Sunday, May 7, 2017

1 pm

When We Dead Awaken

1:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

Sculptor Arnold Rubek has it all: fame, fortune, a beautiful young wife. Yet his work has descended into mediocrity, and his life has sunk into a pit of boredom. A chance encounter with his muse—the model for his masterpiece and the only woman he ever loved—ignites in him the passions he has long stifled. Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. Subtitled "A Dramatic Epilogue," Ibsen's final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. 

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2 pm

Miss Lulu Bett

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 S. 31st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Free with donations to the Food Shelf

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
  • Drama

Set after World War I, “Miss Lulu Bett” is about a woman who “earns her keep” by taking care of her sister’s house and family. Circumstances following Lulu’s sudden marriage to the capricious brother of her sister’s husband, she finds herself at a crossroads which will ultimately change her life. “Miss Lulu Bett” is the first play by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Titanic

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

Arts Center on 7 at Minnetonka High School
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$12-20
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Minnetonka Theatre presents the 'Ship of Dreams' musical masterpiece...Titanic 

Directed by Trent Boyum

​Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston, Book by Peter Stone 

Winner of five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical, Titanic is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage. The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world-called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship-should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.

​In a stunning chamber musical as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Titanic tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there. Spanning all classes, Titanic captures the stories from the whole range of humanity aboard the ship: from workers in the boiler room to first-class attendants, from the poorest passengers, who scraped together their life savings to purchase third-class tickets to America, to some of the wealthiest men of the Victorian age, including John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim. Full of memorable characters based on the real men and women on the ship, Titanic is a powerful, complex look at the making of a tragedy

April 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm

April 23* at 2:00 pm

May 5, 6 at 7:30 pm

May 7 at 2:00 pm

​*This performance will be followed by a talk back with the Director, cast and crew.

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Savannah Sipping Society

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ole Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior MN

$25-$35
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique single Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends

Wednesday 1:30p; Thu-Sun 7:30p; 

 

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The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
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Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

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Lone Star Spirits

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$35-$45
Call (612) 822-7063
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Presented by The Jungle Theater
  • Comedy

by Josh Tobiessen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Terry Hempleman, John Catron, Christian Bardin, Nate Cheeseman, and Thallis Santesteban

APRIL 8 - MAY 7

Previews April 5-7

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

New York Times Critics' Pick

When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls' night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.

 

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Stone Soup

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stone Soup

Apr 21 – May 21, 2017  •  ALL AGES  •  World Premiere

Script & Lyrics by Jeannine Coulombe, Music & Lyrics by Michael Gruber

An original musical adaptation based on the European folktale.

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Stone Soup - Apr 21 - May 21, 2017

 

The classic folktale of the feared strangers who inspire a whole community through the use of one little stone charms its way onto our main stage this spring in a world premiere musical. When war-weary foreigners arrive in the village square, fear and suspicion reign. But as the outsiders start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals is prompted to contribute to the ever-growing, communal meal. Come share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.

MUSICAL   |   RUNNING TIME: TBA

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm Captioned performance
  • Saturday, May 6 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance

 

This production is sponsored byStages Theatre Company's 2017/2018 Season Sponsor JERRY'S FOODS

Illustrations © 1998 by Susan Gaber. Published 1998 by August House LittleFolk. Used by permission of August House LittleFolk. All rights reserved.

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In an effort to build a feast for the whole community, we invite you to bring a non-perishable food or non food item for our community to the performance of Stone Soup you are attending.

 

All donations will be collected in the theatre during the performance. In addition, monetary donations for ICA can be made at the Box Office.

ALL DONATIONS BENEFIT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THROUGH ICA FOOD SHELF! ICA Food Shelf provides food, job coach support, and resources to our neighbords in need in Hopkins, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland.

