Thursday, August 8, 2019

9 am

Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH – Theatre for the Very Young

9:00 am
Runs 45 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

Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH  –  Theatre for the Very Young

OUR LITTLEST GUESTS ENGAGE IN MEASURING A SONG
WORLD PREMIERE

AUGUST 7 – AUGUST 25, 2019
AGES 0-5

Leo Lionni’s Inch By Inch

Our Theatre for the Very Young Series continues in August 2019 with our world premiere of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott winning book, Inch By Inch. Our youngest theatre goers will be immersed in the whimsical and sweet story that dares to ask, “Can a song be measured?” Our littlest patrons will meet up with our winsome inchworm who can measure anything under the sun. They will  then help him cleverly solve the dilemma of how to measure the song of the hungry nightingale.

CAST

Anja Arora (Toucan), Jenna Dierke (Hummingbird), Mia Dougherty (Nightingale), Lucy Dreher (Toucan), Emily Huggett (Inchie), Emily May (Pheasant), Alanna Nyberg (Flamingo), Tanner  Odd (Heron), Matt Ouren (Musician), Lilie Rankin (Robin), Jon Schumacher (Hummingbird)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, STAGE MANAGER – Emily Sullivan, PLAYWRIGHT – Katharine Benyo, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler, COSTUME ASSISTANT – Keegan Mahin, COMPOSER & MUSICIAN – Matt Ouren, SET DESIGNER & TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGNER – Stacey Palmer

INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni. © 1960, © renewed 1988. INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni, is produced with permission of Ann Lionni.

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10 am

Fantastic Mr. Fox

10:00 am
Runs 65 minutes

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

$9–$16
Call 612 440 7529
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them?

This hilarious, toe-tapping new musical based on Roald Dahl's classic story is a celebration of courage, family, and community. Fantastic, fun for all ages.

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Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH – Theatre for the Very Young

10:30 am
Runs 45 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

Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH  –  Theatre for the Very Young

OUR LITTLEST GUESTS ENGAGE IN MEASURING A SONG
WORLD PREMIERE

AUGUST 7 – AUGUST 25, 2019
AGES 0-5

Leo Lionni’s Inch By Inch

Our Theatre for the Very Young Series continues in August 2019 with our world premiere of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott winning book, Inch By Inch. Our youngest theatre goers will be immersed in the whimsical and sweet story that dares to ask, “Can a song be measured?” Our littlest patrons will meet up with our winsome inchworm who can measure anything under the sun. They will  then help him cleverly solve the dilemma of how to measure the song of the hungry nightingale.

CAST

Anja Arora (Toucan), Jenna Dierke (Hummingbird), Mia Dougherty (Nightingale), Lucy Dreher (Toucan), Emily Huggett (Inchie), Emily May (Pheasant), Alanna Nyberg (Flamingo), Tanner  Odd (Heron), Matt Ouren (Musician), Lilie Rankin (Robin), Jon Schumacher (Hummingbird)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, STAGE MANAGER – Emily Sullivan, PLAYWRIGHT – Katharine Benyo, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler, COSTUME ASSISTANT – Keegan Mahin, COMPOSER & MUSICIAN – Matt Ouren, SET DESIGNER & TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGNER – Stacey Palmer

INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni. © 1960, © renewed 1988. INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni, is produced with permission of Ann Lionni.

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12 pm

Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH – Theatre for the Very Young

12:30 pm
Runs 45 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

Leo Lionni’s INCH BY INCH  –  Theatre for the Very Young

OUR LITTLEST GUESTS ENGAGE IN MEASURING A SONG
WORLD PREMIERE

AUGUST 7 – AUGUST 25, 2019
AGES 0-5

Leo Lionni’s Inch By Inch

Our Theatre for the Very Young Series continues in August 2019 with our world premiere of Leo Lionni’s Caldecott winning book, Inch By Inch. Our youngest theatre goers will be immersed in the whimsical and sweet story that dares to ask, “Can a song be measured?” Our littlest patrons will meet up with our winsome inchworm who can measure anything under the sun. They will  then help him cleverly solve the dilemma of how to measure the song of the hungry nightingale.

CAST

Anja Arora (Toucan), Jenna Dierke (Hummingbird), Mia Dougherty (Nightingale), Lucy Dreher (Toucan), Emily Huggett (Inchie), Emily May (Pheasant), Alanna Nyberg (Flamingo), Tanner  Odd (Heron), Matt Ouren (Musician), Lilie Rankin (Robin), Jon Schumacher (Hummingbird)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, STAGE MANAGER – Emily Sullivan, PLAYWRIGHT – Katharine Benyo, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler, COSTUME ASSISTANT – Keegan Mahin, COMPOSER & MUSICIAN – Matt Ouren, SET DESIGNER & TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGNER – Stacey Palmer

INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni. © 1960, © renewed 1988. INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni, is produced with permission of Ann Lionni.

