Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10 am

THE HOBBIT

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

THE HOBBIT

Sept 22 – Oct 22, 2017

Based on the work “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Adapted by Edward Mast.

Age Recommendation:  Ages 7 and up

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Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel! Travel with us as we magically transform our main stage into the world of Middle Earth and follow the tale of Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey with the legendary wizard Gandalf, Master Thorin Oakenshield and a band of ragged dwarfs. This captivating 70-minute version is a ticket for adventure into the heart of imagination!

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

10:00 am
Runs 90 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN

$8-16
Call 651-225-2965
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Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHEN MYSTERIOUS EVENTS BREAKOUT IN THE THEATER, NO ONE KNOWS IF IT’S JUST STAGE JITTERS OR THE  WORK OF…THE PHANTOM!

Join Brooke and Zeke as their dreams of stardom in their school’s hit musical, The Phantom, turn into a (slightly) spooky adventure. Is the curse real? Will the show go on? What lurks beneath the stage? Prepare to get “Goosebumps.” Based on the beloved series from R.L. Stine.

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Expectation Station

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Avalon Theater (home of In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater)
1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$10
Call 6122341481
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Presented by DanceCo
  • Dance
  • Kids

DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families.

In collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the Choo Choo Bob’s Train Show, Expectation Station is told through dance and familiar train-based songs set at a station called Expectation. This one-hour show is part dance. part musical theater, a little history and a lot of fun woven together to create something truly original for the entire family.

Tuesday - 10 am, Wednesday - 10 am, Thursday - 10 am, Friday - 10 am / 7pm, Saturday - 10am / 2pm / 7pm, Sunday - 12pm and 2pm

Daytime shows during MEA week! Pre-show workshop will teach kids about trains and movement elements of the production for audience participation.
 

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Balloonacy

10:30 am

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

October 3- November 12, 2017

Balloonacy
By Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by preschoolers

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

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12 pm

THE HOBBIT

12:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

THE HOBBIT

Sept 22 – Oct 22, 2017

Based on the work “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Adapted by Edward Mast.

Age Recommendation:  Ages 7 and up

 BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel! Travel with us as we magically transform our main stage into the world of Middle Earth and follow the tale of Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey with the legendary wizard Gandalf, Master Thorin Oakenshield and a band of ragged dwarfs. This captivating 70-minute version is a ticket for adventure into the heart of imagination!

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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7 pm

Café Scientifique

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$5 - $12 sliding scale
Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
  • Storytelling

The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique is a happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment and popular culture that features experts from a variety of fields on diverse and often provocative topics.

 

 

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Cinema Lounge

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

FREE
Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by IFP Minnesota
  • Film

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice: Short Films. Indie Filmmakers. Hell yes. IFP Cinema Lounge is the third Wednesday of each month at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. Ryan Strandjord programs a lineup of 4-5 locally made video projects (20 minutes or less) per screening, which includes anything and everything: narratives, documentaries, music videos, web shows, animation and experimental. After each film is screened, you meet the mind behind the film, as host Josh Carlon conducts a short Q-and-A session with the filmmakers. Following the show, filmmakers and audience members hang around to socialize and drink delicious beer. Oh, and we can't forget to mention the event is FREE!

 

 

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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

7:30 pm

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

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

Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare’s finest masterpieces. A world premiere adaptation, adapted and directed by Joel Sass.

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8 pm

The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Kieran's Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$5-10 sliding fee scale

Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt.

September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI
October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER
November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT
December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK
January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER
February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK
March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW
April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN
May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN
June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

- H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)

7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up
Show at 8pm

Full bar and menu served during show
Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
All ages venue, but we do not censor content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low

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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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