Sunday, October 6, 2019

1 pm

ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

ROALD DAHL’S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

September 20 – October 10, 2019

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Words and Music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

AN ADVENTURE OF ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS!

ALL AGES

Capture the journey of a lifetime as we kick-off our season with one of Roald Dahl’s most heartwarmingly quirky stories. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a voyage of gigantic proportions. During their cross-ocean travels, James and the peach’s oversized insect residents encounter hunger, sharks and loads of disagreements, and James must learn to use his quick wit to finally land on New York’s Empire State Building. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery will charm one and all.

CAST

Georgia Becker (Ensemble), Faith Culbertson (Spiker), Mia Dougherty (Ensemble), Edric Duffy (Ensemble), Lillian Hochman (Earthworm), Ella Kozak (Ensemble), Isabella Larson (Ensemble), Sadie Nelson (Spider), Alanna Nyberg (Ensemble), Lindsay Odegaard (Sponge), Trent Ramert (Ladahlord), London Rogers (Ensemble), Sam Rosewarne (Ensemble), Arianna Sanford (Ladybug), Jon Schumacher (James), Laura Silmser (Centipede), Daniel Untiedt (Grasshopper) and Mazzy Wagner (Ensemble)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, STAGE MANAGER – Emily Sullivan, PUPPET DESIGNER – Kim Ford, PROPS DESIGNER – Jim Hibbeler, TECH DIRECTOR – Gretchen Katt, SET DESIGNER – Mina Kinukawa, MUSIC DIRECTOR – JC Lippold, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, CHOREOGRAPHER – Laura Mahler, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Grant E. Merges, COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGNER – Stacey Palmer

James and the Giant Peach-TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

1:00 pm
Runs 60 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

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

September 27 thru October 27, 2019

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Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano
Lyrics by Joe Troiano
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

OUR FOUR-SIDED FRIEND RETURNS!
ALL AGES
Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts up this autumn in our JC Studio! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch, he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music returns this fall to encourage everyone to “dare to be square!”

CAST

Claire Chapman (Edgar), Lynnea Doublette (Bobo), Sophie Farrell (Spookley), David Gamache (Big Tom & Little Tom), Amy Horn (Lala), Chloe Johanson (Hay), Miles Johnson (Allen), Liam O’Mara (Poe), Matt Ouren (Jack), Lilie Rankin (Mimi) and Hayley Mullins (Understudy Spookley)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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On the Verge; Or the Geography of Yearning

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

Heed the call to discovery! Journey through uncharted territories! With wit, nerve, and proper British sensibilities, Mary, Fanny, and Alexandra bushwhack their way through Terra Incognita—the last uncharted land on the globe. These intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! With wonder, humor and grace, On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) navigates the search for our place in the world.

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2 pm

Logo for Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Wellstone Center Auditorium
179 Robie St East, Saint Paul, MN

Presented by Lex-Ham Community Theater
  • Drama

Witness for the Prosecution follows the case of Leonard Vole who was accused of murdering Emily French, a 56-year old maiden lady who had taken a liking to the young Mr. Vole.  Vole is defended by the solicitor Sir Winfred Robarts and his main hope to clear his name is the testimony of his wife, Romaine, a foreigner from Germany.

Lex-Ham Community Theater presents this classic suspenseful mystery for six performances at the Wellstone Center Auditorium, 179 Robie Street E, Saint Paul.

The show is directed by Brian Joyce with a cast that includes:
Stuart Alger
Jeff Altier
Alison Anderson
J.P. Barone
Maureen Bourgeois
Wen Bu
Lois Estell
Deb Frethem
Daniel Hildebrand
Nate Johnson
Janelle Jones
Ryan D. Maddux
Andrew Nawrocki
Thom Pinault
Piper Quinn
Gina Rice
Charles Shoemaker

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Wilson's Girl: Unpacking the Beef in a Minnesota Town

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW Austin, MN 55912

$13
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Drama

Adapted for the stage by Eva Barr
Based on the book Packinghouse Daughter by Cheri Register, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press
Directed by Susan V. Hansen

In this World Premiere, local Minnesota playwright Eva Barr adapts Cheri Register's 2001 memoir about coming of age in Albert Lea, MN during the 1959 Wilson's meatpacking plant strike. The play spans the inciting moments of the strike to the violence and divisiveness that resulted, but it is Register's personal awakening to the meaning of class in her life as the daughter of a blue-collar worker that provides the universal hook.

October 4, 5 @ 7:00 pm, October 6 @ 2:00 pm – Austin West Cafeteria
October 11, 12 @ 7:00 pm, October 13 @ 2:00 pm – Albert Lea Commons

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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

2:00 pm

Black Box Theatre In the Round
4200 Pioneer Drive Door 7 Woodbury, MN 55129

$8-22
Call 6123996568
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Presented by WCT Kids
  • Comedy
  • Kids

The sequel to WCT’s sold-out hit show, Junie B. Jones, The Musical! A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park: Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? 

