Friday, July 28, 2017

10 am

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$8-$16
Call 651-225-9265
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Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WELCOME TO AGRABAH, THE CITY OF ENCHANTMENT!

Based on the Academy Award-winning adventure, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is sure to thrill teen performers and audiences of all ages. Featuring favorite songs, and a large cast of townspeople, courtiers, sidekicks, a chorus of dancing Genies, and a long list of familiar characters, there is something for everyone in this tale for the ages about discovering you are more than your outward appearance.

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2 pm

An Iliad by Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$10 - $25
Call 507-474-7900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Storytelling

With one actor inhabiting over fifty characters, the addition of live music, and language that ranges from direct and contemporary to poetic, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s perpetual capacity for violence while exploring the beauty and brotherhood to be found in the midst of war. GRSF veterans Tarah Flanagan and Andrew Carlson alternate as the storyteller in the intimacy of the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre.

*Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Richard III

2:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$15 - $49
Call 507-474-7900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Drama

For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain power… until the game has consequences. Richard may be backstabbing and manipulative, but this wickedly funny hunchback is so mesmerizing you can’t look away.

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7 pm

Disney's Aladdin Jr.

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$8-$16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WELCOME TO AGRABAH, THE CITY OF ENCHANTMENT!

Based on the Academy Award-winning adventure, Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. is sure to thrill teen performers and audiences of all ages. Featuring favorite songs, and a large cast of townspeople, courtiers, sidekicks, a chorus of dancing Genies, and a long list of familiar characters, there is something for everyone in this tale for the ages about discovering you are more than your outward appearance.

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Shrek The Musical: TYA Version

7:00 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

Shrek The Musical

Theatre for Young Audiences version

Jun 23 – Jul 30, 2017  •  All Ages

Book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.

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The rousing fairy tale adventure of an ogre turned unlikely hero galumphs onto our main stage this summer in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. A wise-cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude and dozens of fairy tale misfits stir up the kind of muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. Fortunately, Shrek is on his way!

MUSICAL  |  RUNNING TIME: TBA

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Chaska Community Center Theater
1661 Park Ridge Drive Chaska, MN 55318

Adults: $17.00 Youth (17 and under) $12.00
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Presented by Chaska Valley Family Theatre
  • Musical

Chaska Family Theatre (CVFT) is proud to announce its summer of 2017 musical offering - Rodgers and Hammerstein's delightful musical production of OKLAHOMA.  First seen on the broadway stage in 1943, OKLAHOMA became the benchmark for all musical theater's to follow.  With songs lke "Oh What a Beautiful Morning, "Surrey with the Fringe on the Top," and, of course, "OKLAHOMA," CVFT is positive that you "Can't Say No," to this magnificent production.  See y'all there!

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Beauty and the Beast

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Fridley District Auditorium
6000 West Moore Lake Drive NE, Fridley, MN. 55432

Adults $15, Youth Through High School $10
Call 763-502-5100
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Presented by Fridley Community Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

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Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Closing night

Outdoor Theatre Complex
West Campus of Century College, 3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

15.00 Adults-$13.00 Seniors, (children under 12 free).
Call 6517795818

Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Drama

“Doomsday is near; die all, die merrily.” King Henry IV has usurped the throne of England and has found the crown lies uneasy on his head. His closest allies are rebelling and his oldest son Hal has all but deserted him, taking up with lowlifes including the worst rogue of all—Sir John Falstaff. Chaos looms for Henry and his best hope to keep the throne rests in his most unlikely ally. 

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Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Wayzata Central Middle School
305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth, MN 55447

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical

One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a reimagining of the fabled story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right hand man and eventually reunites him with his family.

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Steel Magnolias

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Columbia Heights High School
1400 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN. 55421

$10

Presented by Columbia Heights Fine Arts Foundation
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THE STORY: The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

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Mary Poppins

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Performing Arts Center at Buffalo High School
877 Bison Blvd. Buffalo, MN 55313

$8-$15
Call 763-404-0228
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Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Musical

Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.”

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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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Grease - High School Version

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts Center
2100 White Bear Avenue Maplewood, MN 55109

Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Musical

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers.  At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get make demure Sandy his girl?

