Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1 pm

Grease

1:00 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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7 pm

Up: The Man in the Flying Chair

Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place St Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama
  • Comedy

20 years ago Walter Griffin attached 45 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair and found himself 16,000 feet above the world. Today he’s furiously holding onto his dreams and the faded memory of that glorious day, doing everything he can to keep his feet from touching the ground.

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Wit

7:30 pm

Black Box Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$9 - $30
Call 952-563-8575
Buy tickets online

Presented by Artistry
  • Drama

May 6 – 28, 2017

Written by Margaret Edson
Directed by Benjamin McGovern

"... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times

"I was dismayed to discover that the play would contain elements of... humor." So says Dr. Vivian Bearing as she introduces her story to us. Wit is a brilliantly-crafted and unflinching look at the last chapter of Ms. Bearing's life. Armed with a sharp intellect, this professor of 17th century poetry wrestles with the ultimate question of what it means to be alive.

Cast:

Sally Wingert* - Dr. Vivian Bearing
Todd Hansen - Harvey Kelekian, MD / Mr Bearing
Corey DiNardo - Jason Posner, MD 
Christina Castro - Susie Monahan, RN, BSN
Barbara Berlovitz - Dr. E.M. Ashford, PhD
Carl Swanson - Ensemble
Mike Swan - Ensemble
Jamie Fields - Ensemble
Allison Witham – Ensemble

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, May 6th through Sunday, May 28th 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 Wit on Friday, May 5th at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, May 15th at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, May 5th): 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 Theater tickets cost $9. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, May 15th): 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, May 14th.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, May 14th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, May 18th at 7:30pm. 

Ticket Info:
Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Box Office Phone: 952-563-8575
Adults: $30
Seniors (62+): $26
Next Generations (30 and Under): $9
($2 off Adult & Senior tickets for Wednesday/Thursday performances)

At the Black Box Theater...

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

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Night of New Works

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454

$5 - $24 (Pick Your Price)
Call 952-454-6777
Buy tickets online

Presented by Savage Umbrella
  • Drama
  • Comedy

May 22*, 23, 24, 2017

at 7:30 PM

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Project Producer: Hannah K. Holman
Project Dramaturg: Megan Clark

Experience new works created by Mark Sweeney, Scotty Reynolds, and Eva Adderley &  Jordan Lee Thompson. The public is invited to view the final presentations of the participants' work, as well as offer feedback through Savage Umbrella's signature audience conversations.

* Please join us for a opening reception on Monday, May 22 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the artists and their work!

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ABOUT THE WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

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A SQUID HAS THREE HEARTS
A new work-in-progress by Mark Sweeney

​A Squid Has Three Hearts explores environmental, personal, and political themes around the mystery of the Giant Squid, as well as the growth in squid populations that has occurred because of the rise of temperature in the oceans waters. Biology, mythology, and music act as connective tissue for a series of vignettes about the human experience.

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DR. FALSTAFF AND THE WORKING WIVES OF LAKE COUNTY
A new work-in-progress by Scotty Reynolds

Using Otto Nicolai’s 1849 opera—The Merry Wives of Windsor—as a springboard, Dr. Falstaff and the Working Wives of Lake County explores the closing of the Reserve Mining Corporation in Silver Bay, the landmark legal battles to stop the dumping of waste rock in Lake Superior, and the layoffs that reduced population of Silver Bay more than 70% in two decades. In the tradition of a Shakespeare wedding comedy, a series of mistaken identities leads to a happy ending wherein new seeds are planted to celebrate and renew a town on an economic precipice.

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WE HAD A SECOND BATHROOM
A new work-in-progress by Eva Adderley and Jordan Lee Thompson

In We Had A Second Bathroom, Lea returns to her childhood home for the first time in over a decade, where she finds the long forgotten second bathroom that her mother moved a cabinet in front of when she was six. Rediscovering the second bathroom leads Lea to think about the existence of the alternate reality she and her family had lived in for years— a reality in which they had only one bathroom. The unraveling of this reality leads Lea down a rabbit hole of memories that force her to confront the construction of not only her past, but her present reality.

 

More information about Night of New Works at www.SavageUmbrella.org

 

 

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Minnesota Tonight

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10 - $12
Call 612-332-6620
Buy tickets online

  • Comedy

Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state!

In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics, headlines, and legislation through a satirical lens focused entirely on issues affecting our state.

Each taping features:
Updates and news segments from the Minnesota Tonight team on what’s going on in Minnesota.
Musical guests.
Audience interaction and fun.

Come get informed, have a laugh, and rock out with Minnesota Tonight in the ETC Theatre – with shows running January through October.

$10 adv  / $12 door

Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm.

Buy tickets online below, or by calling the Brave New Workshop box office at 612-332-6620.

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