Thursday, March 2, 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. 

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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.

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7 pm

Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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. ​

 

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Fat Cat Fall

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$9-$14 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Curiosita: A Collective
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Fat Cat Fall explores yearning and longing out of desperation, a striving for something. It explores the relationship between friendship and fear, isolation and group sheltering. Fat Cat Fall explores the surreal nature of expectation in the context of a citizenry oppressed by a supposed tyrant. As serious as all this sounds, the show is actually very cute, very adoring, nurturing, simple and playful. Five mice in a schoolhouse, the castle their dormitory, with a Fat Cat Headmaster!  Are the mice capable of composing the witty scheme necessary to overthrow the Fat Cat? Will they stand tall, climb the wall, and force the Fat Cat to Fall?!

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The Kitchen

7:30 pm

Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$6 - $16
Call 612-625-5380
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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.

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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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As You Like It

7:30 pm

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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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

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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
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.

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

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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
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*

 

 

 

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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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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
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