Complicated Fun: The Minneapolis Music Scene

Presented by History Theatre

History Theatre

30 10th Street East. St.Paul, MN 55101


Call 651-292-4323
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Past performances

Thursday, April 28 7:30 pm
  • Preview
Friday, April 29 7:30 pm
  • Preview
Saturday, April 30 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Sunday, May 1 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, May 5 10:00 am
Thursday, May 5 7:30 pm
Friday, May 6 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 7 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 8 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, May 12 10:00 am
Thursday, May 12 7:30 pm
Friday, May 13 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 14 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 15 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
  • ASL interpreted
  • Audio described
Thursday, May 19 7:30 pm
Friday, May 20 7:30 pm
Musical Storytelling New work Minnesota premiere

198x. Ronald Reagan, Rubik's cubes, and the underground music scene of Minneapolis. Get swirled up with two young misfits who discover themselves in the musical madness pouring out of First Avenue. Everybody's dressin' in this mixtape love letter to the counterculture sounds that made the city famous. Relive the legendary '80s scene with a band that stirs up the sounds of the Replacements, the Suicide Commandos, Hüsker Dü, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the Suburbs, and many more. 

Find out how a cold Midwestern metropolis gave birth to so many geniuses of punk and funk!

By Alan Berks

Directed by Dominic Taylor

Music Direction by Nic Delcambre

H. Adam Harris Clerk, Jimmy
Nic Delcambre Music Director
Allan, Others
Erik Hoover Byron, Others
Andrea Wollenberg Maggie, Nancy, Cousin, Others