Thursday, September 21, 2017

1 pm

Livin’ La Vida Lutheran

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

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

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

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7 pm

The Abominables

7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S; Minneapolis, MN

$15 and up
Call 612.874.0400
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Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

September 12-October 15, 2017
The Abominables

Produced in association with The Civilians

Written by Steve Cosson

Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman

Directed by Steve Cosson

Choreographed by Joe Chvala

A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere

Best enjoyed by age 8+

UnitedHealth Group Stage

September 12 through October 15, 2017

 

Rink rats, hockey moms, tournament weekends and the quest to play your best – It’s tryout season in the Great State of Hockey! Mitch has always played on the A team for the Prairie Lake Blizzards – these are his guys – they've played together forever. But he hasn't hit his growth spurt yet, and he's worried this could be the year he gets sent down to the B team. When a new “kid” appears at Bantam tryouts, things go from bad to worse. From the land of ice and nice comes the first Minnesota hockey musical! Will you love it? You betcha! Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

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The Anatomy of Frank Album Release Concert

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10/8 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Musical

The Anatomy of Frank have completed their second "continent" album, a hauntingly beautiful collection of songs recorded in the Andes mountains of Ecuador. Entitled South America, it is "a melancholic folk rock masterpiece" (The Line of Best Fit) that studies the bittersweetness of aging, relationships with parents, and being a human in the 21st century. Come hear the release concert in an intimate setting.

 

Special guests Rhoda & Pablo open. Vocalist Rhoda Reighard and Singer-songwriter Pablo Jones are a mother and son duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They perform original music, traditional folk songs, and the occasional Yiddish tune.

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Always...Patsy Cline

7:00 pm

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

$25-$34

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Musical

By Ted Swindley
Music by Patsy Cline
Directed by Matt McNabb

Always...Patsy Cline is back by popular demand...and so is the lovely and talented Gracie Anderson as Patsy.

Based on a true story, this fun-loving musical recounts the unlikely friendship between music legend Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. Visiting Houston for a show in 1961, Cline meets Seger, a Houston housewife, with her friends by coincidence when they arrive early for the show. The two remain pen pals until Cline’s untimely death, one fateful evening at the age of 30.

With down-home humor and heartache, Always…Patsy Cline offers fans who remember her, a real life glimpse into her life featuring 27 of the star’s most-loved hits including Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, and Sweet Dreams. “A song-filled valentine,” says the LA Times, this beloved musical gives us an intimate glimpse into Patsy Cline’s legendary life through her unforgettable music.

Cast:
Gracie Anderson - Patsy Cline
Kate Beahen - Louise Seger
 

Sign Language Inerpreted performance will be Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m.

There will also be a Talk Back Discussion after the performance on Sunday, September 17.

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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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13th Annual Collection of One Acts

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Riley-Jacques Barn
9100 Riley Lake Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55347

$10 to $20
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Presented by Eden Prairie Players
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This September, Eden Prairie Players is presenting a line-up of six new, unpublished plays. We have been including unpublished work in the mix of our One Acts Collections for several years now, and we're thrilled to be able to showcase fresh playwriting talent in this way. We chose these six plays from a field of 300 submissions, reviewed by a group of dedicated volunteers. We're really excited about this year's selections!

Featuring the talents of:

Lori Alsdurf • Kris Augdahl • Jen Cordes • David Durkee • Robin Gilmer
Marcia Graybow • Wendy Hathaway • Michael Hentges • Rose B. Johnson
Gina Light • Chris Maresca • Joey Mixis • Michael Oslund
Keerthana Ramanathan • Steve Ramirez • Tim Rawerts • Ericka Rude
Claire Schmidtke • Glen Stone • Christian Veninga

A couple of years ago we introducing a limited number of general admission premium seats. These have been very popular so we're doing it again. For an additional $5 you’ll reserve a more comfortable, padded seat in either the first or second row of the center section. Of course our standard seating will also be available at the regular price. There is a limited number of these premium seats available for each performance, so we suggest purchasing in advance!

As always you’re free to bring your own beer or wine beverage to the production to enjoy during the performance. Light refreshments will be served prior to the show and during intermission.

Our 2017 line up of shows:

Taking Things in Hand
by Marj O’Neill-Butler 
directed by Lori Alsdurf

May, an older woman, thinks her friend Dorothy is lonely and wants to set her up. Dorothy resists when May suggests dating, but May has already set up her profile on media websites. After one failed “meet” May is about to give up, but Dorothy wants to get involved and learn about using the internet for dating.

A Place that Looks Like Davenport
by Paul Lewis
directed by Matthew Kraft 

A middle-aged couple in Davenport, Iowa, are grieving the loss of their only son, who was struck by a foul-ball line drive at a minor league baseball park. One night they have an unexpected visitor: the rookie shortstop who hit the ball into the stands.

Don't Bleed On Me (or Clothes Minded)
by Andy Rassler
directed by Liz Michaelson

A white load of socks is thrown into a panic when a colored sock is mistakenly thrown into the load.

From Sex to Oatmeal
by Richard Karulf
directed by Deb Karulf

The play follows Annie, an idealistic college woman who walks a tightrope as a peacemaker and mediator between Lilly, her career-oriented mother, and Henry, her quick-tempered grandfather, after the death of her grandmother. Her goal is to reunite the family, but this proves challenging.

Romeo and Juliet: Epilogue
by William Sikorski
directed by David Durkee
The subsequent criminal investigation. Detectives Davis and Stanley interrogate Friar Lawrence at the Verona 41st Precinct Police Station.

Driving Green
by Martin Blank
directed by Chad Giefer
 
A politically opposite married couple tries to survive going green and a morning commute without killing each other.

