Friday, May 4, 2018

10 am

Hairspray Jr

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hairspray Jr.

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

May 4 – 20, 2018

Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is set in 1962, where a lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy uses her newfound status to learn more about civil rights and to do what she can to help move integration forward in her community.

Themes: Civil rights, body size acceptance, segregation in U.S. history, personal courage, value of the arts

Recommended for grades 4 and up

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CRENSHAW

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

CRENSHAW

Apr 27 – May 19, 2018

Based on the book by Katherine Applegate
Originally published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing.

World Premiere Exclusive!

Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and Up

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This magically engaging story, proving that family, friendship and resilience are found in the heart of the imagination, will grace our Hopkins Jaycees Studio in May. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and…he’s imaginary. This unforgettable creature comes into 10 year old Jackson’s life to help him and his family as they fall on hard times and may have to live in their minivan…again. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? This world premiere adaptation, based on the touching book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, confirms that friends matter—whether real or imaginary.

Copyright © 2015 by Katherine Applegate. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, inc.

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12 pm

Hairspray Jr

12:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hairspray Jr.

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

May 4 – 20, 2018

Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is set in 1962, where a lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy uses her newfound status to learn more about civil rights and to do what she can to help move integration forward in her community.

Themes: Civil rights, body size acceptance, segregation in U.S. history, personal courage, value of the arts

Recommended for grades 4 and up

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6 pm

Don't Hug Me, We're Family

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$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
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family is the sixth in the Don’t Hug Me series of musical comedies. Gunner and Clara Johnson are owners of a little northwoods Minnesota bar called The Bunyan. Things are tight so, to make ends meet, they rent out a little radio station, KOLD Radio, in the bar for extra money. Gunner hosts a radio show called “Crappie Talk,” devoted entirely to ice fishing for crappies. Because of its narrow subject, Gunner has no listeners, and he loses his only advertiser Kanute’s Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm. His wife Clara hosts "Book Beat." She has all the listeners and all the advertisers. This doesn’t sit well with Gunner, who has been competitive with Clara ever since she beat him in the County Fair fishing contest. Things get turned upside down when two fish-out-of-water Brooklyn Italians come to town and threaten the existence of the radio station, promoting Clara and firing Gunner. Gunner has his work cut out for him. He needs his radio station job, he needs his dignity, but most important, he needs Clara.

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7 pm

CRENSHAW

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

CRENSHAW

Apr 27 – May 19, 2018

Based on the book by Katherine Applegate
Originally published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing.

World Premiere Exclusive!

Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and Up

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

This magically engaging story, proving that family, friendship and resilience are found in the heart of the imagination, will grace our Hopkins Jaycees Studio in May. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and…he’s imaginary. This unforgettable creature comes into 10 year old Jackson’s life to help him and his family as they fall on hard times and may have to live in their minivan…again. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? This world premiere adaptation, based on the touching book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, confirms that friends matter—whether real or imaginary.

Copyright © 2015 by Katherine Applegate. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, inc.

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"Prescription: Murder"

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Ghoulish Delights
  • Drama

"Prescription: Murder"

COLUMBO

by William Link and Richard Levinson

In 1961, Claire Flemming is found strangled in her New York apartment. Her husband, Dr. Roy Flemming, has the perfect alibi. The detective on the case: Lt. Columbo. "Prescription: Murder" is a classic Columbo tale, pitting his intellect against the killer's in a game of cat-and-mouse with life or death consequences.

Just one more thing...

Six years before Peter Falk stepped into the role on television, Columbo existed on stage. This play was written by William Link and Richard Levinson, the duo who would later create the TV show. The production's original cast included Joseph Cotten and Agnes Moorehead, with Thomas Mitchell as Columbo.

Ghoulish Delights is thrilled to bring this script to the stage again—not with the intention of recreating a television show in a theater—but rather, to bring one of the most iconic detectives ever created to life. And it is our goal to do so in a way that is new and original, while staying completely faithful to the original characters and story.

Tim Uren directs. The cast includes Riley McNutt, Heidi Berg, Boo Segersin, Craig Johnson, Lana Rosario, with Sam Landman as Lt. Columbo.

Shows are Friday and Saturday, May 4th and 5th, and then Thursday through Sunday, May 10th through the 13th. Doors open at 6:30 PM and performances start at 7:00 PM. Note that ticket prices do not include fees for reserving. A group rate is available for parties of six or more.

