Thursday, March 12, 2020

10 am

IRON HEARTED VIOLET

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
  • Drama
  • Kids

IRON HEARTED VIOLET

March 6 – 22, 2020

Based on the book by Kelly Barnhill

 Newbery Medal Winning Author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
 Parent’s Choice Gold Award Book

SOMETIMES STORIES CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Best enjoyed by AGES 7 & UP

“In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn’t most fairy tales.” When Princess Violet and her best friend Demetrius discover a forbidden book in a hidden room, they unknowingly release the evil Nybbas into their world. The two friends pair up with an ancient dragon to try and save their kingdom, but the wicked creature’s triumph or demise all depends on how the story is told. This enchanted tale by the Minneapolis-based, Newbery Winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon comes to life on our stage in an enthralling adventure about the power of stories to change the world.

Copyright © 2012 by Kelly Barnhill

TICKET ON SALE DATES:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – School Groups on Sale
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Subscriber On Sale
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Public On Sale

DATES & SHOWTIMES

Fri 3/6/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 3/7/2020 – 1:00 PM
Sun 3/8/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM * ( * Pay What You Can Performance )

Wed 3/11/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/12/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/13/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/14/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 3/15/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 3/18/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/19/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/20/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/21/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Sun 3/22/2020 – 1:00 PM

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Twelfth Night

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario, finds employment with the handsome Orsino and secretly falls in love with him though Orsino pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

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12 pm

IRON HEARTED VIOLET

12:30 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
  • Drama
  • Kids

IRON HEARTED VIOLET

March 6 – 22, 2020

Based on the book by Kelly Barnhill

 Newbery Medal Winning Author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
 Parent’s Choice Gold Award Book

SOMETIMES STORIES CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Best enjoyed by AGES 7 & UP

“In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn’t most fairy tales.” When Princess Violet and her best friend Demetrius discover a forbidden book in a hidden room, they unknowingly release the evil Nybbas into their world. The two friends pair up with an ancient dragon to try and save their kingdom, but the wicked creature’s triumph or demise all depends on how the story is told. This enchanted tale by the Minneapolis-based, Newbery Winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon comes to life on our stage in an enthralling adventure about the power of stories to change the world.

Copyright © 2012 by Kelly Barnhill

TICKET ON SALE DATES:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – School Groups on Sale
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Subscriber On Sale
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Public On Sale

DATES & SHOWTIMES

Fri 3/6/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 3/7/2020 – 1:00 PM
Sun 3/8/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM * ( * Pay What You Can Performance )

Wed 3/11/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/12/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/13/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/14/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 3/15/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 3/18/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/19/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/20/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/21/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Sun 3/22/2020 – 1:00 PM

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7 pm

Matilda (POSTPONED)

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$15-$17
Call 218-733-7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Kids

This event is postponed. Please visit duluthplayhouse.org for updates!

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Perpich Arts High School presents "The Theory of Relativity"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway Golden Valley, MN 55422

Students & Seniors $5 Adults $8
Call 763-279-4207

Presented by Perpich Arts High School
  • Musical

“A simple physics test question prompts a group of young people to consider their lives. As each one separately ponders personal dilemmas of connection, they become aware of each other...One by one, each of the people gathered shares their own tale.” By the end of the show, “the group has become a motley, but cohesive, community, able to re-frame the simple physics problem into a deeper question about the nature of human relationships. Together, the full company celebrates the remarkable interconnectedness of life.”

Students & Seniors $5
Adults $8
Tickets are available at the door 45 minutes prior to showtime.
Call 763-279-4207 between 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. to purchase tickets in advance.
All pre-purchased tickets MUST be picked up no later than 15 minutes prior to showtime or they will be released.

