Friday, July 6, 2018

10 am

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure at Stages Theatre Company

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

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

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

June 29 – August 5, 2018

*Click for availability – many performances SOLD OUT

REGIONAL PREMIERE!  ALL AGES

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett

Come “Move it, Move it” with us this summer as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those uproariously plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity takeover as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage.

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Madagascar is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2pm
  • Audio Described (AD) Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2 pm
  • Sensory-Friendly Performances: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10am

CAST: In alphabetical order: Kolton Ascheman (Ship’s Captain, Ensemble), Halima Bigirindavyi (Fossa Leader, Ensemble), Kimora Collins (Gloria), Faith Culbertson (King Julian), Nicholas Dekker (Melman), Mia Dougherty (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Sophie Farrell (Private), Liliana Felton (Marty the Zebra), Athan Fischer (Rico), Sofia M Fraser (Mason The Chimp, Ensemble), David Gamache (Skipper), Sayer Keeley (Maurice), Indra Khariwala (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Chase Kozak (Zeke, Fossa, Ensemble), Jackson Lyon (Alex The Lion), Chloe McMahon (Candy Hammernose, Ensemble), Hannah Seeman (Kowalski), Asgerami Semkoff (Lynn Lemur, City Lady, Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Mort Lemur, Ensemble), Madeline Sundheim (Zelda, Fossa, Ensemble), Isabella TenPas (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Jack Weiby (Lars Lemur, Ensemble), Alex Weiner (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Police Officer, Ensemble)

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2 pm

All's Well That Ends Well

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$10 - $49
Call 5074747900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Drama
  • Comedy

All’s Well That Ends Well explores how we can grow up under pressure. In this play, we find Helena, a poor orphan, in love with Bertram, the son of a count. When Helena saves the life of the King of France, he grants her permission to marry whomever she chooses, and she chooses Bertram. Unfortunately, Bertram thinks Helena is beneath him, and abruptly leaves her. What follows is a “problem play,” a story of forgiveness, grace, and learning to have humility as we mature which is as messy and beautiful as a life well lived.

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Venus in Fur

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$10 - $25
Call 5074747900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Comedy

Thomas is a playwright-slash-director, desperately in need of an actress. A young-ish actress. A beautiful-slash-sexy actress. A sexy-slash-articulate young actress with some classical training and a particle of brain in her skull. Enter Vanda. The resulting action is more complex, and more important, than any audition.

Venus in Fur, by David Ives, is a play that has only grown more relevant since its debut in 2010 – a provocative exploration of gender roles and the intricate dynamic of artistic collaboration. The question is: can Vanda trust Thomas to open up his eyes, and see the woman standing next to him?

Contains very strong language and sensual content. Suitable for people aged over 16.

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7 pm

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure at Stages Theatre Company

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

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

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

June 29 – August 5, 2018

*Click for availability – many performances SOLD OUT

REGIONAL PREMIERE!  ALL AGES

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett

Come “Move it, Move it” with us this summer as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those uproariously plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity takeover as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage.

BUY TICKETS  GROUPS TICKETS  

Madagascar is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2pm
  • Audio Described (AD) Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2 pm
  • Sensory-Friendly Performances: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10am

CAST: In alphabetical order: Kolton Ascheman (Ship’s Captain, Ensemble), Halima Bigirindavyi (Fossa Leader, Ensemble), Kimora Collins (Gloria), Faith Culbertson (King Julian), Nicholas Dekker (Melman), Mia Dougherty (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Sophie Farrell (Private), Liliana Felton (Marty the Zebra), Athan Fischer (Rico), Sofia M Fraser (Mason The Chimp, Ensemble), David Gamache (Skipper), Sayer Keeley (Maurice), Indra Khariwala (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Chase Kozak (Zeke, Fossa, Ensemble), Jackson Lyon (Alex The Lion), Chloe McMahon (Candy Hammernose, Ensemble), Hannah Seeman (Kowalski), Asgerami Semkoff (Lynn Lemur, City Lady, Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Mort Lemur, Ensemble), Madeline Sundheim (Zelda, Fossa, Ensemble), Isabella TenPas (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Jack Weiby (Lars Lemur, Ensemble), Alex Weiner (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Police Officer, Ensemble)

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Bare: A Pop Opera

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

JSB Tek Box
528 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis MN 55403

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

After the success of their inaugural production of Michael Christofer's The Shadow Box, Broken Ivy Theatre is back this summer with an all student led production of Bare: A Pop Opera.

"Bare: A Pop Opera" follows the story of Jason and Peter, two gay students and their struggles at their Catholic Boarding School. With an electric pop-rock score and poignant storyline, Bare challenges the question: to what extent does love become detrimental? 

