Thursday, February 8, 2018

10 am

Make Believe Neighborhood

10:00 am
Runs 90 minutes

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$10 - $20
Call 612-721-2535
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Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Make Believe Neighborhood celebrates Mr. Rogers and the neighborhood helpers he told us to look for – the ordinary people who do extra-ordinary work to make our own South Minneapolis neighborhood a brighter, healthier, friendlier place. Join us as we explore Fred Rogers' amazing life as an advocate for children, an artist, a friend, a peace activist, and everyday person. At the same time, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the neighbors who have made our community what it is today. 

ASL interpretation will be available for the 2:30 pm matinee on Saturday, February 17.

Audio Description, for patrons who are blind or have low vision, will be available for the 2:30pm matinee on Saturday, February 10.

 

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Most Valuable Player

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

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

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

Most Valuable Player

The Jackie Robinson Story

Written by Mary Hall Surface

February 2 – 18, 2018

 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 and showed a segregated country that the talent of the player -- and not the color of his skin -- are what make him a valuable member of a team. Robinson faced overwhelming prejudice with perseverance and dignity, and his courage, along with the courage of family and teammates, tells a story that will generate empathy, engagement and pride for the students of your classroom.

Themes: Civil rights, segregation in U.S. history, personal courage, teamwork

Recommended for grades 3 and up

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Stages Theatre Company presents Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Leo Lionni's FREDERICK

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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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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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

10:00 am
Runs 110 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 VICTORIA ST N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Drama
  • Kids

A full-length drama by Ed Shockley, adapted from the novel by Mildred D. Taylor.

Ten year old Cassie Logan knows a few things about life. She knows that her family is filled with love and strength and that the land they own will help them stand tall. Based on the Newberry-Award winning novel by Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry tells the story of a young girl growing up in 1933 Mississippi, and discovering that the world was not what she expected.

Recommended for grades 3 and up.

Run Time: 110 minutes with intermission

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12 pm

Stages Theatre Company presents Leo Lionni’s FREDERICK

Leo Lionni's FREDERICK

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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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.

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Most Valuable Player

12:30 pm
Runs 60 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
  • Kids

Most Valuable Player

The Jackie Robinson Story

Written by Mary Hall Surface

February 2 – 18, 2018

 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 and showed a segregated country that the talent of the player -- and not the color of his skin -- are what make him a valuable member of a team. Robinson faced overwhelming prejudice with perseverance and dignity, and his courage, along with the courage of family and teammates, tells a story that will generate empathy, engagement and pride for the students of your classroom.

Themes: Civil rights, segregation in U.S. history, personal courage, teamwork

Recommended for grades 3 and up

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1 pm

Legendary Ladies of Country

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$24 - $29
Call 952-948-6505
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Presented by Table Salt Productions
  • Musical

This musical, crafted to make audiences’ hearts sing, features songs of love, heartbreak, family and faith. Legendary Ladies of Country is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover within themselves as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage, heartbreak (and revenge!), and motherhood. As they come to the far end of that journey, they find they have accumulated a wellspring of wisdom to pass along to their daughters, as the unbroken circle begins all over again.

The show pays tribute to current and legendary country greats such as The Carter Family (June, Carlene and Mother Maybelle), Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Tammy Wynette, Patty Loveless, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and the Dixie Chicks.

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7 pm

The Wiz

7:00 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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Story Club Minneapolis

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St MLPS MN 55408

$6-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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  • Storytelling

Hosted by Sam Larsen-Feree, Jamie Amy Ann, and Amy Salloway

Featured storytellers: Mike Finley and Chloe Radcliffe

Story Club's structure is half open-mic, half curated performers. Our stage showcases true personal stories, like a slam, but without the intimidating and competitive judges and scoring. It's a great, welcoming evening for beginners and polished artists alike. February’s featured storytellers are local writer and publisher Mike Finley and comedian Chloe Radcliffe.

Thursday, February 8 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $6-$12 sliding scale

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The Royale

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

The Royale
by Marco Ramirez

directed by Austene Van

Yellow Tree Theatre

February 2 – March 4
Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who quickly became the most famous black man in the world. But at the height of the Jim Crow era, victory for a black man over a white man posed untold dangers and Jay quickly finds himself fighting for more than just a title. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), Yellow Tree is thrilled to host the regional premiere of this extraordinary new play! “Original and graceful, The Royale packs a punch!”–The New York Times

Featuring: David Murray, James Craven, Santino Craven, Tamala Lacy and Charles Fraser

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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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Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

7:30 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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Tuesdays with Morrie

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Road St Louis Park, MN 55416

$20
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Sabes JCC
  • Drama

The highly-acclaimed national touring production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is coming home to the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage by Albom and renowned playwright and screen writer Jeffrey Hatcher, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the hilarious and heart-warming story of the relationship between sportswriter Mitch, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch re-connects with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a delightful and moving last class in the meaning of life.

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Cardboard Piano

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
  • 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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"The Toxic Avenger" at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis, February 2nd-25th

"The Toxic Avenger"

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$18-30
Call (612) 440-6681
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Who will save New Jersey? The Toxic Avenger, that's who! Based on the cult horror movie from 1984, this hilarious rock musical from the team behind the hit show Memphis has everything from power ballads to dance breaks to decapitations! 

The Toxic Avenger won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and features a monstrous superhero with a heart of gold, a confident and beautful librarian, the evil mayor and two guys who play everything from town bullies to salon shop girlfriends! 

You'll fall for this "toxic love" story! 

The Toxic Avenger 
February 2nd-25th, 2018

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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Assassins

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$29 - $53
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Jason Hansen

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyrics and stunning music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. The musical provides a glimpse into the psychology of America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins has been called “the most controversial musical ever written.”

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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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8 pm

SISTER ACT

8:00 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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