Thursday, November 2, 2017

10 am

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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1 pm

Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

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 Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

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7 pm

Body & Sold

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

In venues throughout the Twin Cities
10/14, 7 pm, St. David's Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David's Road, Minnetonka, MN 10/15, 3 pm, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 10/20, 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. So., Bloomington, MN 10/21, 7 pm, Cornerstone Advocacy, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington, MN (Advance tickets required) 10/26, 7 pm, Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., #2, Eden Prairie, MN 10/27, 7 pm, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2125 Tower Rd., Woodbury, MN 10/28, 7 pm, ART-Us, 1221 Marshall Rd., St. Paul, MN (in partnership with Breaking Free) 11/2, 7 pm, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, MN

$15 tickets can be purchased online. Suggested ticket price $15, pay-what-you-can ticket are available at the door.
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Presented by Chain Reaction Theatre Project
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Based on interviews with sex trafficking survivors in five major U.S. cities, this powerful documentary play gives voice to victims and inspires discussion and action. The play's interwoven stories of nine juvenile sex trafficking survivors are thought-provoking eye-openers about what is happening to the youth in our communities. The true stories will be performed in the round to create an immersive experience for all.

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The Fae

7:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

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

Presented by Special When Lit
  • Drama
  • Comedy

“His Martinmas will come, as it does to every hog."

On Hollantide Eve, otherwise known as Old Samhain, a group of tourists are seduced into entering a mysterious faerie ring on the Isle of Man. They discover there’s a reason why the Fae were once feared, rather than admired. Based on the old tales of faerie, including nudity and blood, Special When Lit presents: The Fae. Join the dance, if you dare.

The Fae is a proud to be part of Twin Cities Horror Festival VI which runs October 26-November 5, 2017. Tickets on sale at http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/.

The Fae performs:
Friday Oct 27th 7:00pm
Saturday Oct 28th 4:00pm
Monday Oct 30th 11:30pm
Thursday Nov 2nd 7:00pm
Saturday Nov 4th 10:00pm

Featuring:

DARBY- Matthew Englund
ETHNA- Nissa Nordland Morgan
GERD- Linda Sue Anderson
ROSCOE- John Leaf
QUINN- Katie Starks
FAERIE 1- Eli Purdom
FAERIE 2- Heather Jo Raiter
FAERIE 3/GIRL FROM THE PAST- Bailey Lawrence
LHIANNON SHEE- Marci Lucht
MANX- Timothy Daly

DIRECTOR: Ben Layne
PLAYWRIGHT: Nissa Nordland Morgan
SCENIC DESIGNER: Zach Morgan
COSTUME/MAKE UP DESIGNER: Marco Magno
COMPOSER: Nicholas Nelson
PHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Phen Grant
PRODUCER: Special When Lit

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The Shadow Box by Michael Christofer

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street

$16/$11 for students or educators over the phone or at the door only
Call 6128258949

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre Company
  • Drama

Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box follows the story of three terminally ill patients and how their inevitable prognosis inherently impacts themselves and their respective loved ones. The Shadow Box challenges what is truly worth living for and ventures to argue that life has one absolute; to understand ourselves and how we live, it is necessary to have an awareness of mortality.

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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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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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Independence By Lee Blessing

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

$19-$25
Call 651-788-3701
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

Independence

by Lee Blessing

Directed by Callie Meiners

October 27 - November 12, 2017

In the Black Box at the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Three sisters converge on Independence, Iowa, the home of their ailing mother, to confront long buried grievances and resolve the issues that tore their family apart. A challenging domestic drama, Lee Blessing’s classic play is a heartfelt exploration of the knots that form in the ties that bind us.

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The Mystery Of Irma Vep

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
  • Comedy

A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!

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Moby Dick, an original adaptation

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S

$18-$40
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, a new original adaptation from the novel by Herman Melville, performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has been called the “greatest American novel”. This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great - diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d’Etat’s Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a man haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.

Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick is another can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 is located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408.

Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance)

Cast

ISHMAEL - Eva Gemlo, FLASK - Craig James Hostetler, STUBB - Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG - Antonia Perez, STARBUCK - Kayla McCarthy, "CAPTAIN" PELEG - David Wasserman, TASHTEKOVA - Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO - Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB - Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN - Sue Gerver, CAPTAIN GARDINER - Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS - Kelly Nelson, Mikey Johnson, Lauren Diesch

Crew

MUSIC DIRECTOR - Jamie White Jachimiec, MUSICIANS - Alison Keller, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER - Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH - Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST - Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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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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Singin' in the Rain

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Knight Performance Hall - University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Knight Performance Hall University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$15-$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina lamont are the toast of Tinseltown until "talkies" come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film in the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? Join us as we make a big splash with this spectacular and romantic musical comedy. There will be wonderful singin' and dancin' and, yes, it really will rain onstage.

