Sunday, July 21, 2019

11 am

Paw prints lead to a black and white sketch of a happy looking shaggy dog looking over his shoulder at the viewer

Off Leash

11:00 am
Runs 30 minutes

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha
Playable Artworks booth, 3656 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Free ($3 - $15 suggested donation)

Presented by Playable Artworks
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Join Playable Artworks at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha for this world premiere interactive experience!

Noodle the dog has lost his human. The human left clues to where she went, but Noodle needs some help to collect the clues and find her. Help this poor pup by using a smartphone app to visit destinations along Minnehaha Avenue and collect clues to solve the puzzle. You’re Noodle’s only hope!

Off Leash takes you on an exciting adventure to solve a mystery. Wear comfy shoes, bring your charged cell phone, and dress for the weather, because it’s time for Open Streets!

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha
3656 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Free ($3-$15 suggested donation)
No reservations needed

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1 pm

Peter and the Starcatcher

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A magical land of fairytales. Adventure on the high seas. Lost orphans and scurvy pirates. Before “second star to the right and straight on ’til morning,” Peter Pan was just a lonely boy. That is, until he meets Apprentice Starcatcher Molly Aster, desperately trying to keep the magical Star Stuff out of the hands of the nefarious Black Stache. This hilarious, bold, and wondrous saga blows the dust off a classic favorite and invites us all on a trip down memory lane.

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2 pm

Jeeves Takes a Bow

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

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

Bertie Wooster brings his charms to America! Our hapless hero ventures across the pond, bringing only his handsome fortune, his remarkable manservant Jeeves – and, of course, his talent for trouble. He’s soon mixed up with a Broadway chorus girl, the gangster “Knuckles” McCann, and even gets engaged by mistake to the meddling Vivienne Duckworth. Can even the stalwart Jeeves save Bertie from himself this time?

Directed by Dann Peterson, the cast includes: John Adler, Aaron Henry, Grant Hooyer, Hannah Steblay, David Tufford, and Laura Weiher.

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8:20 Dance Company Performance/Workshop

2:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Closing night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by 8:20 Dance Company
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

8:20 Dance Company will be previewing a portion of their full length work coming May 2020. They will be performing in collaboration with other students and dancers at the end of their week long workshop. More info available on our website.

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Grease

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

$35-$50
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with this original rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Join the Rydell High School class of 1959 including head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski as they try to relive their summer romance along with the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, and the rest of the gang singing their way through such classic hits as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin’” and many more favorites, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley .

  • Directed by Amber Burns
  • Presenting Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management (Bubalo Lawien and Meese Family Wealth Group)
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (ages 25 & under): $25 at the door with valid Student ID the night of a performance only.
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb

2:00 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 Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time – Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient. Austene Van directs the Twin Cities Premiere of Christie’s three mysteries.

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Stinkers

2:00 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

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

JULY 20 - AUGUST 18, 2019

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

by Josh Tobiessen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Two adorable kids? Check. One stay-at-home dad? Check. One felonious Meemaw? Check. This season reunites the much-loved writer/director team from our 2017 hit Lone Star Spirits, Josh Tobiessen and Sarah Rasmussen. Joining them is local favorite Sally Wingert, returning to the Jungle after almost 15 years. This exceptional creative team will brilliantly capture the humanity of parenting and the complexity of life’s balances.

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Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant

2:00 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
  • Musical

Described as Avenue Q meets The Book of Mormon with a little bit of Heathers mixed in, this newly created musical satire reflects the quirks of small town life. In 1997, a contestant died onstage and permanently ended the popular Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant. Twenty years later, Frannie Foster Wallace still blames all her life failures on losing the chance to become Jefferson’s Sparkling Junior Champion. Until now. Let the rematch begin! Laura Leffler directs this world premiere by Keith Hovis.

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Come see Annie in Forest Lake

2:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Forest Lake High School
6101 Scandia Trail North Forest Lake, MN 55025

$10 - $15
Call 651-464-5823
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Presented by Masquers Theatre
  • Musical

Show runs Fri-Sun, July 12-28 with a Pay What You Can Preview night on Thursday July 11. 

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musicaltheatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil plans... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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Legally Blonde The Musical

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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Nell Benjamin & Laurence O'Keefe
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture
Directed by Ben Thietje

Music Direction by Anthony J. Sofie
Choreography by Lauri Kraft

Based on the well-loved movie, this high-energy musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

After sorority president Elle is dumped by her boyfriend Warner for Harvard Law School and a more serious girlfriend, she decides she will do anything to win him back, even if it means going to Harvard Law herself. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. But, with the help of her sorority sisters and one really cute teaching assistant—Elle defies expectations and beats her adversaries at their own game, all while staying true to her fabulous self.

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Ruthless!

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, Minnesota

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Returning by popular demand, "Ruthless" is a hilarious musical that has been an off-broadway smash hit since premiering in 1992, and was a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winner.  This all-female production spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve.  It is the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady! This production features some of the leading ladies of the Twin Cities stage!  This is a show not to be missed!

