Friday, April 12, 2019

6 pm

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
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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

Spaceballs the Shadowcast

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$35
Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by Minnsky Players
  • Comedy
  • Film

The Minnsky Players Present: Spaceballs!

We will be screening this campy cult classic parody 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!

Get your tickets TODAY before Druidia runs out of air!
$17.00 Pre ($22 at Door) Premium
$10.00 Pre ( $12 at Door) Economy Side Seating

Spaceballs was rated PG in 1987. The movie contains profanity, sexual references primarily of the double entendre type (no nudity), and campy slapstick violence. Please use your parental discretion with regard to the attendance of your children under the age of 18.

Doors- 6:30
Show- 7:00 (Movie run time: 1hr 38min. We will have an intermission.)

THE MOVIE
In a distant galaxy far, far away planet Spaceball has exhausted their entire air supply! When the insidious Dark Helmet kidnaps Princess Vespa and holds her captive in exchange for air it is up to Lone Star and his half-dog companion, Barf, to save her. They may just succeed with help from Yogurt and the Schwartz!
May the Schwartz be with you!

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VELVET SWING

7:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater
810 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408

Tickets are sliding scale $5 - $20 in advance and at the door. You pick your own price!
Call (612) 825-8949
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Presented by Umbrella Collective
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

VELVET SWING tells the true story of Evelyn Nesbit, the original 19th Century supermodel and leading lady of the “Crime of The Century!" Imagine: your favorite true crime podcast meets a wild vaudevillian circus with a pinch of postmodern narratives. Expect daring feats of self discovery, compelling choices in complex circumstances, delightful musical accompaniment, multiple narratives, and one very large snake named Baby. 

Content note: This production deals with topics of violence, consent, sexual assault, alcohol, and trauma. It also contains humor, agency, and rad womxn. VELVET SWING is based on Umbrella Collective’s August 2017 workshop presentation. Order a drink, tip your server, and get ready to take a ride of a lifetime!​

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Twin Cities Americana

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Macalester Plymouth United Church
1658 Lincoln Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

15.00
Call 1-800-542-8805
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Presented by CORO!
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

A great wealth of musical repertoire emerged from the streets and homes of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This concert program showcases-visually and musically-some of the most fascinating moments in the Twin Cities' history and the music that strove to capture the enrgy and spirit of those thrilling and lively times.

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THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

THE DESIGN PROCESS COMES ALIVE! A STEM-INSPIRED STORY!
WORLD PREMIERE

APRIL 12 – MAY 12, 2019
ALL AGES

The design process comes alive on our main stage this spring! A young girl has a wonderful idea. “She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!” But as the girl tries and fails, repeatedly, she finds invention is anything but easy. Working through her anger and frustration she “smoothes and wrenches and fiddles,” and she “twists and tweaks and fastens,” until she manages to get it just right. Our world premiere musical adaptation shows that it’s okay to make mistakes as we create, tinker and achieve.

CAST

Rahael Achett (Acacia), Emily Anose (Einstein), Anja Arora (Jordan), Halima Bigirindavyi (Willow), Aidan Einhorn (Jules), Sophie Farrell (Maggie), Athan Fischer (Pascal), Jasmine Garry (Leo), Sayer Keeley (Billy), Samara Koshiol (Fabulinus), Kiera Luong (Naomi), Jackson Lyon (Wrench), Bruce  Rowan (Gramps) and  Alex Weiner (Vine)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett
DIRECTOR – Melanie Salmon-Peterson
STAGE MANAGER – Cody R Braudt
SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Sarah Hohenstein Burk
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Gretchen Katt
CHOREOGRAPHER – Laura Mahler
COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGNER – Jeni O’Malley
PROPS DESIGNER – Kenji Shoemaker
LIGHTING  DESIGNER – Toni Stoeri

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The Last Days of Commodus

7:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

PWYC at the door ($10-$20 in advance)
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Presented by Four Humors
  • Comedy

A 100% accurate story about the worst leader ever.

(No, not that one. Commodus.)

Four Humors is finally brave enough to portray a theatre troupe that is brave enough to tell the story of a corrupt tyrant who has been dead for 1800 years.

We refuse to apologize for that. (Also, sorry.)

The year is 193 AD and the "renowned" Crocus and Ambrosia Players are touring the furthest reaches of the glorious Roman Empire to spread cautionary tales to the recently pacified (and eternally grateful!) savages of... whatever this dumb village is called.

Will the backward locals heed the warnings of absolute power run amok?
Will the awesome power of theatre enlighten their stupid, stupid minds?
Will the players make it out alive?

Hear the epic tale of a vain, power-hungry madman sowing chaos to further his own interests while sinking ever deeper into delusion and paranoia as those who seek to end his corrupt reign grow ever closer.

(No, not that one. Commodus.)

Few leaders in history have matched the personal, political, and moral reprehensibility of Commodus, though, as Mark Twain once said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."

Join us for the laugh-a-minute tragedy of an empire in embarrassing decline.

(No, not that one. Rome.)

