Friday, July 14, 2017

2 pm

The Comedy of Errors

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
  • Comedy

In between mistaken identities, mayhem, and merriment, The Comedy of Errors explores the essential human longing for what makes us whole. A raucous escapade set against the glittery, boozy backdrop of the 1920s, this comedy is sure to delight the senses.

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7 pm

Scapin by Moliere

7:00 pm
Runs 80 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

“Come on, come on!  We'll share the danger, like brothers.”  Scapin, a trickster and scam-artist, becomes the all-arranging schemer of his world of lovers and pompous employers. He puts his endless store of ingenuity to work; getting two lovesick young couples married and taking revenge on their grasping parents.  A comedic romp filled with chases, slapstick, and a cavalcade of bizarre characters driven to the chaotic conclusion by the scams of Scapin.

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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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The Bechdel Show

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$8-$16 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Slap Happy Studios
  • Comedy

The Bechdel Show, a Slap Happy Studios production, is a sketch comedy show inspired by the Bechdel test that encourages the audience to rethink gender and sexuality representations and norms through the use of humor. The Bechdel Test is a metric created by Alison Bechdel that evaluates the realism of female representation in film and television. Our show seeks to critique commonly observed media tropes and everyday expectations regarding gender and sexuality.

 

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THE LOONEY LUTHERANS in "Livin' La Vida Lutheran"

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East Maplewood MN 55109

Presented by Maplewood Area Historical Society
  • Comedy
  • Improv

A show cooked up by the creators of the popular hit musical CHURCH BASEMENT LADIESTHE LOONEY LUTHERANS in "Livin' La Vida Lutheran" is about three wacky gals who promote their new (fictional) cookbook with the use of music, comedy, audience interaction and a bit of wisdom for living a healthy life, “the Lutheran way!”  The variety show features songs and inspired improvisation in an evening of hilarious entertainment that appeals to all ages.

July 14-15, 21-22 @ 7:00pm

July 16 & 23 @ 2:00pm

And don’t miss the pre-show picnic with Minnesotan-themed food and pre-show activities! 

--Fridays = Crazy Apron Contest (Wear your favorite apron to compete for a prize!)

--Saturdays = Jello Bingo

--Sundays = Sunday School Cake Walk

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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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Disney's Aladdin Jr.

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$8-$16
Call 651-225-9265
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Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WELCOME TO AGRABAH, THE CITY OF ENCHANTMENT!

Based on the Academy Award-winning adventure, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is sure to thrill teen performers and audiences of all ages. Featuring favorite songs, and a large cast of townspeople, courtiers, sidekicks, a chorus of dancing Genies, and a long list of familiar characters, there is something for everyone in this tale for the ages about discovering you are more than your outward appearance.

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Play On!

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

$19-$26
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy

“Play On!,” by Rick Abbot, tells the story of a theater group desperately trying to perform a fun-filled murder mystery, despite maddening interference from the playwright, who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the play “Murder Most Foul,” Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the opening performance in which almost anything that can go wrong does.

Director Gorden Hedahl is a retired professor of theater and dean emeritus of Arts and Sciences at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Hedahl has directed over 75 productions for university, community, and semi-professional theaters. He previously directed “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at The Phipps, and has been directing at several theaters in the area. Most recently, he staged “Noises Off” and a segment of “All in the Timing” at Lakeshore Players; “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” in Stillwater; and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” for the Woodbury Community Theatre.

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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
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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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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
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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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The Story of Crow Boy

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

THE STORY OF CROW BOY explores the intriguing life story of Taro Yashima who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination, and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately-of joy. Yashima reminds us what it means to be human, and offers understanding into the complexities of cultural survival. This production draws on his autobiographical and fictional books including the Caldecott Honor Award-winning CROW BOY (1956) about a young boy who learns to sing the "voices of crows" in defiance of his years of being bullied.

Created by Masanari Kawahara, Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp and Momoko Tanno.

This production was named one of the 10 best plays of 2016 by Graydon Royce of the StarTribune and is back by popular demand for a special three day run!

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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
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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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Play On!

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI 54016

$26-$19
Call 715.386.2305
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy

Play On!, by Rick Abbot, is the hilarious story of a theater group desperately trying to put on a play despite maddening interference from the haughty playwright, who also keeps revising the script. Anything that can go wrong does.

