Friday, August 18, 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
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.

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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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7 pm

Little Fox and the Wheel of Time

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Presented by Cirque De Lune & Minnsky Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Kids

The world premiere of Cirque De Lune presents an original Cirque Fairytale for all ages.

Little fox has awoken to discover it is still winter because someone has broken the wheel of time. With the help of the Harbinger, Owl, Squirl, Fawn and the four Season Sisters- they travel the land in hopes of creating new season jewels. But time is running out! It's now a race to get all four season jewels back in place before Father Time falls asleep forever!

Child age recommendations: For most Cirque De Lune shows, we recommend children be at least age 8, but admit children as young as 5. All children must have a ticket, and children under 5 are never admitted.

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Rhythmically Speaking 2017

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20-$23
Call 612-339-4944
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Presented by Rhythmically Speaking
  • Dance
  • Improv

The 2017 show marks the ninth installment of Rhythmically Speaking's annual production featuring work by local and national choreographers creating jazz and American vernacular dance. This year's production, exploring how rhythm and groove serve as means to both escape and connect, will feature the work of:

  • Karla Grotting
  • O’Calla Joslyn
  • Kaleena Miller
  • Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic Director)
  • Laura Osterhaus
  • Jeffrey Peterson (MN-bred, PA-based)
  • Abigail Whitmore

The show runs at 7:30pm on August 17th-19th and also at 2:00pm on the 19th at the Illusion Theater (8th floor of the Cowles Center). For more on each choreographer and the history of this production series, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org.

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ANYTHING GOES

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Burnsville Mraz Center
600 E. Highway 13 , Burnsville, MN

$10-$12
Call 952-484-3296
Buy tickets online

Presented by Burnsville Summer Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

ANYTHING GOES

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production, the first of many to come to the Burnsville Mraz Center presented by Burnsville Summer Theatre!

Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, ANTHING GOES is considered one of the greatest musicals in Musical Theatre history!  When the S.S. American sets out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course of true love.

Proving sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise or some good old fashioned blackmail. This timeless classic is full of some of Cole Porter’s most memorable standards such as “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “Friendship”, and of course, “Anything Goes”!

Performances are August 17, 18, 19 & 20

 at the Burnsville Mraz Center

located at 600 E. Highway 13 in Burnsville, MN

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Urban Farmer's Almanac

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St, Minneapolis MN 55404

$18
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Storytelling

Aug 18 - 20, 2017

Hosted and curated by Dan Chouinard.

Dan Chouinard hosts a variety show on creative living, raising food in the city, and the many ways of living a greener, earthier urban life. 

Through music, comedy, stories and interviews, the show aims to entertain and inspire a live theater audience, as well as a future radio audience that may listen to the recorded show via a radio broadcast or a podcast.

A variety of guests will bring songs, stories and first-hand how-to. Akin to a CSA box, you'll get a different mix of guests during every show—you don't know what’ll be in it, but you know it’ll be fresh and good.

Tentative line-up:

Friday, Aug. 18
Jeff Zeitler, co-founder of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
Yao Yang, Hmong-American Farmers Association
Terry Webster, MN State Fair Eco Experience
Michele Manske and others from 24th Street Mashkiikii Gitigan Medicine Garden
Calamity and the Owl (band)
Prudence Johnson (singer)
Mitch Walking Elk (singer)

Saturday, Aug. 19
Jeff Zeitler, co-founder of Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
Yao Yang, Hmong-American Farmers Association
Kevin Kling, author and storyteller
Dane Stauffer (actor, singer)
Beth Gilleland (actor, singer)
Bradley Greenwald (actor,singer)
Gary Rue (songwriter)
Laura MacKenzie (celtic multi-instrumentalist)
Peter Johnson (percussionist and songwriter)

Sunday, Aug. 20
Beth Dooley, author and Star Tribune food writer
Organizers from 24th Street Mashkiikii Gitigan Medicine Garden
Chiara and Travis Bolton, founders of Bolton Bees
Patricia Hampl, author
Calamity and the Owl (band)
Mitch Walking Elk (singer)
Diana Grasselli (singer)

About Dan Chouinard

For three decades Dan Chouinard has been pianist and accordionist of choice for a who’s who of Twin Cities performers, an enabler of community singalongs and a writer of hit shows for public radio, concert hall and theatrical stage. Read more.

 

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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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West Side Story

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

St. Mark's Lutheran Church (North St. Paul, MN)
2499 N. Helen Street, North St. Paul, MN 55109

$8-$10
Call 651-777-7451 ext.420
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Presented by Saint Mark's Lutheran Church (North St. Paul, MN)
  • Drama
  • Musical

Saint Mark's Lutheran Church is proud to present their Summer 2017 production of West Side Story!

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Performances are August 10-20 at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church in North Saint Paul, running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors 65+. Order tickets online at www.stmarks-nsp.org or by phone at 651-777-7451 ext. 420. We hope to see you there!

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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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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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Vivify- A Still Life in Motion

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$15-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

Vivify- A Still Life in Motion explores the kinetic possibilities of iconic visual art. MDC is excited by the challenge of reinterpreting classic works of art through the mediums of music and movement. Dancers will bring to life the elements of art with a focus of the visceral connection of color and emotion. Though the majority of dances are choreographed to instrumental music, MDC seeks to honor the voices of the artists they highlight by using their own statements as a transitional element.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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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
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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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