Saturday, October 13, 2018

10 am

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
ALL AGES

Based on the story by E.B. White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” We kick off the celebration of our 35th anniversary season with an all-time audience favorite. The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our main stage this fall. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe, but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. This 60-minute adaptation of the novel, named one of the best American children’s books of the past two hundred years, will enchant audiences of all ages.

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

CAST

In alphabetical order: Rahael Achett (Carter/Narrator), Emily Anose (Goose/Narrator), Kamrie Frost (Lurvy/Narrator/President of Fair), David Gamache (Zuckerman), Lucy McArdle (Fern), Soren Miller (Wilbur), Peter Neiberger (Avery/Narrator), Isidora Nelson (Sheep/Mrs Arable/Narrator), Abby Schroeder (Templeton), Boo Segersin (Charlotte) and Daniel Untiedt (Gander/Narrator)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Jeannine Coulombe
Stage Manager: Shelby Reddig
Set Designer: Anne Henly
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Composer & Sound Designer: James Lekatz
Costume Designer: Lisa Mangone
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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1 pm

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
ALL AGES

Based on the story by E.B. White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” We kick off the celebration of our 35th anniversary season with an all-time audience favorite. The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our main stage this fall. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe, but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. This 60-minute adaptation of the novel, named one of the best American children’s books of the past two hundred years, will enchant audiences of all ages.

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

CAST

In alphabetical order: Rahael Achett (Carter/Narrator), Emily Anose (Goose/Narrator), Kamrie Frost (Lurvy/Narrator/President of Fair), David Gamache (Zuckerman), Lucy McArdle (Fern), Soren Miller (Wilbur), Peter Neiberger (Avery/Narrator), Isidora Nelson (Sheep/Mrs Arable/Narrator), Abby Schroeder (Templeton), Boo Segersin (Charlotte) and Daniel Untiedt (Gander/Narrator)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Jeannine Coulombe
Stage Manager: Shelby Reddig
Set Designer: Anne Henly
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Composer & Sound Designer: James Lekatz
Costume Designer: Lisa Mangone
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

1:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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FISH IN A TREE

1:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

FISH IN A TREE

OCTOBER 5 – 28, 2018

GREAT MINDS DON’T ALWAYS THINK ALIKE
WORLD PREMIERE

AGES 7 and Up

FISH IN A TREE By Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group LLC.

“Everybody is a genius . But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein.”  Sixth-grader, Ally, has been clever in covering up her inability to read. She feels her problem is hopeless because how can you cure dumb? Her newest teacher, Mr. Daniels, however, sees the bright and creative kid she hides and helps Ally see that her dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This emotionally-charged and uplifting story highlights that everyone is more than a label and great minds don’t always think alike. Our world premiere adaptation is brought to life in our JC Studio this fall.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Halima Bigirindavyi (Shay), Dominic Dunn (Albert), Gretchen Emo (Mom), Amy Horn (Ming Bao), Reilly McGannon (Jessica), Alison Mitchell (Ali), Matt Ouren (Mr Daniels), Natalie Richardson-Wymore (Miranda), Spencer Snyder (Max), Jonah Stelljes (Oliver), Jack Sullivan (Travis), Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Keisha), and Victoria Zamorano (Maya)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Matt Sciple
Stage Manager: Kenji Shoemaker
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson
Props Designer: Kim Ford
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Sound Designer: Peter Morrow
Technical Director: Alan Pagel
Costume & Make Up Designer: Stacey Palmer
Set Designer: Erica Zaffarano

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Two Degrees

1:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
Call 6122256191
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater created by PRIME Productions and ensemble
  • Drama

When paleoclimatologist Emma Phelps heads to Washington, D.C. – which some consider a hostile place for scientists – the stakes are higher than ever. She arrives on a mission to challenge some troubling shifts in environmental policy but finds herself at an intersection of the personal and political, which raises difficult questions around sex, power and doing things for profit versus public good. As she fights for change and searches for answers, Emma realizes she must thaw from her own anguish before she can save the planet and herself.

