Friday, October 27, 2017

1 am

Harold

Harold

1:00 am
Runs 55 minutes

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$10 - $15 (4 show Passes Available for $56)
Buy tickets online

Presented by Four Humors
  • Drama

Based on the best of campfire ghost stories, Harold is a horrific comedy that delves into the deepest fears of our own imaginations and the animal instincts of the human psyche. 

Two brothers drive their herd deep into the mountain to graze. Isolated from the outside world, they build a scarecrow for their amusement; Harold. They show Harold amazing kindness and they show Harold amazing cruelty, until one day, Harold starts repaying the favor. 

Winner of the Critic's Pick Award at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the show that started the Twin Cities Horror Festival, Harold returns to the Tiwn Cities this October. 

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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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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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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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Apartment 101

6:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Be enchanted by close-up sleight of hand feats and contemplate captivating tales about Time. Apartment 101 is more than an everyday magic show - are you curious? Use code MAGIC101 for $15 off each ticket.

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Happy Hour with Nimblicity

6:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Closing night

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

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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PlayLabs: A HUMBLING IN ST. PAUL by Alice Tuan

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Free
Call (612) 332-7481
Buy tickets online

Presented by Playwrights' Center
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival.

A Humbling in St. Paul by Alice Tuan
Monday, October 23, and Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Olive Chung comes to the Twin Cities to work on a new play and reconnects with her grad school friend Liz Manuel after being out of touch for a decade. While staying with Liz and her wife, Sharine Hopewell, and their pups, Bell and Musco, Olive gets what she thinks is food poisoning. It turns out to be much more mysterious and severe than anyone imagined. A play about the guest/host space, infection, the performance of normalcy, unseen presence, the body rebelling against the mind, optimism, gratitude, and, yes, friendship.

Director: Laurie Woolery
Lighting design consultant: Karin Olsen
Stage manager: Audrey Rice
Cast: Sophia Kim*, Marlina Gonzalez, Maggie Chestovich*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Details and reservations: https://pwcenter.org/event/humbling-st-paul

PlayLabs runs October 23-29, 2017 and features two readings each of three new plays by Playwrights’ Center Core Writers, a showcase of scenes by the 2017-18 playwriting fellows, and a party celebrating the theater community. All events are free and open to the public. See the schedule and reserve your seats at https://pwcenter.org/playlabs.

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The Fae

7:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Special When Lit
  • Drama
  • Comedy

“His Martinmas will come, as it does to every hog."

On Hollantide Eve, otherwise known as Old Samhain, a group of tourists are seduced into entering a mysterious faerie ring on the Isle of Man. They discover there’s a reason why the Fae were once feared, rather than admired. Based on the old tales of faerie, including nudity and blood, Special When Lit presents: The Fae. Join the dance, if you dare.

The Fae is a proud to be part of Twin Cities Horror Festival VI which runs October 26-November 5, 2017. Tickets on sale at http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/.

The Fae performs:
Friday Oct 27th 7:00pm
Saturday Oct 28th 4:00pm
Monday Oct 30th 11:30pm
Thursday Nov 2nd 7:00pm
Saturday Nov 4th 10:00pm

Featuring:

DARBY- Matthew Englund
ETHNA- Nissa Nordland Morgan
GERD- Linda Sue Anderson
ROSCOE- John Leaf
QUINN- Katie Starks
FAERIE 1- Eli Purdom
FAERIE 2- Heather Jo Raiter
FAERIE 3/GIRL FROM THE PAST- Bailey Lawrence
LHIANNON SHEE- Marci Lucht
MANX- Timothy Daly

DIRECTOR: Ben Layne
PLAYWRIGHT: Nissa Nordland Morgan
SCENIC DESIGNER: Zach Morgan
COSTUME/MAKE UP DESIGNER: Marco Magno
COMPOSER: Nicholas Nelson
PHOTOGRAPHY/GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Phen Grant
PRODUCER: Special When Lit

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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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Labyrinth Theatrical Showing and Shadow Cast

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$8-$20
Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by Minnsky Players
  • Dance
  • Film

The Minnsky Players Present: Labyrinth Theatrical Showing and Shadow Cast! 

We will be screening this beloved cult classic movie on our big screen while augmenting your experience with a shadow cast performance! We will also have a "play by play," similar to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with call backs, props and audience interaction! 

Get your tickets TODAY before time runs out! 
$15.00 Pre ($20 at Door) General Admission 
$8.00 Pre ( $10 at Door) Economy Side Seating

Rated PG (Kids of appropriate age welcome! Parents, please use your discression regarding movie content and appropriate age. Thank you!)

October 27th and 28th 
6:30 Doors 7:00 Show (Movie run time: 1hr 41min. We will have an intermission.)

The Movie:
Daydreamy teen Sarah is left home alone again to babysit her baby brother, Toby. When Toby won't stop crying Sarah wishes for her brother to be taken away by the Goblin King! Much to Sarah's regret, her wish is granted and the Goblin King Jareth takes the babe to his castle at the center of the Labyrinth!

