Rating systems and recommendations can sometimes be difficult to understand. Different people feel differently about the definitions of “adult language” and “adult situations.” In an effort to make things clear and enjoyable for all of our patrons, we have instituted a new ratings system.
Many of you have asked why we don’t use the rating systems of R or PG-13. Unfortunately, that rating system was copyrighted by the MPAA, and we are not allowed to use it. Many have also asked why we do not cut offensive language or situations out of the script altogether. When we select a script and enter into a royalty agreement, we are also agreeing to produce the script exactly as written. We are not allowed to alter the playwright’s script.
We hope that our new rating system will help you make informed decisions about the productions that you want to see. If you have any questions about the system or a production, please contact the Box Office directly at 763-422-1838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Into The Woods
February 13th-March 8th
Recommended for ages 12 and up. This exciting musical contains adult situations, sexual content, violence and mild profanity (d*mn).
March 20th-April 4th
Recommended for mature audiences. This contemporary American play contains adult content, references to homophobia, racism, and strong profanity (G*d, I swear to G*d, b*tch, son of a b*tch *ss, *sshole, sh*t, b*llsh*t, f*ck, pr*ck, J*s*s, J*s*s Chr*st, c*nt, b**bs, b**b**s, b*lls, d*mn, p*ss, h*ll, wh*re, g*dd*mn, r*t*rd*d).
April 24th-May 9th
Recommended for ages 6 and up. This entertaining children’s musical contains mild name calling, horseplay, and supernatural elements which may be upsetting to young patrons.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. This rollicking comedy contains sexual content and mild profanity (Oh G*d, b*st*rd).
July 10th-August 2nd
Recommended for ages 13 and up. This classic musical contains adult situations, sexual content, and profanity (h*ll, G*d, cr*p, moron, sh*t up, son of a b*itch, sk*nks, h*rny, fr*gg*n, t*ts, h**ker, g*ng b*ng, s*xy, j*gs, J*s*s, w**d, for Chr*st’s sake, m**ner, b*st*rd).