Thursday, March 21, 2019

10 am

The Last Firefly

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 N Victoria St, St Paul, MN 55104

Pay As You Are
Call 651-789-1012
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Presented by Theater Mu & SteppingStone Theatre
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

It begins with light and a flash. Then comes a sound, a pulse, a beat, a crash like a giant hammer smashing through the sky. The fantastic story of Boom, the child of Thunder, is a mythical adventure about discovering one’s inner strength. After being forced out of the home at the hand of a cruel stepfather, Boom sets out on a journey of self-discovery where battles against forces of nature are courageously fought. Along the way, Boom encounters conflicts with animals of an enchanted forest. This epic tale combines Japanese fairy tales and folklore to create an exciting theatrical experience for young audiences.

Recommended for ages 8+

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OWL MOON

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

OWL MOON

OUR ORIGINAL DANCE COLLABORATION RETURNS

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24, 2019
ALL AGES

Based on the book by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by John Schoenherr

“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope.” In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we are bringing back the magical production that started our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance. Journey with us into the magnificent wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Surprises abound behind every tree in this ballet-inspired story adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr.

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12 pm

OWL MOON

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

OWL MOON

OUR ORIGINAL DANCE COLLABORATION RETURNS

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24, 2019
ALL AGES

Based on the book by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by John Schoenherr

“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope.” In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we are bringing back the magical production that started our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance. Journey with us into the magnificent wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Surprises abound behind every tree in this ballet-inspired story adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr.

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5 pm

Now Accepting Naked Stages Applications!

5:00 pm

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South, MPLS 55407

Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre
  • Experimental

Naked Stages, a 7-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is accepting applications for 2019/20. Three emerging artists will be selected. Applications due Monday, April 1st by 5 PM.

The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools to opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.

More info & application: https://bit.ly/2RLrNDg

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7 pm

Story Club Minneapolis

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$8-$15 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Amy Salloway
  • Storytelling

Story Club Minneapolis is a live monthly storytelling show featuring both an open mic segment and a curated set of performers from all over the Twin Cities arts scene and beyond. Story Club showcases true, autobiographical stories -- especially stories that are bold, vulnerable, unexpected, and connected to the complexity of our cultural environment. No two Story Club evenings are ever alike, but each month when we wrap up the show, we feel like we’ve witnessed a new, unique little community coming together. Featured Storytellers: Klark Eversman and Heidi Arneson.

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Noir She Didn't

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$60
Call 8886432583
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  • Comedy
  • Improv

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller!

Plan your very own private event with us!

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

7:30 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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in a word

7:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $20
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company
  • Drama

It’s been two years since Fiona and Guy’s son Tristan disappeared, and while Fiona endlessly travels through her memories of him, Guy’s frustration and inability to understand her grows. Along the way, the two lose their ability to speak plainly. Familiar phrases start to jumble and change meaning—somber words become punchlines and reassuring words lose their solace. By turns playful, tragic and vulnerable, Lauren Yee’s in a word explores how the language we use changes our reality and shows us that dealing with loss is a lifelong process.

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Bakersfield Mist

7:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $20
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In the rundown Sagebrush trailer park, Maude believes she has found the deal of a lifetime at a yard sale: an authentic Jackson Pollock painting. When an art critic from NYC is brought in to appraise the piece, sparks fly in this hilarious and provocative play. 

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The 3rd Annual What She Said Festival

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$20
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Underground Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

The celebration of original one-acts returns for its third year!

Written by women from all over the country, directed by women from across the Twin Ports, and performed by local community actors, this short play festival highlights the female voice and everything it has to say.

The past first and second year of this festival attracted more than 250 submissions, and this pool will be narrowed down to 6-8 for performance. Each selected piece is an unpublished, original one-act or monologue, and will be a non-musical script.

  • Standard Ticket: $20
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Cyrano de Bergerac

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 6122256191
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Cyrano de Bergerac is the full package: he’s a poet, playwright and consummate swordsman. The only thing standing in the way of declaring his love for Roxane is his grotesquely large nose. When Roxane confesses that she’s fallen for a handsome young cadet named Christian, Cyrano takes him under his wing, adds brains to his beauty and, through Christian, expresses his own feelings to Roxane without her suspecting a thing. Wit, wordplay and rousing passion make this a heroic comedy for the ages.

