Friday, March 15, 2019

10 am

OWL MOON

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

OWL MOON

OUR ORIGINAL DANCE COLLABORATION RETURNS

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24, 2019
ALL AGES

Based on the book by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by John Schoenherr

“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope.” In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we are bringing back the magical production that started our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance. Journey with us into the magnificent wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Surprises abound behind every tree in this ballet-inspired story adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr.

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5 pm

Now Accepting Naked Stages Applications!

5:00 pm

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South, MPLS 55407

Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre
  • Experimental

Naked Stages, a 7-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is accepting applications for 2019/20. Three emerging artists will be selected. Applications due Monday, April 1st by 5 PM.

The goal of this program is to assist artists in acquiring tools to opportunities in performance, critical response skills, marketing, and technical production. This program emphasizes the development of artistic process rather than technical production. To this end, artists are not permitted to supplement their technical budget with additional grant funds. Artists are expected to be in residence in the Twin Cities for the mentorship program and production period. This is a time intensive program and artists should consider their ability to commit to the program prior to the application process.

More info & application: https://bit.ly/2RLrNDg

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6 pm

STORIES FROM THE BOOK OF HARBOR LIGHT

6:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

900 Hennepin Ave.
900 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN

$20 suggested donation

Presented by zAmya Theater, The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center & Hennepin Theatre Trust
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Come challenge your perceptions of homelessness and share in a community-building experience. zAmya Theater, in collaboration with Hennepin Theatre Trust and The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center, created Stories from the Book of Harbor Light. It is based on storytelling, writing and acting workshops with people staying at the Harbor Light Center and others who have experienced homelessness or are currently homeless.

The workshops and play were inspired by a mural commissioned by the Trust for the Harbor Light Center. Artist Bianca Pettis used the mural to amplify the voices of Harbor Light residents by having conversations with them to inspire her artwork and create a sense of community and belonging. Now, you can see those stories come to life in an original theatre piece at 900 Hennepin.

“A big theme that has stood out for me is homeless people tend to feel alone,” says Stories from the Book of Harbor Light playwright Caroline Mannheimer. “They almost all crave community, fellowship. Sometimes all a person needs is for another to listen to their story.”

See Stories from the Book of Harbor Light March 15 at 6 p.m. at 900 Hennepin Ave. with a reception at 5:30 p.m. A donation of $20 is recommended. Our goal is to bring together a socially diverse audience. Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Preview performances at Harbor Light Chapel: March 8 and 9 at 6pm and March 10 at 2pm at 1010 Currie Avenue, Minneapolis. FREE.

More Info:
zamyatheater.org/events
hennepintheatretrust.org/events/the-book-of-harbor-light

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Honky Tonk Laundry

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$42 (show only) - $68 (evening dinner theatre)
Call 715-386-2394 ext. 33
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ’em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes and Life Could Be A Dream).

Honky Tonk Laundry features the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, The Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline! Watch out now ’cuz we might do some yodelin’, too.

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7 pm

Bright Star

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Great River Black Box
1326 Energy Park Drive, St Paul, MN

$10-$15
Call 6038310643
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Presented by Great River School Players
  • Musical

Music, Book & Story by STEVE MARTIN

Music, Lyrics & Story by EDIE BRICKELL

Directed by ANNI AMBERG 

     Music Direction by CAROLINE MIESLE    Choreography by DUSTIN NELSON

Thursday, March 14th, 7pm

Friday, March 15th, 7pm

Saturday, March 16th, 7pm

 

Friday, March 22nd, 7pm

Saturday, March 23rd, 3pm

 

Tickets: $10 for Students, $15 for Adults (Online Sales coming soon!)

 

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

 

 

 

Produced by permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc.

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The Music Man

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Glory Players Theater performs at Messiah Church
17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN

$10-$15
Call 7634736968
Buy tickets online

Presented by Glory Players Theater Company
  • Musical

"The Music Man" is a high energy, family friendly, uplifting musical story of a con-salesman who rapped long before rapping was a musical genre! It introduces audiences to small town Iowa in the early 1900's where music and the community it creates, changed the hearts of the entire town---including the con man! 

