Thursday, September 28, 2017

10 am

THE HOBBIT

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

THE HOBBIT

Sept 22 – Oct 22, 2017

Based on the work “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Adapted by Edward Mast.

Age Recommendation:  Ages 7 and up

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Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel! Travel with us as we magically transform our main stage into the world of Middle Earth and follow the tale of Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey with the legendary wizard Gandalf, Master Thorin Oakenshield and a band of ragged dwarfs. This captivating 70-minute version is a ticket for adventure into the heart of imagination!

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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12 pm

THE HOBBIT

12:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

THE HOBBIT

Sept 22 – Oct 22, 2017

Based on the work “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Adapted by Edward Mast.

Age Recommendation:  Ages 7 and up

 BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel! Travel with us as we magically transform our main stage into the world of Middle Earth and follow the tale of Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey with the legendary wizard Gandalf, Master Thorin Oakenshield and a band of ragged dwarfs. This captivating 70-minute version is a ticket for adventure into the heart of imagination!

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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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 GREAT(ER) AMERICAN PAST TIME

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10-15 sliding scale
Call 6128258949

Presented by Presented by Garlic Artists, Written by Nico Swenson
  • Comedy

$ A quirky tale chatting about how capital addiction has twisted our relationships, corrupted nature’s nurtures, & famished our existentialistic stupidities $$ It’s a thriller! $$$ A chronicle about a family shredded apart by dangerous obsession and so much more. $$$$ It’s a comedy! A comedy about the propaganda that runs our lives. $$$$$ It’s a tragedy! A drama about the loss of one’s innocence by indispicably pathetic means. $$$$$$ An entertainment extravaganza, should you desire any less? $ It’s a show, need you ask more? $ A cheap bang for your buck, and that’s an innuendo! $! …+ It’s a social commentary. $$$$$$---- The Great(er) American Past Time - It has nothing to do with baseball, but that makes life no less of a competition. $

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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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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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Hoopla Train

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

MPLS EAGLES FOE #34
2507 East 25th Street, Mpls MN 55406

Presented by Sod House Theater
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

This family-friendly variety show features music, singing, sketch comedy, feats of amazement and a talent show with fun prizes! Dance the polka, waltz and fox trot while being entertained by the region's finest comedic actors.

Starring Darcey Engen, Ellse Langer, Jim Lichtscheidl, Eriq Nelson, Kimberly Richardson, Luverne Seifert and Andrea Wollenberg, with National Polka Hall of Famer Florian Chmielewski & The Chielewski Funtime Band

FREE DANCING LESSONS 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SHOW!

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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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Goblin Market

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Drama
  • Musical

Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan.  Two proper Victorian sisters return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Blending music, poetry and entrancing imagery, the play weaves an enchanted spell that will linger long in the memory.   The Sunday matinee performance will be followed by a discussion session facilitated by Andrew Elfenbein, Ph.D., Chair of the University of Minnesota English Department to explore the poem, its themes, and the historical context.  Is it just a fairy tale?  Is it about feminism and sisterhood?  Drug addiction? Loss of innocence? Religion?

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Henry and Alice: Into the Wild

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown into a mid-life crisis and are forced to reconsider their dreams for a comfortable retirement. In an attempt to make the sparks fly again (and keep costs down), they forego their usual summer cottage for a humble campsite and a copy of Camping for Dummies. The new environment isn’t the only challenge they face as they examine their relationship in the tangle of the wilderness.

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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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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

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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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Sabes Jewish Community Center Theater
4330 South Cedar Lake Road St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Presented by Twin Cities Community Theatre
  • Comedy

 

In this hilarious comedy based on the film by the same name, the world's most unusual criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (a role originally created by Peter Sellers), fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career.

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How to Use a Knife

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454

There are two ways to see a mainstage performance: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show! 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $25 per person.
Call (612-338-6131)
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Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Comedy

A suspense-filled, expletive laced comedy sizzling with sparkling banter and second chances!

In the cultural collision of a restaurant kitchen, Chef George, trying to stay sober, spends his shifts yelling at trash-talking Guatemalan line cooks, a wet-behind-the-ears American busboy, and a quiet East African dishwasher. But the heat turns up when an immigration agent arrives. How to Use a Knife bursts with hilarity, suspense, machismo, and surprises, as secrets from the past come to a boil. 

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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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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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