FOOD & NON-FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Edison High School Auditorium
700 22nd Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN 55412

$15-$20
Call 612-724-8373

Presented by Morris Park Players
  • Musical

The Morris Park Players Presents  

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Benjamin Wagner

Music Director Blake Brauer

April 21, 28, May 5 & 6 - 7:30pm 

April 22, 29, 30, May 7 -  2:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Revenge of the Space Pandas

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$12-$22
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Kids

By David Mamet
Music by Alaric Jans
Directed by Brian J Proball
 

Binky Rudich, his friend Viv, and his almost human sheep Bob, tinker with a two-speed clock with the idea that, as Binky says, "Time on Earth moves at the same speed all the time, but there is another speed, a slower speed, and if we could find it, everything would stand still on Earth and we would spin off." And they do! To Crestview, Fourth World in the Goolagong System, ruled by George Topax and guarded by the Great Space Pandas.

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, David Mamet, pens this colorful children’s sci-fi fantasy full of vibrant characters and hilarious dialogue perfectly suited to our second annual Theater for Young Performers production. 

SCHOOL DAY MATINEES are offered to school groups on May 4 and 5. Contact the Box Office for more information.

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Sweet Land The Musical

History Theatre
30 East 10th Street St.Paul, MN 55101

$15-$52
Call 6512924323
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Presented by History Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Book by Perrin Post
Lyrics & Book by Laurie Flanigan-Hegge
Music by Dina Maccabee
From the film Sweet Land by Ali Selim and the short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver
Directed by Perrin Post
Choreography by Joe Chvala
Musical Arrangements by Robert Elhai
Musical Direction by Jason Hansen

April 29–May 28, 2017

A poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience.

1920. Inge Altenberg journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But in the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land reminds us of who we are - and where we came from.

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Little Wars

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by PRIME Productions
  • Drama

It’s France, 1940. Tensions are high. The booze is flowing. War is coming. Written by Steven Carl McCasland, Little Wars features Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Alice B. Toklas and Muriel Gardiner having the best what-if dinner party you can imagine. Together they’ll drink, scoff and face their demons. Everyone has a confession. Someone has a secret.  

Shelli Place directs the all-women cast which includes Candace Barrett-Birk, Sue Scott, Elizabeth Desotelle, Laura Adams, Vanessa Gamble, Alison Edwards, and Miriam Schwartz. Little Wars is the debut performance of PRIME Productions, a new professional theater company in the Twin Cities focused on “Celebrating women in their second act.” 

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The Secret Garden

Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

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

April 15 - May 14, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Directed by Lisa Channer

"A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the best surprise is that this show is the most adult new musical of the season." – USA Today

Based on the beloved children's book, The Secret Garden is a musical telling of a classic Victorian story. Eleven year-old orphan Mary Lennox is taken to live at the estate of her reclusive uncle Archibald. A deep melancholy pervades the house and its overgrown grounds, but Mary's youthful spirit leads her to find beauty and joy in the place. An enthralling show for adults and a perfect introduction to "grown-up" theater for children, The Secret Garden is a story of spring, renewal, and the happiness a young girl can nurture when she is determined to make things grow.

Cast:
Ben Johnson - Archibald Craven 
Jennifer Eckes - Lily 
Taras Wybaczynsky, Jr. - Neville Craven 
Caitlyn Carroll - Mary 
Kate Regan - Mary Understudy 
Gavin Nienaber - Colin 
David Beukema - Ben 
Gracie Anderson - Martha 
Seth Tychon - Dickon 
Diana Wilde - Mrs. Medlock 
Deidre Cochran - Ayah / Chorus 
Kelly Matthews - Chorus / Claire Holmes 
Hazen Markoe - Chorus/ Lieutenant Wright / Major Shelly 
Corey de Danann - Chorus / Mrs. Shelly 
Eric Sargent - Chorus / Albert 
Siri Hammond - Chorus / Rose 
Daniel Vinitsky - Chorus / Major Holmes 
TBA - Chorus / Fakir 
Cassandra Utt - Alice / Mrs. Winthrop

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, April 15th through Sunday, May 14th with performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.

