Friday, January 27, 2017

7 pm

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343

Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo. Music and lyrics by Danny Abosch. Based on the books written by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Produced by special arrangement with Susan Gurman Agency, LLC.


Buy Tickets Group Tickets


Come get your fancy on this winter with the effervescent (that’s a fancy name for bubbly) Fancy Nancy! From the tip of her sparkly slippers up to the top of her twinkly tiara, Nancy is set for the spotlight in her first dance recital. What she is not prepared for is getting stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Will she be able to find her fancy flair in time to take the stage? Based on the popular book series by Jane O’Connor, this playful musical will surely inspire a sparkle or two in your heart.

Read more


7:00 pm

  • Opening night

In the Heart of the Beast
1500 East Lake Street · Minneapolis, MN 55407

Children $8 / Adults $15
Call 612-721-2535
Buy tickets online

Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

From January 27 through Feb 5, 2017 Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre present Cellula.  An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets Rosenschnoz, Cellula illuminates the true marvels of cell science inside us all with dazzling glow in the dark puppetry and live a cappella music. This glowing magnification of mitosis features highly acclaimed improvisational vocalists Mankwe Ndosi and Libby Turner with the blacklight puppetry of award-winning performers Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith, directed by master puppeteer Kurt Hunter. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Cellula was developed with grants from Puppeteers of America, MN State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre/Jerome Foundation. For a video preview of Cellula visit  Come early for the Microscope Fun Gallery beginning one hour before each show. Explore the connections between art and science with hands-on activities with state of the art and vintage magnification devices hosted by volunteers from MN Microscopy Society, Mia and Mill City Museum.


* Pay-what-you-can Saturday matinees, available at the door

* Sensory-Friendly Saturday and Sunday matinees


Read more

Party in the Rec Room

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$20/$18 in advance
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lorna Landvik
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Don’t make resolutions in the New Year – make reservations to PARTY IN THE REC ROOM! Join local author and actor Lorna Landvik as she throws another comedy bash, filled with characters created on the spot and margaritas created in a blender. Remember, if it’s 2017 – it’s time to party!

Read more

Flower Drum Song

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre and Mu Performing Arts
  • Musical

“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to be an American and touches the history of every person whose forbearers once arrived as strangers to these shores. The new, fully revised version includes David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-nominated text. This co-production with Mu Performing Arts is directed by Randy Reyes.

Read more

The Pink Unicorn

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Sliding Scale $5-$25
Buy tickets online

Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

How on Gods green earth can you be both a boy and a girl? 

At once hilarious and heartfelt, THE PINK UNICORN is an award-winning solo theatre piece that tells the story of Trisha Lee, a Christian widow, living in a conservative Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage daughter announces she is gender queer and starting a Gay/Straight Alliance at the local high school. When the school principal rejects the GSAs application for inclusion as a school club, Trisha must choose sides in her rapidly dividing town. 

THE PINK UNICORN sold out its limited 3-performance run at Bryant Lake Bowl in the fall of 2015, and is back for 2 weekends at Open Eye Figure Theatre this winter!

Missed the show last fall? Now's your chance to see it! 
Loved it last year? Come back and bring friends! 

Read more

The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

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.

Read more

All in the Timing

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

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.


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

Read more

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.

Read more

In Stitches: A Theatrical Concert

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

$17 - $24
Call 715.386.8409
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Cabaret/variety

“In Stitches, A Theatrical Concert,” created and directed by Kasey Jean Tunell, will be performed January 13-29 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

Songs and dances from over 20 favorite musicals, old and new, are conjured up in a theatrical costume shop, a magical place of memories, dreams, and possibilities.

Tunell describes the show, “It’s about the magic of creating live theater, including the people in and around a theater setting. It’s about inspiration, finding your passion, and dreaming of bigger, better things.”  

Selections include: “Any Dream Will Do” from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;” “Magic To Do” and “Corner of the Sky” from “Pippin;” “Strongest Suit” from “Aida;” “Giants in the Sky” from “Into the Woods;” “Hard Knock Life” from “Annie;” “Gus the Theater Cat” from “Cats;” “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid;” “Kids” from “Bye Bye Birdie;” “Menu Song” from “Pump Boys and Dinettes;” “Sisters” from “White Christmas;” “Stars” and “Do You Hear the People Sing” from “Les Miserables;” “Seasons of Love” from “Rent;” “Find Your Grail” from “Spamalot;” “I Can Do That” from “A Chorus Line;” “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” from “Annie Get Your Gun;” “Hair” from “Hair;” “Beauty School Dropout” from “Grease;” “Singin’ in the Rain” from “Singin’ in the Rain;” “Wheels of a Dream” from “Ragtime;” “For Good” from “Wicked;” and “Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray.”

The ensemble cast includes: Mary Allessi, Darcy Bell-Myers, and Darcy McDowell, from Stillwater; Stacey Medellin, from Woodbury; Lynn Maiers Paulson, from White Bear Lake; Mike Brown and Mariah Christensen, from St. Paul; Abigail Heimel and Lynnea Sundman, from Minneapolis; Danielle Bebus, from Chisago City; Brian Erdrich, Dennis Grisar, Ben Strub, Erin Strub, Kris Strub, Deliah Woltman, Sydney Woltman, and Lori Woltman, from River Falls; as well as Mitchell Bugni, Dan Bushman, Dan Feia, Rebecca Feia, Keegan Foster, Caitlyn Frazee, Heidi Hansen, Lucy Norvold, and Michael Wirth, from Hudson.

