8/ 20/ 17
Our New Musical, Sam's Son! We're reeeeally excited about this one, folks! It's a Prohibition-era Americana musical loosely based on the biblical story of Samson. It opens October 6th and runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm at Art House North in Saint Paul!
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Show Description: Gifted with unnatural strength, Sam Jr. wants to accomplish great things, but his reverend father seeks to shelter him from the wide world. When a Prohibition agent comes digging for secrets in the town of Goode, Sam and his father get caught up in a tangled mission of truth, where lies get revealed at great cost.
8/ 1/ 17
Summer Theater Camps!We had another great round of theater camps this summer! I'm so proud of our students! They worked hard and played hard to create hopeful, honest art. Working with these kids is always a great reminder that there is good in this world. Check out our website for info about next Summer's camps! www.bucketbrigadetheater.com
Watch the video about our summer theater camps!
8 / 22 / 16
ANNOUNCING: OUR NEW SHOW! A brand new show from Theater for the Thirsty featuring... the whole Gamble family! That's right, all three of our children will be performing with us! The premiere performance is at Art House North, Friday, Oct. 28th at 7pm. Tickets on sale now at: servantandenemy.brownpapertickets.com
The Servant and the Enemy: a new musical
Now available for booking!
Show Description: Amma needs a miracle: she's a slave stuck in a foreign land. Naaman, her master, also needs miracle: he's in a losing battle with a devastating disease. A miracle is coming, from the prophet Elisha himself… but for whom? A new musical from Theater for the Thirsty wondering if God really is good… to all
2 / 14 / 16
Til Death: A Marriage Musical
We had another nearly sold-out run at Art House North. If you missed 'Til Death this time around, be sure to bring your Valentine next year!
Watch the trailer!
11 / 1 / 15
Art that says, "I see you." Our other theater company, Bucket Brigade, is about telling redemptive stories that compel us, connect us, and create space where we can see each other. Watch our new video and consider supporting redemptive art that says, "I see you."
1 / 1 / 15
We Finally Have a Home!
After fifteen years of traveling and performing, we're settling into our very own theater space!
We're excited to finally have a venue that TFTT fans can come to– to see our redemptive, imaginative brand of theater. Don't get us wrong, we'll still travel and come to YOU, but we're pumped to invite y'all over to our house for a change!
Our home (for our new theater company, Bucket Brigade) is Art House North– a venue for cultivating art and community (founded by our friends, Troy and Sara Groves). We're thrilled to partner with them to bring redemptive art to the West End of Saint Paul.
Find out more at www.bucketbrigadetheater.com
/ 12 / 14
We've started a new theater company!Vanessa and I have officially crossed the threshold of “middle-age-dom” (don’t tell anyone). We’re at the mid-point of our story. And in every good story the protagonist doesn’t just give up at the halfway point– they press in and press further into the adventure. And that’s exactly what we want to do.
Watch this video to find out more about The Bucket Brigade!
7 / 1 / 2014
We're back from our fourth Summer Tour! We had a veritable hoot performing and playing throughout the wild, wild west– climbing mountains, rafting rivers, telling stories, singing songs, roasting marshmallows. Thanks to all the churches who brought us out and the generous folks who opened their home to us. Let's do it again next summer, shall we?
/ 28 / 14
TFTT Summer Tour!We're gearing up for another TFTT Summer Tour! Check out our calendar so you can join us for a show in the majestic mountains or the golden great plains of the wild, wild West! Giddy up, TFTT!!
2 / 3 / 2014
'Til Death at the Art House!
Great night at Art House North with copious laughter, many misty eyes and obscenely delicious cupcakes. Thanks to Sara and Troy Groves for hosting, and to our fellow artists Joy and Mike Donley, Wes Mouri, Suzie Juul, Betsy Mills and Megan Johnson for making our art better. And to the standing-room-only-audience for filling the room with laughter!
1 / 1 / 2014
Happy New Year
What a jam-packed year 2013 was! We premiered our new marriage musical "Til Death," we brought back our passion play "Kingdom Undone," we toured the wild west for our summer tour, we sold our house, lived with some friends for a couple months, moved into a new home, wrote a new Christmas show and much much more! Whew. Full of gratitude after a full year.
/ 1 / 13
After a successful run at Yellow Tree Theatre, our hit tragic-comedy is ripe and ready for touring! We've even got a version that works great for corporate/office events. Give us a holler and we'll bring The Cubicle to you!
/ 1 / 13
Summer Tour Success!
A shout out and hearty thank you to all the fine folks who hosted us on our 2013 summer tour! Kearney, NE, Durango, CO, Creede, CO, Arvada, CO, Des Moines, IA and all points in between! What a fantabulous summer. And not to get ahead of ourselves here, but if you want to be a stop on our 2014 western tour give us a holler. We'll be baaaaaack!
/ 1/ 13
Thank you cast, crew, designers, volunteers
and audience members for another memorable run of Kingdom Undone!
This story moves and challenges us and we're humbled that others
have been deeply impacted by it. So many great conversations and
wonderings about life, faith, art and redemption. We're not sure
what the next step is… but we do know that we want this
story and these conversations to continue.
4 / 1 / 13
Kingdom Undone Production Photos
Our designers crafted a bold, earthy
and beautiful show, our director staged it artfully, our musicians
imbue it with emotion and these photos capture some of the best
moments. Check out these stunning production
photos by Guy Magno.