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5 pm

Second Skin

5:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
1500 S Washington AveMinneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Playable Artworks
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Erin Olson is a fourth generation medium, a person who talks to spirits. Unfortunately, her recent death has hindered her ability to work. Now she needs an assistant, a conduit to the living world. You're invited to interview for this position. Come along and try your hand at contacting the spirit realm, but know that whether or not the spirits can be put to rest is up to you. This audio-driven, site-specific adventure for a single audience member takes you around the West Bank neighborhood, and is powered by an interactive app.

Second Skin makes you the protagonist in an eerie interactive adventure. Wear comfy shoes, bring your cell phone, and dress for the weather, because your journey will take you away from the safety of the theater. 

NOTE:  Second Skin is part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival's Independent Producer program. Start times listed on the Fringe ticket site are placeholders only. To reserve a slot, you must make a reservation and then sign up for an individual start time. Some tickets will be available at the door— see the FAQ for more info.

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6 pm

Summer Lawn Parties + Improv Tours with T2P2

6:00 pm

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55408

Lawn party: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Improv tour + lawn party: $45 ASI members / $50 non-members
Call 612-871-4907
Buy tickets online

Presented by The American Swedish Institute
  • Improv
  • Film

The American Swedish Institute’s new Summer Lawn Parties are inspired by The Vikings Begin exhibition and a chance to have some after-hours fun on the grounds of the Turnblad Mansion! Held one Thursday per month this summer, each party features live music, Viking-era craft demos and pop-up activities, beer samples, kubb tournaments and an outdoor showing of a Viking film at dusk. FIKA will have specialty cocktails and light bites available for purchase. 

Upgrade your experience with an Improv Tour of The Vikings Begin prior to each Lawn Party. Led by The Theater of Public Policy, this intimate, interactive tour allows you to experience the exhibition in new and interesting ways. The tour begins at 5 p.m. and includes a libation. Space is limited. 

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7 pm

Stinkers

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
  • 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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Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb

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 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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Guys and Dolls

7:30 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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WHEN THE SHARK BITES: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404 (612) 874-6338 [email protected]

$28 - $65
Call (612) 874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chronofon and Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety

 FEATURING THE MUSIC OF KURT WEILL, BERTOLT BRECHT, AND THEIR LITTLE-KNOWN CO-WRITER, ELISABETH HAUPTMANN. 

Created by Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald, and Prudence Johnson The team who created last season's box office smash DEAR LENNY: Bernstein's Life in Songs & Letters return this summer!  

WHEN THE SHARK BITES: Hauptmann & Brecht, Lenya & Weill is a theatrical concert of the music of Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, their largely uncredited co-writer, Elisabeth Hauptmann and Kurt Weill's wife and celebrated performer, Lotte Lenya. 

Exploring the collaboration between these hugely influential artists of the Berlin theater during the Weimar Republic the brief democratic, interwar period just before the Nazis gained power.   

WHEN THE SHARK BITES will feature songs from Threepenny Opera, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Happy End. 

Audiences will come for the music and leave with a deeper understanding of what compelled these artists to change theater, music and modern culture forever. 

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42nd Street

7:30 pm

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
  • Musical

Come and hear the brand new beat. This classic tale of wide-eyed Peggy Sawyer dreaming of tapping her way to Broadway will knock you off your feet. Reimagined for a 21st century audience, we’ll feature local talent, masterful dancing, and funk-jazz orchestrations of hit songs like “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and of course, its title track. Come and hear the brand new beat on 42nd Street!

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Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$45
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Running July 11 - December 31. Tickets are now on sale for July and August. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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Floyd's

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) comes the world premiere of a razor-sharp, disarmingly vulnerable comedy commissioned by the Guthrie. A truck stop sandwich shop named after its tough-as-nails owner, Floyd’s is more than just a respite for truckers. It’s the first step for its formerly incarcerated employees and their last hope for survival. A motley crew of line cooks forms under Zen Master Montrellous to learn the secret art of making the perfect sandwich.

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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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10 pm

Chocolate Covered Chicken Wings

10:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Augsburg University Studio
625 22nd Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Paradox Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

It's Sally's birthday party and she is determined to have the best party ever! But the only person who shows up is her cooler and older best friend, Casey, who moved away. Pranks are played and secrets emerge as Sally and Casey reminisce about their friendship and their best friend, Bruno, while navigating wacky menu items over the loudspeaker and a possibly evil clown. You're all invited! 

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