American Theatre EditorsAmerican Theatre Magazine
August 31, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Theater Latté Da now has a permanent home. It recently purchased the historic Ritz Theater in northeast Minneapolis, where its administrative offices have been housed in the last two years. The theatre began performances at the Ritz in 2015.
“During our time at the Ritz Theater, our patrons have expressed how much they love the intimacy of the space and the vibrancy of the neighborhood,” said artistic director Peter Rothstein in a statement. “Residents and local businesses have been extremely welcoming and become a vital partners. With the Ritz Theater as our artistic home, we will continue to deepen our relationship with Northeast Minneapolis. The Ritz Theater is a fantastic building in a dynamic neighborhood with a rich history of diverse ethnic identity and cultural exchange. Theater Latté Da is thrilled to be a part of its next chapter.”
The Ritz marks the first time in the company’s 18-year history that Theater Latté Da will have its administration, rehearsal, and performance space in the same building. Theater Latté Da purchased the building from the Ritz Theater Foundation; the building is assessed at $1.1 million.
The company will launch its 19th season on Sept. 21 with the musical Ragtime.