U of M's Centennial Showboat postpones Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Taste of Minnesota isn't the only happening in St. Paul affected by the yesterday's heavy rains. The University of Minnesota's Centennial Showboat announced that it will be postponing some of its performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde due to the Mississippi's current high-water levels. The boat is docked at Harriet Island, which is currently flooded.

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[jump] The production kicked off this past Wednesday before the storm, but shows that are scheduled for June 20-28 have been canceled. Performances hopes to resume July 1.

"Of course our Showboat Players are waiting in the wings eager to put on this classic melodrama, but you just can't argue with the Mighty Mississippi," says stage director Peter Moore.

Have tickets to one of the canceled shows? You can use those tickets at a future show, though rescheduling via email at [email protected] or phone at 651-227-1100 is required (they're recommending email over phone, as the hotline has been flooded... with calls).

The show will continue through its previously planned date, August 16. For more info, check out the event's official website,