Friday, July 28, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 2:00 PM

Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Friday, August 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 2:00 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Friday, August 11, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 2:00 PM

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Siyaasada Maanta ("The Politics of Today")

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

$12
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Ka Joog
  • Drama

This gripping political drama examines the intellectual curiosity of the Somali diaspora and its interpretation of "Siyaasada Maanta," by providing an in-depth look into the lives of young Somali millennials burdened by expectation and duty. Attracted by the promise of a better life and stability, youth migrate from the homeland only to be swallowed by the waves of the sea, the metaphorical equivalent of a life encumbered by finding the balance between love of self and community.

Meanwhile, young Somalis in the diaspora return to Somalia burdened by their own memories and wounds that have been neglected or overlooked by history. What connections and commonalities do they share? How do they differ? These are "The Politics of Today."

For this show, tickets will be available at the door only. 

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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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Won't You be my Neighbor?

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and MPLS (imPulse)
  • Musical
  • Kids

MPLS (imPulse) joins Bart Buch and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s Phillips Project for a staged summer production celebrating the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. The performance features vocal music and puppet vignettes, video projection, dance, photography, and stilt performances that weave together text and themes from residents living in Phillips. Young Dance, Powderhorn Theatre Arts Group, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will all make guest appearances.

“Won’t You be my Neighbor?” culminates with a lantern procession led by The Phillips Project youth and partners United Tribes of Little Earth, Waite House, and PPL's Collaborative Village Initiative. We’ll travel from In the Heart of the Beast’s Avalon Theatre at 15th Avenue & Lake Street to Powderhorn Park (approx 5-6 blocks). Audiences should be mobile and dressed appropriately for the weather.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Thanks to the Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association and Powderhorn Park for their support.

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PIM's SPRING AWAKENING

SPRING AWAKENING

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

The Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3549

Presented by Performing Institute of Minnesota and Park Productions
  • Drama
  • Musical

Presented by the Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) and Park Productions 

SPRING AWAKENING 
Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

July 20-22 & 27-29
7:30PM

Based on Frank Wedekinds groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheiks brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century. Its 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way. An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Recommended for Ages 13+ 

Directed by Rachel Brady
Produced by Rob Thompson 
Choreographed by John Mark 
Vocal Direction by Rachel Mollick
Pit Direction by Harrison Wade

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Time To Burn

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Red Bird Theatre
  • Drama

Red Bird Theatre’s production of Time to Burn, by Charles L. Mee, Jr., places people living on the margins of society center stage.  Set in an abandoned, disintegrating factory in Chicago, the play examines the lives of those the system is working to make invisible – immigrants, Muslims, gays, people of color and addicts.  Performed by a diverse cast, in multiple languages and dialects, Time to Burn puts faces on the issues and makes the political personal. 

July 20 - 30

7:30pm

Pillsbury House Theatre

PWYC available on select performance

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Maple Grove Senior High Auditorium
9800 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

$12 - $18
Call (763) 391-2787
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Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic returns to the CCP stage this July. A bright and fun musical for all ages, State Fair  tells the story of a Midwestern family at the Iowa fair and features “It Might As Well Be Spring”, the Academy Award winning Best Original Song for 1945.

Performances – One weekend only!

  • Thursday – Saturday, July 27, 28, 29 ~ 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, July 29 ~ 2:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 30 ~ 3:30 p.m.

Location:
Maple Grove Senior High
9800 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55369  – Map

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Play On!

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI 54016

$26-$19
Call 715.386.2305
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy

Play On!, by Rick Abbot, is the hilarious story of a theater group desperately trying to put on a play despite maddening interference from the haughty playwright, who also keeps revising the script. Anything that can go wrong does.

 

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W;t by Margaret Edson

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Mankato Event Center
Mankato Event Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 10, Mankato MN 56001

$10-$15
Call 5073885483
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Presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, Produced by Merely Players
  • Drama

Mayo Clinic Health System and Merely Players Community Theatre collaborate to explore empathy in medicine with Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play W;t.

W;t tells the moving story of a brilliant English professor, Dr. Vivian Bearing, who, through her diagnosis and treatment of advanced ovarian cancer, comes to reassess her life and her work with a depth and humor that are transformative for her, her medical team, and the audience. 