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Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

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

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.

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The Clean House

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
  • 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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2 pm

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

2:00 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
Buy tickets online

Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy

Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea

This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.

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Southern Fried Funeral

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Northern Starz Theatre Company
5300 Alpine Drive Ramsey, MN 55304

$8-$12
Call (612)326-6158
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northern Starz Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.

Get tickets at https://northernstarz.org/southern-fried-funeral

 

Adults: $12

Students (11-18): $8

Seniors: $8

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The Miracle Worker

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story featuring Kiara Jackson as Annie Sullivan and Catie Bair as Helen Keller. Also featuring: Casey E. Lewis, Jane Froiland, Melinda Kordich, Lukas Levin, Matt Wall and Aaron Goehle.

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3 pm

Life Goes On (a new musical)

3:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave W, St Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Drama
  • Musical

A moving new musical about the power of connection, remembering and legacy. A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A heartening reminder that even though we can’t prepare for much of what life throws at us, at least we’re not alone.

From the writing team of Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble!

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The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

3:00 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
Buy tickets online

  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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5 pm

Ferris Mueller's Day Off

5:00 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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6 pm

Same Time, Next Year

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$68 evenings; $46 matinees; 10% off evenings for MPR
Call 715-386-2394 ext 332
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays. Two people Doris and George meet at a seaside inn one night in 1951 and are attracted to one another, although each is married to someone else. After spending the night together and realizing they've fallen in love, each agrees to meet on the same weekend each year for a rendezvous and each keeps that promise. We see this couple age and grow together from 1951, just after the war, to 1977, just after Vietnam. Seeing each character grow as human beings together and apart is amazing. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre’s production will feature real-life married couple Lydia and Joe Keith in the roles of Doris and George. The Keiths are audience favorites at our dinner theatre having acted individually in plays on our stage plus performing together in That Lovin’ Feelin’Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

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7 pm

Fly By Night

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW Austin, MN

$16
Call 507-433-0595
Buy tickets online

Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Does love choose us or do we choose it? Fly By Night is a heartfelt, sweeping tale of love, hope, and sandwiches. Set against the backdrop of the Northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night tells the story of two sisters from South Dakota, a sandwich maker in New York, a funeral, a guitar, stars, and the 'invisible universe' that connects us all. A darkly comic rock-fable about the healing power of music when faced with trials and tribulations, Fly By Night is an emotional journey that's both entertaining and moving, celebrating the power of human connection.

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FISH IN A TREE

7:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

FISH IN A TREE

OCTOBER 5 – 28, 2018

GREAT MINDS DON’T ALWAYS THINK ALIKE
WORLD PREMIERE

AGES 7 and Up

FISH IN A TREE By Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group LLC.

“Everybody is a genius . But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein.”  Sixth-grader, Ally, has been clever in covering up her inability to read. She feels her problem is hopeless because how can you cure dumb? Her newest teacher, Mr. Daniels, however, sees the bright and creative kid she hides and helps Ally see that her dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This emotionally-charged and uplifting story highlights that everyone is more than a label and great minds don’t always think alike. Our world premiere adaptation is brought to life in our JC Studio this fall.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Halima Bigirindavyi (Shay), Dominic Dunn (Albert), Gretchen Emo (Mom), Amy Horn (Ming Bao), Reilly McGannon (Jessica), Alison Mitchell (Ali), Matt Ouren (Mr Daniels), Natalie Richardson-Wymore (Miranda), Spencer Snyder (Max), Jonah Stelljes (Oliver), Jack Sullivan (Travis), Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Keisha), and Victoria Zamorano (Maya)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Matt Sciple
Stage Manager: Kenji Shoemaker
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson
Props Designer: Kim Ford
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Sound Designer: Peter Morrow
Technical Director: Alan Pagel
Costume & Make Up Designer: Stacey Palmer
Set Designer: Erica Zaffarano

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Foul Play: Improvised Agatha Christie

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$12/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Meghan Wolff & Emily Townswick
  • Improv

This October, celebrate the month of mystery and intrigue with Foul Play, an improvised Agatha Christie novel. With a fresh cast of characters and a new victim every night, the improvisers of Foul Play must use their wits to unmask the murderer and discover ‘whodunnit’. One of history’s most famous authors, Christie’s works are only third after the Bible and Shakespeare in sales. Join us for a night of on-the-spot murder and intrigue you’ll never forget.