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Directed by Jason Ballweber
Written by Matt Spring

Featuring:

Yvonne Freese, Kathryn Fumie, Ryan Lear, Brant Miller, and Madeleine Rowe

Costumes by Mandi Johnson
Lighting by Jon Kirchhofer
Projections by Brant Miller
Set and Props by Derek Lee Miller
Stage Managed by Nissa Nordland

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ASL and Audio Described Performance Sat, Apr 13

All shows Pay What You Can at the door.

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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Seascape With Sharks and Dancer

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Various Living Rooms
Friday 4/12 in Hastings, Sat 4/13 in Minneapolis, Fri 4/26 in Lakeland, Sat 4/27 in Hastings, Sat 5/4 in St. Paul

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Presented as a living room tour - in a different living room every night, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer is an intimate dark romantic comedy.

While walking along the beach one night, lonely writer Ben spots a barely-clad young woman struggling in the ocean. Jumping into action, he pulls her to shore and brings her back to his dingy beach house to recover. Heroic -- but Tracy's not the least bit thankful. In fact, she declares that she wasn't drowning, but dancing, and how dare he interrupt her moment. She's eccentric, rude, kooky, smug and difficult. Despite all this, Ben is entranced.

Two damaged people come together and form an unlikely relationship in this dark, romantic comedy: he's the image of unconditional love, she's the poster child for survivors of toxic relationships. Together they are playing emotional war games and there's no guarantee of a peace treaty any time soon.

This production is 18+ and includes emotionally charged subject matter and conversations about: suicide, abortion, emotional abuse & co-dependency

All shows are at 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12 in Hastings, MN
Saturday, April 13 in Minneapolis, MN
Friday, April 26 in Lakeland, MN
Saturday, April 27 in Hastings, MN
Saturday, May 4 in St. Paul, MN

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Jesus Christ Superstar

7:00 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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Dapper Purple Plushie Co.

7:30 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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Evita

7:30 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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Fools

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Minnehaha Academy
3100 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55406

Presented by The Minnehaha Academy Players
  • Comedy

The Minnehaha Academy Players present Neil Simon's Fools!  When the town of Kulyenchikov has been put under a curse of stupidity, someone must save them. Luck has it that there is a new school teacher in town who may be able to teach them something. If only they weren't so stupid! This hilarious, laugh out loud comedy is a must see!

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The Golden Record Project

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

  • Opening night

The Sandbox
3109 E 42nd St Minneapolis, MN 55406

Presented by Sandbox Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

If you could send a message out to the universe just to tell them our world was here, what would you say? What would you share?

Join Sandbox for an intimate aural and visual event celebrating NASA’s Voyager Golden Records. The Golden Record Project is part art installation, part performance, part interactive museum. It’s a search for connection, a hopeful call to other worlds, and a declaration that we are here.

In 1977, a NASA project led by astronomer Carl Sagan, and writer/producer Ann Druyan, launched time capsule discs they called Golden Records into deep space aboard two NASA Voyager satellites. President Jimmy Carter called them, “a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours.”

In Sandbox’s Golden Record Project, a multi-disciplinary collection of twin cities artists, along with our audiences, will explore the cultural, historical and current significance of the original Golden Records, and through this exploration, create a new record of our own.

How has our world changed? What would you send out today?

 

Featuring the talents of

Nicole DelPizzo – Fabrication / Installation
Mandi Johnson – Fabrication / Costumes
Ajuawak Kapashesit – Performer
McKenna Kelly-Eiding – Performer
Theo Langason* – Audio
Morgan Schoonover – Audio / Installation
Holly Streekstra – Fabrication / Installation

Kristina Fjellman* – Project Lead
Peter Heeringa* – Director
Elizabeth Horab – Organization / Performer
Evelyn Digirolamo* – Creation Assistant
Megan Lagas* – Creation Assistant
Henry (Hal) Ellen Sansone* – Creation Assistant

*Denotes Sandbox ensemble member

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Cyrano de Bergerac

7:30 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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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
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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 Secret Garden

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 Third Street West Northfield, MN 55057

$13-$18
Call 5076458877
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Presented by Northfield Arts Guild
  • Musical
  • Kids

The Northfield Arts Guild and director Lolly Foy present The Secret Garden, a Tony-Award winning musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel.  The Secret Garden plays at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater weekends April 12 - 28 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.  The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is located at 411 Third Street W, Northfield.

Based on Burnett’s beloved novel, “The Secret Garden” follows Mary Lennox, a young orphan girl who lives with her reclusive uncle in a lonely Yorkshire mansion shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Left to her own devices in the huge house, Mary discovers a hidden, overgrown garden that once belonged to her uncle’s late wife Lily. With the help of new friends, Mary learns that with tender care and love, even the saddest, most forsaken things can bloom and thrive again with full life and beauty.

The Secret Garden’s script and lyrics are by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman with music by Lucy Simon.

“This show, this cast, embodies what I love best about theatre, “said director Foy, “that special alchemy that happens when performers and material come together to make magic that is greater than the sum of its parts!”

