Friday, February 8, 2019

7 pm

The Diary of Anne Frank

7:00 pm
Runs 107 minutes

  • Opening night

Rochester Civic Theatre Company

Call 5072828481
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Presented by Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Drama

Author(s): Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary was first published. Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted theatre prize.

Studio Theatre Presentation.

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Love Comics

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$22/$19 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Written by Sarah Schlesinger and David Evans
  • Musical

This campy live-action comic book musical is inspired by the romance comics of the 1940s and ‘50s, but written through a 21st century lens. Four hapless romantics fall in and out of love with each other and learn the DOs and DON’Ts of dating with each turned page of ‘True Love’ Volume 3, Issue 5. Love Comics will open at the Bryant-Lake Bowl on February 8th – just in time for Valentine’s Day – and run through March 2nd with added performances for Valentine’s Day weekend!

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Princess Bride- Theatrical Showing and Shadowcast

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis 55413

Presented by The Minnsky Players
  • Comedy
  • Film

The 5 Star Minnsky Players are back with - Princess Bride Theatrical Showing and Shadow Cast!

We will be screening this beloved cult classic movie on our big screen while augmenting your experience with a shadow cast performance! We will also have a "play by play," similar to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with call backs, props and audience interaction!

Rated PG - Recommended 8yrs Old and Up (Kids of appropriate age welcome! Parents, please use your discretion regarding movie content and appropriate age. Thank you!)

A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story, one that has been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive.
A classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Princess Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war. It is up to Westley, her presumed dead true love to save her.

Returning to Buttercup as the Dread Pirate Roberts, Westley faces a Sicilian, Spaniard and Colossus! Adventure abounds as the band overcomes the Cliffs of Insanity, Fire Swamp, castle gates and even death itself. All to find the answer to Will true love conquer all?

It shall be as you wish!

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Scarlet Letter

7:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

  • Opening night

Hastings City Hall
101 4th Street East Hastings, MN 55033

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Drama

Peforming in city hall in downtown Historic Hastings, Minnesota, this adaptation highlights centuries-old themes from Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel that are still unfortunately prevalent in today's culture, such as:  alternative facts, slut shaming and hate culture.

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THE THREE SNOW BEARS by Stages Theatre Company in collaboration with New Native Theatre


7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company in collaboration with New Native Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids



A Heroic Journey Through the Arctic

Inspired by THE THREE SNOW BEARS by Jan Brett
Script written by Rhiana Yazzie in collaboration with Alicia Smith and Grace Smith
Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett and Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha

Ride along with us this winter through the magnificent Arctic landscape as a young Yup’ik girl embarks on a heroic sled-dog journey to save her village. On the search for the reasons of the widening river she meets a raven, a hare, a baby seal and finally three snow bears. Join us as an endearing Baby Bear and a determined Yup’ik girl meet center stage in our world premiere musical.

In collaboration with New Native Theatre


Mia Dougherty (Ensemble/Sled Dog), Maya Eva Haugen (Ensemble/Sled Dog), Noah Hendrickson (Brother), Jei Herald-Zamora (Ensemble + U/S Papa Bear), Emily Huggett (Ensemble/Sled Dog), Sara Magnuson (Ensemble/Hare), Marcelo Mena (Ensemble/Lead Dog), Rafael Moraga (Father & Papa Bear), Gideon Pressley (Ensemble/Baby Seal), Arianna Sanford (Ensemble/Raven), Alicia Smith (Mother + Mama Bear), Grace Smith (Spirit Voice), Gia Strom (Sister), Alex Weiner (Ensemble/Sled Dog), and Celia Adeline Wendt (Baby Bear/Ensemble)



Artistic Director + Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Artistic Director New Native Theatre: Rhiana Yazzie
Director: Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha
Music Director: Sarah Hohenstein Burk
Set Designer: Tiffany Fier
Stage Manager: Bridget Gustafson
Costume & Puppet Designer: Samantha Fromm Haddow
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Techical Director: Gretchen Katt
Costume Supervisor: Christa Ludwig
First Job in the Arts Student Director: Sara Magnuson
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Videographer + Sound Designer: Peter Morrow
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson
Cultural Consultant: Alicia Smith
Cultural Consultant: Grace Smith

Copyright © 2007 by Jan Brett. All right reserved.

Produced by arrangement with G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

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"2019 Winter One-Acts"

7:00 pm

Hopkins High School - Little Theater
2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Adults $8 Students/Seniors $5 Hopkins Students Free with ID. Hopkins Students 8th Grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent.

