Saturday, November 10, 2018

1 pm

Hot Funky Butt Jazz

1:00 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
Call (612) 377-2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Guthrie Theater presents Interact Theater’s production of Hot Funky Butt Jazz
  • Drama
  • Comedy

At the stroke of midnight in the heart of 1900s New Orleans, Union Sons Hall would transform into the Funky Butt — a dance joint named for the throng of sweaty, soulful bodies moving to a provocative new groove called “hot music.” Known today as Jazz, this sound revolution began with a black cornet player named Buddy Bolden who birthed an intoxicating brew of Afro/Caribbean, Latin, Native and European rhythms that became the essence of the Big Easy and set the Jazz Age in motion. Featuring an ensemble of more than 50 actors with and without disabilities, Hot Funky Butt Jazz tells the story of the creative and resilient personalities who stepped out of the shadows to defy racism and create an improvisational sound so unique, it changed music and culture forever.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Edina High School Performing Arts Center
6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN 55439

Presented by Edina High School Thespians
  • Comedy
  • Musical

“Winner of 5 Tonys Awards, the Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the jazz age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.”  Performances are Nov. 2,3, 8,9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Edina Performing Arts Center. 

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The Laramie Cycle by the Tectonic Theatre Project

Howard Conn Theatre @ Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Laramie Project  

On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..

A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.

See both these shows:

All tickets, no matter what level you buy at, are for general admission seating. If you’d like to see BOTH Laramie Project and Laramie 10 Years Later you can use the coupon code laramie to get $10 off your tickets (when you purchase tickets for both shows at the same time). You’ll enter coupon code during check out.

To order tickets, select the date/time you’d like and then the amount you’d like to pay for your ticket. General Admission is $20 but we also have pay what you can and support levels.

Every performance will be followed by a facilitated talkback.

The Laramie Project will run:

Friday, October 26,

Saturday, October 27 matinee, 

Monday October 29, 

Saturday November 3 evening, 

Thursday November 8, 

Saturday November 10 matinee, 

Monday November 12, 

Friday November 16,

Saturday November 17 matinee

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will run:

Saturday October 27 evening,

Thursday November 1,

Friday November 2,

Saturday November 3 matinee,

Monday November 5,

Friday November 9,

Saturday November 10 evening,

Thursday November 15,

Saturday November 17 evening

These shows will play at the Howard Conn Theatre

at Plymouth Congregational Church

1900 Nicollet Ave.

Minneapolis, MN

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Noises Off

1:00 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 6122256191
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

1:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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2 pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

2:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts: Blackbox
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

22-25
Call 952-232-0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

“I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this,” states Randall P. McMurphy in the captivating and controversial One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To avoid a long prison sentence, McMurphy is able to get himself committed to a mental institution, but it’s far from the easy stint he had hoped. Under the sharp eye of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy struggles with the darkness within himself and the patients around him. Racism, sexism, and power will all collide in this contemporary classic.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman runs October 19-November 11, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is directed by Lauren Diesch.

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Spring Awakening: The Musical

2:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Century College West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$12
Call (651) 779-3475
Buy tickets online

Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Musical

Spring Awakening-The Musical                                                                                                                                                                       Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater                                                                                                                                                                    Music by Duncan Sheik                                                                                                                                                                                  Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”, Four Laurence Olivier Awards including “Best New Musical,” The Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” and many more awards, this is a musical for our time. Entertainment Weekly called the musical “…the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.” Charles Isherwood of the New York Times wrote” Broadway…may never be the same…[A] brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns.” Our production of this beautiful musical is filled with unique staging, wonderful visuals, and powerful and universal themes that are shared with the attending audience by a cast of highly talented performers from throughout the Twin Cities area.   

WHO: The Century College Theatre Company   

Where:  Century College West Theatre                                                                                                                                                                       3401Century Ave. N                                                                                                                                                                                       White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Performances: October 26, 27, November 1,2,3, 8,9,10 @7:30 PM and November 3 & 10 @2:00PM

Tickets: $12.00- General, $10.00-Students (from any college or school), $10.00-Seniors

Tickets available at www.Showtix4U.com and at the door (if tickets remain available).