The student creative team includes Ava Egertson (Director), Britta Cowan (Vocal Director), Bridget Wenaas (Conductor/Pit Director), Thomas Bertron (Stage Manager/Co-Producer), Lillian Wenker (Co-Producer)

Cast: Noah Ratgen (Jason), Elliot Hicks (Peter), Bella West (Nadia), Grace Reese (Ivy), Brigham Williams (Matt), Carl Hallberg (Lucas), Ava Santangelo (Rory), Finn Jackson (Zach), Ben Siglin (Preist/Alan), Kia Brown (Kyra), Piper Bruce (Claire), Lydia Stannard (Tanya), Aliya Mukamuri (Sister Chantelle), Ellen Walz (Diane). 

 

"Bare: A Pop Opera" is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 11036. (866) 378-9558

 

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Outdoor Theatre Complex
West Campus of Century College, 3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

$20.00 Adults-$15.00 Seniors/Students, (children under 10 FREE)
Call 6517795818
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Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Produced for the first time ever on the S&C stage, Wilde’s witty, satirical lark through parlors and gardens of Victorian England highlights the wonderful understatement, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, create alter egos named Ernest in order to escape their tedious London obligations. The two men woo two charming ingénues, who both fall madly in love – each woman with her own Ernest. The story is complete with the ritual of Afternoon Tea, and of course, the impressive and inimitable Lady Bracknell, who is the unforgettable and domineering voice of Victorian propriety. Through a number of silly twists and turns, status is achieved, true love and even truer identities are revealed, and we all learn the “vital Importance of Being Earnest.”

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Romeo and Juliet

various Twin Cities parks (see website)

FREE
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama
  • Comedy

For the fifth consecutive summer, CAE presents free Shakespeare in our Twin Cities parks. This year: Romeo and Juliet, the powerful masterpiece of joyful passion and pitiless fate.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Papke
June 15 - July 15

Friday, June 15th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Saturday, June 16th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 17th, 2pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Thursday, June 21st, 7pm - St. Clement's Church, St. Paul
Friday, June 22nd, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Saturday, June 23rd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 24th, 2pm - Cedar Lake Hidden Beach, Mpls
Tuesday, June 26th, 7pm - Levee Park, Hastings
Friday, June 29th, 7pm - Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St. Louis Park
Saturday, June 30th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 1st, 7pm - Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Friday, July 6th, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 7th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 8th, 2pm - Grandview Park, South St. Paul
Thursday, July 12th, 7pm - Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 13th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 14th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 15th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls

Featuring
Jim Ahrens, Ankita Ashrit, Jared Beebe, Helen Collins, Tom Conry, Maren Findlay, Joseph Finn-Bolling, Siri Hellerman, Jacob Hooper, Leif Jurgensen, Nicholas LeDoux, Samantha V. Papke, Doug Petty, Jack Squier, Tyler Stamm, Jake Sung-Guk Sullivan, Alice Tibbetts, Alan Tilson, Mike Tober, Emma VanVactor-Lee, and Josh Weisenburger

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French Twist

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 Flying Foot Forum and Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Dance

The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café.

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Sweet Songs and Flying Objects

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

$10
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS

See quirky puppetry and toy theater, live bands, and then hang out in our garden for an after party with signature cocktails. Each weekend will feature a different line-up of puppetry artists and bands, so you'll want to come back for more.

July 6 - 7 Line-up

MIGRACIONES
By Paradox Teatro - Sofia Padilla (Mexico City), Davey T Steinman (Pittsburgh), and Kalen Keir (Minneapolis)

In light of expanding border walls around the globe, MIGRACIONES follows the voyage of refugees as they travel on legs, wings, and dreams in search of a new home. Paradox Teatro is a collaboration between artists from México and the United States, communicating across cultures through puppetry, shadows, and music in English and Spanish.

SHORT STORIES IN MINIATURE
By Liz Howls

Liz Howls performs 3 short fables for all ages (that’s you too mom and dad!). Using miniature handmade puppets and her odd yet silly sense of humor, she makes the whole family laugh. This show is fun and sentimental and reminds us of ancient lessons that we can still apply today. Guess along, clap along, sing along, and laugh along with SHORT STORIES IN MINIATURE.

MUSIC

July 6: Bella Yaga
A multi-sensual performance project. Storytelling through the dimensions of folk music, moving image, spoken word and installation art.  Bella Yaga is directed by Anna Johnson in collaboration with musicians Alia Jeraj, Alana Horton, Joni Griffith and Peter Morrow.

