Friday, June 23, 2017

7 pm

The Comedy of Errors

7:00 pm

  • Opening night
Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity for free in various Twin Cities parks this summer!

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm - Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park
Saturday, June 24th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 25th, 2pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Friday, June 30th, 7pm - Seidl's Lake Park, South St. Paul
Saturday, July 1st, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 2nd, 7pm - Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Thursday, July 6th, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Friday, July 7th, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 8th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 9th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Friday, July 14th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 15th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 16th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Thursday, July 20th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Friday, July 21st, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Saturday, July 22nd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 23rd, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls

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Shrek The Musical: TYA Version

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Shrek The Musical

Theatre for Young Audiences version

Jun 23 – Jul 30, 2017  •  All Ages

Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

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The rousing fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero galumphs onto our main stage this summer in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. A wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of fairy tale misfits stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Fortunately, Shrek is on his way!

MUSICAL  |  RUNNING TIME: TBA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Honk JR! The Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth Minnesota 55802

$13-$17
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Presented by the Playhouse Children's Theatre!

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Feeling rather foul, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

HONK JR! is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Performed by actors ages 8-13.

CAST A performs June 23 & June 24 @ 7pm
CAST B performs June 24 & June 25 @ 2pm

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Directed by Emily Lanik Parr
Presenting Sponsor: Otis Magie Insurance Agency, Inc.

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The Local Music Scene Presents: The Old Smugglers

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10/$8 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by The Local Music Scene
  • Musical
  • Improv

Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Between songs, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music Scene use their lyrics as inspiration for improvised scenes.

 

The Local Music Scene is: Sarah Arnold, Laura Berger, Breanna Cecile, Liz Council, Jeff Gyllen, Erik Nielsen, Shea Roberts, Will Roberts, and Philip Simondet.

They are an improv group that has trained and performed at various local improv theaters, including The Brave New Workshop, ComedySportz Twin Cities, HUGE Theater, and Jesters.

 

All of them either ARE local musicians or enjoy local music. At the VERY least, they’ve heard the term "local music.”

 

June guest:

Weight of the world got you feeling down? Need to cleanse your spirit? Drink from The Old Smugglers Medicine Show Junkyard Revival Aural Elixir and cure the pain and suffering that ails. Let the evangelical sound recharge your vital force and cast out the demons.

 

Armed with ill-conceived notions of grandeur and makeshift accompaniment, The Old Smugglers transient circus of shipwrecked fools steal the words of the devil and sling them with great fortitude and reckless abandon.

 

With buckets of gumption and whiskey, The Old Smugglers extinguish the fires of mediocrity and complacency to bring forth a new day of undeserved confidence. They are your guides to musical fulfillment. Like a nightingale stuck in your throat and a rusty nail up your backside, The Old Smugglers bottom deal and backslide their way into your heart to save your wretched soul.

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Honk!

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Staring Lake Amphitheatre
Staring Lake Park 14800 Pioneer Trail Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Free will donation

Presented by Eden Prairie Players
  • Musical
  • Kids

Our Summer Musical is Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk!, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story The Ugly Duckling

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be.

This donation-supported production is presented at Staring Lake Amphitheatre, outdoors in one of Eden Prairie's beautiful parks.

 

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Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Park Square Theatre Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn’t want to be found? And what if he’s the same Paul Herrold on trial for murder? This case draws the great detective and his devoted sidekick into a web of deceit, one that even the master sleuth may regret taking on. A world premiere commission by Joseph Goodrich, adapted from the novel by Rex Stout, and directed by Peter Moore.

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GHOST the MUSICAL

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Leadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by OLD LOG THEATRE
  • Musical

MUSICAL REGIONAL PREMIERE

Book & Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN,

Music& Lyrics by DAVE STEWART & GLEN BALLARD.

 Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly.

Wednesday 130p Matinee;  Thu-Sat 730p; Sun 2p Matinee

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The Comedy of Errors

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Opening night

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$15 - $49
Call 507-474-7900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In between mistaken identities, mayhem, and merriment, The Comedy of Errors explores the essential human longing for what makes us whole. A raucous escapade set against the glittery, boozy backdrop of the 1920s, this comedy is sure to delight the senses.

