Friday, February 17, 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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6 pm

The Dining Room

6:00 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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7 pm

Children's Theatre Explores the Holocaust

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Sabes JCC and White Bear Center for the Arts
Northern Starz Children's Theatre 5300 Alpine Drive. - Ramsey, MN 55303 Sabes Jewish Community Center (JCC) 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416 White Bear Center for the Arts 4971 Long Avenue White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$7 - $10
Call 612-669-7268
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Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Drama
  • Kids

This unique Northern Starz Children's Theatre event will be much more than a play. We have partnered up with The White Bear Center for the Arts, Temple Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas “Transfer of Memory”, Sabes JCC (Jewish Community Center) and playwright Celeste Raspanti, to bring our young cast the ability to not just perform, but to truly learn the history behind events surrounding the holocaust and the hope that survived. 

Story and Background
Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about one hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of WWII. These few then went back to the scattered pieces of their lives, their homes and their families. Raja lived through it all at Terezin, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little reason for hope.  This play is her story. It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable.​

The Playwright, Celeste Raspanti
A playwright, former nun, and retired college professor, Celeste Raspanti is known for having published and produced several plays. Her special interest in the Holocaust, as well as her interest in the stories from the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, led to her writing I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Her other plays on this topic include No Fading Star and The Terezin Promise. Raspanti’s work has been acclaimed for its firsthand information garnered from visits, oral histories, and interviews with concentration camp survivors. Today, Raspanti lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. ​

 

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Fancy Nancy: The Musical

7:00 pm
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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Sweeney Todd (School Edition)

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical

Benjamin Barker returns to 19th-century London after years of imprisonment to take his revenge on the evil Judge Turpin, who put him there. He teams up with Mrs. Lovett, a down-on-her-luck proprietor of a failing meat pie shop, to form a gruesome partnership that terrorizes the city. Now remade as "Sweeney Todd," Barker works to make sure nothing stops in his way to see vengeance served! One of the most stunning and troubling musicals of all time, SWEENEY TODD is Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece.

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, February 16 @ 7:00pm
Friday, February 17 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 18 @ 7:00pm

TICKETS:
$16/adults; $11/students

PARENTAL WARNING: Due to excessive violence and dark themes, this production may not be suitable for young children. We recommend it for ages 12+. Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

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Peter Pan

7:00 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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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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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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The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde

7:30 pm

Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Four Humors Theater
  • Comedy

A tale of love, mistaken identity, and muffins (and perhaps some pies)! 

It's Oscar Wilde's famous 19th century classic farce as only Four Humors could do it; honestly.

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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
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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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The Tragedy of Carmen presented by Skylark Opera Theatre.

The Tragedy of Carmen

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$25 - $29
Call 612-343-3390
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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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Deathtrap

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

Playwright Sidney Bruhl is struggling to overcome a dry spell and a string of failures when a student in his writing seminar turns in a script that he knows would be a surefire hit on Broadway. Prepared to do anything it takes to get that script, he invites the student to his home — and from that point on, the suspense mounts steadily, with twists and turns that build to the final, startling moments of the play. “Two-thirds a thriller, one-third a devilishly clever comedy…”  –Cue Magazine

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Bad Dates

7:30 pm

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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Fiddler on the Roof at Augsburg College

Augsburg College - Foss Lobeck Miles Center
2211 Riverside Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454

$10 - $30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band!

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Steven Epp as Tevye and Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson, Elise Langer, Thomasina Petrus, Kory LaQuess Pullam, Eric Sharp and Dennis Spears

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm.  Sunday shows at 4pm.

We're at Open Book Feb 23-26, Mar 2-5, Mar 16-19 and MN Opera Center Mar 6-9.

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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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Godspell

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Cross Winds United Methodist Church
15051 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55311

$12 - $16
Call (763) 391-2787
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Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Musical

CCP is thrilled to present this beloved telling of the parables of Jesus. Our production will feature the updated musical arrangements from the 2012 Broadway revival. 

In Godspell a small group of people help Jesus share good news through a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty does of comic timing. An electric blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. 

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Arts Center on 7 at Minnetonka High School
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$10-$15
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Minnetonka Theatre presents the sweet and sassy Southern comedy...Steel Magnolias

Directed by James Cada

Based on his own experience growing up in rural Natchitoches, Louisiana, Robert Harling’s landmark play Steel Magnolias explores the bonds between six women at a beauty salon. Combining light-hearted comedy and quirky characters with a serious, heart-rending storyline, Steel Magnolias has been translated into seventeen languages and has been produced across the world. As the title suggests, "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel".  The play's enduring relevancy likely stems from a combination of its strong female characters, its themes of the power of sisterhood, and its witty, memorable script. 

February 17, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm

February 18, 19, 26 at 2:00 pm

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The Importance of Being Earnest

7:30 pm
Runs 115 minutes

  • Opening night

Inver Hills Community College, Fine Arts Theatre
2500 East 80th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

General Admission: $10.00 Seniors: $8.00 IHCC STUDENTS: FREE
Call 651-450-3588

Presented by Inver Hills Theatre
  • Comedy

Inver Hills Theatre

Presents:

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People

by Oscar Wilde

             

Directed by George M. Roesler

 

A Trivial Comedy for Serious People! You can never be too (two) Earnest. The results would be a world filled with chaos, mistaken identity and uncontrollable laughter! The Importance of Being Earnest tells the story of two bachelor friends, dandy Algernon Moncrieff and reliable John (Jack) Worthing, as they take on double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse… and with the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's much loved and exhilarating masterpiece, with its high comedy and witty dialogue has helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.

