The Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres have a century-long history of lighting up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment. The historic theatres and the shows that come alive on their stages help define the Hennepin Theatre District as a dynamic art and cultural destination.
We present a collection of autographed Broadway posters — donated to Hennepin Theatre Trust by Fred Krohn — as part of our year-long focus on art that celebrates the people whose experiences and stories create the unique vibrancy of Minneapolis’ most famous street.
Krohn is a long-time leader in the performing arts industry, who started in concert promotion and theater management in the 1970s. As president, general manager and co-owner of Historic Theatre Group, which manages our three historic theaters, he played a key role in the preservation of the theaters and transformation of Hennepin Avenue into the vibrant Theatre District it is today. He collected these posters over the course of his career and donated them to the Trust, the nonprofit owner of the theaters, when he retired in 2018.
The posters give us a glimpse into the grand tradition of Broadway on Hennepin Avenue.
See the collection at the Hennepin Theatre Trust Event Center at 900 Hennepin Avenue during The Band’s Visit, December 10 – 15 and during Jesus Christ Superstar, January 17 – 26. The gallery is open 90 minutes before curtain each performance.