Theater Latté Da

A nonprofit organization

868 donors


“Anniversaries are a wonderful time to pause, to celebrate our collective history, but also to look ambitiously forward. To celebrate our collective future, this year we are launching two world premieres, boldly re-imagining work from the musical theater canon, doing a national tour to share Minnesota-grown work across the country, and continuing our rigorous interpretation of the work of revolutionary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Behind the scenes, we are deepening our support for the playwrights, composers, and lyricists creating the future of musical theater.” - Peter Rothstein, Founding Artistic Director

Theater Latté Da is proud to be Minnesota’s only regional theater–and one of few organizations in the country–devoted exclusively to new and adventuresome musical theater. Founded in 1998, Theater Latté Da emerged from the successful collaboration between lifelong friends Peter Rothstein and Denise Prosek. In the twenty-five seasons that have followed, the theater has grown to become a national leader in musical theater, built by the incredible community of theatermakers who call Minnesota home. This work has included:

  • 13 world premieres of new musicals or plays with music
  • 82 mainstage productions created by thousands of Minnesota theatermakers
  • 2,640 performances across the Twin Cities and at The Ritz Theater, home to TLD since 2014
  • 625,000 audience members who have come together for the shared experience of emotionally and intellectually engaging productions

In co-founding Theater Latté Da, Peter and Denise had two goals in mind. The first was to investigate extant musicals, excavate what felt urgent about them and create innovative, relevant productions that resonate with contemporary audiences. The second was to collaborate with a diversity of artists they admired to create entirely new works illuminating voices and perspectives historically underrepresented.

Your gift to Theater Latté Da will ensure a strong future for musical theater in Minnesota, helping us compensate our extraordinary local artists for their time and talent, diversify and expand the canon, and bring new stories and new songs from new voices to life. Together, we can make musical theater that matters. 

Please join us and GiveMN for GIVE TO THE MAX DAY on November 17th, and show your support of vibrant arts in the Twin Cities with your gift to Theater Latté Da.

Thank you for your support.


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Theater Latté Da

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345 13th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413



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