Welcome to Table Salt Productions

Thirteen seasons ... Forty-one original 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 thirteen seasons and 41 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!

2023 was very exciting indeed!!

We started the year by getting "back out there" and supporting our beloved friends and fellow artists in performances all over the Twin Cities — including beautiful shows by Gary Rue & Leslie Ball, the High 48s, and some great shows at Strike Improv Theatre.

Next, Dennis and Jim hosted a Sweethearts Show at Crooners up in Fridley.  We were thrilled to share the stage with some gorgeous singers, and we even got to perform one of our own songs, "Romance," from Honeywine's newest album.

Speaking of, in May we hosted a CD release event for that CD, A Desert in Bloom (available for purchase here as a CD and here as a digital download).  This unique event featured musical performances by Honeywine vocalists Dorian Chalmers, Dennis Curley, and Becky Schlegel, as well as Honeywine guitarist Gary Rue; we were also joined by special guest Anthony Ihrig, founding member of the Bluegrass band The High 48s and co-host of the hit YouTube show "Back Catalog Listening Party."  Anthony interviewed Honeywine lyricist Jim Robinson and composer Dennis Curley, as well as the other performers.  We talked about the origins of the group, the creative process that went into creating the new songs, and so much more!

Finally, we closed the year strong with our holiday variety show, Spiked!  This year's regular cast once again featured Brave New Workshop alums Jim Robinson, Katy McEwen and Joshua Will plus local sketch comedy and improv favorite Maureen Tubbs, with music from Dennis Curley (The Explainers, Country Roads), Dorian Chalmers (Church Basement Ladies, The Mancini Players), Natalie Nowytski (Orkestar Bez Ime, Follow the Firefly), Scott Keever (The Sweet Colleens, solo artist) and Marc Bohn (Tim Sigler, Jim Stairs Band).  This year we were honored to be joined by guest artists Adrienne O'Shea, Doug Anderson, Tane Danger, Todd Menton, Prudence Johnson, and Lori Dokken with Erin Schwab — what an incredible group!  We also took the show all around the Twin Cities, with performances at the North Garden Theater in St. Paul, Crooners in Fridley, and the Black Forest Inn and Parkway Theater in Minneapolis!

What else?  A ton of shows featuring Dennis and his various bands (check out Dennis' calendar here), plus monthly improv workshops led by Jim!

We can’t wait for 2024 — 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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