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Southern Fried Funeral

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Northern Starz Theatre Company
5300 Alpine Drive Ramsey, MN 55304

$8-$12
Call (612)326-6158
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northern Starz Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.

Get tickets at https://northernstarz.org/southern-fried-funeral

 

Adults: $12

Students (11-18): $8

Seniors: $8

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Dracula: Prince of Blood at the Commonweal Theatre

Dracula: Prince of Blood

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

When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live to see the light of day? Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel by Commonweal’s own master of horror, Scott Dixon, and directed by Twin Cities Ivey Award-winner Craig Johnson, Dracula: Prince of Blood takes a fresh look at the seductive fiend who has lurked in the shadows for more than a century.

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The Agitators

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of their enduring and tempestuous 45-year friendship, from the Civil War through the changing of the Constitution. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and today, they challenge and inspire us.

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The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

7:30 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
Buy tickets online

  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

Read more

Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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Company

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Discovery Auditorium
214 First Ave. NE Buffalo MN 55313

$8-$16
Call 612-404-0228
Buy tickets online

Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

From one of musical theater's most renowned composers, Stephen Sondheim, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends - "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" - explain the pros and cons of taking on a partner. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions. 

Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim's best-known songs, like "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Being Alive" and "Another Hundred People."

Single or not, you'll love this fun musical at Buffalo's Discovery Auditorium courtesy of Buffalo Community Theater.

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The Miracle Worker

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story featuring Kiara Jackson as Annie Sullivan and Catie Bair as Helen Keller. Also featuring: Casey E. Lewis, Jane Froiland, Melinda Kordich, Lukas Levin, Matt Wall and Aaron Goehle.

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Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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Grand Opening

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama
  • Comedy

12-year-old Brendan Foster begins the story in 1945, when his parents decide to leave Minneapolis and buy a run-down grocery store in rural Minnesota. There, his family comes to know the virtues – and the dark side – of living in a small town. Grand Opening is the most autobiographical work by famed writer Jon Hassler, known for Staggerford, Simon’s Night, and other novels about small-town life in Minnesota.

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Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$20
Call (612) 377-2285
Buy tickets online

Presented by Smartmouth Comedy
  • Comedy

Our sell out hit "Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery" is back for 4 weekends! It's Rapunzel’s bachelorette party, all her best gal pals are in attendance; Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, and Belle. Everything is going fine until the unanimously disliked Ariel crashes the party and is stabbed to death with the very fork she gifted Rapunzel. A classic who-done-it with classic characters in a not-so-classic setting!

Written by Kelliann Kary & Audrey Callerstrom

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Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.

Read more

Life Goes On (a new musical)

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

  • Closing night

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave W, St Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Drama
  • Musical

A moving new musical about the power of connection, remembering and legacy. A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A heartening reminder that even though we can’t prepare for much of what life throws at us, at least we’re not alone.

From the writing team of Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble!

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Scapin

Scapin at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$30
Call 612-203-9502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Comedy

Scapin

By Molière

October 11 – November 4

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 4pm

$20 tickets Oct 11-14;  $30 for subsequent shows. Pay What You Can for all shows.

Guest directed by Randy Reyes

Featuring Sarah AgnewRicardo BeairdElise LangerKris NelsonKimberly Richardson and Karen Wiese-Thompson

A raucous comedy about love, revenge, family dynamics, deception and greed. Through a fast-paced delivery, questions of class divisions and entitlement are peeled in front of our eyes: Who has the upper hand in the end? Those with wit or those with money? Those who are generous or those who are greedy?

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The Haunting of Hill House

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by TheatreX
  • Drama

TheatreX presents performances of "The Haunting of Hill House" by F. Andrew Leslie and directed by Joe Hendren, based on the classic novel by Shirley Jackson.

