Sunday, April 7, 2019

1 pm

Cyrano de Bergerac

1:00 pm
Runs 120 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

Cyrano de Bergerac is the full package: he’s a poet, playwright and consummate swordsman. The only thing standing in the way of declaring his love for Roxane is his grotesquely large nose. When Roxane confesses that she’s fallen for a handsome young cadet named Christian, Cyrano takes him under his wing, adds brains to his beauty and, through Christian, expresses his own feelings to Roxane without her suspecting a thing. Wit, wordplay and rousing passion make this a heroic comedy for the ages.

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Holmes and Watson

1:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Full of intrigue as well as a few big laughs, Holmes and Watson reveals what really happened at Reichenbach Falls and the fateful confrontation between Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty. It's three years following the death of Holmes when Dr. John Watson receives a mysterious wire from a mental asylum doctor who states that three patients in his care have claimed to be Sherlock Holmes. Did the world’s greatest sleuth fake his own death or are all three patients simply devious imposters? Get ready for an intelligent mystery thriller from playwright and former Commonweal Ibsen adapter Jeffrey Hatcher.

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2 pm

Monty Python’s Spamalot

2:00 pm

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$111-34, subject to change
Call 6512244222
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Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Always look on the bright side of life. Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot lovingly winks at the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on an outrageous and laugh-filled quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few reasons why audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

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Little Women

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

One of the greatest American narratives, this enduring story for all ages is based on Alcott’s own childhood. Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters – tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy – struggle to keep their family going while their father is away, fighting on a distant battlefield of the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation, the sisters work, dream, play – and learn what it means to grow up with privation and illness yet find true joy.

Directed by Seth Kaltwasser, the cast includes: Daniel Ajak, Callie Baack, Piper Christenson, Louisa Darr, Barb Franklin, Cate Jackson, Dennis Johnston, Helen Martin, Thom Pinault, Ben Slye, and Lola Watson.

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Evita

2:00 pm

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

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

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Matt McNabb

Music Direction by Louis Berg-Arnold
Choreography by Lauri Kraft

Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. Set between 1934 and 1952, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, this musical masterpiece by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is filled with well-known numbers such as “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”

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Jesus Christ Superstar

2:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 CIVIC CENTER DR SE

$21-31
Call 5072828481
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Presented by Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Musical

Author: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his
crucifixion, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew,
Mark, Luke, and John, Superstar follows, the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told
entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus,
Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. Well-known
songs include “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.” A true
global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and
performers.

 

 

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102.

$15-$50
Call 877-508-7890
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

COLLIDE presents a contemporary version of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel premiering March 22- April 7 at Park Square Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, the story follows a beautiful young Dorian Gray who stumbles into an accidental photo opportunity and shoots to heights of social media fame. Disturbed that her physical beauty will deteriorate with age, Dorian wishes for eternal youth. Her wish is granted, and the photo rather than the woman degrades as she pursues a life of corruption and debauchery, reminding her that though her looks are unscathed, her soul is not. Can she still find salvation? Or is her soul trapped in the photograph?

This production features an all-female cast and music by female singer/songwriters from the 1990s to today.  Brittany Keefe (James Sewell Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet) plays the title role of Dorian Gray alongside lead dancers Heather Brockman (Ballet of the Dolls), and Chelsea Rose (Collide’s The Great Gatsby). Vocalists Katie Bradley (The Guthrie Theater) and Katie Gearty (Dakota Jazz Club) headline the band with music direction by Shannon van der Reck. The ensemble is rounded out by Rebecca Abroe, Grace Janiszewski, Grace Kidder, Betsy Nelson, Callie Rosenbaum, and Morgen Chang.

The production choreographed by Regina Peluso (Guthrie’s A Christmas Carol 2018) with direction by Michael Hanna (The Jungle Theater), Lighting by Karin Olson, Costumes by Jan Jacobsen, Sound design by David J Russ, Stage Managed by Lisa Smith and Art Design by Daniel Benoit.  

TICKET INFORMATION: The performance is 90 minutes including a 15-minute intermission and will take place in the Proscenium Theater Park Square Theatre- 20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102.

