Sunday, February 12, 2017

2 pm

Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad

2:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

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

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

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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Grace

2:00 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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Bad Dates

Artistry - Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington, MN 55431

$21 - $30
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Artistry
  • Comedy

Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Mel Day

"Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black moods, impulsivity and a noir-ish plot twist." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

In this comedic one-woman show we become the confidantes of Haley, a successful restaurateur and single mom who is just getting back into the dating world. Haley tells us of her ill-fated but highly entertaining encounters while sifting through her wardrobe and her enormous collection of shoes. Just when everything seems to go horribly wrong, connections come forward to help in the most unexpected ways.

Cast: Sara Marsh* - Haley
*Member - Actors' Equity Association

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, February 11th through Sunday, February 26th 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 Bad Dates on Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, February 20 at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, February 10): 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. Black Box preview tickets cost $9 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, February 20): 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. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00pm.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30pm. 

At the Black Box...

For more information: https://artistrymn.org/theater/dates

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The Tragedy of Carmen

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Midpointe Event Center, Sterling Hall
415 Pascal Street, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55401

$29 - $24
Call 612-343-3390
Buy tickets online

Presented by Skylark Opera Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Skylark Opera Theatre’s 2017 season premieres this February with “The Tragedy of Carmen,” a reimagined adaptation by Peter Brook of George Bizet's Carmen. Utilizing only six singer/actors, this focused and intimate production creates an unconventional hybrid to attract not only the opera fan, but the theater-goer as well. 

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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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Little Shop of Horrors

2:00 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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Heathers The Musical

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Sabes Jewish Community Center Theater
4330 South Cedar Lake Road St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Presented by Twin Cities Community Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Based on the cult classic dark comedy film from 1989, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: The Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed and Choreographed by Mike Ausmus
Music Direction by Karen Hillmann and Jamie Schmidt

Recommended for mature audiences based on adult content.

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The Tragedy of Carmen presented by Skylark Opera Theatre.

The Tragedy of Carmen

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Midpointe Event Center
415 Pascal Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104

$25 - $29
Call 612-343-3390
Buy tickets online

Presented by Skylark Opera Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

The Tragedy of Carmen is a re-imagined adaptation of George Bizet's opera Carmen. Staged by Skylark Opera Theatre, this production will utilize six singer/actors in an intimate and unconventional hybrid designed for opera- and theater-goers alike. Affordably priced, with all seats close to the action. Tess Altiveros, a nationally in-demand artist described by Opera News as a "ripe, sensual lyric soprano," performs as Carmen.  

February 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 pm.  February 12 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets and information: http://skylarkopera.org

 

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Pippin

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts Center
ASHLAND PRODUCTIONS, 2100 WHITE BEAR AVE, MAPLEWOOD, MN, 55109

$11-$17
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.

 

PLEASE NOTE A PG RATING ON THIS SHOW.  PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED.

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Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

2:00 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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Fancy Nancy: The Musical

2:00 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.

 

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.

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Nina Simone: Four Women

2:00 pm

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

2:00 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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Peter Pan

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$13-$25
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Children's Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

“Peter Pan,” adapted for the stage by Timothy Mason with music by Hiram Titus, based on the story by J.M. Barry, will be performed by The Phipps Children’s Theater February 10-26 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

The magic begins when “the boy who never grows up” flies through the Darlings’ nursery window in search of his lost shadow. Accompanied by his feisty sidekick, Tinker Bell, Peter teaches Wendy, John, and Michael to fly. Soon they’re off to the “second star to the right” and straight ahead to Neverland. Before they know it, they’re battling with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter’s archenemy, Captain Hook -- whose time is nearly up against a tick-tocking crocodile.

Director John H. Potter, music director Alicia Naughton, and choreographer Christina Leines have staged “Shrek Jr.,” “Aladdin Jr.,” and “Alice in Wonderland” for The Phipps Children’s Theater. Aaron Preusse is the fight director and ZFX will create the flying effects.

