Saturday, October 12, 2019

10 am

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

10:00 am
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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12 pm

The Outsider

12:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI 54016

$46 - $68
Call 715.386.2394 ex. 332
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

You loved Unnecessary Farce! Come see playwright Paul Slade Smith's latest clever creation The Outsider. Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

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Nate the Great: The Musical

12:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

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

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

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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1 pm

Mamma Mia!

1:00 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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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

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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2 pm

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
Buy tickets online

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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DEATHTRAP

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Rosemount Steeple Center Theater
14375 S. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068

$15
Call 6512611954
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Front Porch Players of Rosemount
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

 

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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
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.

Tickets are now on sale through Dec 31. 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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Nature ensemble

Nature

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Visitor Center 860 Cliff Road Eagan, MN 55123

$25 adults (18+); $10 youth (6-17); under 5 - Free
Buy tickets online

Presented by TigerLion Arts
  • Drama
  • Musical

Created and produced by TigerLion Arts, Nature is an outdoor experience like no other. An award-winning ensemble of actors and musicians brings audience members into a playful and deeply moving journey through their natural environment. The experience is filled with music, song, story, and celebration as scenes unfold around them in this feast for the senses.

 Led by director Markell Kiefer (Guthrie Theater, all Tigerlion Arts productions) the professional ensemble features Jason Rojas (Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ten Thousand Things) as Thoreau; Tyson Forbes (Guthrie Theater, Ordway, Jungle Theater and all TigerLion Arts productions) as Emerson; Norah Long (Guthrie Theater, Skylark Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater) as Mother Nature, along with Twin Cities actors Paul de Cordova, Alex Barreto Hathaway, Kimberly Richardson, Chelsie Newhard, Thallis Santesteban, Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, Nathan Gebhard and bagpiper Ryan Behnke.

The play will take place alongside the rolling hills, the grassy expanses, the native trees and plantings at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, the largest park in the Dakota County park system. The story is an original work collaboratively created and performed by Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and directed by Markell Kiefer. The play explores humankind's relationship to nature through the eyes of two of Americas great environmental voices, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Forbes says, “I have always felt honored to be an Emerson descendent. I feel an intimate responsibility to his lineage, and for years I have imagined a play that could bring his spirit and teachings, along with that of his friend and fellow author Henry David Thoreau, to a broader audience. When I read their work, I find answers to burning questions on how to live my life more deeply and responsibly in this world. They were both radicals of their time, calling on their peers to think for themselves and be agents of change. I believe their words and ideas are as necessary now as they were then.” 

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3 pm

Big, Little Monster: a new musical!

3:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

$12-$20 ($5 off opening weekend)
Call 612-547-9839
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Musical
  • Kids

Bucket Brigade Presents: Big, Little Monster
Book and Lyrics by Jeremiah Gamble
Music by Noah Riemer

A monstrously fun, silly and surprisingly moving new musical for humans of all ages!

September 27th-October 12th
Art House North, 793 Armstrong Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Runtime approximately 60 minutes, presented in one act.

All humans know that monsters are scary, but a lesser-known fact is that monsters are never, EVER scared. Then why is Jr. Monster afraid for his first day of Fright School? And can he find the courage to do what no monster has ever dared? A new musical reminding all of us who struggle with fear and anxiety that we're not alone.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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5 pm

Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

5:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$25-$36
Call 612-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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6 pm

The Outsider

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI 54016

$46 - $68
Call 715.386.2394 ex. 332
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

You loved Unnecessary Farce! Come see playwright Paul Slade Smith's latest clever creation The Outsider. Ned Newley doesn't even want to be governor. He's terrified of public speaking; his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of Staff, Ned seems destined to fail. But political consultant Arthur Vance sees things differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office. Unless the public is looking for... the worst candidate to ever run for office. A timely and hilarious comedy that skewers politics and celebrates democracy.

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Nature ensemble

Nature

6:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Visitor Center 860 Cliff Road Eagan, MN 55123

$25 adults (18+); $10 youth (6-17); under 5 - Free
Buy tickets online

Presented by TigerLion Arts
  • Drama
  • Musical

Created and produced by TigerLion Arts, Nature is an outdoor experience like no other. An award-winning ensemble of actors and musicians brings audience members into a playful and deeply moving journey through their natural environment. The experience is filled with music, song, story, and celebration as scenes unfold around them in this feast for the senses.

