Saturday, July 8, 2017

10 am

Milly and Tillie

10:00 am
Runs 45 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$7
Call 952-563-8575
Buy tickets online

Presented by Artistry - in partnership with Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber. 

“Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet)

Artistry is pleased to partner with nationally recognized Open Eye Figure Theatre to welcome young children and their families into the Black Box with the imaginative play, Milly and Tillie. This “45 minutes of silliness and surprises” (Star Tribune) is a perfect first live theater experience for elementary school-aged children that will also delight their older companions. A “light and fanciful but rich and accomplished” work (Twin Cities Daily Planet), the play follows the antics and adventures of title characters Milly and Tillie as they set out for a picnic and find the unexpected.   

Make a Morning of It!

Did you know that our friends at the City of Bloomington coordinate an amazing Farmer's Market every Saturday morning in the summer? Held in the east lot of the Bloomington Center for the Arts, the market is a great place to support local growers, grab a cup of coffee and a pastry, and hear some live music. Parking on Farmer's Market Saturdays can be tricky, so we encourage you to come a little early to secure a spot - and while you're at it, enjoy a snack at the market and pick up some veggies for supper - all before the show even begins! For more information on the Bloomington Farmer's Market, please visit their wepage, here: https://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/pr/bloomington-farmers-market

Performances on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

In the Black Box Theater...

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11 am

Driveway Tour

11:00 am
Runs 30 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St. Minneapolis MN 55407

Free - No reservations necessary!
Call 612-874-6338

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Kids

A part of Open Eye's 2017 Driveway Tour!

Join us at Open Eye Theatre for performances of each Driveway Tour Show throughout the month of July!

All performances are free with complimentary ice cream after the show. 

Molly and The Magic Boot - Saturday, July 8th 11:00am
A city girl named Molly is stuck on Grandma's farm for the summer with no TV, no cell phone, and no video games! But with the help of some fantastical footwear, her fabulous farm friends, and a little imagination, Molly discovers how fun the outdoors can be!

The Amazing Cow Boat - Saturday, July 15th 11:00am
The story of a boy named Charlie who is playing in the bathtub.  His imagination comes alive as he pretends he is the captain of a boat that is part cow, part boat, part amazing!  Together Charlie and his Cow Boat meet pirates, a nest of baby birds and the moon.

Tucker's Robot - Saturday, July 22nd 11:00am           
Tucker is a young boy who needs to go back in time to face a neighborhood bully.  How do you go back in time?  With a time traveling robot of course!  Together Tucker and his robot discover the importance of friendship and the courage to face a bully.

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1 pm

Shrek The Musical: TYA Version

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

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

Shrek The Musical

Theatre for Young Audiences version

Jun 23 – Jul 30, 2017  •  All Ages

Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

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The rousing fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero galumphs onto our main stage this summer in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. A wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of fairy tale misfits stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Fortunately, Shrek is on his way!

MUSICAL  |  RUNNING TIME: TBA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Imaginarium: Superheroes!

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$10-$15
Call 218.733.7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Kids

An original tale created by the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)!

A group of kids with secret superhero identities are saving the world from a series of imaginary catastrophes. They’ll work together to save the day and explore the stories of true life heroes. Don’t miss the next instalment of the high energy, hilarious, audience-interactive and educational Imaginarium shows!

TYA Season Sponsor:  Minnesota Power

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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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The Elephant Man

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

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2 pm

Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

2:00 pm

Park Square Theatre Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn’t want to be found? And what if he’s the same Paul Herrold on trial for murder? This case draws the great detective and his devoted sidekick into a web of deceit, one that even the master sleuth may regret taking on. A world premiere commission by Joseph Goodrich, adapted from the novel by Rex Stout, and directed by Peter Moore.

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Richard III

2:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$15 - $49
Call 507-474-7900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Drama

For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain power… until the game has consequences. Richard may be backstabbing and manipulative, but this wickedly funny hunchback is so mesmerizing you can’t look away.

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1776: America's Prize Winning Musical

2:00 pm

St. Croix Festival Theatre
125 N Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

$13.50 - $26.00
Call 715.483.3387
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

1776:  America's Prize Winning Musical  
                  |  Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards 
                  
|  Book by Peter Stone 
June 17th-July 9th
This summer, experience the Broadway blockbuster musical 1776 as never before, in a dynamic staging feature a powerhouse cast of all-female performers.  Join John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson as they work to persuade the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence and begin our unending search for American identity.  With familiar characters and an invigorating score, this Tony-Award winning musical promises to be a fun and inspiring option for families this summer. 
 

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4 pm

Imaginarium: Superheroes!

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$10-$15
Call 218.733.7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Kids

An original tale created by the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)!

A group of kids with secret superhero identities are saving the world from a series of imaginary catastrophes. They’ll work together to save the day and explore the stories of true life heroes. Don’t miss the next instalment of the high energy, hilarious, audience-interactive and educational Imaginarium shows!

TYA Season Sponsor:  Minnesota Power

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7 pm

Annie Get Your Gun

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Forest Lake High School
6101 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake, MN 55025

$8-$12
Call 651-464-5823
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Presented by Masquers Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out. The rousing, sure-fire finale hits the mark every time in a testament to the power of female ingenuity.

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The Comedy of Errors

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity for free in various Twin Cities parks this summer!

