Sunday, March 18, 2018

1 pm

Indecent

1:00 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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Familiar

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

There’s something old, something new and something borrowed in this feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter Tendi’s wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when Tendi requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, the rehearsal dinner can’t come soon enough. Family fireworks are interwoven with questions of cultural identity in this acclaimed play.

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Salt-Water Moon

1:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$20
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company
  • Drama

On a moonlit summer evening, Mary Snow studies the Newfoundland sky. Her reverie is interrupted by the unexpected return of Jacob, her former love, in whose absence she has accepted the marriage proposal of another. Can Jacob win back Mary's love or is fate written in the stars? Start the Commonweal season off with this sweet story that Toronto Globe and Mail dubbed a "gem of a play."

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2 pm

The Roaring Girl

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114 (next to Lake Monster Brewing)

$16 - 40
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Middleton and Dekker's rarely produced Jacobean comedy about the gender-role-defying Moll Cutpurse.

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Rabbit Hole

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
  • Drama

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner deals with how family members survive a major loss. The different ways of dealing with grief lead to dramatic (and sometimes humorous) confrontations.

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Assassins

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

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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ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$20 - $27
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer

Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller

 

In this beloved musical comedy, Princess Winifred arrives at Prince Dauntless the Drab’s castle hoping for the hand of the prince. His mother, Queen Agravain, insists that her son can only marry a princess of true blood – one that can feel a pea that is underneath a pile of mattresses.

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Corduroy

2:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

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The Canterville Ghost

2:00 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

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

The no-nonsense Otis family from New York buys an old mansion in rural England, scoffing at warnings of its fierce ghost. But it’s true – the spirit of Sir Simon Canterville has haunted his homestead for more than 500 years. The nobleman is appalled at this invasion by Americans and is determined to scare them out – or worse. This re-telling of the well-known short story is complete with the creaking floorboards and clanking chains of a traditional English ghost story and the wonderful humor of Oscar Wilde.

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The Pirates of Penzance

2:00 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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately, they’ve left the score in London! They scramble to recreate the show with only the clothes in their trunks and ship mates for a cast. All the music you love in this hilarious steampunk operetta at sea. Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy-musical gets a fresh twist in this new production conceived and directed by Doug Scholz-Carlson.

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THE NIGHTENGALE

2:00 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
  • Dance
  • Kids

THE NIGHTINGALE

Mar 9 – 25, 2018

A dance-inspired original performance based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

In collaboration with Escalate Dance

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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This fairy tale classic by Hans Christian Andersen dances onto our main stage this March. The Emperor’s nightingale sings more beautifully than any other creature in the kingdom, but is suddenly replaced by a bejeweled mechanical bird that proves to be more predictable. When the mechanical bird eventually breaks down and the Emperor is taken ill, however, the real nightingale returns to restore the Emperor’s life through its uncompromisingly beautiful song. The story about the power of real beauty to stir the heart is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl MoonTwelve Dancing Princesses, The Snow Queen and The Velveteen Rabbit.

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HAIRSPRAY

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Lakeville Area Art Center
20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN

$15
Call 952-985-4640
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Presented by The Play's the Thing Productions
  • Comedy
  • Musical

 

The Play's the Thing Productions is proud to present: HAIRSPRAY

It's 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she's transformed from social outcast to sudden star. In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber Von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process.With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy's new beat just might prove unstoppable.

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GUYS and DOLLS

2:00 pm
Runs 135 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

Fran Loesser's celebrated Musical Comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.  Guys & Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy for all ages!

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls tells the tall of one Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his "permanently established floating craps game." His best venue falls through and he needs money to underwrite an alternative option.  He turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will be on anything if the stakes are high enough.  Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky he can't get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.  

Things don't go as planned and, along the way, you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes: Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck... and more.

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Puppet Lab 2018

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Avalon Theater
1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$15
Call 612-721-2535
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Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Puppet Lab 2018

In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s new artist incubator facilitated by Alison Heimstead is celebrating 7 years of radical, genre-expanding, boundary–pushing work. Join us in March for two weekends of experimental performance from four emerging puppeteers generously funded by the Jerome Foundation.

Learn more about PuppetLab!

 

Week 1: March 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m., March 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Star Girl Clan by Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra & Magdalena Kaluza

A magical adventure about an Indigenous Maya grandmother whose spiritual conflict of internal racism leads her on a journey into an enchanted jungle and starworld.