Read more

"Blackbird: A Tribute to Bob Fosse"

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.

Call 612.326.1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Dance Theater
  • Musical
  • Dance

Blackbird will feature the work of one of the most influential jazz and musical theater choreographers in dance history, Bob Fosse. Original choreography, remounted and performed by The Phipps Dance Theater, will showcase famous pieces in a three-act production featuring: “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” “We Both Reached for the Gun,” “Nowadays,” and “Hot Honey Rag” from Chicago; “Whatever Lola Wants,” “Who’s Got the Pain,” and “Shoeless Joe” from Damn Yankees; and “Bye, Bye Blackbird, “Cool Hand Luke,” “Dancin’ in the Dark,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing” from Fosse

The company, based out of The Phipps Center for the Arts, features: Chris Adam, Talya Dozois, Kathy Hanson, Melissa Huber, Doug Melroe, Christina Leines, Kevin Leines, Greta Lewis, Mackenzie Lewis, Bre Poliak, Kyra Scanlan, Elly Stahlke, Regan Saunders, Preston Stockert, and Ed Williams.

The Phipps Dance Theater prides itself as being a well-rounded dance and theater company bringing in dancers and performers with a wide variety of training and talents. It is known for its re-creation and re-staging of classic jazz and musical theater work, as well as original work by artistic director Mackenzie Lewis and choreographers Melissa Huber and Christina Leines. 

Read more

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. 

Read more
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

Call 651-291-7005
Buy tickets online

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.



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.

Read more

Little Shop of Horrors

7:30 pm

Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington, MN 55431

$29 - $41
Call 952-563-8575
Buy tickets online

Presented by Artistry
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken

Directed by Joe Chvala

"This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post

In this zany musical comedy, flower shop assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing, carnivorous plant promises the down-and-out Seymour fame and fortune if he keeps feeding Audrey II a most unusual diet. Business booms for the shop as the plant grows, but its appetite soon becomes insatiable. Seymour must risk his job, love, and life to keep it alive. With its catchy doo-wop score, Little Shop of Horrors has become one of the world's most popular musicals.


Ty Hudson - Seymour 
Courtney Groves - Audrey 
Brandon Jackson - Audrey II 
Michael Fischetti - Mr. Mushnik 
Philip Matthews - Orin Scrivello
Alicia Britton - Ronette 
Falicia Cunningham - Crystal 
Jill Iverson - Chiffon 
Alan Holasek - Wino 1/Puppeteer
Charles Goitia - Wino 2/Puppeteer

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, January 21st through Sunday, February 19th with performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm. 

New This Season: We are pleased to offer a *Ticketed Preview of Little Shop of Horrors on Friday, January 20th at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, January 30th at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, January 20): The ticketed preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. Schneider Theater tickets cost $12 and will go on sale roughly six weeks before the show opens. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, January 30): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance for every production. Audience members attending this performance can purchase tickets for any whole dollar amount they can afford. Pay What You Can tickets will go on sale roughly six weeks before the show opens.

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, January 29th and Sunday, February 5th.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, February 5th at 2:00pm

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, February 16th at 7:30pm. 

At the Schneider Theater...

For more information:

Read more

Laughing Wild

7:30 pm
Runs 95 minutes

  • Opening night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55408

$10-$25 - Pick your level!
Buy tickets online

Presented by Segue Productions
  • Comedy

Segue Productions presents

Laughing Wild

by Christopher Durang

directed by Andrew Troth

January 27-February 5, 2017

“It’s just too difficult to be alive, isn’t it, and to try to function?”

"Is feeling anxious just part of the human condition? Or do I feel more anxious than one should normally due to some psychological maladjustment or something?"

"Why am I dreaming about the Infant of Prague? I don't even know what that is."

We are all making it up as we go. We are doing what we can: Laughing wild amid severest woe.

"Grand satire... Savagely, consistently on target..." -LA Times

"Durang touches hauntingly and hilariously on the agonies of modern existence, dementia, supermarkets, the ozone layer, and God’s alleged interest in the Tony Awards." -Linda Winer, Newsday

Laughing Wild is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Read more


7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts Center

Call 651-274-8020
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.



Read more

8 pm


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.

Read more

Out There 2017

8:00 pm

Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater

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.

Read more

10 pm

Geek Slink & Drink: THE QUARTER QUELL!

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Geek Slink Belly Dance
  • Comedy
  • Dance

Geek Slink Belly Dance is proud to return to the Bryant Lake Bowl stage for Geek Slink & Drink: The QUARTER QUELL!  Join Geek Slink Belly Dance, stand up comedian extraordinaire Margret Blaylock, DSix Dance, tributes Gwendolyn and Mariel, our gamamaker Drazz, and a crazy array of guest performers for an evening of laughs, shimmies, and feats of wonder that would dazzle even the Capital. You MIGHT even forget about the evil brewing in District 1.  

Read more