Presented by Hopkins Royal Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Hopkins Royal Productions presents: "2019 Winter One-Acts" February 7, 8 and 9 at 7pm at Hopkins High School - Little Theater

"12 Angry Jurors" - by Reginald Rose "Between Two Friends" - by Stephen McFeely

"Paper Thin" - by Lindsey Price

"Speech!" - by Mike Fotis and Joe Bozic

"Jerry Springer is God" - by Matt Pelfrey

February 7, 8, 9 at 7pm Hopkins High School - Little Theater

(Tickets are available at the door)
Adults $8
Students/Seniors $5

Hopkins Students Free with ID.

Hopkins Students 8th Grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent.

**Some content not appropriate for young children** — at Hopkins High School.

For more information contact: [email protected]



This season's collection of One Acts will delight audiences with a variety of short plays, comedies, and dramas. Talented students will present five unique one-act productions, including our competition piece for the Minnesota State High School League's Section 6AA One Act Play Festival on January 22 and 23, 2019 at Edina High School.

Over 60 Hopkins students serve in a variety of roles - as actors, stage managers, and production crew - sharing their passion and skills in the art of theater in an up-close and intimate environment. The five plays span a variety of themes and topics, probing into what makes us human, how we relate to each other, what it means to live in a democracy, and how we react to violent events. The MSHSL competition piece adds unique challenges, because of a ten-minute set-up time restriction during which all technical aspects for the play must be completed. "The one act play is all about economy and focus." says Royal Productions director Natalie Foster. "While the number of characters in a one act vary, the protagonist's storyline dominates and their journey is the focal point. The format really encourages these students to dive deep into the craft in a relatively short period of time." "I am amazed by the range and depth of these students, and I'm proud of all that they've accomplished," says Ms. Foster. "I hope that our community will come experience it for themselves."

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Love Comics

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN

Call 612-825-8949
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This campy live-action comic book musical spoofs the teen romance comics of the 1940s and ‘50s. Four hapless romantics fall in and out of love with each other through a madcap array of bizarre adventures and encounters. With each turned page of ‘True Love’ Volume 3, Issue 5, they learn the DOs and DON’Ts of dating. Love Comics will open at Bryant-Lake Bowl February 8, 2019 – just in time for Valentine’s Day – and run through March 2, 2019, with added performances for Valentine’s Day weekend! All performances of Love Comics are at 7:00 p.m. at Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408.

Individual tickets for are $19 in advance or $22 at the door. You can purchase tickets online or by calling Bryant-Lake Bowl at 612-825-8949. 

Season tickets, which also include MMT's spring production of Be More Chill at Illusion Theater, April 5-28, 2019, are available for $45 per ticket at

Love Comics is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.


Amanda Marie Mai - Andrea
Yvonne Freese - Felice
Zach Hays - Troy
Adam Rousar - Kyle

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Into the Woods

7:30 pm

Bethel University Benson Great Hall
3900 Bethel Drive St. Paul, MN 55112

Call 651.638.6333
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Presented by Bethel University
  • Musical

This Tony award-winning musical from renowned composer Steven Sondheim is a fractured fairy tale that interweaves a variety of stories from the original Brothers Grimm. What begins as a lively fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about responsibility, choices, and the stories we tell our children.


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My Beautiful Infinity by David Vazdauskas

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

Call http://www.chameleon
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Comedy

"I need Light!"

A writer struggles with the question: "Where does love begin?" With the help of the librarian, can she help his "mind's eye" journey the twisting staircase of infinity? Just in time for Valentine's Day, bring your date to this technical marvel and enjoy a dose of absurd twists and turns.

Directed by Scott Gilbert and featuring the acting talent of: David Wasserman, Eva Gemlo, Ariel Leaf, and Trevor Keeth

Scenic Design by Ursula Bowden

Lighting Design by Detrich Poppen

Sound Design by Forest Godfrey

Properties Desgin by Logan Gilbert-Guy

Costume Design by Lorine Menzhuber


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Lend Me a Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

Call 952-474-5951
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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 Children

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama

JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Lucy Kirkwood
directed by Casey Stangl


On the lonely British coast, two retired nuclear scientists reside in a quiet cabin while the outside world erupts in utter chaos. An old friend arrives, revealing a frightening request. Winner of Best Play by The U.K. Writers’ Guild Awards, The Children is a “thought-provoking and haunting drama” (The New York Times). Playwright Lucy Kirkwood challenges ideas on morality and generational obligation in a critically acclaimed work just ending its successful Broadway run.

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We Shall Overcome – A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring Damien Sneed

7:30 pm

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$32-27, subject to change
Call 651-224-4222
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Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., producer and musical director Damien Sneed’s We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African-American music traditions with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. This production ties together a living lineage of music and culture that includes traditional gospel, modern gospel, classical, jazz, Broadway and
spirituals, from Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis, Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder.

