Friday, October 13, 2017

10 am

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2017

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano.
Lyrics by Joe Troiano.
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

Catch it again or for the first time! Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts back into our Hopkins Jaycees Studio for an encore performance this autumn! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music will surely encourage you to “dare to be square!”

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

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Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

10:00 am
Runs 90 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN

$8-16
Call 651-225-2965
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHEN MYSTERIOUS EVENTS BREAKOUT IN THE THEATER, NO ONE KNOWS IF IT’S JUST STAGE JITTERS OR THE  WORK OF…THE PHANTOM!

Join Brooke and Zeke as their dreams of stardom in their school’s hit musical, The Phantom, turn into a (slightly) spooky adventure. Is the curse real? Will the show go on? What lurks beneath the stage? Prepare to get “Goosebumps.” Based on the beloved series from R.L. Stine.

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MEAN Audition for Male Actors

10:00 am
Runs 75 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

MEAN

Written by Rita Cannon, Music by Kymani Kahlil

September 29 – October 15, 2017

Taylor wears plus-size clothing. Inam wears a hijab. Nick doesn't have a girlfriend.  And that's all it takes for these three teens to be singled out as victims by school bullies. But, despite what they think, they're not alone.  Supporting them in their struggles, their teachers, parents, and friends slowly show them that it's okay, even good, to be different.

Themes: Bullying prevention, “upstanding” vs. bystanding, human rights, body size acceptance, religious freedom, tolerance, accepting of others’ differences

Recommended for grades 5 and up

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Balloonacy

10:30 am

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

October 3- November 12, 2017

Balloonacy
By Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by preschoolers

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

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12 pm

MEAN Audition for Male Actors

12:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

MEAN

Written by Rita Cannon, Music by Kymani Kahlil

September 29 – October 15, 2017

Taylor wears plus-size clothing. Inam wears a hijab. Nick doesn't have a girlfriend.  And that's all it takes for these three teens to be singled out as victims by school bullies. But, despite what they think, they're not alone.  Supporting them in their struggles, their teachers, parents, and friends slowly show them that it's okay, even good, to be different.

Themes: Bullying prevention, “upstanding” vs. bystanding, human rights, body size acceptance, religious freedom, tolerance, accepting of others’ differences

Recommended for grades 5 and up

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6 pm

Happy Hour with Nimblicity

6:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$8 (includes beverage)
Buy tickets online

Presented by HUGE Theater
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Tough week at work? Come celebrate the beginning of the weekend with Nimblicity this Friday night. Tickets are only $8, and your admission includes a free beer, wine or soft beverage from the HUGE bar.

Passive agressive notes. Mandatory team meetings. Blatant sexual tension between coworkers... If you're a fan of Parks and Rec and The Office, we think you'll love this improvised send up of the corporate drone life.

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7 pm

THE HOBBIT

7:00 pm
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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The Abominables

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

$15 and up
Call 612.874.0400
Buy tickets online

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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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2017

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano.
Lyrics by Joe Troiano.
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

Catch it again or for the first time! Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts back into our Hopkins Jaycees Studio for an encore performance this autumn! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music will surely encourage you to “dare to be square!”

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

Read more

Tick, Tick… Boom

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$20/$18 in advance
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Before RENT, Jonathan Larson created Tick, Tick…Boom! It’s the story of Jon, a composer who thinks he might have made the wrong career choice as his 30th birthday approaches. This rock musical features only three actors and tells an autobiographical story based on Jonathan Larson’s own struggles as a composer in New York City. It’s a thoughtful, beautiful and uplifting show about following your dreams and never giving up. 

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Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN

$8-16
Call 651-225-2965
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHEN MYSTERIOUS EVENTS BREAKOUT IN THE THEATER, NO ONE KNOWS IF IT’S JUST STAGE JITTERS OR THE  WORK OF…THE PHANTOM!