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakeable bonds that define them. Amid cuts, curls and free advice, these six glorious Southern belles share the joys and bear the sorrows of life together. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

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Don Giovanni

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Woman's Club of Minnesota
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis 410 Oak Grove Street Minneapolis, MN 55403

$70 - $75
Call 612-343-3390
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Presented by Skylark Opera Theatre and Angels & Demons Entertainment
  • Drama
  • Musical

Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be set in the Prohibition era and performed in English in a beautiful and intimate setting. Don Giovanni (Donny G.) is the nefarious owner of the most popular speakeasy in town. This site-specific production (at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis) will take audience members to Donny G’s speakeasy where they will get an up-close and riveting glimpse into the tormented life of this power-hungry, crazed Lothario. A master manipulator of both men and women, he offers alcohol to drink-crazed men, and himself to women desperate to have him. It's only a matter of time before his world collapses.

The limited-size audience will travel throughout the magnificent Woman’s Club of Minneapolis during the course of the opera, enjoying appetizers during the banquet scene and desserts after the show.

Performed in English by a highly acclaimed cast. 

June 15, 16, 23 at 7:30 pm. June 25 at 4:00 pm. ASL services at June 25th performance. Convenient parking. Handicap Accessible.

 

 

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Much Ado About Nothing

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

The Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15 advance/$20 door. June 18 + 22: Pay what you can.
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Presented by Desperate For Approval
  • Comedy

Oh em gee, did you hear about Beatrice? Don Pedro told me that Claudio told him that Hero told him that she is *totes* in love with Benedick. Not that she would *ever* say anything (she can be such a B sometimes!). But if we, like, set them up...

Join Desperate For Approval for a gossip-drenched, 80's-rock-scored rendition of Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's original high-school rom-com.

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Shift

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55105

Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance
  • Dance

Tap dance has always had deep ties to the music that scores it. Kaleena Miller, in collaboration with her company of dancers, is changing the way those ties are made. Their newest work, Shift, reverses the standard tap dance-music process. Rather than originating with the musicians, Miller’s dancers created an evening-length tap sound score and then handed it over to four different musicians. Each of them then created a separate original soundtrack to accompany the dance.

Kaleena Miller Dance will premiere Shift in four nights of performance at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis as part of its ARTshare program. Each performance will feature the same dance, but different music every night. Audiences are invited to see the fundamental ways sound can influence movement, and what remains intrinsic to dance.

Commissioned music makers include Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), JT Bates (Alpha Consumer), Alexei Caselle (Kill the Vultures, Roma Di Luna) and Leah Lott (LOTT, Fog).

Thursday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. — featuring music by JT Bates

Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. — featuring music by Leah Ottman

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. — featuring music by Alexei Casselle

Sunday, June 25, 2 p.m. — featuring music by Reid Anderson

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What She Said: One Act Festival

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth Minnesota 55802

$18-$20
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

A celebration of new plays written by women playwrights from around the country and directed by women of Duluth, Minn.,  highlighting women voices. Join us before the performances for shopping at an exclusive pop-up boutique with Art in the Alley, 2-for-1 drink specials, and more!

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What She Said Festival Selected Plays

  • Seven Minutes in Heaven  By Eugenie Carabatsos  |  Directed by KT Magnolia
  • Eine Kleine Kosmik Joke    By Rachel Schroeder  |  Directed by Christine Winkler Johnson
  • Forbidden Friend    By Andrea Fleck Clardy  |  Directed by Kate Horvath
  • Her Big Day   By Heather Myer  |  Directed by Crystal Pelkey
  • Independence Day   By Rhea MacCallum  |  Directed by Mary Fox
  • Caleb and Rita   By Jessica Moss  |  Directed by Cheryl Skafte
  • Catch   By Shawna Casey  |  Directed by Jody Peck

Learn more about each show on the Duluth Playhouse's Backstage Blog.

