Saturday, August 18, 2018

9 am

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

9:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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10 am

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

10:30 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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12 pm

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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1 pm

Disney's Newsies

1:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

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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The Legend of Georgia McBride

1:00 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

Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

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West Side Story

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
  • 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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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

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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2 pm

Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55108

$20-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking & Erinn Liebhard
  • Dance
  • Improv

An evening of original work by local and national artists, celebrating 10 years of Rhythmically Speaking supporting and presenting creation in American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap and hip-hop styles. The choreographers featured on this tenth installment of the Rhythmically Speaking annual show are Gabriel Anderson & Laura Selle-Virtucio, Leila Awadallah, Melissa Clark, Brandi Coleman (Dallas TX), Karla Grotting, Jolene Konkel and Emma Marlar, and RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard will also be presenting a new work. 

 

There is also a 2pm show on Saturday, August 18th, and talk backs with the artists following the Friday night and Saturday afternoon shows. Join us for a lively experience!

More info and tickets: http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org/rs-102018/

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7 pm

Little Women

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391

$12-$18
Call 7632321025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Performances:
Wednesday, August 15 @ 7pm
Thursday, August 16 @ 7pm
Friday, August 17 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 18 @ 7pm
Sunday, August 19 @ 7pm

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The Toxic Avenger

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$18-$20
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Underground Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Toxic Avenger takes The Underground by storm! Armed with phenomenal strength, a mutant superhero is out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the prettiest, blindest librarian in town.

Based on the 1984 cult classic film, this side-splitting monster of a musical comedy boasts music by David Bryan (keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi). You’re sure to fall in love with this “big green freak!”

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The Korean Drama Addict's Guide to Losing Your Virginity

Park Square Theatre
20 W. 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (Korean soap operas). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one’s virginity.

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Rhythmically Speaking 10/2018

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55108

$20-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking & Erinn Liebhard
  • Dance
  • Improv

An evening of original work by local and national artists, celebrating 10 years of Rhythmically Speaking supporting and presenting creation in American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap and hip-hop styles. The choreographers featured on this tenth installment of the Rhythmically Speaking annual show are Gabriel Anderson & Laura Selle-Virtucio, Leila Awadallah, Melissa Clark, Brandi Coleman (Dallas TX), Karla Grotting, Jolene Konkel and Emma Marlar, and RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard will also be presenting a new work. 

 

There is also a 2pm show on Saturday, August 18th, and talk backs with the artists following the Friday night and Saturday afternoon shows. Join us for a lively experience!

More info and tickets: http://www.rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org/rs-102018/

Read more

West Side Story

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

The Clean House

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather perfect her stand-up routine than clean the house. As she spends her days not cleaning, she befriends her boss’s sister—who lives only to clean. Toss in a love triangle and some sibling rivalries and you get a whimsical and moving portrait of humanity, reminding us that the messes and disappointments of life can be the most unexpectedly fulfilling times of all.

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DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN'S LIFE IN SONGS & LETTERS

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$26 - 10
Call (612) 874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Bradley Greenwald, Prudence Johnson, Diana Grasselli, and Dan Chouinard of Chronofon Productions present their meditation on Leonard Bernstein's commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist. Bernstein's masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with Aaron Copland, Steven Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and more—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, "appeals to both the intellect and the heart."

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with the artists of Chronofon! Join us for a special Birthday Soirée event on August 25, featuring pre-show cocktails, performance of DEAR LENNY, followed by an Afterglow Party and sing-along with the cast! 

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Imaginative Mapping: Performance and the Personal Politics of Geography

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55409-1227

Presented by The Center for Performing Arts
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Who is this free event for? Anyone interested in exploring a creative process that investigates the intersections of identity, place and performance. 

What will this event be like? Theater maker Emily Mendelsohn has spent the past ten years investigating the making of cross-cultural performance, from Los Angeles and Brooklyn to Uganda and Rwanda. This work has helped her to identify key elements to support artists in 1) opening up their personal constellations of identity, history and culture (and everything else that creates our sense of “place”) – then 2) integrating what's discovered/revealed into creative practice.  You, the audience, are invited to be a part of this art laboratory, and to explore the transformational potential – for artists and audiences – in understanding “where we are” as we strive to honor and envision who and where we want to be.

Emily Mendelsohn is a Brooklyn-based director for live performance. Through residencies in Kampala, Kigali, Los Angeles, New York, and New Orleans, she worked with an ensemble of  Ugandan/US (and sometimes Rwandan) artists to develop productions of Deborah Asiimwe’s Cooking Oil and Erik Ehn’s Maria Kizito. With Sage Lewis and Adolfo Madero, she curated a two year micro-festival between artists and independent arts organizations in Tijuana and Los Angeles. Other recent collaborators include Kristina Wong, Virginia Grise, PearlDamour, Caridad Svich, and Rachel Jendrzejewski. She is a recipient of TCG’s Global Connection In the Lab and On the Roadprograms, a Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs grant, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Uganda. MFA CalArts. She will be guest artist at NYU Abu Dhabi this upcoming fall.

CFPA’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. We support artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives. CFPA produces art events on the Third Saturday of every month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information on the artists and on the series, visit www.cfpampls.com and click on “ReClaim Series.”

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

7:30 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

Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

Read more

'Night, Mother

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 Studio 202

$10 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Drama

Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh star in this gripping, timely revival: a 90-minute, push-pull conversation in real time between a mother and daughter at opposite ends of an emotional chasm, struggling to find a bridge that can connect them, with a life-and-death decision hanging in the balance. 

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8 pm

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
Buy tickets online

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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Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more
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