Preview: March 22 at 7:30pm

Opening: March 23 at 7:30pm

Closing: April 7 at 2:00pm

 

Tickets are available by visiting www.collidetheatrical.org or calling 877-508-7890

 

VIP Tickets: $50.00 includes reserved priority cocktail table seating, and complimentary beer/wine.

 

General Admission: $34.00

Students (With Valid ID) and Seniors (62+): $26.00

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more by emailing [email protected]

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School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play

2:00 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
  • Comedy

MARCH 16 - APRIL 14, 2019

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

by Jocelyn Bioh
directed by Shá Cage

WINNER OF A 2018 LORTEL AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’s PICK

The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and the previously hive-minded students. Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

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The Cradle Will Rock

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street Saint Paul, MN 55114

$25 - $30
Call 612-724-3760
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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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The Savannah Sipping Society

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Discovery Auditorium
214 1st Avenue NE Buffalo, MN 55313

$8-$16
Call 612-404-0228
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Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Comedy

In this delightful comedy from Hope/Jones/Wooten (The Dixie Swim Club,  The Red Velvet Cake War) four unique, Southern women discover new friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment.  

Directed by Zanna Joyce and featuring the talents of Jenny Robinson, Maribeth Schulke, Michelle Thompson and Sue Hanson.

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Of Art and Artists

2:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Performing Institute of Minnesota Arts High School
7255 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

 

Of Art and Artists is a celebration of art and the artists who create it.  Using the poetry and words of Pulitzer-prize winning poet Amy Lowell combined with the music and artwork of several brilliant (and predominantly female) contemporary composers and artists, this production takes the audience on a journey exploring poetry, writing, music, theater, dance, visual art, nature, and the artists themselves. 

This 75-minute performance is presented with no intermission.

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Dapper Purple Plushie Co.

2:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
Phoenix Theater 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15-$18
Call (612) 377-2285
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Presented by Smartmouth Comedy Co
  • Comedy

Chuck, the CEO of Dapper Purple Plushie Company - the Midwest’s pre-eminent manufacturer of cheerful stuffed animals in every color of the rainbow - is retiring. Samantha, the company’s first female executive, is angling for Chuck’s job; and Samantha’s assistant, Summer, wants to advance her own career by getting Sam into that corner office. But in order to get her there, Summer will have to navigate the pecking order of executive assistants, the egos of the top executives, and Samantha’s increasingly problematic drinking. 

Written Locally By Gemma Irish

Directed By Jenna Papke

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3 pm

The Drowning Girls

3:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20, $18 with Fringe Button, Student/Senior discount
Call 6128168479
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Presented by Freshwater Theatre
  • Drama

A century ago, The Brides of Bath were murdered, but not silenced. Join us for a true crime story...told by the victims.

Freshwater Theatre proudly presents The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic, and Charlie Tomlinson, Directed by Ben Layne.

Bessie, Alice and Margaret have a few things in common: They are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

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The Last Firefly

3:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

SteppingStone Theatre
55 N Victoria St, St Paul, MN 55104

Pay As You Are
Call 651-789-1012
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Presented by Theater Mu & SteppingStone Theatre
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

It begins with light and a flash. Then comes a sound, a pulse, a beat, a crash like a giant hammer smashing through the sky. The fantastic story of Boom, the child of Thunder, is a mythical adventure about discovering one’s inner strength. After being forced out of the home at the hand of a cruel stepfather, Boom sets out on a journey of self-discovery where battles against forces of nature are courageously fought. Along the way, Boom encounters conflicts with animals of an enchanted forest. This epic tale combines Japanese fairy tales and folklore to create an exciting theatrical experience for young audiences.

Recommended for ages 8+

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4 pm

THE BELDENVILLE TROLL

4:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

"Fol De Rol Rol, said the big old Troll..."

Welcome to Beldenville, Maine, where townsfolk scoff at the legend of a troll who lives in the old train tunnel—until one dark night a child vanishes and is never seen again. This new Open Eye premiere is an imaginative, visually rich theatre piece that uses live actors, puppetry, and a wild array of animated objects to explore the uncanny events occurring in a small town, and how the inhabitants cope with a troublesome stranger in their midst. Mythic, mysterious, and full of frights and laughs, THE BELDENVILLE TROLL is a modern fable about a childhood’s end, and adulthood’s beginning.