Join Brooke and Zeke as their dreams of stardom in their school’s hit musical, The Phantom, turn into a (slightly) spooky adventure. Is the curse real? Will the show go on? What lurks beneath the stage? Prepare to get “Goosebumps.” Based on the beloved series from R.L. Stine.

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Soma Mnemosine

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

  • Closing night

Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

$12-Students/Seniors, $15-Adults
Call 651-224-8806
Buy tickets online

Presented by Teatro del Pueblo and The Iberoamerican Study Series at the University of Minnesota
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Teatro del Pueblo is delighted to announce the first presentation of 2017-2018 Season, "Soma Mnemosine". A Teatro La Candelaria production, "Soma Mnemosine" is a performance art piece collectively created and directed by Patricia Ariza that explores the dual manifestation of joy and pain in the human body which converges through the bodies of the actors during the party ambience and contextual violence rampant in Colombia today. With themes of recurring entry ways, inevitably arriving through different pathways: individual-personal-body and the social-body, both subjected to the violence but hopelessly seeking refuge inside the celebration as an act of defiance, this is a show you won’t want to miss. This presentation is brought to you in Spanish.

Performance dates are October 12th and 13th at 7:30pm. Performances are at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. General admission is $15; Student/Senior admission is $12. To reserve tickets visit our website or call 651-224-8806 Monday-Friday between 1-5. Some material may not be appropriate for children. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact [email protected] or call 651-224-8806.

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Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue 1921

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center 11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington, MN 55437

$23–$35
Call 1-800-514-3849, x1
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd
  • Cabaret/variety

This October 12-14, Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd brings you the first ever fully staged historical revival of IRVING BERLIN'S MUSIC BOX REVUE 1921. After Irving Berlin left the Ziegfeld Follies, he built The Music Box Theatre for his revolutionary music, dance, and skits celebrating the post-WWI world. Based on the original piano score, this production is a fully realized combination of all aspects of Irving Berlin's genius.

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MEAN Audition for Male Actors

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

MEAN

Written by Rita Cannon, Music by Kymani Kahlil

September 29 – October 15, 2017

Taylor wears plus-size clothing. Inam wears a hijab. Nick doesn't have a girlfriend.  And that's all it takes for these three teens to be singled out as victims by school bullies. But, despite what they think, they're not alone.  Supporting them in their struggles, their teachers, parents, and friends slowly show them that it's okay, even good, to be different.

Themes: Bullying prevention, “upstanding” vs. bystanding, human rights, body size acceptance, religious freedom, tolerance, accepting of others’ differences

Recommended for grades 5 and up

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SPEECHLESS

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$10 - $32
Call (612) 333-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

When the weight of the world lies shattered on the ground, and you find yourself at a loss for….. what then…? Supported by music from Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, and more, five brave souls, dumbstruck, forage for a way forward. From the artists who brought you REFUGIA this past spring at the Guthrie, comes a raw new creation of movement theatre.

Directed by Dominique Serrand

Featuring: Heidi Bakke, Holo Lue Choy, Steven Epp, Masanari Kawahara, Nathan Keepers 

Thursdays - Sundays, 7:30pm. OCTOBER 12th - NOVEMBER 4th at The Lab Theater

TICKETS: FIRST 2 WEEKS

  • General Admission: $20
  • Group of 10+: $12
  • Student Group of 10+: $10

TICKETS: LAST 2 WEEKS

  • General Admission: $32
  • Student Tickets: $20
  • Group of 10+: $22
  • Student Group of 10+: $15
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Wicked Wishes- A Decadent Halloween Revue

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$35
Call ​612-930-1517
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Presented by Wicked Wenches Cabaret and ExperTeasers
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

The Wicked Wenches Cabaret & The Experteasers present Wicked Wishes: A Decadent Halloween Revue!

Join us for our very first pairing of sister troupes The Wicked Wenches Cabaret and The Experteasers! If you haven't seen one or the other this is your chance to see both in the same night! (The place might explode so you should get on those tickets.) 
Come see eerie Ecdysiasts, petrifying Pole dancers, frightening Fire performers, creepy Circus artists, bizarre Belly dancers, alarming Aerial artists, chilling chorus line dancers, and more in one spooky (and funny because it's us) show!!! 