“Prescription: Murder” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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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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WHOEVER YOU ARE

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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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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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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Persephone

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Loom Lab
  • Dance
  • Experimental

Inspired by the creators personal narratives of mental health and mental illness, Persephone is an original interdisciplinary devised piece that is equal parts story and movement, which first premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August, 2017. Persephone speaks to the experience of living with a mental illness--the difficult moments, the support of others, and, most importantly, the moments of laughter and hope. What unfolds is a glimpse into the small corners of these characters lives, pushing past the typical tone that can befall stories of mental illness to offer an alternative fueled by levity and vulnerability. 

Featuring: Jasmine Porter, Crissy Tolson, Antonio Jordan, Julia Winkels, Addie Smith, and Megan Marcy

Directed by Mariah Larkin and Torre Edahl
Asst. Directed by Kathleen Willard
Video Design by Nadia Honary
Lighting Design by William Harmon
Original Music by Erik Ostrom

May 4th @ 7:30pm
May 5th @ 2:30pm and 7:30pm
May 6th @ 1pm

Persephone was originally devised in collaboration with Jennifer Pray, Alina Fateieva, Julia Bither, Kayla McCaffrey, and Kathleen Willard

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Under This Roof by Barbara Kingsley

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 612-377-2224
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Presented by The Guthrie Theater/ Full Circle Theater Company
  • Drama

The Guthrie Theater Presents a Full Circle Theater Company production of UNDER THIS ROOF by Barbara Kingsley

World Premiere directed by James A. Williams in The Dowling Studio

May 4 - 20, 2018 

Tickets: $9 | https://www.guthrietheater.org/  or by phone: 612.377.2224

“This is a love story.  It’s about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love,” says director James Williams.  Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside.  Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident. On the recommendation of a friend, Mamie hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under this Roof explores themes of mature love, family, disability, and race on an ever-shifting axis, with often-unexpected comic, painful, and heartfelt results.

ARTISTS:
Director: James A. Williams
Assistant Director: Roxane Battle

Cast Members:  Yolande Bruce, Brian A. Grandison, Laura Esping,  and Nathan R. Stenberg

Dramaturg:  Stephanie Lein Walseth
Production Disability Consultant:  MacGregor Arney

Designers: Katharine Horowitz, sound; Tom Barrett, lighting; Michael Burden, set and props; Amber Brown, costumes

Performance Dates:
May 4        Friday            PREVIEW PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 5        Saturday       OPENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 6        Sunday           PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 9 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 11 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 12 Saturday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 13 Sunday   PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 16 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 17 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. **ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, Open Captioned
May 18 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 19 Saturday 2 PERFORMANCES 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  
May 20 Sunday   FINAL PERFORMANCE 1:00 p.m.

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Still Dance the Stars

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama
  • Dance

A powerful love story with extraordinary heart, Still Dance the Stars follows the journey of James and Anne, a married couple facing unthinkable loss. Things go from bad to worse as their beloved dance studio is about to go under. Desperate, they discover an old box of stuffed animals, and the magic unfolds. Can one dance heal what has been broken? Whimsical, heart-warming and imaginative – this brand new play is truly a breathtaking gem! A must-see for dance-lovers! 

Featuring: Emily Madigan, Louisa Darr, Zachary Stofer, Vanessa Wasche, Corey Mills, Peter Colburn, Janet Hanson, Mary Fox, & Abigail Magalee

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The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407

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

A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz

We're at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis May 3-6, 17-20, and May 24-27. (At Open Book May 10-13 and May 31-June 3.)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm. Sunday shows at 4pm (except May 6th at 6pm.)

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Women's One Acts

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Riley-Jacques Barn
9100 Riley Lake Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Presented by Eden Prairie Players
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Eden Prairie Players is producing its first ever collection of Women's One Acts. Conscious of theater's influence in the community, Eden Prairie Players wholeheartedly decided to establish a Women's One Acts festival in order to increase opportunities for women-identified theatrical artists. We selected plays written by women across the country and hired female directors from the local theater community to helm them. But we think the universal themes explored in these plays will appeal to women and men alike. This year, the Women's One Acts festival debuts with six incredible comedies and dramas giving voice to thirty-two actors, directors, and playwrights. Come prepared for laughs and tears as we celebrate women in theater!

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Candy Box Dance Festival

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55454

Presented by Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES
  • Dance

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES presents the second annual Candy Box Dance Festival, an eclectic collection of performances, workshops, and public showings that will take place May 4 – May 12, 2018 at  The Southern Theater in Minneapolis. 

