Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7 pm

The Sleepover Club

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 555408

Presented by Cashmi Productions
  • Comedy

Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or dancing to Paula Abdul and Tiffany with your friends? Were Luke Perry or Patrick Dempsey your secret, or not-so-secret, boyfriends? Did you own Caboodles, Trapper Keepers, or neon jelly bracelets? Were you a Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Dawn, Stacey, Lauren, Kate, Stephanie, Patti, Jessica or Elizabeth? 
If so, then this is the show for you!*

From one half of the people who brought you “The Saved by the Bell Show,” one third of the people who brought you “Saucer Con,” and one other super cool person, comes a brand-new story for the electric youth in all of us, filled with dancing, music, food, pranks, outfits, secrets, boys, games and more, inspired by the legendary books “The Babysitters Club” and “Sleepover Friends!”

*Everyone else welcome too!

Created by Catherine Hansen, Shira Levenson-Mayket and Michael Mayket 

Directed By Michael Mayket
With Catherine Hansen and Shira Levenson-Mayket


Catherine Hansen
Shira Levenson-Mayket
Jaclyn Mack
Michelle Makie
Michael Mayket 
Allison True
Natalie Turner

Presented by Cashmi Productions
At the Bryant Lake Bowl

Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:00 pm
Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10:00 pm

Tickets: $14
$12 in advance, with Fringe button, or in tasteful pajamas

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West Side Story

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Musical

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

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Fellow Travelers

7:30 pm

The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Call 612-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama
  • Musical

An opera by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce
Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon
Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera


The story of a forbidden love affair between two men in 1950s McCarthy-era Washington, D.C., Fellow Travelers is a searing opera infused with political drama, unexpected humor, and sincere heartbreak. A chance encounter between recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin and handsome State Department official Hawkins Fuller results in Tim’s first job—and his first love affair with a man. As McCarthy mounts a desperate bid for power and internal investigations focus on removing “sexual subversives” in the government, Tim and Fuller find it increasingly dangerous to navigate their double lives.

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

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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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8 pm

The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Kieran's Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$5-10 sliding fee scale

Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt.

September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI
October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER
November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT
December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK
January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER
February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK
March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW
April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN
May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN
June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

- H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)

7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up
Show at 8pm

Full bar and menu served during show
Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
All ages venue, but we do not censor content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low

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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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