Announcing the 2021-22 Theater Season

By Chris Hill '01. Theater Director
September 7, 2021

With the beginning of a new school year comes many changes. New classes, new schedules, and new teachers all feed into the excitement of starting a new year. With so much change it is nice to know that some things stay the same. CDH Theater looks to produce its 28th season of plays and musicals to surprise and delight our audiences. I am excited to take on the role of Theater Director this year and see what our creative, passionate, and thoughtful students do with their time in The Lillian Theater! 

As the new Theater Director, I had the pleasure of announcing the upcoming season. The CDH Theater believers gathered at the end of the first week of school to hear this year's season. After a year of distance learning as well as distance performing, this season is shaping up to be top-notch.  

The Fall Show is "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," a frantically funny and irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest! With all the characters we have grown to love, CDH Theater looks to have the audience merrily giggling during this spoof on the traditional tale. The show will be performed outdoors on the beautifully wooded St. Catherine’s University campus. 

This year’s Children’s Show is the classic story of "The Velveteen Rabbit." "The Velveteen Rabbit" allows audiences to travel into the past when the Christmas season is most bright and children’s toys are filled with special powers. CDH Theater invites family and friends to gather and celebrate the holidays with a play that helps children and adults rediscover the true meaning of friendship, loyalty, and the surprising power of love. 

The Spring Musical is "Chicago." In the roaring twenties, Roxie Hart murders her faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another merry murderess, Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream:' fame, fortune, and acquittal. Full of memorable music, comedic performances, and wonderful dancing, CDH Theater’s "Chicago" will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.  

We are also happy to welcome new CDH Improv team coach Michael Bruckmueller. Bruckmueller has worked in the Twin Cities improv scene since 2007. He has worked at Comedy Sportz, The Brave New Workshop, and St. Catherine’s University. He is a passionate improvisor that brings a great energy and attitude. We are excited to have Michael with us at CDH.   

We are looking forward to a great year of theater and art. We are excited to perform for audiences and connect with our community. We can’t wait to feel the joy of the lights dimming and the curtain opening on another CDH Theater season. See you in The Lillian Theater! 

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