2012 Performance Schedule
The Southern Theater
January 26–February 12, 2012
Thursdays & Fridays - 7pm
Saturdays - 1 & 5pm
Sundays - 1pm
VIP: $30 Adults, $25 Children & Seniors
Zone 1: $27 Adults, $22 Children & Seniors
Zone 2: $25 Adults, $20 Children & Seniors

Children (15 & under)
Seniors (65 & over)
Recommended for ages 4 & up
For tickets steer your dragon to ticketworks, or call 612-343-3390
Location & Parking
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
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For more information about The Dragons Are Singing Tonight contact:
Connie Shaver

News Releases

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Production Program
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Television Coverage
• CBS Minnesota/WCCO: Musical Has Dragons, Puppets, & Circus Acts: VIEW
• Kare 11 News: Dragons Are Singing at Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center: VIEW
Articles and Reviews
• The whole play smartly and elegantly combines the 4 actors and 30 boys from the Boychoir, singing beautifully like heavenly angels, with the 3 dazzling aerialists skillfully performing in the air to express the flying image of the dragon. The whole performance is also expressed in humorous dialogue, creative stage setting and props, and touching music to bring out the message to believe.
—Manling Chen, the World Journal, Full Review
• Every once in a while a truly magical production comes along and this is it! Whether 4 or 104, I dare say there is enchantment for everyone…a wonderful mix of imagination, curiosity and creativity.
—Bird Anderson, Friends School of Minnesota Blog, Full Review
• Delightful and whimsical and moving and silly and fun. The two humans and the puppet combine to create a loveable full character. The songs are fun and catchy, sad and thoughtful, playful and whimsical. I find they're still running through my head two days later…a perfectly delightful theatrical experience for adults and children alike.
— Jill, Cherry and Spoon, Full Review
• It's enchanting. Puppets, aerialists from Circus Juventas, the Minnesota Boychoir, actors (including the marvelous Elise Langer and Tyson Forbes, who together played the role of the dragon), and live music by a band of 12 musicians combined in a strong performance with moments of genuine theatrical magic and a message that didn't hit you over the head. Let's hope for a return of what was a world premiere.
—Pamela Espeland, minnpost.com
• It’s the Year of the Dragon, so get ready for some scaly, fire-breathing fun at the Southern Theater.
—Sheila Regan, City Pages, Full Article (page 25)
• TigerLion Arts presents: The Dragons Are Singing Tonight ~ the musical tale of a nasty dragon.
—China Insight, Full Article
Audience Praise
• The kids absolutely LOVED it and the adults were mesmerized, as well!
—Tracy S. Kirby, Senior Vice President Sales, Merrill Corporation
• The sign of a winning musical is when you go home humming the songs...and that we certainly did!
—Meredith and Dick Howell, Wayzata residents and longtime lovers of musicals
• Congratulations on a wonderful show; the gorgeous voices of that boychoir, the extraordinary puppets, the hilarious clown work, and that final image of the dragon lifting off—way cool. Thanks for an inspiring and joyous day.
—Peter Brosius, Artistic Director, Children’s Theatre Company
• My eighty-three year old mother giggled with wide-eyed wonder and my fifty-five year old husband cried! There is something for EVERYONE in this magically animated, musically diverse, puppet enhanced, poetry driven play. The kind of play that celebrates the imagination, makes you leave with a heart full of belief in possibilities, and finds you singing its songs and dancing to its beat long after you've left the theater.
—Kristen Amanda, caretaker and entrepreneur
• A sumptuous feast! Bravo, bravo!
—Sandy Spieler, Artistic Director, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
• I simply cannot stop thinking about it! Truly magical, it touched my soul in many ways. As a former music teacher, thank you for sharing this with the schools.
—Sharon Heimbuch, retired elementary music teacher and community volunteer
• Absolutely stunning. The best performance I have seen in years!!! Thank you for inspiring my young artists!!!!!
—Robin Meland Savageau, full-time working mom of 2, Edina
• It was magical! Moved me to tears. One of the most creative endeavors I have ever seen...that leaves the audience breathless, nodding and smiling at the wisdom of the children, and the simple beauty of the lesson, and overwhelmed by the talent and the spectacle. I was in awe. It was pure magic!
—Rosanne Zaidenweber, immigration lawyer
• The play is so full of energy and delight and playfulness. The story that binds the songs together is so skillfully done. I loved every bit of it.
—Ellen Grace, artist
• This is sure to please children and adults alike.
—Betsy Kiefer, Field Director, Youth For Understanding USA
• I loved it. Everything. Like the many facets of a lovely jewel, it continues to sparkle in my memory. This is a wonderful gift to the community and the universe.
—Lynda M. Lee, E.A., Senior Tax Preparer, Sawmill Private Management, Inc.
• The play was truly one of the most amazing productions we have seen here in the Twin Cities. We are blown away by your talent and artistry.
—Greg and Jackie Schroeder, friends of Circus Juventas