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Silent Sky

7:00 pm

The Frey Theater
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Free with ACTC ID - $10 General Admission
Call 6039538229
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Presented by The St. Catherine University Dept. of Theater
  • Drama

Henrietta Leavitt, a female “computer” at Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s, maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. Based on a true story, Leavitt struggles for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy.

 

This performance is held in the Frey Theater on the campus of St. Catherine University. Please enter Gate 3.

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The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The TEK Box at the Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

$5-$26
Call 651-330-5037
Buy tickets online

Presented by Shakespearean Youth Theatre
  • Drama

Don’t miss a rare opportunity to see the final words Shakespeare wrote for the stage.

In a city at the peak of its power, the inseparable bond between two soldiers takes on cosmic implications as their love fractures and their fates fall into the hands of the gods. The Two Noble Kinsmen is a triumphant collaboration that combines the fast- paced flair of Fletcher's greatest works with the fearless, haunting poetry of Shakespeare at his zenith.

March 8 – 16, 2019
Performed at the JSB TEK Box at The Cowles Center 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Tickets: $12 - $22 sliding scale
A limited number of $5 Economic Accessibility tickets are available for every performance.
Sunday, March 10th: PWYW Performance

Student matinee performances are available for school groups and homeschooling families on March 13th and 14th. Charter bus transportation and preperatory classroom visit workshops are also available free of charge.  Please email [email protected] for information.

CREATIVE TEAM
Logan Verdoorn
Annie Enneking
David Hanzal
Alex K Olsen
Søren Olsen
Isabel Patt
Kevin T. Springer
Steven Verdoorn
Lukas Brasherfons
Maria Signorelli

STUDENT DESIGNERS
Lucas Bueling
Deklan Glaser
Nathan Kampling
Anna Kish-Bailey
Connor Korsmo
Kenna Ponzio
Søren Stauffacher

CAST
Ada Brown
Basie Geary
Marcus Geary
Elia Glaser
Finn Jones
Tydus Kelcher
Ilse Prokosch
Abraham Riker
Greyson Shaw
Jack Vanderlofske
Ashlyn Walters
Blake Walters

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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OWL MOON

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

OWL MOON

OUR ORIGINAL DANCE COLLABORATION RETURNS

MARCH 8 – MARCH 24, 2019
ALL AGES

Based on the book by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by John Schoenherr

“When you go owling you don’t need words or warm or anything but hope.” In celebration of our 35th anniversary, we are bringing back the magical production that started our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance. Journey with us into the magnificent wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Surprises abound behind every tree in this ballet-inspired story adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr.

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'Seussical' (The Musical)

7:00 pm

Twin Oaks Middle School
15860 Fish Point Rd, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Presented by Prior Lake Players Community Theatre
  • Musical

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. ~ Music Theatre Int’l

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As You Like It

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In this charming romantic comedy that centers on Rosalind and Orlando, everything seems to get turned around: lords and ladies are banished from court, brothers are at odds and guises abound in the Forest of Arden. Set in the here and now with the same great Shakespeare text, this amusing and often-musical world of royalty, rebels and clowns comes together in the end to celebrate four weddings between some of the Bard’s most beloved characters.

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When We Were Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Fallout Urban Art Center
2609 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Persistent Theatre Productions
  • Drama

In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes’s tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

ASL Interpreted Performance Sunday March 24th at 2pm.

Pay What You Can Performance Monday March 25th at 7:30PM

​Directed by Meggie Greivell​

Set Design by Jay Beal

Costume Design by Terry Kleinbaum

Sound and Lighting Design by Shanna Frasier

Stage Management by Sarah Wolf

​Agnes played by Julie Ann Greif

Hannah played by Lynda Dahl

Penny played by Audrey Parry

Mary Anne played by Aidan Gallivan

Paul played by Jared Mogen

​FALLOUT URBAN ART CENTER

2609 Stevens Ave 

Minneapolis, MN 55408

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WOUNSPE WANKTYA - A COLLEGE EDUCATION

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can at the door. Advance are $25.
Call 612-367-7639
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Follow the story of Tashina and Tiffany, two Lakota freshmen in college, when they decide to sew a sacred dress to help them get through their four years of school as they experience the good, the bad, the funny, and the spiritual.

*Only 40 tickets available every night.

