Thursday, November 16, 2017

1 pm

Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

1:00 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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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

1:30 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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7 pm

Crime and Pun-ishment

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

  • Closing night

The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$60 - $79
Call 888-643-2583
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Presented by The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
  • Comedy
  • Improv

The Murder Mystery Company are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis for a night of intrigue and deception!

Looking to host an event for your company, or privately at your home? Our professionally trained actors will provide an interactive murder mystery event your guest will be talking about for a while!

Contact our Crime Scene Consultants today to make sure your next event is stress free.

What Is a Murder Mystery Party

Wedding Event

Team Building

Birthday Parties

Company Christmas Parties

Office Parties

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Story Club Minneapolis

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$6-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Sam Ferree and Jamie Amy Ann
  • Storytelling

Story Club is a storytelling show that’s half open mic and half curated featured performers. Part one showcases three to four 8-minute open mic-ers chosen by raffle. No judges and no scores here. Bring stories in any state — everyone is welcome! Part two is curated every month and showcases invited performers.

 

Praise for Story Club Minneapolis:

“Story Club has blended elements of all [the Twin Cities storytelling] groups’ philosophies and created their own unique style.” - Vita.mn

“Story Club can be a good place for people to test out stories for the first time without fearing judges.” - Minnesota Daily

“The best part about Story Club was its relaxed atmosphere… There was a certain sense of solidarity and support throughout the night.” - Twin Cities Daily Planet

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Choreographer Linda Talcott Lee
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by everyone

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

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Feast of Fools

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$5-$22
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by The Interact Center
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools. Featuring Kevin Kling as the masterfully foolish storyteller who brings the action to life, Interact turns The Lab Theater into an enchanted kingdom of intrigue, evil doing, and redemption. Add a live five-piece orchestra with original music by Aaron Gabriel, and enter the rabble.

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She Loves Me

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

$16
Call 507-434-7390
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, shop clerks Amalia and Georg don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts" advertisement in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Inspired by the classic film The Shop Around the Corner (which also served as the inspiration for the hit film You've Got Mail), She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Rated PG.

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Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street Minneapolis, MN

$10-15
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy

Set in an imagined future where self-control is the single most important quality in human development, Trial Child, a robotic replica of a couple's would-be child, is the newest technology. Through the use of an extended audio track, Wagner activates viewer imagination by weaving characters between the physical and the imaginary. Trial Childhumorously addresses issues surrounding the cyborg identity and our growing personification of robotics in relation to gender, identity, technological absurdity and family politics.

Scotty Wagner and Bailey Hikawa are a collaborative duo from Los Angeles who focus on experimental forms of storytelling in theatrical, physical installation and moving image forms. Their projects address social, cultural and animal/physical norms that are illuminated and challenged by new technologies. They explore ways in which pleasure indulgence and self-control are confronted by technologies that target core human senses and how shifts in family politics are brought about by new parent/child dynamics through the evolving human/cyborg identity. Trial Child: Nurture a Better Nature is their most recent visually delicious cultural commentary.

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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

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

This delightful spoof on the holiday classic will have you cheering! Despite vowing to keep Christmas in his heart all year long, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old miserly ways just months after his miraculous transformation. When he sues Marley and the Christmas Ghosts for emotional distress, the beloved characters from A Christmas Carol return to take the stand and defend their actions. But then the trial takes an unexpected turn – just who is the guilty party? The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge comes from the creative mind that brought us the crowd-pleasing Around the World in 80 Days. Celebrate the holidays with this sequel worthy of Dickens!

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Ludlow

7:30 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
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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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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 Memory Box of the Sisters Fox and Facility

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Sabes JCC Theater
4330 South Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis

$10 - $20
Call 612-987-5356
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Presented by Imagined Theatre
  • Drama

Two productions in one evening! Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet Outfit, and Facility by Imagined Theatre.

THE MEMORY BOX OF THE SISTERS FOX: A circle. A séance. A story. A memory. A tale of two sisters who spoke to the dead. “Theatrical Stage Storytelling at its Best."

FACILITY: A father who forgets. A daughter who remembers. The cold place where too many of us end our story. “A Show Everyone Needs to See."

Two different stories. One in the past. One in the present. Both haunting. Please join us for an intimate evening of theatre-in-the-round of two critically acclaimed productions.