For Further information: Call 651-747-4059

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The Great Gatsby

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$50
Call 877-508-7890
Buy tickets online

Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

 

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company returns to The Ritz Theater with an innovative new dance theater interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.  

 

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan and lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of the quest for the American dream. 

Featuring bold choreography and raw talent, The Great Gatsby fuses dance, theater and live music into an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this limited run.

The Great Gatsby performances take place at The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413. The Ritz Theater is fully ADA accessible and wheelchair seating is available. 

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3 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

3:00 pm

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

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
Buy tickets online

  • 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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5 pm

TRIPLE ESPRESSO

5:00 pm

  • Opening night

Park Square Theatre
Andy Boss Thrust Stage 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$25 – $52.50
Call 651-291-7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Meet Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean, a musician, an illusionist and a comic entertainer for whom nothing ever goes quite the way it was meant to. It’s high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy that grabs the funny bone and just won’t let go! “A triple jolt of inspired craziness … crackles with an energy and spirit of infectious fun!” — Los Angeles Times

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Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)

5:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

$20-$39
Call 612-332-6620
Buy tickets online

Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

Happy Holihaze! Join us as we round out our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW holiday hilarity! “Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)” features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen. Our holiday show typically sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!

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7 pm

Not About Heroes

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Veterans admitted free. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students
Call (612) 888-0468
Buy tickets online

Presented by Hero Now Theatre
  • Drama

Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were officers in the British army and have been called the best British poets of the “Great War.” The play, based on letters and memoirs, imagines their meeting in a psychiatric hospital–where one was admitted for shell shock, the other for speaking out against the war. As the older Sassoon nurtures Owen in the early stages of his poetic career, they discuss how to write honest poetry about war. As their relationship deepens and they debate whether to return to the trenches, there is one thing they do not face honestly. Eventually, Owen decides he must return to combat. What makes him go back?

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The Phantom Tollbooth JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$10-$15
Call N/A
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all . . . until he takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth. Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when Princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing in order to bring peace between two kings. The kings, from Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, are feuding over whether “words” or “numbers” are most important in their kingdoms. Knee-deep in danger, language and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of hidden discoveries.

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The Laramie Cycle by the Tectonic Theatre Project

Howard Conn Theatre @ Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Laramie Project  

On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..

A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.

See both these shows:

All tickets, no matter what level you buy at, are for general admission seating. If you’d like to see BOTH Laramie Project and Laramie 10 Years Later you can use the coupon code laramie to get $10 off your tickets (when you purchase tickets for both shows at the same time). You’ll enter coupon code during check out.

To order tickets, select the date/time you’d like and then the amount you’d like to pay for your ticket. General Admission is $20 but we also have pay what you can and support levels.

Every performance will be followed by a facilitated talkback.

The Laramie Project will run:

Friday, October 26,

Saturday, October 27 matinee, 

Monday October 29, 

Saturday November 3 evening, 

Thursday November 8, 

Saturday November 10 matinee, 

Monday November 12, 

Friday November 16,

Saturday November 17 matinee

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will run:

Saturday October 27 evening,

Thursday November 1,

Friday November 2,

Saturday November 3 matinee,

Monday November 5,

Friday November 9,

Saturday November 10 evening,

Thursday November 15,

Saturday November 17 evening

These shows will play at the Howard Conn Theatre

at Plymouth Congregational Church

1900 Nicollet Ave.

Minneapolis, MN

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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

7:00 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
Call (612) 377-2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Guthrie Theater presents Interact Theater’s production of Hot Funky Butt Jazz
  • Drama
  • Comedy

At the stroke of midnight in the heart of 1900s New Orleans, Union Sons Hall would transform into the Funky Butt — a dance joint named for the throng of sweaty, soulful bodies moving to a provocative new groove called “hot music.” Known today as Jazz, this sound revolution began with a black cornet player named Buddy Bolden who birthed an intoxicating brew of Afro/Caribbean, Latin, Native and European rhythms that became the essence of the Big Easy and set the Jazz Age in motion. Featuring an ensemble of more than 50 actors with and without disabilities, Hot Funky Butt Jazz tells the story of the creative and resilient personalities who stepped out of the shadows to defy racism and create an improvisational sound so unique, it changed music and culture forever.

