Friday, August 16, 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

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

Gruesome Playground Injuries

5:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St NE #120 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre & Geki Arts
  • Drama
  • Comedy

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES 

Written by Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Rajiv Joseph

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre & Geki Arts 

Directed & Produced by Thomas Bertron

Featruing Aaron Boger as Doug & Chloe Armao as Kayleen

ABOUT:

Gruesome Playground Injuries follows the decades-spanning relationship of an accident-prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist who navigate friendship, love, and the wounds created in between.

Doug and Kayleen first meet in the nurse's office at the age of eight: Doug rode his bike off the roof and Kayleen can't stop throwing up. Over the course of the next 30 years, their lives continue to intersect at the most bizarre intervals and places, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

TICKETS:

  • All tickets are General Admission seating 
  • House Opens 30 minutes prior to curtain 
  • Prices: 
    • $12/in advance 
    • $16/at door (based on availability)  

Save 10% using code "Playlist10" during checkout!

**This producion may not be appropriate for all audiences. CLICK HERE to view Content Warning.** 

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES is presented in tandem with THE MAIDS (tickets HERE)

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7 pm

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

$10-$15
Call 6128612265
Buy tickets online

Presented by The RLC Theater Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Take a journey back in time to River City Iowa and find out what trouble the towns folk will be in with the arrival of a Pool Table and the likes of Professor Harold Hill and his Boy's Band scheme!

One of America's most beloved musicals, Meredith Willson's The Music Man marches onto The RLC Community Stage this August for a two weekend run!

August 09, 10 16 & 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
August 11 & 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

TICKETS: $15/adults $12/seniors $10/students & kids
ONLINE TICKETS:
http://rlctheatercompany.seatyourself.biz
BOX OFFICE :
612.861.2265 x3

A great musical for any age! Limited seating performances.

ADA accessible theater. Please contact the ticket master at [email protected] for individual ticketing needs.

Performances at The RLC Community Theater
8 West 60th Street
Minneapolis MN 55419

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Me and My Girl

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata 55391

$12-$18
Call 952-855-9147

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Winner! 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Book and Outstanding Music 
Winner! 3 Tony Awards, including Best Choreography 
Nominee! 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Book, and Original Score 
Nominee! 11 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical

“Has uncorked the innocence of the old-fashioned musical comedy so ingenuously that for once a theatregoer is actually sucked directly into that sunny past rather than merely suckered into nostalgia for it.” – The New York Times

“A honey. It has humor, music, dancing, charm, wit and a deft expertise and that takes your heart away.” – New York Post

“The freshest and funniest musical to hit Broadway in ages.” – Newsweek 

The late Viscount Hareford had a youthful, unfortunate marriage – and kept discreetly out of sight was a son and heir. The Hareford Hall set are despondent when the family solicitor finds the legitimate heir in the less than desirable Lambeth area of London. When Bill is brought to Hampshire, he is forced to decide if he should fit in with high society and lose his Cockney roots and his girlfriend.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, August 16 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, August 17 @ 7:00pm

Sunday, August 18 @ 2:00pm

Wednesday, August 21 @ 7:00pm

Thursday, August 22 @ 7:00pm

Friday, August 23 @ 7:00pm

Saturday, August 24 @ 7:00pm

Sunday, August 25 @ 2:00pm

 

TICKETS:

$12/students; $18/adults

Available at the door beginning one hour before each performance, or in advance online.

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Hot Asian Doctor Husband

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454

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

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Following the sudden death of her Japanese mother – Emi, a twenty-something biracial woman – begins to urgently question her own legacy. Afraid that she is white-washing her Asian culture that she is now solely responsible for, she dumps her perfect white boyfriend of three years in pursuit of a hot Asian doctor husband. But nobody is what they seem to be in this highly theatrical comedy that asks the question: is love truly blind? Or are our relationships just a carefully curated conglomeration of our own racial bias?

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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
Buy tickets online

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 through September. 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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The Quest - a T N'A Parody Adventure

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE

$20-$40
Call 612-930-1517
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Presented by Wicked Wenches Cabaret
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

The Wicked Wenches Cabaret Presents: The Quest - A Tn'A Adventure!

This parody of popular and beloved Tabletop, MMO, and RPG gaming life will feature astounding acts of song, dance, fire, circus, cabaret, comedy, and bravery!

