Friday, June 15, 2018

5 pm

Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

5:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

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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7 pm


7:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

$14 in advance. $18 day of performance
Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by The BAND Group
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

TART, the gayest club in town, is in trouble as its family is under siege by the moral crusader Tartuffe. Now this family of friends, lovers, and drag performers unite to save one of their own, Orgon, from Tartuffe’s “salvation” in this adaptation of Molière’s iconic French comedy that’s filled with rhyming couplets, slapstick, and drag numbers. This production is partnering with RECLAIM, an nonprofit devoted to helping Queer and Trans youth reclaim their pride.

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Romeo and Juliet

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

various Twin Cities parks (see website)

Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama
  • Comedy

For the fifth consecutive summer, CAE presents free Shakespeare in our Twin Cities parks. This year: Romeo and Juliet, the powerful masterpiece of joyful passion and pitiless fate.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Papke
June 15 - July 15

Friday, June 15th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Saturday, June 16th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 17th, 2pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Thursday, June 21st, 7pm - St. Clement's Church, St. Paul
Friday, June 22nd, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Saturday, June 23rd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 24th, 2pm - Cedar Lake Hidden Beach, Mpls
Tuesday, June 26th, 7pm - Levee Park, Hastings
Friday, June 29th, 7pm - Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St. Louis Park
Saturday, June 30th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 1st, 7pm - Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Friday, July 6th, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 7th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 8th, 2pm - Grandview Park, South St. Paul
Thursday, July 12th, 7pm - Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 13th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 14th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 15th, 2pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls

Jim Ahrens, Ankita Ashrit, Jared Beebe, Helen Collins, Tom Conry, Maren Findlay, Joseph Finn-Bolling, Siri Hellerman, Jacob Hooper, Leif Jurgensen, Nicholas LeDoux, Samantha V. Papke, Doug Petty, Jack Squier, Tyler Stamm, Jake Sung-Guk Sullivan, Alice Tibbetts, Alan Tilson, Mike Tober, Emma VanVactor-Lee, and Josh Weisenburger

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Hello, Dolly!

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical

Dolly Levi's purpose in life is to help people find happiness, specifically in the world of romance. Currently preoccupied with finding a match for cantankerous half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, Dolly comes to realize that, after years of ignoring her own needs following the death of her beloved husband, it's time for her to rejoin the human race before the parade of life passes her by. Filled with some of the most famous songs in Broadway history, Hello, Dolly! is an evening at the theatre that will delight you from start to finish while possibly unexpectedly moving you to tears when you least expect it.

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The Taming of the Shrew

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Twin Cities area outdoor locations
See for sites and times

Presented by The Cromulent Shakespeare Company
  • Comedy

Shakespeare's popular comedy about greed, manipulation, and misguided approaches to romance. Full of great gags, this production is fun for the whole family. 

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7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Chaska High School Auditorium
545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55318

Presented by Chaska Valley Family Theatre
  • Musical

One of the most explosive movie musicals of all time bursts onto the live stage! A teenager and his mom move from Chicago to a small Texas town where dancing has been outlawed. Audiences can bop along to catchy 1980's pop and rock ("Footloose," "Let's Hear it for the Boy," "Holding out for a Hero") as a band of determined teens challenges the town council to abolish the ordinance and allow them to hold a dance.

Performances will be held: 

Friday, June 15, 2018, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 22, 2018, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 2 p.m.

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm

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

Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama

By Robert Harling
Directed by Angela Timberman

Set in an in-home beauty parlor owned and operated by the outspoken and wise-cracking Truvy, this modern classic explores the deep bond that forms between a group of outspoken Southern women as they share their triumphs and tragedies with each other.

Filled with sidesplitting reparte—and more than a few sharp but humorous verbal collisions, Steel Magnolias is hilarious and touching and, in the end, reveals a deep emotional truth underlying the witty banter of its eccentrtic characters.

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7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St, St Paul, MN 55114

$10 - $26
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

The devilish gunpowder plot has failed! Long live King James!

When Shagspeare is commissioned to write the "true historie" of the event, his investigation reveals that the official version is a cover-up – but for what?

Should Shag keep digging – and perhaps lose his head? Or take the money and lie? A timely, high-stakes political thriller… with witches.

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Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

7:30 pm

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

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

The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective duo solving their most notorious case. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies and heirs. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit.

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The Minotaur or: Amelia Earhart is Alive and Traveling Through the Underworld

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55407

$12-$25, PWYC on 6/20
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Presented by Sheep Theater
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed an apocalyptic force that has been locked away for 35,000 years: the Minotaur.

