Skip to main content

St. Paul's History Theatre canceled two performances of its musical about the Kensington Runestone because of COVID cases.

The theatre announced that its 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday shows of Runstone! A Rock Musical couldn't go ahead "due to COVID cases within the artistic team."

People who had tickets were told to call the box office at 651-292-4323 to exchange tickets. The theatre's shows Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will still go ahead.

COVID-19 cases have been rising steadily across Minnesota in recent weeks due to the spread of new strains of the Omicron variant.

Minnesota reported 2,115 confirmed cases in Thursday's update, but the actual number of people with COVID is likely to be much higher as this figure does not include at-home positive tests.

The History Theatre's show is running between May 7-29, and tells the story in "whimsical rock 'n roll musical" fashion of Olaf Ohman, the Swedish immigrant who dug up a supposed Viking runestone near Kensington, Minnesota in 1889.

"He is praised for his discovery but soon controversy erupts and his life is turned upside down with claims of 'Fake! Fraud! Liar!'" the synopsis reads.

The show stars Sasha Andreev, the Russia-born, Minneapolis-raised actor who has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, as well as being a host for HGTV's Curb Appeal.

You can book tickets for the show here.

History Theatre will follow this up by bringing back its musical Glensheen, about the famous murders at the Congdon Family home in Duluth in 1977, which debuted at the theatre in 2015.

Next Up

Trevor Scott May

Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old

The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.

Kim Crockett

Endorsed candidate's campaign video used antisemitic trope at MN GOP convention

The video aired before GOP-backed secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett's speech at the state party convention.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, May 18

More than 2,000 new cases in today's report.

Thomas Lane

Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

14 W Main St, Anoka, MN 55303, United States - September 2021

2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka

The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.

Adam Hunter Pattishall.

Fleeing suspect charged in crash that left husband dead, wife critical

Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.

storm, severe weather

Threat of severe weather returns to Minnesota for 2 days

Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.

ambulance

1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey

The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.

Tettegouche State Park bridge

Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park

Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.

Keith Harvell

Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man

Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.

900 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 2021

2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting

A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.

Related

1024px-Orpheum_Theatre_Minneapolis_Minnesota_2176415250

Hennepin Theatre Trust announces COVID-19 show postponements

It affects performances at the Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres.

Music in the Zoo

2020 Music in the Zoo season canceled due to coronavirus

It's the first time it's been canceled in its history.

SIx

Ordway reveals lineup for its 2022-23 Broadway, concert season

A production of 'Beauty and the Beast' is among the Broadway @ the Ordway shows.

Another Garrison Keillor event is canceled in Minnesota

He was due to perform at the NorShor Theatre in Duluth.

Screen Shot 2020-01-29 at 9.43.31 AM

Guthrie Theater cancels rest of its 2019/20 season

Several productions scheduled for this spring and summer have been canceled.

guthrie youtube christmas carol 2021

Guthrie cancels 'Christmas Carol' shows due to COVID

There were three performances remaining in the show's 2021 run.

X_Games_Austin_(June_2015)_(18341280323)

X Games Minneapolis 2020 is canceled due to coronavirus

It's the latest event scheduled for the summer to be shelved.