Open Eye Figure Theatre Presents


Special return engagement for 3 nights only!

November 23 - 25, 2018

Join us for Thanksgiving weekend with Leonard Bernstein! Back by popular demand, Bradley Greenwald, Prudence Johnson, Diana Grasselli, and Dan Chouinard return to present Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters, their meditation on Leonard Bernstein's commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist. Featuring A Thanksgiving Toast to Lenny on Saturday, November 24!

Bernstein's masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with Aaron Copland, Steven Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and more—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, "appeals to both the intellect and the heart."

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A Thanksgiving Toast to Lenny!
Saturday, November 24

Join us before the show at 6:30pm for complimentary maple infused bourbon Manhattans, savory bites, and sweets. The show will begin at 7:30pm, and you’ll have an opportunity to visit with the artists after the show and sing-along to tunes from West Side Story! Get tickets for this special event for $45.

“DEAR LENNY has the fizz, elegance and smoothness of a champagne cocktail.”— Dominic Papatola, Pioneer Press

$35 —  General Admission
A limited number of pay as able tickets are available at the door for Nov. 23 & 25.
View our ticketing policy

Performance Schedule
Nov. 23, 7:30pm SOLD OUT
Nov. 24, 6:30pm ($45)
Nov. 25, 4pm SOLD OUT

Contact Open Eye at or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

Please be aware that ongoing construction on 35W and surrounding streets and bridges will affect your route to Open Eye. Please allow extra time getting to the theatre. We recommend using map apps to navigate to the theatre, following posted detour signs, and consulting MNDOT for current projects at