Friday, June 23rd, 7pm - Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park
Saturday, June 24th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 25th, 2pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Friday, June 30th, 7pm - Seidl's Lake Park, South St. Paul
Saturday, July 1st, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 2nd, 7pm - Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Thursday, July 6th, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Friday, July 7th, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 8th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 9th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Friday, July 14th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 15th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 16th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Thursday, July 20th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Friday, July 21st, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Saturday, July 22nd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 23rd, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls

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CONUNDRUM - An Improv Show of Philosophical Quandries

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance or with a Fringe button
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Danger Boat Productions
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00)

 

The folks behind Minnesota’s favorite (and concidentially only) civics-inspired improv comedy show The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2 for short) have a brand new show they want to try out: CONUNDRUM – An Improv Show of Philosophical Quandaries

 

Have you ever gotten in a long discussion with friends about a ethical question, silly “would you rather,” or head-scratching conundrum? Wouldn’t it be great to see that debate played out, live on stage, through improv comedy? Now you can!

 

Join Minnesota’s improv comedy “thinkiest” stars as they wrestle live on stage with sticky questions. The cast will hash out audience-submitted conundrums in an on-stage conversation, and then perform improv comedy inspired by the question and debate.

 

Would you rather be able to read minds or to fly?

What’s the one book everyone running for office should read?

How many dates can you go on with someone and still break up with them via text?

But those are just examples: you get to submit the conundrums for cast to debate and perform on stage!

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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

7:00 pm
Runs 95 minutes

Outdoor Theatre Complex
West Campus of Century College, 3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

$15.00 Adults-$13.00 Seniors, (children under 12 free)
Call 6517795818

Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Comedy

The war is over. Amidst the homecoming celebrations is the promise of a wedding between sweet Hero and valiant Claudio. Alongside this idyllic courtship is the stinging verbal battle between the witty Beatrice and Benedick, which picks-up exactly where it left off before the war. Unbeknownst to the two, their dearest friends unfold a plot for the two sharp-tongued adversaries to discover their true feelings for one another. However, peace is not guaranteed for anyone because of Don John's malicious interference.

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakeable bonds that define them. Amid cuts, curls and free advice, these six glorious Southern belles share the joys and bear the sorrows of life together. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

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1776: America's Prize Winning Musical

7:30 pm

St. Croix Festival Theatre
125 N Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

$13.50 - $26.00
Call 715.483.3387
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

1776:  America's Prize Winning Musical  
                  |  Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards 
                  
|  Book by Peter Stone 
June 17th-July 9th
This summer, experience the Broadway blockbuster musical 1776 as never before, in a dynamic staging feature a powerhouse cast of all-female performers.  Join John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson as they work to persuade the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence and begin our unending search for American identity.  With familiar characters and an invigorating score, this Tony-Award winning musical promises to be a fun and inspiring option for families this summer. 
 

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Idiot’s Delight

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 Girl Friday Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded together in a European mountaintop resort at the outbreak of war, including a munitions magnate, his mysterious Russian mistress, and an American song and dance man with his chorine companions “Les Blondes.” Girl Friday Productions brings its signature large ensemble cast to this dramatic comedy with musical accents, set in a world on the brink.

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Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself) by Donald Margulies

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$15 - $49
Call 507-474-7900
Buy tickets online

Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Comedy

The exciting story of a seafaring gentleman and wanderer, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment is a thrilling, breathless, and kid-friendly comedy. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies leaves audiences wondering if our hero is a genius, con man, or a little bit of both.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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An Iliad by Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$10 - $25
Call 507-474-7900
Buy tickets online

Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Storytelling

With one actor inhabiting over fifty characters, the addition of live music, and language that ranges from direct and contemporary to poetic, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s perpetual capacity for violence while exploring the beauty and brotherhood to be found in the midst of war. GRSF veterans Tarah Flanagan and Andrew Carlson alternate as the storyteller in the intimacy of the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre.

*Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn’t want to be found? And what if he’s the same Paul Herrold on trial for murder? This case draws the great detective and his devoted sidekick into a web of deceit, one that even the master sleuth may regret taking on. A world premiere commission by Joseph Goodrich, adapted from the novel by Rex Stout, and directed by Peter Moore.

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Don't Dress for Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
Buy tickets online

Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Comedy

Gremlin Theatre is thrilled to open our brand new performance space (and 20th season!) with the absolutely hilarious comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner – the first show we ever produced 19 years ago.

From the author of the smash hit Boeing Boeing comes this fast-paced and utterly ridiculous play; full of romantic entanglements, mistaken identities and outrageous plot twists.

“Two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre in some time... the perfect farce." - Chicago Style Magazine

Come celebrate the opening of our new theatre, have a beer at the adjacent Lake Monster Brewery and take in the ideal show to send you laughing into the summer night.

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GHOST the MUSICAL

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Leadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by OLD LOG THEATRE
  • Musical

MUSICAL REGIONAL PREMIERE

Book & Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN,

Music& Lyrics by DAVE STEWART & GLEN BALLARD.

 Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly.

Wednesday 130p Matinee;  Thu-Sat 730p; Sun 2p Matinee

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8 pm

The Good Boy and The Kid

8:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Closing night

The Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15 in Advance, $20 at the Door

Presented by Sheep Theater
  • Comedy

Tilly is a kid and Tilly loves professional wrestling and today is Tilly’s 13th birthday.  After learning her Mom’s TV repair shop is facing foreclosure, an ad comes on the TV for a wrestling competition where the winner will get to face the thirteen time heavyweight champion of the world, Johnny Outlaw Johnson, for a million dollar cash prize.  Tilly needs to learn how to wrestle and she needs to learn fast.  It just so happens she has a coupon for a $5 hour long wrestling lesson at a rusty old gym Downtown.  Just like that of a great wrestling match, the complications and the circumstances escalate quickly from there.

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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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