As of 2015, the easiest way to find out what shows are playing at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is to visit ChanhassenTheatres.com and click on the On Stage tab to view a list of current shows. Also, call the box office to hear the current schedule. Other websites such as BroadwayWorld.com also feature information on the theatre's schedule.Continue Reading
Located in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is the largest professional dinner theatre in the United States. Founded by Herbert and Carolyn Bloomberg, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is a 90,000 square-foot entertainment complex that features four stages. The Main Dinner Theatre seats 560 people, while the Fireside Theatre, which opened in the 1970's, has 230 seats. The Courtyard, also known as The Club, has 180 seats, while the Playhouse Theatre features 130 seats and normally shows comedies.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres originally was known as The Frontier when it opened on Oct. 11, 1968. The first play shown at the theatre was "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
The theatre is famous for having the longest running musical featuring the original cast. "I Do! I Do!" opened in 1971 and eventually closed in 1993 after 7,645 performances.
All shows at the theatre are produced entirely in-house by its team of over 300 staff who takes care of everything, including set design, costuming and props.Learn more about Art & Literature