Thursday, August 10, 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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7 pm

Pursuit Of Awesome

The Pursuit of Awesome

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

Through juggling stunts, snow-shovel acrobatics, and comic dancing, David shares his embarrassments, failures, and advice in the pursuit of awesome.

In The Pursuit of Awesome, David Harris performs unusual stories, stunts, and physical comedy. Why? Because it will be awesome! David always wanted to be awesome. In 1983, he tried to ride his Huffy bicycle up a tree. Had he made it to the top it would have been awesome. In 1985, he took jazz dancing lessons at Colleen's School of Dance. Why? Because he thought he signed up for Break Dancing lessons and that would have been awesome! In 2014, he learned how to balance a knife on his tongue. Why? Because the path toward awesome is easily confused with the path toward being reckless and weird.

 

Dates: Fri-Sat, Nov 17-18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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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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West Side Story

7:30 pm
Runs 180 minutes

  • Opening night

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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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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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

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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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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10 pm

Blood Debt: A Fringe 2017 Production

10:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Degenerate Theatre
  • Drama

 

Can one truly justify excessive wealth? Blood Debt is a brutal play that addresses economic inequality. A Person has kidnapped a Billionaire, and forces him to pay a debt in blood while questioning his morals and decadent lifestyle. At this point in our culture, the topics and issues in Blood Debt, though conveyed to the extreme, have never been more relevant. Therefore, this production serves to remind us that, “Poverty is hell. Oppression is torture. And pain is the greatest bonding element. “

Blood Debt, written by local playwright, Austin Lee, marks the premiere production for Degenerate Theatre and features the talents of Holly Peterson and Jeffery Goodson as the Person and Billionaire, respectively. This production contains strong language and violence. It is intended for mature audiences only.

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PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life by Dr. E

10:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, MN

Fringe Festival Day Passes are $16 on weekdays; $22 on weekends.
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Presented by 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Dr. E's One Woman Show: PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life live at the Phoenix Theater during the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival + Theatre Crawl! 

WHO: Dr. E 

WHAT: Musical / One Woman Show

"PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life"

By Give Us Free Records, LLC
Written by Mary Weems

WHEN: 

Tue, 8/8 @ 8:30pm

Thu, 8/10 @ 10:00pm

Fri, 8/11 @ 4:00pm

Sat, 8/12 @ 1:00pm

Sun, 8/13 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: 

Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, MN

Reserve your seat now at: http://www.fringefestival.org/2017/show/?id=20171229

Dr. E’s one woman show is a theatrical adaptation of her memoir, “PHD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life.” The gripping story takes audiences through crises of an urban Black girl ensnared in teenaged sex trafficking, addiction, and abuse to self-discovery and love.  Learn more about artist, advocate, and renowned inspirational university professor Dr. E at www.giveusfreerecords.com

This show is appropriate for ages 16+

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