Saturday, July 28, 2018

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
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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Disney's Newsies

1:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

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 Legend of Georgia McBride

1:00 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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 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
Buy tickets online

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

Peter Pan JR

2:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$14-$17
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Playhouse Family Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Family Theatre Junior Intensive, Peter Pan, Jr. whisks us away to the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.

The Depot stage is Neverland where Peter brings Wendy, Michael, and John to meet the Lost Boys and all their magical friends (and foes like Captain Hook).

This musical adventure is based on the Disney adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s eternally young tale.

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Big Fish, a new musical

2:00 pm

White Bear Lake District and Community Theater
4855 Bloom Ave, Door G, White Bear Lake, MN, 55110

Presented by White Bear Lake Community Players Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. (Theatrical Rights Worldwide)

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

2:00 pm
Runs 120 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

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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7 pm

Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Closing night

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
Buy tickets online

Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Drama

“Let Rome in Tiber melt...” A power couple for the ages, Antony and Cleopatra are locked in a bitter struggle between their personal relationship and their responsibilities to the world stage. A story told out o’ time, in the here and now. Antony and Cleopatra; what do you conjure up in your imagination when you hear their names? Destiny, it seems, has doomed the pair of lovers to a tragic end. “...Saucy lictors / Will catch at us like strumpets, and scald rhymers / Ballad us out o’ time. The quick comedians / Extemporally will stage us and present, Our Alexandrian revels.” 

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Eagan Summer Community Theatre presents Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

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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Almost, Maine

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Columbia Heights High School
1400 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Presented by Columbia Heights Fine Arts Foundation
  • Comedy

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite.

**Tickets can be bought through all cast and crew or at the door**

 

Jakob Peets    Theresa Drexler      Michael Spegar    Olivia Dubiel    Ryan Maddux    Abigial Heimel    Courtney VonVett    Andy Freeman    

Jeff Johnson   Beth Ryan    Emma Dalen    Jon Rehlander    Rechel Traynham    Eric Penniston    Cassie Kautzman    Zack Hime 

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Peter Pan JR

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$14-$17
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Playhouse Family Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Family Theatre Junior Intensive, Peter Pan, Jr. whisks us away to the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.

The Depot stage is Neverland where Peter brings Wendy, Michael, and John to meet the Lost Boys and all their magical friends (and foes like Captain Hook).

This musical adventure is based on the Disney adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s eternally young tale.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Free Outdoor Show

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Bunce Backyard Productions Outdoor Stage
11350 Dallas Lane, Dayton MN 55369

Free Admission
Call 763-494-5665
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bunce Backyard Productions
  • Musical

Show Dates: 7:00 pm
July 26, 27, 28, July 30, 31, August 1
Rain Date: Sunday, July 29

Free Admission

Location: Bogle Home, 11350 Dallas Lane, Dayton

Rain date: July 29 (Sunday) – if July 26, 27 or 28 are cancelled due to rain.

WHAT TO BRING:

Outdoor Chair or blanket for seating (arrive early)
Please no child chairs (your child won’t see) or tall chairs (your neighbor behind won’t see)!  

Cash for concessions or donations (donate to BBP and our summer show charity)

Canned goods for C.R.O.S.S. food shelf

Mosquito repellent

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DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure at Stages Theatre Company

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

7:00 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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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
Buy tickets online

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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Monty Python's SPAMALOT

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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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Ideation

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$8 - $28
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
Buy tickets online

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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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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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.

Read more

Hairspray

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood, Mn 55109

$13-$20
Call 651-274-8020
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Musical

Ashland Productions presents: Hairspray! The Musical! 
Show runs July 27th-August 12th
Tickets on sale NOW! $13-$20

The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show's integration.

Hairspray explores the themes of racism and freedom of expression. It highlights individuality, and the importance of everyone working together for something to become revolutionary. The musical is empowering, as although it touches on racial issues that were prevalent in 1960s America, it focuses more on the attitudes that are associated with it, and the power that we have to change discrimination. The musical encourages individuality, acceptance and freedom. It is a musical that can be applied to any social context and time, as it highlights ongoing issues such as fat-shaming, racism and discrimination

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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
Buy tickets online

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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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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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
Buy tickets online

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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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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The Music Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

$35-$45
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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Merrily We Roll Along

7:30 pm

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

$15-$20
Call 952-401-5898
Buy tickets online

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 Korean Drama Addict's Guide to Losing Your Virginity

Park Square Theatre
20 W. 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (Korean soap operas). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one’s virginity.

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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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Next to Normal- A Bold, Brave, and Breathtaking Musical

7:30 pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 Third Street West, Northfield, MN 55057

Presented by Northfield Arts Guild Theater
  • Musical

The Northfield Arts Guild and director Eric Parrish will present the Tony and Pulitzer Prize - winning musical Next to Normal (Music by Tom Kitt with Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey) at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield. Performances will take place on July 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. 

In this remarkable rock musical, a suburban household copes with crisis and the unpredictability of a mother’s worsening bipolar disorder. While the show explores serious subjects, the stunning score is filled with humor, joy, redemption and hope.  Next to Normal was chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens - all appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling mental illness for 16 years.

“What musical theater does best is raw emotion,” says director Eric Parrish, “and Next to Normal is almost unbearably emotional. A perfect balance of situational comedy and painful life situations produces an extraordinary, award winning night at the theater. It is one of the most emotionally charged scores in musical theater out there, and this cast doesn't disappoint.”  

The regional cast features Michelle Drenth (Diana), Kevin Ideke (her husband, Dan), Kyle Yetzer (their son, Gabe), and Greta Jacobson (their daughter, Natalie). Elijah Leer plays Natialie’s boyfriend, Henry, and Bryan Reed plays Diana’s doctor, Madden. 

Director Eric Parrish is based in Worthington, MN where he is the instructor of music and theater at Minnesota West Community and Technical College and serves as Director of Music at First Lutheran Church, and as Conductor for the Worthington Chamber Singers. Selected stage directing credits include Ten November, Nine, Rent and Jesus Christ Superstar. Notably, Eric appeared as the Pirate King in the Guild’s production of The Pirates of Penzance last summer. Parrish holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Gustavus Adolphus College

Tickets for Next to Normal are available at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street South, online at www.northfieldartsguild.org, or by calling 507-645-8877. 

The Guild’s production of Next to Normal is sponsored by Rob Martin Agency: Farmers Insurance.  The 2017-18 Theater Season sponsors are Neuger Communications Group and Engage Print. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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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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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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8 pm

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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The Rocky Horror Show

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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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