Saturday, July 21, 2018

10 am

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure at Stages Theatre Company

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

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
  • Musical
  • Kids

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

June 29 – August 5, 2018

*Click for availability – many performances SOLD OUT

REGIONAL PREMIERE!  ALL AGES

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett

Come “Move it, Move it” with us this summer as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those uproariously plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity takeover as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage.

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Madagascar is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2pm
  • Audio Described (AD) Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2 pm
  • Sensory-Friendly Performances: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10am

CAST: In alphabetical order: Kolton Ascheman (Ship’s Captain, Ensemble), Halima Bigirindavyi (Fossa Leader, Ensemble), Kimora Collins (Gloria), Faith Culbertson (King Julian), Nicholas Dekker (Melman), Mia Dougherty (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Sophie Farrell (Private), Liliana Felton (Marty the Zebra), Athan Fischer (Rico), Sofia M Fraser (Mason The Chimp, Ensemble), David Gamache (Skipper), Sayer Keeley (Maurice), Indra Khariwala (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Chase Kozak (Zeke, Fossa, Ensemble), Jackson Lyon (Alex The Lion), Chloe McMahon (Candy Hammernose, Ensemble), Hannah Seeman (Kowalski), Asgerami Semkoff (Lynn Lemur, City Lady, Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Mort Lemur, Ensemble), Madeline Sundheim (Zelda, Fossa, Ensemble), Isabella TenPas (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Jack Weiby (Lars Lemur, Ensemble), Alex Weiner (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Police Officer, Ensemble)

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1 pm

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure at Stages Theatre Company

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

June 29 – August 5, 2018

*Click for availability – many performances SOLD OUT

REGIONAL PREMIERE!  ALL AGES

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture. Book by Kevin Del Aguila. Original music and lyric by George Noriega & Joel Someillan.

Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett

Come “Move it, Move it” with us this summer as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those uproariously plotting penguins enter our stage in the musical adventure of Madagascar. Not content to live in blissful captivity, Marty lets his curiosity takeover as he makes his escape to explore the world. His friends and some unusual penguins will not be left behind as they all embark on an unforgettable voyage.

BUY TICKETS  GROUPS TICKETS  

Madagascar is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2pm
  • Audio Described (AD) Performances: Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2 pm
  • Sensory-Friendly Performances: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10am

CAST: In alphabetical order: Kolton Ascheman (Ship’s Captain, Ensemble), Halima Bigirindavyi (Fossa Leader, Ensemble), Kimora Collins (Gloria), Faith Culbertson (King Julian), Nicholas Dekker (Melman), Mia Dougherty (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Sophie Farrell (Private), Liliana Felton (Marty the Zebra), Athan Fischer (Rico), Sofia M Fraser (Mason The Chimp, Ensemble), David Gamache (Skipper), Sayer Keeley (Maurice), Indra Khariwala (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Chase Kozak (Zeke, Fossa, Ensemble), Jackson Lyon (Alex The Lion), Chloe McMahon (Candy Hammernose, Ensemble), Hannah Seeman (Kowalski), Asgerami Semkoff (Lynn Lemur, City Lady, Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Mort Lemur, Ensemble), Madeline Sundheim (Zelda, Fossa, Ensemble), Isabella TenPas (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), Jack Weiby (Lars Lemur, Ensemble), Alex Weiner (Dream Waiter, Ensemble), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Police Officer, Ensemble)

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West Side Story

1:00 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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Disney's Newsies

1:00 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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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

1:30 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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2 pm

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

2:00 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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Cole Porter's 1933 Nymph Errant

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$30
Call 612-206-3600
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Presented by Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd Lost Musicals
  • Musical

 “NYMPH ERRANT” is a frothy parfait of a musical. It’s the story of a dewy  Evangeline fresh from a Swiss finishing school who looks for love and adventure, but it ends up being less than she’d imagined. The score includes “Let’s Do It,” “It’s Bad for Me,” “The Physician,” “The Cocotte,” “Georgia Sand,” and the title song.

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Shakespeare in Love

2:00 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
  • 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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7 pm

Cole Porter's 1933 Nymph Errant

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$30
Call 612-206-3600
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd Lost Musicals
  • Musical

 “NYMPH ERRANT” is a frothy parfait of a musical. It’s the story of a dewy  Evangeline fresh from a Swiss finishing school who looks for love and adventure, but it ends up being less than she’d imagined. The score includes “Let’s Do It,” “It’s Bad for Me,” “The Physician,” “The Cocotte,” “Georgia Sand,” and the title song.

