Thursday, April 19, 2018

1 pm

From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$23-$34
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

In this original full-length dramatic musical by and starring Brian Pekol, Francis Albert Sinatra is just another kid from Hoboken who wants to become a star. Watch as he finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him. Experience his professional rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner, and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround in From Here to Eternity. Accompanied by an on-stage orchestra, and featuring hits like "I've Got the World On A String", "All of Me" and "New York, New York", this story will illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra.

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7 pm

Corduroy

7:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

7:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

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Avenue Q

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$16
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This laugh-out-loud Tony Award-winner tells the timeless story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, Avenue Q is a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.
Rated R for adult language, humor, and situations.

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Silent Sky

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

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Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$34
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) shows. From sock hops to death drops, "Age Against the Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits" will bring our funniest moments to the stage one more time, and show you why we’re the longest running (and best) satirical theatre in the world!

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive couple living in San Francisco. It is 1967 when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African American doctor 11 years her senior. They’re in love and they want the Draytons’ blessing for their marriage – today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness, but now they are forced to put their values to the test. Based on the iconic film, this classic is a witty and insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices.

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"Isla Tuliro"

7:30 pm

The Southern
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

$18 Pre-sale (+ service fee) $22 At the door $15 Group Sale (sale of 10+ tickets) $12 Senior/Students
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Teatro del Pueblo & Pangea World Theater
  • Drama

Written by Marlina Gonzalez
Directed by Meena Natarajan and Marlina Gonzalez
Co-presented by Pangea World Theater and Teatro del Pueblo
April 6 - 22, 2018

Community Producer: Cultural Society of Filipino Americans (CSFA)
Community Sponsor: Fil-Minnesotan Association (FMA)

The idyllic life of the KAYUMANGGIs, brown-skinned islanders who live by Dagat Payapa (Ocean of Peace) is disrupted by the sudden arrival of mythical creatures from the ocean and from the sky, speaking strange languages, claiming the islands as their own and making up rules on how the islanders should live. In Tagalog, English and Spanish (subtitles provided).

Featuring Lita Malicsi, Mar Alojado, Mary Ann Prado, Maryanne Quiroz,Atquetzali Quiroz, Maia Hernandez, Lyra Hernandez, Tinne Rosenmeier, Kaysone Syonesa, Marcos Lopez, Zachary Kulzer, and the CSFA Dancersy.

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

SHOW TIMES
April 6 - 22, 2018
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm • Sundays at 2:00pm
No performance Sunday, April 8th

TICKETS
$18 Pre-sale (+ service fee)
$22 At the door
$15 Group Sale (sale of 10+ tickets)
$12 Senior/Students

TICKET RESERVATIONS
Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit https://islatuliro.brownpapertickets.com/

Thank you to our Community Partners: Filipinx for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice in Minnesota (FIRM), Filipino American Women’s Network (FAWN), Philippine Study Group of MN (PSGM) and Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center.

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FIVE POINTS

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$29 - $49
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical
  • Dance

FIVE POINTS

WORLD PREMIERE
April 4 – May 6, 2018
Ritz Theater

Book by Harrison David Rivers  
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Denise Prosek
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring: Ben Bakken, Dieter Bierbrauer, Shinah Brashears, Ivory Doublette, Daniel Greco, John Jamison, Lamar Jefferson, Ann Michels, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Matt Riehle, Kendall Anne Thompson, Evan Tyler Wilson, and Alejandro Vega

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points chronicles the journeys of Willie Lane, a young African American performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion. Inspired by the confluence of African American and Irish cultures, and the birth of American tap dance, Five Points tells the story of two men who risk everything for the chance to be a part of the American Dream.

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GUYS and DOLLS

7:30 pm
Runs 135 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

Fran Loesser's celebrated Musical Comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.  Guys & Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy for all ages!

