Women of Substance

Come back on June 16 to preview our 2015-2016 Women of Substance Series! An amazing lineup of dance, theatre, and music awaits!

The Women of Substance series was founded in 1996 to encourage all women to find their voice and place on life's stage. The series, which hosts local, national and international artists, continually reminds audience members of both genders the importance of living lives of substance. With over 22,000 patrons annually, the series continues to grow with enthusiastic audiences and broad media appeal.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:00pm, Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 7:00pm

featuring Ananya Dance Theatre

​A Women of Substance event
Roktim, a full-length dance created in collaboration by choreographer...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 7:30pm

featuring internationally-renowned choreographer Maureen Fleming

Text by David Henry Hwang
Music by Philip Glass

A Women of Substance event

"Transcends the material...
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

with special guest Peter Ostroushko

Dubbed Minnesota’s own “Celtic Woman,” Katie McMahon is best known as the original...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:30pm

By Tina Packer
Directed by Eric Tucker
Featuring Tina Packer and Nigel Gore

A Women of Substance event

A true tour de force performance, Women of Will is the masterful summation of...
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

featuring pipa virtuoso Wu Man
and the Shanghai Quartet

A Women of Substance event
Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and the Shanghai...
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 7:30pm

Together On Stage

In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and...
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Soul's Messenger
Celebrating 50 Years of New Music

“[Monk] may loom even larger as the new century unfolds, and later generations will envy those who got to see her live.”  - New Yorker

Theater director/choreographer/filmmaker/ and...