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3 pm

Big Fish

3:00 pm

Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan, MN 55123

$10-$15
Call 651-683-6964
Buy tickets online

Presented by Eagan Summer Community Theatre
  • Musical

This summer, Eagan Summer Community Theatre invites you to the musical spectacular Big Fish! Come prepared for tales of witches, giants, and mermaids, and a fantastically moving story about family and growing up.

July 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20. 24, 25, 26, & 27 at 7:00 p.m.
July 14 and 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Free senior citizen preview: July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Seating is general admission. No reservation is necessary. 

Ticket sales go live Friday, June 14. Order from the Eagan High School box office either online or by phone.

PRODUCTION TEAM

PRODUCER  Dr. Polly Reikowski
DIRECTOR  Jodene Wartman
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  John Ratzlaff
STAGE MANAGER  Rachael Norton
VOCAL DIRECTOR  Jim Cox
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR  Brett Benson
CHOREOGRAPHER  Megan Kelly Hubble
ASST. CHOREOGRAPHER  Emily Roth
COSTUME DESIGNER  Suzanna Schneider
PROJECTION DESIGNER  Jackson Cobb
PROP DESIGNER  Joshua Hamness
SCENIC ARTIST  Angelique Powers
MASTER CARPENTER  Jay Beal

CAST

EDWARD BLOOM  Quinn Forest Masterson
WILL BLOOM  Ryan Niedenthal
SANDY TEMPLETON  Katie Anderson
YOUNG WILL  Everett Parker
JOSEPHINE BLOOM  Sam Hull
KARL  Ryan Huling
AMOS CALLOWAY  Ben Habegger
DON PRICE  Josh Mathiowetz
THE WITCH  McKenna Barker
JENNY HILL  Meghan Hayes
MERMAID  Johanna Engebrettson
DR. BENNETT/JUDGE  Dan Stephans
ZACKY PRICE  Cooper Swanson
MAYOR/GENERAL  Nick Lane
FISHERMAN  Caleb Hustedde

HUNTER  David Alseth
BARBER  Rich Brown
SHARE CROPPER  Kevin Tran
RED FANG  Steve Xiaaj
LITTLE GIRL  Dani Fraher
BAKER  Katherine Brown
GROCER  James Eiden
AERIALIST  Taylor Wentworth

LITTLE LAMBS  Maddie Sell, Olivia Sell, Emma Sell, Beth Ryan, Kaitlyn McLellan
FAMILY  Anne Estes, Evelyn Gore, James Eiden
NURSES  Cami Sharratt, Morgan Abel
TEACHER/PUPIL  Karen Van Siche, Evelyn Gore, Amber Brown
CHEERLEADERS  Omalara Aguda, Emily Afdahl, Kayla Faulkner, Lizzie Grey, Anna Dale
COLLEGE CO-EDS  David Alseth, Timmy Lyne, Finn Wallace
SORORITY CO-EDS  Morgan Abel, Hannah Johnson, Cami Sharratt, Mara Currens, Carrie Dierkes, Kaitlyn McLellan
SPECIALTY DANCERS (WITCHES)  Emily Roth, Emma Sell, Olivia Sell, Maddie Sell, Mara Currens, Anna Dale, Beth Ryan, McKenzie Thelen, Morgan Abel, Kayla Faulkner, Omolara Aguda, Meg Forse, Hannah Johnson
SPECIALTY DANCERS (USO TAP)  Emily Afdahl, Beth Ryan, Emma Sell, Maddie Sell, Olivia Sell, Lizzie Grey, Anna Dale, Annie Estes, Emily Roth, Cooper Swanson, Caleb Hustedde
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS  Steve Ziaaj, Hann Paulson, Ashlyn Cox, Jackson Henry, James Eiden, Rich Brown, Taylor Wentworth, Brady Amundsen, Kevin Tran, Amber Brown, Danielle Faher, Evelyn Gore, Kathleen Brown, Cami Sharratt, Caleb Hustedde, Timmy Lyne, David Alseth, Cooper Swanson, Karen Van Sich, Nick Lane, Carrie Dierkes, Finn Wallace

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Samuel J & K

3:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street Annex Building Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Samuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom

Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari

Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name.

Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood.

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6 pm

The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

6:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Outdoor Theatre Complex, Century College West Campus
3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$15.00-$20.00
Call 6517795818

Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Comedy

At the start of the play, young Proteus only has eyes for Julia. However, on a trip to Milan, one look at the cool and confident Silvia changes everything. Now Proteus is head-over-heels with his best friend’s girl, but Julia is determined not to fade into the background. Competitive wooers, a cross-dressing heroine, and a nighttime escape make this, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, a fun adventure for all audiences. (Tickets available at the ticket booth prior to performance/No reservation necessary).  Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper to the performance.  

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Mamma Mia!

