Sunday, November 5, 2017

12 pm

Balloonacy

12:00 pm

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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2 pm

Balloonacy

2:00 pm

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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Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

2:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
Buy tickets online

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

2:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

  • Closing 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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Independence By Lee Blessing

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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

$19-$25
Call 651-788-3701
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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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Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.

2:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

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

$13-$25
Call 715.386.8409
Buy tickets online

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 Mystery Of Irma Vep

2:00 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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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

2:00 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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DRACULA

2:00 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 Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

2:00 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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Suddenly Last Summer

2:00 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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After the Party

2:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

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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3 pm

Ludlow

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 Parking and entrance at the back of the building

$12-$15
Call 612-548-1380
Buy tickets online

Presented by nimbus
  • Drama

The year is 1913. Progress runs on coal, but the immigrant miners from southern Colorado are being squeezed beyond endurance.
They work the seam while corporate forces arrayed against them spy, manipulate and disrupt, crushing any hint of “union.” Yet the
workers and their families lean on one another, wait, hope…and plan.

How far will the company go? When will the pawns realize that together they are strong? But the chess board squares are all coal
black in Las Animas County, near the River of the Lost Souls in Purgatory. And the flames are getting closer.

Nimbus brings you the fearsome saga of the Ludlow massacre, the deadliest labor dispute in American history.

Featuring Pedro Juan Fonseca, Meri Golden, Kayla Hambek, Siri Hammond, Tim Komatsu, Tara Lucchino, Marcelo Mena, Brian O’Neal, Nicholas Nelson, Stephanie Ruas, David Tufford, Richard D. Woods

Designed by Ursula K. Bowden, Jacob M. Davis, Jenny Moeller, Barb Portinga, Courtney Schmitz

Saturday, November 4 - 8pm - Opening Night
Sunday, Nobember 5 - 3pm
Thursday, November 9 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 10 - 8pm
Saturday, November 11 - 8pm
Sunday, November 12 - 3pm
Monday, November 13 - 7:30pm - Pay-What-You-Can Performance
Thursday, November 16 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 17 - 8pm
Saturday, November 18 - 8pm - Audio Described
Sunday, November 19 - 3pm

WARNING: This show contains gunshots, violence, and racially charged language

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4 pm

Balloonacy

4:00 pm

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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Electra at Open Book

4:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Closing night

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

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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7 pm

Cellular Cinema 29 - Adam Khalil: Anti-Ethnography

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$6-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Cellular Cinema
  • Film

For indigenous peoples the camera is a dangerous weapon, one that has been wielded against us since the device’s inception. Anti-Ethnography is a selection of video works which examines the violence inherent in the ethnographic impulse, and unveils the absurd fetishism underpinning the discipline.

 

Cellular Cinema is an organically evolving, ongoing screening series of experimental film, video, and performance. We are the only regularly occurring event in Minneapolis or St. Paul that features short form, experimental contemporary moving image art.

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Harold

Harold

7:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

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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SKIN by Oya Mae Duchess-Davis

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$15.16 + tax
Buy tickets online

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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Moby Dick, an original adaptation

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$18-$40
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

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 www.theatrecoupdetat.com 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)

Cast

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

Crew

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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