Sunday, January 28, 2018

1 pm

Three actors standing in the rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol Building

OUR HOUSE: The Capitol Play Project

1:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155

$25
Call 651-393-5104
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Presented by Wonderlust Productions
  • Drama
  • Musical

When a wild card new Governor is elected, the regular order on the state Capitol campus is thrown into chaos. While a chorus of activists, legislators, lobbyists, civil servants, tour guides, and a few ghosts attempt to get their way, an idealistic new employee finds herself at the center of an unexpected controversy. Misunderstandings and mistaken identity lead to a crash course in how governance works here in Minnesota. 

Based on more than 100 true stories, Our House: The Capital Play Project is a culmination of a three-year process to dig beneath the sensational headlines and partisan controversies to look at the people who dedicate themselves to doing the people's business in the People's house. 

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2 pm

GUYS ON ICE

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin

$19 - $26
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Guys on Ice

Book and lyrics by Fred Alley, Music by James Kaplan

This charming play tells the story of two ice fishing buddies from Northern Wisconsin who talk and sing about life, love, and the one that got away.

From their ice fishing shanty, long-time pals Lloyd and Marvin keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, cold beer, and the Green Bay Packers. As Marvin anxiously awaits his opportunity to appear on a cable TV fishing show and share secrets of his life on da lake, Lloyds ponders a recent squabble with his wife concerning plans to spend their anniversary at Lambeau Field. Both pals scramble to protect their cold ones from fellow angler Ernie the Moocher.

With musical numbers like “De Wishing Hole,” “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit,” and “Fish is de Miracle Food,” Guys on Ice will charm your wool socks off. The Green Bay Press-Gazette said, “It’s Wisconsiny. It’s also surprisingly touching.”

 

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Rhinoceros

2:00 pm

  • Closing 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
  • Comedy

It’s a typical morning in a small American town — until a rhinoceros charges down the street. No one is really alarmed, but Berenger soon discovers everyone around him is turning into a rhinoceros – his friends, his co-workers, the townspeople. He’s desperate to save them but no one will listen, until he’s left alone to question what it is to remain human in the face of the trampling herd. Provocative, funny, and frightening, Ionesco’s most renowned work has become a classic parable of social conformity – and human nature.

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Cardboard Piano

2:00 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
  • Drama

Is our capacity for love greater than violence? In Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret wedding ceremony. But when an escalating civil war encroaches on their fragile union, they cannot escape its reach. Confronting the cost of intolerance, this powerful drama examines violence, the struggle to rebuild, as well as the human capacity for love and forgiveness. Audience Advisory: This play contains gunshots, strong language and adult content. The Midwest premiere of Hansol Jung's drama, directed by Signe V. Harriday.

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Superior Donuts

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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

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

By Tracy Letts
Directed by Matt McNabb

Superior Donuts takes places in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs a donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. Franco Wicks, a young African-American man, and Arthur’s only employee, wants to modernize the shop while Arthur is more content to spend the day reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father.

Described as a “…soulful play, full of humor and humanity” by Variety, this provacative comedy-drama by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.

Letts' play is also the inspiration for the recent hit CBS comedy starring Judd Hirsch and Katey Sagal.

Intended for mature audiences. 

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Stages Theatre Company presents Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Leo Lionni's FREDERICK

2:00 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

Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Jan 19 – Feb 19, 2018

Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller.
Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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Cozy in this winter for the heartwarming story of Frederick as he shows us that everyone has something special to give to the world. While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick daydreams the summer away. When the cold weather sets in, however, it is Frederick who has stored up something significant to survive the long, blustery winter. The Caldecott winning book by beloved author Leo Lionni has been charming readers for 50 years. Now, this award-winning adaptation, featuring a roots-flavored country and folk-infused score, will delight the heart and tickle the imagination.

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

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Addams Family

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts Center
2100 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN

Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Addams Family features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

 

Addams Family

Friday, January 26, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 2:00 PM

Friday, February 2, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 2:00 PM (ASL Interpreted Performance)

Friday, February 9, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 2:00 PM

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The Wiz

2:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company & Penumbra Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends in this dazzling mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Embark on this Oz-some adventure through a magic land where you will meet funky monkeys, winkies, Addeperle and Evilene. You don’t need a wizard – just believe in yourself to find home and feel that brand-new day!

