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Maple Grove Youth To Perform In 'The Most Magnificent Thing'

Apr 17, 2019 12:05PM
Two Maple Grove youth are  appearing in the production of 'The Most Magnificent Thing' at Stages Theatre Company  in Hopkins. The performance runs through May 12, 2019.

The youth appearing in 'The Most Magnificent Thing' include Emily Anose and Jackson Lyon. Emily (who plays Einstein) is making her third production appearance at Stages Theatre Company.  The eighth grader previously appeared in 'Charlotte’s Web' and 'Crenshaw.' Jackson (performing as Wrench) is making his seventh production appearance at Stages Theatre Company. The 17-year-old previously appeared in 'Dreamworks Madagascar: A Musical Adventure', 'Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.' and 'Fancy Nancy: the Musical.' 

Stages Theatre Company (STC) 'The Most Magnificent Thing' is based on Ashley Spire’s
bestselling book published by Kids Can Press.

"The STEM-inspired production follows a creative little girl, Maggie, who is determined to make the most magnificent thing for her canine best friend but discovers that the invention process is anything but easy," according to STC. 

Visit for specific performance dates and times or call the box office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at 952-979-1111, option 4. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+ and children.

“What I love about 'The Most Magnificent Thing' is Maggie’s emotional journey,” Director Melanie Salmon-Peterson said. “She starts with curious enthusiasm, travels through frustration and failure and finally, through encouragement and resilience, arrives at success. I hope that our audiences can come away with the enthusiasm to try new things and the resilience to persist through failure.”

Photos, information provided by Stages Theatre Company  


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