Hit musical ‘Glensheen’ returning to St. Paul’s History Theatre for seventh run
St. Paul’s History Theatre will bring back the immensely popular musical “Glensheen” for the seventh time since its 2015 world premiere.
The musical will run from July 8 through 23. Tickets are priced from $74 to $55 and are on sale now via historytheatre.com and by phone at 651-292-4323.
Written by one of Minnesota’s most prolific playwrights, Jeffrey Hatcher, with music from Chan Poling of the Suburbs and New Standards, “Glensheen” tells the true-crime story of the 1977 murder of Elisabeth Congdon and her personal care attendant, Velma Pietila, in Duluth’s Glensheen mansion. It is a comedy, but the murder victims are treated with respect and compassion in the show.
“Glensheen” earned rave reviews from critics and audiences from the start and has become a tradition of sorts at the History Theatre. In his Pioneer Press review of last summer’s production, Rob Hubbard wrote: “If you haven’t seen this wild and wooly comic take on the tale, I’d recommend you do. It’s a tremendously entertaining show, a whirlwind of a musical that turns a comically cartoonish lens toward the scheme that (allegedly, evidently… OK, almost certainly) Congdon’s daughter, Marjorie, hatched to get her husband to murder her mother for an inheritance.”
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