The Sorcerer's Apprentice

October 28 - November 27

Created by Michael Sommers, composed by Eric Jensen, sound design by Sean Healey, lighting design by Michael Murnane.

Our adaptation of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice for the marionette stage is a look at youth and aging, the allure of power, and the beauty of a life well lived.

First produced by Open Eye in 2012, The Sorcerer's Apprentice is one of our most popular shows appealing to both children and adult audiences with it's highly designed production, original score, and masterful puppetry. 

Inspired by Goethe's 1797 poem Der ZauberlehrlingThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice has become mostly known in contemporary culture through the Disney excerpt in Fantasia with Mickey Mouse as the apprentice overstepping his bounds to lose control of magical powers.

"For the next hour plus, the events on this miniscule stage transport those gathered to grand reaches of the imagination." - Susan Schaefer, Southwest Journal

"Sommers and his collaborators have crafted an exquisite 60-minute show that uses a dozen tools from the toy box of figure theater." - Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

"I recommend Open Eye Figure Theatre's The Sorcerer's Apprentice as a stunning visual treat that melds imagination, craft and heart. " - Arty Dorman,

$18 — General Admission
$15 — Senior (65+)
$12 — Students

Performance Schedule

October 28, 7:30pm Opening w/ reception
October 29, 7:30pm
October 30, 4pm
November 3, 7:30pm
November 4, 7:30pm
November 5, 7:30pm
November 6, 4pm
November 10, 7:30pm
November 11, 7:30pm
November 12, 7:30pm
November 13, 4pm
November 17, 7:30pm
November 18, 7:30pm
November 19, 4pm
November 19, 7:30pm
November 20, 4pm
November 21, 7:30pm
November 26, 4pm
November 26, 7:30pm
November 27, 4pm

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Pay-as-able option always available. Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.


The ASL interpretation on November 13th has been cancelled. If you have questions or concerns please call 612-874-6338 or email

Contact Open Eye at or 612-874-6338 for other accessibility information.