Public performances of W;t are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 20-22 and 27-29 at the Mankato Event Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza (http://www.mankatoeventcenter.com/). Doors open at 6 pm. Show at 7:30pm. Beverages will be available for purchase before and after the show. There will also be a post-show Talk Back with medical professionals and artistic staff immediately following each performance.

Tickets are available on the Merely Players website:  www.merelyplayers.com/tickets. Seating is limited so it is recommended that you get your tickets early. For further information, you may email [email protected] or call 507-388-5483 (leave a message and staff will return your call.)

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’66: Talkin’ Bout My Generation

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St.

$18 - $26
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical

Created and performed by Chronofon Productions: Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, Prudence Johnson, and Dan Chouinard.

With guitarist Dean Magraw and bassist Gary Raynor.

See the show that sold out at Open Eye last year!

This IS your generation! Remember 1966 in this rocking throw-back concert of music and history. Chronofon Productions reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural perceptions and social fabrics of the day, then and now. Presented as a radio show — complete with DJ personalities, tips of the day, and ongoing news — you’ll hear stories and songs from this era we lived through and can’t forget. You won’t want to miss it!

Hear songs from 1966 including "Summer in the City," "Monday, Monday," "Secret Agent Man," "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'," "Sounds of Silence," and many more performed in imaginative arrangements by these artists. Even Dean Magraw leaves his guitar behind to bring a surprising and relevant vocal performance to "Ain't that Peculiar?"!

About Chronofon Productions

Chrono - (pertaining to time) fon - (abbreviation of "fonic", describing something we hear, such as music or a recording of music.

Chronofon Productions is a confluence of four principle Minnesota performing artists — Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald and Prudence Johnson — who together, conceive, research, write, design, direct, and perform musical chronicles of past and present artists, time periods, and places. Their diverse voices and writing and directorial styles complement and challenge one another, to develop dynamic, theatrical concerts for audiences of all ages and eco-ethnic backgrounds.

The artistic goals set forth by this group of experienced collaborators include successfully representing the artistic merit and significance of their subjects through the exploration and exposition of its music, art, culture, and social mirrors, while executing the material with depth, style, innovation and humor.

In collaboration with the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and Open Eye Figure Theatre, and with support from The Minnesota Regional Arts Council, Chronofon has created sold-out productions for the past several years, including Weill & Brecht - The Berlin Years; Jacques Brel: When We Have Only Love and '66: Talkin' Bout My Generation.

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Billy Elliot: The Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$27-$32
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!

Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community… and changes his life forever.

Presenting Sponsors: FI Salter and RBC Wealth Management

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Anything Goes

7:30 pm

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

$18-$32
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Musical

By Russel Crouse, P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay
Music by P. G. Wodehouse, Cole Porter
Directed by Scott Ford

Billy instantly falls in love with a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she’s boarding the same London-bound ship his boss and co-worker Reno are boarding, he sneaks on himself. The beautiful girl is engaged to a stuffy British aristocrat, but that doesn’t stop the love-struck Billy. With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to evade Reno, whose love he doesn’t return, and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams—all without hurting anyone’s feelings.

Originally penned in 1934 with music and lyrics by American composer and songwriter Cole Porter, this musical comedy was revived on Broadway in 2011 and won a Tony© award for Best Musical Revival that same year. Widely considered the definitive musical comedy of the 1930s, the AM New Yorker calls it, “a giddy explosion of escapist romance, combining old-fashioned farce, extended dance breaks and light, breezy songs.”

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Might As Well Be Dead: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

7:30 pm

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

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if the young man doesn’t want to be found? And what if he’s the same Paul Herrold on trial for murder? This case draws the great detective and his devoted sidekick into a web of deceit, one that even the master sleuth may regret taking on. A world premiere commission by Joseph Goodrich, adapted from the novel by Rex Stout, and directed by Peter Moore.

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Play On!

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

$19-$26
Call 715.386.8409
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy

“Play On!,” by Rick Abbot, tells the story of a theater group desperately trying to perform a fun-filled murder mystery, despite maddening interference from the playwright, who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the play “Murder Most Foul,” Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the opening performance in which almost anything that can go wrong does.