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Saint Joan

7:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Plymouth Congregational Church Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15
Call 6122136443
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Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama

SET IN 15th century France, amidst the bloody backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War with England, the play follows the miraculous life of a simple country girl who changed not only the tide of the war but also the course of world history. Written in 1923 by George Bernard Shaw, one of England's most celebrated and influential writers, Saint Joan premiered only three years after the official canonization of Joan of Arc as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Presented in the Chapel at Plymouth Congregational Church. March 6th - March 21st

Pay What You Can Preview on March 5th

Tickets are $15 minimum on a sliding scale

Free parking is available at the church

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The World Over by Keith Bunin

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Open Window Theatre
5300 S Robert Trl #400, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$20-$34
Call 6126151515
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Presented by Open Window Theatre
  • Drama

“We’re all of us meant to be heroes”. Join us for the regional premiere of playwright Keith Bunin’s unforgettable tale of adventure, love, loss and redemption. Drawing on a vast array of influences from the Bible, to The Odyssey, to Shakespeare, The World Over masterfully speaks to the original beauty and goodness of the human person, while showing just how far we’ve fallen. At once wholly fantastical and profoundly truthful, Bunin never leaves us without humor or hope in this epic story of a man in search of his home. Adam believes he is the lost prince of Gildoray, but nobody else in the world believes that Gildoray even exists. Adam will journey the world over, battling monsters, enduring shipwrecks, and daring deeds of heroism, to search for his lost kingdom and save his people.

"THE WORLD OVER is exceeding wise: a profound, insightful, thought-provoking examination of the most fundamental aspects of our humanity.” -NYTheatre.com

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Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop

7:30 pm

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

$30 - $36
Call (612)-332-6620
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

The Brave New Workshop is all-in on throwback humor with its latest production, Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop. The renowned comedy theatre is bringing back all its best and brightest material, its most hilarious sketches, along with a few one-off weird ones from yesteryear. So, no matter how you remember the 2010s (a walk down memory pain, or full of raucous laughter), Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop is just the ticket to welcome in the brave new decade.

 

Written & Performed by: Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott and Taj Ruler

Musical Direction by: Jon Pumper

Technical Direction by: Matthew Vichlach

Directed by: Caleb McEwen

 

5 Previews:  Jan 30 & 31 Feb 1, 5, 6

Opening Night:  Friday, Feb 7

Show Run:  Feb 7, 2020 – May 23, 2020

The show runs weekends and select weekdays. Show times vary. Full schedule at https://www.bravenewworkshop.com/theatre/show-calendar/.

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The Dixie Swim Club

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

Written by Jones Hope Wooten
Directed by Eric Morris

This touching comedy centers around five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team. The group sets aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The play begins 22 years after they graduate from college. "The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce and aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of 'teamwork', rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. It is really a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years. 

Jones Hope Wooten are the authors of “Golden Girls” and “Savannah Sipping Society”

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Twelfth Night

7:30 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario, finds employment with the handsome Orsino and secretly falls in love with him though Orsino pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

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The Convert

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Ave St Paul, MN 55114

$25-30
Call 612-724-3760
Buy tickets online

Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Drama

A powerful play exploring British colonialism in southern Africa and the use of Christianity for cultural disruption.

Set in 1896 Rhodesia, a young girl whose father has passed away is to be traded, by her uncle, to an older man with ten wives in exchange for a number of goats. She escapes this forced marriage by taking refuge in the home of an African teacher in the Catholic church. In exchange, she is given a new name, forbidden to practice her traditional beliefs, required to wear clothing of the colonizers, and, eventually, is cut off from her family to prove her Christian faith. As tensions in the surrounding villages grow, THE CONVERT explores the struggle between tribal customs and the ways of the British settlers, between traditional African beliefs and the Christianity brought by the colonizers. As tensions rise in the nearby villages, resistance could mean death.

 “After producing ECLIPSED nearly a decade ago, we have been pursuing the rights for THE CONVERT and we couldn’t be more thrilled to embark on this adventure,” says director Wendy Knox. “In some ways, THE CONVERT is a very unFrank play: it’s a big, historical, realistic, three-act play! Thematically, however, it’s right up Frank’s alley. During auditions, I had two actors, who were unfamiliar with Frank’s work, ask why I was doing this play. I answered that I thought the play was an excellent exploration of the roots of white supremacy, and that the play had much to contribute to the larger conversation we are still having, and need to be having today.”

