Wednesday, August 9, 2017

9 am

Swimmy: Theatre for the Very Young

9:00 am

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$10
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017  •  Ages 1-5  •  World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

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Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni is produced with permission of Nora Lionni. By Leo Lionni © 1963, © renewed 1991.

 

This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

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10 am

Swimmy: Theatre for the Very Young

10:30 am

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017  •  Ages 1-5  •  World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

Buy Tickets

 

Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni is produced with permission of Nora Lionni. By Leo Lionni © 1963, © renewed 1991.

 

This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

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12 pm

Swimmy: Theatre for the Very Young

12:00 pm

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017  •  Ages 1-5  •  World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

Buy Tickets

 

Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni is produced with permission of Nora Lionni. By Leo Lionni © 1963, © renewed 1991.

 

This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

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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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Livin’ La Vida Lutheran

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
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Presented by The Looney Lutherans
  • Musical

The ladies of the Looney Lutherans are on a book tour in support of their masterpiece, (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide, Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran! They’ll give audiences some of the extremely essential life advice found in Use Your Food—like how to put together a “Lutheran-sexy” ensemble using common household items, plus original musical numbers like “Menopause Medley” and “Hotdish for Husbands.” Cooked up in 2006 by the founding members of the popular Church Basement Ladies series of musicals, the Looney Lutherans offer a fresh, funny take on a certain type of good Midwestern woman that has audiences laughing in recognition.

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GHOST the MUSICAL

1:30 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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7 pm

Skins

7:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

The Ritz Theater Mainstage
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$16-22 for MN Fringe Day Pass
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Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Collective Unconscious Performance makes their Minnesota Fringe Festival Debut with this World Premiere!

Dark, dangerous, and delightful, this re-imagined fairy tale takes a sordid slant on "Cinderella". From the twisted minds of the Brothers Grimm comes a tale brimming with puppetry and music. You know how it starts ("Once upon a time…"), you know how it ends ("…happily ever after"). And you know what happens in between… Or do you?

Appropriate for ages 12+ due to some adult language.

TICKETS:
Reservations for SKINS can be made here:
http://www.fringefestival.org/2017/show/?id=20171248

MN Fringe Day Passes are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends. Day Passes serve as entry to any show in the festival on a given day. Optional reservations to guarantee a seat for a particular performance are available by clicking on the "reserve" link above. Day Passes can be purchased in advance with a reservation or at any venue box office during the festival. More information: http://www.fringefestival.org/

CAST:
Sarah Dewhirst
Logan Verdoorn
Emily Zimmer

CREATIVE TEAM:
Eva Adderley
Emily Dendinger
Sofia Lindgren Galloway
David Hanzal
Leif Jurgensen
Kevin Springer

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

7:30 pm

Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington, MN 55431

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

July 29 - August 27, 2017

 

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by: Tim Rice

Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell

Music Director: Denise Prosek

 

“… a fun night of quick-paced theatrical entertainment.” (Katherine Waddell, Broadway World Review)

Joseph is an ageless tale set to a bold new beat in Director/Choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell’s staging. Reimagined to reflect Ferrell’s lyrical and athletic styles, this story about overcoming odds and fulfilling one’s destiny will captivate contemporary audiences of all ages. Featuring one of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s catchiest scores in a myriad of musical styles, Joseph tells the tale of a young dreamer haunted by prophetic visions that he will one day rule over his eleven jealous brothers.  Fueled by animosity, his brothers sell Joseph into slavery in dangerous and unfamiliar Egypt, where he must find his own way and face the greatest trials of his life.

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8 pm

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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Swoopstake

8:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

What could go wrong when Hamlet castmates discover that Ophelia is still under the spell of a stage hypnotist she saw last night? Betrayal of trust? Sexual opportunism? Criminal activity?

Swoopstake premieres at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

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Melody Mendis is "Barbra Streisand"

8:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN

Day passes start at $16.00
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Presented by MN Fringe Festival
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

MN Fringe Festival

Melody Mendis is "Barbra

Melody Mendis, Producer/Performer

Keith Russell: Director

Venue: Crane Theater

2303 Kennedy St. NE Mpls, MN

Local Cabaret singer brings Barbra Streisand to an intimate space with spot on vocal and visual impersonation. Directly from a sold out one-woman show at Bryant Lake Bowl, Melody as "Barbra" is "like Buttah!"

