The Day You Begin

April 17, 2020-May 17, 2020

Suitable For All Ages


Approximately 60 MINUTES with no intermission. Check back closer to opening night.
Based on the Book by Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

James and the Giant Peach-TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
“There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you…” and so opens The Day You Begin by National Book Award and Newbery Honor winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson. This highly-acclaimed, lyrical picture book by the National Ambassador for Young People’s literature debuts on our stage in the spring. Capture the courage with us to take those first steps into a place where nobody knows you and yet somehow you open the door and walk in. There are lots of reasons to feel different but this world premiere musical celebrates the bravery it takes to venture forth into something new.

3-time Newbery Medal Winning Author
National Book Award Author for Brown Girl Dreaming
Coretta Scott King Author Award winner
Children’s Literature Legacy Award winner
The Day You Begin
PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE (PWYC) : Sunday, April 19, 2020, 4:00 PM

SENSORY FRIENDLY PUBLIC PERFORMANCE (SF) : Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
To Reserve Sensory Friendly Performance Tickets: Call (952) 979-1111, option 4 or email

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE (ASL) : Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE (AD) : Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 PM


To Be Announced.

Creative and Production Team

  • Creative Team to Be Announced