New This Season: We are pleased to offer a *Ticketed Preview of The Secret Garden on Friday, April 14th at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, April 24th at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, April 14th): The ticketed preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. Schneider Theater tickets cost $12. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, April 24th): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance for every production. Audience members attending this performance can purchase tickets for any whole dollar amount they can afford. 

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 30th.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, May 7th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, May 11th at 7:30pm. 

Ticket Info:
Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Box Office Phone: 952-563-8575
Adults: $41
Seniors (62+): $36
Next Generations (30 and Under): $12
($3 off Adult & Senior tickets for Wednesday/Thursday performances)

At the Schneider Theater...

For more information: https://artistrymn.org/theater/garden

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

2:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Book and Lyrics by Judith Viorst. Music by Shelly Markham
Adapted from the book by Judith Viorst
May 5 – 21, 2017

For every kid who has begged “read it just one more time!” after reaching the last page of this beloved story, here’s a musical adaptation that will offer up a favorite anti-hero in an marvelous new way. And for those who have not yet met the beleaguered Alexander, beset by the worst set of troubles a kid could ever find crammed into one day,  get ready to enjoy some sympathetic chuckles and more than a few outright belly laughs during this lively production. With a day that includes bossy brothers, lima beans for dinner and kissing on tv, Alexander’s struggles with life’s daily dramas will entertain and educate young audiences as they identify with the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to realize that bad days happen—even in Australia.

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Wit

2:00 pm

Black Box Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$9 - $30
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Artistry
  • Drama

May 6 – 28, 2017

Written by Margaret Edson
Directed by Benjamin McGovern

"... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times

"I was dismayed to discover that the play would contain elements of... humor." So says Dr. Vivian Bearing as she introduces her story to us. Wit is a brilliantly-crafted and unflinching look at the last chapter of Ms. Bearing's life. Armed with a sharp intellect, this professor of 17th century poetry wrestles with the ultimate question of what it means to be alive.

Cast:

Sally Wingert* - Dr. Vivian Bearing
Todd Hansen - Harvey Kelekian, MD / Mr Bearing
Corey DiNardo - Jason Posner, MD 
Christina Castro - Susie Monahan, RN, BSN
Barbara Berlovitz - Dr. E.M. Ashford, PhD
Carl Swanson - Ensemble
Mike Swan - Ensemble
Jamie Fields - Ensemble
Allison Witham – Ensemble

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, May 6th through Sunday, May 28th with performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.

New This Season: We are pleased to offer a *Ticketed Preview of Wit on Friday, May 5th at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, May 15th at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, May 5th): The ticketed preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. Black Box Theater tickets cost $9. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, May 15th): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance for every production. Audience members attending this performance can purchase tickets for any whole dollar amount they can afford. 

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, May 14th.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, May 14th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, May 18th at 7:30pm. 

Ticket Info:
Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Box Office Phone: 952-563-8575
Adults: $30
Seniors (62+): $26
Next Generations (30 and Under): $9
($2 off Adult & Senior tickets for Wednesday/Thursday performances)

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For more information: https://artistrymn.org/theater/wit

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110 In The Shade

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Theatre In The Round
245 Cedar Avenue Minneapolis MN 55454-1054

Presented by Theatre In The Round
  • Musical

This simple, poignant musicalfeatures a lively score from the creators of The Fantasticks. Lizzie Curry struggles alongside her father and brothers to keep their cattle ranch going in the drought-stricken southwest in the 1930s. Then Bill Starbuck strides into town, promising to bring rain, and turns the town - and Lizzie's world - upside down.