DOORS 7:00pm SHOW 7:30
This show has a looser format than traditional Wicked Wenches plays so if you have to come late or leave early it's ok and you can still catch great acts!

We're just DYING to see you on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th! Happy Halloween!
 

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Hoopla Train

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Czech & Slovak Sokal MN
383 W. Michigan Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

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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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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Electra at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend, and hoping a little payback will turn things around.

Directed by Rebecca Novick
Featuring Michelle Barber, Kurt Kwan, Audrey Park, Thomasina Petrus, Mikell Sapp, Ricardo Vazquez and Karen Wiese-Thompson

At Open Book Oct 13-15, 26-29 and Nov 2-5 and at Indigenous Roots Oct 19-22

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm.  Sunday shows at 4pm.

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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

7:30 pm

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

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

Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare’s finest masterpieces. A world premiere adaptation, adapted and directed by Joel Sass.

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1984

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$18-$20
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Drama

The Underground Theatre presents a timely and provocative drama based on George Orwell’s novel, 1984.

An editor for the Ministry of Truth, responsible for historical revisionism and “alternative facts”, meets Julia with whom he shares a new-found loathing for the party.

But Big Brother is watching. Orwell wrote, “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive… Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.”

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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)
Buy tickets online

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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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakeable bonds that define them. Amid cuts, curls and free advice, these six glorious Southern belles share the joys and bear the sorrows of life together. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

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Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue 1921

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington, MN

Presented by Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd
  • Musical
  • Dance

Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd presents: IRVING BERLIN'S MUSIC BOX REVUE 1921!  Out of the era of  Ziegfeld Follies, George White's Scandals, The Passing Shows and others that made Broadway Irving Berlin's Music Box Revues was among them.  The Music Box Revue of 1921 was at the beginning of the Jazz Age. The show is filled with music which will delight your heart, wiggle your toes, and make you leave with a song in your voice.  With comedy sketches laced throughout, youll laugh as audiences did so many decades ago.  This October 12-14, Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd brings you the first ever fully staged historical revival of IRVING BERLIN'S MUSIC BOX REVUE 1921. Based on the original piano score, this production is a fully realized combination of all aspects of Irving Berlin's genius. Jerome Kern commented that, “Irving Berlin has no place in American Music. He is American Music." Newly orchestrated for a simple pit orchestra, along with a complex piano score denoting Berlin's distinctive style, the production features a talented cast of regional performers, choreographers, and musicians. Join us at this historical theatrical gem presented at the Ives Auditorium. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Aliveness Project and Open Arms of MN for meal programs for people living with chronic illness, and YouthLink for homeless youths.

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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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To Evaporate

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$12-$20
Call 651-645-5506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Persistent Theatre Productions
  • Drama
  • Experimental

A new dystopian play that brings to light how much we need to change how we talk about mental health.

Evaporation Day: the one day every year when you can walk outside your door and, simply, evaporate. In this new dystopian, a young woman yearns to change the government's narrative on overpopulation and the need for Evaporation. However, being married to the man who Distributes the Evaporation quickly becomes a nearly insurmountable problem.

*Trigger Warning: This show contains themes of suicide. There will be Talk Backs following all performances some with local mental health professionals from Walk-In.org and more.

**We will be donating a portion of ticket sales to Walk-In Counseling Center, and  NAMI Minnesota

Directed by Meggie Greivell

Stage Management by Kasey Jo Gratz

Sound and Lighting Design by Shanna Frasier 

Property Master, Julie Ann Greif

Starring Alyssa Brooke, Franklin Wagner and Amanda Kay Thomm

Dates: Thu-Sun, Oct 5-15, 2017 (Thu-Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.) 