Ticket price:
Adults: $20 (in advance), $25 (at the door)
Students: $16
Children (0-12yo): $12

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Into the Woods

7:30 pm
Runs 165 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Call (Online Only)
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Presented by Shoot the Glass Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Shoot the Glass is proud to present Stephen Sondheim's classic Into the Woods at the Crane Theater, June 7th - July 1st. Featuring an intimate, 80 seat venue and a local cast of all-star performers including Becca Hart, Emily Jansen, Kyler Chase and Frank Moran (to name a few- see the whole cast here)Into the Woods is certain to be a thrilling, hilarious, and enchanting theatrical event. 

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The Red Box

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin

Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Drama

"The Red Box," by Joseph Goodrich adapted from the novel by Rex Stout
The brilliant and quirky Nero Wolfe untangles a murder mystery which reveals a complicated family drama full of secrets and half-truths.

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Dry Land

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Rarig Center's Nolte Xperimental Theater
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by University of Minnesota Open Stage
  • Drama

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Ruby Rae Spiegel's Dry Land, a long-running labor of love for this all-female production team, is a play about abortion, the harshness and sweetness of young womanhood, and the sticky ambience of a high school locker room that everybody’s left.  

Directed by Madeline Wall. Produced by Maddy Folstein and Madeline Wall through the University of Minnesota’s student theatre group, Open Stage. Featuring Isaac Bont, Leif Hove, Stephanie Kahle, Reba Landers, and Kate Plasterer. 

Tickets are available for online reservation: pick-your-price between $6 and $20. Seating is general admission and limited, so we encourage advanced reservation!

Online sales end 2 hours before the performance starts, and then tickets at the door are $10. 

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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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Caucasian-Aggressive Pandas and Other Mulatto Tales

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Black Box at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington Center for the Arts 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN 55431 United States

Call 952.232.0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle and Fearless Comedy Productions
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

Caucasian-Aggressive Pandas and Other Mulatto Tales

by Duck Washington

Directed by Jena Young

produced in association with Fearless Comedy Productions

June 8-24, 2018

In the Black Box at the Bloomington Center for the Arts


Racism will be mocked, racists shunned, and stereotypes exposed in this humorous exploration of what it's like to be mixed race, deal with stereotypes, and find your place in the world. Inspired by playwright Duck Washington's own experiences, this mix of story-telling and sketch comedy will move you to buoyant laughter and deep thoughts as it examines concepts that are always more than just black-and-white.

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8 pm

Human Combat Chess 2018

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Gym at Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States

Presented by Six Elements Theatre Company
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Kids

The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it out for the Midwest Combat Chess League Championship, featuring two of the most exciting and energetic teams in the league: The daring Corsairs vs. the flashy Phoenix! They're fighting for fame, fortune and glory, but is that all that's on the line? Come find out when they #AssumeTheBoard!

Performances will be at the Gym at Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Human Combat Chess is a recurring show featuring different matches in a fictional sports league playing the sport of Human Combat Chess. Each team fields 16 players of all shapes and sizes that are assigned positions identical to those in the classic game of Chess, who are then ordered to move by their respective Kings. The similarities to Chess begin to unravel when a player moves into a piece occupied by another, as they now fight over the square! This choreographed fight can end with either piece as the victor, holding the square.

To bring you the most entertaining fights possible, we've assembled the best team of fight directors in the Twin Cities area. While some of our actors are taking the board for their first time, we give them ample rehearsal time to make sure each fight is a unique, exciting experience for the audience. This gives the audience the adrenaline rush of MMA with the reassurance that the fighters will come out of it safely.

Human Combat Chess combines the drama of theatre with the edge of your seat thrill of sports, and there's something for everyone. The event is family friendly. If you would take your kids to a hockey game, you should bring them along to Human Combat Chess!

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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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NW4W 2018: Rogers//McComb

Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St Mpls, MN 55403

$10 - $18
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Dance
  • Experimental

Week Four: ISOLATED ACTS, June 14-15-16-17

A Double Bill

The Crapture by Dolo McComb

+ Guriga by Amal Rogers

In her new solo, The Crapture, Dolo McComb sets out on a quest to discover the space where things become their opposites. From the bottom of the cauldron worn thin by grief seeps awe. Lady Death slips on a banana peel, giving birth to a dove.  

Carrying all she needs with her, Amal Rogers in her solo Guriga, assembles and then packs away a warm and personal home where she can dance, eat, bathe, and rest. Guriga is a sometimes inviting sometimes private ritual of the protection and power of home. 

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9 pm


9:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Closing night

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

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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