6:30 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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7 pm

Mini Plays for Minneapolis (+ St. Paul)

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St. Minneapolis 55408

$14/$10 in advance or with student ID
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Hedge Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

From the Minnesota Goodbye to queer narratives to public transit, “Mini Plays for Minneapolis (+ St. Paul)” showcases a series of new works from emerging playwrights across the Twin Cities. With a team of entirely young artists, Hedge Theatre presents their own take on where the Twin Cities are at, where they’re going, and what they need to hear.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $14/$10 in advance or with student ID

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

various park locations

Free
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

For the sixth consecutive summer, CAE presents free Shakespeare in our Twin Cities parks. This year: The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lighthearted comedy we're setting in the colorful mid-1960s

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Papke
June 21 - July 21

Friday, June 21, 7pm: Lake Harriet Rose Gardens (Lyndale Park)
Saturday, June 22, 7pm: Lake of the Isles (Newton Ave. S. and West Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Minneapolis)
Sunday, June 23, 2pm: Grandview Park, South St. Paul
Friday, June 28, 7pm: Matthews Park, Minneapolis
Saturday, June 29, 7pm: Lake of the Isles (Newton Ave. S. and West Lake of the Isles Pkwy)
Sunday, June 30, 7pm: Town Green Park, Maple Grove
Friday, July 5, 7pm: Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St Louis Park
Saturday, June 6, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 7, 7pm: Centennial Lakes Park Amphitheater, Edina
Thursday, July 11, 7pm:  St. Clement's Church, St Paul
Friday, July 12, 7pm:  Como Park (W. Como Blvd & N. Churchill St)
Saturday, July 13, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 14, 2pm: Raspberry Island, St. Paul
Thursday, July 18, 7pm: Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 19, 7pm: Newell Park, St Paul
Saturday, July 20, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 21, 7pm: Loring Park, Minneapolis

Featuring
Clare Boyd, Cody Carlson, Theo Ebarb, Bridget Foy, Lolly Foy, Jacob Hooper, Justin Hooper, Timothy Kelly, Robb Krueger, Kyle Marks, Eli Sibley, Alice Tibbetts, Alan Tilson, Daniel Kristian Vopava, and Joe Wiener

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Guys and Dolls

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $78
Call 6123772224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

New York City’s infamous gambler Nathan Detroit has set his sights on the biggest craps game of his career while Adelaide, his fiancée of 14 years, longs for a wedding. Master gambler Sky Masterson woos uptight missionary Sarah Brown despite the obvious problems inherent in their relationship. Gambling in luck and love from Times Square to Havana, this classic musical boasts colorful characters and a brassy score, featuring “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament.” It’s a surefire win.

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SISTERS OF SWING: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN 55109

$10 - $30
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Maplewood Area Historical Society
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Maplewood Area Historical Society is on a mission to make its historic barn a professional summertime theatre venue. In July they embark on their third annual summer show, and this time it’s SISTERS OF SWING: The Story of the Andrews Sisters, written by Minnesota playwrights Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage. The story follows Minnesota-born sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews as they began their recording career in the ‘30s, rose to stardom entertaining American GIs in WWII, and walked a winding path to success which gained them more top 10 hits than the Beatles. The show includes over 20 crowd-pleasing hit songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” Joy Donley, the show’s director, is also part-time operations director for the Society. She is excited about creating space to interact with Minnesota history through theatre. “History is sometimes a hard-sell,” she says, “but theatre gives history breath and skin,” she says.

Added features at this event include:

  • Swing dances (including an instructor) after the Saturday night performances
  • An exhibition of Andrews Sisters memorabilia and World War II artifacts
  • USO “Stage Door Canteen”-inspired concessions
  • Audio-described performance on July 20th
  • Pre-show scavenger hunt and lawn games
  • Ticket discounts for young adults, ages 13-24

The cast features Haley Haupt (Patty), Sarah DeYong (Maxene), Claire Repp (LaVerne), Greg Eiden (Various roles including Bing Crosby), and Michael Pearce Donley (Vic Shoen). The band features Christopher Erickson (string bass), Adam Gauger (drums) and is led by Michael Pearce Donley (piano). The creative team includes Joy Donley (director), Michael Pearce Donley (musical director), Meg Zauner (choreographer), Diane Beal (costume design), Nathan Farley (set and props design) and Sarah D. Pierucki (lighting design and stage manager). Grace Dunavan is the stage hand and will be appearing as “Rosie the Riveter.” The show is written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage, based on an idea by Ron Peluso, with musical arrangements and continuity by Raymond Berg.

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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    Stinkers

    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
    • Comedy
    • Storytelling

    JULY 20 - AUGUST 18, 2019

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

    by Josh Tobiessen
    directed by Sarah Rasmussen

    Two adorable kids? Check. One stay-at-home dad? Check. One felonious Meemaw? Check. This season reunites the much-loved writer/director team from our 2017 hit Lone Star Spirits, Josh Tobiessen and Sarah Rasmussen. Joining them is local favorite Sally Wingert, returning to the Jungle after almost 15 years. This exceptional creative team will brilliantly capture the humanity of parenting and the complexity of life’s balances.

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