PERFORMANCES:

Featured Artist Performances are a shared evening between Black Label Movement and Taja Will. Tickets are available on the Southern's website (https://southerntheater.org/candy-box-2018/) and are free for ARTShare members. 
Feature Artist Schedule:
Fri, 5/4 @ 7:30pm
Sat, 5/5 @ 7:30pm
Tues, 5/8 @ 7:30pm – PAY AS ABLE
Thur, 5/10 @ 7:30pm
Fri, 5/11 @ 7:30pm
Sat, 5/12 @ 2pm – PAY AS ABLE and ASL
Sat, 5/12 @ 7:30pm

Happy Hour Showings are a series of works-in-progress showings by artists, including time for audience feedback. All Happy Hour Showings are a suggested donation of $10, at the door only. 100% of donations go directly to the artist(s) showing work.

Schedule:
Tues, 5/8 @ 5:30pm – DAARA DANCE Company
Wed, 5/9 @ 5:30pm – HATCH Dance
Thu, 5/10 @ 5:30pm – faux pas: Julie Marie Muskat & Betsy Schaefer Roob
Fri, 5/11 @ 5:30pm - Alexandra Bodnarchuck

WORKSHOPS: Take master classes with Taja Will, Black Label Movement, Helen Hatch, and Daara Dance Company! All classes are held at the Southern Theater. Full schedule on our website: http://www.arena-dances.org/performances/candy-box-2018/

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Opening Weekend Party: Join us Saturday, 5/5 for a party and open contact jam with live music, beginning immediately after the Featured Artist Showing concludes.

Panel Discussion: Monday, 5/7, from 6-7:30pm, join the Featured Artists and dance community members for a Q&A about dance, art, process, and the work they’re showing at the Candy Box Dance Festival. The discussion will be led by Arwen Wilder of HIJACK.

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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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A Wrinkle In Time

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$13-$22
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Kids

By John Glore
Directed by Anne Byrd

In a new play by John Glore, adapted from the beloved 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murray, is back—braces, stubbornness, and all—to join forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace and more to battle malevolent forces so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself.

For young people and adults alike, this enduring classic is filled with adventure, fantasy, and action, and leads to Meg proving, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

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

7:30 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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Marisol

Marisol by José Rivera

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th. St.

18-40
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Marisol by José Rivera, performing May 4 - 19, 7:30pm at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, Marisol is an apocalyptic urban fantasy which urges society to "wake up" and somehow find a way to recover the long-lost and much-needed compassion for our fellow man, as this is the only way to save our world. Angelic warfare, mental illness, and the disintegration of modern society are the themes as we follow Marisol Perez, a young Puerto Rican woman, through a disturbing and disorienting world that pushes the boundaries of conventional theology, biological sex, personal relationships, and the pathology of fear and paranoia.

Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this apocalyptic urban fantasy in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement and the black box-style seating of SpringHouse Ministry Center, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Marisol is another can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.

Marisol preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, May 3, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Marisol performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

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

May 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19 (Monday, May 7 is a pay-what-you-can performance)

Cast

MARISOL - Sabrina Diehl, ANGEL - Dana Lee Thompson,  JUNE - Kelly Nelson, LENNY - Craig James Hostetler, Woman in Furs - AnaSofía Villanueva, MAN WITH GOLF CLUB/SCAR TISSUE - Nikhil Pandey, MAN WITH ICE CREAM - Pedro Juan Fonseca

Crew

DIRECTOR - Ricardo Vázquez, STAGE MANAGER - AnaSofía Villanueva, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, SOUND DESIGNER - Forest Godfrey

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available.

 

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Ganador del Obie Award de 1993, Marisol es una fantasía apocalíptica urbana que urge a la sociedad, a que de algún modo, “despierte,” y encuentre una manera de recuperar la compasión hacia el prójimo que ha sido perdida, la cual es muy necesaria para salvar a nuestro mundo. Guerra angelical, enfermedad mental, y la desintegración de la sociedad moderna son los temas que siguen a Marisol Pérez--una joven Puertorriqueña-- por un mundo inquietante y desorientador, que arroja los límites de la convencionalidad respecto a la teología, sexo biológico, relaciones personales, y la patología del miedo y la paranoia.

Ganadora en dos ocasiones del Ivey Award, Theatre Coup d’Etat está orgullosa de presentar esta fantasía urbana apocalíptica en las Ciudades Gemelas. Combinando movimiento impulsado por los actores, y el estilo “black-box” que brinda el SpingHouse Ministry Center, la interpretación por Theatre Coup d’Etat de Marisol es otra experiencia que no te puedes perder.

