stage this March. The Emperor’s nightingale sings more beautifully than any other creature in the kingdom, but is suddenly replaced by a bejeweled mechanical bird that proves to be more predictable. When the mechanical bird eventually breaks down and the Emperor is taken ill, however, the real nightingale returns to restore the Emperor’s life through its uncompromisingly beautiful song. The story about the power of real beauty to stir the heart is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl MoonTwelve Dancing Princesses, The Snow Queen and The Velveteen Rabbit.