Thursday, September 14, 2017

1 pm

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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7 pm

The Abominables

7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S; Minneapolis, MN

$15 and up
Call 612.874.0400
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Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

September 12-October 15, 2017
The Abominables

Produced in association with The Civilians

Written by Steve Cosson

Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

Directed by Steve Cosson

Choreographed by Joe Chvala

A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere

Best enjoyed by age 8+

UnitedHealth Group Stage

September 12 through October 15, 2017

 

Rink rats, hockey moms, tournament weekends and the quest to play your best – It’s tryout season in the Great State of Hockey! Mitch has always played on the A team for the Prairie Lake Blizzards – these are his guys – they've played together forever. But he hasn't hit his growth spurt yet, and he's worried this could be the year he gets sent down to the B team. When a new “kid” appears at Bantam tryouts, things go from bad to worse. From the land of ice and nice comes the first Minnesota hockey musical! Will you love it? You betcha! Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

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Story Club Minneapolis

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$6-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Sam Ferree and Jamie Amy Ann
  • Storytelling

Season premier! Story Club is a storytelling show that’s half open mic and half curated featured performers. Part one showcases three to four 8-minute open mic-ers chosen by raffle. No judges and no scores here. Bring stories in any state — everyone is welcome! Part two is curated every month and showcases invited performers.

 

“Story Club has blended elements of all [the Twin Cities storytelling] groups’ philosophies and created their own unique style.” - Vita.mn

“Story Club can be a good place for people to test out stories for the first time without fearing judges.” - Minnesota Daily

“The best part about Story Club was its relaxed atmosphere… There was a certain sense of solidarity and support throughout the night.” - Twin Cities Daily Planet

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Always...Patsy Cline

7:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$25-$34

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Musical

By Ted Swindley
Music by Patsy Cline
Directed by Matt McNabb

Always...Patsy Cline is back by popular demand...and so is the lovely and talented Gracie Anderson as Patsy.

Based on a true story, this fun-loving musical recounts the unlikely friendship between music legend Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. Visiting Houston for a show in 1961, Cline meets Seger, a Houston housewife, with her friends by coincidence when they arrive early for the show. The two remain pen pals until Cline’s untimely death, one fateful evening at the age of 30.

With down-home humor and heartache, Always…Patsy Cline offers fans who remember her, a real life glimpse into her life featuring 27 of the star’s most-loved hits including Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, and Sweet Dreams. “A song-filled valentine,” says the LA Times, this beloved musical gives us an intimate glimpse into Patsy Cline’s legendary life through her unforgettable music.

Cast:
Gracie Anderson - Patsy Cline
Kate Beahen - Louise Seger
 

Sign Language Inerpreted performance will be Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.

There will also be a Talk Back Discussion after the performance on Sunday, September 17.

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We Had A Second Bathroom

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Eva Adderley and Jordan Lee Thompson
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Based (very loosely) on true events, We Had A Second Bathroom is about a young woman who returns to her childhood home where she rediscovers a room that her family had forgotten about for years. Opening the door leads her down a rabbit hole of self-discovery as strange things start to emerge from the forgotten room, including memories and fantastical characters from the Queendom of Zor, an imaginary realm that she and her best friend created as children.

Playwright, designer, and metalsmith Eva Adderley and media artist, director, and educator Jordan Lee Thompson—longtime friends and brand new artistic collaborators—presented We Had A Second Bathroom as a work in progress as part of Savage Umbrella’s Night of New Works in May of 2017. We developed the script with the help of an amazing ensemble of actors (Joni Griffith, Helena Mueller, Nayely Becerra, Kit Bix, and Meagan Kedrowski). We are thrilled to say to two members of our original ensemble, Helena and Nayely, will be joining us for the full production. We are equally excited about the new faces we have in our cast: Lillian Noonan, Natalie Turner, Renee Werbowski, Rob Ward, Andrew Lindvall, and Juliette Aaslestad. Also on board are Ben Harvey as sound and lighting designer, Steve Looten Jr. as fight choreographer, and Sarah Maxwell as Stage Manager.