Read more

The Drowsy Chaperone

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Edina High School Performing Arts Center
6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN 55439

Presented by Edina High School Thespians
  • Comedy
  • Musical

“Winner of 5 Tonys Awards, the Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the jazz age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.”  Performances are Nov. 2,3, 8,9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Edina Performing Arts Center. 

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Julian McFaul in A PRELUDE TO FAUST. Photo by Bruce Silcox.

A Prelude to Faust

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Michael Sommers’ critically acclaimed puppet epic returns to the stage! Inspired by Sommers’ longtime obsession with Goethe’s dramatic poem about a man who sells his soul to the devil, A PRELUDE TO FAUST conjures a miniature surreal world of tormented souls, flying spirits and disembodied hands. With virtuosic puppetry and an original score by Michael Koerner performed with a live orchestra, this landmark production is not to be missed!

"Not only is it the sort of show one regrets ending, it's tempting to come back the next night and see what unlikely moments one missed the first time. Apparently the devil really is in the details." - Quinton Skinner, City Pages (2007)

"It appears to be a puppet show, but it's much more than that. It's a social comedy, a morality tale, with some surrealism in the shape of flying human hearts thrown in for good measure." - Euan Kerr, MPR (2007)

A PRELUDE TO FAUST was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 1998 and was the first production in Open Eye’s historic theatre in 2007. FAUST was also performed at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater in 2000. Open Eye co-founder Michael Sommers wrote the show after researching the Faust story in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Like any myth, meaning shifts over time, as it has in Sommers’ representation of the immortal tale since the last production more than a decade ago. With this latest production of A PRELUDE TO FAUST, Sommers explores more ecstatic violence and a more intensely heartbreaking love story.

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Noises Off

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 6122256191
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St

$18 - $40
Call 800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by James Napoleon Stone, performing October 26 - November 17, 2018, all 7:30pm showings at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this story of magic, redemption, and the power of self-realization to the Twin Cities. This story is Prospero’s, as we feel her experience the bitterness and rage of betrayal from her brother Antonio, who instead of love choses to take her title, career, and even attempt her life. Escaping by the sheer compassion of her friend Golanzo, Prospero and her daughter Miranda are marooned on an enchanted island, where they find the orphaned creature Caliban and the supernatural Ariel. Refining her magic on the island for 12 years, Prospero allows her rage and pain to consume and drive the development of her powers, bringing her brother and his court crashing unto the shores in a terrible tempest, the mechanism of her revenge. Watch as Prospero comes dangerously close to becoming that which betrayed her, and finding that her greatest power lies not within her magic and manipulation, but in the ability to let go of the past and move forward as a more compassionate version of herself.

The show will feature Prospero played by award-winning local actor Meri Golden, who received the “Classical Performance of the Year” award in Lavender Magazine for her portrayal of the Nurse in Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Romeo & Juliet. Meri will be reunited with director James Napoleon Stone, who received an IVEY Award for his co-direction of Hamlet and “Best Director” in City Pages for Equus. Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and the black box seating of SpringHouse Ministry Center, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of The Tempest is can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.

The Tempest preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, October 25, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

The Tempest performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

October 26, 27, 29

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17

(Monday, October 29 and November 12 are pay-what-you-can performances)

Cast

PROSPERO - Meri Golden, ARIEL - Kelly Nelson, SPIRITS - Mairead Koehler and Sophina Saggau,  CALIBAN - Craig James Hostetler, MIRANDA - Stephanie Ruas, FERDINAND - Clay Man Soo, ALONSO - Sue Gerver, ANTONIO - Brian Joyce, SEBASTIAN - Andoni Marinos, GONZALO - Jim Ahrens, STEPHANO - Madeleine Rowe, TRINCULO - Kevin Fanshaw

Crew

DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, STAGE MANAGER - Alexandra Pozniak, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, COSTUME ASSISTANTS - Kaitlyn Larsen, SOUND DESIGNER - Forest Godfrey

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Silent Night

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

$25-$215
Call (612)-333-6669
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

Silent Night

November 10-18 

COMPOSER-Kevin Puts

LIBRETTIST-Mark Campbell

A moment of peace in the midst of war. Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during World War I. The Pulitzer-Prize winning music masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home.