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GIRL Shakes Loose

2:00 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$40
Call 651.224.3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri’s
GIRL SHAKES LOOSE
Directed by May Adrales

Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules, finishing college and then graduate school. She is perfectly poised for success, but something is in her way. Floundering in love, life, and career, GIRL goes on a journey to discover what she’s missing, but wherever she goes, there she is. Eventually, GIRL learns that what she’s seeking is herself: powerful, grounded, and so much stronger than she thought. A groundbreaking new musical by Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri, GIRL Shakes Loose is the soulful story of one woman’s search for herself. Featuring the lush poetry of Sonia Sanchez and a stirring original score, you won’t want to miss this world premiere. Brimming with hope, humor, and headstrong passion, you’ll cheer GIRL on, remembering your own journey along the way.

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"Le Petit Moulin"

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$26-$50
Call 8775087890
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Presented by COLLIDE Theatrical
  • Musical
  • Dance

COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:

    LE PETIT MOULIN

April 21-May 7, 2017 at The Ritz Theater

For Tickets: www.collidetheatrical.org

Inspired by the infamous cabaret club, The Moulin Rouge, COLLIDE presents an original jazz dance musical, Le Petit Moulin April 20-May 7 at The Ritz Theater.

At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is struggling to stay afloat. Join us in the journey of two sisters and a remarkable group of women as their passion for dance and fight for survival sparks the birth of one of the most famous cabaret clubs in history. Featuring bold choreography and incredible talent, Le Petit Moulin fuses dance, theater and live music into an unforgettable experience.  Our family-friendly production features ten professional dancers, two vocalists, and a live band playing familiar pop hits and classic favorites in a jazz dance musical like you’ve never seen before.

Starring Andrea Mislan (International Tour of “Chicago”, Cirque Du Soleil), Heather Brockman (Ballet of the Dolls), Michael Hanna (The Guthrie Theater) and Katie Gearty (Lead vocalist H&B), with choreography by Regina Peluso, direction by Joshua Campbell, music direction and arrangements by Doug Rohde.

Admission:                           $50 VIP, $34.00 General Admission, $26.00 Student/Seniors.

Performances Times:        Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30 and Sat & Sun 2pm.

Dates:                                     April 20-24, April 27-30 and May 4-7 2017.

Location:                               The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Mpls 55413

Full Cast:                               Rebecca Abroe, Heather Brockman, Katie Gearty, Michael Hanna, Mackenzie Lewis, Jennifer Mack, Cameron Melincke, Andrea Mislan, Sean O’Hea, Nicole Riebe, Doug Rohde, Dave Selner, Nicole Zwolski.

Photos:                                  Dan Norman, featuring Andrea Mislan

Tickets:                                 Visit www.collidetheatrical.org or call 877-508-7890.

 

COLLIDE Theatrical is a non-profit dance company who’s mission is to create original, Broadway-style jazz dance musicals in an effort to engage, entertain, and inspire audiences. 

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Happy Days

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$20-$25
Call 651-429-5674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Happy Days, A New Musical

Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again!

APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017

Directed by Justin Cervantes

A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television series, Happy Days brings you back to 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun!

If you like “Grease” you will love “Happy Days!”
—New York Daily News

Tickets: $25 Regular / $23 Senior / $20 Student

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A Year with Frog and Toad

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

A Year with Frog and Toad
Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on Arnold Lobel’s Newbery and Caldecott Honor Books
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics and book by Willie Reale
Original Direction by David Petrarca
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Daniel Pelzig 

ASL/AD: June 2 at 7PM
ASL Only: June 4 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: June 16 at 7PM

Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons. The amphibian odd couple celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them the best-est of friends while joined by a colorful cast of birds, mice, turtles, and that slo-o-ow snail with the mail. Nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this unforgettable and tuneful musical is back on our stage after almost a decade! Don’t miss this exuberant story based on the treasured books by Arnold Lobel in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring. 

This production was commissioned and created by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN.

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.

 

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The super-hero squirrel, Ulysses and the self-proclaimed cynic Flora Belle Buckman land in our Hopkins Jaycees Studio this spring in an inspiring story of being born anew. When Flora saves Ulysses after he is sucked up through a vacuum cleaner, neither could predict the changes that will ensue. This eccentric, endearing saga about the possibilities of hope and the promises of a capacious heart is a world premiere adaptation based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo’s 2014 Newbery Medal winner.

