Theater Experiences

Right now, we know you can’t travel to see a show — so we’ve brought theater to you!

Project Success
Spotlight Series

While many theaters are closing their doors to prioritize the health and safety of families, our partners (local and beyond) continue creating art that they are excited for you to experience. At Project Success, we hope to shine a light on these amazing opportunities that our theater partners are able to provide — from the stage to your home — and all at no cost to you.

Livestreaming Performances to Add to Your Calendar

New opportunities will be updated soon!


Arts Experiences to Enjoy Any Time

Livestream: Chim Lạc (Lost Bird)
pre-recorded, free online from MN Opera
recommended for middle school and older

When Liên suddenly dies, her granddaughter Thi is confronted with the shame of never fully knowing her, due to their language barrier. This story is told through music and modern shadow puppetry. (Click the above title for information on content and registration.)


Livestream – Dastak: I Wish You Me
pre-recorded, free online from Ananya Dance Theatre
recommended for high school and older

Four surreal dance films about home, belonging, and borders. (Click the above title for information on content and registration.)


Livestream: Musical Menagerie
pre-recorded, free online from MN Orchestra
recommended for middle school and older

Musical Menagerie will invite viewers to connect music with animals—thanks to a partnership with The Minnesota Zoo—in a live concert that presents a variety of composers and styles of music as well as unique film elements and guests from the Zoo. Available beginning Friday, February 12, 2021 at 3:00pm. (Click the above title for information on content and registration.)


Thunder Band: Music and Conversations on The Cedar’s Plaza
pre-recorded, free online from Cedar Cultural Center
recommended for middle school and older

Featuring renowned live vocalist Geedi, oud player Najax, and percussionist Harbi, the group performs both original and traditional Somali qaraami songs – popular ballad-like tunes that tell stories often centered on love.


Ten Thousand Voices
pre-recorded, free online from Ten Thousand Things
recommended for high school and older

Professional actors perform creative works written by participants from correctional facilities and senior communities.


American Voices
pre-recorded, free online from Minnesota Orchestra
recommended for middle school and older

Enjoy a concert video featuring performances by Minnesota Orchestra musicians and commentary from host Sarah Hicks, along with opportunities to respond to the music through drawing and dance.


#ConcertsForKids – Ragamala Dance Company
pre-recorded, free online from Ragamala Dance Company
recommended for middle school and older

Get an inside look as they rehearse and explain their approach to traditional Indian dance, while living within two cultures in the United States.


TOU SAIK LEE: Solidarity Process
pre-recorded, free online from Cedar Cultural Center
recommended for high school and older

Join Cedar Artist Collective member Tou SaiK Lee as he unveils the Solidarity Process, three curated collaborations between artists from Black and Asian backgrounds. This is a continuation of We Believe in Unity: Black and Asian Solidarity, a program that premiered on The Cedar Public Access Channel on July 2nd. Age recommendation: High school and older.


Cirque du Soleil 60-minute special – Alegría, Kooza, KÀ
pre-recorded, free online from Cirque du Soleil
recommended for middle school and older

World renowned circus Cirque du Soleil invites you for a new 60-minute special featuring awe-inspiring moments from Alegría, Kooza and KÀ. Age recommendation: Middle school and older.


TTT Let’s Sing!
pre-recorded, free online from Ten Thousand Things
recommended for middle school and older

A virtual cabaret in three short parts. Age recommendation: Middle school and older.


Kevin Kling: Greatest Hits and Juicy Bits
pre-recorded, free online from Open Eye Figure Theatre
recommended for high school and older 

This tenth anniversary, Kevin Kling and collaborating musicians/performers celebrate some of their favorite songs, poems, and stories. Age recommendation: High school and older. 


CONTRA-TIEMPO: joyUS justUS
pre-recorded, free online from The Lincoln Center
recommended for middle school and older

“joyUS justUS” is a participatory Urban Latin Dance Theater experience that takes on joy as the ultimate expression of resistance. Age recommendation: Middle school and older.


Sofía Viola: Music Is Medicine
pre-recorded, free online from the Cedar Cultural Center
recommended for high school and older

Join us for a performance and discussion with Sofía Viola, an artist based in Argentina whose Cedar debut was cancelled due to the pandemic. This program takes us directly into Sofía’s home in Buenos Aires for an intimate acoustic set that highlights the strength of her voice and the brilliance and honesty of her songwriting. Age recommendation: High school and older.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
pre-recorded, free online 
recommended for middle school and older

Experience a rich collection of performances as generously made available by this legendary dance company. Age recommendation: Middle school and older.


Doctor Atomic by The Metropolitan Opera
pre-recorded, free online from The Metropolitan Opera
recommended for high school and older

An intimate opera about the creation of the atomic bomb in 1945. Age recommendation: High school and older.


Sound Off: Movement Music from MN
pre-recorded, free online from the The Kennedy Center
recommended for high school and older

In partnership with Arts Midwest and The Kennedy Center, Black Minnesota artists from multiple disciplines present work that responds to the moment we are in, both on the local level and beyond. The featured artists are Tish Jones, PaviElle, Nur-D, and Yoni Light. Age recommendation: High school and older.

Online Arts
with Project Success

Continuing what we began this past spring, Project Success invites you to explore online performances, while also engaging with reflection questions and activities created by Project Success facilitators. This is an opportunity to have a more guided and interactive arts experience, on your own schedule.

Interactive Arts Experiences with a Project Success Facilitator

Sound Off: Movement Music from Minnesota
pre-recorded with a video from PS facilitators

In partnership with Arts Midwest and The Kennedy Center, Black Minnesota artists from multiple disciplines present work that responds to the moment we are in, both on the local level and beyond. This video invites you to engage with the work on a more personal level.


American Sign Language Theater
pre-recorded with a video from PS facilitators

Inspiring examples of ASL in theater.


Black Violin
pre-recorded with a video from PS facilitators

Come enjoy a concert by Black Violin, along with three options of activities you can choose! You can choose the option to observe, explore, or create, or all three!


Dance and Motion
pre-recorded with a video from PS facilitators

Watch four short performances (Better Place Performance, The Tempest Replica Excerpt, Honor thy Mother and The Book of Secrets) alongside facilitators Andy and Ryan while thinking about how dance can convey valuable messages to others.


SXSW Shorts
pre-recorded with a video from PS facilitators

While the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival was postponed, some of this year’s short films have been made available for free online. This particular suite of short films chosen by Project Success all explore the idea of community.


Into the Woods
pre-recorded with a video from PS facilitators

During this virtual workshop, facilitators reference the Broadway production, Into the Woods. While you’re watching this video, also watch the full Into the Woods performance alongside prompts from your facilitator, Andy!