 Led by director Markell Kiefer (Guthrie Theater, all Tigerlion Arts productions) the professional ensemble features Jason Rojas (Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ten Thousand Things) as Thoreau; Tyson Forbes (Guthrie Theater, Ordway, Jungle Theater and all TigerLion Arts productions) as Emerson; Norah Long (Guthrie Theater, Skylark Opera, Nautilus Music-Theater) as Mother Nature, along with Twin Cities actors Paul de Cordova, Alex Barreto Hathaway, Kimberly Richardson, Chelsie Newhard, Thallis Santesteban, Eric “Pogi” Sumangil, Nathan Gebhard and bagpiper Ryan Behnke.

The play will take place alongside the rolling hills, the grassy expanses, the native trees and plantings at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, the largest park in the Dakota County park system. The story is an original work collaboratively created and performed by Tyson Forbes, a direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and directed by Markell Kiefer. The play explores humankind's relationship to nature through the eyes of two of Americas great environmental voices, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Forbes says, “I have always felt honored to be an Emerson descendent. I feel an intimate responsibility to his lineage, and for years I have imagined a play that could bring his spirit and teachings, along with that of his friend and fellow author Henry David Thoreau, to a broader audience. When I read their work, I find answers to burning questions on how to live my life more deeply and responsibly in this world. They were both radicals of their time, calling on their peers to think for themselves and be agents of change. I believe their words and ideas are as necessary now as they were then.” 

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7 pm

The Wolves

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata

$10
Call 952-855-9147
Buy tickets online

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Drama

Winner of the 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting, and a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, "The Wolves" follows the story of a girls’ indoor soccer team. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

PERFORMANCES:

  • Friday, October 11 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 12 @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, October 13 @ 2:00pm

TICKETS: 

Tickets are just $10, and will be available at the door beginning about forty-five minutes prior to each performance, or in advance online at www.bluewatertheatre.com.

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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook

7:00 pm

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

$8-22
Call 6123996568
Buy tickets online

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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DEATHTRAP

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Rosemount Steeple Center Theater
14375 S. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068

$15
Call 6512611954
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Front Porch Players of Rosemount
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.

 

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Big, Little Monster: a new musical!

7:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

  • Closing night

Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

$12-$20 ($5 off opening weekend)
Call 612-547-9839
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Musical
  • Kids

Bucket Brigade Presents: Big, Little Monster
Book and Lyrics by Jeremiah Gamble
Music by Noah Riemer

A monstrously fun, silly and surprisingly moving new musical for humans of all ages!

September 27th-October 12th
Art House North, 793 Armstrong Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Runtime approximately 60 minutes, presented in one act.

All humans know that monsters are scary, but a lesser-known fact is that monsters are never, EVER scared. Then why is Jr. Monster afraid for his first day of Fright School? And can he find the courage to do what no monster has ever dared? A new musical reminding all of us who struggle with fear and anxiety that we're not alone.

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

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$13
Call 507-433-0595
Buy tickets online

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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AUBERGINE

7:30 pm

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

$20 – $55
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

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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Eric Peltoniemi

35 YEARS OF SONGS FOR THE THEATER

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET, Minneapolis, MN

$10-24
Call (612) 874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical

In what is sure to be a wonderful evening of music, singer/composer/lyricist Eric Peltoniemi makes a rare Twin Cities appearance performing highlights from his 35-years of work on regional and national stages, including classics from his hit shows "Plain Hearts” and "Ten November,” songs from the Spanish Civil War musical, "Heart of Spain,” and gems from lesser-known shows and a new work-in-progress.

A stirring singer and guitarist in his own right, Eric is joined by acclaimed vocalist and theater artist Prudence Johnson (one of the original cast stars of “Ten November”) and violinist/mandolinist/pianist Randy Sabien (founder and former chair of the string department at the famed Berkeley College of Music in Boston.)

