Wednesday, February 8, 2017

10 am

Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad
By Peter Manos
February 3 – 19, 2017

Black History Month show!
Many young people learn about the Underground Railroad in English, History or Social Studies classes. This show brings history to life with engaging stories and songs of the period. Learn more about the lives of Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe and many others who participated in one of the greatest collaborations against racism in American history.
Lesser-known heroes are also depicted, including the mysterious “Peg Leg” Joe, who moved among the plantations teaching slaves to escape and Henry “Box” Brown, who had himself put in a box and mailed to freedom.

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Fancy Nancy: The Musical

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

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

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.

 

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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.

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12 pm

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343

$12-$16
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.

 

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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.

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1 pm

Camelot

1:00 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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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
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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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7 pm

Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on the book The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Produced by permission of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Book and Lyrics by Philip Dawkins 
Music by David Mallamud 
Directed by Peter C. Brosius 
Choreographed Michael Matthew Ferrell 

ASL/AD: March 17 at 7PM
ASL Only: March 19 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: March 24 at 7PM

On Sneetch Beach, there’s a line in the sand—Star Bellies on one side, Plain Bellies on the other.  That’s the way it is, was, and will be.  At least until the sneaky and greedy Sylvester Monkey McBean comes to town with his Star On machine.  Suddenly, the difference between the haves and the have nots—those with stars and those without—isn’t so clear. What will the Sneetches do now? In this rousing and inventive musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss's powerful parable about the surface things that divide us, it will take a courageous friendship between an unlikely pair of Sneetches to find the answers. 

This work is supported by a Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

This production was commissioned, developed, and originally produced through Children’s Theatre Company’s Threshold new play development lab in Minneapolis, MN.

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Grace

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$21 - $25
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Grace
By Craig Wright

Directed by Terry Hempleman
FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm
(Added matinee Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00pm)

A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open a chain of motels. As the real estate deal threatens to unravel Steve acquires an itch he can’t scratch and Sara is drawn to an unlikely new friend. Destinies collide in this darkly comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace.  "GRACE brings refreshing complexity to what is fast becoming the most urgent philosophical issue of our time."—LA Times. 

Featuring: Terry Hempleman*, Jason Peterson, Mary Fox & Kurt Kwan*

 

 

 

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Grace

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 5th Ave S.E., Osseo, MN 55369

$21 - $25
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open a chain of motels. As the real estate deal threatens to unravel Steve acquires an itch he can't scratch and Sara is drawn to an unlikely new friend. Destinies collide in this darkly comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace. 

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Little Shop of Horrors

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $41
Call 952-563-8575
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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.

Cast:

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: https://artistrymn.org/theater/littleshop

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Nina Simone: Four Women

Park Square Theatre, Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

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

Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing their truth and rise triumphant. Written by Christina Ham and directed by Faye M. Price, this world premiere commission played last year at Park Square Theatre to sold-out audiences. 

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Flower Drum Song

7:30 pm

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 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.

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Anna in the Tropics

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

$35-$45
Call (612) 822-7063
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Presented by The Jungle Theater
  • Drama

FEBRUARY 11 - MARCH 12
Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

(Previews Feb. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.)

by Nilo Cruz
directed by Larissa Kokernot
featuring Adlyn Carreras, Cristina Florencia Castro, Juan Rivera Lebron, Nora Montañez, Rich Remedios, Al Clemente Saks, and Dario Tangelson

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Florida, 1929: a Cuban-American family eagerly awaits the arrival of a new lector to read aloud to their cigar factory workers. When he introduces them to the classic Anna Karenina, a hot and humid Tampa factory starts to mirror the scandalous Russian aristocracy of Tolstoy’s classic. Love, revenge, passion, and tragedy abound in this award-winning drama.

[CRUZ] HAS TURNED OUT MANY WONDERFUL PLAYS — BUT NONE MORE SHIMMERINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

— Miami Herald

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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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