 

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Lend Me a Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

This Tony Award winning madcap screwball comedy, set in 1934, will keep you laughing all night long!

"Non-stop laughter."      "Uproarious! Hysterical!"       "A rib-tickling comedy.” 

                       “The most inventive, original farce in a long time”

 

Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is set to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his era, to appear for one night only as Otello.  The star arrives late, and following a series of hilarious mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out.  Thinking Tito has died, Saunders convinces his assistant Max to put on Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into believing they are seeing the star.  Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and puts on his other costume ready to perform. Hilarity ensues!

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The Great Gatsby

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$50
Call 877-508-7890
Buy tickets online

Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

 

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company returns to The Ritz Theater with an innovative new dance theater interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.  

 

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan and lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of the quest for the American dream. 

Featuring bold choreography and raw talent, The Great Gatsby fuses dance, theater and live music into an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this limited run.

The Great Gatsby performances take place at The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413. The Ritz Theater is fully ADA accessible and wheelchair seating is available. 

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The Clean House

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114

$18-22
Call 612-721-1186
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Comedy

A cleaner who hates to clean, a doctor whose husband is struck down by love for a patient, and the quest for the perfect joke. Sarah Ruhl is a winner of the MacArthur Foundation Genius grant. Her plays include Eurydice and In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play. Award-winning director Carolyn Levy last worked with Theatre Unbound on best-seller The Good Fight.

Cast: Ellen Apel, Lynda J. Dahl, Jasmine Porter, Craig Turino, Laura Wiebers. Creative Team: Grace Barnstead, Sarah Brandner, Keara Hannan, Jayce Hanson, Jenny Moeller, Patricia Santos, Inna Skogerboe

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The Amish Project

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55408

$12+ sliding scale
Call 6122136443
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

This one woman show is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster, PA. Performed by cofounder Anna Leverett and directed by local favorite Ellen Fenster, this powerful story delves into the culture and beliefs of the Amish while asking difficult questions about forgiveness and hope in the midst of terrible suffering.

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WAAFRIKA 123

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
Buy tickets online

Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama

WAAFRIKA 123

November 2-11, 2018 at Minnsky Theatre

Written by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko
Directed by Lisa Marie Brimmer

1992. A rural village outside Nairobi, Kenya, on the eve of the countrys first democratic elections, and everyone is brewing with expression. There, although lesbians and transgender people dont exist in Kenya, two queers fall in love: Awino, from the Luo tribe, and Bobby, an American development worker.

PERFORMANCES
Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm

"Waafrika 123, skillfully crafted and chillingly paced, may be the first play addressing FGM together with issues related to transgender and lesbian love. It amplifies our understanding and opens our hearts.   Dr. Dagmar Schultz, producer and director of "Audre Lorde  The Berlin Years: 1984 -1992"

Featuring Dua Saleh, Antonio Banks, Brenda Bell Brown, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Shenique Emelife, Briana Patnode, Ayesha Adu & Wolf Valencia

Production Team:  Julia Nekessa Opoti, Keila Saucedo, Constance Brevell, Madeline Achen, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Courtney Schmitz & Christy Johnson.