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Grace

2:00 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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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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Black Light

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$25
Call 651.224.3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Daniel Alexander Jones’
BLACK LIGHT
Part of the Claude Edison Purdy Festival

Long-time Penumbra company member Daniel Alexander Jones returns to the Twin Cities with Black Light, the newest iteration of performance featuring the original and elegant Jomama Jones. Moving and grooving between song and monologue, the diva and soulful songstress explores love and life with extraordinary style and strength. Featuring original songs from Jones’ forthcoming album Flowering, created with Bobby Halvorson, Black Light includes music by celebrated pianist Samora Pinderhughes and vocalists Laura Jean Anderson and Kelly Erin Sloan. Representing radical love at the heart of black and queer theatre, Jomama Jones’ joyous reflections expand our capacity for love.

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Honk! Jr.

2:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Discovery Auditorium
214 1st Ave. NE Buffalo MN

$8-$15
Call (612) 404-0228
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Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

Adapted for a cast of young performers, with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), 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.

Honk! Jr tells the story of Ugly, who’s odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from her family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find her way, while her loving mother, Ida, searches for her. On the journey Ugly not only discovers her true beauty and glorious destiny, but she also finds love and acceptance.

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The 39 Steps

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337

$16-$22
Call 800-982-2787
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Comedy

The Chameleon Theatre Circle Presents

The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by James Buchan
Directed by Kimberly Miller

Richard Hannay was not expecting any of this. He merely went to see a show, with no idea he would end up being drawn into a vast conspiracy, handcuffed to a femme fatale, and chased all around the English countryside. Cling to the edge of your seat and prepare to laugh yourself silly as Hannay tries to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps in this madcap mashup of suspense and comedy, based on the same novel as Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie, with just four actors portraying dozens of different characters!

Tickets are $22; $19 for students, seniors, Fringe Button holders, and groups of 8 or more; or $16 for groups of 20 or more, and are available in person at the Ames Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster online or at 1-800-982-2787 (additional fees may apply).

For group sales, call the Ames Center box office at 952-895-4680.

All prices include a $2 facility fee as required by the Ames Center.

The 39 Steps is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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The Highwaymen

History Theatre
30 East 10th Street St.Paul, MN 55101

$15-$40
Call 6512924323
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Presented by History Theatre
  • Drama

By Josh Wilder
Directed by Jamil Jude

February 4–February 28, 2017

1956. The construction of Interstate 94 destroyed the thriving, tight-knit Rondo neighborhood where homes, stores and businesses once stood. The new freeway tore through the heart of St. Paul’s largest African-American community. This powerful new drama explores the dynamics surrounding the decision-making process that shattered the lives of thousands of middle-class residents and changed the face of St. Paul forever.

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3 pm

Create A Play On The Bus

3:00 pm
Runs 30 minutes

Art Shanty Projects' Vehicle of Expression
White Bear Lake County Park, 5050 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Free and open to the public

Presented by The Art Shanty Project's Vehicle of Expression
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The whole Art Shanty Project experience is itself a performance, but within the Art Shanty community there is a play where the audience dictates the order and content of the performance. The audience can also perform each scene themselves or hand them off to our Actors On Call - Mike Hentges and David Schlosser. Scripts were written for the bus by Charles Campbell (Skewed Visions), Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney (the duo collectively known as Fire Drill), and Matthew A. Everett.

The Vehicle of Expression is an Art Shanty that’s actually a bus, devoted to the art of the written word - the brainchild of Valerie Borey. Every weekend, starting Sunday, February 5th, there are two performances a day for Create A Play On The Bus (3pm and 3:30pm), each Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the month. Earlier in the day on the Vehicle of Expression there are other writing experiences - poetry, prose, readings of all kinds - other artists involved in running the shanty are Christine Jaspers, Jaymee Kjelland, and Elizabeth Snowden.  We close the day with a play.

The audience are the sixteen passengers on the bus. In front of each passenger is a scene in a colorful numbered envelope. The bus driver/master of ceremonies asks a passenger to pick a number. The two passengers with that numbered envelope sitting in front of them pull out their scene.  They can choose to read it themselves or hand it off to the actors on call. Once the scene is done, another passenger is asked to pick a number, and another scene is read.  Once this happens five or six times, the performance is complete.  The passengers disembark, new scenes are placed in the envelopes, new passengers arrive, and the play creation begins anew.

