Sunday, March 26, 2017

1 pm

I Am My Own Wife

1:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N

$15-$20
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

Touted as "moving and intellectually absorbing," "a vivid portrait of a unique person," and "a truly remarkable experience in the theatre," this solo one-man play is a must see. Written by playwright Doug Wright, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. The winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2004 Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is a profound survival story. 

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2 pm

The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

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

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

By Jessica Huang
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

March 18–April 9, 2017

A haunting, poetic journey of secrets, identity and family.

1939. Follow the true story of Harry Chin, one of the many Chinese nationals who landed in the U.S. through a loophole in the Chinese Exclusion Act. Haunted by the ghosts of his past and provoked by the curiosity of his daughter, Harry is forced to confront his buried secrets. Through leaps of time and space, we experience the abhorrent conditions at Seattle Immigration Station, Harry’s longing for the life he left in China, and the complications of love in a new land. Jessica Huang’s powerful new drama explores the personal and political repercussions of making a group of people “illegal.”

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Unset

2:00 pm

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$0-$20
Call 612.326.1811
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Presented by Live Action Set
  • Dance

You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists of a series of improvised dances scored by live music in which Live Action Set invites you to be co-creator as a guest star of the company. You choose how you want to engage: the performance is as much for the audience-participant on stage as it is for the audience members in the seats.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

An original dance-inspired performance based on the book by Margery Williams.

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The cherished tale about the transformational magic of love graces our main stage this March. “Real isn’t how you are made,” the old Skin Horse tells the Velveteen Rabbit, “It’s a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time.” This treasured story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to become REAL is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular performance collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl Moon, Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Snow Queen.

 

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Savannah Sipping Society

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ole Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior MN

$25-$35
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique single Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends

Wednesday 1:30p; Thu-Sun 7:30p; 

 

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TWISTED APPLES: Stories from Winesburg, Ohio

2:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Nautilus Studio
308 Prince Street #190 St Paul, MN

$20 - $25
Call 651-298-9913
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Presented by nautilus Music-Theater
  • Drama
  • Musical

“Intimacy adds power to ‘Twisted Apples’”

––Rohan Preston Star Tribune

Click here for the complete review

Also reviews from:

MinnPost

Cherry and Spoon

Twin Cities Stages

Twin Cities Arts Reader

 

TWISTED APPLES: STORIES FROM WINESBURG, OHIO is a new music-theater piece based on Sherwood Anderson’s classic American novel Winesburg, Ohio. Created by librettist JIM PAYNE and composer ROBERT ELHAI, it tells the story of residents of Winesburg, as they struggle to overcome loneliness and isolation, and long to create a life of the imagination in a small town at the turn of the century.

The production is directed by Nautilus’ artistic director BEN KRYWOSZ, and features performers GARY BRIGGLE, JP FITZGIBBONS, JOSHUA HINCK, NORAH LONG, and ERIC MORRIS, with musical direction by JERRY RUBINO and JILL DAWE. The production is touring communities throughout Minnesota, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Nautilus commissioned and developed the work, and has presented semi-staged-workshop productions over the last few years in the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Sherwood Anderson’s novel Winesburg, Ohio is a series of interconnected short stories, published in 1919. Seen as a precursor to the great American novelists such as Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway, it is widely respected and now considered to be one of the most influential portraits of small-town life in the United States.

Honoring Anderson as their source material, Payne and Elhai have created an extraordinary trilogy of theatrical portraits. The score is rooted in musical Americana, including “roots“ orchestration (piano, violin, accordion, and string bass), in a vernacular folk style consistent with the characters’ rural culture and psychological state. Gorgeous melodies and expressive harmonies complement lyrics which are both clever and poignant, creating a masterpiece of musical storytelling that combines the accessibility of musical theater with the emotional scope of American opera.