The dark and foreboding Hill House has remained empty for many years due to its infamous reputation. A group of strangers, led by an investigator of paranormal phenomena, has gathered at the house to study its dark secrets. The evil they uncover will prove deadly.
Performing a limited engagement at the historic James J. Hill House in St. Paul. 

Tickets: $35 general admission, $29 students, seniors (65+), and MNHS members

This production is recommended for ages 13 and up.

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Sometimes There’s Wine

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get pregnant or break a hip.” When there’s wine, the stories flow – from celebration and joy to nostalgia and regret (and sometimes questionable text messages). Laugh along as you bond over life’s funny circumstances.

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Two Degrees

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
Call 6122256191
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Presented by Guthrie Theater created by PRIME Productions and ensemble
  • Drama

When paleoclimatologist Emma Phelps heads to Washington, D.C. – which some consider a hostile place for scientists – the stakes are higher than ever. She arrives on a mission to challenge some troubling shifts in environmental policy but finds herself at an intersection of the personal and political, which raises difficult questions around sex, power and doing things for profit versus public good. As she fights for change and searches for answers, Emma realizes she must thaw from her own anguish before she can save the planet and herself.

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Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$18
Call 612-816-8479
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Presented by Freshwater Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Mary is hiding in the bathroom, but not from her blind date. Precocious teenager Lucy is pushing her best friend (and soon-to-be stepmother) Jane into the bathroom to have a heart-to-heart about Lucy's father. Lydia finds herself in the bathroom holding a drenched silk blouse, considering her options.

Join us for three one-act plays that invite audiences into the most public, yet intimate, of settings. Poignant and hilarious, Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere takes place in a single evening in the posh restroom of an upscale Minneapolis bistro- a place where people celebrate life’s big moments, and encounter various crossroads in their lives - moments of celebration, distress, and transition. Sometimes, all three.

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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Underground Theatre
506 W Michigan St

$18-$20
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Underground Theatre
  • Comedy

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.

Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

  • Directed by Justin Peck
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Le Cirque Féerique (The Fairy Circus)

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Off-Leash Area Art Box
4200 East 54th Street Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Le Cirque Féerique (The Fairy Circus)
Paris, 1690, the center of culture: Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy and her non-conformist friends fight for independence and equality during the oppressive reign of King Louis XIV. Through storytelling and champagne-infused salons, these women critiqued and challenged society’s expectations for women over 100 years before the first wave of feminism. Marie-Catherine and her crew were best-selling authors in their day, and invented fairy tales as we know them. So whatever happened to these bold, groundbreaking women, and the subversive fairy tales that they spun?

TICKETS: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/15437
Sliding Scale $15-25; Students (with a valid I.D.) $10

FEATURING:
Kayla Dvorak Feld, Leif Jurgensen, Katherine Kupiecki, Sarah Modena, Katie Willer

CREATIVE TEAM:
Eva Adderley, Leazah Behrens, Emily Dendinger, David Hanzal, Kalena Johnson, Justin Leaf, Sofia Lindgren Galloway, Libby Porter, Alison Ruth, Courtney Schmitz, Maria Signorelli, Kevin Springer, Logan Verdoorn, Holly Walter

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Understood

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Soma Studios
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Trademark Theater
  • Drama

Chris and Julie are young, married, liberal, and struggling. After the bizarre disappearance of their dog Jack, their relationship fractures and sends them each on a crash course with strangers who hold vastly different worldviews. As they search for answers in a world divided by politics and unflinching beliefs, they start to wonder, “Is it ever possible to truly understand someone?”

Written by Tyler Mills
Directed by Tyler Michaels

Featuring Sasha Andreev and Adelin Phelps

SOMA STUDIOS - 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN, 55413 

OCTOBER 3rd - October 28th

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God of Carnage

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$29-$32
Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Scott Ford

In this hilarious dark comedy, a playground altercation between eleven-year old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses—and the rum flows—tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage dives into the deep end of parenthood, exploring the tense and volatile world we live in with cutting wit and poignant observations on the fragile nature of civility.