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The Skin of Our Teeth

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Proscenieum Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Girl Friday Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence
  • Comedy

Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize, this theatrical masterpiece by Thornton Wilder is an optimistic tribute to the invincibility of the human spirit. Meet the Antrobus family of contemporary and prehistoric New Jersey. Ice, floods, war, family strife, political conventions … the Antrobus family has survived through eons of calamity with their hope intact. Girl Friday Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence, brings its signature large ensemble cast to this comedy of epic proportions directed and designed by Joel Sass. Did we mention the dinosaur and mammoth?

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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

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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Charlotte's Web

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Anoka Middle School for the Arts, Fred Moore Campus
1523 S 5th Ave, Anoka MN 55303

$3 - $10
Call 1-866-967-8167
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Presented by Anoka Middle School for the Arts
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Anoka Middle School for the Arts Theater presents the beloved story Charlotte's Web! Based on the famous novel by E.B. White. The story follows the lovable Wilbur, the pig, and his friendships with the other animals on the farm. However trouble arises when Wilbur’s life is in danger and his friend Charlotte, the spider, must come up with a plan to save him!

Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 9 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 10 at 2:00pm (ASL interpreted performance)
Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17 at 2:00pm

Join us Saturday, February 16 from 6:30pm-7:30pm for a free County Fair event featuring fun "fair themed" activities!

$ $10 Adults
$5 Seniors/Students under 18yrs
$3 5yrs and under
Tickets on-sale online at, by calling Showtix4u at 1-866-967-8167 or at the school's theater one hour prior to each performance.

Fred Moore Campus of Anoka Middle School for the Arts, 1523 Fifth Avenue South, Anoka, MN 55303

CAST (in alphabetical order):
Avery Arable played by Sam Anderla
Second Narrator played byKeely Anderson
Uncle played by Rodney Booth
Lurvy played by Elijah Elliott
Edith Zuckerman played by Anika Erickson
Goose played by Sophia Gallo
Sheep played by Devah Gohl
Third Narrator played by Matthew Goldenstein
Templeton played by Camron Hamling
First Narrator played by Aniya Hollie
Reporter played by Sydney Olson
Homer Zuckerman played by Dakarai Opoka
First Fairgoer played by Alyssa Peasley
John Arable played by Matthew Phillips
Second Spectator/Voice on Loudspeaker played by Amaya Rahn
Gander played by Ethan Robinson
First Spectator played by Faysai Said-Saheng
Charlotte played by Allison Staples
Lamb played by Isaac Stokes
Wilbur played by Aidan Strand
Martha Arable played by Maya Vanderleest
Second Fairgoer played by Chuyi Vang
Photographer played by Landon Wodash
Fern Arable played by Evelyn Zimpfer

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7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

The story begins with a motionless tableau, the actors frozen in mid-action, their faces conjuring an ancient frieze. At the snap of fingers, the spell is broken and the statues spring to life. And so, this classic story of civil disobedience unfolds. Director Meagan Kedrowski adapts Sophocles’ timeless tragedy with help from the Ensembles. Kedrowski’s “thoughtful approach juxtaposes the rituals of fate and sacrifice against the wounded family dynamic at the heart of this play. The results are powerful.” (Star Tribune)

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The Great Leap

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 6122256191
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

When an American basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama goes deeper than the strain between countries. For two men with a past and one teen with a future, the game is a chance to stake their moment in history and claim personal victories off the court. Tensions rise right up to the final buzzer as history collides with the action in the stadium. Rapid-fire comedy meets poignant reflection in this perceptive new play inspired by the life of playwright Lauren Yee’s father. Contains mature language.

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Flowers for the Room

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
  • Musical

FLOWERS FOR THE ROOM | a new musical

book by Jessica Lind Peterson
lyrics by Blake Thomas
music by Blake Thomas and Matt Riehle
directed by Jason Peterson
musical direction by Matt Riele

FEBRUARY 1st – MARCH 3rd, 2019

Allison and Jake have only just begun their new lives when a tragic accident changes everything. Trapped inside her own mind, Allison (Jessica Lind Peterson) hears the world around her, but the world cannot hear her. Julie (Norah Long), a recently divorced social worker and reluctant medium, attempts to convince Allison to hold on. Magic meets mundane as the unconscious mind collides with the reality of hospital life. As days turn to weeks, Jake (Zachary Stofer) loses hope of getting his wife back and both must decide whether to continue the fight, or to finally let each other go. With a story by award-winning playwright Jessica Lind Peterson (String, Miracle on Christmas Lake) and a gorgeous original score by contemporary folk sensation Blake Thomas, Flowers for the Room is a stunning new musical about human resilience and the power of choice.

Wed. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Sun. @ 2:00pm
Added Wed. matinee, Feb. 13th @ 2:00pm
Added Sat. matinees Feb. 23rd & Mar. 2nd @ 2:00pm

ASL performance: Sun., Feb. 17th @ 2pm

Wed. $23 | Thurs. $23 | Fri. $27 | Sat. $27 | Sat. & Sun. matinees $25

Students, seniors 60 & up and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off these prices.

