CTC offers season of premieres

Lineup includes 'Aladdin'

Minneapolis’ Children’s Theater Company, which sent “Frog and Toad” out on their musical journey, has announced the lineup for its 2005-06 season, including holiday show “Disney’s Aladdin” and several world premieres.

The mainstage season begins with the North American preem of Charles Way’s “Sleeping Beauty,” directed by Greg Banks. Previews are Aug. 23-25; perfs are Aug. 26-Oct. 29.

Performed by Amsterdam troupe ISH, “4-ISH” is created and directed by Marco Gerris; it previews Aug. 31-Sept. 1 and runs Sept. 2-Oct. 8.

“Disney’s Aladdin” arrives for a holiday run, with previews Nov. 15-17 and perfs Nov. 18-Jan. 6.

CTC artistic director Peter C. Brosius directs the world preem of “Reeling” by Barry Kornhauser, with previews Jan. 17-19 and perfs Jan. 20-March 4.

The world preem of “Esperanza Rising,” adapted by Lynne Alvarez from Pam Munoz Ryan’s book, follows, with previews March 14-16 for a March 17-April 15 run.

A musical version of classic kids book “Pippi Longstocking” follows, with previews April 25-27 and perfs April 28-June 18. Matthew Howe directs the tuner based on Astrid Lindgren’s stories, with English translation by Thomas W. Olson and Truda Stockenstrom. Music is by Roberta Carlson, lyrics by Carlson and Olson.

The Cargill Stage will launch its season with “The Cat’s Journey,” adapted by Fabrizio Montecchi from the book “Kattresan” by Ivar Arosenius (translation by Anne-Charloette Hanes Harvey). Performed by Dockteatern Tittut, it employs puppets by Nicoletta Garioni. Previews are Oct. 4-6; performances are Oct. 7-30.

Will Power’s “Flow” makes a stop Nov. 2-20, directed by Danny Hoch.

That’s followed by “Prom,” a collaboration between New Paradise Laboratories and the CTC ensemble, directed by Whit MacLaughlin. It previews Feb. 14-16 for performances Feb. 17-March 19.

Naomi Iizuka’s “Anon(ymous),” an adaptation of Homer’s “The Odyssey,” has its world premiere, directed by Brosius. Previews are April 4-6; perfs are April 7-29.

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