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Eagan Summer Community Theatre presents Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

7:00 pm

Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail Eagan, MN 55123

$10 - $15
Call 651-683-6964
Buy tickets online

Presented by Eagan Summer Community Theatre
  • Musical

This summer, Eagan Summer Community Theatre invites you to its production of the timeless musical classic Singin' in the Rain! Come prepared for sidesplitting comedy, gripping drama, blow-away dance numbers, and a whole lot of water.

July 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28 at 7:00 p.m.
July 15 and 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now online and at the Eagan High School box office (651-683-6964).

CAST

DORA BAILEY McKenna Barker
ZELDA ZANDERS Kaitlin McLellan
OLGA MARA Diana Moir
MARY MARGARET Audrey Parker
J CUMBERLAND III Phil Belfiori
CHARLIE CHAPLIN Ryan Niedenthal
R.F. SIMPSON John-Scott Moir
ROSCOE DEXTER Nick Lane
COSMO BROWN Brendan Moir
LINA LAMONT Cami Sharratt
DON LOCKWOOD Jack Bechard
KATHY SELDEN Elizabeth Belfiori
PRODUCTION SINGER Mickey Van Drehle
SID PHILLIPS Phil Belfiori
MISS DINSMORE Sandy Moir
MALE DICTION TEACHER Paul Ratté
DOORMAN Cooper Swanson
JOURNALIST Evan Oakman
PHOTOGRAPHER Elin Odegaard
POLICEMAN Mickey Van Drehle
BUTLER Finn Wallace
MAID Taylor Wentworth
FLIRT Mackenzie Donais
CHEFS Brady Amundson, Cooper Swanson
1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Taylor Wentworth
2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Cooper Swanson
3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Brady Amundson
WARDROBE MISTRESS Adina Lebowitz
HAIRDRESSER Becca Schultz
ROD Evan Oakman
SOUND ENGINEER Ryan Niedenthal

FILM CAST

YOUNG COSMO Everett Parker
YOUNG DON Gabriel Ratté
BARTENDER/BOUNCER Mark Christofel
STRIPPER Taylor Wentworth
CLOWN McKenna Barker
ENEMIES OF THE KING Tom Ringberg, Jessica Cashion, Mike Lubke, Mason Tyer
LADY-IN-WAITING Emily Afdahl
MANSERVANT Nick Lane

PRODUCTION TEAM

PRODUCER  Dr. Polly Reikowski
DIRECTOR Jodene Wartman
TECH DIRECTOR John Ratzlaff
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR Jason Hansen
VOCAL DIRECTOR Jim Cox
VOCAL ASSISTANT Jaclyn Anderson
CHOREOGRAPHER Megan Kelly Hubble
ASST. CHOREOGRAPHER Emily Roth
STAGE MANAGER Ellie Simonett
ASST. STAGE MANAGER Rachel Norton
PROJECTION DESIGNER Jackson Cobb
COSTUMER Suzanna Schneider
SCENIC PAINTER Janet Steinberg Bohn
BUILDER Matt Schneider
PROPS Eve Burdick
INTERN Molly Cornell

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Loft Stage
4200 Pioneer Dr Woodbury, MN 55125

$15-$20
Call 612-399-6568
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Presented by Woodbury Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.

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West Side Story

7:00 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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STIFF

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St, Minneapolis 55408

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Written and Performed by Sherry Jo Ward, Directed by Marianne Galloway
  • Drama
  • Comedy

STIFF is the hit fast-paced comedy about moving slow that has been an award-winning audience favorite at festivals, conferences, and theatres across the country. Sherry Jo Ward was suddenly facing a potentially career-ending diagnosis with a super rare neuromuscular disease. Instead, she turned it into an autobiographical show that demonstrates her resilience, and her "sick" sense of humor. It's a unique hour of theatre that promises to stay with you. 

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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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Bob Stromberg: Comedy Cafe at the Barn!

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN

$35 - $45
Call 651-748-8645
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Presented by Maplewood Area Historical Society
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

The Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening will begin with appetizers and Minnesota-crafted wines, beers and sodas served on the lush grounds of the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, just east of Maplewood Mall.  Audiences can stroll through the historical and art exhibits, participate in a scavenger hunt and leisurely listen to jazz piano entertainment before local comedian Bob Stromberg takes the stage to give audiences a full evening of hilarious comedy in the rustic red barn. 

