Sunday, August 25, 2019

1 pm

Guys and Dolls

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $78
Call 6123772224
Buy tickets online

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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Floyd's

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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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[Title of Show] - A Musical

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE

$20-$40
Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by Director Roni Paige and Musical Director Danny Glass
  • Comedy
  • Musical

[title of show] - Directed by Roni P Musical Director Danny Glass

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights.

With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s
deadline and dream about the show changing their lives.

[title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self- expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists.

[title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of
collaboration.

The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009.

Music & Lyrics by
Jeff Bowen
Book by
Hunter Bell

[title of show] is
presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

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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

Cabal

2:00 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 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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Hot Asian Doctor Husband

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Pay As You Are
Call 651-789-1012
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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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Impossible Salt presents Peer Gynt in the Gallery at Norway House

Peer Gynt

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404

$0-$30
Call 6128712211
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Presented by Impossible Salt
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Twin Cities musical storytellers, Impossible Salt, partner with Norway House this summer with an expanded version of a piece created with the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra (Virginia, MN). The company takes its name to heart, compressing Henrik Ibsen’s 7-hour epic philosophical play into one hour. Experience the raucous, mischievous march into a world of laziness and lies, self-centered protagonists, voices in the dark, women who wait, and of course, trolls in the Gallery at Norway House, the National Norwegian Center in America.

Peer Gynt, based on Henrik Ibsen’s play and the Norwegian folklore that inspired it. Adapted, produced, and performed by Impossible Salt in partnership with Norway House.

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Original music by Erik Ostrom. Featuring IS ensemble members Sean Hansberry and Amber Lee Olivier and IS newcomers Gaia Mencagli and Stephanie Ruas. Directed by Emilia Seay Allen and designed by Ashley Burdash. Created by the ensemble based on the work of Henrik Ibsen.

DIRECTOR & WRITER: Emilia Seay Allen

ENSEMBLE:  Sean Hansberry, Gaia Mencagli, Amber Lee Olivier, Stephanie Ruas

MUSIC DIRECTOR & COMPOSER: Erik Ostrom

DESIGNER: Ashley Burdash

PHOTOGRAPHY: Tom Northenscold

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ABOUT IMPOSSIBLE SALT

Impossible Salt (IS) tells stories that make all of us – artist and audience alike - thirst for the truth behind the fantastical. We are a diverse, woman-led troupe of roving musical storytellers who create original work inspired by folk tales. Impossible Salt productions are peopled with unexpected characters, embodied by performers who defy gender, racial, and body type standards. We sketch the worlds we inhabit with spare, artfully designed words, sets, props, and costumes, inviting the audience to complete the creation in their own imaginations long after the performance is done.

Impossible Salt was founded in 2014 and has created seven original productions to date: TATTERHOOD, HEARTLESS, THE STRANGER for the American Swedish Institute, THE PROTECTOR OF OSMIR, THE WISHING SKIN for the MacPhail Center for Music Spotlight Series, WISE ONE, again for ASI, and THE MEMBER OF SOME GODS for the MN Fringe Festival. The group has provided numerous storytelling and pop-up performances and teaching residencies, including with the American Swedish Institute, Belwin Conservancy, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis Music Company, and the Festival of Nations.

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ABOUT NORWAY HOUSE

Norway House is a forward-thinking, international business and culture organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota dedicated to establishing, renewing, and advancing connections between contemporary Norway and the United States through education and partnerships centered around the arts, business, and culture. 

Born out of the need for a centralized location in the Midwest Norwegian-American community, Norway House opened its doors in the big, blue Albert H. Quie Education Center in 2015. Since then, the organization has grown to serve as more than just a convening mechanism for local Nordic organizations and heritage interests; it’s also a destination for contemporary Norwegian art and ideas and a hub for cultivating Norwegian and pan-Nordic government and business relationships. Daily visitors enjoy the Gallery with rotating exhibits and regular events, the Kaffebar serving Nordic Waffles and lunch goodies, the gift shop of curated gems from Ingebretsen's Nordic Marketplace, and flexible event and meeting spaces.

In the coming year, Norway House will break ground on a $13M expansion project with public funding, as well as significant investments from the State of Minnesota and the Norwegian Government. In 2019, the King of Norway became a Royal Patron of Norway House. The expansion will include a flexible events space with seating for more than 300, a soft-landing hub for Norwegian businesses coming to the US, and a genealogy library and archival center in partnership with the Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad. Together with Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, this block will solidify its status as the epicenter for Norwegian activities in America.

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The Rez Sisters

2:00 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
Buy tickets online

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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Me and My Girl

2:00 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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Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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

2:30 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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4 pm

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

4:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Closing night

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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The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club: A Picnic Operetta

4:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Various Locations
Visit http://mixedprecipitation.org/shows/the-clemency-of-titos-tennis-club/ for locations throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.

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

Presented by Mixed Precipitation
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A new adaptation of Mozart’s opera, La Clemenza di Tito, with high stakes sports drama, natural disasters, and ‘80s new wave music!

In this adaptation of Mozart’s opera, a rag-tag group of players is resurrecting a defunct tennis club. But backstabbing, bitterness, and a murderous revenge plot threaten their rise to the top of Rome’s championship match. Will they find redemption before Mount Vesuvius covers them in ash? When can cheaters be forgiven? All is presented with the Picnic Operetta’s trademark style of playfulness, satire, and hope. Classic arias and duets from Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito soar across the garden alongside new wave and synth-pop hits by Devo, Berlin, Yaz, and Pat Benatar. Our operatic athletes will serve the audience some fresh edible bites as well.

Celebrating its 11th season, Mixed Precipitation brings an edible opera adventure to parks, farms, and gardens throughout MN in August and September.

Created by Producing Artistic Director Scotty Reynolds, Artistic Associate Jacob Miller, Music Director Gary Ruschman, and the Mixed Precipitation team, this late summer harvest celebration offers local flavors with picnic bites shared with the audience. It’s fun for everyone!  

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6 pm

Mamma Mia!

6:30 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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7 pm

Floyd's

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

Guys and Dolls

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$29 - $78
Call 6123772224
Buy tickets online

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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