Sunday, July 29, 2018

1 pm

The Legend of Georgia McBride

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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2 pm

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure at Stages Theatre Company

DreamWorks Madagascar—A Musical Adventure

2:00 pm
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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Merrily We Roll Along

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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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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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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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Guys and Dolls

2:00 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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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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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Hairspray

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$13-$20
Call 651-274-8020
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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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Next to Normal- A Bold, Brave, and Breathtaking Musical

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

2:00 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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Our Town

2:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

  • Closing night

Division of Indian Work
1001 E Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Turtle Theater Collective
  • Drama

Turtle Theater Collective presents Thornton Wilder's "classic" American play, interpreted through a Native lens. 
Performed site-specific in the Dakotah Lodge at the Division of Indian Work, Minneapolis' oldest non-profit organization serving the Native community. With OUR TOWN Turtle Theater Collective examines what it is to be part of a community in this capstone to our inaugural season.** 
**This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Almost, Maine

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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 or Online**

 

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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Li'l Abner

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$12-$18
Call 7632321025
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Li’l Abner is a madcap comedy with a wild, energetic score that follows the hick residents of Dogpatch, U.S.A., as they try to save their town from nuclear annihilation. A send-up of American politics, hillbilly caricatures, and gender roles, Li’l Abner features a zany cast of characters, like Daisy Mae, who’s pining after Li’L Abner, Earthquake McGoon, who’s pining after her, and the evil business tycoon General Bullmoose, who’s pining after all the money in the world. Featuring miracle elixirs, ineffective politicians, and shady deals—alongside classic numbers like “Jubilation T. Cornpone” –Li’l Abner is a ridiculous romp that’s perfect for summer fun!

Performances:
Friday, July 27 @ 7pm
Saturday, July 28 @ 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 29 @ 2pm
Wednesday, August 1 @ 7pm
Thursday, August 2 @ 7pm
Friday, August 3 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 4 at 1pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 5 @ 2pm

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Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

2:00 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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The Pirates of Penzance

2:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$14 - $18
Call (763) 391-2787
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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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Always ... Patsy Cline

2:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$20 - $27
Call 715.386.8409
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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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A Year With Frog and Toad

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Dr. St. Paul, MN 55112

$10-$14
Call 651.638.6333
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Presented by Bethel University
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

At first glance, A Year with Frog and Toad may seem merely an entertaining musical with catchy songs or a lovely memory of a well-loved book. But look deeper and you will be reminded of many wonderful and insightful truths.

The two friends realize and experience many things in their year together. They see the value and joy of their friendship, that there is beauty in silence and being alone, that despite their quirks or unique traits, they can accept themselves and others. They learn continuing to persevere, in spite of naysayers, can result in higher achievements than they thought possible. And they experience the inner joy that comes from doing a kind thing for another without wanting any recognition and that with the help of a good friend  fears can be faced.

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3 pm

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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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Ideation

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

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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6 pm

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

6:00 pm
Runs 95 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
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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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Disney's Newsies

6:30 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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7 pm

West Side Story

7:00 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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The Legend of Georgia McBride

7:00 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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