VISIT THE MUSEUM!

The Open Eye gallery will feature an exhibit of vintage photography and artifacts from Beldenville, including some rare troll bones on loan from the village historical society that audiences can explore before and after the show.

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6 pm

Mamma Mia!

6:30 pm
Runs 160 minutes

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

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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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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7 pm

Cyrano de Bergerac

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 6122256191
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Cyrano de Bergerac is the full package: he’s a poet, playwright and consummate swordsman. The only thing standing in the way of declaring his love for Roxane is his grotesquely large nose. When Roxane confesses that she’s fallen for a handsome young cadet named Christian, Cyrano takes him under his wing, adds brains to his beauty and, through Christian, expresses his own feelings to Roxane without her suspecting a thing. Wit, wordplay and rousing passion make this a heroic comedy for the ages.

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Respons-a!

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$12/$6 for those 36 years old and younger (over the phone or at the door only)
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Produced by the Rimon Artist Salon Series
  • Cabaret/variety

Respons-a! is a theatrical table talk where four conversationalists—Boris and Katya Oicherman, Pedram Baldari, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi—seek out the questions each of us cares about in our professional and private personae. It’s a game set at ease with food and drink. How much at ease? We’ll find out in process.

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Be More Chill

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue 8th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he finds out about “The Squip” – a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he desires most: a date with Christine, an invite to the raddest party of the year and a chance to survive life in his suburban New Jersey high school. But is being the most popular guy in school worth the risk? BE MORE CHILL is based on the novel by Ned Vizzini.

Individual tickets are now on sale at www.aboutmmt.org.

CAST
Jeremy Heere - Maxwell Emmett Ward
Christine Canigula - Caitlin Featherstone
Michael Mell - Jim Belden
Jake Dillinger - Matthew Hall
Rich - Nick Manthe
Chloe - Alexis Larson
Brooke - Jordyn Catanach
Jenna Rolan - Maggie Mae Sulentic
Jeremy's Dad - Christian Unser
The Squip - Mike Tober

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director - Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha
Music Director - Anna Murphy
Choreographer - Abbi Fern
Stage Manager - Miranda Shunkwiler
Costume Designer - Mandy Parmeter
Lighting Designer - Grace Barnstead
Sound Designer - Abe Gabor
Scenic Designer/TD - Robin McIntyre
Prop Designer - Joe Hendren

Minneapolis Musical Theatre is dedicated to providing community access to high quality yet affordable works of musical theatre never before or very rarely seen by Twin Cities audiences. For additional information about MMT, visit www.aboutmmt.org.

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A Bright Room Called Day

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Pillsbury House
3501 Chicago Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Red Bird Theatre
  • Drama

Berlin, Germany. 1932. New Year's Eve. In a comfortable apartment, friends gather to celebrate. Outside, the Weimar Republic is giving way to the rise of the Nazi party.

Manhattan, Lower East Side. 1984. A woman holes up in her shoe box apartment and sends hate mail to the president. Haunted by the past, she fears the seeds of fascism being sown in her own backyard. 

In the face of fear, hatred, nationalism, and lies, what do we do? How do we respond? And are we prepared to do what is required?

Featuring: Kenzi Allen, Lauren Rae Anderson, Barbra Berlovitz, Paul de Cordova*, Pedro Juan Fonseca, Delta Rae Giordano, Alex Barreto Hathaway, Leif Jurgensen, Kalen Rainbow Kier, Kimberly Richardson*, Shelby Richardson, Siddeequah Shabazz, Maria Signorelli, Justin Spooner, and Mike Wangen.

(*denotes Actors Equity Association member)

 

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School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

MARCH 16 - APRIL 14, 2019

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

by Jocelyn Bioh
directed by Shá Cage

WINNER OF A 2018 LORTEL AWARD
NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’s PICK

The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and the previously hive-minded students. Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

Read more

Monty Python’s Spamalot

7:30 pm

  • Closing night

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$111-34, subject to change
Call 6512244222
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Always look on the bright side of life. Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot lovingly winks at the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on an outrageous and laugh-filled quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few reasons why audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot!

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