Thursday, February 23, 2017

1 pm

Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

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

Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. In Rise Up O Men, series familiars Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson are busy with preparations for the church’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, and the menfolk of the parish have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. 

Read more

The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

1:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

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

Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

Read more

7 pm

Children's Theatre Explores the Holocaust

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

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
Buy tickets online

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. ​

 

Read more

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.

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

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

Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

Read more

The Highwaymen

7:30 pm

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

$15-$40
Call 6512924323
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

Grace

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$21 - $25
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

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*

 

 

 

Read more

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.

Read more

Fiddler on the Roof at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 145 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10 - $30
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

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 are also at Augsburg College, Feb 16-19 and MN Opera Center Mar 9-12.

Read more

'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
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

The Language Archive

7:30 pm

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

$13
Call 507-433-0595
Buy tickets online

Presented by Riverland Community College Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

By Julia Cho

George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures.  Closer to home, though, language is failing him.  He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.  Is love a universal language or just a well-intentioned dream that leaves us all at a loss for words? Suggested for ages 12 and up.

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

Godspell

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$12 - $16
Call (763) 391-2787
Buy tickets online

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. 

Read more

The Kitchen

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$6 - $16
Call 612-625-5380
Buy tickets online

Presented by University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines behind the scenes in a restaurant, revealing how as societies operate with and against each other by pitting the cooks against the waiters.

Read more

Marie Antoinette

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$10 - $26
Call 612-375-0300
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

As You Like It

7:30 pm

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$16 - 40
Call 651.321.4024
Buy tickets online

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

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

Read more

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
Buy tickets online

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. 

Read more

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
Buy tickets online

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

Read more

Bad Dates

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

$21 - $30
Call 952-563-8575
Buy tickets online

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

Read more

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. 

Read more

Music Animated featuring Dreamland Faces

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

  • Opening night

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$5 - $15
Call 6127212535
Buy tickets online

Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and Music Animated
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

The Music Animated concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for its second installment, which features the Minnesota-based group Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle, Masanari Kawahara, Angela Olson, and Laurie Witzkowski join the band onstage, creating a spectacle similar to a live music video or a musician accompanying a silent film.

The wordless chronicle delves into the history of South Minneapolis as visual echoes of the past are synchronized with the music. Dreamland Faces (Karen Majewicz, Andy McCormick, Philip Potyondy, and Christa Schneider) drive the narrative with mesmerizing compositions that conjure forgotten scenes by way of accordion, cello, piano, cornet, and musical saw. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Read more

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.

Read more
M T W T F S S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28