Nautilus Music Theater

308 Prince St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
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Back in 1986, Ben Krywosz founded the New Music-Theater Ensemble in the Twin Cities as a way to explore and present brand-new works in the area. More than 25 years later, the vision continues with Nautilus, which presents workshop and full productions of works where the ink is barely dry, while also offering training and other programs for those involved in the musical theater community. The tight confines of their studio theater space makes for invigorating and intimate performances, such as the award-winning Joan of Arc and the absolutely moving I Am Anne Frank. There have been numerous other productions through the years for Nautilus as well, from Man of La Mancha to Carousel to Songs From an Unmade Bed. The regular Rough Cuts series gives audiences immediate access to pieces of new works, as creators test drive their works-in-progress for the audience. Training wise, there is the annual Wesley Balk Opera/Music Theater Institute, which offers additional training for music professionals -- from performers to directors to coaches.

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    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:50 a.m. by Ed Huyck

    At Monday evening's Ivey Awards, Nautilus Music-Theater's Ordinary Days got a moment in the spotlight as the number "Fine" was performed.The audience at the State Theatre was bigger than could fit into Nautilus's tiny 40-seat home d...

  • Ordinary Days
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4 a.m. by Sheila Regan

    Starting this week, audiences will be able to check out Nautilus Music-Theater's new space at the studio presentation of Ordinary Days, a piece by composer/lyricist Adam Gwon. The company hasn't moved very far — it's still in ...

  • Nautilus showcases new home with Ordinary Days
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. by Ed Huyck

    Nautilus Music-Theater is getting a new home, though it is only a floor away from their old one.The longstanding developmental organization has moved offices and studio space down a floor at 308 Prince Street in St. Paul's Lowertown...

  • Nautilus Rough Cuts takes the stage tonight and tomorrow
    Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:01 a.m. by Sheila Regan

    This week, Nautilus Music Theater continues its 19th season of Rough Cuts, the new music series featuring explorations in musical theater. Tonight's event take place at Nautilus Studio in Lowertown St. Paul, and tomorrow's will be i...


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