Layton: The Legend of Ambrosia

A “World-Premier”  written by Thomas D. Nelson 

“Operas, riddles and the rumors of eternal life drap Professor Layton into an enjoyable fantastical adventure involving the lost kingdom of Ambrosia.”

June 7-9, 2024 (7:30 p.m.) at Merrill Arts Center, 380 Rivertown Drive, Suite 200, Woodbury

A Big Blue Theatre production

Contains fog, mild flashing lights

One Act Festival

July 26-28, 2024 (7:30 p.m.) at Merrill Arts Center, 380 Rivertown Drive, Suite 200, Woodbury

Boxed In 

A new play by Thomas D. Nelson and Ray Huntley

“A group of factory workers find themselves trapped inside during a snowstorm. An accidental death leads to chaos as greed, betrayal, and lunacy run rampant in this absurdist comedy.”

Moving Pictures

A new play by Thomas D. Nelson

“Silas is unhappy. As a year goes by, life continues to eat away at him until his action slead to irreparable consequenses.”

Mixed Precipitation 16th Annual Summer Operatic Adventure Pickup Truck Opera Volume Four: Faust

September 6, 2024 (6:30 p.m.) at Ojibway Park, 2695 Ojibway Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

*All performances are offered for Free, suggested donation is recommended ($5-$35).  Reservations Open June 15th 

Mixed Precipitation celebrates 16 years of outdoor summer fun with a new production adapted from composer Charles Gounod’s 1859 opera Faust, with a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michael Carre’.

In the not-so-distant future, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Johann Faust faces a plantet in crisis but no motivation to spare humanity its fate.  He years to find a life of meaning and love.  Mephistopheles, a mysterious extraplanar entity with a devilish charm, appears with a bargian: Relocate Earth’s climate refugees to a lunar colony and wi n the love of the brilliant physicist Marguerite.  Together, Faust and his mysterious companion launch a fanatical quest to save humanity and reach beyond the limits of human potential.  Dr. Faust finds himself torn between the love of his life and the conditions of his bargain.  The music of Depeche Mode is laced into this tale, featuring the work of songwriters Vince Clark and Martin Gore.


Presented by The Merrill Arts Center in partnership with Woobury Parks & Recreation as part of the Art in the Park series. 

Can’t make it?  Visit https://mixedprecipitation.org/ for more  details including additional tour dates & locations.



*Pricing does not include fees, which are paid by patron at time of purchase. (Special events & concerts may have different pricing)

  • Adults – $24
  • Seniors (60+) – $18
  • 30 and under – $18
  • Child (3-12)- $5
  • Lap seating for small children- Free

How To Purchase:

Group Pricing:

Purchase a total of 8 or more tickets for one performance and receive a 20% discount. Use code GROUP8 at checkout.  

Gifting Tickets:

If you are interested in giving specific show tickets as a gift,  Email “Barbe @ Merrill Arts Center dot org”

Online Ticketing Hours Before a Show

NOTE: The online ticket sales are always available.  For most shows tickets are STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR unless it says “sold out” online.  Loft Stage performances rarely sell out due to the large number of seats, so you can come one hour in advance of the show and purchase your tickets at the door. Black Box shows do often sell out however, so do get your tickets well in advance!