Cast: Jessica Lind Peterson, Zachary Stofer, Norah Long,* Kendall Anne Thompson,* Daniel S. Hines,* Matt Riehle, & Blake Thomas

Age recommendation
We recommend children be 12+.

Content advisory
This production contains strong language. Please contact our box office for more details.

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HAIR, performed by those who lived it!

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Call 612-389-9010
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Presented by Theatre 55
  • Musical

January 31 thru February 10, 2019 – HAIR - Theatre 55 is a new theatre company which focuses on adults over 55 as its primary artists and performers. January 31, 2019 will mark their inaugural production of the 1968 smash musical sensation HAIR - directed by Richard Hitchler, with choreography by Sandy Agustin, and musical direction by Stephen Houtz.  HAIR will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2019. “50 years later, the themes come full circle. We are still morphing, protesting, fighting for human rights and humanity. We continue to fight for equality. We continue to confront prejudice and biases. From interracial couples to same sex couples; from bra burning to the #MeToo movement; it’s themes ring as true today and as resonantly as when we were young. Most of our cast is over sixty--all the way up to age seventy-nine! All of our musicians are over sixty, and over half of our designers are over fifty-five.” -Richard Hitchler, Artistic Director of Theatre 55.  TICKETS: Ticket sales are $25 for all but the senior matinee.   Senior matinee on February 06 at 1:00 (Tickets $15 for this event only).  *1969 Dance party/fundraiser February 1st, following the 7:30pm performance.  *Talk back discussion with Director and Choreographer February 9, following the 2pm performance.  WHERE: MIXED BLOOD THEATRE, 1501 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454.  Buy Tickets Here:  Theatre 55 Website:

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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis MN 55415

Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

From the groundbreaking, gender-bending Split Britches theater company comes a political satire that explores aging, anxiety and “doomsday” theory through conversation and collaboration with an array of elders and artists. Named after the buried or forgotten munitions of war known as UXOs, this unique production combines darkly playful Dr. Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring new protocol for public discussion — the Situation Room. As the performers contemplate where UXOs are located, how much energy they contain and what would happen if they were uncovered, they suggest that this potentially dangerous ammo may also be a metaphor for our unexplored desires. 

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Isaac's Eye

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
Annex Building 550 Vandalia Street St Paul, MN 55114

$14 – $41
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The award-winning script weaves fact and fiction to tell the story of an imagined meeting between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke of the Royal Society. Playwright Lucas Hnath uses contemporary language and a well-placed needle to explore the humor and dangers of youthful ambition and fortified pride.

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'Til Death: A Marriage Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55102

Call 612-547-9839
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Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The musical comedy that's “touchingly beautiful… heartrending and hilarious” (Say Entirely) has become a Twin Cities Valentine's tradition and is returning for a 5th season at Art House North in Saint Paul! Yummy dessert and coffee included!


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8 pm

The Mystery Cafe presents "Alma Murder - A Killer Class Reunion"

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Sheraton West
12201 Ridgedale Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55305

Call 763-566-2583
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Presented by Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

The Alumni of Mellencamp Sr. High have learned that their old Alma Mater is soon to be demolished. To show their school spirit, they’ve decided to throw one last all-class reunion. So get together with long absent friends and classmates. Find out whatever happened to that old flame. Get chewed out by your former gym teacher, just like the good old days. It’s guaranteed to be the party of a lifetime…if you live that long!

The Mystery Cafe dishes out a hilarious comedy caper, where you and your table are invited to solve the crime…all while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal.

Upon arrival, you’ll be seated by members of the cast. Clues are all around, and you’ll also be provided with “Mystery Money,” so you can bribe characters for more information.
The evidence points to one answer, and a prize is awarded to our “Super Sleuth” winner. We also give prizes for the most…shall we say…“creative” answer.

Right or wrong, you’ll be laughing all the way to the solution. Whether or not you crack the case, you’ll certainly bust a gut!

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave

Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see your favorite BNW all-stars in an all improvised performance. AND a portion of ticket proceeds will support a variety of local charities selected by the cast and staff of the BNW. 

Featuring all-star BNW cast and alumni (including Lauren Anderson, Heather Meyer, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, AND MORE!) It's 90 minutes of pure improvised hilarity - AND you choose what charity benefits from your ticket purchase.

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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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10 pm

The Local Music Scene presents: Pica

10:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408

$8 advance, $10 door
Call (612) 825‑8949
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Presented by The Local Music Scene
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Pica performs local music.
The Local Music Scene improvises scenes inspired by the lyrics.

An experimental solo endeavor from Jake Schlagel, Pica is a disease and a disneyfied musical trainwreck. Using sticky pop hooks, painted glasses, confusing headlines, humor, and sincerity, Pica makes tragedy and rage digestible.

The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities. Hosted by Philip Simondet.

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