Friday, October 20, 2017

10 am

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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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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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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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

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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6 pm

Come Blow Your Horn

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI 54016

$68 including dinner off a menu, nonalcoholic beverage, tip, tax & handling fee, & show; MPR, $62.20 evenings only; noon lunch matinee, $46.
Call 715.386.2394 ext 332
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Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

This uproarious show is set in 1961, the era of Mad Men and the Rat Pack. Alan Baker, a swinging bachelor with time, money, and women to spare, welcomes his rebellious and eager younger brother Buddy into his den of iniquity. Buddy wants to be a writer, but his Jewish father wants him to take over the family business, the largest manufacturer of wax fruit on the east coast. Throw in their daffy mother, the playboy's true lady love, a sexpot upstairs neighbor, and the brothers' aunt and you have the ingredients necessary for this hilarious character-driven comedy.

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Happy Hour with Nimblicity

6:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$8 (includes beverage)
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Presented by HUGE Theater
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Tough week at work? Come celebrate the beginning of the weekend with Nimblicity this Friday night. Tickets are only $8, and your admission includes a free beer, wine or soft beverage from the HUGE bar.

Passive agressive notes. Mandatory team meetings. Blatant sexual tension between coworkers... If you're a fan of Parks and Rec and The Office, we think you'll love this improvised send up of the corporate drone life.

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7 pm

Expectation Station

7:00 pm
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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Panache

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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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THE HOBBIT

7:00 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

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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

7:00 pm
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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Driving Miss Daisy

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center 11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington, MN 55437

Tickets $20 to $28 in advance.
Call 1-800-514-3849, x1
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Presented by Happy for That Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection. This Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of simmering racial tensions, the inevitable passage of time, and the universal experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect, each one grounded in their staunch independence, unbending strength, and stubborn integrity. 

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An Ideal Husband

7:00 pm
Runs 145 minutes

  • Opening night

Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 S. 31st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$8 - $10
Call 612-724-4539

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater company
  • Comedy

“An Ideal Husband” was produced in London’s West End in 1895 at the same time his masterpiece, “The Importance of Being Earnest” was playing in another theater. This spritely comedy of high society men and women adds romance, blackmail and political intrigue to the mix of manners and morals. Sir Robert Chiltern is a respected member of Parliament, while his best friend Lord Arthur Goring prefers gossip and an idle life.  When a woman from their past arrives, their lives - and Sir Robert's "ideal" marriage -  are thrown into jeopardy.

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Madagaascar: A Musical Adventure JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$13-$17
Call 218.733.7555
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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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"Clowns and Others"

"Director's Choice: Clowns and Others"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

DECC Symphony Hall
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN

adult $19-$44, student $14-$34, child $12-$29
Call 218-529-3742
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Presented by Minnesota Ballet
  • Dance

The Ballet leaps into its 2017–18 season, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Robert Gardner and his tenth as Artistic Director. The performance features Salvatore Aiello’s delightful “Clowns and Others,” George Balanchine’s fiery “Tarantella,” Aiello’s starkly contemporary “The Waiting Room,” Allen Fields’ regal “Court Dances,” and a premiering work by emerging choreographer Isaac Sharratt, dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet. The performance also features guest musicians Erin Aldridge and Alexander Sandor.

 

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Body & Sold

In venues throughout the Twin Cities
10/14, 7 pm, St. David's Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David's Road, Minnetonka, MN 10/15, 3 pm, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 10/20, 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. So., Bloomington, MN 10/21, 7 pm, Cornerstone Advocacy, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington, MN (Advance tickets required) 10/26, 7 pm, Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., #2, Eden Prairie, MN 10/27, 7 pm, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2125 Tower Rd., Woodbury, MN 10/28, 7 pm, ART-Us, 1221 Marshall Rd., St. Paul, MN (in partnership with Breaking Free) 11/2, 7 pm, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, MN

$15 tickets can be purchased online. Suggested ticket price $15, pay-what-you-can ticket are available at the door.
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Presented by Chain Reaction Theatre Project
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Based on interviews with sex trafficking survivors in five major U.S. cities, this powerful documentary play gives voice to victims and inspires discussion and action. The play's interwoven stories of nine juvenile sex trafficking survivors are thought-provoking eye-openers about what is happening to the youth in our communities. The true stories will be performed in the round to create an immersive experience for all.

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Tick, Tick… Boom

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$20/$18 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Before RENT, Jonathan Larson created Tick, Tick…Boom! It’s the story of Jon, a composer who thinks he might have made the wrong career choice as his 30th birthday approaches. This rock musical features only three actors and tells an autobiographical story based on Jonathan Larson’s own struggles as a composer in New York City. It’s a thoughtful, beautiful and uplifting show about following your dreams and never giving up. 