ASL/Deaf Interpreter Team 11/4 & 11/9: Canae Weiss, Hunta Williams, Janine Schug & Charlette Reiner

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hold my hand

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

The Fitzgerald Theater
10 E. Exchange Street St. Paul, MN 55101

$15-$24
Call 800-514-3849
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Presented by Mathew Janczewski's ARENA DANCES
  • Dance

Hold My Hand: Contemporary Dance with an Undercurrent of Hope

ARENA DANCES kicks off its 23rd season with a politically charged performance at The Fitzgerald Theater

 

Saint Paul (November, 2018): Mathew Janczewski brings his subtle, rich and viscerally honest choreographic voice to the Fitzgerald stage for a one-of-a-kind performance by ARENA DANCES. Through intimate movement and lush soundscapes, unravels a politically charged central theme: gun violence in America. Holding nothing back, the dancers tap into the emotional impact of this reality, blurring the lines between artistry and activism. Throughout the performance runs an undercurrent of hope—a sense that society is on the brink of learning the difficult lessons of the past, and could finally be ready to progress.

 

As part of this event, ARENA is partnering with local and national gun control and safety organizations. Representatives from these organizations will be present the night of the performance, encouraging conversation and providing information and support. 

 

4 Moving Pieces

 

Hold My Hand

The show’s title work is built on the score “Requiem” by Minnesota composer and 2018 McKnight Fellowship recipient, Joshua Clausen. Inspired by Sophie Chou’s sonification of gun violence statistics, the score will be performed live by MPLS (imPulse) choir led by Samuel Grace with special guest Soprano, Carrie Henneman Shaw. High school students from Saint Paul Conservatory of Performing Arts will dance alongside ARENA performers for this stunning and impactful premier.

 

One Room

Also making its premier is a trio set to the experimental and contemplative music of Nils Frahm. This undulating exploration of movement builds to a climactic finish viewers won’t soon forget. 

 

Run With Me

A popular work from the past—revitalized for today. Opening the show, this lush, sinuous men’s quartet is a display of immense physicality. Lightsey Darst for MN Artists called it “…vivid whirl, densely layered and evocative...with moments of crystalline clarity. Melancholic, romantic, dramatic and lovely.”

 

Threshold

Created in 2010, Threshold began as a women’s sextet and has since been performed by both men and women. With the fight for gender equality taking center stage in national conversation, now is an ideal time for this work to return to its roots with a cast of all-female dancers. Their movement is a meditation on the emotional space between leaving and entering, as if you’re on the brink of transforming—the future in sight, but not quite yet a reality.

 

Performance Details

Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.

The Fitzgerald Theater

10 East Exchange Street

Saint Paul, MN, 55101

 

Tickets: $24 general admission; $15 students and seniors

Available for purchase at The Fitzgerald Theater Box Office, all Etix outlets and online at www.etix.com. To purchase via phone, call 800-514-3849.

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Red Running into Water

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Opening night

Multiple Community Venues
WEEK ONE Wed, Nov 7th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Wed, Nov 7th, 7:30 PM @ East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul, 55106 Thur, Nov 8th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 8th, 7:30 PM @ MN Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 S 15th Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 9th, 7:30 PM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 10th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 11th, 2:00 PM @ Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave NE, Mpls, 55413 WEEK TWO Wed, Nov 14th, 7:30 PM @ All Nations Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 10:30 AM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 7:30 PM @ MN Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 16th, 7:30 PM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 17th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 18th, 2:00 PM @ Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E 7th St, St. Paul, 55106

Pay-What-You-Can at the door, $25 advance
Call 612-367-7639
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Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Drama

RED RUNNING INTO WATER follows Nana, a young Navajo woman who refuses to be a statistic. Nana and the women of her family in the Red Running Into Water clan reclaim their humanity and learn what it really means to Walk in Beauty.

*Trigger warning: this play deals explicitly with sexual assault.

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Bright Star

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award­ winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award­ winning Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the five-­time Tony­ nominated, Broadway musical that The New York Times called "a shining achievement."

Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s.Bright Star unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion and beautiful melodies. It's both refreshingly genuine and daringly hopeful .

November 3, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm; November 11*, 18 at 2:00 pm

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Sister Act

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane 

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard

 

In this joyful musical comedy, a disco diva hiding from the Mob in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

7:30 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts: Blackbox
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

22-25
Call 952-232-0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

“I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this,” states Randall P. McMurphy in the captivating and controversial One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To avoid a long prison sentence, McMurphy is able to get himself committed to a mental institution, but it’s far from the easy stint he had hoped. Under the sharp eye of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy struggles with the darkness within himself and the patients around him. Racism, sexism, and power will all collide in this contemporary classic.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman runs October 19-November 11, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is directed by Lauren Diesch.

