Thursday, January 19, 2017

1 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

1:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
Buy tickets online

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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Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600 ext.1
Buy tickets online

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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7 pm

Silent Sky

7:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$16-$30
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Anne Byrd

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the late 1800s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. In her free time, Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, while also taking measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

Described as “sheer magic…with bursts of smart, infectious humor” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Silent Sky is the true, startling, and entertaining story of a brilliant history-making woman told on an intimate scale.

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The Wunder Kidz

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$6-$15 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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  • Improv
  • Kids

Join The Wunder Kidz to relive the high school daze in a new light. Improv with the masterful creativity and boundless joy that weirdo teenagers can bring.

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The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
Buy tickets online

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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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

University of Northwestern - Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55113

$12 - $15
Call 651-631-5151
Buy tickets online

Presented by University of Northwestern Theatre
  • Comedy

In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three actors decide to undertake the mammoth task of performing all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays in one performance. Hilarity ensues in this rabble-rousing romp through the entire catalog of the greatest playwright of all time!

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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​​
Buy tickets online

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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All in the Timing

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$20-$25
Call 651-429-5674
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

All in the Timing

A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives,
one of America’s great comic playwrights.

JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Directors:
Ben Ratkowski
Brian Joyce
Brian Sherman
Gorden Hedahl
Janice Murphy-Roman

If you like our annual 10-Minute Play Festival, you will love All in the Timing by David Ives. This collection of six short comedies is a light-hearted exploration of language, life, meaning, and the pitfalls of romance.

Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives puts the ‘play’ back in playwright.
—Time Magazine

Tickets: $25 Regular / $23 Senior / $20 Student

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Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

7:30 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600 ext.1
Buy tickets online

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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ANXIETY TONIGHT (Pigtails Are Kosher)

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Road S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

$12 ADV, $14 SAME DAY; 2-for-1 With Fringe Button at the door only
Call 952-381-3499
Buy tickets online

Presented by 2017 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

Everybody knows you can't get through the winter season without "Schlepping" and "Kvetching" and "Fressing"! No problem, we'll fix it. Really. It's no trouble. Get ready to laugh your OY off with Miriam Plotkins Jewish-themed, one-woman cabaret show filled with humorous parody songs in true Allan Sherman fashion. Originally from the greater Washington DC area (East Coast Jew), Miriam attended UW-Madison and then settled in Chicago to pursue a career in comedy (turned Mid West Jew). She has worked in the Chicago theatre and improv community for the past 18 years, starring in such shows as Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Hello Muddah Hello Fadduh, and the Vagina Monologues. Anxiety Tonight (Pigtails Are Kosher) marks the World Premiere of Miriam going solo, Han Solo, with original parody songs celebrating (while also making fun of) Judaism.

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Peter Heeringa as Michael Larson in Big Money (Photo by Matthew Glover)

Big Money

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Park Square Theatre's Boss Thrust
Andy Boss Thrust Stage 408 St Peter St St Paul, MN 55102

$5-$60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Sandbox Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

For over a year, Michael Larson devoted his life to studying the Press Your Luck! game board — he quit his job, he filled his living room with televisions and video cassette recorders, he pored over thousands of hours of episodes convinced he could crack the code… And then he did. 
On May 19th, 1984, Michael Larson shocked American audiences by winning an unprecedented $110,000 in a single game.
This January, Sandbox Theatre will share this man’s obsession to beat the odds and win the cash in Big Money.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

America has one great mythical figure lodged deep in its heart: the Rugged Individual. We celebrate the lone wolves who buck institutions, who are faster, better, smarter than everyone else. We love the idea that a scrappy underdog can beat The System.

But is it that simple – work hard and get ahead? The truth is much more complicated. In
Big Money, we’ll unpack the myths, explore the truths and ask ourselves what it really means to win in America.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

7:30 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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8 pm

Camelot

8:00 pm

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

$65 - $85
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

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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Out There 2017

8:00 pm

Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater
725 VINELAND PLACE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403

$25-$28
Call 612-375-7600
Buy tickets online

Presented by Walker Art Center
  • Dance
  • Experimental

A Festival of Performance Alternatives

Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing experimental theater and performance works to the Twin Cities. Beginning as a modest two-weekend series, it has grown into a full-fledged monthlong festival featuring new global performances, workshops, dialogue sessions, salons, and other activities. We invite you to open your mind, brave the cold, and get Out There with us this January! View our website for more information on the artists and shows.

 

Save with an Out There Series Package

Ticket package includes all four Out There shows: $79.50 ($74.20 Walker members). Purchase a series package online, visit the Walker box office, or call 612.375.7600.

 

Get More Out There

Don’t miss your chance to talk with the artists and each other throughout the four-week festival. The lounge in the Cityview Room is open one hour before and after all shows.

  • Thursdays
    Meet the artists at a postshow reception in the Walker Lounge.

  • Fridays
    Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.

  • Saturdays
    Out There artists share their creative processes with demonstrations and hands-on workshops on Saturday mornings. In the evening, join a postshow conversation.

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