We are leveling up this show with audience interactive live rolls determining the plot, IRL micro transactions you can participate in to upgrade our performers, and chances to help or hinder our heroes efforts!

THE STORY

Greetings, brave Questers. I am Belzara Pyrocana, Queen of the Sin'do'i, and I need your help.
Our great world of Ass’Erotha has been plagued by an evil known to us only as “Zeddicus Rex the Dark.” This powerful caster has shattered the Star of Ass’Erotha, our most precious artifact. The Star keeps all of our world in balance and when it shattered Ass’Erotha’s well proportioned, fertile lands begun to wilt and die.
You have all shown great skill, cunning, bravery and courage in your Tarren home world, but now only you, brave Questers, can save us from this evil. Journey to the town of Fingers Deep, where you will complete quests to gather your powers to face this great Big Bad. Now Questers, open the portal to begin your Tn’A Adventure!”

Roll for initiative and get your tickets now!

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The Rez Sisters

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
Annex Building, 550 Vandalia St, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

Join us as we continue to celebrate our 10th Anniversary Season with the Twin Cities Premiere of the play that began the Native theatrical renaissance. Don't pass up your chance to see this classic and ground breaking story about seven Native women and their journey to the World's Biggest Bingo!

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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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Rhythmically Speaking presents . . . The Cohort

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55454

General admission $20 in advance & $24 at door/ Seniors (65+) $18/ Students w/ ID $12
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking and The Southern Theater
  • Dance

The Cohort is a reimagining of the RS annual summer multi-choreographer production supporting fewer choreographers making more substantial works, and a select cast of dancers to perform them all. This year's production (the 11th installment of this beloved Twin Cities dance tradition) will feature jazz and American social dance-inspired works by: 

Erinn Liebhard (Local - RS Artistic Director)

Julie Warder (Local)

Rohan Bhagrava (New York, NY) 

Pat Taylor (Los Angeles, CA)

There is also a performance at 2:00pm on August 17th, and there will be a talk-back session hosted by the artists after the performance on Friday, August 16. Mark your calendar for August 15-17 at the Southern Theater to come experience the embodied joy, tension, resilience and hope that is The Cohort!

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

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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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Vivify

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

TEK Box - Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15 - $20
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative
  • Drama
  • Dance

Minnesota Dance Collaborative presents Vivify - celebrating iconic visual artists and playwrights through movement and scene work!  Join MDC for the 2nd installment of Vivify for 2019 at the wonderful TEK Box in downtown Minneapolis featuring local adult and youth performers.  Vivify highlights iconic visual artists through inspired dance pieces in Act I.  Act II showcases scenes from renowned playwrights along with dance.  Dance styles include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, high kick, contemporary, modern and martial arts.  Enjoy a dynamic and multi-faceted performance!

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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
Buy tickets online

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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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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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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8 pm

The Maids

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St NE #120 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre & Geki Arts
  • Drama

THE MAIDS

Written by Jean Genet

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre & Geki Arts 

Directed by Ava Egertson 

Produced by Thomas Bertron

Featruing Sophia Giovanis, Alex Boss, & Annie Schiferl 

ABOUT:

Based on a famous double-murder case, Jean Genet’s 1947 play explores the dark and romantic side of master/servant relationships.

When their mistress is away, sisters and maids Solange and Claire perform a violent and expressive ritual. The game, deadly and captivating, allows the girls to act out their desire to murder both their employer and themselves. Genet, always challenging his society, dares his audience not to blink as an impossible idea suddenly becomes tangible reality.

TICKETS:

  • All tickets are General Admission seating 
  • House Opens 30 minutes prior to curtain 
  • Prices: 
    • $12/in advance 
    • $16/at door (based on availability)  

Save 10% using code "Playlist10" during checkout! 

THE MAIDS is presented in tandem with GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (tickets HERE)

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Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$25-$36
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Follow our intrepid heroes (Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler) as they prepare for epic battle against the most dangerous enemy of all:  SHAME.  Can they survive cancel culture, social media, and the self-loathing that accompanies just being Minnesotan?  Join the guilt-trip of a lifetime at the BNW’s hilarious and all-new sketch comedy show, Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

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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
Buy tickets online

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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