Dale B. Stark
Minneapolis Musical Theatre Brings Miracles to the New Century Theatre
April 29-May 22, 2016 with Leap of Faith
"High-energy entertainment! Ridiculously fun!New York Daily Post
MINNEAPOLISMinneapolis Musical Theatres (MMT) Leap of Faith makes its area premiere April 29May 22, 2016, at Hennepin Theatre Trusts New Century Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015. To purchase and for more information, call 612.455.9501, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., street level, City Center).
The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is traveling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend, and full-time crook, pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. That's when the sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, tries to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their hard-earned money. Jonas' real challenge arises when he finds unexpected love, forcing this ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.
Based on the hit 1992 comedy of the same name starring Steve Martin and Debra Winger, Leap of Faith features an inspirational, roof-raising score by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disneys Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Disneys The Little Mermaid) who was inspired by the sounds of gospel, country and American roots music. Lyrics are by Grammy Award winner Glenn Slater and the book was written by Janus Cercone and Tony Award winner Warren Leight.
Directed by Rob Ashford, Leap of Faith made its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on September 11, 2010. Leap of Faith moved to Broadway on April 3, 2012, at the St. James Theatre, for which it was nominated for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical and several Drama Desk Awards.
Additional Minneapolis Musical Theatre shows and local casting will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for Leap of Faith go on sale on at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10 and range from $15 to $30 depending on performance dates. Tickets may be purchased in person at the New Century Theatre Box Office (615 Hennepin Ave., street level of City Center in downtown Minneapolis), by calling 612.455.9501 (no service fees) or online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Prices include applicable facility fees. Additional charges may apply. Groups of 10 or more should call 612.455.9525 for discount information.
Performance dates are Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Hennepin Theatre Trusts New Century Theatre.
Performance times are on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
There is an additional pay what you can performance on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS MUSICAL THEATRE has been dedicated to providing the community with access to high-quality, affordable works of musical theatre never before, or very rarely, seen by Twin Cities audiences for over 20 years. MMT has produced more than 50 productions, including over 25 area premieres. Since 2012, Minneapolis Musical Theatre has partnered with Hennepin Theatre Trust to produce work at the Trusts New Century Theatre in downtown Minneapolis on the street level of City Center. Visit aboutmmt.org.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. We achieve our mission by presenting a rich mix of live performances, creating inspiring arts education experiences and advancing a thriving Hennepin Avenue cultural district in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Trusts activities include presenting Broadway touring productions and the related Broadway Confidential series, concerts, comedy, speakers and other variety entertainment plus educational initiatives including our SpotLight Musical Theatre Program and Critical Review, Teen Ushers, the Access Program and Family Day events.