Thursday, October 19, 2017

9 am

Filmmaker Workshops: Using Apple for Business

9:00 am
Runs 120 minutes

Twin Cities Film Fest
1621 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Free | Registration required

Presented by Twin Cities Film Fest
  • Film

Filmmaker Workshops

Using Apple for Business:
Join us to explore how to use powerful apps with iPad and iPhone to record video and edit on mobile, promote on social media, collaborate and communicate across teams, and manage finances on the go. You’ll come away with great tips you can start incorporating into your business immediately. Register now: rosedalebusiness[at]apple.com

FREE Workshops take place:
Weekdays 9:00am - 11:00am
Apple Uptown | Boardroom 
3018 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
(Wed, 10/18 - Thur, 10/19, and Mon, 10/23 - Thur, 10/26)

Register Now: bit.ly/tcff-apple17

TODAY AT APPLE:
Access 200+ photography, videography, and film editing sessions offered by Apple. bit.ly/tcff-todayatapple

 

Twin Cities Film Fest Education Program

View all free 2017 Educational Events: bit.ly/tcffeducates17

RSVP on Facebook: bit.ly/tcffeducates17-fb

- 6 exclusive sessions offered by Apple on using iOS and macOS in film production (RSVP for free: bit.ly/tcff-apple17),
- 3 Film Panels (women in film, distribution and marketing, and directing the story). See all: bit.ly/tcffeducates17-fb
- Best Buy Free Day - filmmaking workshop for youth (bit.ly/tcff-freeday2017), 
- Industry Night on 10/20 @ 7PM (RSVP for free: http://bit.ly/industry-tcff17), 
- TCFF Film Fellows - a fellowship program for college students studying film (bit.ly/tcff-filmfellowsapp17),
- School Visits - TCFF brings filmmakers to local colleges to share their journey in film with students
- and access to 200+ sessions offered by Apple on iPhone photography and videography (Register for free: bit.ly/tcff-todayatapple)

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10 am

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2017

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano.
Lyrics by Joe Troiano.
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

Catch it again or for the first time! Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts back into our Hopkins Jaycees Studio for an encore performance this autumn! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music will surely encourage you to “dare to be square!”

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

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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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Expectation Station

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

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

$10
Call 6122341481
Buy tickets online

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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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2017

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano.
Lyrics by Joe Troiano.
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

Catch it again or for the first time! Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts back into our Hopkins Jaycees Studio for an encore performance this autumn! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music will surely encourage you to “dare to be square!”

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

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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
Buy tickets online

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

Madagaascar: A Musical Adventure JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$13-$17
Call 218.733.7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR! brings Alex the Lion and friends from screen to stage in this wild musical comedy based on the animated film.

The kids of the Children’s Theatre portray a host of animals who escape from the Central Park Zoo and embark on a “crack-a-lackin” journey to Madagascar where they meet King Julien, an eccentric lemur who likes to “move it, move it”!

Performed on the Depot Theatre stage.

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Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN

$8-16
Call 651-225-2965
Buy tickets online

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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Panache

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Opening night

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul, MN 55104

Presented by Applause Community Theatre
  • Comedy

What happens when two people living very different lives want the same vanity license plate? Join us to find out in Don Gordon’s quirky romance “Panache”.

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Flavio Betrayed: A Commedia

7:00 pm

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

$21-$30
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy

Flavio Betrayed - A Commedia 
Oct 13 - 29, 2017

By Scott Ford
This high-spirited comedy, written by Resident Director Scott Ford, is filled with disguise, deceit, insults, romance, friendship, stinky cheese, and contemporary pop culture references. It follows the delightfully convoluted story of our hero Flavio, whose best friend is trying to steal the hand of his beloved Isabella, while her father attempts to marry her off to another suitor who is considerably past his prime. It is up to Isabella’s faithful and clever servant Pedrolino to dodge danger and keep them together.

Scott Ford’s ridiculously silly play had its world premiere performance at Anoka Ramsey Community College and Lyric Arts couldn’t be more proud to give this show its professional debut.

 

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Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum – A Feature Film Screening

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$6-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Madsen Minax
  • Film

Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum is an art film that follows a duo of lunch ladies, a genderqueer student, a mystical mortician, and a lesbian hospice provider as they encounter a trans-worldly being through shared dreams and visions. A spiritual medium/phone sex operator transports the group into a mysterious carnal erotic-dreamscape. Director in attendance! 

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Sam's Son

7:30 pm

Art House Theatre

Presented by Bucket Brigade Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

A world premiere musical, set during the time of prohibition. Loosely based on the story of Samson.

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Sam's Son

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27
Call 800/838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Musical

Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical loosely inspired by the biblical story of Samson.  While this musical is not that story specifically, it is inspired by themes in the original story– purity, hypocrisy, judgment, and liberation. Jeremiah says, “I saw that the Prohibition era echoed those same themes and has striking parallels with our country today.”