At our studio in St Paul:

9 performances only:
March 23, 24, 25, 27,
30, 31, April 1 @ 7:30 • $25
March 26, April 2 @ 2:00 • $20

Presented at the Nautilus Studio
in Lowertown St Paul, 308 Prince St #190

Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets:
twistedapples.brownpapertickets.com
For more information, call 651-298-9913

TWISTED APPLES: STORIES FROM WINESBURG, OHIO consists of three one-act pieces: Act One is “Answered Prayers”, which tells of the Reverend Hartmann’s struggle with his sexual attraction to Kate Swift, the local high school teacher. Kate, in turn, is drawn to her former student George Willard, both  as an intellectual protege and a possible lover. Act Two is “Untold Lies”, about farmhand Ray Pearson, whose friendship with a young co-worker re-ignites in Ray his own longing for domestic freedom and youthful aspirations. Act Three, “Twisted Apples”, tells of George’s mother Elizabeth Willard, her thwarted artistic ambitions, and her determination to ensure that George will not be railroaded into a conventional life of mediocrity.

AUDIENCES AND CRITICS RESPONSES:

ANSWERED PRAYERS: “Beautifully staged, gorgeous and evocative libretto and score, and knock-out singing / a human character study set to music and acted with superb and believable nuance / what a gorgeous show! / another fine example of how Nautilus and its typically superb composers, actors, and musicians pay attention to the subtle details that establish real characters and show us what they think and feel; they take away the extraneous, punctuate musically, and the heart reveals itself onstage”

UNTOLD LIES: “It’s hard to imagine a more deeply affecting work / The musical idiom is hearty Americana, with the simplicity of folk music and an operatic richness and complexity / the songs are beautifully complex and the singers and musicians are well up to their demands / gorgeous, moving, and beautifully done show / plenty of musically rewarding moments / the music and lyrics are rich and compelling / very well written, composed, and performed, this show is probably more folk opera than musical theatre, but utterly accessible”

TWISTED APPLES: “This show has been mounted by seasoned and richly talented professionals / the subtle, nuanced text is amplified by delicate, gossamer music / an excellent script and some truly gorgeous music, approachable and singable, yet boasting Charles Ives-like intensity / breath-taking; heart-wrenching; quietly powerful; beautiful / both the music and the libretto are fantastic; poetic, yet always serving to develop the characters and story / it gives beauty and nobility and a clear voice to natural facts that are easy to repress / as usual, Nautilus comes through with top quality in all aspects.”

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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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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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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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Macbeth

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
  • Drama

Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems ripped from the headlines, this classic Shakespearean tragedy is adapted and directed by Jef Hall-Flavin.

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Urinetown The Musical

2:00 pm

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

$18-$32
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Musical

By Greg Kotis
Music by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann
Directed by Matt McNabb

In a Gotham-like city, a 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage leading to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Winner of three Tony© awards, Urinetown The Musical is a hilarious satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theater itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown The Musical provides a fresh perspective of one of America's greatest art forms.

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The Tempest

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$20-$25
Call 651-429-5674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Drama

The Tempest

“Such stuff as dreams are made on.”

MARCH 8-26, 2017

Directed by Hannah Steblay

This Shakespearean classic whips up a whirlwind of excitement as we whisk you away to a remote island for a tale of trickery, romance, magic, and revenge. From the spectacular storm that opens the play, to mystical island creatures, The Tempest is equal parts moving fairy tale, marvelous magic show, and Shakespeare’s fond farewell to the stage.

Tickets: $25 Regular / $23 Senior / $20 Student

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HOME

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Minneapolis, MN 55411

$19-$24
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by SPARK theater + dance
  • Drama
  • Dance

What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a place to land. 

HOME is an original production by SPARK theater + dance about MN teens waiting to be adopted and the journey toward home. SPARK uses their style of physical theater to weave a poetic narrative inspired by Homer’s Odyssey around the video interviews of actual teens in the foster care system while taking the audience through an immersive experience to get a glimpse into a life that is seeking home.

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The Gondoliers

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center at Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis

$12-$22
Call 651-255-6947
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Presented by The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company is pleased to announce that it will present The Gondoliers, from March 10th through April 2nd of 2017.

The performances will be at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, at Plymouth Congregational Church, located at 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, in Minneapolis.

This production of The Gondoliers will be directed by Lesley Hendrickson, with Music Direction by Dr. Randal A. Buikema.