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SHE PERSISTS: THE GREAT DIVIDE III

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Pillsbury House + Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407

Sliding Scale $5-25
Call (612) 825 - 0459

Presented by Pillsbury House + Theatre
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Five short plays by Cristina Florencia Castro, Casey Llewellyn, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, Philana
Omorotionmwan & Aamera Siddiqui
Directed by Noël Raymond
TWO WEEKS ONLY: March 13 - 24
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sundays at 3 PM

In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault. For the first time in years, Roe v. Wade fell into constitutional danger. At the same time, the #metoo movement sparked a national dialogue around power and consent, and record numbers of women ran for public office and won. In a country continuing to fracture along political fault lines, women were on the frontlines of the divide. Following the tradition of The Great Divide I & II, Pillsbury House Theatre has commissioned five short plays on the state of women in the current political climate. Featuring all-women playwrights, actresses, and production staff, She Persists: The Great Divide III is a theatrical experience by, for, and about women.

 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at pillsburyhousetheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (612) 825 - 0459.

 

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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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THE BELDENVILLE TROLL

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

"Fol De Rol Rol, said the big old Troll..."

Welcome to Beldenville, Maine, where townsfolk scoff at the legend of a troll who lives in the old train tunnel—until one dark night a child vanishes and is never seen again. This new Open Eye premiere is an imaginative, visually rich theatre piece that uses live actors, puppetry, and a wild array of animated objects to explore the uncanny events occurring in a small town, and how the inhabitants cope with a troublesome stranger in their midst. Mythic, mysterious, and full of frights and laughs, THE BELDENVILLE TROLL is a modern fable about a childhood’s end, and adulthood’s beginning.

VISIT THE MUSEUM!

The Open Eye gallery will feature an exhibit of vintage photography and artifacts from Beldenville, including some rare troll bones on loan from the village historical society that audiences can explore before and after the show.

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School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

MARCH 16 - APRIL 14, 2019

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

by Jocelyn Bioh
directed by Shá Cage

WINNER OF A 2018 LORTEL AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’s PICK

The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and the previously hive-minded students. Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

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The Fix

7:30 pm

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

425-$215
Call (612)-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

The Fix

March 16-24

COMPOSER-Joel Puckett

LIBRETTIST-Eric Simonson

Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

 

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WOUNSPE WANKTYA - A COLLEGE EDUCATION

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can at the door. Advance are $25.
Call 612-367-7639
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Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Follow the story of Tashina and Tiffany, two Lakota freshmen in college, when they decide to sew a sacred dress to help them get through their four years of school as they experience the good, the bad, the funny, and the spiritual.

*Only 40 tickets available every night.

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8 pm

The Cradle Will Rock

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street Saint Paul, MN 55114

$25 - $30
Call 612-724-3760
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Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A play in music written in 1937, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Marc Blitzstein is set in Steeltown, USA. Mr. Mister, the corporate magnate, has bought up (or paid off) every sector of the community: the church, the press, the university, the artists. A prostitute arrives in Steeltown, and is immediately picked up for soliciting. Hauled into night court, she is befriended by a derelict pharmacist, who explains that all the others (who have been hauled in mistakenly) are as guilty of selling themselves as she is. Through flashback and song, the piece illustrates how each of the civic leaders sold out to Mr. Mister, with the exception of Larry Foreman, a union organizer who is attempting to get the whole town to organize.

One of the first pro-union musicals written in this country, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, directed by Orson Welles, was premiered by the Federal Theatre Project. This first production was legendary (the context for the original production is explored brilliantly in Tim Robbins film of the same name). Just before opening night, the company received word that budget cuts would prevent the show from opening and the artists were padlocked out of the building. In a historic display of the show must go on, the company and audience marched 20 blocks to a theatre that the company had secured, along with a rented piano, and the show did go on.

Directed by Wendy Knox
Musical Direction by Sonja Thompson

CAST: Sasha Andreev, Maria Asp, Kate Beahen, Bob Beverage, Hector Chavarria, Gillian Constable, John Cutler, JP Fitzgibbons, Thalia Kostman, Molly Sue McDonald, Chelsie Newhard, Cameron Reeves, Scotty Reynolds, Carl Schoenborn, Joe Nathan Thomas, David Wasserman, Allison Witham

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Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

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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