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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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Zafira and the Resistance

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9 - $25
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Arab American Theater Works and the Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Arab. Middle Eastern. Muslim. These terms are thrown around in today’s news media, yet they continue to be equated with another set of words: Terrorist. War. Oppressive.This compelling play takes a critical look at Arab American identity, institutional racism, the generational struggles and fears of Arabs and Muslims and the possibility of collective punishment.

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Logo for Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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Joker's Wild - A Batman Parody

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave MN Minneapolis 55413

Presented by Wicked Wenches Cabaret
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

Trick's on you, Batsy! The Wenches are coming to Gotham HAHAHAHAHA HA HA HA AHAHAHAHAH!

Join us for this adult parody twist of SUPER villainous proportions. It's gonna be a real treat...or trick! Featuring our award winning comedy, cabaret, circus and more!

The Joker wants everyone to have a very, very... very Happy Halloween including his best friend Batman! So what better way to celebrate the Holiday of mayhem and mischief than by releasing all the supervillians from Arkham to go trick or treating? Under the influence of the new Joker Gas - SmileXXX, watch all your favorite characters attempt to find and seduce our caped crusader as they cause sexy havoc and mayhem in this hilarious take on our favorite DC creations!

Trick or Treat, Batman's sweet
On this night I will defeat
Once he's mine,
Clown prince of crime
will give him a great punch line!

Mark your calendars now, Batfans!
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Cash and Credit for Ticket Purchases and Concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continuing support of Minnsky Theatre and The Wicked Wenches Cabaret!

Vaudeville is adult comedy dance theater and is 18+ as there will be adult themes!

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Deep In Bear Country - An evening of reflection, complaining and introspection

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

Pay What You Can ($10-$20) – online or at the door, no extra fees
Call 651-645-5506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Raffish Ripoff Productions in collaboration with Dreamland Arts' Theaterwalla program
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

For four-and-a-half years, Phil Gonzales has entertained podcast listeners with “Deep In Bear Country” his ridiculously close analysis of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s “Berenstain Bears” children’s books. Join Phil for an hour of some of his wilder theories about Bear Country; learn about Raffish Ralph Ripoff, Phil’s secret hero; journey into the past to explore the Great Bear War, the Bear Multiverse, his own personal demons! Watch Phil find peace within himself in just one hour as he takes you Deep In Bear Country.

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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

7:30 pm

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

Comedies about long-lost twins causing confusion and mayhem have been around for centuries, from stage to screen – right up to those beach-party movies of the ‘60s, where those antics fit into any plot featuring Frankie and Annette. And TRP’s production will do just that, bringing Shakespeare to the beach, mixing his slapstick comedy of mistaken identities with bikinis, biceps, and surfer rock music!

Directed by Kari Steinbach, the cast includes: Jim Belden, Thomas Buan, Lindsay Bushnell, Sarah Furniss, Aidan Jhane Gallivan, Gabe Heffernan, Phil Holt, Maddy LaRoche, Tynelle Marschall, Tommy McCarthy, Justin Nelson, Anna Olson, Autumn Sisson, Jane Sterk, Mike Tober, Kathleen Winters, and Louisa Zachman.

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The Most Happy Fella

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road, St. Paul, MN 55106

$42-$50
Call (623) 343-3390
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Presented by Skylark Opera Theatre
  • Musical

Directed by Bob Neu, The Most Happy Fella is a musical that will stir your senses and touch your heart as Napa Valley vineyard owner Tony (Bill Marshall) and his young mail-order bride (Sarah Lawrence) stumble their way toward an unlikely love. With music by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) and familiar tunes like “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere,” the show features some of the most beautiful music ever written for the stage.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

7:30 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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Open

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Art Box Theater
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

$10 - $38
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Open is a magic show that takes place in the main character's mind. The audience has been summoned to play a critical role, but why? The Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, while attempting the impossible. Is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and we mustn't look away.  

Featuring Allison Witham as The Magician. Running Oct 12 - Nov 3. 

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The Winter's Tale at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15-$45
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

An epic tale that takes us from the tyrannical power of jealousy, to the promise of renewal, through magic, miracles and the quality of forgiveness that only true love can bring.

