A Christmas Carol»

A Christmas Carol
November 13 - December 28, 2014
Wurtele Thrust Stage
This year marks the 40th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perennial favorite that received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in 2010 and continues the Guthrie’s holiday tradition for families across the region. Now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!

The Cocktail Hour»

The Cocktail Hour
November 22, 2014 - January 04, 2015
McGuire Proscenium Stage
When your family is in town for the holidays, we’ve got the perfect way to toast the season! With delightfully witty wordplay, A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour is a heartfelt comedy of manners that pits artistic pursuit against family loyalty.

Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical»

Jonah and the Whale: A New Musical
December 19 - December 28, 2014
Dowling Studio
Set on the banks of the Mississippi River and featuring a bluegrass score, Jonah and the Whale is an unforgettable adventure of faith, chance and humor in the face of unbeatable odds. Known for creating stage productions with an emphasis on music and simple storytelling, 7th House Theater makes its Dowling Studio debut with this new production.

A Midsummer Night's Dream»

February 07 - March 29, 2015
Wurtele Thrust Stage
Joe Dowling and David Bolger (choreographer for H.M.S. Pinafore) will direct the beloved play on our signature thrust, interpreting its four cleverly woven stories in a moonlit forest on a midsummer night like you’ve never seen before. Don’t miss this joyously immersive experience suitable for theatergoers 9 to 90.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court»

February 14 - March 01, 2015
Dowling Studio
Wander with Mark Twain as he time travels from the 19th century to 6th-century England through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut. Adapted by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher and directed by The Acting Company Artistic Director Ian Belknap, this clever satirical romp is a must-see.


February 24 - February 27, 2015
Dowling Studio
This sleek, accessible and characteristically bloody Macbeth will thrill, startle and satisfy — a 75-minute presentation perfect for both first-timers and Shakespeare buffs. In one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies, Shakespeare dramatizes the psychological and political fallout when the ambition for power is satisfied through evil means.

Telling: Minnesota 2015»

March 06 - March 15, 2015
Dowling Studio
The Guthrie welcomes the return of The Telling Project, expanding upon work begun in the Studio in 2013. This new play performed by a cast of Minnesota veterans and military family members and written from their own experiences, Telling: Minnesota 2015 will create an opportunity for area military veterans and family to speak, and their fellow citizens to listen.

The Nature Crown»

March 20 - April 05, 2015
Dowling Studio
Award-winning director and playmaker Jon Ferguson brings his special brand of playful, irreverent and imaginative performance work to this world premiere production, a celebratory narrative event exploring origin, innocence, community and inevitable universal change. Highly physical, comic and poetic, The Nature Crown features an ensemble of some of the Twin Cities most exciting actors, dancers, musicians and theater-makers.

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play»

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
March 31 - May 10, 2015
McGuire Proscenium Stage
What will endure when the apocalypse arrives? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy begins immediately after the fall of civilization with a group of people trying to recreate the iconic “Cape Feare” episode of “The Simpsons.” Seven years later, the same clan is recounting episodes of the show professionally. Flash forward 75 years, and the story is told in an entirely different way.

The Crucible»

April 11 - May 24, 2015
Wurtele Thrust Stage
For the first time in four decades, Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of good and evil will be revisited at the Guthrie. It’s 1692 and a dark magic possesses Salem. The God-fearing citizens are on their guard and no one is beyond suspicion. With powerful notions of faith and uncertainty, and truth and deception – burning as feverishly today as the day it was written – this Tony Award-winning masterpiece of the American canon is a must-see.

Flying Foot Forum»

May 07 - May 17, 2015
Dowling Studio
The Guthrie presents Joe Chvala’s Flying Foot Forum in an evening of foot stomping, heart-stopping percussive dance, both classic and new. This production will feature two of Flying Foot Forum’s most popular and defining works, “Red Walls” and “Berserks,” from their highly acclaimed masterwork “Mjollnir—Hammer of Thor” which is loosely based on Norse mythology.

Juno and the Paycock»

May 23 - June 28, 2015
McGuire Proscenium Stage
One of the great plays of the 20th century, Juno and the Paycock is an epic tale of one family’s survival in Dublin following the Irish Civil War. Jack Boyle, known to his neighbors as the “paycock,” is out of work and determined to stay that way. He and his sidekick Joxer spend their time drinking and playing cards while Juno, the matriarch, attempts to keep their family together. When the family learns of an inheritance from a distant relative, the money is spent before it even arrives. But will they transcend the events that conspire to keep them in their place? 

Choir Boy»

June 16 - July 05, 2015
Dowling Studio
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus is confident and charismatic, and he wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. But his differences lead classmates to lash out with slurs tinged with more than a little jealousy. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key

The Music Man»

The Music Man
June 20 - August 23, 2015
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Summer isn’t complete without seeing a spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking salesman and his money-making scheme to form a boys band in small-town Iowa. But you’ve never seen it here and there’s no better time than the present to experience this all-American gem.


July 10 - July 11, 2015
Dowling Studio
This season the Guthrie will present DeMayda’d, a Mu Performing Arts developmental work by and featuring Twin Cities pop funk musician Mayda Slice, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes. This one-woman show in concert format will play a limited engagement.

Stage Kiss»

Stage Kiss
July 18 - August 30, 2015
McGuire Proscenium Stage
Does art imitate life? Or does life imitate art? When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Make a date night for one of the hottest new plays to hit the stage.