St. Paul’s tainted bootlegging history is not lost on the authors.  Their unique performance venue is Art House North, a 100+ year old church in the West 7th neighborhood of St. Paul, and home to their theater company, Bucket Brigade. The show will take place on both levels of the church, the upper level holding much of the action, while the downstairs lobby is transformed into a speakeasy serving German pretzels from Brake Bread and draft root beer from Vine Park Brewery.

SYNOPSIS:  Gifted with unnatural strength, Sam Jr. wants to accomplish great things, but his reverend father seeks to shelter him from the wide world.  When a Prohibition agent comes digging for secrets in the town of Goode, Sam and his father get caught up in a tangled mission of truth, where lies get revealed at great cost.

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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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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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SPEECHLESS

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$10 - $32
Call (612) 333-7977
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

When the weight of the world lies shattered on the ground, and you find yourself at a loss for….. what then…? Supported by music from Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, and more, five brave souls, dumbstruck, forage for a way forward. From the artists who brought you REFUGIA this past spring at the Guthrie, comes a raw new creation of movement theatre.

Directed by Dominique Serrand

Featuring: Heidi Bakke, Holo Lue Choy, Steven Epp, Masanari Kawahara, Nathan Keepers 

Thursdays - Sundays, 7:30pm. OCTOBER 12th - NOVEMBER 4th at The Lab Theater

TICKETS: FIRST 2 WEEKS

  • General Admission: $20
  • Group of 10+: $12
  • Student Group of 10+: $10

TICKETS: LAST 2 WEEKS

  • General Admission: $32
  • Student Tickets: $20
  • Group of 10+: $22
  • Student Group of 10+: $15
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Sing to Me Now by Iris Dauterman

7:30 pm

The Crane LGM Studio
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$10-20 Pick Your Price
Buy tickets online

Presented by Little Lifeboats
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Greek muse of epic poetry breaks down and hires a human girl as an intern when she gets overwhelmed with her workload. In a modern mythological world, where dreams and ideas are tangible things, both gods and humans have to learn their own limitations and explore the place of the artist in a chaotic world.

What happens when the worlds muse runs out of inspiration? Under the guiding hand of director Victoria Pyan, Sing to Me Now tells a human tale of celestial proportions. The last living muse, Calliope, struggles to find the will to carry on in the face an impossible workload, caring for an aging parent, and unspeakable loss. With equal wit and heart, Sing to Me Now explores the balance between a woman's work, art and the value of her relationships. 

Pick-Your-Price Sliding Scale Tickets from $10-20.
Featuring:
Dana Lee Thompson
Cate Jackson
Rachel Flynn
Stephanie Johnson
Robb Krueger

Directed by Victoria Pyan

Creative Team: Jada Beaulah, Clara Costello, Lisa Conley Mitchell Frazier, Stacey Kawa, and Meagan Kedrowski

Performing in the Brand New Crane LGM Studio space
2303 Kennedy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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Electra at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E 7th St St Paul, MN 55106

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Electra

By Euripides

Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend, and hoping a little payback will turn things around.

Directed by Rebecca Novick
Featuring Michelle Barber, Kurt Kwan, Audrey Park, Thomasina Petrus, Mikell Sapp, Ricardo Vazquez and Karen Wiese-Thompson

At Open Book Oct 13-15, 26-29 and Nov 2-5 and at Indigenous Roots Oct 19-22

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm.  Sunday shows at 4pm.

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Death of a Salesman

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Franklin Square Black Box
125 N Washington St. Croix Falls, WI

$13.50 - 26
Call 715.483.3387
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Drama

October 7th-28th
This Pulitzer-Prize-winning American masterpiece needs little introduction. Considered by many to be among the greatest plays of modern drama, Arthur Miller's iconic portrait of the traveling salesman Willy Loman creates a complicated picture of what the American Dream looks like in the life of one family. The opportunity to experience this massive story in Festival’s intimate Black Box space should make for an unforgettable evening at the theatre.

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The Three Bonnies

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave N Saint Paul, MN 55104

$25 - $15
Call 612-874-8892
Buy tickets online

Presented by DA dance
  • Dance
  • Film

“The Three Bonnies” is an exhilarating, funny, frightening, sexy multimedia piece using video, dancers, horses and the blues to explore the challenges of male-female relationships. Moving in rhythm to country and blues, it will have you tapping your toes and thinking about that guy or gal you left behind. The common threads of body language, communication, and emotion are illustrated through movement, storytelling, and video of both people and horses, weaving together a very human story of the ways we interact with each other, and how we can learn from the natural world. This performance is unique in its approach to dance, not only due to the diverse and demanding mix of styles, but also by exploring the movement of horsemanship as a metaphor for our own non-verbal communication.

DA dance Artistic Director/Choreographer Denise Armstead provides overall artistic direction to reimagine this production of “The Three Bonnies,” which also features dance-theater creator Sharon Picasso, the powerfully athletic Gerry Girouard, acclaimed aerialist Cade Holmseth, 2016 Outstanding Performer Sage Award winner Christine Maginnis, and the Flying Foot Forum’s Brian Evans.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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