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Industry Night

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Twin Cities Film Fest
TCFF Lounge, 1658 West End Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

FREE RSVP | $10 at Door

Presented by Twin Cities Film Fest
  • Film

INDUSTRY NIGHT
Join us for an exciting event, meet filmmakers, and learn about our new education programs!
Friday, 10/20 • 7:00 PM
TCFF Lounge, 1658 West End Blvd

RSVP for free: http://bit.ly/industry-tcff17
21+
$10 at Door

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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The Three Bonnies

7:30 pm

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

$25 - $15
Call 612-874-8892
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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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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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SPEECHLESS

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$10 - $32
Call (612) 333-7977
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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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Flavio Betrayed: A Commedia

7:30 pm

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

$21-$30
Call 763-422-1838
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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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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
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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

  • Opening night

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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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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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 Minotaur

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41, sliding scale
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Once again, Ariadne waits for Theseus to show up and kill her monstrous brother. In every telling, he heroically slays the Minotaur. But does it always have to happen that way? The Minotaur certainly hopes not. Fighting the outcome of your own myth is no easy feat but it might just be possible for a true hero.

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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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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
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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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The Murder Room

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Discovery Auditorium
214 1st Ave. NE Buffalo, MN 55313

$8.00-$16.00
Call 612-404-0228
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Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Comedy

The Murder Room is a unique blend of thrills and farce set on a small estate in northern England, where betrayal, confusion about shots being fired, and the absence of a body provide a mysterious and hilarious experience that will keep audiences in gleeful suspense. 

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Suddenly Last Summer

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

Considered one of the most poetic – and shocking – plays of Tennessee Williams. A prominent New Orleans family is mourning the sudden death of its only son, Sebastian. The grief of his mother Violet is matched only by her determination to silence her niece Catharine – whose memories of Sebastian’s final days are so traumatic that she’s been committed to an asylum. If Violet has her way, the doctors will cut those memories out of Catharine’s brain forever.

“…Williams at the peak of his talent…his most devastating statement about corruption in the world.”  –New York Times

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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
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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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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
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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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8 pm

The Matchbox Theater

The Weir

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Matchbox Theater
5415 1/2 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

$10-25
Call 612-223-8664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

THE WEIR is an Oliver Award winning Irish play written by Conor McPherson that deals with paranormal happenings in an old bar somewhere near Northern Ireland. Locals gather round to share stories to a Dublin woman new to the town about ghosts, haunted houses, and fairies. This play is classic Irish storytelling at its best! A stellar cast of notable Twin Cities actors provide a an acting ensemble tour d' force that should give audiences much to enjoy and relish. This is a perfect play to get into the Halloween spirit. 

The play is directed by Douglas Stewart and features: Thom Pinault (JACK), Philip C. Matthews (BRENDAN), David Schlosser (JIM), Paul Somers (FINBAR), and Jamie White Jachimiec (VALERIE).

Shows every Friday/Saturday @ 8PM through October 28th. Age appropriate for 15+. Call The Matchbox Theater Box Office at 612-223-8664 or buy advanced tickets online via Eventbrite at: http://bit.ly/2vROnQu or go to: www.TheMatchboxTheater.com

 

The Matchbox Theater is located near to Wise Acre Eatery and specifically in an upstairs location above GreenDog Packaging and Shipping and Elevation Chiropractic Wellness Center.

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Life's Parade

8:00 pm

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

$8 - $25
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Your heart pounds, palms sweat. You fall into each other’s arms, while all around you the music swells, the credits roll, the perfect ending to your epic love story. But what happens when real life punctures the romantic movies of your dreams?

Life's Parade is written by Katharine Sherman and conceived & directed by Steve Busa

FEATURING: 
Ricardo Beaird, Gretchen Grunzke, Katherine Kupiecki, Kevin McLaughlin, Teresa Mock and Miriam Must

DESIGN + PRODUCTION:
Liz Josheff, Kundan Kumar, Dolo McComb, Skyler Nowinski, Søren Olsen

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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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10 pm

The Price is Wrong – The Vilification Tennis Game Show

10:00 pm

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance, with Fringe button, or with CONvergence badge
Call 6128258949

Presented by Vilification Tennis
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Vilification Tennis presents the most tasteless versions of your favorite game shows! Imagine Family Feud, Match Game, The Price is Right, and other classic game show formats mangled beyond all recognition. If that wasn't enough, audience members will have the opportunity to play along and win fabulous prizes! Well, prizes. Two excitement-filled performances!

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