Thursday, September 13, 2018

12 pm

SECOND CHANCE

12:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

Minneapolis Central Library Outdoor Amphitheater
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Presented by zAmya Theater Project
  • Drama
  • Comedy

SECOND CHANCE explores what a second chance looks like for people experiencing homelessness. Created through weekly workshops (primarily by people experiencing homelessness) with playwright Carlyle Brown, choreographer Leah Nelson and theater artists Bianca Pettis and Esther Ouray. SECOND CHANCE is directed by Maren Ward. 

Who deserves a second chance? And who decides? SECOND CHANCE explores the concept of what it means to get a second chance in life. A woman has a criminal charge that has been following her around and she can’t seem to get rid of it no matter what she tries. We hear her plea to the Council of Second Chances and the audience weighs in on whether or not she gets a second chance. What would you decide?

SECOND CHANCE will be performed by Stayci Bell, Charles Hilton, Caroline Mannheimer, Greg Tromiczak, Arminta Wilson, D. “Lurch” Yundt, Shannon Kemp, Tahiti Robinson, Sol Moran, Robert Blood, Calvin Wright, Annette Bryant, David Schnell, and Kamp Welch.

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1 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

1:00 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein: Broadway Masters

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium/Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437

$32–$34
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Raymond Berg Productions
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Sit back and enjoy this musical revue featuring music from the songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein—two men who forever changed the American theater landscape and the history of popular culture with their memorable Broadway productions. This tribute is narrated by Raymond Berg, who shares interesting stories and anecdotes about Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Four singer/performers and a six-piece orchestra will perform songs from:

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7 pm

If/Then

7:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$32-$35
Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama
  • Musical

Music by Tom Kitt
Lyrics and Book by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Elena Giannetti
Music Direction by Mary Cay Stone
Choreography by Mathias Anderson

With unforgettable music and a deeply moving story, If/Then follows the branching paths one woman’s life may take, painting a portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.

Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York after a divorce to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. If/Thenfollows the stories of both “Liz” and “Beth” simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.

If/Then was a 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Original Score and hailed as “the most compelling musical in years” by New York Magazine.

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Dracula: Prince of Blood at the Commonweal Theatre

Dracula: Prince of Blood

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

When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live to see the light of day? Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel by Commonweal’s own master of horror, Scott Dixon, and directed by Twin Cities Ivey Award-winner Craig Johnson, Dracula: Prince of Blood takes a fresh look at the seductive fiend who has lurked in the shadows for more than a century.

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The Miracle Worker

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story featuring Kiara Jackson as Annie Sullivan and Catie Bair as Helen Keller. Also featuring: Casey E. Lewis, Jane Froiland, Melinda Kordich, Lukas Levin, Matt Wall and Aaron Goehle.

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$30
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!

After all - life moves pretty fast.

If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.

"Ferris Mueller's Day Off" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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The Full Monty

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St

$35-$50
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Full of heart and filled with lovable misfits, this musical is based on the cult hit film of the same name.

While spying on them at a Girls’ Night Out, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically, but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”

  • Directed by Michael Matthew Ferrell
  • Presenting Sponsor: Republic Bank
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of a performance
    • ASL Interpreted Performance on September 20
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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SPRING AWAKENING

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55401

$10 - $34
Call 612.333.7977
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Presented by Shoot the Glass Theater
  • Drama
  • Musical

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, this breathtaking musical drama by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater shines with what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade."  Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.  In the wake of the powerful message sent by the youth of America in the March for our Lives, there is no better time to remember the power of young idealism and bitter consequences of repression against a generation that is ready to stand-up and speak for itself.  With its hauntingly powerful alt-rock score and electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and tragedy, there has never been a better time to be exhilarated by the story of Spring Awakening.  Shoot the Glass Theater is proud to partner with The Lab Theater to bring this musical to life.

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Remembering Pins & Needles

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

All tickets PAY WHAT YOU WISH
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Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Pins and Needles was a Broadway phenomenon and the longest-running show of its time with over 1,100 performances.  It is the only hit musical ever produced by a labor union and performed by union members who were unknown non-professionals. Developed by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union in 1937, originally as amateur entertainment for and by their members, it became an unexpected and huge success.  Cast members were even invited to the White House to perform for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt! Four singers and a jazz ensemble share the history of this production, with original songs and skits.  This 75-minute, one-act "docu-musical" is performed with no intermission. Featuring Actors Equity Association members Paul Coate, Elena Glass, Kenyai O'Neal and Christine Wade

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8 pm

Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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