Thursday, August 17, 2017

9 am

Swimmy: Theatre for the Very Young

9:00 am

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$10
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017  •  Ages 1-5  •  World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

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Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni is produced with permission of Nora Lionni. By Leo Lionni © 1963, © renewed 1991.

 

This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

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10 am

Swimmy: Theatre for the Very Young

10:30 am

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017  •  Ages 1-5  •  World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

Buy Tickets

 

Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni is produced with permission of Nora Lionni. By Leo Lionni © 1963, © renewed 1991.

 

This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

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12 pm

Swimmy: Theatre for the Very Young

12:00 pm

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Swimmy Theatre for the Very Young

Aug 4 – 19, 2017  •  Ages 1-5  •  World Premiere Exclusive!

Based on the book by Leo Lionni.

Buy Tickets

 

Swimmy, Theatre for the Very Young – Aug 4 - 19, 2017

Journey with us to the depths of the ocean as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with the subtly beautiful tale of Swimmy, based on the Caldecott Honor book by Leo Lionni. Being a different color doesn’t stop Swimmy from teaching his fellow fish to think “outside the box.” His uniqueness is just the thing to inspire his school to work together to ward off impending danger. Swimmy may also just inspire our youngest audiences to join in this imaginative under water adventure.

Swimmy by Leo Lionni is produced with permission of Nora Lionni. By Leo Lionni © 1963, © renewed 1991.

 

This production is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts

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1 pm

Livin’ La Vida Lutheran

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
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Presented by The Looney Lutherans
  • Musical

The ladies of the Looney Lutherans are on a book tour in support of their masterpiece, (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide, Use Your Food: A Guide to Healthy Living Inside and Out, From Our Kitchen to Yours, Eat Like a Lutheran! They’ll give audiences some of the extremely essential life advice found in Use Your Food—like how to put together a “Lutheran-sexy” ensemble using common household items, plus original musical numbers like “Menopause Medley” and “Hotdish for Husbands.” Cooked up in 2006 by the founding members of the popular Church Basement Ladies series of musicals, the Looney Lutherans offer a fresh, funny take on a certain type of good Midwestern woman that has audiences laughing in recognition.

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6 pm

Audience Empowerment Workshop

6:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Frey Theater at The O'Shaughnessy
St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul MN

FREE

Presented by Ananya Dance Theatre
  • Dance

FREE EVENT • Learn about “Shyamali: Sprouting Words,” our 2017 production, and how to watch abstract, metaphoric dance. Our Audience Empowerment Workshop/Open Rehearsal happens Thursday, August 17, 6:30pm-8pm.

This event is FREE, open to the public, and takes place at the Frey Theater in The O’Shaughnessy complex at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul.

ADT dancers will perform excerpts from “Shyamali.” These excerpts will alternate with questions and conversations between the workshop attendees and the dancers. An opportunity for attendees to participate with the dancers in making movement from “Shyamali” will end the workshop.

As an option to help you make the most of the Audience Empowerment Workshop, we invite you to review the four short videos that describe the foundations of our artistic practice, YorchhaShawngramAanch, and Daakhttp://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/philosophy/

The O’Shaughnessy offers free parking, and is accessible via bus and bus transfers from the Blue and Green LRT lines: http://www.metrotransit.org/.

The O’Shaughnessy offers large print programs, seating for individuals in wheelchairs, along with accompanying companion seating located in the same area, and holds seating for patrons who are hard of hearing or visually disabled. If you have an accessibility request, please explain it to the ticket office and we will do our best to seat you in a location that accommodates your needs.

Engaging Dance Audiences is administered by Dance/USA and made possible with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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7 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802

$10-$15
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

Spend a summer evening dreaming under the light of the Fairyland Moon, with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Mismatched lovers Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius and Helena encounter a supernatural squabble that will alter their destinies forever. Will mischevious Puck create harmony or cacophony within the forest? Love, magic and wonder fill the air as dream blend with reality in this must-see Shakespeare classic.

Performed by teen actors ages 13-18.

Presenting Sponsor:  Otis-Magie Insurance Agency

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Cabaret

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN, 55802

$18-$20
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love.

As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.

