Thursday, April 4, 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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12 pm

The Last Firefly

12:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

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

Pay As You Are
Call 651-789-1012
Buy tickets online

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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1 pm

Red Herring

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr Bloomington, MN 55437

$25–$29
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Comedy

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. A sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.

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7 pm

Jesus Christ Superstar

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 CIVIC CENTER DR SE

$21-31
Call 5072828481
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Presented by Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Musical

Author: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his
crucifixion, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John, Superstar follows, the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told
entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus,
Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. Well-known
songs include “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.” A true
global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and
performers.

 

 

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Evita

7:00 pm

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

$32-$35
Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama
  • Musical

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Matt McNabb

Music Direction by Louis Berg-Arnold
Choreography by Lauri Kraft

Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. Set between 1934 and 1952, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, this musical masterpiece by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is filled with well-known numbers such as “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”

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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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Carnage The Executioner’s RAVENOUS Album Release Party & Live To Eat Tour

7:30 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$12/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Presented by Carnage The Executioner
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Hip hop

Carnage The Executioner returns to Minneapolis midway through his national Live To Eat Tour to properly release his brand new album, Ravenous! Expect a dynamic range of high-energy performances from thoughtful Hip-Hop artists and classically trained live instrumentalists. Exclusive merchandise and music videos from the featured cast in BLB’s iconic setting will make this an event to remember!

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$111-34, subject to change
Call 6512244222
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Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Always look on the bright side of life. Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot lovingly winks at the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on an outrageous and laugh-filled quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few reasons why audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$15-$50
Call 877-508-7890
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

COLLIDE presents a contemporary version of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel premiering March 22- April 7 at Park Square Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, the story follows a beautiful young Dorian Gray who stumbles into an accidental photo opportunity and shoots to heights of social media fame. Disturbed that her physical beauty will deteriorate with age, Dorian wishes for eternal youth. Her wish is granted, and the photo rather than the woman degrades as she pursues a life of corruption and debauchery, reminding her that though her looks are unscathed, her soul is not. Can she still find salvation? Or is her soul trapped in the photograph?

This production features an all-female cast and music by female singer/songwriters from the 1990s to today.  Brittany Keefe (James Sewell Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet) plays the title role of Dorian Gray alongside lead dancers Heather Brockman (Ballet of the Dolls), and Chelsea Rose (Collide’s The Great Gatsby). Vocalists Katie Bradley (The Guthrie Theater) and Katie Gearty (Dakota Jazz Club) headline the band with music direction by Shannon van der Reck. The ensemble is rounded out by Rebecca Abroe, Grace Janiszewski, Grace Kidder, Betsy Nelson, Callie Rosenbaum, and Morgen Chang.

The production choreographed by Regina Peluso (Guthrie’s A Christmas Carol 2018) with direction by Michael Hanna (The Jungle Theater), Lighting by Karin Olson, Costumes by Jan Jacobsen, Sound design by David J Russ, Stage Managed by Lisa Smith and Art Design by Daniel Benoit.  

TICKET INFORMATION: The performance is 90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission and will take place in the Proscenium Theater Park Square Theatre- 20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102.

Preview: March 22 at 7:30pm

Opening: March 23 at 7:30pm

Closing: April 7 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets are available by visiting www.collidetheatrical.org or calling 877-508-7890

 

VIP Tickets: $50.00 includes reserved priority cocktail table seating, and complimentary beer/wine.

 

General Admission: $34.00

Students (With Valid ID) and Seniors (62+): $26.00

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more by emailing [email protected]

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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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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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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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A Bright Room Called Day

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Pillsbury House
3501 Chicago Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Red Bird Theatre
  • Drama

Berlin, Germany. 1932. New Year's Eve. In a comfortable apartment, friends gather to celebrate. Outside, the Weimar Republic is giving way to the rise of the Nazi party.

Manhattan, Lower East Side. 1984. A woman holes up in her shoe box apartment and sends hate mail to the president. Haunted by the past, she fears the seeds of fascism being sown in her own backyard. 

In the face of fear, hatred, nationalism, and lies, what do we do? How do we respond? And are we prepared to do what is required?

Featuring: Kenzi Allen, Lauren Rae Anderson, Barbra Berlovitz, Paul de Cordova*, Pedro Juan Fonseca, Delta Rae Giordano, Alex Barreto Hathaway, Leif Jurgensen, Kalen Rainbow Kier, Kimberly Richardson*, Shelby Richardson, Siddeequah Shabazz, Maria Signorelli, Justin Spooner, and Mike Wangen.

(*denotes Actors Equity Association member)

 

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8 pm

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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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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