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DRACULA

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Mpls 55413

$15-$45
Call 877-508-7890
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Co
  • Musical
  • Dance

DRACULA

October 27- November 5, 2017-Ritz Theater

For tickets visit www.collidetheatrical.org

“Collide is the best-kept secret in Twin Cities theater.” -Twin Cities Live

“Fast-paced and enormously entertaining!”-Pamela Espeland- MN Post Dracula  Review 2015.

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company returns with their hit production of “Dracula” just in time for the Halloween season! Our modern twist on the classic Bram Stoker novel, at The Ritz features ten professional dancers, two vocalists and a live band in a moving re-telling of the well-known tale.

The energetic pop music score featuring songs by artists such as Bon Jovi, Nirvana, and The Foo Fighters will lure you into a world of passion, lust and          

love.  Featuring Michael Hanna (Park Square’s “Romeo & Juliet”) in the title role, as well as local dance favorites Renee Guittar (Ordway’s “A Chorus Line”), Andrea Mislan (Cirque Du Soleil), and Rush Benson (Flying Foot Forum).

The production is choreographed by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso with direction by Joshua Campbell. Vocalist Katie Gearty (“Hookers $ Blow”) headlines the live music directed by Doug Rodhe.

"DRACULA truly is a perfect collision of dance, music, and theater..... a new and exciting form of storytelling."-Broadwayworld.com

Photo by Bill Cameron featuring Michael Hanna (Dracula), Rebecca Abroe & Alannah Renstrom

Performance Dates/Times:

Oct 27 7:30pm (Preview)- Oct 28 2:00pm (Preview)- Oct 28 7:30pm (Press Opening)- Oct 29 2:00pm- Oct 31 8:00pm*- Nov 1 7:30pm- Nov 2 7:30pm- Nov 3 7:30pm- Nov 4 7:30pm- Nov 5 2:00pm

*October 31 Halloween Show is “Develish Dracula” night- parental discretion advised. All other performances are family-friendly.

Tickets available at www.collidetheatrical.org.

VIP-$45.00 - includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer, reserved table seating and an invitation to the Opening Night reception with the cast and crew.

Adult General Admission-$34.00

Student/Senior-$26.00

Group Discount available by contacting [email protected]

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher From the Novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Century College-West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N., White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$15
Call 651-748-2623
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Drama

A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with  exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self --- Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villian free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comphrehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who the slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.--Dramatist Play Service, INC.

"A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson's look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men...Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense...a suspense almost affecting as it is intense." --The San Francisco Chronicle

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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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The Cherry Orchard

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Main Stage Theatre, Macalester College
Main Stage Theater in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105

Presented by Macalester College Theatre and Dance
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, as the last theatre production on the historical Janet Wallace mainstage.  Forty students, faculty, guest artists and alumni have been working on the show since early September.  There are only three (3) performances:  November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:30pm.  The Cherry Orchard will be followed on November 17-18 by the last dance concert on the stage -- and then the building will be evacuated, with demolition beginning in early December. 

The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov’s last play.  A formerly aristocratic family is mired in debt, and they must sell their estate, let their servants go, and adapt to the new twentieth century.  Chekhov wrote the play while he knew he was dying of tuberculosis, and the play is full of foreboding about change, and hope for the future.  The famous characters are nostalgic for their lost leisure and courageous as they face new ways of life.  Beth Cleary, the production’s director, chose the play because of its concentration on endings -- and beginnings.

 

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Electra at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

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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10 pm

Reverend Matt's Monster Science

10:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

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

Presented by Monster Science Productions
  • Comedy

The smorgasbord of intriguing facts and comedy jokes known as Reverend Matt's Monster Science comes to the glorious Twin Cities Horror Festival! Three different informative comedy talks on three different topics, each of them one of the classic Universal monsters!

Sunday, October 29th, 4pm: "Frankenstein: D-Bag." A complete history of the permutations and the meaning of one of the greatest monsters of the modern age.

Thursday, November 2nd, 10pm: "Neck Romance." A cross-cultural examination of global vampire stories; plus probably some choice words about "Twilight."

Saturday, November 4th, 7pm: "How to Contract Lycanthropy." Because sometimes you need practical advice.

Each show just under an hour long!

Reverend Matt's Monster Science: Part science. Part comedy. All monsters. Come and see!

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11 pm

Horror Show Hot Dog Horror Short Film Festival

HSHD Horror Short Film Festival!

11:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

$10-$15
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Horror Show Hot Dog
  • Film

Join us at the Twin Cities Horror Festival for 5 nights of horror short films! Some will chill your blood, some will tickle your ribs, some just might tug your heartstrings. We're programming a completely different set for each night, including worldwide premieres and shorts you can't get anywhere else.

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