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls tells the tall of one Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his "permanently established floating craps game." His best venue falls through and he needs money to underwrite an alternative option.  He turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will be on anything if the stakes are high enough.  Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky he can't get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.  

Things don't go as planned and, along the way, you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes: Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck... and more.

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Lone Star Spirits

7:30 pm

Franklin Square Black Box Theatre
125 N. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

$13.50-$26.00
Call 715.483.3387
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Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Comedy

Lone Star Spirits

By Josh Tobiessen

A delightfully funny, heartwarming story about a father-daughter reunion, set in a small-town Texas liquor store. Colorful characters and laugh-out-loud moments from local MN playwright Josh Tobiessen.

Festival Theatre will be producing this as partners in The Big Read, a program of National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.  ArtReach St. Croix is presenting The Big Read in conjunction with core program partners including Valley Bookseller, Stillwater Public Library, Little Free Library, St. Croix Festival Theatre and library branches located in St. Croix Valley communities between St. Croix Falls, WI and Hastings, MN.

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HAIRSPRAY:THE MUSICAL

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$10-$12
Call 651-779-3475
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Century College Theatre Company is proud and excited to produce the fun, song and dance-filled musical HAIRSPRAY! With a large cast of talented actors from throughout the Twin Cities and Century College, full orchestra, technical wonders, and some unique twists, we are thrilled to present our audiences with a joyful couple of hours!

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!-Music Theatre International

Who: The Century College Theatre Company

When: April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and 4/28 at 2:00PM

Where: Century College Theatre
             3401 Century Ave. N
             White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Cost: General:             $12.00
          Students/Seniors:           $10.00

Purchase Tickets at: www.showtix4u.com

For more information contact [email protected]

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The Imaginary Invalid

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theater
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114

Presented by Combustible Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Imaginary Invalid tells the story of Argan, a miserly hypochondriac who hatches a scheme to get free healthcare by marrying off one of his daughters (Angelique) to a young doctor. Dependent on extravagant cures and desperately worried about his ability to continue to pay for his medical care, he will do anything. Angelique however, having already fallen in love with someone else, has other plans for her life. Argan’s clever servant (Toinette) and gregarious brother (Beralde) come to her aid as they seek to unwind both his nefarious plot and his unhealthy obsession with quackery.

Though written over 300 years ago, The Imaginary Invalid is a strikingly-relevant, passionate farce that shines a light on the wounds we inflict upon ourselves, the scars of life, and the lengths that some will go to achieve "affordable" healthcare in a seemingly-incurable system. This fresh translation by Oded Gross features original Motown- and pop-inspired songs by Paul James Prendergast, commedia dell'arte roots, and sharp modern language.

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The Basset Table

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$18-$22
Call 651-645-5506
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Presented by Persistent Theatre Productions
  • Comedy

The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre, edited by Jane Milling, Broadview Press

"Strong women know how to play their cards." 

The gambling widow Lady Reveller and female scientist Valeria are not your typical 18th century women, these independent strong women must fight to keep doing what they love, in this progressive ahead of it's time restoration comedy, by one of the most prominent female playwrights of her time. 

“He that would gain my heart must learn the way not to control , but readily to obey."

Directed by Meggie Greivell

Stage Management by Sarah Wolf

Set and Property Design by Beth Anne Roe​

Costume Design by Rebecca Karstad

Lighting Design by Sarah Wolf

Movement Coach, Franklin Wagner

Dialect Coach, Meggie Greivell

​Featuring: Julie Ann Greif, Lana Bean, Alison Anderson, Bruce Abas, Kjer Whiting, Jody Bee, Tara Lucchino, Franklin Wagner, Don Larsson, Allison True, Amanda Thomm and Maureen Bourgeois. 

 

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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Park Square Theatre's Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

It has been 75 years since Anne Frank was given a diary by her father. Revisit this poignant classic yourself and share it with the young people in your life. You’ll be inspired by the hope of a young girl who in the midst of the Holocaust could write: “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart… if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”

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8 pm

Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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