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Sing to Me Now by Iris Dauterman

7:30 pm

The Crane LGM Studio
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$10-20 Pick Your Price
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Presented by Little Lifeboats
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Greek muse of epic poetry breaks down and hires a human girl as an intern when she gets overwhelmed with her workload. In a modern mythological world, where dreams and ideas are tangible things, both gods and humans have to learn their own limitations and explore the place of the artist in a chaotic world.

What happens when the worlds muse runs out of inspiration? Under the guiding hand of director Victoria Pyan, Sing to Me Now tells a human tale of celestial proportions. The last living muse, Calliope, struggles to find the will to carry on in the face an impossible workload, caring for an aging parent, and unspeakable loss. With equal wit and heart, Sing to Me Now explores the balance between a woman's work, art and the value of her relationships. 

Pick-Your-Price Sliding Scale Tickets from $10-20.
Featuring:
Dana Lee Thompson
Cate Jackson
Rachel Flynn
Stephanie Johnson
Robb Krueger

Directed by Victoria Pyan

Creative Team: Jada Beaulah, Clara Costello, Lisa Conley Mitchell Frazier, Stacey Kawa, and Meagan Kedrowski

Performing in the Brand New Crane LGM Studio space
2303 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Shalee Coleman

October 6, 7, 9, 13, and 14, 2017 at 7:30, October 7 and 14 at 1:30

Phoenix Theatre: 2605 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis

 

Featuring: Ashley Hovell, Maggie Mae Sulentic, Ashe Jaafaru, Lauren Schulke, Ryan Lee, and Brandon Holscher

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them. A historical fiction period drama delving into the lives and trial of the 1920’s Radium Girls who painted radium numbers onto clock faces, contracted radium poisoning, and fought for justice despite biting criticism.

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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 Minotaur

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41, sliding scale
Call 612-234-7135
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Once again, Ariadne waits for Theseus to show up and kill her monstrous brother. In every telling, he heroically slays the Minotaur. But does it always have to happen that way? The Minotaur certainly hopes not. Fighting the outcome of your own myth is no easy feat but it might just be possible for a true hero.

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Sam's Son

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27
Call 800/838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Musical

Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical loosely inspired by the biblical story of Samson.  While this musical is not that story specifically, it is inspired by themes in the original story– purity, hypocrisy, judgment, and liberation. Jeremiah says, “I saw that the Prohibition era echoed those same themes and has striking parallels with our country today.”

St. Paul’s tainted bootlegging history is not lost on the authors.  Their unique performance venue is Art House North, a 100+ year old church in the West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul, and home to their theater company, Bucket Brigade. The show will take place on both levels of the church, the upper level holding much of the action, while the downstairs lobby is transformed into a speakeasy serving German pretzels from Brake Bread and draft root beer from Vine Park Brewery.

SYNOPSIS:  Gifted with unnatural strength, Sam Jr. wants to accomplish great things, but his reverend father seeks to shelter him from the wide world.  When a Prohibition agent comes digging for secrets in the town of Goode, Sam and his father get caught up in a tangled mission of truth, where lies get revealed at great cost.

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Flavio Betrayed: A Commedia

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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

$21-$30
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy

Flavio Betrayed - A Commedia 
Oct 13 - 29, 2017

By Scott Ford
This high-spirited comedy, written by Resident Director Scott Ford, is filled with disguise, deceit, insults, romance, friendship, stinky cheese, and contemporary pop culture references. It follows the delightfully convoluted story of our hero Flavio, whose best friend is trying to steal the hand of his beloved Isabella, while her father attempts to marry her off to another suitor who is considerably past his prime. It is up to Isabella’s faithful and clever servant Pedrolino to dodge danger and keep them together.

Scott Ford’s ridiculously silly play had its world premiere performance at Anoka Ramsey Community College and Lyric Arts couldn’t be more proud to give this show its professional debut.