“The Convert is shown…to be a work considering questions of racial, political and religious identity and assimilation with a provocative intelligence …” —The Guardian

“Where do you belong? It’s a question that just about everyone has to face, sooner or later, in Danai Gurira’s The Convert. And the further we go, the more complex that question becomes. It’s a terrific play — a rich, thoughtful, carefully crafted piece..” —The Financial Times

ARTISTIC TEAM

Directed by Wendy Knox
Scenery designed by Joe Stanley
Costumes by Kathy Kohl
Lighting by Tony Stoeri
Fight direction by Annie Enneking
Sound by Dan Dukich
Stage managed by Megan Fae Dougherty

CAST

Maje Adams
Yinka Ayinde
Warren C. Bowles
Hope Cervantes
Ivory Doublette
A.J. Friday
Ashe Jaafaru

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The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Vanishing Point by Liv Cummins, Rob Hartmann, and Scott Keys

Vanishing Point

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$18-$20
Call 952-491-0779
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Musical

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents

Vanishing Point

Book & Lyrics by Liv Cummins & Rob Hartmann; Music by Rob Hartmann; Original Concept & Additional Lyrics by Scott Keys

Directed by Kari Steinbach

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously: Agatha disappeared for eleven days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. The show has a cast of three: the women play not only their central role but also each others’ mothers, husbands, friends, reporters, and so on.

See this incredible performance on 12 select dates between March 6 and 22, 2020 at the Black Box Theatre inside the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W Old Shakopee Road.

Vanishing Point is a production of The Chameleon Theatre Circle and is part of the 2019-2020 Performance Series presented by Bloomington Center for the Arts, a division of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. For details on all of the exciting performances throughout the season, visit blm.mn/bca-performance-series.

Additional Crew Credits:

Joanna McLarnan, Lighting Designer

Forest Godfrey, Sound Designer

Toni Solie, Stage Manager

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FACE TO FACE: OUR HMONG COMMUNITY

7:30 pm

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

$27 – $70 (Discounts for students, seniors, military, groups, and people age 30 and under)
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Storytelling

Park Square inaugurates FACE TO FACE, partnering this season with the internationally renowned Ping Chong + Company, a New York leader in community-specific, interview-based theatre events. Using their own words, our neighbors become the storytellers, creating a theatre piece that reveals the vibrancy and resiliency of Hmong families in Saint Paul. FACE TO FACE is a new ongoing series celebrating cultures and addressing issues in our community.

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Thunder Knocking on the Door at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15-$45
Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Featuring Ronnie AllenBrian BoseRajané Katurah, Greta Oglesby and T. Mychael Rambo

This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the Delta Blues guitar.

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The Bacchae

7:30 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

In Euripides’ tale of hubris and tyranny, a disguised Dionysus descends on the city of Thebes to prove Zeus is his father and settle a score with his mortal adversary King Pentheus. His attempts to tear the people’s loyalties away from the king cause a frenzy of emotion that lands Dionysus in prison. But Pentheus’ misguided attempt to suppress the god’s influence tests his leadership and threatens to bring his family to ruin. With striking visuals and bewitching beauty, legendary director Anne Bogart gives this ancient tale a modern, razor-sharp edge.

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THE RED SHOES

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404

$10-26
Call (612) 874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

THE RED SHOES takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a film noir fairytale.

Somewhere in the heart of the Big City, our heroine is hiding in a tiny apartment, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she’s not alone. A pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our her into a harrowing film noir adventure through the labyrinths and spiral staircases of her own mind, where she must face down her fears of what lurks in the subway tunnel, and discover what fate has in store for her up on the rooftop! 

Equally humorous and hair-raising, THE RED SHOES draws inspiration and influences from vintage detective novels, black and white film noir movies of the 1930s and ’40s, and case studies of amnesia and multiple personality. The inventive use of manipulated objects, dolls, and masks provide a dream-like quality to the unfolding adventure.

 

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8 pm

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

8:00 pm
Runs 143 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN

$53 - $93
Call 9529341525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

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