Friday, June 22, 2018

7 pm

The Taming of the Shrew

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Twin Cities area outdoor locations
See www.cromulentshakespeare.org 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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Romeo and Juliet

various Twin Cities parks (see website)

FREE
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

Featuring
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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Footloose

Footloose

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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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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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Postmortem

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

It’s April, 1922, and actor William Gillette, famous for portraying Sherlock Holmes for 30 years, has invited the cast of his latest play to spend the weekend at his castle home in Connecticut. When a late-night séance reveals a murder, Gillette must solve the case using everything he’s learned from playing the great detective. Popular playwright Ken Ludwig mixes suspense and humor in a show that has delighted audiences nationwide.

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Equivocation

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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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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Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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
  • 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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Shakespeare in Love

Winona State University Performing Arts Center
450 Johnson St. Winona, MN 55987

$10 - $49
Call 5074747900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Comedy

Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?

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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

$38
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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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm

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

$21-$30
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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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

19-25
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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French Twist

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 Flying Foot Forum and Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Dance

The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café.

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8 pm

West Side Story

8:00 pm

  • Opening night

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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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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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$30
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!

After all - life moves pretty fast.

If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.

"Ferris Mueller's Day Off" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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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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Human Combat Chess 2018

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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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