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Spring Awakening: The Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Century College West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$12
Call (651) 779-3475
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Musical

Spring Awakening-The Musical                                                                                                                                                                       Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater                                                                                                                                                                    Music by Duncan Sheik                                                                                                                                                                                  Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”, Four Laurence Olivier Awards including “Best New Musical,” The Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” and many more awards, this is a musical for our time. Entertainment Weekly called the musical “…the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.” Charles Isherwood of the New York Times wrote” Broadway…may never be the same…[A] brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns.” Our production of this beautiful musical is filled with unique staging, wonderful visuals, and powerful and universal themes that are shared with the attending audience by a cast of highly talented performers from throughout the Twin Cities area.   

WHO: The Century College Theatre Company   

Where:  Century College West Theatre                                                                                                                                                                       3401Century Ave. N                                                                                                                                                                                       White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Performances: October 26, 27, November 1,2,3, 8,9,10 @7:30 PM and November 3 & 10 @2:00PM

Tickets: $12.00- General, $10.00-Students (from any college or school), $10.00-Seniors

Tickets available at www.Showtix4U.com and at the door (if tickets remain available).

For Further information: Call 651-747-4059

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Neil Simon's Rumors

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Richfield Lutheran Theater Company
8 west 60th street

$8-$12
Call 6128612265 x3
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Presented by The RLC Theater Company
  • Comedy

The RLC Theater Company Presents

Neil Simon's Rumors

Performances:
Nov 02, 09 & 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov 03, 04 & 11 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12/adults $10/seniors $8/students

He said - she said - they said but who said??? Is it just a Rumor???
A tribute to Neil Simon in one of his funniest productions that combines mystery, farce and comedy in a quick witted show. You'll never know what's a fact and what's a RUMOR!
Adult Comedy and Strong Language - recommended for 13 years+ audiences

Limited seating performances! Two Ways to Order:
ONLINE
http://rlctheatercompany.seatyourself.biz
BOX OFFICE
612.861.2265 x3

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Words Do Move

7:30 pm

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Adults $15-$30 sliding scale | Students $10
Call (612) 584-1815
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Presented by Sandbox Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Sandbox Theatre presents Words Do Move, an all new theatrical event.

We speak, we stay silent. We fight, we hide. We listen, we shut down. How do our words move us? Are we only moved further apart? Or can we be moved to take better care of each other?

Words Do Move is a five-part collection of episodes woven together with storytelling, movement, and song. With video design by Tamara Ober and Kristina Fjellman, and live music by Theo Langason.

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Our Town by Thornton Wilder

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Closing night

Fine Arts Black Box Theatre, Inver Hills Community College ,
2500 East 80th Street Inver Grove Heights, MN

$10-$12
Call 651-450-3588
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Presented by Inver Hills Theatre
  • Drama

“The life of a village against the life of the stars.”

 

This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s describes Our Town as “an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.”

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The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

7:30 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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8 pm

Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

$20-$39
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

Happy Holihaze! Join us as we round out our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW holiday hilarity! “Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)” features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen. Our holiday show typically sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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TRIPLE ESPRESSO

8:00 pm

  • Opening night

Park Square Theatre
Andy Boss Thrust Stage 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$25 – $52.50
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Meet Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean, a musician, an illusionist and a comic entertainer for whom nothing ever goes quite the way it was meant to. It’s high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy that grabs the funny bone and just won’t let go! “A triple jolt of inspired craziness … crackles with an energy and spirit of infectious fun!” — Los Angeles Times

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10 pm

Geek Slink & Drink's Glamilton Remix

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Don't throw away your shot to be in the room where it happened! Geek Slink & Drink is once again celebrating musical theater geeks with a night of live vocals, contemporary belly dance, circus acts and so much more.  

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