The MoFo by Shelby Richardson

The last remaining life-form on Earth (a strand of E. Coli bacteria) guides the audience through a museum exhibit dedicated to an attempt to understand the “female object” through the interpretation of relics from our forgotten human species.

Tickets for week one are on sale now

 

Week 2: March 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m., March 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Lost Lake by Elle Thoni

An adventuresome fable in which a Traveller searches for answers about a lake’s mysterious disappearance in a fantastical work that is all too real.

Light Camera Rappers by Michele Spaise

A work in progress exploring trauma as a catalyst for healing through an experiential installation with puppetry, light, projection, sound, and ritual. Hosted by Golden Ram, Blue Whale and Ruby with the Amethyst Eyes.

Tickets for week 2 are on sale now

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3 pm

Continental Ballet's Sleeping Beauty

3:00 pm

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. MN 55431

$13 - $25
Call 9525638562
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Presented by Continental Ballet Company
  • Dance

Celebrate 30 years with Continental Ballet Company, founded and directed by Riet Velthuisen. Two beautiful ballets will be performed at the Bloomington Center for the Arts: Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. 

SLEEPING BEAUTY performed on Saturday, March 24 – 7:30 pm, a wine bar/reception immediately following. On Sunday, March 25 – 3:00 pm, a Princess Tea at 2:00 pm ($10). 
In this classic children’s fairy tale, Princess Aurora has a spell cast on her that has puts her to sleep for 100 years. She can only be awakened by a kiss from her true love. The ballet will show the celebration on her awakening. Characters such as Puss and Boots and Little Red Riding Hood are among the guests. 

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4 pm

THE NIGHTENGALE

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
  • Dance
  • Kids

THE NIGHTINGALE

Mar 9 – 25, 2018

A dance-inspired original performance based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

In collaboration with Escalate Dance

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

This fairy tale classic by Hans Christian Andersen dances onto our main stage this March. The Emperor’s nightingale sings more beautifully than any other creature in the kingdom, but is suddenly replaced by a bejeweled mechanical bird that proves to be more predictable. When the mechanical bird eventually breaks down and the Emperor is taken ill, however, the real nightingale returns to restore the Emperor’s life through its uncompromisingly beautiful song. The story about the power of real beauty to stir the heart is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl MoonTwelve Dancing Princesses, The Snow Queen and The Velveteen Rabbit.

Read more

5 pm

The Wiz

5:00 pm

  • Closing night

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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Corduroy

5:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

Read more

Corduroy

5:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

Read more

7 pm

Familiar

7:00 pm

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

There’s something old, something new and something borrowed in this feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter Tendi’s wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when Tendi requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, the rehearsal dinner can’t come soon enough. Family fireworks are interwoven with questions of cultural identity in this acclaimed play.

Read more

Indecent

7:00 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

Read more

AS ONE

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The North Garden Theater
929 7th Street West, St. Paul, MN, 55102

$33 - $39
Call 612-343-3390
Buy tickets online

Presented by Skylark Opera Theatre
  • Musical

Skylark Opera Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of the new chamber opera, AS ONE. This groundbreaking piece depicts the experience of its transgender protagonist, who endeavors to resolve discord between self and the outside world. Performed in an intimate setting with a string quartet, the opera is sung in two voices, Hannah after (mezzo-soprano) and Hannah before (baritone). Fifteen songs comprise the three-part narrative: With empathy and humor, they trace Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself.  Commissioned by American Opera Projects and premiered in New York in 2014, As One was conceived and composed by Laura Kaminsky with libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. Film by Kimberly Reed. This new work — about inclusion, acceptance and understanding — will be directed by Skylark Artistic Director, Bob Neu, and will feature notable opera talents, mezzo-soprano Bergen Baker and bass-baritone Luke Williams. Music Direction by Jeffrey Stirling.  
“As One forces you to think, simultaneously challenging preconceptions and inspiring empathy … [with] winning humor and a satisfying emotional arc.”  - The New York Times
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Rocket Man

Rocket Man

7:30 pm

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41, sliding scale
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Somewhere in the universe is a place where all the roads we never chose converge and Donny Rowan is hoping to find it. He’s placed everything he owns on his front lawn, along with a sign that reads: “Here’s my life. Make an offer.” Free of his possessions and ready to travel light, Donny’s obsessive quest to find what he’s missed will take him to the edge of his universe and back.

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