Synopsis: 

The Gondoliersor, The King of Barataria, tells the story of two just-married Venetian gondoliers who are informed by the Grand Inquisitor that one of them is actually the King of Barataria, hidden in Venice since infancy. Only their foster mother, presently at large, can identify the king. As Barataria needs its king to put down unrest in the country, they must travel there to reign jointly, leaving their newly-wedded wives behind in Venice. It also turns out that the king was wed in infancy to the beautiful daughter of the Spanish Duke of Plaza Toro, and so it seems he is an unintentional bigamist. Of course, the beautiful daughter is in love with a common servant! When the young Spaniard and the two Venetian wives arrive in Barataria, wanting to know which of them is queen, complications arise. No worries … the true identity of the king is revealed, and all is combed out spectacularly well by the end!

Cast:

The Duke of Plaza-Toro - Jim Ahrens
Don Alhambra Del Bolero - Waldyn Benbenek
Marco Palmieri - Michael Burton
Giuseppe Palmieri - Ryan Johnson
Luiz -  Philip Eschweiler
Francesco - Steven Halloin
Antonio - Eric Sorum
Giorgio  - Doug Freeman
Annibale  - Jacob Wellington

Duchess of Plaza-Toro - Katerina Middeldorp
Casilda - Cassie Utt
Gianetta - Blanka Melbostad
Tessa - Maggie Burr
Fiametta - Krin McMillan
Guilia - Brooke Wahlstrom
Vittoria - Lydia Wildes
Inez - Deb Haas

Chorus of Gondoliers and Citizens of Venice
Joe Allen | Luke McKenty | James Brooks | John Orbison | Stephen Hage | Eric Pasternack | Andrew “AJ” Herman | Richard Rames | Dean Laurance

Chorus of Contadine and Citizens of Venice
Mary Gregory | Anna Maher | Shawn Holt | Charlotte Morrison | Kaitlin Klemencic | Sarah Shervey | Maddy La Roche | Rhea Sullivan | Holly MacDonald

The Children
Mary Bair | Liam Hage

Tickets:

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: $22.00
Children (under 12): $12.00
Preview Performance: $12.00
General admission for adults and children (Preview only)

Tickets can be ordered online now, or by phone after February 28.

All seats are reserved, except for the Preview Performance.  

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The Country Wife

2:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$1-$20
Call 612-377-2285

Presented by Glowing Ember
  • Comedy

A man who destroys his public reputation to pursue his private pleasures

A woman married for her innocence

Two friends who both want to marry the same woman, but for different reasons

A whole lot of really terrible people doing hilarious things

And double entendres. About china. 

Three performances only, Friday and Saturday evenings and the unholy Sunday matinee with 30% more obscene gestures

All performances pay-what-you-will

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Puppet Lab 2017

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street

$15
Call 612-721-2535
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Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  • Experimental

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika Wanduragala, Allison Osberg, Patty Gille, and Madeline Helling. After an intensive fellowship program that paired each artist with a mentor, these works are now ready for the main stage! The series is broken up into two weekends with two artists featured each weekend.

Week 1 - March 17 & 18 at 7:30pm, March 19 at 2:30pm TICKETS

Fulfillingness' Rebirth by Chamindika Wanduragala
Chamindika Wanduragala explores the conflict surrounding an artist who becomes a mother though shadow puppet stop-motion animation.

Brothers by Madeline Helling
Two brothers take over their parents’ estate and discover that the demographics of the neighborhood are shifting, so they devise a plan to build a wall to keep the neighbors out.

Week 2 - March 24 & 25 at 7:30pm, March 26 at 2:30pm TICKETS
Bipolar Lite by Patty Gille
Bipolar Lite is a colorful variety show featuring puppets, masks, and slapstick performances that reflect Gille’s experiences and challenges living a bipolar life.

Mythomania by Allison Osberg
Mythomania is a fairly factual study of our post-truth world, told through the eyes of a sweet potato.

All tickets are $15. Puppet Lab is made possible by support from the Jerome Foundation. 

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3 pm

The Realish Housewives of Edina Season 2

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

New Century Theatre
Located on the street level of Minneapolis City Center 615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$0-$33
Call 612-455-9501
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Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
  • Comedy

Grab a fresh box of Pinot – The Realish Housewives of Edina are BACK!

The cat fights are bigger, the facelifts are higher and the drama is non-stop. Meet Edina’s newest housewife… who will blow your mind! Gather your #squad — and your frenemies — and buckle in for Season Two!

