Friday, March 1, 2019

7 pm

"Willy Wonka Jr."

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$13-$25
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Children's Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

Famed and reclusive chocolate maker Willy Wonka holds a worldwide contest in which those lucky enough to find one of five golden tickets in their chocolate bar win a trip to his mysterious factory. Young Charlie Bucket, his Grandpa Joe, and four pairs of spoiled children and their parents take a wild journey through the incredible factory, guided by the eccentric and lovable candy man.

Dahl’s timeless story of Willy Wonka and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder. The memorable score includes “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “Oompa Loompa,” and “I Want it Now” by Academy and Grammy award-winners Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

John H. Potter will direct, Erin Maher is the music director, and Mackenzie Lewis is the choreographer. They most recently staged Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr.

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Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot

7:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW Austin, MN 55912

$0.00 - $13.00
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy

Danger and hilarity are non-stop in this murderously funny whodunit set during the Christmas holidays in 1936. Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role as Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

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What Guys REALLY Want

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Multiple venues

$15 or Pay-as-you-can
Call 612-405-2598
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Presented by Chain Reaction Theatre Project
  • Drama

The world premiere of “What Guys Really Want” features true, heartfelt stories of masculinity told from the male perspective and portrayed through a series of gripping vignettes.

The narrow definition of masculinity in our society creates a tremendous challenge for boys and men to be their true, authentic selves. Boys and men are inundated with negative messages from the media, movies, music, peers and family, as to how they should act and behave. Often these expectations contradict their true feelings.

This production raises awareness and creates a conversation about how masculinity is shaped and formed amongst boys and men — too often in an unhealthy way — and how we as a community can change that.

As with all productions, Chain Reaction Theatre Project is partnering with local social services organizations to spark discussion and inspire community action around the issues central to the play.

CREATED and DIRECTED by Shelley Smith with many contributing writers.

FEATURING: Naved Baysudee, Emily Carlson, Justin Cervantes, Elizabeth Efteland, Nolan Henningson, Mai See Lee, Eric Marinus, Jordan Mitchell and Evan Slack.

Performance Dates and Times: 

Saturday, 2/9, 7 pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David’s Road, Minnetonka

Sunday, 2/10, 3 pm, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Friday, 2/15, 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. S., Bloomington

Sunday, 2/17, 6:30 pm, ARTS-Us, 1221 Marshall Ave., St. Paul (in partnership with Breaking Free)

Thursday, 2/21, 6:30 pm, Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie (in partnership with the Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission)

Sunday, 2/24, 3pm, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Road, NW, Prior Lake

Thursday, 2/28, 7 pm, Cornerstone Advocacy, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington

Sunday, 3/1, 7 pm, Saints Mary and Martha Episcopal Church,  4180 Lexington Ave S, Eagan,

Sunday, 3/3, 3 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake

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Love Comics

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN

$19-$22
Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This campy live-action comic book musical spoofs the teen romance comics of the 1940s and ‘50s. Four hapless romantics fall in and out of love with each other through a madcap array of bizarre adventures and encounters. With each turned page of ‘True Love’ Volume 3, Issue 5, they learn the DOs and DON’Ts of dating. Love Comics will open at Bryant-Lake Bowl February 8, 2019 – just in time for Valentine’s Day – and run through March 2, 2019, with added performances for Valentine’s Day weekend! All performances of Love Comics are at 7:00 p.m. at Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Individual tickets for are $19 in advance or $22 at the door. You can purchase tickets online or by calling Bryant-Lake Bowl at 612-825-8949. 

Season tickets, which also include MMT's spring production of Be More Chill at Illusion Theater, April 5-28, 2019, are available for $45 per ticket at www.aboutmmt.org

Love Comics is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

CAST

Amanda Marie Mai - Andrea
Yvonne Freese - Felice
Zach Hays - Troy
Adam Rousar - Kyle

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The Diary of Anne Frank

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Cross Winds United Methodist Church
15051 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Drama

One of the most compelling stories to come out the Second World War and the Holocaust, The Diary of Anne Frank is a remarkable work of hope in the midst of great tragedy. Join CCP this winter as we mark the passing of 75 years since Anne Frank and her family were in hidding.

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As You Like It

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In this charming romantic comedy that centers on Rosalind and Orlando, everything seems to get turned around: lords and ladies are banished from court, brothers are at odds and guises abound in the Forest of Arden. Set in the here and now with the same great Shakespeare text, this amusing and often-musical world of royalty, rebels and clowns comes together in the end to celebrate four weddings between some of the Bard’s most beloved characters.

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Sense and Sensibility

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
  • Comedy

By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Natalie Novacek

When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Called an “unconditional delight” and “a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen” by the New York Times, this playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. 

Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions to societal pressures—both reasonable and ridiculous. 

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Into the Woods at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$40
Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Brian Bose, Aimee Bryant, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson Kelley, Rajané Katurah, Jim Lichtscheidl, Ben Lohrberg, Elizabeth Reese, and Austene Van

This beloved musical takes us into the magical world of familiar fairy tales, where characters strive to make their wishes come true with one of the funniest scores ever written.

Open Book Feb 21-23, Feb 28 - Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 21-24
North Garden Theater Feb 24, Mar 7-10, 14-16

Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows at 7:30pm.

Sunday shows at 4pm.

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8

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The LAB Theater
700 N 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$17-$20
Call 612-333-7977
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Presented by Alternative Motion Project
  • Dance

Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees come together for their first choreographic collaboration featuring epic live music by Grand Symphonic Winds with Special Guest, world-renowned Soprano, Lindsay Kesselman. 8 features a wide-ranging night of all-new contemporary dance from 4 distinct choreographers, including Guest Artist Laura Selle Virtucio and Company Member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, sure to bring something compelling for every audience member in AMP's 8th Season.

 

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Flowers for the Room

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Musical

FLOWERS FOR THE ROOM | a new musical

book by Jessica Lind Peterson
lyrics by Blake Thomas
music by Blake Thomas and Matt Riehle
directed by Jason Peterson
musical direction by Matt Riele

FEBRUARY 1st – MARCH 3rd, 2019

Allison and Jake have only just begun their new lives when a tragic accident changes everything. Trapped inside her own mind, Allison (Jessica Lind Peterson) hears the world around her, but the world cannot hear her. Julie (Norah Long), a recently divorced social worker and reluctant medium, attempts to convince Allison to hold on. Magic meets mundane as the unconscious mind collides with the reality of hospital life. As days turn to weeks, Jake (Zachary Stofer) loses hope of getting his wife back and both must decide whether to continue the fight, or to finally let each other go. With a story by award-winning playwright Jessica Lind Peterson (String, Miracle on Christmas Lake) and a gorgeous original score by contemporary folk sensation Blake Thomas, Flowers for the Room is a stunning new musical about human resilience and the power of choice.

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Wed. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Sun. @ 2:00pm
Added Wed. matinee, Feb. 13th @ 2:00pm
Added Sat. matinees Feb. 23rd & Mar. 2nd @ 2:00pm

ASL performance: Sun., Feb. 17th @ 2pm

TICKET PRICES
Wed. $23 | Thurs. $23 | Fri. $27 | Sat. $27 | Sat. & Sun. matinees $25

Students, seniors 60 & up and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off these prices.

Cast: Jessica Lind Peterson, Zachary Stofer, Norah Long,* Kendall Anne Thompson,* Daniel S. Hines,* Matt Riehle, & Blake Thomas

Age recommendation
We recommend children be 12+.

Content advisory
This production contains strong language. Please contact our box office for more details.

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The Skin of Our Teeth

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Proscenieum Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Girl Friday Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence
  • Comedy

Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize, this theatrical masterpiece by Thornton Wilder is an optimistic tribute to the invincibility of the human spirit. Meet the Antrobus family of contemporary and prehistoric New Jersey. Ice, floods, war, family strife, political conventions … the Antrobus family has survived through eons of calamity with their hope intact. Girl Friday Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence, brings its signature large ensemble cast to this comedy of epic proportions directed and designed by Joel Sass. Did we mention the dinosaur and mammoth?

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Benevolence

7:30 pm

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

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

A World Premiere

By Ifa Bayeza

Directed by Talvin Wilks

A small, segregated town is about to be turned upside down as fate brings a young boy from Chicago to a candy counter in Money, Mississippi. The second play in Ifa Bayeza’s powerful

trilogy about Emmett Till, benevolence is a haunting, unforgettable portrait of the collateral damage surrounding a case that gained international attention and sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Penumbra produced Bayeza’s award-winning The Ballad of Emmett Till in 2014

to critical acclaim. Join us for this second chapter as we open ritual space to remember and reconnect our hearts with our history in service of a better tomorrow.

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Line of Sight

Off Leash Art Box
The Off Leash Area Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

Line of Sight by Shannon TL Kearns Directed by Ashley Hovell and Anthony Neuman

Alex hates everything. He hates school. He hates being bullied by his classmates and teachers. He hates that his parents don’t accept him and keep trying to fix him. He hates how alone he feels. But what if Alex is more powerful than he thinks? In the midst of a tragic event, Alex discovers something supernatural inside of him that he didn’t know was there. But will it be enough to change what needs to change?