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The Drawer Boy

7:30 pm

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

$16-$30
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama
  • Comedy

By Michael Healey
Directed by Craig R. Johnson

It’s 1972 and Miles, an idealistic, ebullient young actor from Toronto, knocks on the door of an isolated farmhouse somewhere in rural Ontario. He hopes to move in with local farmers, Morgan and Angus, two middle-aged bachelor farmers, to watch and learn about their lives and write a play about them and country life. Morgan has taken care of his friend Angus, ever since he suffered a head injury during World War II. As Miles learns more about the two farmers, the nature of their extraordinary relationship comes to the surface.

Hailed as one of the top ten plays of 2001 by TIME Magazine and winner of nearly every Canadian theater award possible, The Drawer Boy is a humorous and heartwarming play about the simple pleasures of friendship, storytelling, and remembrance.

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The 39 Steps

7:30 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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Marie Antoinette

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Red Eye Theater
15 West 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10 - $26
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Marie, the young queen of France, lives in a society of extravagance and artifice. But when revolution brews, can the doomed elite help who they've become? From gilded palace to soggy dungeon, this vibrant historical riff revels in exploding our ideas of comfort, complacency and compassion.

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The Highwaymen

7:30 pm

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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Nina Simone: Four Women

7:30 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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The Tragedy of Carmen

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$29 - $24
Call 612-343-3390
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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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CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART)

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St Minneapolis MN 55454

$0-$25
Call 612-338-6131
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Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Drama

Inspired by the works of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera ), playwright Caridad Svich has created a poetic, romantic adventure of love ignited, denied, rekindled, rejected, and renewed; of love pragmatic and impossible, temporal and eternal; and ultimately of love transforming the human experience.

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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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As You Like It

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$16 - 40
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Shakespeare's philosophical comedy about transformation.

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'Til Death: A Marriage Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

$20-$25
Call 612-547-9839
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Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The hit Valentine's musical comedy that'll have you elbowing your date in the ribs, laughing 'til you cry and/or crying 'til you laugh.

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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
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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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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
Buy tickets online

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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8 pm

Medea

8:00 pm

Presented by Macalester College
  • Musical

Macalester Theatre and Dance and Music Departments co-present an interdisciplinary production of Medea

St. Paul, Minn. – The Macalester Theatre and Dance and Music Departments are collaborating in a co-presentation of a distinctive interdisciplinary production of MEDEA.  Performances are February 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., in Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $5. For ticket information call 651-696-6359 or go online to Macalester.edu/boxoffice.

Medea says, "I have reached your heart and that is right." It is a play of two worlds colliding. A world that is cold, calculated, and materialistic, with a definitive sense of right and wrong, battling with the world of instinct, emotion and the inexplicable. This is a story of survival. Medea fights for herself. It’s not a feminist play, but a play about demanding equality, respect, and dignity no matter whom or what you are. In all of her actions, Medea is reaching out, is telling the world "I shall be.

The music by Samuel Barber (originally commissioned as a ballet for Martha Graham) will be performed by the full Macalester Orchestra, conducted by Director of Instrumental Activities Mark Mandarano, together with original choreography by Director of Dance Wynn Fricke interspersed with scenes from the play by Euripides, translated and adapted by guest director Barbra Berlovitz

Berlovitz co-founded the 2005 Tony award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and for 25 years while co-artistic director of the company, she wrote, acted, directed and taught there. She is currently affiliate faculty at the University of Minnesota, Macalester and Augsburg Colleges.

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Emporium of Frolics & Romps: Valentine Burlesque

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

$35 - $50
Call (612) 333-7977
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Presented by Gina Louise
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Put some sizzle in your valentine celebration at The Emporium of Frolics & Romps: Valentine Spectacular! Hot jazz, classic burlesque, and circus delights! Five shows with ALL LIVE MUSIC featuring the Southside Aces, vocalist Maud Hixson, and a cast of dazzling dancers. Produced & directed by Gina Louise. Love is overflowing at The Emporium!

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Feb. 14-18, Emporium of Frolics & Romps: Valentine Burlesque at The Lab Theater

Emporium of Frolics & Romps: Valentine Spectacular

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

$35 - $50
Call (612) 333-7977
Buy tickets online

Presented by Gina Louise Productions
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Put some sizzle in your valentine celebration at The Emporium of Frolics & Romps: Valentine Spectacular! Hot jazz, classic burlesque, and circus delights! Five shows with ALL LIVE MUSIC featuring the Southside Aces, vocalist Maud Hixson, and a cast of dazzling dancers. VIP reserved seating includes chocolate treats and a glass of bubbly. Love is overflowing at The Emporium!

STARRING:
Southside Aces
Maud Hixson
Ophelia Flame
Gina Louise & The Ladyslippers
Musette
Queenie von Curves
Scarlette Revolver
Kitson Sass
Pistol Prudence
Anytime Jones
Bettie Beware
Fleur De Lita
Alexa Sincere

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Camelot

8:00 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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