In the last year as We Had A Second Bathroom has been developed, we have been forced to ponder notions of collective forgetting and the falsehoods we share, in both the larger culture and the intimately personal. This play is imaginative, surprising, and intimate, and the incorporation of improv means it will change every night. The audiences of each performance will share a unique experience, and we hope that you will join us for one of them.

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Man of La Mancha

7:30 pm
Runs 93 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN

$36 - $53
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical

Written by Dale Wasserman  •  Lyrics by Joe Darion  •   Music by Mitch Leigh
Directed by Peter Rothstein  •  Music Direction by Denise Prosek

Featuring: Martín Solá, Meghan Kreidler, and Zachary Garcia

One of the most honored musicals of the American theater, Man of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. It received five Tony Awards, including one for best musical play, as well as the Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical. Powerful, brutal, funny, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life “not as it is, but as it ought to be.”

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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 Wizard Of Oz

7:30 pm

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Musical

Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved story.

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Ghost-Writer

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

When famous novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, his secretary Myra continues to take dictation, somehow, in this romance-meets-mystery-meets-ghost story. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world can’t understand? The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Ghost-Writer a “tantalizing, understated and lovely” romance about the power of the written word and the wonder of creativity.

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Exuberant group of eight standing in front of a stone church building with their hands raised excitedly, all wearing matching t-shirts with the words "CAMP, CAMP, CAMP" colored in rainbow.

EX-GAYS: NOT A STR8 REMOUNT

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 West 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15 - $25, Pick Your Own Price
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Presented by Savage Umbrella
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Ex-Gays: Not a Str8 Remount follows Pastor Brian and the rest of the camp staff as they help campers turn off their homosexual feelings and turn on their love of the heterosexual life. Through the lens of satire, Savage Umbrella takes a humorous and thoughtful look at the devastating effects of homophobia and religious zealotry.

It's CAMP. It's SATIRE. It's a CAMP SATIRE.

Learn more about Savage Umbrella at www.SavageUmbrella.org
Learn more about the Counselors and Interns of Camp Str8-N-Arrow* at campstr8narrow.weebly.com​
*Special Note: Camp Str8-N-Arrow is camp in the way that Richard Simmons is camp.

Check out our Indiegogo page to learn more about EX-GAYS and how you can support new works of queer theater!

​CONTENT WARNING: Ex-Gays: Not a Str8 Remount is satire. While Camp Str8-N-Arrow is not real, many of the themes discussed during the show are very real. And very harmful. These themes include homophobia, transphobia, sexism, religious zealotry. The production also contains frank sexual language. Also, cake. Recommended for audiences 16+.​

Writer . . . Eric F. Avery
​Director . . . Laura Leffler
Assistant Director . . . Meghan Gunderson
​Production Manager / Designer . . . Hannah K. Holman
ASL Interpreters . . . Asher Edes, Ico Ahyicodae

Featuring Eli Purdom, Katherine Skoretz, Amber Davis, Alyssa Davis, Nick Wolf, Shannon McCarville, Meagan Kedrowski, Nissa Nordland, Matthew Englund, Courtney Stirn

ASL Interpretation will be offered Fridays and Saturdays.

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Aliens with Extraordinary Skills

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Ave W St Paul, MN 55114

$18-$22
Call 612-721-1186
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Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Drama

Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her as an “alien with extraordinary skills” – she is a clown. When she receives a deportation order, she goes into hiding in New York City.

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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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Fool For Love

8:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Dark & Stormy Productions
Grain Belt Warehouse 77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202 Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
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Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Drama

The late Sam Shepard's seminal thrilling drama about toxic, passionate, star-crossed lovers Eddie and May, a ghostly old man in a rocking chair, and a young gentleman caller. Winner of the Obie Award. "...Sam Shepard's purest and most beautiful play." -- NY Daily News

"It as mysterious and unsettling -- now you see it, now you don't -- as spare and, incidentally, as funny as anything [Shepard] has ever done." -- The New Yorker

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