Welcome to Table Salt Productions

Eleven seasons ... Thirty-three shows ... Over 200 local performers, technicians, designers and directors on our stages ... and the best is yet to come!

We are Table Salt Productions

Founded in 2009 by Rachael Brogan Flanery, Dennis Curley and Jim Robinson
Why choose Us?

Our community.We keep it local.

We have eleven seasons and 33 terrific shows under our belts. Over 200 local performers, technicians, designers and directors have graced our productions to date.

Why choose Us?

Our Mission.Tongue firmly in cheek.

To prove to the people who thought we couldn't that we can, and to those who never noticed us that we exist. Join us.

Why choose Us?

What we Do.All original Minnesota works.

Plays.  Musicals.  Sketch Comedy.  Storytelling.  Table Salt Productions is committed to bringing intriguing original theater to the Twin Cities.

Local Artists

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Here's what's coming next from Table Salt Productions!

2020 was quite a year.  It challenged all of us in so many ways.  But as May rolled around, we decided to go ahead with our annual storytelling show, albeit in a new and exciting way.

For the very first time, we produced one of our shows entirely online!  Our seventh annual storytelling show, First, featured a whopping 20 storytellers and raised $2,000 for our usual host, the Bryant Lake Bowl.  You, our audience, stepped up and rented our three episodes of stories from our Vimeo On Demand page, knowing that at least half of the proceeds would go directly to the BLB, and our storytellers also stepped up, agreeing to donate their 50% portion of the proceeds as well.  We were humbled by everyone's generosity.

Next, in September, we produced our annual musical fundraiser, this year featuring the music of Broadway!  Thanks to the generosity of Table Salt's favorite singers and instrumentalists, we were able to donate over $4,000 to VoteRiders (Milwaukee chapter), an organization that works nationwide to provide voter ID education and assistance to all eligible voters who are in need.  Over 40,000 fewer people voted in Milwaukee in 2016 than voted in 2012, probably due to last-minute changes to voter ID and registration laws.  We believe in every American's fundamental right to vote, and we were thrilled to put our time and energy toward this worthy goal — with your help!

Finally, in December, we produced another fundraiser: A Very VIRTUAL Die Hard Christmas!  Featuring the cast of Josh Carson's annual blockbuster, we were once again able to raise over $2,000 for the Bryant Lake Bowl during our live quiz show broadcast.

We have several shows in mind for 2021, and we eagerly await the opportunity to present those shows live on a stage near you!  Our annual storytelling show will probably be virtual again, but we are hoping to see you all in person in the fall.  And our touring show, Country Roads: Dennis Curley Sings the Music of John Denver, has already booked two outdoor shows this summer.  Details to come.

What else is coming up next?  Watch this space!

The Founders

It all started in a Malaysian restaurant....
Dennis Curley

Dennis Curley

Dennis grew up in Syracuse, New York, and received his B.A. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois....

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson

Jim has a B.A. in English from UCLA, an M.A. in English from Tulane University, and a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Southern California....

Rachael Flanery

Rachael Flanery

Rachael has a B.A. in theater from the University of Iowa and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from UCLA's School of Theater Film & Television....


"Theater is Life with the dull bits cut out."

—Alfred Hitchcock

Our Shows

Some of the shows we've created.



Some comments from Twin Cities reviewers:

The hilarious and touching vignettes span a whole range of experiences ... [there's] something for everyone in this delightful collection of songs and stories!

Brad Richason Examiner.com

I applaud this new company
for producing local,
new work!

Janet Preus HowWasTheShow.com

The nonstop volley of improvisational riffing [produces] enough manic energy and irreverent humor to keep even the most reluctant of minds buzzing with laughter.

Brad Richason City Pages

If you're a fan of John Denver, "Country Roads" is a must-see.... These are faithful interpretations of the songs we know and love, which Dennis sings beautifully!


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Our HeadquartersMinneapolis, MN, USA

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