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Minnesota Opera's The Marriage of Figaro

7:30 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

$25 - $200, subject to change
Call 612-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama
  • Comedy

All is fair in love and war in this new staging of Mozart’s timeless comedy of errors, widely considered the perfect opera. Mozart’s infectious score brings humor, drama, and humanity to this story of class conflict. It should be the happiest day of their lives, but the wily servant Figaro and his charming fiancée Susanna must fend off the philandering, arrogant Count Almaviva before he ruins everything. On a day filled with chaos and confusion in which disguised identities are revealed and shenanigans ensue, will the young lovers finally make it to the altar?

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Drama

Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, setting into motion a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in complicated relationship with the world.

This 2015 Tony Award winner is sponsored by Magenic.

Admission: There are two ways to see a mainstage performance: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show! 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $25 per person.

Complimentary guaranteed admission and transportation to and from the theatre is available for persons with disabilities and their companions. Contact the box office at (612) 338-6131 for details.

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Roller Derby Queen

7:30 pm

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St, St Paul, MN 55114

Presented by S.O.S. Theater
  • Comedy

Due to her compulsive consumerism, Florence Alvine Turchin’s house has become, according to her eldest daughter, Ellen, hygienically uninhabitable and financially unsustainable. For Florence, it will be her lucrative retirement fund once she gets “all these treasures up on that there eBay thing-a-ma-jigger”. Florence’s housemate and younger daughter, Mary Elizabeth, just wants to make everyone happy and maintain her personal status quo of work, Wheel of Fortune, Charleston Chews, Mallow Cups and Saturday dates with Abe. When Ellen realizes that her precarious financial situation no longer allows her to carry the cost of her mother’s house, she arrives ready to take charge and move Florence out to greener pastures. Florence doesn’t take too kindly to the intrusion of her bossy daughter, has no intention of abandoning her treasure trove of retirement goods, and is ready to go to battle to prove it.

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Katie Kaufmann in Keeper of the Light

Keeper of the Light

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Presented by Katie Kaufmann
  • Drama
  • Experimental

This new physical theater piece from devised theater creator and performer Katie Kaufmann follows an unlikely bond between a modern woman and Ida Lewis, the first woman lighthouse keeper made famous for her heroic rescues at sea in the 1800s. Incorporating physicality, song and shadow puppetry, KEEPER OF THE LIGHT explores isolation, obsolescence, and perseverance, finding parallels motherhood and the duty of light keeping. 

 

This work was developed as part of Savage Umbrella’s Night of New Works program in 2016.

Katie Kaufmann is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Of Mice and Men

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
  • Drama

Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new production, driven by music and the clashing cultures of Latino, white and black migrant workers, puts you in the gritty palm of the American spirit. John Steinbeck's classic drama, directed by Annie Enneking.

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A Gone Fishin' Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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Based On / A True Story: Two New Plays

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$20-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Raw Sugar and Theatre Corrobora
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Raw Sugar and Theatre Corrobora are teaming up to present a theatrical event of two original works that explore the personal, real-life stories of three local female artists.

Act One: Raw Sugar presents FADEAWAY GIRL

Written and performed by Rachel Petrie

FADEAWAY GIRL is the true story of playwright/performer Rachel Petrie’s experience coming to terms with a bipolar disorder diagnosis. From her very first manic episode in 2004 to present day, Rachel shares her personal stories of derailment, discovery, reinvention, and joy.

Act Two: Theatre Corrobora presents THE CRITIC AND THE DRAMA QUEEN

Written by Hailey Colwell. Performed by Aidan Jhane Gallivan and Hailey Colwell

THE CRITIC AND THE DRAMA QUEEN was inspired by the story of real-life friends and co-producers Aidan Jhane Gallivan and Hailey Colwell, a local actor and writer, respectively. The play follows the evolution of a friendship and the scary places it can go when artistic pride gets in the way.

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10 pm

Dykes Do Drag

10:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$18/$14-$18 sliding scale in advance/$9 with student ID (Thursday only)
Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by Heather Spear, The Gentleman King
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

"Dykes Do Drag" – the title says a mouthful but not all there is to say. 

 

Dykes Do Drag are queers of all genders and orientations, celebrating an expanding continuum of gender expression and performance in the Upper Midwest for 16 years. This edgy performance art cabaret features the Twin Cities best as well as newcomers in traditional Drag, burlesque, live music, boi-lesque, modern dance, video and visual art, and lip synching in enticing and exciting hilarity. 

 

A few more bombastic terms to describe DDD include but are not limited to: sexy, radical, entertaining, titillating, kinky and weird.  We perform 5 times a year at the Bryant-Lake Bowl! 

 

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