Thursday, March 19, 2020

11 am

Hamlet

11:00 am
Runs 175 minutes

Shakespearean Youth Theatre
550 Vandalia St #306 Saint Paul, MN 55114

$10 - $35
Call 651-330-5037
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Presented by Shakespearean Youth Theatre
  • Drama

"The time is out of joint..."

A king has died. His widow has hastily remarried. The king's son has returned home to find rot and corruption beneath the pristine facade of the state. As the nation is thrown into a whirlpool of chaos, lives are uprooted, and revenge, ambition, and madness reign unchecked. Welcome to Elsinore.

Both timeless and strikingly relevant, Shakespeare’s harrowing exploration of identity, justice, and coming-of-age remains one of the greatest and most complex stories in the western canon. Join the SYT Core Ensemble as they delve into the mysterious, unsettling world of Hamlet.

CAST: The SYT Core Ensemble, actors ages 13 - 19 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Logan Verdoorn
Lukas Brasherfons
Kevin Springer
Ashlie Kaun
Søren Olsen
Alex Olsen
Josh Dudley
Annie Enneking
Ezra Jackson-Smith 
Gabriel Peñaloza-Hernandez
The young artists of SYT's Core Ensemble Tech Track 

About Shakespearean Youth Theatre:

For seventeen years, Shakespearean Youth Theatre has empowered young people across the Twin Cities to engage with classic literature and create groundbreaking theatre. The foundation of our innovative programming is a core belief in the power of youth voices to transform communities. SYT’s Core Ensemble Program includes a fourteen-week class focused on deep reading, exploration and play analysis, followed by an eight week rehearsal period culminating in a professionally-produced run of the play. SYT also offers workshops, classes, and camps throughout the year at SYT's theatre in Saint Paul.

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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
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Kids

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

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Big Fish

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, MN

Free Admission - Ticket Is required
Call 952-473-8877
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Presented by Good Works Community Theater (at Wayzata Community Church)
  • Musical

Wayzata Community Church's own Good Works Community Theater is proud to present
our 20th Anniversary Production, BIG FISH!

 

Admission is free, however a ticket is required due to limited seating. 
Head to www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org/community/theater/ for Ticketing information. 

Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about families and community, and the stories that we use to define our identities. We hope you’ll consider making a splash with us in March 2020 as a part of this beautiful story that includes sweeping music, larger-than-life production numbers, and a reminder that life is not always about the destination, but the lessons you learn along the way and those who are on the journey with you.

PRODUCTION DATES
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 22, 2020 
7:00pm each evening, 2:00pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday

For more information, contact Autumn Toussaint, Director of the Good Works Community Theater, at [email protected], or 612-251-3396.

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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 Rinky Dink Show: Rinky Dink Distracts You From Everything!

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Comedy

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the backroom of the bowling alley.

The world is a series of ever growing dumpster fires. No, seriously. Look around you. There's one there, one over there, two back there, and one in-between that vaping hut and organic pet food kiosk. Ain't nobody got time for that. Let the savviest comedy troupe in town make you forget about all that, at least for 80-90 minutes depending on applause breaks with sketch, song, stand-up, and some serious silly, slightly off-center.

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Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Beverly John Lord Knight Performance Hall
3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

Presented by University of Northwestern - St. Paul
  • Musical

Sail away on a high-flying journey with Peter Pan, Wendy, John, and Michael to the enchanted world of Neverland! Based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale about the boy who wouldn’t grow up and his band of Lost Boys, this heartwarming musical dazzles with a captivating score by Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning songwriting duo behind Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s smash hit Mary Poppins. This delightful production of the classic Peter Pan story is guaranteed to bring forth one’s inner child and send you reeling “Just Beyond the Stars.”

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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
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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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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
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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 SHOW

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE #120 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Presented by E/D
  • Experimental

THE SHOW, a new contemporary performance by E/D, is a glitter bomb of feminine force that rips off the band-aid of pretense and lets the mess flow. Featuring E/D’s signature combination of journey, abstraction, and unforgettable imagery, THE SHOW is inspired by the angst of girlhood, the women we’ve always wanted to be, and how ugly things are always ugly, even when you cover them in sequins.

It’s loud. Unapologetic. Undeniably exciting. And is proudly made by women artists for everyone.

Created & Performed by Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger

All seating is general admission.

Opening Night: March 13
Pay What You Choose: March 16 and 18
Talkbacks: March 15, 16 and 18
Closing: March 22

Parking and the entrance to the theater are located at the back of the building. Look for the yellow door. There is also ample free street parking available in the evenings.

The Crane is a fully accessible venue. The main entrance is accessible via an external wheelchair lift. Once inside, the theaters, lobby, and restrooms are all at the same grade.

For content questions, please email [email protected] 

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First Lady Suite

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

First Lady Suite is an enthralling look into the lives of some of history’s most neglected figures, the wives of U.S. presidents.  The musical is presented in four vignettes.  The first piece, Over Texas, takes place aboard Air Force One on November 22nd, 1963. Mary Gallagher, the First Lady’s secretary, and Evelyn Lincoln, secretary to the President, are relaxing as they fly into Dallas.  While napping, Mary’s dreams become portentous nightmares as they are haunted by a ghostly Jackie and an eerie Lady Bird.  Where’s Mamie? is a time-travel fantasy as Mamie, melancholic and alone on her birthday, is paid a visit by the celebrated opera star Marian Anderson.  They travel to Algiers to confront Ike about an affair and warn him of the racial strife he’ll face later as President.  Olio presents first daughter Margaret Truman singing at a recital but constantly upstaged by First Lady Bess.  Eleanor Sleeps Here is a heart-rending examination of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok as they’re flown over Washington by Amelia Earhart. 

This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission.  

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E Main St, Anoka, MN

$30-$35
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Join the colorful characters of the London’s Music Hall Royale—a delightfully loony Victorian theater troupe—as they present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. The story centers on the young and charming Edwin Drood, who has been mysteriously murdered—but, by whom? His leering romantic rival? Mysterious twins newly arrived from Ceylon? Or, someone else more dastardly and villainous?

Unfortunately, Dickens passed away before revealing the culprit. So, in order to solve the mystery, the killer must be chosen by audience vote, revealing a different ending each night.

A winner of five Tony Awards in 1986, this charming and inventive show-within-a-show is a rip-roaring whodunit and a rollicking evening of jolly good musical fun.

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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
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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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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 RED SHOES

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$10-26
Call (612) 874-6338
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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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