The Longest Running Show in Korea is Currently Playing in the Twin Cities [Special Offer Below]
“Cookin’ Nanta” has been a fixture in the South Korean entertainment scene since it premiered in 1997 and has since become one of the longest-running and most beloved shows in South Korea. Over the years, it has gained international recognition and has been performed in numerous countries around the world. Having completed a successful off-Broadway run last year in New York, the show is now running in Minneapolis until October 22, then heading to North Carolina.
“Cookin’ (Nanta)” is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience that transcends language barriers and cultural differences. It’s a show that combines the art of cooking, the beauty of Korean percussions, and the joy of live performance. Whether you’re a foodie, a lover of comedy, or simply someone in search of a fantastic night out, “Cookin’ (Nanta)” will not disappoint. Prepare to be amazed, amused, and thoroughly entertained.
A Culinary Symphony of Sights and Sounds
“Cookin’ (Nanta)” is a non-verbal performance that relies on the universal language of music and motion to convey its narrative. The show is set in a bustling kitchen, where a team of four chefs, armed with knives, cutting boards, and a variety of utensils, must prepare a lavish wedding banquet in record time. What follows is a high-energy, heart-pounding performance where kitchen tools become musical instruments, and chefs turn into percussion virtuosos.
The rhythm and precision displayed by the performers are nothing short of mesmerizing. From slicing and dicing vegetables to flipping frying pans and tossing ingredients in the air, every action is choreographed to perfection. The synchronization of the cast, combined with the infectious beats of traditional Korean percussion, creates a symphony that will have you tapping your feet and clapping your hands in no time.
While “Cookin’ (Nanta)” dazzles with its culinary prowess, it also delivers hearty doses of humor that will keep you in stitches throughout the show. The comedic interactions between the chefs, who often find themselves in hilarious predicaments, are brilliantly timed and delivered with impeccable physical comedy. You’ll find yourself laughing uncontrollably as the chaos in the kitchen unfolds.
Audience Engagement at Its Best
What sets “Cookin’ (Nanta)” apart from other shows is its exceptional audience engagement. The performers seamlessly incorporate unsuspecting audience members into the act, creating unforgettable moments of spontaneous laughter and interaction. Be prepared to have your friend or family member brought on stage to become an honorary chef for a scene!
A Feast for Foodies and Beyond
“Cookin’ (Nanta)” is more than just a culinary performance; it’s a celebration of food, culture, and the human spirit. While the kitchen antics keep you entertained, you’ll also be treated to the mesmerizing preparation of various dishes. The tantalizing aromas and vibrant colors of the ingredients on display will have your mouth watering.
Cookin’ has a run time of 90 minutes with no intermission. It’s enjoyable for all ages.
“Cookin’” at Children’s Theater Company Minneapolis
Produced by PMC Production Co. and Broadway Asia Company, Directed by Seung-Whan Song
From September 12 – October 22, 2023, Cookin’ will play at CTC’s UnitedHealth Group Stage
2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55404
Tickets may be purchased online at childrenstheatre.org/cookin or by calling the Ticket Office at 612.874.0400.
Special Best of Korea discount code of 20% off*: COOKIN20
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