Thursday, April 25, 2019

10 am

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

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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12 pm

THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING

12:30 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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7 pm

HANDLED

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Off-Leash Area Art Box
4200 E. 54th St. , Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by The Wildwood Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A teenage girl returns home after undergoing a 6-week residential course of treatment for depression and other issues. She discovers that her mother has created and maintained a Twitter persona for her while she has been gone--a bright, shiny, "life is good," kind of girl. A daughter attempts to get her mother to see her for who she is. A mother attempts to steer her daughter around obstacles and pain, and toward happiness. 

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5 women in nightgowns pose against an orange background

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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Lerner & Loewe's Camelot

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW Austin, MN 55912

$0-$16
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Musical

Lerner and Loewe's Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score.  Arthur, a young, ambitious, idealistic King dreams of creating a just society inspired by his vivacious Queen Guenevere. Together, they create a kingdom where might works at the service of right and the King serves at a round table with no head--a symbol of collaboration and unity. In a world of human realities, can Camelot achieve the utopia of which Arthur dreams?

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KMD2

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S

$15 - $20
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Kaleena Miller Dance
  • Dance

Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 at 7:30pm

KMD2 - the junior company - focuses on training for the technical and physical demands of the Tap Dance world at large and gives the opportunity for the individual's creative voice to develop.

Featuring choreography by Lisa La Touche, Kaleena Miller and members of KMD2.

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

7:30 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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Metamorphoses

7:30 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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Pop Goes the Noggin

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114

$20 - PWYC Mon 4/22
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Presented by SOS Theater
  • Comedy

Pop Goes the Noggin is a dark comedy that speaks to the special needs in all of us.

A new play by Michele Lepsche, directed by Kari Steinbach

It’s 1972, American Pie rules the airwaves, Vito Corleone rules the cinema, Nixon rules politics and Nurse Triplet rules Ward 1 at Loon Lake State hospital. Yet, nothing rules the ladies of Ward 1 except thoughts of cheese curds, Neil Diamond and the Minnesota State Fair. Pop Goes the Noggin follows the journey of these determined ladies as they set out on their quest to fulfill their furtive dreams.

Written by Michele Lepsche and directed by Kari Steinbach, the cast includes Greta Grosch, Ellen Apel, Catherine Justice, Tyus Beeson, Elizabeth Efteland, Katherine J. Lee, Taylor Evans and Isabel Middleton-Watts. Design by C. Andrew Mayer, Shirley Harvey, Kurt Jung and Katie Phillips, with Sarah Salisbury as stage manager.

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Marjorie Prime

7:30 pm

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

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Prime Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence
  • Drama

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? This richly spare, wondrous new play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits – if any –of what technology can replace. Prime Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence, brings this 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist by Jordan Harrison to the stage under the direction of Elena Giannetti.

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The Seagull

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave North St. Paul, MN 55113

Presented by The University of Northwestern - St. Paul
  • Drama

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov is a slice-of-life drama set in the Russian countryside at the end of the 19th century. The cast of characters is dissatisfied with their lives. Some desire love. Some desire success. Some desire artistic genius. No one, however, ever seems to attain happiness.

 

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr

7:30 pm

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

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

Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr follows the story of the jack-of-all trades, Bert, who introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures and even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

PERFORMANCE DATES/TIMES:
Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 25 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm (ASL performance)

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

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

CAST LIST (In alphabetical order):
Winifred Banks
Keely Anderson (8)

Statue/Ensemble
Breanna Bellenir (7)

Michael Banks
Sam Coombe (6)

Statue/Ensemble
Emily Doolittle (6)

Policeman/Ensemble
Elijah Elliott (8)

Katie Nanna/Ensemble
Anika Erickson (8)

Mrs. Brill
Lacey Fieldseth (7)

Chimney Sweep 3/Ensemble
Sophia Gallo (7)

Miss Andrew
Devah Gohl (7)

Chairman/Ensemble
Camron Hamling (8)

Chimney Sweep 2/Ensemble
Nick Hemkin-Jenson (8)

Mary Poppins
Aniya Hollie (7)

Neleus/Ensemble
Deacon Hummel (6)

Messenger/Ensemble
Lauren Larson (8)

Von Hussler/Chimney Sweep 4/Ensemble
Malachi Leak (7)

Miss Smythe/Ensemble
Claire Lockwood (8)

Chimney Sweep 1/Ensemble
Heather McAllister (7)

Bert
Dakarai Opoka (8)

George Banks
Matt Phillips (8)

Kite Flyer/Ensemble
Adam Poland (6)

Jane Banks
Mahria Raza (6)

Clerk/Ensemble
Erin Schommer (8)

Robertson Ay
Alexzander Schumacher (8)

Clerk/Ensemble
Isaac Stokes (6)

Mrs. Corry
Olivia Surratt (8)

Bird Woman/Ensemble
Emily Taylor (8)

John Northbrook
Ethan Zajaczkowski (7)

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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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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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