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Disney's Lion King Jr

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts Center
2100 WHITE BEAR AVE, MAPLEWOOD, MN

Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Musical
  • Kids

Ashland Productions presents their Middle School Production of Disney's Lion King Jr.

Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 2:00 PM

Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 2:00 PM

RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS of the Pridelands to welcome the newborn cub of King MUFASA and Queen SARABI ("Circle of Life with Nants' Ingonyama"). The king's jealous brother, SCAR, no longer heir to the throne, skips the ceremony, upsetting Mufasa. Time passes ("Grasslands Chant") and YOUNG SIMBA grows into a curious young lion. Mufasa explains the circle of life and that Young Simba will one day be king of the Pridelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard. Young Simba finds his best friend, YOUNG NALA, hunting with SARAFINA and the LIONESSES ("The Lioness Hunt") and invites her on his adventure. Once they ditch their overbearing babysitter, ZAZU ("I Just Can't Wait to Be King"), the cubs encounter the ravenous SHENZI, BANZAI and ED in the graveyard. Mufasa arrives and pummels the hyenas then takes the cubs home. Scar emerges from the darkness to recruit the HYENAS in his murderous plan to become king ("Be Prepared"). Back in the Pridelands, Mufasa reprimands Young Simba then shares the guidance of their ancestors, up among the stars ("They Live in You").

Enacting his plan, Scar leaves Young Simba alone in the gorge and signals the hyenas to scare a herd of wildebeest ("The Stampede"). Scar alerts Mufasa, who leaps into the stampede to save his son. Mufasa rescues Young Simba, but Scar pushes his brother back into the gorge, where he is trampled. Scar blames Young Simba for the king's death and tells him to run away and never return. As Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki and the lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Young Simba ("The Mourning"), Scar assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign. Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets TIMON and PUMBAA, who take him to their "worry-free" jungle home ("Hakuna Matata").

Under Scar's reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Now grown, NALA decides to leave and seek help ("Shadowland"). To her delight, she finds SIMBA alive in the jungle ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). Nala urges him to take his rightful place as king but, still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and helps Simba remember his father ("He Lives in You"). With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands. Timon and Pumbaa distract the hyenas ("Luau Hawaiian Treat") while Nala rallies the lionesses. Simba confronts his uncle, the truth of Mufasa's murder is revealed and Scar runs away, pursued by angry hyenas. With peace restored in the Pridelands, Simba takes his place as king and the circle of life continues ("Finale").

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Beauty and the Beast

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

St Matthew Lutheran Church
4101 Washington Ave NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421

$10-$20 (with dinner)
Call 763-788-9427

Presented by St Matthew Lutheran Church
  • Musical
  • Kids

A tale as old as time, come see this Disney classic brought to life on stage as Belle the girl who wants so much more than her provincial life journeys to the Beast's castle to find her father and comes to find that beauty is found within.  Featuring the beloved movie songs like "Belle," "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Something There," "Beauty and the Beast," and also wonderful new songs written for the Broadway production "Home," "If I Can't Love Her," "Me," and "Change in Me," and more!

Bring the whole family, and escape into the magic! 