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Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

7:00 pm
Runs 95 minutes

Outdoor Theatre Complex
West Campus of Century College, 3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$20.00 Adults-$15.00 Seniors/Students, (children under 10 FREE)
Call 6517795818
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Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

 “Two houses, both alike in dignity”—except these guys are about as undignified as they come. See, there were two sets of twins separated years ago. And now, one Antipholus searches the world over for his missing twin (and missing parents), while his servant Dromio tags along looking for his long lost brother too. And these long lost brothers are somehow in love with a set of sisters. Did I mention that both sets of brothers are identical twins? Yeah, it’s that kind of play. One of Shakespeare’s earliest (and most fun) comedies gets a Circus-world twist.

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Merrily We Roll Along

7:30 pm

Arts Center on 7
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$15-$20
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Musical

Performances: July 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm; July 22, 29 at 2:00 pm

Sondheim's semi-autobiographical musical turns back the clock on friendship and the high price of success. Beginning in the present and moving backwards, Merrily We Roll Along traces the lives of wealthy, jaded composer, Franklin Shepard, and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good and bad). With a brilliant "Broadway-style" score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, it's a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.

Recommended for ages 13 and up due to mature themes.

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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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Wild Weekend

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Phoenix Theater (A Project of Arts Nest)
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15-$18
Call 612-377-2285
Buy tickets online

Presented by Smartmouth Comedy
  • Comedy

From the creator of our sold out hit Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery comes Smartmouth Comedy’s next laugh out loud world premier! 

When a group of friends come together to celebrate Mandy’s bachelorette weekend they are shocked to find Mandy has been left by her fiancé. In an effort to rally they keep their weekend plans, but a missed flight followed by a flat tire turns what should have been a wild weekend in Vegas into a weekend in the Wild. 

Written locally by Kelliann Kary

Tickets
$15 online in advance
$18 at the door
*Monday, July 16th is a pay what you can performance. All proceeds will be donated to The Women's Alzheimer's Movement to aide in their mission of supporting women-based research and informing women about their increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Visit their website, http://thewomensalzheimersmovement.org/, to learn more, find out about volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation.

Thursday July 12th and July 19th - Thirsty Thursday Deal!
You and 3 friends can use discount code "roseallday" at checkout to receive $12 tickets and a poker chip redeemable across the street at Red Cow for a free glass of Rose! Advance sales only and limited availability!

Street parking available at Phoenix, come early to allow time to park.

CAST
Mandy......................Catherine Hansen
Gretchen..................Cate Jackson
Devyn.......................Naomi Haag
Monica.....................Meesh Morris
Becky.......................Stephanie Stine
Amber......................Kelliann Kary
Mitchell....................Michael Weingartner

Director - Jenna Pulkrabek
Stage Manager - Annelise Eckelaert

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Guys and Dolls

7:30 pm

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

$25-$34
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Musical

By Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Directed by Matt McNabb

Frank Loesser’s brassy and immortal musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway involves the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, and a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but.

Guys & Dolls takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrate the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.”

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

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The Music Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

$35-$45
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian.

Con-man Harold Hill has made small town River City, Iowa his next mark. The community (full of big personalities) buys into his scheme of a boys’ band including instruments, uniforms, and lessons, none of which the Music Man intends to deliver. But librarian Marian Paroo is onto him.

This classic musical comedy is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$10 - $49
Call 5074747900
Buy tickets online

Presented by Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Comedy

Ah, love. Young and gooey, explosive and fiery, brotherly, unrequited, enduring. A Midsummer Night’s Dream revels in the myriad ways we find to love one another and the lengths we go in order to build and protect our most precious relationships.

Often called “an almost perfect play,” Shakespeare’s comedy tumbles out of the city into a fantastical wilderness of moonlight and magic as lovers and would-be poets  – seeking  freedom, romance and inspiration – stumble upon the forest realm of the fairy king and queen. What follows is a fast-paced, hilarious and heartfelt adventure where ridiculous antics lead to magical moments in unexpected ways.

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Anton. A Comedy.