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Stephanie Bertumen, Shá Cage, Cristina Florencia Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant and Karen Wiese-Thompson

Tickets are $45 on October 11th with post-show reception with the cast with food and drink. 

There is a post-show discussion with the cast on October 19th.

October 27th performance is Audio-Described.

Open Book is located on the south side of Washington Avenue by 10th Avenue.  It is west of 35W by three blocks.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lot and off-street parking is available. There are also several parking ramps nearby.
 

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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.

Tickets are now on sale through Dec 31. 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 Canopic Jar of My Sins

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St NE #120 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Pay What You Think Its Worth (see show for FREE, pay afterwards)
Call 612-548-1171
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Presented by Swandive Theatre
  • Comedy

Ralph Wiley, chemist, father, accidental inventor, awakens on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to stand trial for “crimes against humanity”. The crime? The invention of polyvinylidene chloride, one of the earliest forms of plastic. The judge and jury? The Grand Tribunal of the Fifth Gyre, The Angel of Canopic Jars, The Roger Waters (yup THAT one), and The Gooney Revenant. 
Are culpability and guilt the same? Can we stop ourselves from carving the mountains flat? Can we avoid the tipping point? 
Don't miss this world premiere from the playwright and producers of An Outopia for Pigeons.

ALL tickets are Pay What You Think It Is Worth - reserve your ticket and see the show for FREE then pay whatever you want afterwards (cash, check, card).

TW: violence, strong language, flashing lights, loud sudden sounds.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

7:30 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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Rogue Prince: Henry IV parts 1 and 2 by William Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Calvary Baptist Church
2608 Blaisdell Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Rogue Prince: Henry IV parts 1 and 2 by William Shakespeare, adapted by Gary Briggle and directed by Wendy Lehr and Gary Briggle, performing October 10 - 26, 2019, all 7:30pm showings at Calvary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. 

TICKETS https://citypagestix.com/organizations/theatre-coup-d-etat

Rogue Prince is an original adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, based on the script by Orson Welles. Our story will focus on the young Prince Hal and his relationship with his friend and father figure, the rogue Falstaff. Hal is caught between a father he respects but does not love, and a father-figure he loves but can’t respect. As the world changes around them both, each one realizes they must sacrifice who they are for who they will become - whether they want to or not. 

Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and the black box seating of the space, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Rogue Prince is can’t-miss experience. Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this coming-of-age tale to the Twin Cities. 

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 2608 Blaisdell Ave S.

Rogue Prince preview (pay-what-you-can):

Wednesday, October 9, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Rogue Prince performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

October 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26, plus Mondays Oct 14 and 21.

(Monday, October 14 and 21 are pay-what-you-can performances)

CAST

King Henry IV  - Bruce Bohne (AEA)

Prince John of Lancaster/ Poins - Damien Leverett

Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland / Sheriff of London / Lord Chief Justice / Traveler - Corey de Danann

Henry Percy, aka “Hotspur”/ Justice Shallow - Ben Shaw

Sir John Falstaff - Gary Briggle (AEA)

Earl of Westmoreland / Silence / Peto / Corporal Nym - Kjer Whiting

Bardolph - Don Maloney

Pistol / Sir Walter Blunt / Earl of Surrey / Douglas - Kaylyn Forkey

Dame Quickly / Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester / Traveler - Meg Bradley

Doll Tearsheet / Vernon / Lady Percy / Bishop of London / Earl of Warwick / Traveler - Anna Leverett  

Henry (Hal), Prince of Wales, later King Henry V  - James Napoleon Stone

CREW

Director - Wendy Lehr & Gary Briggle, Stage Manager - Sarah Wolf, Lighting Design - Mark Kieffer, Costume Design - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, Music Director - Ben Larson, Sound Design - Forest Godfrey, Fight Director - Adam Scarpello, Intimacy Coach - Emma VanVactor-Lee, Dialect Coach - Jim Ahrens, Production Manager - James Napoleon Stone

TICKETS https://citypagestix.com/organizations/theatre-coup-d-etat

The show will run approximately 100 minutes with one intermission. Free street parking is available.

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8 pm

Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

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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