Thursday, July 12, 2018

7 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Drama

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

NOTE: The play does contain some mature language. Rated PG-13 for audiences.

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ReMayda'd 2.0

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Mayda Miller, Directed by Marcel Michelle-Mobama
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Appearing for four nights in an intimate revival of her first full length one woman show, Mayda returns to the stage, this time at Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre, to play some tunes, share her story of transracial adoption, growing up hip hop in St Paul, and discovering an identity beyond labels. She’s on the edge of millenialism, and at the start of something new. Come and enjoy this new take on a riveting rock and roll story, and see a whole new side of Mayda with the direction of her friend Marcel Michele-Mobama, and enjoy Mayda's eclectic musical roots, from Snoop Dogg to Prince.

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Children of Eden

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Willowbrook Church
840 Lake St S, Forest Lake, MN 55025

$10-$15
Call 651-464-5823
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Presented by Masquer Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Children of Eden

July 13 - 22nd

Willowbrook Church

From musical theatre greats, Stephen Schwartz (Wicket & Godspell) and John Caird, comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive and ambitious musical, the original production used a cast of sixty.

Adam, Eve, Noah and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."

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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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Anton. A Comedy.

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Opening night

Springhouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by 21/40 Productions
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

"Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress"

Anton. A Comedy is the story of Anton Chekhov, a country doctor, who is always there to help his community. But this poor doc needs a break and space to write. Will he find peace among a village in constant need of his expertise? Featuring a cavalcade of zany characters from his own beloved works. Come share in the hilarity and joy of the often misunderstood author for two weeks only!

Join us for 21/40's first wholly original work - conceived, written, and staged by actors.

ACTORS

Kivan Kirk
Christopher Kent
Meghan Kent*
Bailey Lawrence
Adam Mellerup
Tess Rada

STAGE MANAGEMENT/CHOREOGRAPHY ... Kathryn Dudley
COSTUME DESIGN ... Meghan Kent
SOUND DESIGN ...Eric Lund
GRAPHICS & PHOTOGRAPHY ... Craig Hostetler

*Will not be performing. Listed for her crucial help during the writing and staging process.

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

7:30 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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ELECTRICITY

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Cabaret @ Camp
490 N Robert St Saint Paul, MN 55101

$25-35
Call 651-290-2290
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Presented by Terry Ray and Mel England
  • Drama
  • Comedy

ELECTRICITY, the triple threat of a hilarious,sexy and powerful LGBTQ play starring TVs TERRY RAY (writer & star of My Sister is So Gay, From Here on Out, and Gaydar) and Indie Film star MEL ENGLAND (Best Day Ever and Ron and Laura Take Back America) is coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul!

Dazzling audiences in Los Angeles and Palm Springs for over two years, ELECTRICITY is hitting the road for the first time at The Cabaret at Camp Bar Twin Cities in St. Paul for three nights only!

After their 10th high school reunion in 1983, Brad and Gary, former closeted classmates, share a hotel room. Though polar opposites, these men have an electricity, a connection that brings them back to that same room and each other for the next 3 decades. This is a juicy, delicious night of theater: funny, romantic, surprisingly moving and undeniably relatable.

"This is a wonderful play, so brilliantly written and performed, I really couldn't stop smiling through the
entire thing, except when I was weeping." ~Samantha SimmondsRonceros, NOHO ARTS DISTRICT

*This production contains nudity and adult themes.*

For more info: www.ElectricityThePlay.com

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All's Well That Ends Well

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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
  • Drama
  • Comedy

All’s Well That Ends Well explores how we can grow up under pressure. In this play, we find Helena, a poor orphan, in love with Bertram, the son of a count. When Helena saves the life of the King of France, he grants her permission to marry whomever she chooses, and she chooses Bertram. Unfortunately, Bertram thinks Helena is beneath him, and abruptly leaves her. What follows is a “problem play,” a story of forgiveness, grace, and learning to have humility as we mature which is as messy and beautiful as a life well lived.

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The Clean House

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
  • Comedy

Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather perfect her stand-up routine than clean the house. As she spends her days not cleaning, she befriends her boss’s sister—who lives only to clean. Toss in a love triangle and some sibling rivalries and you get a whimsical and moving portrait of humanity, reminding us that the messes and disappointments of life can be the most unexpectedly fulfilling times of all.

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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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Ideation

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$8 - $28
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

"The sinister tangos with the madcap in IDEATION"- NY Times

A group of corporate consultants is given a cryptic list of groundrules and some morally ambiguous parameters.  Ninety minutes from now, they must present their work on this mysterious and top secret project.  But as they brainstorm, the question of what they aren't being told becomes harder to ignore in this ferocious and hilarious thriller.

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Venus in Fur

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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

$10 - $25
Call 5074747900
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Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Comedy

Thomas is a playwright-slash-director, desperately in need of an actress. A young-ish actress. A beautiful-slash-sexy actress. A sexy-slash-articulate young actress with some classical training and a particle of brain in her skull. Enter Vanda. The resulting action is more complex, and more important, than any audition.

Venus in Fur, by David Ives, is a play that has only grown more relevant since its debut in 2010 – a provocative exploration of gender roles and the intricate dynamic of artistic collaboration. The question is: can Vanda trust Thomas to open up his eyes, and see the woman standing next to him?

Contains very strong language and sensual content. Suitable for people aged over 16.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Irondale Fine Arts Theater
2425 Long Lake Rd, New Brighton, MN

Presented by Mounds View Community Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

A magical car is the centerpiece to this classic family musical. Caractacus Potts and his children fix up an old racecar only to find that it has a mind of its own. Soon the Vulgarians catch wind of this amazing car and the Baron wants it for himself. Join us for a family-friendly performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Irondale High School in New Brighton, MN. 

July 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM

July 15, 21, 29 at 2:00 PM

Pay What you Can - July 19 & 26 (tickets available starting at 7:00PM)

 

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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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West Side Story

7:30 pm

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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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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