Pay What You Can - Monday, March 27 at 7:30pm

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Goodbye Cruel World

3:00 pm

  • Closing night

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41, sliding scale
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Comedy

Penniless and jobless, Semyon makes an offhand remark about dying following a marital spat over leftovers. Soon half the town thinks he has announced his intent to end his life. As word spreads, an increasingly ridiculous series of powerbrokers urge him to commit the deed in the name of their own ignoble causes. Based on “The Suicide” by Nikolai Erdman–a satire banned by Stalin on the eve of its premiere and written by a man who would be exiled for writing it–this colloquial adaptation begs us to consider who is the highest bidder when a man has nothing to lose.

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And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Fox Egg Gallery
Fox Egg Gallery 3730 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

$15
Call 612 607 3791
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Presented by Gadfly Theatre Productions
  • Drama

Jordan Matthews would be fine, if her mother could hold down a decent job, or if her mother hadn't been arrested on another DUI, or if her mother's boyfriend wasn't a skeevy bastard. But things aren't fine, and Jordan's life is falling apart. The adults in her life are either impotent or uninterested, and the only solace comes from out of the blue.

And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist is a tragic look at the reality that homeless youth face and how that often directly impacts queer youth and victims of abuse however, it does have some quirks and some laughs. Starring Mindy Vang (she/her/hers) from She Kills Monsters is joining us again. Adele Bolier (they/them/theirs) from SPCPA is a relative newcomer to professional theatre but excited to join us for this show. Troy Stolp (he/him/his) who has worked all over the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs is making his Gadfly debut, as is Kjertina Whiting (they/them/theirs) who's most recently been seen performing at Huge Theater. Rounding out our cast is Starla Larson (she/her/hers) who read for us in our Crown of the Holly Queen staged reading this past December. This incredibly solid cast is the perfect ensemble to tell this important, sometimes fun, ultimately sad story. Save the dates March 17th-19th and 24th-26th!

Incorporated with this show, we are so, so beyond excited to welcome community partners Sexual Violence Center and Avenues for Homeless Youth. Reps from both will be at all shows and talkbacks, and they'll have lots of info about joining them either as a client or a volunteer. We will also be doing a goods drive for Avenues, so start rounding up any unused beauty and hygiene products, clean clothes in good condition, menstrual products, etc.

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5 pm

Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

5:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

Grease

6:30 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

After a decade, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history returns to the Main Stage!

Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!

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7 pm

That Wonder Boy

7:30 pm

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 - $38
Call 612-455-9501
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Presented by New Century Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at the 2015 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.

Bob Stromberg’s comic exploration of the powerful influence of art on a young boy is storytelling at its best, and utterly engaging. The Star Tribune raved “[Stromberg’s] divine comic mission seems clearly fixed on uplifting the hearts of audiences.”

That Wonder Boy is an exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who “overcame a happy childhood to become a comedic artist.” Stromberg weaves semi-autobiographical experiences into a critical exploration of the long-standing bromide that great art only comes from great suffering. His utterly charming tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder. Laugh-out-loud funny, but also reflective and moving, the show is a satisfying journey for all ages.

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That Wonder Boy

7:30 pm

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 - $38
Call 612-455-9501
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Century Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at the 2015 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.

Bob Stromberg’s comic exploration of the powerful influence of art on a young boy is storytelling at its best, and utterly engaging. The Star Tribune raved “[Stromberg’s] divine comic mission seems clearly fixed on uplifting the hearts of audiences.”

That Wonder Boy is an exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who “overcame a happy childhood to become a comedic artist.” Stromberg weaves semi-autobiographical experiences into a critical exploration of the long-standing bromide that great art only comes from great suffering. His utterly charming tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder. Laugh-out-loud funny, but also reflective and moving, the show is a satisfying journey for all ages.

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Unset

7:30 pm

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$0-$20
Call 612.326.1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Live Action Set
  • Dance

You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists of a series of improvised dances scored by live music in which Live Action Set invites you to be co-creator as a guest star of the company. You choose how you want to engage: the performance is as much for the audience-participant on stage as it is for the audience members in the seats.

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