Call 763-788-9427 or email [email protected] for tickets

Saturday performances have a dinner/show combo for $20 call/email for more details

Featuring

Anissa Lubbers: Belle

James Ehlenz: Beast

Anthony Tallarico: Gaston

Aaron Lapacz: Lumiere

Gary Peterson: Cogsworth

Marsha Chizek: Mrs Potts

Ben Hugo: Lefou

David Chizek: Maurice

Anna Peterson: Babette

Teresa Bolwerk: Madame Grande De La Bouche

Helena Lubbers: Chip

Robert Bolwerk: Monsieur D'Arque

Cecilia Hanson: Silly Girl

Christine Pietz: Silly Girl

Erin Blasé: Silly Girl

Vanessa Horrocks Powers: Director

Renee Chizek: Assistant Director

Carol Blasé: Music Director

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Happy Days

2:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Avenue White Bear Lake, MN 55110-2837

$14 - $25
Call 651-429-5674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Happy Days is set to take the stage at Lakeshore Players starting April 20th. This delightful musical, based on the hugely popular TV series and written by series creator Garry Marshall, re-introduces us to that wonderful cast of characters, Richie Cunningham and his family (Howard, Marion and Joanie), Potsy, Ralph Malph, Chachi, Pinky Tuscadero, and , of course, Fonzie.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

2:00 pm
Runs 165 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 5th Ave SE Osseo, MN 55369

$20-$25
Call 763-493-8733
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  • Comedy

Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, schtick and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of 1960's England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy enusue! This splendidly silly new play has been hailed as "comic perfection!" Featuring Four Humor's Jason Ballweber (a.k.a. "Ham" from A Hunting Shack Christmas)!

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Ragtime Women

2:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul, Minnesota

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

The youth of every time-period finds a style of music that defines their lives, typically in defiance of the older generation.  In the early 1900s it was "ragtime" -- a complex, syncopated form that reflected a changing world -- free, bold and innovative.  Many young women were not only inspired by this music but also by the changing times.  They tested limits.  They wanted more.  No longer satisfied to entertain family members on the piano in the parlor, they used their musical talent to compose and perform this new music. Despite their prolific work, most of these women disappeared from our view.  Ragtime Women is about four, young, Midwestern women in the early 1900s – Julia Niebergall, May Aufderheide, Gladys Yelvington and Cora Salisbury – who defied conventional expectations of the time to become successful ragtime composers, musicians and performers.  It is a story of determination, and the importance of passion and commitment when pursuing your dream.  But it is also a story of the challenges women faced then, and still do today, when seeking to break free of societal norms and expectations.  Ragtime Women uses the original compositions of the characters to tell their story, along with other music from the period.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.dreamlandarts.com/forms/Ragtime_Women.php

 

 

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Little Orphan Fannie Get Your Gun When yoU're-in-Town

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112

$6-$10
Call 651.638.6333
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Presented by Bethel University Theatre Arts Department
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Written and directed by Brent Adams.

In Little Orph’n Fannie Get Your Gun When You’re-in-Town, curly-haired Annie the orphan—now older and carrying a six-shooter to perform in Bison Bob’s Wild West Show and Gun Emporium—is still trying to find her parents. Will the local Pistolville Police and others help or stop her in her quest for true happiness? One thing’s sure-shootin’: this musical satire on America’s gun culture is bound to trigger laughter.

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3 pm

Redemption

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$12 - $15
Call 612-548-1380
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Presented by nimbus
  • Drama

Offenders. Shawn and Sandra have a little gate cash, an overworked case officer, and the weight of their turbulent pasts. The system says their debt is paid, but the eyes of a daughter, of former friends, of passers by, say the ledger is still in the red.

nimbus’ Mitchell Frazier and Josh Cragun examine the stories of two Twin Cities lives facing the uphill battle of reentry. Of hopes buffeted by written and unwritten rules, haunting memories and rooted resentments, mistakes that continue to ripple outward even after years locked away from society. When the system, the stigmas, and even the good intentions of others conspire to hold them back, what will these “offenders” do to restore their self worth, renew relationships, and find forgiveness in a landscape of fear, mistrust and doubt?