Musical Director Kristin Kivell joins Lolly Foy in working with a spirited cast featuring Kyra Reverman as Mary Lennox, Silas Leer as Colin Craven, Dave Flynn as Archibald Craven, Mandie Siems as Lily, Arlie Lee as Dickon and Steve Lawler as Dr. Neville.  Others in the cast include Inanna Antley. Birch Carlson, Deb Clark, Lillian Feltes, Curt Johnson, Dean Lamp, Elin Odegaard,  Laura Schaubschlager and Larry Tolle.

Tickets and more information are available at The Guild, 304 Division Street South, online at northfieldartsguild.org, or by calling 507-645-8877. General admission tickets are $18.00 for adults and $13.00 for seniors and students. 

The Secret Garden is sponsored by Carleton College and supported by Eco Gardens and Rob Martin.  The Journey Home Theater Season is sponsored by Neuger Communications Group and Engage Print.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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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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THE BELDENVILLE TROLL

7:30 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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Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Landmark Center - F. K. Weyerhaeuser Aud.
75 5th St. W.  Saint Paul, MN 55102

$12 - $22
Call 651.292.3225
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Presented by Chronofon Productions
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters," a meditation on Leonard Bernstein’s commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist, from Chronofon Productions.

Bernstein’s masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with his famous friends—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, “appeals to both the intellect and the heart.”

Chronofon Productions is four Minnesota performing artists - Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald and Prudence Johnson, with Bruce Thornton and Bruce Hippen.

The theatrical concert performance will conclude with a sing-along to "West Side Story."

Support for this production comes from a Minnesota Landmarks micro-grant for auditorium programs.

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The Drowning Girls

7:30 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 Savannah Sipping Society

7:30 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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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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The Hazards of Love

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Villa del Sol community space
88 Cesar Chavez St. St. Paul, MN

Presented by Asylum Theatre & The Traveling Masks international commedia dell'arte project
  • Comedy

The Hazards of Love

The beautiful Isabella and her Flávio are itching to be stitched together in matrimonial bliss. Perfect. Until their imbecile parents, Signore Pantalone and Dr. Gratiano, tear the seams of their friendship and destroy the happy day. 

An outsider appears
Zanni interferes 
Come laugh and cheer

Friday, April 12th @7:30pm
Saturday, April 13th @2:00pm
Villa del Sol community space
88 Cesar Chavez St.
St. Paul, MN
Admission is FREE - donations appreciated!

MN cast:
Jody Bee - Signora/Columbina
Thomas Caravello - Dottore
Steve Cox - Pantalone/Flavio
Lucas Gerstner - Capitano
Amber Lee Olivier - Isabella/Brighella
Dave Walbridge - Arlecchino/Pedrolino

London cast, February 2019

YouTube London production February 2019

*** A WORLD FIRST ***

The show will travel the globe but with a new cast in each country - only the masks and plot will travel. The beauty lies in commedia dell’arte not being scripted so the show will change wildly form one place to the next depending on the cultural identification of characters! The aim of the Travelling Masks is the promotion of joy that comes from traditional theatre and the inclusion of anyone who wishes to be involved - creating a global theatre family!

A package originating from London containing masks (made by Lee White), batocios, and a canovaccio will be sent to the participating world locations in sequential order. Each location has 4 weeks to cast, devise, perform and send the box to the next location. The canovaccio is a secret until the cast open the box.

Locations after MN: University of Colorado, Boulder; Mexico City, Mexico; São Paulo, Brazil, Curatiba, Brazil; Sydney, Australia; Ankara, Turkey; Turin, Italy; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Ottawa, Canada. in 2020 performers from each location will gather in Reggio Emilia, Italy to perform together, the same canovaccio, using 6 languages. 

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8 pm

Mamma Mia!

8:00 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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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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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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10 pm

The Local Music Scene presents: Mild Manner

10:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night
  • Opening 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

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

THE MUSICAL GUEST:
Eclectic but focused, rowdy but controlled; Mild Manner’s definition is as contradictory as their title. A four piece of twenty somethings that sprouted from the same five-mile patch of Twin Cities-adjacent suburb, Mild Manner offers a homeostatic performance that’s constantly in flux between a hip-shaking chaos and quiet energy. Thick, distorted influences of The Strokes and Cage the Elephant are chased by those of Billy Joel shuffle and Bernard Purdie groove; moxie of Vampire Weekend in one-two punch with the modernity of Polica. Since the late months of 2015, Mild Manner has been performing while fronted by Singer/Saxophonist Dante Leyva ahead of Guitarist Steven Maurer and Drummer Ryan LeMay, and in March 2017 they released their self-titled debut EP, produced internally by Bassist/Synthist Riley Jacobson of Glaucus productions. Since that winter, the band has accrued headlining performances at Minneapolis’s 7th Street Entry, as well as all around the greater Twin Cities area, Madison, and received an extended feature in NPR’s retrospective video for the 2017 Tiny Desk competition; they are currently aiming to develop their performance opportunities.

THE IMPROVISORS:
The Local Music Scene is a rotating cast of some of the best improvisors in the Twin Cities.

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