Bring a little allowance to pick up a special toy or treat at intermission.

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AUBERGINE

2:00 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $55
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

A son cooks a meal for his dying father to say everything that his words can’t. Lyrical, humorous and full of love, this is a story of an intergenerational Korean family struggling to relate across emotional, linguistic and cultural divides. When words fail, a home-cooked meal transcends differences and brings us together in this heartwarming drama by Julia Cho and directed by Flordelino Lagundino.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

2:00 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $70
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Musical

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Enter a kitschy, campy, sci-fi fantasy with Brad and Janet as they encounter Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, a vamping, bisexual transvestite from another planet, backed by his band of singing and dancing Phantoms. Mixing rock ‘n’ roll with crazy dance numbers, sex, glitter and corsets, this is a party that’s sure to make you shiver with antici–pation!

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$26 - $30
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Fifteen-year-old mathematical genius Christopher has never ventured alone beyond the edge of his road. He detests being touched, can’t stand small talk, and the slightest disruption of his ritualized world sends him into an earth-shattering tantrum. It’s 7 minutes past midnight and the neighbor’s dog is dead. Finding himself a suspect, he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery, embarking on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Intense, hopeful, and profoundly moving, Curious Incident has been hailed a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Play!

Cast: Stacia Rice, Laura Esping, Zachary Schnitzer, Melina Kordich, Alexcia Thompson, Dylan Ward, Peter Simmons, Matthew Lolar, and Corey Mills.

SEPTEMBER 13th – OCTOBER 13th
Wed. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Sun. @ 2:00pm
Added matinees Wed. Sept. 25th | Sat. Oct. 5th | Sat. Oct. 12th @ 2:00pm

TICKETS
www.yellowtreetheatre.com
box office: 763-493-8733

Wed. & Thurs. $26 | Fri. & Sat. $30 | Sat. & Sun. matinees $28
Students, seniors 65 & up and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off these prices

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Cabal

2:30 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 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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3 pm

Nate the Great: The Musical

3:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria St. N, St. Paul MN, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
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Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Comedy
  • Musical

 

Book and Lyrics by John Maclay
Music and Lyrics by Brett Ryback
From the book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Junior detective Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has just painted a picture, and she can’t find it anywhere. Armed with an appetite for justice and pancakes, Nate vows to solve this baffling elementary school mystery. From the creator of  Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium, John Maclaythis new musical will delight fans of mysteries, Sondheim, and the long running book series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Creative Team

 Director - Mark Ferraro Hauck 

Assistant Director - Kivan Kirk 

Music Director - Emily Villano 

Choreography - Ricky Morisseau

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4 pm

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

4:00 pm
Runs 60 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

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

September 27 thru October 27, 2019

MORE INFORMATION

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano
Lyrics by Joe Troiano
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

OUR FOUR-SIDED FRIEND RETURNS!
ALL AGES
Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts up this autumn in our JC Studio! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch, he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music returns this fall to encourage everyone to “dare to be square!”

CAST

Claire Chapman (Edgar), Lynnea Doublette (Bobo), Sophie Farrell (Spookley), David Gamache (Big Tom & Little Tom), Amy Horn (Lala), Chloe Johanson (Hay), Miles Johnson (Allen), Liam O’Mara (Poe), Matt Ouren (Jack), Lilie Rankin (Mimi) and Hayley Mullins (Understudy Spookley)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

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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

Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! by Jordan Wolfe, Oct. 4-27

Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$25-$35
Call (612) 440-6681
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Celebrate the Halloween season with this campy new adaptation of the classic George Romero zombie film, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jordan Wolfe. The show earned rave reviews during its brief Off Broadway run at Theatre Row earlier this year. You’ll scream – with laughter!

Ticket Prices:
$35 Premium seating
$30 Regular seating
$25 Partially Obstructed seating
Students/Seniors 65+ Any seat $25

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 11, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 2:00 PM

CAST
Man 1 – Mitchell Douglas
Woman 1 – Rachel Schmidt
Man 2 – Max Kile
Woman 2 – Alex Waitinas
Man 3 – Christian Unser
Woman 3 – Aly O’Keefe

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director – Ryan McGuire Grimes
Music Director – Jean Orbison Van Heel
Stage Manager – Remi Remmey
Choreographer – Chris Adam
Costume Designer – A. Emily Heaney
Prop Designer – Joe Hendren
Lighting Designer – Grant Merges
Sound Designer – Abe Gabor
Scenic Designer – Will Slayden
Production Coordinator – Miranda Shunkwiler

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Halloween Double Feature: Spoon Rive & The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Harriet Alexander Nature Center
2520 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113

Presented by Mosaic Productions
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 

That's us! We're the someone's gently rapping! Presenting a Halloween double feature that brings you two spooky one act plays performed inside the beautiful Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville.

 

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