Friday, November 3, 2017

10 am


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

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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7 pm

'Harvey' by Mary Chase

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Twin Oaks Middle School
15860 Fish Point Road SE Prior Lake, MN 55372

Presented by Prior Lake Players Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit.

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The Shadow Box by Michael Christofer

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street

$16/$11 for students or educators over the phone or at the door only
Call 6128258949

Presented by Broken Ivy Theatre Company
  • Drama

Tony Award winning play The Shadow Box follows the story of three terminally ill patients and how their inevitable prognosis inherently impacts themselves and their respective loved ones. The Shadow Box challenges what is truly worth living for and ventures to argue that life has one absolute; to understand ourselves and how we live, it is necessary to have an awareness of mortality.

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Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.

7:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Children's Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.,” with the book by Kevin Del Aguila, and original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan, will be produced by The Phipps Children’s Theater October 27-November 19 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

This faithful musical adaptation of the popular DreamWorks animated film is filled with outlandish characters, adventure, and an upbeat score. 

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. They find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

John H. Potter directs a cast of 26 talented area students in grades 10-12, Erin Maher is the music director, and Mackenzie Lewis is the choreographer.

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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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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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Singin' in the Rain

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

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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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Mpls 55413

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


October 27- November 5, 2017-Ritz Theater

For tickets visit

“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."

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

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


Group Discount available by contacting [email protected]

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Moby Dick, an original adaptation

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S

Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, a new original adaptation from the novel by Herman Melville, performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has been called the “greatest American novel”. This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great - diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d’Etat’s Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a man haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.

Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick is another can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at or call 1-800-838-3006. Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 is located at 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408.

Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance)


ISHMAEL - Eva Gemlo, FLASK - Craig James Hostetler, STUBB - Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG - Antonia Perez, STARBUCK - Kayla McCarthy, "CAPTAIN" PELEG - David Wasserman, TASHTEKOVA - Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO - Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB - Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN - Sue Gerver, CAPTAIN GARDINER - Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS - Kelly Nelson, Mikey Johnson, Lauren Diesch


MUSIC DIRECTOR - Jamie White Jachimiec, MUSICIANS - Alison Keller, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER - Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH - Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST - Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

7:30 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
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Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

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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


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


  • General Admission: $32
  • Student Tickets: $20
  • Group of 10+: $22
  • Student Group of 10+: $15
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Uncertain Reality

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$24 - $29 (fees included)
Call 612-206-3600
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Presented by Threads Dance Project
  • Dance

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project's 10th Season promises an exciting evening of all-new works.  Artistic Director Karen L. Charles taps into her previous career as a Computer Analyst and Mathematician to inspire her new work - Uncertain Reality - exploring the concept of Chaos Theory.  Charles will show the complexity and beauty of chaos through movement and interactive technological imagery, in collaboration with talented projeciton artist Miko Simmons.

Threads will also premiere a new work by Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso/France), the 2017 McKnight International Choreographer.  The McKnight International Choreographer Residency is a program of the McKnight Choreographer Fellowships, housed at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and funded by The McKnight Foundation.

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Independence By Lee Blessing

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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

Call 651-788-3701
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama


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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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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Electra at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

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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The Hollow by Agatha Christie

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

Call 651-450-3588

Presented by Inver Hills Theatre
  • Drama

Inver Hills Theatre


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?


Friday and Saturday

October 27, 28 & November 3, & 4

7:30 pm

Fine Arts Theatre

Tickets:  General Admission:  $10.00    Seniors:  $8.00


(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


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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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

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

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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The Cherry Orchard

7:30 pm

Main Stage Theatre, Macalester College
Main Stage Theater in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105

Presented by Macalester College Theatre and Dance
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, as the last theatre production on the historical Janet Wallace mainstage.  Forty students, faculty, guest artists and alumni have been working on the show since early September.  There are only three (3) performances:  November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:30pm.  The Cherry Orchard will be followed on November 17-18 by the last dance concert on the stage -- and then the building will be evacuated, with demolition beginning in early December. 

The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov’s last play.  A formerly aristocratic family is mired in debt, and they must sell their estate, let their servants go, and adapt to the new twentieth century.  Chekhov wrote the play while he knew he was dying of tuberculosis, and the play is full of foreboding about change, and hope for the future.  The famous characters are nostalgic for their lost leisure and courageous as they face new ways of life.  Beth Cleary, the production’s director, chose the play because of its concentration on endings -- and beginnings.


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8 pm

The Architect

8:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Opening night

Tek Box Theater at The Cowles Center for Dance
528 Hennepin Avenue, 2nd floor

Call 612-206-3600
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Presented by Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES
  • Dance
  • Experimental

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present The Architect, an evening-length solo for longtime ARENA dancer Timmy Wagner. It is an intimate exploration of the beginnings of a creative idea and the playful process of completing that creation. The idiosyncratic and intricate movement will be heightened with an interactive set design by fabric artist Margarita Jane Arguedas plus text contributions and dramaturgical support by Rachel Jendrzejewski and projection design by Meena Mangalvedhekar.

The Architect draws from the collaborative work of these specific artists, exploring real time processes and the questions that arise: “Where did this or that idea come from? How has one’s own journey or interpretation revealed itself?”

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8:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

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

Presented by Theatre Unchecked
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Theatre Unchecked is proud to present Hand-Picked for TCHF VI!

Welcome to Camp Calla Lily, an exclusive leadership camp for young women where several campers have been brought along for more than just their talent and skill. 
A dark comedy about the realistic horrors of racism and womanhood created and performed by all-female identifying theatre artists.

Cast: Liv Augusta, Catherine Hansen, Amy Salloway, Shenique Emelife, Natavia Lewis, Sara Greenhalgh, Isabel Middleton-Watts, Sarah Parker, Aidan Gallivan, Susie Campbell, Mackenzie Diggins

Directed by Marisa B. Tejeda and Sulia Rose Altenberg. 

Performance Dates:
Oct 26. 10:00PM 
Oct 28. 1:00PM
Nov 1. 11:30PM  
Nov 3. 8:30PM
Nov 4. 2:30PM

Theatre Unchecked is proud to be a part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival VI which runs Oct. 26th-Nov. 5th, 2017.
Tickets available at:

Help Support the artists:

Theatre Unchecked, is an emerging artist cooperative that seeks to create and produce original work by People of Color, Queer and Female identifying artists. Marisa B. Tejeda and Ben Swenson-Klatt created Theatre Unchecked after breaking into the professional performing arts world and discovering that the kind of art we want to create isn’t always available. The mission of Theatre Unchecked is to produce and create new work by emerging artists that is real, diverse, and unapologetic.

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10 pm

The Banjo Hour with Captain Gravitone & the String Theory Orchestra

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 Banjo Hour
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

Once upon a time, in a universe parallel to our own, there lived a man called Captain Gravitone…  The Banjo Hour with Captain Gravitione and the String Theory is hosted by Michael Callahan and musical guest Papa John Kolstad. 


The Banjo Hour is a vaudeville-style variety show, mixing music, magic, comedy and the adventures of Captain Gravitone, super-hero of the new millennia. Hosted by magician/comedian Michael Callahan with music guest, Papa John Kolstad.

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After the Party

10:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

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

Presented by Erin Sheppard Presents
  • Drama
  • Dance

Kat gets into Pip's head. The party ends, but he won't let her go. A ghost story that interweaves dance and dialogue to explore what happens when you are haunted by love.

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