Sunday, April 14, 2019

1 pm

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

1:00 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
  • 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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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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2 pm

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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Evita

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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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The Savannah Sipping Society

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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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The Secret Garden

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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Jesus Christ Superstar

2:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

  • Closing night

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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3 pm

The Drowning Girls

3:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Closing night

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 Fall of the House of Usher & other stories

3:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$10
Call 6128258949
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Presented by The Icebox Radio Theater
  • Cabaret/variety

From the frozen North comes a classic story told in an entirely new way! It's live radio drama for a new era. Fans of Old Time Radio will love the Icebox Radio Theater's rendition of this timeless tale of horror featuring “Spectacle Sound Effects.”

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4 pm

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

4:00 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
  • 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 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
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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7 pm

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)
Buy tickets online

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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BAND Cabaret: Women’s Theatre Initiative

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$10/$8 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by The BAND Group
  • Cabaret/variety

A cabaret series presented and curated by The BAND Group, BAND Cabaret bands together the Twin Cities most talented performers with a local nonprofit for an evening filled with story, song, and a chance to get to know people that work daily to make a difference! Each cabaret brings together a new set of performers and new nonprofit organization.

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Metamorphoses

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Wurtele Thrust Stage
Guthrie Theater 818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

In what’s considered her signature theatrical piece, once hailed as “the theater event of the year” (Time), Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in a visually stunning theatricalization of Roman poet Ovid’s powerful masterwork, Metamorphoses. Performed in and around a large pool of water, a ravishing effect, an ensemble of actors embodies figures from Greek mythology to share both well-known and rarely told stories of transformation.

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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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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.

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The Golden Record Project

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

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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