Jareth agrees to return Toby, but only if Sarah can solve his labyrinth before midnight when Toby will be turned into a goblin forever! On her quest Sarah encounters creatures of all walks, good and bad, teaming up with the coward goblin Hoggle, the gentile beast Ludo, and the valliant knight Didymus. Things are not always as they seem in the Labyrinth and nothing should be taken for granted! 

This Jim Henson 1986 cult classic is chock full of puppets and creatures and an awesome performance by David Bowie as the Goblin King himself! 
See you all Halloween weekend!

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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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An Ideal Husband

7:00 pm
Runs 145 minutes

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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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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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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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

7:00 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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DRACULA

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Mpls 55413

$15-$45
Call 877-508-7890
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Co
  • Musical
  • Dance

DRACULA

October 27- November 5, 2017-Ritz Theater

For tickets visit www.collidetheatrical.org

“Collide is the best-kept secret in Twin Cities theater.” -Twin Cities Live

“Fast-paced and enormously entertaining!”-Pamela Espeland- MN Post Dracula  Review 2015.

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company returns with their hit production of “Dracula” just in time for the Halloween season! Our modern twist on the classic Bram Stoker novel, at The Ritz features ten professional dancers, two vocalists and a live band in a moving re-telling of the well-known tale.

The energetic pop music score featuring songs by artists such as Bon Jovi, Nirvana, and The Foo Fighters will lure you into a world of passion, lust and          

love.  Featuring Michael Hanna (Park Square’s “Romeo & Juliet”) in the title role, as well as local dance favorites Renee Guittar (Ordway’s “A Chorus Line”), Andrea Mislan (Cirque Du Soleil), and Rush Benson (Flying Foot Forum).

The production is choreographed by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso with direction by Joshua Campbell. Vocalist Katie Gearty (“Hookers $ Blow”) headlines the live music directed by Doug Rodhe.

"DRACULA truly is a perfect collision of dance, music, and theater..... a new and exciting form of storytelling."-Broadwayworld.com

Photo by Bill Cameron featuring Michael Hanna (Dracula), Rebecca Abroe & Alannah Renstrom

Performance Dates/Times:

Oct 27 7:30pm (Preview)- Oct 28 2:00pm (Preview)- Oct 28 7:30pm (Press Opening)- Oct 29 2:00pm- Oct 31 8:00pm*- Nov 1 7:30pm- Nov 2 7:30pm- Nov 3 7:30pm- Nov 4 7:30pm- Nov 5 2:00pm

*October 31 Halloween Show is “Develish Dracula” night- parental discretion advised. All other performances are family-friendly.

Tickets available at www.collidetheatrical.org.

VIP-$45.00 - includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer, reserved table seating and an invitation to the Opening Night reception with the cast and crew.

Adult General Admission-$34.00

Student/Senior-$26.00

Group Discount available by contacting [email protected]

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The Murder Room

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$8.00-$16.00
Call 612-404-0228
Buy tickets online

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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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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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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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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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The Mystery Of Irma Vep

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
  • Comedy

A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!

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Independence By Lee Blessing

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

$19-$25
Call 651-788-3701
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

Independence

by Lee Blessing

Directed by Callie Meiners

October 27 - November 12, 2017

In the Black Box at the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Three sisters converge on Independence, Iowa, the home of their ailing mother, to confront long buried grievances and resolve the issues that tore their family apart. A challenging domestic drama, Lee Blessing’s classic play is a heartfelt exploration of the knots that form in the ties that bind us.

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Electra at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

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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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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Singin' in the Rain

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Knight Performance Hall - University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Knight Performance Hall University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$15-$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina lamont are the toast of Tinseltown until "talkies" come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film in the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? Join us as we make a big splash with this spectacular and romantic musical comedy. There will be wonderful singin' and dancin' and, yes, it really will rain onstage.

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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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The Hollow by Agatha Christie

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Inver Hills Community College Fine Arts Theatre
2500 East 80th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN

$8.00-$10.00
Call 651-450-3588

Presented by Inver Hills Theatre
  • Drama

Inver Hills Theatre

Presents:

The Hollow

A Murder Mystery

by Agatha Christie

             

Directed by George M. Roesler

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star Veronica Craye. Also visiting are Edward and Midge whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grow so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive but only one of them did the deed. A smoking gun-but who pulled the trigger?

Performances:

Friday and Saturday

October 27, 28 & November 3, & 4

7:30 pm

Fine Arts Theatre

Tickets:  General Admission:  $10.00    Seniors:  $8.00

IHCC STUDENTS: FREE

(No reservation necessary, tickets may be purchased at the door the evening of performance.)

Fine Arts Theatre

Inver Hills Community College

2500 East 80th Street

Inver Grove Heights, MN.  55076

Information:

George M. Roesler at 651-450-3588 or [email protected]

Inver hills Community College is a member of Minnesota State and an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This information is available in an alternative format by calling 651-450-3508 or TTY/Minnesota Relay at 1-800-627-3529.

