Minneapolis, Minn. –Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the world premiere of The Best Summer Ever! written and performed by Minnesota’s treasured storyteller, Kevin Kling beginning July 11, 2018. The production includes songs and sing-a-longs by CTC’s resident composer Victor Zupanc, inspired animations by Liz Schachterle, and directed by CTC’s Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius. This inventive and hilarious series of stories is about family, life’s surprises, and the great delight of what seem to be disasters becoming your favorite memories. From Norwegian camp to interviewing a mosquito to the terror of his big sister getting her driver’s license, each story transports the audience into nine-year-old Maurice’s world.
“I'm really excited about performing at CTC this summer,” stated Playwright and Actor Kevin Kling. “It's been a dream to have my plays produced here, like Lyle the Crocodile, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, and Mississippi Panorama – the productions are always incredible. This story combines the art of storytelling and the magic of theater to tell the tale of Maurice—which everyone pronounces Morris—a boy with a vivid imagination. I am thrilled to be working with Peter Brosius again, along with the wonderful visual worlds Liz Schachterle conjures, and sharing the stage with my immensely talented pal Victor Zupanc—it all promises to truly make this the best summer ever.”
Imagine the sweet taste of an ICEE, spending time on the farm, barbeque sing-a-longs, stories from grandpa, and seeing the world with new eyes. You may recognize your own family, and that magical summer when life is changed, families are transformed, and the adventures are non-stop.
“What a treat it is to bring Kevin Kling’s brilliance to our audience again,” stated Artistic Director and Director, Peter C. Brosius. “The stories that Kevin will tell are full of the sensation of wonder, surprise, and expectation that summertime brings. Kevin makes us laugh, makes us think, and touches our hearts while he celebrates growing up and the lessons we learn along the way.”
The Best Summer Ever! begins July 11 and runs through July 29, 2018, on the UnitedHealth Group Stage and is recommended for ages 8 and up. Tickets can be purchased at childrenstheatre.org or by calling the ticket office at 612.874.0400.
The Ticket Office is accessible by phone two hours prior to most performances. These posted hours are subject to change.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (inquiries only, no ticket processing)
Lap passes available for children newborn to three years for $5
ASL/AD Performance: July 27, 7pm
Group tickets up to 25% off regular tickets for groups of ten or more
Wednesday, July 11 7pm (Preview)
Thursday, July 12 7pm (Preview)
Friday, July 13 7pm (Opening night)
Saturday, July 14 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, July 15 2pm and 5pm
Thursday, July 19 7pm
Friday, July 20 7pm
Saturday, July 21 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, July 22 2pm and 5pm
Thursday, July 26 7pm
Friday, July 27 7pm
Saturday, July 28 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, July 29 2pm and 5pm