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Into the Woods at North Garden Theater

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

North Garden Theater
929 7th St W St Paul, MN 55102

$10-$30
Call 612-203-9502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Brian Bose, Aimee Bryant, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson Kelley, Rajané Katurah, Jim Lichtscheidl, Ben Lohrberg, Elizabeth Reese, and Austene Van

This beloved musical takes us into the magical world of familiar fairy tales, where characters strive to make their wishes come true with one of the funniest scores ever written.

North Garden Theater Feb 24, Mar 7-10, 14-16
Open Book Feb 21-23, Feb 28 - Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 21-24

Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows at 7:30pm

Sunday shows at 4pm

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SHE PERSISTS: THE GREAT DIVIDE III

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Pillsbury House + Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407

Sliding Scale $5-25
Call (612) 825 - 0459

Presented by Pillsbury House + Theatre
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Five short plays by Cristina Florencia Castro, Casey Llewellyn, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, Philana
Omorotionmwan & Aamera Siddiqui
Directed by Noël Raymond
TWO WEEKS ONLY: March 13 - 24
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sundays at 3 PM

In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault. For the first time in years, Roe v. Wade fell into constitutional danger. At the same time, the #metoo movement sparked a national dialogue around power and consent, and record numbers of women ran for public office and won. In a country continuing to fracture along political fault lines, women were on the frontlines of the divide. Following the tradition of The Great Divide I & II, Pillsbury House Theatre has commissioned five short plays on the state of women in the current political climate. Featuring all-women playwrights, actresses, and production staff, She Persists: The Great Divide III is a theatrical experience by, for, and about women.

 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at pillsburyhousetheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (612) 825 - 0459.

 

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8 pm

The Cradle Will Rock

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street Saint Paul, MN 55114

$25 - $30
Call 612-724-3760
Buy tickets online

Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A play in music written in 1937, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Marc Blitzstein is set in Steeltown, USA. Mr. Mister, the corporate magnate, has bought up (or paid off) every sector of the community: the church, the press, the university, the artists. A prostitute arrives in Steeltown, and is immediately picked up for soliciting. Hauled into night court, she is befriended by a derelict pharmacist, who explains that all the others (who have been hauled in mistakenly) are as guilty of selling themselves as she is. Through flashback and song, the piece illustrates how each of the civic leaders sold out to Mr. Mister, with the exception of Larry Foreman, a union organizer who is attempting to get the whole town to organize.

One of the first pro-union musicals written in this country, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, directed by Orson Welles, was premiered by the Federal Theatre Project. This first production was legendary (the context for the original production is explored brilliantly in Tim Robbins film of the same name). Just before opening night, the company received word that budget cuts would prevent the show from opening and the artists were padlocked out of the building. In a historic display of the show must go on, the company and audience marched 20 blocks to a theatre that the company had secured, along with a rented piano, and the show did go on.

Directed by Wendy Knox
Musical Direction by Sonja Thompson

CAST: Sasha Andreev, Maria Asp, Kate Beahen, Bob Beverage, Hector Chavarria, Gillian Constable, John Cutler, JP Fitzgibbons, Thalia Kostman, Molly Sue McDonald, Chelsie Newhard, Cameron Reeves, Scotty Reynolds, Carl Schoenborn, Joe Nathan Thomas, David Wasserman, Allison Witham

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$20-$36
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s hilarious new sketch comedy show exploring dating, relationships, and love in the time of dating apps.

Love and Other Social Diseases is Brave New Workshop’s 300th show, and you know what they say: 300th time’s the charm – in shows and Tinder matches!

Starring the brilliant Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Heather Meyer, Ryan Nelson, and Tom Reed, with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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9 pm

Attenborough: The Improvised Wildlife Documentary

9:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S

$10 in advance, $12 at the door
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Presented by HUGE Improv Theater
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Ever since wildlife first appeared on the planet earth almost 4 billion years ago people have enjoyed making documentaries about it. Using the latest in improvisational technology, come experience the majestic wonders of the animal kingdom as you never have before…
Whether searching for food, caring for offspring, or jumping in narrated slow motion, natural history films unite us all. Prepare to be awestruck by Attenborough: The Improvised Wildlife Documentary.

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