Sunday, January 8, 2017

2 pm

The Bernice Project

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$18-$20
Call 612-377-2285
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Presented by Arts Nest Fledgling Program
  • Drama

After her soldier boyfriend abandons her during World War II, Bernice must fight her family, her church, and her community to keep her daughter. 

Based on a true story. 

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Almost, Maine

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave # 215, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented by Mosaic Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Nine Muses of Greek Mythology were deities that gave artists, philosophers, and individuals the necessary inspiration for creation. We're just a collection of local Twin Cities artists that happen to be inspired by theatre.

We're excited to announce our debut show - John Cariani's Almost, Maine. Almost, Maine comprises nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town. 

The New York Times says:

"There are things you should know about the weird and wondrous Maine town called Almost. It is the sort of place where a young woman, if she had a broken heart, might put all 19 pieces inside a brown paper bag and carry it around. The kind of town where a guy cannot deny that he has fallen in love because he suddenly starts falling down. . .A town where you can get up from a park bench, walk around the world and return by the end of Act II. Where the local hangout is the Moose Paddy and, as the waitress points out, 'Drinks are free if you’re sad.'"

Featuring:
Taylor Evans
Mike Hentges
Emma McKenzie
Tori Ruckle
Henry Southwick
Amy Vickroy

Directed by Justin DeLong

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The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
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Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$29 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Musical

The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny CASH, Jerry Lee LEWIS, Carl PERKINS and Elvis PRESLEY together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

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Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

2:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600 ext.1
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Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. In Rise Up O Men, series familiars Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson are busy with preparations for the church’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, and the menfolk of the parish have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. 

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3 pm

How To Have Fun In A Civil War

3:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

$ 12.99
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Ifrah Mansour
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

How To Have Fun In A Civil War

Written & performed by Ifrah Mansour

Minnesota-based Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour revisits her childhood memories during the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor, and provide a voice for the stories of children. How to Have Fun in a Civil War, is a one-act seventy minute multimedia play, which explores war from an idyllic viewpoint of a seven year old Somali girl. The play layers multiple narratives taken from community interviews to tell a captivating story about resilience while pushing audience to engage in a healing process that is still raw for survivors of the war.

LOCATION: COHEN Stage at Children's Theatre Company 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

SCHEDULE

Friday, Janaury 6,  7:00pm 

Saturday, Janaury 7, 7:00pm 

Sunday, Janaury 8,   3:00pm 

Tickets $12.99 Presale ends on 10/1/16

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6 pm

Camelot

6:30 pm

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

$65 - $85
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Drama
  • Musical

A great American Musical Theatre classic, magically returns to the Main Stage!

Come along to the idyllic kingdom of Camelot. Revel in the rich, deeply romantic legend of King Arthur and his beloved Queen, Guenevere. Celebrate the dashing Sir Lancelot, the gallant Knights of the Round Table, the mystical wizard Merlin and the Lady of the Lake from the mists of Avalon.

Beyond romance, noble quests and magic spells lie twisted plots, inner demons and betrayal – all threatening to snuff out Arthur’s dreams to build the greatest kingdom ever known – one where true justice and compassion reign supreme. The ideals of Camelot are ones we long for in our own day, making Camelot a hopeful legend for all time.

Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair LadyBrigadoon), Camelot is a multi-Tony Award-winner, including one for Best Musical Score. Camelot is based on the King Arthur legends found in T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King.

Rediscover the romance and grandeur of Camelot - at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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7 pm

Seed: The Untold Story

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$12/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Film

 

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

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Triple Espresso

7:30 pm

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 - $38
Call 612-455-9501
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Presented by New Century Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist Hugh Butternut, magician Buzz Maxwell and comic Bobby Bean reluctantly reveal the details in a high-energy joy ride that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh!

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Liberty Falls, 54321

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$20 - $32
Call (612) 333-7977​​
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Presented by The Moving Company theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Liberty Rose Johnson from Liberty Falls, Wisconsin is turning 105! So, of course, the civil residents of Liberty Falls, right off Highway 47, and just up Constitution Creek, are planning a big old celebration — songs and speeches, a cavalcade of distinguished dignitaries, and cake! But, OH NO — things don’t go quite as planned.

 

Join THE MOVING COMPANY for this Operatic Comedy - loaded up with lots of laughs, lots of singing, some dancing and, of course, cake.

 

We feel it's the right time to make a show that embraces our ugly side. 

That confronts all the wrong things we’re hearing right now. 

And allows us to laugh at it. We have to laugh. And maybe even find the beauty in it.

 

So, come on over to Liberty Falls, 54321, and have a good laugh. Even if you feel bad about it.

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Triple Espresso

7:30 pm

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 - $38
Call 612-455-9501
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Century Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist Hugh Butternut, magician Buzz Maxwell and comic Bobby Bean reluctantly reveal the details in a high-energy joy ride that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh!

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