Like the community of 20 Art Shanties out on the frozen White Bear Lake, all performances of Create A Play On The Bus are free and open to the public.  The Art Shanties are open 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the month of February.  Come look around, then finish off your stay with a little play.

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The Dead of Winter Double Feature

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Phoenix Theatre
2605 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN

Sliding scale $15-20
Buy tickets online

Presented by The World Crime League
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Step out of the cold and join the World Crime League for an evening of chills as they present two horror-based one-acts.

...Days Gone By by Dustin D. Miller
Directed by Andrew Rosdail

In the midst of a zombie pandemic, an old man sits alone in his farmhouse, writing in his diary and trying to piece together the events of the past six days of his life.

The Surgeon by Andy Rakerd
Directed by Geoffrey Conklin

A mysterious killer has been robbing his victims of their internal organs. Detective Blair and Detective Barrow are on the case. However, with no evidence left at any of the crime scenes, could there be greater forces at work?

Featuring the talents of:
Varghese Alexander, Tyus Beeson, Christopher Kent, Emilie LaBonte, Jasmine Magner, Hazen Markoe, Dorothy Owens, Gillian Randall, Amanda Schille Chase, and Maggie Mae Sulentic.

Stage Manager (The Surgeon): Jason Gaarder
Sound Designer: Taylor Palmer
Lighting Designer: Jacob Lee Hofer

Thursday Feb 9th....7:30 PM
Friday Feb 10th.........7:30 PM
Saturday Feb 11th....7:30 PM
Sunday Feb 12th......3:00 PM (Pay What You Dare Matinee!)

Tickets are a sliding scale of $15-20
Bring your Minnesota Fringe Button and get $2 off your ticket!

WARNING: these plays are not for the squeamish or weak of heart. Plays may contain gunshots, violence, and blood. Not recommended for children under the age of 16.

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The Dining Room

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Fridley Community Center
6085 7th Street NE Fridley, MN. 55432

Dinner Show $25 Show Only $15
Call 763-502-5100
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Presented by Fridley Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney is a comedy of manners, set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine.The play is set in the dining room, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events.

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Create A Play On The Bus

3:30 pm
Runs 30 minutes

Art Shanty Projects' Vehicle of Expression
White Bear Lake County Park, 5050 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Free and open to the public

Presented by The Art Shanty Project's Vehicle of Expression
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The whole Art Shanty Project experience is itself a performance, but within the Art Shanty community there is a play where the audience dictates the order and content of the performance. The audience can also perform each scene themselves or hand them off to our Actors On Call - Mike Hentges and David Schlosser. Scripts were written for the bus by Charles Campbell (Skewed Visions), Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney (the duo collectively known as Fire Drill), and Matthew A. Everett.

The Vehicle of Expression is an Art Shanty that’s actually a bus, devoted to the art of the written word - the brainchild of Valerie Borey. Every weekend, starting Sunday, February 5th, there are two performances a day for Create A Play On The Bus (3pm and 3:30pm), each Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the month. Earlier in the day on the Vehicle of Expression there are other writing experiences - poetry, prose, readings of all kinds - other artists involved in running the shanty are Christine Jaspers, Jaymee Kjelland, and Elizabeth Snowden.  We close the day with a play.

The audience are the sixteen passengers on the bus. In front of each passenger is a scene in a colorful numbered envelope. The bus driver/master of ceremonies asks a passenger to pick a number. The two passengers with that numbered envelope sitting in front of them pull out their scene.  They can choose to read it themselves or hand it off to the actors on call. Once the scene is done, another passenger is asked to pick a number, and another scene is read.  Once this happens five or six times, the performance is complete.  The passengers disembark, new scenes are placed in the envelopes, new passengers arrive, and the play creation begins anew.

Like the community of 20 Art Shanties out on the frozen White Bear Lake, all performances of Create A Play On The Bus are free and open to the public.  The Art Shanties are open 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the month of February.  Come look around, then finish off your stay with a little play.

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4 pm

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

4:30 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.

 

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.

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5 pm

Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

5:00 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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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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