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Good news! Main Street faculty, students—and their performances—are frequently featured in the local media. Here you will find some of the press coverage, and our press releases that help tell the story about what’s happening at Main Street. MSSPA is not responsible for the content of external links.

05.23.14 SpotLight Awards shine brightly on MSSPA’s “The Drowsy Chaperone” / Read the media alert

05.21.14 Main Street School celebrates 10 years by Matthew Hankey - SUN Sailor / Go to the article

04.20.14 Rob Thompson, MSSPA's Director of Outreach & Development talks on WCCO's Steele Talkin' with Jearlyn Steele / Listen to the podcast

03.04.14 Main Street School of Performing Arts holds Information Sessions this spring / Read the media alert

02.13.14 Main Street School of Performing Arts to delight audiences this spring with raucous musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone / Read the media alert

02.13.14 Main Street School’s Executive Director has research published / Read the media alert

02.13.14 What do you get when you combine a nationally recognized
high school scientist with an accomplished vocalist?
An awesome MSSPA student named Josh Wolf. / Read the media alert

11.06.13 Main Street School of Performing Arts stages
The Laramie Project at Illusion Theater / Read the media alert

10.07.13 MSSPA students invited to energize crowds at We Day / Read the media alert

05.21.13 Main Street School of Performing Arts recognized as one of Newsweek’s “2013 Best High Schools” / Read the media alert

05.13.13 Main Street School of Performing Arts Student Awarded First Place in Annual Minnesota Music Teachers Association Composition Contest / Read the media alert

05.13.13 Mid-May offers ample opportunities to enjoy Main Street School of Performing Arts’ musical talent / Read the media alert

04.03.13 Joe Nathan Column: "Now he has hope, and we have hope" by Joe Nathan - HometownSource.com / Go to the article

02.06.13 Guest column: Proving strong options, Minnesota’s charter law ranked No. 1 by Joe Nathan - SUN Post / Go to the article

01.31.13 Main Street School Brings the Wonders of Willy Wonka to the Stage / Read the media alert

01.31.13 Main Street School and Memorial Blood Centers Team up for a Second Blood Drive / Read the media alert

12.10.12 Main Street Students Bring a Caribbean Sound to the Holiday Season / Read the media alert

12.03.12 Main Street School of Performing Arts and Memorial Blood Centers team up to save lives and raise funds for student post-secondary pursuits / Read the media alert

11.10.12 Main Street School of Performing Arts partners with national character education leader Youth Frontiers to address bullying and disrespect - Hopkins Patch / Go to the article

10.04.12 Main Street students showcase their talents in upcoming performances / Read the media alert

05.22.12 Hopkins Public Schools avoided the new system’s negative classifications, and most of its schools scored above average by James Warden - Hopkins Patch / Go to the article

05.17.12 SpotLight Spring Awards Announced by Hennepin Theatre Trust by Kelsey Denette - broadwayworld.com - minneapolis / Go to the article

05.09.12 Main Street School to Host ‘Support the Street’ May 16-18 by James Warden - Hopkins Patch / Go to the article

05.08.12 U.S. News Ranks Hopkins 14th Best High School In State by James Warden - Hopkins Patch / Go to the article

05.08.12 U.S. News Ranks Nation's Best High Schools by Laura McMullen - U.S. News / Go to full article / See MSSPA's ranking page

03.16.12 Main Street Students Go Global, Right in the Heart of Hopkins: Students participate in cultural coursework with acclaimed Indonesian instructors / Read the media alert

03.06.12 Spotlight Awards: Main Street School’s Production of The Producers Deemed “Outstanding!” / Read the media alert

02.10.12 MSSPA Brings 'The Producers' to Minnesota by James Warden - Hopkins Patch / See the video

02.10.12 Main Street takes on 'The Producers' - Sun Newspapers / Go to the article

01.25.12 Main Street School of Performing Arts to produce The Producers: Students bring large-scale production of classic, cult favorite to The Lab Theater in mid-February / Read the press release

12.09.11 MSSPA Chamber Singers participate in the Hopkins Old-Fashioned Christmas by James Warden - Hopkins Patch / Go to the article

11.10.11 MSSPA Chamber Singers participate in Veterans Day Celebration by James Warden - Hopkins Patch / Go to the article

10.15.11 Main Street School of Performing Arts Science Teacher Wins "Super Scientist" Award: Tracy Johnson is one of nine metro teachers recognized for excellence / Read the press release

05.16.11 Main Street Student Performances To Light Up Spotlight Showcase / Read the press release

05.16.11 Main Street chooses St. Thomas as authorizer by Casey Merkwan- Lakeshore Weekly News / Go to the article

05.06.11 Main Street School in Hopkins gets a new sponsor by Marc Ingber - Sun Newspapers / Go to the article

03.09.11 Main Street Students enjoy classroom engagement with special guest artists from acclaimed Sumunar Indonesian Music and Dance / Read the press release

10.26.10 Hopkins arts charter school has a new leader by Kelly Smith - Star Tribune / Go to the article

10.25.10 MSSPA enters lair of 'Dracula' by Ed Huyck - Lakeshore Weekly News / Go to the article

10.18.10 Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins gets to root of evil by Chris Dillmann- Sun Newspapers / Go to the article

09.29.10 Main Street School of Performing Arts to Perform Dracula This Fall Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s original Dracula, brings authentic horror story to stage / Read the press release

07.29.10 Main Street School gets new Executive Director by Marc Ingber - Sun Newspapers / Go to the article

07.20.10 Main Street School of Performing Arts (MSSPA) is pleased to announce the selection of Barbara Wornson as its new Executive Director / Read the press release

05.12.09 Hennepin Theatre Trust's Spotlight on Musical Theater Honors awarded to three Main Street students for their performances in "RENT: School Edition" / Read the press release

02.09 Grrrls who rock WordsAndPictures: Half Demon Doll heats up by Kelly Westhoff - MN Women's Press / Go to the article

08.08 Heath: Ben Woodcock by Joe Bissen - MPLS ST. Paul Magazine / Go to the article

08.01.08 On the fringe by Scott Theisen - Sun Newspapers / Go to the article

07.28.08 Main Street heads to Fringe by Ed Huyck - Lakeshore Weekly News / Go to the article

11.21.07 Call of the wild by Marc Ingber - Sun Newspapers / Read the article

05.23.07 School gets a dose of life lessons by Patrice Relerford - Star Tribune / Read the article

08.23.06 Main Street School reaches milestone by Marc Ingber - Sun Newspapers / Go to the article

MSSPA Presents: Our Upcoming Productions

All shows start at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Adults, $5 Students (unless noted)
& can be purchased at the door.

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NO SHAME
9/27, 10/25, 1/17, 2/28, 4/25, 5/23
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN / Map

The Drowsy Chaperone
Musical
3/13-3/14
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Spark the Arts
3/15
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map

Choir Concert
3/18
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

Instrumental Music Concert
3/25
Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN / Map

Spring Awakens, Summer Reflects
Dance Concert
5/8-5/10
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN / Map

The Dining Room
Spring Play
5/15-5/17
Illusion Theatre
528 Hennepin Avenue #704
Minneapolis, MN / Map
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Choir Concert
5/20
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd.
Hopkins, MN / Map

Support the Street
5/23
3:30 p.m. at MSSPA
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN / Map

Senior Showcase
5/28-5/29
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN / Map