January 23-March 18, 2018

A Children’s Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre Production of
The Wiz
Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Additional material by Tina Tippit
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Choreographer Patdro Harris
Best enjoyed by all ages
 

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

2:00 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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The Underpants

2:00 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

Steve Martin’s hilarious adaptation of a time-honored German play. While attending the King’s parade, a woman’s underpants fall down and her husband is convinced it is the end of his career!

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Minnesota Opera's Dead Man Walking

2:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

$25 - $200, subject to change
Call 612-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

The most performed new opera of the 21st century, this heartbreaking story of grief, grace, and redemption is a modern classic. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir that inspired the Oscar-winning movie of the same name, it recounts her courageous struggle to provide spiritual guidance to a condemned Louisiana murderer in the months leading up to his execution. With a powerful libretto by four-time Tony Award® winner Terrence McNally and lyrical music by Jake Heggie—praised as one of the great living opera composers—Dead Man Walking has moved audiences worldwide since its premiere.

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3 pm

A Steady Rain

3:00 pm

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama

Gremlin Theatre Presents: A STEADY RAIN

by KEITH HUFF directed by ELLEN FENSTER

featuring DUSTIN BRONSON & PETER CHRISTIAN HANSEN

A STEADY RAIN is a harrowing journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival. A dark diologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A STEADY RAIN explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line.

“Keith Huff's A STEADY RAIN offers one of the most powerful theatrical experiences in many seasons.” —Backstage

“A tale of friendship, loyalty and betrayal that keeps you guessing about where guilt truly lies to the final line.” —The Guardian

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Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

3:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337

$41-48
Call 800-982-2787
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Presented by Ames Center and VenuWorks
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. Butternut is a musician, a vulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; and Bean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

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4 pm

Stages Theatre Company presents Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Leo Lionni's FREDERICK

4:30 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

Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Jan 19 – Feb 19, 2018

Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller.
Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

Cozy in this winter for the heartwarming story of Frederick as he shows us that everyone has something special to give to the world. While other mice are gathering food for the winter, Frederick daydreams the summer away. When the cold weather sets in, however, it is Frederick who has stored up something significant to survive the long, blustery winter. The Caldecott winning book by beloved author Leo Lionni has been charming readers for 50 years. Now, this award-winning adaptation, featuring a roots-flavored country and folk-infused score, will delight the heart and tickle the imagination.

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

Read more

5 pm

The Wiz

5:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company & Penumbra Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends in this dazzling mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Embark on this Oz-some adventure through a magic land where you will meet funky monkeys, winkies, Addeperle and Evilene. You don’t need a wizard – just believe in yourself to find home and feel that brand-new day!

January 23-March 18, 2018

A Children’s Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre Production of
The Wiz
Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Additional material by Tina Tippit
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Choreographer Patdro Harris
Best enjoyed by all ages
 

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6 pm

SISTER ACT

6:00 pm
Runs 170 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theater
501 West 78th St. Chanhassen MN 55317

$50-90
Call 952-9341550
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Presented by CHANHASSEN THEATERS
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent!  It features an all-new original '70s disco score with lush and infectious songs by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the BeastThe Little MermaidLittle Shop of HorrorsNewsies).  Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Many of the original cast members are returning to thrill and delight audiences!  Artistic Director Michael Brindisi shares, “There’s no doubt about it; this is a feel-good crowd-pleaser. They took a good movie and made it into an even better Broadway musical with a fresh, funny and fast-paced story and big glitzy musical numbers that will make people want to get up and dance.  With this astoundingly talented cast, we’re totally excited to ‘rock the rafters’ once again with this happy and uplifting show. And honestly, Sister Act is exactly what we need right now!”

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7 pm

The Maids

The Maids

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

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

$10 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
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Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Don't miss this powerful, darkly funny thriller about two maids and their Madame that explores power, sexuality, violence, and the complex relationships between women.

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