Director Gorden Hedahl is a retired professor of theater and dean emeritus of Arts and Sciences at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Hedahl has directed over 75 productions for university, community, and semi-professional theaters. He previously directed “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at The Phipps, and has been directing at several theaters in the area. Most recently, he staged “Noises Off” and a segment of “All in the Timing” at Lakeshore Players; “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” in Stillwater; and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” for the Woodbury Community Theatre.

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The Comedy of Errors

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

  • Closing night

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987

$15 - $49
Call 507-474-7900
Buy tickets online

Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In between mistaken identities, mayhem, and merriment, The Comedy of Errors explores the essential human longing for what makes us whole. A raucous escapade set against the glittery, boozy backdrop of the 1920s, this comedy is sure to delight the senses.

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Don't Dress for Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Comedy

Gremlin Theatre is thrilled to open our brand new performance space (and 20th season!) with the absolutely hilarious comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner – the first show we ever produced 19 years ago.

From the author of the smash hit Boeing Boeing comes this fast-paced and utterly ridiculous play; full of romantic entanglements, mistaken identities and outrageous plot twists.

“Two of the most rib-tickling hilarious hours I have spent in the theatre in some time... the perfect farce." - Chicago Style Magazine

Come celebrate the opening of our new theatre, have a beer at the adjacent Lake Monster Brewery and take in the ideal show to send you laughing into the summer night.

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Minnsky Follies A Grand Revue

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

$15-$30
Call 6122277474
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Presented by Minnsky Theatre
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Debuting our NEW monthly revue at the only Vaudeville Theatre in town!

Come one come all to the Minnsky Follies a Grand Revue. We will take you to a place where the lights shine brighter, the laughter is lighter and the glamour flows free. 

A grand spectacle filled with over the top characters, rhinestones and song- this Neo Vaudville experience will have you laughing, clapping and cheering as our cast enthralls you under the limelight.

See our Beautiful Burlesquers, Breathtaking Bellydancers, Cheeky Chairers, Amazing Aerialists and Perfect Pole Performers tease, please and entertain you. 

18+ - 

VIP Velvet Couch Seating: $25 Presale- $30 at door

4 Top Table Seating: $20 Presale- $25 at door

General Admission: $15 Presale- $20 at door
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This Vaudevical (Vaudeville musical) incorporates a variety of dance styles including Burlesque, Aerial Arts, Modern Dance, Pole Dance, Belly Dance, Circus Arts, Comedy, Singing and More! 

We accept credit cards for ticket purchases but all concession donations must be made in CASH! (NO ATM ON SITE)
Thank you!

Minnsky Follies is 18+ as there will be adult themes.

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Into the Woods

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Arts Center on 7 - Studio Theatre
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$15-$10
Call 952-401-5898
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnetonka Theatre Student Summer Stock
  • Drama
  • Musical

​“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim’s cautionary epic musical fairy tale about wishes, family and the choices we make. A childless baker and his wife endeavor to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Directed by Trent Boyum & Lauren Bartelt

July 15, 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm; July 16 & 30 at 2:00 pm; July 23 at 4:00 pm

Adults/Seniors $15; Youth $10 (group rates available)

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The Elephant Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

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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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Beauty & The Beast

8:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

New Hope Outdoor Theater
4401 Xylon Avenue N, New Hope, MN 55428

Presented by Off-Broadway Musical Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Witness the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.  Admission is Free but a $4 free-will donation is suggested.

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LALA Festival

Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented by LALA Festival
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

LALA Festival is three days of performances, workshops, and inspirational talks about creating live art and living artfully in a digital culture. Featuring local and nationally-renowned artists including Adrienne Truscott, SuperGroup, Chantal Pavageaux, Billy Noble, Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, Paige Collette, Jess Barbagallo, and more! All events are held at the Red Eye Theater.

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10 pm

We Caught 'em All! The Vilification Tennis Geek Show

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance or with a Fringe button or CONvergence badge
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Vilification Tennis
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Vilification Tennis returns with our annual salute to all things nerd! Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Rocket Raccoon and Iron Fist are just a few of the topics that will fall under weight of our derisive comedy! We may love Star Trek as much as the next group of insult comedians, but that won't stop us from making jokes about it.

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