Precios de entrada se cobran por sliding scale or precio variable de $18-$40. Boletos disponibles por www.theatrecoupdetat.com , o llame al 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center se ubica en 610 W 28th St.

Marisol función de prevista (pague-lo-que-pueda): Jueves​, 3 de Mayo, función a las 7:30 pm (puertas abren a las 7:00pm)

Marisol  funciones (sliding scale): $18-$40 Jueves, Viernes, Sábado, y Lunes, funciones a las 7:30 pm ​(Puertas abren a las 7:00PM)  4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19 (El Lunes, 7 de Mayo la función será pague-lo-que-pueda.)

Elenco

MARISOL - Sabrina Diehl, ANGEL - Dana Lee Thompson, JUNE - Kelly Nelson, LENNY - Craig James Hostetler, LA MUJER DE LAS PIELES - AnaSofía Villanueva, EL HOMBRE CON PALO DE GOLF O CICATRICES - Nikhil Pandey, EL HOMBRE CON EL HELADO - Pedro Juan Fonseca

Equipo

DIRECCIÓN - Ricardo Vázquez, ADMINISTRACION DEL ESCENARIO - AnaSofía Villanueva, DISEÑO DE ILUMINACIÓN - Mark Kieffer, DISEÑO DE VESTUARIO - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, DISEÑO DE SONIDO - Forest Godfrey

La función durará aproximadamente 2 horas con una intermission de 10 minutos

Estacionamiento gratuito está disponible

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The Metromaniacs

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
  • Comedy

In aristocratic Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people have gone métromanie (“crazy for poetry”). And Damis has developed a particularly severe case – he’s fallen in love with the work of a mysterious poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name. Plot twists, complications, and mistaken identities – all in rhymed verse – tumble to a happy ending in this new telling of a 1738 French farce. “…the language is golden…almost criminally enjoyable…”  –Washington Post

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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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Into The Woods

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
  • Musical

Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale musical masterpiece combines some of your favorite tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and others and explores what happens AFTER they live happily ever after.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears and dreams through hilarious and touching tunes. (And it’s not just about the spelling: the adult cast is ultra geek-chic in their middle school costumes!) Alan Bailey, director of such audience favorites as Souvenir and Sylvia, returns for this Tony Award-winning musical about friendship, sacrifice and valuable lessons in fair play.

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An Enemy of the People

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.

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Thomas Tallis

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church 2608 Blaisdell Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408

$10-$15
Call 612-213-6443
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Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama
  • Musical

Thomas Tallis is a portrait of one of England’s most successful composers, set against the tumultuous political backdrop of the renaissance. Living under four monarchs, Tallis was forced to adapt his compositions to suit their religious demands, but at what cost? In Swale’s vividly imagined play, we follow the interwoven fates of Tallis and other citizens of England at the time. Performed by candlelight in the historic Calvary Baptist Church sanctuary in Uptown, the story is underscored by a live choir singing the works of Tallis throughout.

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8 pm

Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

8:00 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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Bliss

8:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Good Arts Collective
810 S 7th St Minneapolis MN (enter at Green Awning on North Side of Building)

Sliding Scale $5-$35
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Presented by Swandive Theatre
  • Drama

World Premiere
May 4, 5, and 11

 

Imagine being hooked on something that causes your mind to forget everything: pain, loss, regret, fear, despair. And all you are left with is happiness, complete and utter bliss. Why wouldn't you do this all the time? What if there was a place you could go that everyday you would get this drug, this happiness, you could spend the rest of your days just existing? Why wouldn't you go there. 

But what if all of this was actually happening and you realized it was awful, how would you get out, how would you wrench your mind back into some semblance of rational thought to try and escape? Could you? Would you even want to?

Bliss is post-utopian drug trip through the psyche of a woman trapped by her own choices.

IMPORTANT
Seating is very limited (25 seats per show), we encourage you to reserve with the ticket link ahead of time so that you have a seat. Payment will be taken at the door (cash, card, check). The show starts promtply at 8p and the front door will be locked at that time so please plan to arrive early and take parking or transit into account.

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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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9 pm

Ladyfriend

9:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Opening night

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

$10-$12
Call 612-412-4843
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Presented by Ladyfriend
  • Comedy
  • Improv

That thing that happens when you put three charming weirdos who happen to be BFFs on stage together and tell them to make up a show on the spot. It’s pretty much the most delightful thing you’ll see all weekend.

Ladyfriend is a three-human comedy improv team comprised of Becky Wilkinson Hauser, Jen van Kaam, and Beth K. Gibbs.

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