Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1 pm

Grease

1:00 pm

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

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
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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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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
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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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Savannah Sipping Society

1:30 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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7 pm

A Year with Frog and Toad

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

A Year with Frog and Toad
Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on Arnold Lobel’s Newbery and Caldecott Honor Books
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics and book by Willie Reale
Original Direction by David Petrarca
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Daniel Pelzig 

ASL/AD: June 2 at 7PM
ASL Only: June 4 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: June 16 at 7PM

Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons. The amphibian odd couple celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them the best-est of friends while joined by a colorful cast of birds, mice, turtles, and that slo-o-ow snail with the mail. Nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this unforgettable and tuneful musical is back on our stage after almost a decade! Don’t miss this exuberant story based on the treasured books by Arnold Lobel in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring. 

This production was commissioned and created by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN.

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The Secret Garden

7:30 pm

Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$12 - $41
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Artistry
  • Drama
  • Musical

April 15 - May 14, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Directed by Lisa Channer

"A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the best surprise is that this show is the most adult new musical of the season." – USA Today

Based on the beloved children's book, The Secret Garden is a musical telling of a classic Victorian story. Eleven year-old orphan Mary Lennox is taken to live at the estate of her reclusive uncle Archibald. A deep melancholy pervades the house and its overgrown grounds, but Mary's youthful spirit leads her to find beauty and joy in the place. An enthralling show for adults and a perfect introduction to "grown-up" theater for children, The Secret Garden is a story of spring, renewal, and the happiness a young girl can nurture when she is determined to make things grow.

Cast:
Ben Johnson - Archibald Craven 
Jennifer Eckes - Lily 
Taras Wybaczynsky, Jr. - Neville Craven 
Caitlyn Carroll - Mary 
Kate Regan - Mary Understudy 
Gavin Nienaber - Colin 
David Beukema - Ben 
Gracie Anderson - Martha 
Seth Tychon - Dickon 
Diana Wilde - Mrs. Medlock 
Deidre Cochran - Ayah / Chorus 
Kelly Matthews - Chorus / Claire Holmes 
Hazen Markoe - Chorus/ Lieutenant Wright / Major Shelly 
Corey de Danann - Chorus / Mrs. Shelly 
Eric Sargent - Chorus / Albert 
Siri Hammond - Chorus / Rose 
Daniel Vinitsky - Chorus / Major Holmes 
TBA - Chorus / Fakir 
Cassandra Utt - Alice / Mrs. Winthrop

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, April 15th through Sunday, May 14th 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 The Secret Garden on Friday, April 14th at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, April 24th at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, April 14th): 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. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, April 24th): 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. 

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 30th.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, May 7th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, May 11th at 7:30pm. 

Ticket Info:
Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Box Office Phone: 952-563-8575
Adults: $41
Seniors (62+): $36
Next Generations (30 and Under): $12
($3 off Adult & Senior tickets for Wednesday/Thursday performances)

At the Schneider Theater...

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

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The Master Builder

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454

$0-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Theatre Novi Most
  • Drama

Following our acclaimed staging of THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov, Theatre Novi Most will present another classic of the European theatrical canon with this complex drama by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by TNM co-founder Vladimir Rovinsky. The story follows master architect Halvard Solness (Pearce Bunting) and his wife Aline (Barbra Berlovitz) through an existential mid life crisis involving past losses that still haunt and profound fear about the future. The challenges of a bright young woman (Shelby Richardson) seem to bring some answers. But as always, Ibsen keeps us in suspense. This story is highly charged with secret desires, stunning poetic language, Freudian and Nietzschean motives and… there is that troll.

Founded in 1998 by Russian director Vladimir Rovinsky and American director Lisa Channer, Theatre Novi Most is based in Minneapolis and consists of associate artists from New York, Los Angeles, Russia and Minneapolis. Since 1998 we have worked to adapt or create new works for the stage through a rigorous and expansive process of exploration and improvisation. Our methodology combines Russian theatre techniques and traditions and physical theatre methods from the U.S. and Europe as well as integration of story and narratives through playwriting. Our plays tend to use multiple languages and theatrical traditions allowing language to exist side by side with physical expression in the communicating of stories and ideas.

 

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Lone Star Spirits

7:30 pm
Runs 90 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
  • Comedy

by Josh Tobiessen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Terry Hempleman, John Catron, Christian Bardin, Nate Cheeseman, and Thallis Santesteban

APRIL 8 - MAY 7

Previews April 5-7

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

New York Times Critics' Pick

When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls' night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.

 

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One Man, Two Guvnors

7:30 pm
Runs 165 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 5th Ave SE Osseo, MN 55369

$20-$25
Call 763-493-8733
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  • Comedy

Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, schtick and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of 1960's England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy enusue! This splendidly silly new play has been hailed as "comic perfection!" Featuring Four Humor's Jason Ballweber (a.k.a. "Ham" from A Hunting Shack Christmas)!

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The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S MPLS, MN, 55407

$5 - $25
Call 612-825-0459
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Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by local writers responding to the deeply partisan split on the direction of our country. In polarizing times of national upheaval and civil unrest, how do we deal with competing truths? Where does the election leave us, as individuals, as communities, as a country? The Great Divide is a personal, powerful and visceral response to the partisan animosity that has become our post-election reality.

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27105
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2mNshdu

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Vietgone

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
  • Comedy

Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE!

A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop.

Mixed Blood Theatre is proud to announce the final show in its 2016/2017 Season, VIETGONE. In VIETGONE, award winning pioneer of “geek theater” Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975. The playwright’s journey to understand his parents’ immigrant love story in the wake of war and loss is marked by wit, unrepeatable curses, and a comic book sensibility that ultimately packs an unexpected emotional punch. It’s is a buddy story, a proto-feminist tale, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road trip adventure that 40 years later revisits how we think about the Vietnam War and its heroes and victims.

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GIRL Shakes Loose

7:30 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$40
Call 651.224.3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri’s
GIRL SHAKES LOOSE
Directed by May Adrales

Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules, finishing college and then graduate school. She is perfectly poised for success, but something is in her way. Floundering in love, life, and career, GIRL goes on a journey to discover what she’s missing, but wherever she goes, there she is. Eventually, GIRL learns that what she’s seeking is herself: powerful, grounded, and so much stronger than she thought. A groundbreaking new musical by Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri, GIRL Shakes Loose is the soulful story of one woman’s search for herself. Featuring the lush poetry of Sonia Sanchez and a stirring original score, you won’t want to miss this world premiere. Brimming with hope, humor, and headstrong passion, you’ll cheer GIRL on, remembering your own journey along the way.

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8 pm

DillyDallHaus at HUGE Wednesdays

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

$8 - $10
Call (800) 927-0939
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Presented by DillyDallHaus
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Sean Dillon and Michael DallaValle are Dilly Dally. They take long-form improv to the extreme, performing a single scene per show, patiently illuminating deep relationships in a detailed setting. Becky Wilkinson Hauser and Michael DallaValle are DallHaus. They perform a rapid-fire series of scenes that are high-energy, joyous, and absurd. DillyDallHaus is what happens when both of those duos perform on the same stage at the same time. 

Come see us perform at HUGE Wednesdays, alongside our amazing fellow groups Adorable, Third Wheelin', and Love Letters.

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Grease

8:00 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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