July 7: Coy & Daring
Coy & Daring is the duo project of Joey Ford and Jenna Wyse. The couple began playing music together over a decade ago, but mainly focused their writing to fit the sounds of their various projects: Tree Party, The 7-Shot Symphony, The Poor Nobodys. Named by the waning and waxing of the moon, the duo behind Coy & Daring have begun making public the music they've kept to themselves.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears and dreams through hilarious and touching tunes. (And it’s not just about the spelling: the adult cast is ultra geek-chic in their middle school costumes!) Alan Bailey, director of such audience favorites as Souvenir and Sylvia, returns for this Tony Award-winning musical about friendship, sacrifice and valuable lessons in fair play.

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Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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
  • Comedy

The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective duo solving their most notorious case. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies and heirs. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit.

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Shakespeare in Love

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St. Winona, MN 55987

$10 - $49
Call 5074747900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Comedy

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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Isotope

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$12-24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by HATCH Dance & Poolboy
  • Dance

HATCH Dance joins City Pages’ 2017 Best New Band, Poolboy on stage for an evening of contemporary dance and alternative music July 5-8, 2018 at The Southern Theater. Featuring the world premiere of Isotope, an exploration of the shadow self through music and movement.

Melding modalities and approaches, Helen Hatch (choreographer) and Seth Conover (music) collaborate creating an interdisciplinary performance, bringing together artists from Minneapolis, and merging two worlds that rarely intersect. Featuring dancers Berit Ahlgren, Helen Hatch, Kacey Hauk, Anton LaMon, Jadyn Reddy and Christian Warner.

HATCH Dance is a contemporary dance company presenting the choreography of Helen Hatch. A graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program in New York, Helen performed with Minnesota Dance Theatre from 2011-2017. Helen’s choreography has been presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, the 2011 Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, 2014 MN Fringe Festival, and most recently at Minnesota Dance Theatre. In 2012, Minnesota Monthly named her one of their “10 Artists to Watch” stating that she “embod[ies] ballet’s tension between technique and emotion. In her own choreography, blending ballet with vigorous American movement, this edginess leaves you breathless.”

Poolboy is a slow-burning, atmospheric alternative band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their songs are hosts to entities they don't quite understand. In 2017, they were named City Pages' Best New Band. “The music is impressionistic like psych, though it’s more perturbed — odd and indistinct, it’s music that captivates regardless of how it’s categorized.”-Jerard Fagerberg, City Pages

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Ideation

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

"The sinister tangos with the madcap in IDEATION"- NY Times

A group of corporate consultants is given a cryptic list of groundrules and some morally ambiguous parameters.  Ninety minutes from now, they must present their work on this mysterious and top secret project.  But as they brainstorm, the question of what they aren't being told becomes harder to ignore in this ferocious and hilarious thriller.

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West Side Story

7:30 pm

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

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

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

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Jeeves in Bloom

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

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

Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves pay a visit to the peaceful English countryside, where Bertie’s school chum Gussie hatches a plan to win over the fanciful Madeline Basset. But all too quickly, Bertie is fending off Madeline’s advances, reluctantly participating in a burglary, and fleeing from a homicidal French chef. Only one man can set everything straight – the stalwart Jeeves! The first play in this Jeeves trilogy was a huge hit at TRP, setting the stage for the return of these beloved comic characters from the stories of P. G. Wodehouse.

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8 pm

Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$30
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!

After all - life moves pretty fast.

If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.

"Ferris Mueller's Day Off" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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Small College Town

8:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

  • Opening night

HUGE Theater
HUGE Theater 3037 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$10
Call (612) 412-4843
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Presented by Denzel Belin
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Small College Town is an improv show inspired by the classic forms of Spoon River and Small Town. By adding a fun, collegiate twist to it, the show will follow four people who will go through the college experience, from application to graduation in tandem with four players who will play everyone else. A new and unique college-in-a-small-town experience will be created every night.

It’s nothing like Animal House.

Interludes features Ava Bird, Sabrina Diehl, Vann Daley, Peter Centner, Erica Solomon, Brid Henry, Cicely Robin Laing, Shelby Schroeder, Laura Berger, Ryan Blix, Andy Christian, and Justin Betancourt. There will be a light and sound technician for the show, mixing live as the show happens in addition to live piano accompaniment.

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9 pm

Final Dress

9:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Opening night

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408

$10
Call (612) 412-HUGE
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Presented by Dilly Dally
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Actors Sean Dillon and Michael DallaValle have been rehearsing a two-man play. Everything has been going very smoothly. Well, mostly smoothly. There has been some bickering, some script changes, a union strike, that light board fire last week... But never mind. Tonight is their final dress rehearsal before they open the show tomorrow. And it WILL go off without a hitch. Because it has to. Has to.

(Improv)

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