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Exuberant group of eight standing in front of a stone church building with their hands raised excitedly, all wearing matching t-shirts with the words "CAMP, CAMP, CAMP" colored in rainbow.

EX-GAYS: NOT A STR8 REMOUNT

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 West 28th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15 - $25, Pick Your Own Price
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Presented by Savage Umbrella
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Ex-Gays: Not a Str8 Remount follows Pastor Brian and the rest of the camp staff as they help campers turn off their homosexual feelings and turn on their love of the heterosexual life. Through the lens of satire, Savage Umbrella takes a humorous and thoughtful look at the devastating effects of homophobia and religious zealotry.

It's CAMP. It's SATIRE. It's a CAMP SATIRE.

Learn more about Savage Umbrella at www.SavageUmbrella.org
Learn more about the Counselors and Interns of Camp Str8-N-Arrow* at campstr8narrow.weebly.com​
*Special Note: Camp Str8-N-Arrow is camp in the way that Richard Simmons is camp.

Check out our Indiegogo page to learn more about EX-GAYS and how you can support new works of queer theater!

​CONTENT WARNING: Ex-Gays: Not a Str8 Remount is satire. While Camp Str8-N-Arrow is not real, many of the themes discussed during the show are very real. And very harmful. These themes include homophobia, transphobia, sexism, religious zealotry. The production also contains frank sexual language. Also, cake. Recommended for audiences 16+.​

Writer . . . Eric F. Avery
​Director . . . Laura Leffler
Assistant Director . . . Meghan Gunderson
​Production Manager / Designer . . . Hannah K. Holman
ASL Interpreters . . . Asher Edes, Ico Ahyicodae

Featuring Eli Purdom, Katherine Skoretz, Amber Davis, Alyssa Davis, Nick Wolf, Shannon McCarville, Meagan Kedrowski, Nissa Nordland, Matthew Englund, Courtney Stirn

ASL Interpretation will be offered Fridays and Saturdays.

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Hoopla Train

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

MPLS EAGLES FOE #34
2507 East 25th Street, Mpls MN 55406

Presented by Sod House Theater
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

This family-friendly variety show features music, singing, sketch comedy, feats of amazement and a talent show with fun prizes! Dance the polka, waltz and fox trot while being entertained by the region's finest comedic actors.

Starring Darcey Engen, Ellse Langer, Jim Lichtscheidl, Eriq Nelson, Kimberly Richardson, Luverne Seifert and Andrea Wollenberg, with National Polka Hall of Famer Florian Chmielewski & The Chielewski Funtime Band

FREE DANCING LESSONS 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SHOW!

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The Wizard Of Oz

7:30 pm

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

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Musical

Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved story.

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Henry and Alice: Into the Wild

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown into a mid-life crisis and are forced to reconsider their dreams for a comfortable retirement. In an attempt to make the sparks fly again (and keep costs down), they forego their usual summer cottage for a humble campsite and a copy of Camping for Dummies. The new environment isn’t the only challenge they face as they examine their relationship in the tangle of the wilderness.

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Aliens with Extraordinary Skills

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Ave W St Paul, MN 55114

$18-$22
Call 612-721-1186
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Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Drama

Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her as an “alien with extraordinary skills” – she is a clown. When she receives a deportation order, she goes into hiding in New York City.

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Ghost-Writer

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

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

When famous novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, his secretary Myra continues to take dictation, somehow, in this romance-meets-mystery-meets-ghost story. Attacked by skeptics, the press and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey’s legacy now that she cannot have his love, or might she truly possess a gift the world can’t understand? The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Ghost-Writer a “tantalizing, understated and lovely” romance about the power of the written word and the wonder of creativity.

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Man of La Mancha

7:30 pm
Runs 93 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN

$36 - $53
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical

Written by Dale Wasserman  •  Lyrics by Joe Darion  •   Music by Mitch Leigh
Directed by Peter Rothstein  •  Music Direction by Denise Prosek

Featuring: Martín Solá, Meghan Kreidler, and Zachary Garcia

One of the most honored musicals of the American theater, Man of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th Century masterpiece Don Quixote. It received five Tony Awards, including one for best musical play, as well as the Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical. Powerful, brutal, funny, and heartbreaking, Man of La Mancha celebrates the perseverance of one man who refuses to relinquish his ideals, and who is determined to see life “not as it is, but as it ought to be.”

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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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The Lady with a Lap Dog

8:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

$16-$18
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Fortune's Fool Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

In Yalta, the most popular summer resort of Imperial Russia, Dmitri and Anna meet and have an extramarital affair. This changes the way they look at the world, their relationships, and ultimately, themselves. Months later, they still cannot forget each other, yet divorce is not legally possible. What can they do? The Lady with a Lap Dog is an intimate 80-minute musical about balancing desire and responsibility, the transformative power of unselfish love, and what happens when you fall in love for the first time long after you were spoken for by another.

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10 pm

Dykes Do Drag

10:00 pm

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$18 at the door / $14-18 sliding scale in advance / $9 with student ID (Thursday only)
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Heather Spear, The Gentleman King
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Dykes Do Drag – the title says a mouthful but not all there is to say. 

 

Dykes Do Drag are queers of all genders and orientations, celebrating an expanding continuum of gender expression and performance in the Upper Midwest for 16 years. This edgy performance art cabaret features the Twin Cities best as well as newcomers in traditional Drag, burlesque, live music, boi-lesque, modern dance, video and visual art, and lip synching in enticing and exciting hilarity. 

 

A few more bombastic terms to describe DDD include but are not limited to: sexy, radical, entertaining, titillating, kinky and weird. We perform 5 times a year at the Bryant-Lake Bowl! 

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