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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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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher From the Novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

  • Opening night

Century College-West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N., White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$15
Call 651-748-2623
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Drama

A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror. On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll's experiments with  exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self --- Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villian free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comphrehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who the slave. With multiple Hydes portrayed by members of the cast.--Dramatist Play Service, INC.

"A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson's look at the evil that lurks in the hearts of men...Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense...a suspense almost affecting as it is intense." --The San Francisco Chronicle

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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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8 pm

Ghost Quartet

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

North Garden Theater
929 Seventh St. West, St. Paul, MN

$12 - $20
Call 651-321-4769
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Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

GHOST QUARTET is a staged concept album created by Dave Malloy – a song cycle about love, death and whiskey – that weaves several ghost stories and fairy tales together across seven centuries.   Most feature female characters – often sisters – from such stories as Arabian Nights, The Fall of the House of Usher, and Snow White and Rose Red.  We also have a treehouse astronomer, a subway, a broken camera, the ghost of Thelonious Monk, and maybe even some Princess Zelda references.   A special Halloween performance on October 31st will be followed by a post-show party until 11:00 pm.  Costumes are welcome!  Shows begin at 8pm, but doors and bar opens at 7pm.

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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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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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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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Apartment 101

8:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Be enchanted by close-up sleight of hand feats and contemplate captivating tales about Time. Apartment 101 is more than an everyday magic show - are you curious? Use code MAGIC101 for $15 off each ticket.

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10 pm

LMS presents: Becky Wilkinson Hauser and Erik Ostrom

10:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night
  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street, Minnapolis, MN

$8 in advance, $10 at door
Call 6128258949
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Presented by The Local Music Scene
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Improv comedy inspired by local music.

Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music Scene then improvise comedic scenes based on the lyrics.

Musical guest:
Becky Wilkinson Hauser (long-form improviser, storyteller, and actor) andErik Ostrom (songwriter, composer, musician) started a band when they found themselves singing in a room together one winter in Minneapolis. Their soft, soothing stories and soundscapes offer warmth and comfort in a world that can be bleak and cold.

The Local Music Scene is: Sarah ArnoldLaura BergerBreanna CecileLiz CouncilJeff GyllenNathan KellyKelsey Dilts McGregorErik Ostrom,Shea RobertsWill Roberts, and Philip Simondet.

They are an improv group that has trained and performed at various local improv theaters, including The Brave New Workshop, ComedySportz Twin Cities, HUGE Theater and Jesters.

All of them either ARE local musicians or enjoy local music. At the VERY least, they’ve heard the term "local music.”

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The Local Music Scene Presents: Becky Wilkinson Hauser and Erik Ostrom

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10/$8 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by The Local Music Scene
  • Musical

Every month, a different musician is interviewed and then performs a selection of their original music. After, The Local Music Scene (a team of improv comedians) takes those lyrics and uses them as the basis of inspiration for improvised scenes!

 

October guests: Becky Wilkinson Hauser and Erik Ostrom.

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Horror Show Hot Dog Horror Short Film Festival

HSHD Horror Short Film Festival!

10:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

$10-$15
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Horror Show Hot Dog
  • Film

Join us at the Twin Cities Horror Festival for 5 nights of horror short films! Some will chill your blood, some will tickle your ribs, some just might tug your heartstrings. We're programming a completely different set for each night, including worldwide premieres and shorts you can't get anywhere else.

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Sex Ed: a sexprov  Sex is fun, sex ed should be too

Sex Ed: a sexprov

10:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennipen Ave S Mpls, MN, 55408

Presented by What's Next
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Sex is fun! Sex ed should be too. How many of us sat through an awkward health class that everyone giggled through. Well we put the giggles to good use. This show will bring the comedy to Sex Health Education combining improv, stand up, and sketch writing to promote fun and healthy sex values. Every show will have fun “lessons” and our audience will walk out satisfied and a little more informed.

What's Next is changing the conversation surrounding sex and sexual health education. To do this we have created an improv and sketch comedy show "Sex Ed: a sexprov" and this is the first performance! 

Cum as you are on October 27th at 10:30pm at Phoenix Theater to drink, laugh, and learn something new and exciting about sex while we better the world one orgasm at a time.
This is an 18+ event

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11 pm

SKIN by Oya Mae Duchess-Davis

11:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$15.16 + tax
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Presented by Dangerous Productions
  • Drama
  • Experimental

A plastic surgeon offers black women a chance to change their appearance, free of charge. This new horror play cuts into the complexity of black skin in America, and the role white supremacy and privilege have played in making it into a prison. 

This year, Dangerous Productions has partnered up with local playwright Oya Mae Duchess Davis to create SKIN. This terrifying new production explores themes of racism, colorism, cultural identity, and white privilege, peeling back layers of "Minnesota nice" to reveal a very scary underside. ​Bloody, violent, and NOW.

 

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