Sunday, August 12, 2018

1 pm

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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Geminae @ MN Fringe

1:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Oncoming Productions
  • Drama

Odyssey Space Solutions is bringing astronautics into the 21st Century… faster, sleeker, cheaper. An astronaut in orbit and her sister at mission control learn the hard way that progress comes at a cost. But OSS is about to learn that the sisters’ dangerously unbreakable bond comes with costs of its own. The company behind horror hits The Deep Dark and The Last Bombardment brings its signature blend of movement, sound, light, and words to this story of airless terror at the final frontier.

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The Clean House

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
  • 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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2 pm

Hairspray

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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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National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival - 3rd Annual

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Pay-What-You-Can at the door, $25 advance
Call 612-367-7639
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Comedy

The festival invites local and international Native American and First Nations artists from across the continent to share brand new stories with the Twin Cities community. It is an evening filled with laughter and celebration as Native people control their narrative. This year, NNT presents 12 new plays by emerging and professional playwrights from diverse tribal backgrounds and hosts an international actor in residence from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The plays take on a wide variety of themes, “A Christmas in Ochopee” by Montana Cypress explores the classic “American family” play under a Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida lens, while William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., who is Assiniboine, returns to the festival for the third year in a row, exploring cultural appropriation with humor in “Files of the Indin Police.” Deanna StandingCloud is following up her successful play, “Blood Quantum Physics,” from last year’s festival, which went on to be performed by NNT throughout last year and won the 2018 Wisconsin Native Playwrights’ contest, with its sequel, “Virtual Medicine Man,” that examines western society’s obsession with Native culture while her characters desperately protect and hold onto their own Ojibwe values.

This year’s line-up also includes plays written by: Tim Brown (White Earth), Lara and Helena Gerhardson (White Earth/Red Lake), Alex Shunka Wakan Wacipi Hesbrook Ramier (Cheyenne River), Bret Jones (Muscogee Creek), Lennixx-Rodney Treat Lee (Cheyenne River), Michael D. Nephew (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Laura Annawyn Shamas (Chickasaw), Odessa Star Comes Out (Oglala Lakota), and June Thiele (Athabascan and Yupik).

Wednesday, August 8-11, 7:30PM & Sunday, August 12, 2:00PM

PLUS Saturday at 9:30PM concert after the show featuring Wade Fernandez!

Stay after the show on Saturday, August 11th at 9:30PM when we celebrate the announcement of our 10th Anniversary Season with Wade Fernandez in concert! Then dance till midnight.

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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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Cyrano on the Moon

2:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Closing night

Ritz Studio
345 13th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis MN

Presented by Red Dice Collective
  • Drama

Cyrano awakens in the afterlife to engage in one last battle against the Vices and Corruption of Man, as Roxanne struggles to reconcile his tumultuous legacy and her love.

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ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

2:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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A Part of Me

2:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Southern Theater

Presented by Imagined Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

A musical drama about two chronically ill patients: Sean, a musician, and young Jimmy. Over guitar lessons and with those that care for them, they explore life, hope, and the ever-present specter of death.

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Saree-ously Speaking? Uff-Da!

2:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Rarig Center [Thrust Theatre]
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by Mollywood Productions
  • Comedy
  • Dance

A wealthy family of Indian descent relocates to a small town in Minnesota for an unsurpassable opportunity. Hilarity ensues as the tight-knit community intersects with the new residents. Emotions are high, especially when the men foresee uncertainty about jobs at the plant, women are experimenting with chai and hot-dishes and who knows how the teenagers are bonding.  Will the Indian family be cooking Lutefisk and baking seven-layer bars or will the locals be gyrating to Bollywood rhythms?

Enjoy a unique story with witty characters, diverse cast, comedy, drama, colorful  ethnic dances and riveting music.

All proceeds from the show would directly support and benefit Chance Foundation. Chance Foundation believes that all children deserve a fair chance for basic education, healthy environment and a bright future. Your presence will help empower under privileged children by providing resources for education, health and life skills development. To learn more about chance, visit their website at http://chanceforthem.com
 

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4 pm

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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Rejection

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Augsburg University Mainstage
625 - 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Theatre Corrobora
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Five friends become subjects in a study on intimacy, forcing them to be honest about their relationships. ‘Rejection’ explores how much a little bit of truth can alter lives and outlooks on love. Theatre Corrobora, a four-time Fringe producer, encore winner and TCAR Editor’s Pick (It Always Rained in Paris, 2016), presents a new original play about digital-age dating.
 

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HORSETALE

4:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Closing night

Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104

Presented by Minnesota Family Fringe and Hit The Lights! Theater Co.
  • Musical
  • Kids

How far would you go to restore the piece of yourself you hold most dear? In Hit the Lights! Theater Co.’s shadow play HORSETALE, a Horse and Tail become separated, and in their search for each other, find themselves. Weaving together handmade shadow puppets, vintage overhead projectors and live original folk music, Hit the Lights! tells a story as intimate and wild as the west itself. 

HIT THE LIGHTS! THEATER CO. is an award-winning company created out of an artistic agreement to tell simple stories through unconventional ways. Using found materials, cardboard and various sources of light, HTL! specializes in the transformation of the ordinary into the extraordinary. HTL! also focuses on the interplay between darkness and light, utilizing shadow puppetry as the lifeblood of their storytelling. The company is comprised of six experienced multidisciplinary artists: puppeteers, actors, musicians, artisans and everything in between. 

More info/Tix: www.hitthelights.org

 

 

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5 pm

The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Versus the Nazis

5:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

  • Closing night

Rarig Center Thrust
330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
  • Drama

Join the Society for two classic World War II era thrillers from the golden age of radio, performed in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, including original announcements, commercials and sound effects. Featuring Shanan Custer, Joshua English-Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, and Eric Webster.

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Wasn't This Supposed to Be a Musical?

5:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

  • Closing night

Ritz Theater Mainstage
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by The Skyline Collective
  • Musical

With a title borrowed from Billy Joel and a storyline extracted from personal experience, The Skyline Collective proudly presents an entirely original show, Wasn’t This Supposed to Be a Musical? Jonathan (a nurse) and Autumn (a museum curator) are two twenty-somethings in the golden beginnings of their lives. What should’ve been a grandiose musical in a Minneapolis art gallery rapidly disintegrates into a series of misguided romances and delightfully awkward encounters. Showcasing original music through the medium of a live four-piece band and four actor-singers, Wasn’t This Supposed to Be a Musical? is a love story, but not a romantic one; it's an honest analysis of the lies we tell ourselves to feel grown up; and it’s a hopeful celebration of the kind of adulthood that lets go of the wrong dreams in favor of the ones we’d really been dreaming all along.

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6 pm

Disney's Newsies

6:30 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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7 pm

The Legend of Georgia McBride

7:00 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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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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Summers in Prague by Deanna Strasse

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle and Sidecar Theatre
  • Comedy

Summers in Prague follows Mara, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher, on a trip to Prague where she gets the uncharacteristic idea to hire a male escort. Funny, intimate, and unexpectedly poignant, Strasse crafts a narrative about self-discovery through an unlikely friendship.

Cast and Crew:

Mara-Samantha V. Papke
Vaclav-Avi Aharoni 

Written by: Deanna Strasse

Director-Kimberly Miller
Stage Manager-Jessi Kadolph
Co-Producer- Kimberly Miller, Sidecar Theatre
Co-Producer- Megan West, The Chameleon Theatre Circle
Dialect Coach- Corey Boe
Costume Coordinator- Kathleen Martin
Photographer- Christian Calabrese

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