Presenting Sponsors:  Duluth Barrel Works and Vikre Distillery

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! The close-knit women who frequent Truvy’s Beauty Salon have lots of time to gossip, but it’s their unshakeable bonds that define them. Amid cuts, curls and free advice, these six glorious Southern belles share the joys and bear the sorrows of life together. With its mix of quick humor, quirky personalities and touching sentimentality, you’ll fall in love all over again with a story and characters that are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

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The Children's Hour

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Festival Theatre
Franklin Square Black Box, 125 N Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

13.50 - 26
Call 715.483.3387
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Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Drama

Lillian Hellman's under-produced classic of the American Theatre, The Children's Hour is a story of selfishness, lies, and bullying - of loss of self, of self-discovery, truth and heartache. It's a tragedy of life and how malicious actions can take it all away. 

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West Side Story

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

St. Mark's Lutheran Church (North St. Paul, MN)
2499 N. Helen Street, North St. Paul, MN 55109

$8-$10
Call 651-777-7451 ext.420
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Presented by Saint Mark's Lutheran Church (North St. Paul, MN)
  • Drama
  • Musical

Saint Mark's Lutheran Church is proud to present their Summer 2017 production of West Side Story!

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Performances are August 10-20 at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church in North Saint Paul, running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors 65+. Order tickets online at www.stmarks-nsp.org or by phone at 651-777-7451 ext. 420. We hope to see you there!

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

7:30 pm

Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington, MN 55431

$12 - $41
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Artistry
  • Musical

July 29 - August 27, 2017

 

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by: Tim Rice

Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell

Music Director: Denise Prosek

 

“… a fun night of quick-paced theatrical entertainment.” (Katherine Waddell, Broadway World Review)

Joseph is an ageless tale set to a bold new beat in Director/Choreographer Michael Matthew Ferrell’s staging. Reimagined to reflect Ferrell’s lyrical and athletic styles, this story about overcoming odds and fulfilling one’s destiny will captivate contemporary audiences of all ages. Featuring one of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s catchiest scores in a myriad of musical styles, Joseph tells the tale of a young dreamer haunted by prophetic visions that he will one day rule over his eleven jealous brothers.  Fueled by animosity, his brothers sell Joseph into slavery in dangerous and unfamiliar Egypt, where he must find his own way and face the greatest trials of his life.

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Rhythmically Speaking 2017

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20-$23
Call 612-339-4944
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Presented by Rhythmically Speaking
  • Dance
  • Improv

The 2017 show marks the ninth installment of Rhythmically Speaking's annual production featuring work by local and national choreographers creating jazz and American vernacular dance. This year's production, exploring how rhythm and groove serve as means to both escape and connect, will feature the work of:

  • Karla Grotting
  • O’Calla Joslyn
  • Kaleena Miller
  • Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic Director)
  • Laura Osterhaus
  • Jeffrey Peterson (MN-bred, PA-based)
  • Abigail Whitmore

The show runs at 7:30pm on August 17th-19th and also at 2:00pm on the 19th at the Illusion Theater (8th floor of the Cowles Center). For more on each choreographer and the history of this production series, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org.

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GHOST the MUSICAL

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Leadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by OLD LOG THEATRE
  • Musical

MUSICAL REGIONAL PREMIERE

Book & Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN,

Music& Lyrics by DAVE STEWART & GLEN BALLARD.

 Adapted from the Academy Award-winning film starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, GHOST THE MUSICAL follows Sam and Molly; a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam’s untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, who helps him in the hope of saving and protecting Molly.

Wednesday 130p Matinee;  Thu-Sat 730p; Sun 2p Matinee

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ANYTHING GOES

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Burnsville Mraz Center
600 E. Highway 13 , Burnsville, MN

$10-$12
Call 952-484-3296
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Presented by Burnsville Summer Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

ANYTHING GOES

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production, the first of many to come to the Burnsville Mraz Center presented by Burnsville Summer Theatre!

Winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, ANTHING GOES is considered one of the greatest musicals in Musical Theatre history!  When the S.S. American sets out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course of true love.

Proving sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise or some good old fashioned blackmail. This timeless classic is full of some of Cole Porter’s most memorable standards such as “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “It’s De-Lovely”, “Friendship”, and of course, “Anything Goes”!

Performances are August 17, 18, 19 & 20

 at the Burnsville Mraz Center

located at 600 E. Highway 13 in Burnsville, MN

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8 pm

Grease

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

After a decade, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history returns to the Main Stage!

Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!

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