 

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In The Treetops

7:30 pm

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

Presented by Sandbox Theatre
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Sandbox Theatre presents In The Treetops, an all new play created by the ensemble. In The Treetops explores the incredible life and pioneering work of New Ulm-native Wanda Gag, the illustrator and children’s author of Millions of Cats. In The Treetops is an allegorical celebration of Wanda’s inspiring life, and is filled with music, puppetry, song and movement. The entire production is built from scratch via Sandbox’s unique creation process, and is our first show built for kids and adults alike.

A reception with complimentary beverages and small bites will follow our opening night performance, 10/6.

Library Appreciation Day, 10/8: Bring your library card and receive $2 off your admission (valid for tickets purchased at the door only – reserve your seat online and pay at the door.)

Millions of Cats Night, 10/12: Bring in an item from LAST HOPE, INC. COMPANION PET RESCUE’s wish list and receive $2 off your admission. (valid for tickets purchased at the door only – reserve your seat online and pay at the door.)

 

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Sam's Son

7:30 pm

Art House Theatre

Presented by Bucket Brigade Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

A world premiere musical, set during the time of prohibition. Loosely based on the story of Samson.

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Suddenly Last Summer

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

Considered one of the most poetic – and shocking – plays of Tennessee Williams. A prominent New Orleans family is mourning the sudden death of its only son, Sebastian. The grief of his mother Violet is matched only by her determination to silence her niece Catharine – whose memories of Sebastian’s final days are so traumatic that she’s been committed to an asylum. If Violet has her way, the doctors will cut those memories out of Catharine’s brain forever.

“…Williams at the peak of his talent…his most devastating statement about corruption in the world.”  –New York Times

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8 pm

The Matchbox Theater

The Weir

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Matchbox Theater
5415 1/2 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

$10-25
Call 612-223-8664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

THE WEIR is an Olivier Award winning Irish play written by Conor McPherson that deals with paranormal happenings in an old bar somewhere near Northern Ireland. Locals gather round to share stories to a Dublin woman new to the town about ghosts, haunted houses, and fairies. This play is classic Irish storytelling at its best! A stellar cast of notable Twin Cities actors provide a an acting ensemble tour d' force that should give audiences much to enjoy and relish. This is a perfect play to get into the Halloween spirit. 

The play is directed by Douglas Stewart and features: Thom Pinault (JACK), Philip C. Matthews (BRENDAN), David Schlosser (JIM), Paul Somers (FINBAR), and Jamie White Jachimiec (VALERIE).

Shows every Friday/Saturday @ 8PM through October 28th. Age appropriate for 15+. Call The Matchbox Theater Box Office at 612-223-8664 or buy advanced tickets online via Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/2vROnQu or go to: www.TheMatchboxTheater.com

 

The Matchbox Theater is located near to Wise Acre Eatery and specifically in an upstairs location above GreenDog Packaging and Shipping and Elevation Chiropractic Wellness Center.

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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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Life's Parade

Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th Street Minneapolis, MN 55403

$8 - $25
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Your heart pounds, palms sweat. You fall into each other’s arms, while all around you the music swells, the credits roll, the perfect ending to your epic love story. But what happens when real life punctures the romantic movies of your dreams?

Life's Parade is written by Katharine Sherman and conceived & directed by Steve Busa

FEATURING: 
Ricardo Beaird, Gretchen Grunzke, Katherine Kupiecki, Kevin McLaughlin, Teresa Mock and Miriam Must

DESIGN + PRODUCTION:
Liz Josheff, Kundan Kumar, Dolo McComb, Skyler Nowinski, Søren Olsen

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10 pm

CHER and CHER Alike

10:00 pm

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10-$20 sliding scale
Call 6128258949

  • Musical
  • Dance

Performed by Margo Caprice, Minneapolis’ Own Geriatric Drag Queen

 

See-through gowns, big hair, glamorous makeup… Margo Caprice will lipsync her way through the hits of the diva of all divas, Cher. It’s a “Woman’s World,” as seen through the eyes of a drag queen!  Friday night benefits THE ALIVENESS PROJECT and Saturday night benefits GADFLY THEATRE. Watch out! Scantily clad dancing boys may appear out of nowhere.

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