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Closing 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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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
Buy tickets online

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 Pirates of Penzance

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Osseo Senior High Auditorium
317 2nd Ave NW, Osseo, MN 55369

$14 - $18
Call (763) 391-2787
Buy tickets online

Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Comedy
  • Musical

One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best loved works, The Pirates of Penzance is a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. Set against the stark coast of Cornwall, England our story follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major-General Stanley’s songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “The very model of a modern Major-General.”

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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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Jeeves in Bloom

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
  • Comedy

Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves pay a visit to the peaceful English countryside, where Bertie’s school chum Gussie hatches a plan to win over the fanciful Madeline Basset. But all too quickly, Bertie is fending off Madeline’s advances, reluctantly participating in a burglary, and fleeing from a homicidal French chef. Only one man can set everything straight – the stalwart Jeeves! The first play in this Jeeves trilogy was a huge hit at TRP, setting the stage for the return of these beloved comic characters from the stories of P. G. Wodehouse.

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Always ... Patsy Cline

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$20 - $27
Call 715.386.8409
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Musical

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story.

Licensed by the family and estate of Patsy Cline.  All rights reserved. 

Musical clearances secured and used by permission.

Original cast album available on MCA records.

The true story of country music legend Patsy Cline’s remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger, filled with 24 unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

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Monty Python's SPAMALOT

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Performing Arts Center at Buffalo High School
877 Bison Blvd. Buffalo MN 55313

$8- $16
Call 612-404-0228
Buy tickets online

Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Based on the cult classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this Tony Award-winning musical comedy joins King Arthur and his motley crew of knights as they embark on an outrageous quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few reasons why audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot! You’ll be laughing up a storm when this silly version of mythical England rides into town!

Directed by David Metcalf.   

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The World Crime League's Fiendish Fundraiser

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

Presented by The World Crime League
  • Drama
  • Comedy

One Night Only!

Help the World Crime League raise some cash for our devious future!

Do you wanna see more Dead of Winters, F**ked-Up Xmas Specials, and other sinister staged stuff? Join the World Crime League this July for an evening of entertainment at the Off-Leash Art Box in Minneapolis!

Joining the World Crime League for the night will be three local theatre groups, presenting sneak previews of their Minnesota Fringe performances:

*The Moirologist by Andy Rakerd, presented by Life-Sized Meme Productions

*Rejection by Hailey Colwell/Developed by Theatre Corrobora

*The Buttslasher by Andy Rakerd, presented by New Endeavors Productions, our Dead of Winter co-producers!

For the second half of the evening, the World Crime League will present a staged reading of the show they WOULD'VE been presenting at Fringe this year, if the luck of the draw had been on their side: Andrew Rosdail's superhero dark comedy We Were Only Henchmen! Featuring the talents of Samantha Hedden, Chelsea Wren Hanvy, James Napoleon Stone, Andy Rakerd, and Christopher DeVaan!

In addition to these performances, there will be live music provided by Jeffery Goodson as well as raffles for stuff you didn't realize you wanted but need in your life!

Seating is very limited! All funds will go to the future of the WCL and will ensure all contributing artists in our future projects- the actors, designers, and playwrights, etc.-will be compensated fairly for their efforts.

$20 general admission
$15 w/ Fringe Button or Student ID

Content warning:

  • The Moirologist contains talk of death and suicide, as well as some audience participation.
  • The Buttslasher contains a good possibility of naked butts making an appearance.
  • We Were Only Henchmen contains hash language and violence. Although it won't be depicted at the reading, the script contains some gun violence.

 

About the World Crime League

The World Crime League is a new Minneapolis-based theatre company devoted to staging new works with a bit of an edge. We got our start in the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival with Andrew Rosdail's premiere play, Writer's Block. We love theatre with a dark comedic vibe and a hint of the macabre. More importantly, we want to provide a platform for up-and-coming artists to express themselves and flex their creative muscles.

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8 pm

The Rocky Horror Show

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344

$20.00 General Admission $28.00 Audience Participation Section (participation bag included)
Call 952-224-1345
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Presented by The Performing Institute of Minnesota Emerging Professionals Program
  • Musical

The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad scientist, Dr Frank N. Furter, unveiling their new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky, complete "with blond hair and a tan".

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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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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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10 pm

Geek Slink & Drink Ever After

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St, Minneapolis 55408

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Presented by Geek Slink & Drink
  • Dance

Geek Slink & Drink brings serpentine storytelling to the stage in this belly dance and movement arts show featuring music, laughter, and a whole lot more!

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