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8 pm

Dancing on the Belly of the Beast

8:00 pm

  • Opening night

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Suggested Donation $10-$30
Call 612-724-7372
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Presented by Off-Leash Area
  • Dance

Inspired by Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse’s own personal experiences as an adult orphan, the show explores the universality of grief and death, and specifically the intense transition into this life stage which we all expect to reach when all of our parents have gone. Beast is a beautiful, ritualistic memorial, speaking to the intricacies of our family relationships, the complexities of grief, the voyage from guilt to gratitude, and finally to a freedom of the spirit.

The cast of 20, all of whom have lost their parents, will be anchored by the core team of principal dancers: Karla Grotting, Ray Terrill, Christine Maginnis, and Jennifer Ilse. Co-Artistic Director Paul Herwig will bring his unique interactive vision to the set design-comprised of mobile screens with live choreographed painting-while composer Craig Harris provides an epic sound score.

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Grease

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

After a decade, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history returns to the Main Stage!

Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!

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Action Sequence

8:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$12 - $15
Call 612-721-2535
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Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  • Comedy

A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, torn shirt, bloody bicep, car chasing, bar fight, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline so that as you’re walking away in slow motion that thing that everyone in the audience wants to blow up actually blows up behind you, all ending with a cool contextually relevant tagline, homage to 1980s action movie, action sequence. But with puppets.

Created by Steve Ackerman.

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Human Combat Chess 2017

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gym at Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Presented by Six Elements Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The best sport to never exist is back! Six Elements Theatre Company  is proud to present Human Combat Chess 2017! Returning for the 6th year in a row, Human Combat Chess 2017 presents the Celts and the Legion as they compete for 2017’s Midwest Combat Chess League Championship! The stakes have never been higher as the teams #AssumeTheBoard in the best two out of three format shown in last year’s All-Star game!

 

Human Combat Chess is a recurring show featuring different matches in a fictional sports league playing the sport of Human Combat Chess. Each team fields 16 players of all shapes and sizes that are assigned positions identical to those in the classic game of Chess, who are then ordered to move by their respective Kings. The similarities to Chess begin to unravel when a player moves into a piece occupied by another, as they now fight over the square! This choreographed fight can end with either piece as the victor, holding the square.

 

To pull off more than 30 fights with almost as many fighters, we’ve assembled the best team of fight directors in the Twin Cities area. While some of our actors are taking the board for their first time, we give them ample rehearsal time to make sure each fight is a unique, exciting experience for the audience. This gives the audience the adrenaline rush of MMA with the reassurance that the fighters will come out of it safely.

 

Human Combat Chess combines the drama of theatre with the edge of your seat thrill of sports, and there’s something for everyone. The event is family friendly. If you would take your kids to a hockey game, you should bring them along to Human Combat Chess!

 

To purchase tickets: http://assumetheboard.brownpapertickets.com/

 

$18 General Admission. Kids just $5. Student, Senior, and Fringe discounts available.

 

Location: Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

 

Show Dates/Times

Friday, June 16th, 8pm (Kids get in free)

Saturday, June 17th, 3pm and 8pm (Kids get in free)

Monday, June 19th, 8pm (Pay-what-you-can)

Friday, June 23rd, 8pm

Saturday, June 24th, 3pm and 8pm

Friday, June 30th, 8pm

Saturday, July 1st, 3pm and 8pm

 

“This is a show you have to see to believe, and Six Elements does not disappoint with this well-executed show.”

— OneGirlTwoCities.com

 

With action both onstage and off, Six Elements Theatre stimulates thought, inspires creativity, and cultivates our community through high-intensity theatre and excellent craftsmanship.

 

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10 pm

Happy Endings: A Vilification Tennis Fairy Tale

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance or with a Fringe button or CONvergence badge
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Vilification Tennis
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Once upon a time, Vilification Tennis decided that fairy tales were a good subject for a theme. So they went into the woods and after several trials, they discovered true offensiveness comes from within. Join the cast as they share their journey with the audience. There may be dwarves.

 

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