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La Rondine

7:30 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

$25-$215
Call (612)-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

La Rondine

October 6-14

COMPOSER-Giacomo Puccini

LIBRETTIST-Giuseppe Adami

Which life would you choose? This romantic and nostalgic treasure, from the composer of La Bohème, tells the charming story of an unlikely relationship between a high-society woman and a naïve, handsome poet.

 

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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

7:30 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy

Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea

This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.

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8 pm

THE VISIT

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Minnesota Transportation Museum
193 PENNSYLVANIA AVE E ST. PAUL, MN, 55130

$22-25
Call 612-724-3760
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Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THE VISIT, by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, is the most well-known play by one of the most important playwrights since the Second World War. Set in a small town that is in a deep economic depression, the townspeople await the visit of Claire Zachanassian, who was driven out of town as a young girl years ago because she was pregnant. Now the wealthiest person in the world who has just married her 8th husband, she returns to a town that desperately hopes her millions will save them. She, however, has a different agenda, returning with the mission to buy justice: she will offer the town her fortune in exchange for the life of the man who not only spurned her but rigged the public trial against her.

“In the fractious culture we find ourselves in today, the line between justice and revenge can get more and more thin. THE VISIT provides a chance to consider the complexities of that distinction, and does so in a very compelling and entertaining manner in this dark comedy,” says Artistic Director Wendy Knox.

ABOUT THE VENUE for THE VISIT: The Minnesota Transportation Museum is housed in the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, a fully functional railroad roundhouse, one of the last of its kind in the country. During winter months, the Roundhouse is a functioning work area for Museum rolling stock, often with the volunteer workforce welding, grinding and sending sparks flying. Visitors taking the escorted shop tours are often amazed at the work being performed, commenting to docents and staff that they have “…never seen anything like it.” The building was erected by the Great Northern Railway in 1907, replacing another older roundhouse. The site has been used for rail transportation since the first railroad came to Minnesota in the 1860s. The Roundhouse and surrounding grounds are a near complete display of American Industrial history from the 19th century through the mid-20th century. The roundhouse is also home to the famous Northern Pacific Railway steam engine No. 2156, best known to many Twin Cities children from the 1960s and 1970s as Casey Jones‘ steam engine, from the popular children’s program.

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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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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The Matchbox Theater

OLEANNA by David Mamet

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Matchbox Theater
5415 1/2 Nicollet Avenue S, SW Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

$10 - $25
Call 6122238664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Drama

OLEANNA, appearing at The Matchbox Theater (TMT) October 12- November 4, is a seething investigation of political correctness during a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. This dramatic play was written by Pulitzer-winning playwright, David Mamet, and stars Tara Lucchino and Paul Somers. This production is directed by TMT’s Producing Artistic Director, Douglas Stewart.

Friday/Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Reserve Tickets Recommended: https://bit.ly/OLEANNA or Call 612-223-8664. Pay what you can will be honored for any performance to any actor on a standby basis after all paid reservation patrons have been seated. You must mention the password: MINNESOTA PLAYLIST

 

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10 pm

Once Upon a G-String

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$15/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Sweet Soirée
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

When you wish upon a rhinestone, Disney Burlesque appears. The Vigilantease Collective invites you to Be Our Guest, as we Bare our Necessities. Take a Magic Carpet Ride to a Whole New World of burlesque splendor. This show will take your Disney fantasies to Infinity and Beyond!

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Interludes

10:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

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

$8
Call (612) 412-HUGE
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Presented by Denzel Belin Presents
  • Improv
  • Experimental

There’s a difference sometimes between what someone says and what someone truly thinks. In
this show, improvisers will be interpreting what's going on inside someone's brain through
abstract "interlude" segments where the players dive into the psyche and the world building of
the scene. When the “interlude” ends, you know more about what the characters are really
thinking and what their situation is. Interludes explores the tiny minutiae of the moments
between breaths with sound, movement, and interlogues.

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