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Antigone

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's 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
  • Drama

The story begins with a motionless tableau, the actors frozen in mid-action, their faces conjuring an ancient frieze. At the snap of fingers, the spell is broken and the statues spring to life. And so, this classic story of civil disobedience unfolds. Director Meagan Kedrowski adapts Sophocles’ timeless tragedy with help from the Ensembles. Kedrowski’s “thoughtful approach juxtaposes the rituals of fate and sacrifice against the wounded family dynamic at the heart of this play. The results are powerful.” (Star Tribune)

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I Hate Hamlet

7:30 pm

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112

$6-$11
Call 6516386333
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Presented by Bethel University
  • Drama

As a celebrated TV star, Andrew Rally seems to have everything… everything, except respect as an artist. When offered the role of Hamlet in Central Park, he takes a chance and moves to New York. For inspiration, he rents the apartment of the late John Barrymore–famous and infamous actor of the early 20th century, renowned for his portrayal of Hamlet. Everything seems perfect… everything, except his girlfriend troubles, his agent troubles, and the fact that he hates Hamlet. When the swaggering, sword-wielding ghost of Barrymore shows up to help, chaos and comedy ensues. Come join in the laughter and the love of I Hate Hamlet.

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

7:30 pm
Runs 165 minutes

Century College
3401 Century Ave. N

$10-$12
Call 651-779-3475
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Drama

Tennessee Williams’ modern classic play A Streetcar Named Desire is considered to be one of the greatest plays written in over 2500 years. The passions, conflicts, illusions, and game-playing tactics are only some of the actions that take place in this multi-layered, brilliantly written masterpiece that has held audiences engaged and spellbound throughout its many productions worldwide. The character of Blanche du Bois has become one of the iconic and most prized dramatic characters in all of time. Her contentious, yet stimulated relationship with the play’s other iconic character, Stanley Kowalski, sets the stage for a dramatic event like no other. Join us for our wonderful performance of this play, which we are producing in a very intimate audience-actor environment. Get ready for a production of this famed play that you will remember for a very long time!  The Century College Theatre Company (supported by the State of Minnesota's Century College) has become a theatre production company which casts great talent from throughout the Twin Cities area and produces high quality & challening plays and musicals in a professional manner. Our production of this modern classic- of-all-classics is no exception. Tickets are on sale at www.showtix4U.com and at the door (although with this production's up-close and intimate staging, seating is limited to 99 seats, so it is suggested to purchase the tickets in advance).

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The Government Inspector

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

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

When the crooked citizens of a small village learn that the government is sending an undercover inspector to root out corruption, they prepare for his visit with a web of bribery and lies – when a case of mistaken identity sends the whole town into a panic. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Gogol’s classic farce is a hilarious reminder of the timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery. “One part farce, one part slapstick, this naughty, frothy play is wholly entertaining” –Mpls. Star Tribune

For a list of the company members, visit: http://www.theatreintheround.org/new-homepage/on-stage/inspector/more/

 

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Newsies

7:30 pm

Beverly and John Lord Knight Performance Hall
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave North St. Paul, MN 55113

$12-$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by The University of Northwestern - St. Paul
  • Musical
  • Dance

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score and classic songs such as “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe.” 

Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Disney Newsies The Broadway Musical 

 

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8 pm

Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

  • Opening night

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$20-$36
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s hilarious new sketch comedy show exploring dating, relationships, and love in the time of dating apps.

Love and Other Social Diseases is Brave New Workshop’s 300th show, and you know what they say: 300th time’s the charm – in shows and Tinder matches!

Starring the brilliant Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Heather Meyer, Ryan Nelson, and Tom Reed, with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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9 pm

Attenborough: The Improvised Wildlife Documentary

9:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Opening night

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S

$10 in advance, $12 at the door
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Presented by HUGE Improv Theater
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Ever since wildlife first appeared on the planet earth almost 4 billion years ago people have enjoyed making documentaries about it. Using the latest in improvisational technology, come experience the majestic wonders of the animal kingdom as you never have before…
Whether searching for food, caring for offspring, or jumping in narrated slow motion, natural history films unite us all. Prepare to be awestruck by Attenborough: The Improvised Wildlife Documentary.

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10 pm

Double Bill: "The Monica Meditations" / "Brandi Alexander"

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$10-$15 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Created and Performed by Paige Collette / Tatiana Pavela
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Two incredible one-woman shows. Paige Collette's "The Monica Meditations" is a comedy about tragedy. In the 1990s, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky began an affair, and ever since, Paige Collette has been obsessed. A hilariously empathetic exploration of public scandal and private heartbreak. Tatiana Pavela's "Brandi Alexander" is a tragedy about comedy. It's 1987, and Brandi is prepping for her big return to stand-up. Her first comeback gig? Opening for the man who assaulted her. Welcome to stand-up gone radically wrong.

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