 

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The Elephant Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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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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The Elephant Man

7:30 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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Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

Anne of Green Gables: The Musical

7:30 pm

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota

Presented by Bethel University Theatre Arts
  • Musical

“A new musical lovingly based on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s timeless classic with its unforgettable characters, Anne of Green Gables brings the comical adventures of spunky red-headed orphan Anne Shirley to life, as she wins over her new family and the rest of Prince Edward Island, with her spirit and imagination in this heartwarming story about love, family, and home.” —TRW website

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Jacques Brel: When We Have Only Love

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St.

$18 - $26
Call 612-874-6338
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  • Drama
  • Musical

Created and performed by Chronofon Productions: Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, Prudence Johnson, and Dan Chouinard.

With cellist Jacqueline Ultan and guitarist Tim Sparks.

A musical and literary chronicle concert of the life and 30-year career of Belgian chansonnier, social commentator, and beloved performance artist Jacques Brel.

Take a journey back to mid-20th century Belgium, France, and America to explore the life's work of one of modern music's most influential artists.

Capturing the major events of Jacques Brel's life through song, story, visual media, and vocal performance, this seasoned group of performing artists will present a challenging set of French and English language material, direct from the best of the Jacques Brel catalogue. With his great influence on popular American artists as diverse as Sinatra, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, David Bowie, Sting, and Nirvana, audiences will be delighted to discover the depth and breadth of Brel's impact on the music of our time.

About Chronofon Productions

Chrono - (pertaining to time) fon - (abbreviation of "fonic", describing something we hear, such as music or a recording of music.

Chronofon Productions is a confluence of four principle Minnesota performing artists — Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald and Prudence Johnson — who together, conceive, research, write, design, direct, and perform musical chronicles of past and present artists, time periods, and places. Their diverse voices and writing and directorial styles complement and challenge one another, to develop dynamic, theatrical concerts for audiences of all ages and eco-ethnic backgrounds.

The artistic goals set forth by this group of experienced collaborators include successfully representing the artistic merit and significance of their subjects through the exploration and exposition of its music, art, culture, and social mirrors, while executing the material with depth, style, innovation and humor.

In collaboration with the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and Open Eye Figure Theatre, and with support from The Minnesota Regional Arts Council, Chronofon has created sold-out productions for the past several years, including Weill & Brecht - The Berlin Years; Jacques Brel: When We Have Only Love and '66: Talkin' Bout My Generation.

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Idiot’s Delight

Park Square Theatre, Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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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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The Elephant Man

7:30 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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8 pm

Momentum Week 1

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

$20
Call 612-206-3600
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Presented by he Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater.
  • Dance
  • Experimental

“The Momentum Dance series has been an important platform for emerging dancers and choreographers in the Twin Cities for the past decade” - Star Tribune

MNartists.org has described past Momentum performances as representing "the diversity and strength of Twin Cities dance" where a "sense of trained, intentional risk, this shared moment of vulnerability and confidence speaks loudly to the hours and energy that all the choreographers and dancers ... invested to get here."

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators.

2017's commissioned artists/collaboratives for week 1 are:

Week 1: July 13 – 15, 2017

  • Fire Drill and Tom Comitta (Los Angeles)

    Bill: The Musikill 

    Performance duo Fire Drill teams up with LA-based sound poet Tom Comitta to deliver Bill: The Musikill, an experimental musical set in a dystopian, post-climate-disaster tech commune. Pushed to the blistering pace of hyper-entertainment from start to finish, this exhausting spectacle measures the human cost of engineered happiness.
     

  • BLAQ
    Taneber/BLAQ Wall Street 
    The women who are BLAQ embody celebration in Taneber/BLAQ Wall Street. This is where sisterhood is rooted, home is reflected, and meaning and truths are created. Surrounded by music and a marketplace stocked with food and libations, the act of celebration is welcomed to all. 
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Grease

8:00 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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10 pm

Geek Slink & Drink: SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Friday, July 14 at 10:00pm (doors at 9:30)

 

A long, long time ago in a galaxy right around the corner, Geek Belly Dance ruled supreme over the galaxy!  Star ships, shimmies, song and so much more join forces to create a crazy night of sci-fi sass!

 

https://www.facebook.com/GeekSlinkAndDrink/

www.Twitter.com/GeekSlink

www.geekslinkbellydance.com

www.Instagram.com/GeekSlink

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