Melody Mendis-Producer/Talent

Melody is a singing Barbra impersonator and featuring the timeless classics of Barbra Streisand movie songs.  From “Funny Girl,” “Yentl,” “The Way We Were” and beyond, Melody pours herself in every performance and the audience feels each song, takes the journey through the highs and lows all while nested in a warm bubble of timeless music and comforting memories.

Keith Russell-Director

Keith Russell is a local actor, director, choreographer and theater blogger. He has directed/choreographed two shows with the Theater of the Ridiculous and Absurd, as well as doing a number of shows with Arts Garden in Hugo. Most recently he has been dancing and performing with the Experteasers at the Follies at Minnsky Theater. He is a fan of Streisand and loves this opportunity to work in a cabaret-style show.

www.melodyasbarbra.com

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Mine/Field

8:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Closing night

Ritz Mainstage
345 14th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Day passes starting at $16!
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Presented by Glade Dance Collective
  • Dance

Privacy. Convenience. Security. Which will you give up? When does the private become public? Dancers solicit data from the audience to explore secrecy, identity, and trust in the internet age.

Collectively choreographed by the D.C.-based company, Mine/Field features "exquisite geometry" (DC Metro Theater Arts) and is a "breath of fresh air on an often stale topic" (DC Theatre Scene). 

Preview Mine/Field: 

Part of Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 3-13, 2017
Day passes starting at $16!
Visit fringefestival.org

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Spec

8:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Mixed Blood
1501 S 4th St., Mpls, MN

Fringe day passes $16 weekdays, $22 weekends

Presented by Ben San Del Presents
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

Stoner robots, suicidal ghosts, and disapproving gargoyles—a four-time Fringe encore winner performs original stories on these and other near-future/supernatural speculations.

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Thor: Jurassic Park

8:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Day passes start at $16
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Presented by Access World Productions
  • Comedy

Hawkeye has come out of the closet and taken a job at Jurassic Park. After a tragic accident, he asks Thor and his Avenger buddies to endorse the park as safe. Hilarity ensues as the T-Rex and raptors escape.

For ages 12 +. 

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Subpar Heroes

8:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

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

Day passes start at $16
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Presented by Renegade Theater Company
  • Comedy

When a passing comet lightly irradiates some donuts, a group of friends gain trivial, insignificant powers. As evolution takes a tiny, pointless leap forward, these heroes will rise up to save their town.

Presented as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

 

 

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10 pm

Wellstone: A Minnesotan Musical

10:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Rarig Center - Thrust
330 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Presented by Albino Squirrel
  • Drama
  • Musical

Presented as a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. 

United States Senator from Minnesota, Paul Wellstone is in for the fight of his life. Eleven years after his first election in 1990, where he promised he would only serve two terms in office, the country's political landscape is shocked by the events of 9/11, and the various political establishments seek to politicize the event for their own gains. Complicating matters is his increasingly distant relationship with his wife and family, battling not only his brother's mental illness but his own physical illness, and insecurities over his legacy and contributions to the world.

Join us for a musical retrospective in the style of RENT, Hamilton and Next to Normal, reflecting on the life and times of Paul, often referred to as the "conscience of the Senate" for his steadfast belief in honesty, hope and fairness for all. Featuring five original musical numbers from the team that brought you "A Mariokart Named Desire," Fringe Festival's Audience Choice winner of 2016 for Strike Theatre, and one-half of the team that brought you "Pocahontas (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mouse)," chosen for Freshwater Theatre's fourth annual Fringe Festival remount in 2015. 

DISCLAIMER: This play is a fictionalized account of the life of Paul Wellstone. While great care has been given to ensure respect towards Paul and his family, some artistic license has been taken with the events and people portrayed in the show.

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Serpentine

10:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN

Festival day passes are $16 on weekdays, $22 on weekends.
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Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

"Copulation of serpents determined my destiny. Boyish, unmanly, I ventured, adventured my way into forests primeval; glanced down in the dirt, in the dirt-trodden path, where I witnessed the scaly sinews of snakes intertwining in love..."

from "Serpentine"

A new expressionistic verse tragedy, in which a young boy slaughters a pair of copulating snakes, and is cursed to spend his life as a double-gendered voyeur -- a prophet, both male and female, whose visions of the future are ridiculed by their subjects.

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