3 / 30/ 13
Kingdom Undone Trailer
If you missed the show, you can still
get a taste by watching this
trailer. It's like watching the whole show in 80 seconds.
Beautifully shot by videographer Tyler J. Clements.
/ 28 / 13
Here's a great review of our 2013 production
of Kingdom Undone! "...fresh
and modern... entertaining and well done... a powerful story."
-Cherry and Spoon
12/ 31/ 12
What a Year!
We look back on 2012 with a smile wide
with gratitude. One of the highlights of our year was seeing Kingdom
Undone become a reality. What a joy to work with incredible
artists and see this story come to life to impact a diverse theater
10 / 29 / 12
To everyone who came out to see 'Til
Death at Open Window Theatre! It was a fabulously memorable run!
Thanks to our crew and volunteers for making this show a reality!
10 / 10 / 12
Reviews for 'Til Death
Preview audiences are weighing in about
our newest show:
"Theater for the Thirsty has done it again! Hilarious,
yet serious, touching, but not sappy. Your art continues to make
me think long and hard after it's over."
"This is going to be a huge hit!"
"Amazing, funny, touching and so true!"
9 / 6 / 12
'Til Death: A Marriage Musical
Don't miss the premiere of our newest
show! October 24th-28th at Open Window Theatre in Minnepolis.
Synopsis: Ethan and Oliva are stuck– in marital midlife
crisis and in a tiny cabin with a honeymooning couple that's perfectly
perfect for each other. Will their marriages last... the weekend?
A new musical that's ridiculous, heart-wrenching, squirm-inducing
and lovely... just like marriage.
4 / 9 / 12
Kingdom Undone 2012
Thanks to the cast, designers, crew and
audience of Kingdom Undone! We had an incredible run at the Southern
Theater! This show has been a labor of love for us for the past
3+ years, and the premiere production was everything we had hoped
it would be! Stay tuned for the next production of Kingdom Undone.
This is a story that needs to be told. www.kingdomundone.com
1 / 12
The Reviews are in!
has the potential to become an estimable piece in the Passion
- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune
Undone is a labor of love by artists who really know what they're
Everett, T.C. Daily Planet
intelligent... a first rate production."
-John Olive, How Was the Show
Undone tackles a big story with solid success."
-Ed Huyck, City Pages
11 / 15 / 11
Watch this video! (& pass it on!)
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at "KIngdom
Undone, " our new play that offers a compelling twist on
the last days of Judas and Jesus. Watch,
share, and help us engage audiences with this important story.
7 / 2 / 11
Summer tour success!
Thanks to all the fine folks who made
our summer tour a smashing success! A shout out to all our new
friends in Douglas, Estes Park, Durango, Pinetop, Santa Fe and
Omaha! We logged over 3,600 miles in 3 1/2 weeks, saw the Badlands,
the Rockies, the Grand Canyon and a whole lot in between. If you're
intestested in bringing TFTT to your neck of the woods, give us
a holler! We're ready for our next adventure...
2 / 23 / 11
Vanessa's one-woman show!
If you're looking for some entertainment
to enliven your next women's event... Vanessa's show is thoughtful,
silly, and downright spunky. Take a peek at the new trailer
for "The Bigger Picture."
11 / 23/10
New Misfit Christmas Trailer
Here's a spiffy
new trailer of our Christmas show, A Misfit Christmas.
This is our 12th holiday season of performing this musical morsel.
Here, have a nibble.
11 / 16 / 10
Brand new Audiobook CD is available!
Your holiday wish came true! Jeremiah’s
whimsical, delightable stories are now on CD. “How
the Groo Grew (and other troo tales)” will warm the
hearts and tickle the tummies (figuratively) of even the Grinchiest,
this Christmas. It’s certifiably stocking-sized, so grab
some for your loved ones (and relatively liked ones)!
4 / 27 / 10
Here's a video
from our recent trip to Uganda with World Vision.
/ 28 / 10
Stories from Uganda
Vanessa and I just spent a week in Uganda,
Africa with World Vision. The purpose of the trip was to see,
firsthand, the work that World Vision is doing in Uganda.The people
we met were proud, grateful and filled with hope. They asked us
to share their stories, to tell the people in America not to forget
them, to help in any way they can. Here are a few of their stories.
It is my prayer that their stories won’t fall on deaf ears,
hard hearts, or tight purses. Mine included...
11/ 15 / 09
We're in a music video! For real!
Vanessa and I play a married couple (it
was a stretch) in a new music video from Sara Groves. It won't
take you too long to spot us, cuz, well, we're the only ones in
the video. Sara makes great art and this is a great song. It was
fun to be a part of this. Check
8 / 4 / 09
Become a fan of TFTT on FACEBOOK!
You, yes YOU can get access to exclusive
videos, photos, and whimsical but informative TFTT updates. Just
on this link and it'll whisk you away to the magical world
of Facebook. Honestly, though, it's a great way for us to keep
everyone posted on upcoming shows, and the newest news. (Like
the new "Cubicle" video of our historic "cubicle
6 / 11 / 07
Watch our video from El Salvador!
Here's a brief video about our trip to
El Salvador with World Vision. We got to meet one of the children
we sponsor. It was an unforgettable trip...