Featuring Ernest Briggs, Ashe Jaafaru, Calli Kunz, William PanKratz, Julie Phillips, Dana Lee Thompson, David Tufford, and Richard D. Woods

Designed by Brent Anderson, Caitlin Hammel, Brian Hesser, David Lewis-Frazier, Jenny Moeller, and Barb Portinga

Saturday, April 29- 8:00 pm Opening Night Gala
Sunday, April 30 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 4 - 7:30 pm 
Friday, May 5 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 6 - 8:00 pm 
Sunday, May 7 - 3:00 pm 
Monday, May 8 - 7:30 pm Pay-what-you-can
Thursday, May 11 - 7:30 pm 
Friday, May 12 - 8:00 pm 
Saturday, May 13 - 8:00 pm Audio Described
Sunday, May 14 - 3:00 pm

Tickets:
https://nimbustheatre.com/discover/production/redemption

Redemption runs two hours with one intermission

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4 pm

Stone Soup

4:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stone Soup

Apr 21 – May 21, 2017  •  ALL AGES  •  World Premiere

Script & Lyrics by Jeannine Coulombe, Music & Lyrics by Michael Gruber

An original musical adaptation based on the European folktale.

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Stone Soup - Apr 21 - May 21, 2017

 

The classic folktale of the feared strangers who inspire a whole community through the use of one little stone charms its way onto our main stage this spring in a world premiere musical. When war-weary foreigners arrive in the village square, fear and suspicion reign. But as the outsiders start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals is prompted to contribute to the ever-growing, communal meal. Come share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.

MUSICAL   |   RUNNING TIME: TBA

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm Captioned performance
  • Saturday, May 6 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance

 

This production is sponsored byStages Theatre Company's 2017/2018 Season Sponsor JERRY'S FOODS

Illustrations © 1998 by Susan Gaber. Published 1998 by August House LittleFolk. Used by permission of August House LittleFolk. All rights reserved.

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In an effort to build a feast for the whole community, we invite you to bring a non-perishable food or non food item for our community to the performance of Stone Soup you are attending.

 

All donations will be collected in the theatre during the performance. In addition, monetary donations for ICA can be made at the Box Office.

ALL DONATIONS BENEFIT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THROUGH ICA FOOD SHELF! ICA Food Shelf provides food, job coach support, and resources to our neighbords in need in Hopkins, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland.

FOOD & NON-FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

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5 pm

A Year with Frog and Toad

5:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

A Year with Frog and Toad
Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on Arnold Lobel’s Newbery and Caldecott Honor Books
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics and book by Willie Reale
Original Direction by David Petrarca
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Daniel Pelzig 

ASL/AD: June 2 at 7PM
ASL Only: June 4 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: June 16 at 7PM

Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons. The amphibian odd couple celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them the best-est of friends while joined by a colorful cast of birds, mice, turtles, and that slo-o-ow snail with the mail. Nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this unforgettable and tuneful musical is back on our stage after almost a decade! Don’t miss this exuberant story based on the treasured books by Arnold Lobel in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring. 

This production was commissioned and created by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN.

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6 pm

Grease

6:30 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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7 pm

Little Wars

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by PRIME Productions
  • Drama

It’s France, 1940. Tensions are high. The booze is flowing. War is coming. Written by Steven Carl McCasland, Little Wars features Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Alice B. Toklas and Muriel Gardiner having the best what-if dinner party you can imagine. Together they’ll drink, scoff and face their demons. Everyone has a confession. Someone has a secret.  

Shelli Place directs the all-women cast which includes Candace Barrett-Birk, Sue Scott, Elizabeth Desotelle, Laura Adams, Vanessa Gamble, Alison Edwards, and Miriam Schwartz. Little Wars is the debut performance of PRIME Productions, a new professional theater company in the Twin Cities focused on “Celebrating women in their second act.” 

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Lone Star Spirits

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$35-$45
Call (612) 822-7063
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Presented by The Jungle Theater
  • Comedy

by Josh Tobiessen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Terry Hempleman, John Catron, Christian Bardin, Nate Cheeseman, and Thallis Santesteban

APRIL 8 - MAY 7

Previews April 5-7

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

New York Times Critics' Pick

When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls' night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.

 

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