Friday, April 26, 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
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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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

Brigadoon

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon is the enchanting and beloved Broadway and West End musical that inspired the classic MGM film, and numerous productions all over the world. Featuring such standards as “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Come to Me, Bend To Me,” and “Heather on the Hill,” Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life.

New Yorker Tommy Albright unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish Highland village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona, a beautiful villager in this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon — forever.

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25th. Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Chautauqua Fine Arts Center - Mahtomedi High School
8000 75th St. N, Mahtomedi, MN

Presented by Mahtomedi High School
  • Comedy
  • Musical

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

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HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

7:00 pm
Runs 75 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
  • Drama
  • Kids

HIDDEN HEROES

The Black Women of NASA

A HIDDEN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE
WORLD PREMIERE

APRIL 26 – MAY 19, 2019
AGES 7 & UP

HIDDEN HEROES is based on the book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. By Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris. Published by ABDO Publishing, Minneapolis, MN. Copyright © 2017

“It doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it,” says Annie Easley’s mother to her young daughter. In the 1950’s and 60’s the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. Be inspired this spring, as we tell the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back to Earth.

 

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW

The cast for Hidden Heroes: The Black Women of NASA features: Celia Birgy (Katharine) Lynnea Doublette (Ella) Johannah Easley (Teacher) Natavia Griffin (Miriam) Saniya Long (Annie) Kennedy Lucas (Christine) Sadie Nelson (Ensemble) Alyra Nicholson (Ensemble) Jamela Pettiford (Big Grand) Lilie Rankin (Mary) Arianna Sanford (Ensemble)

The Creative & Production Team includes:

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett Director: Signe V. Harriday Playwright: Shà Cage Costume & Make Up Designer: Samantha Fromm Haddow Set Designer: Jim Hibbeler, Sound & Video Design: Peter Morrow Lighting Designer: Soren Olsen Technical Director: Alan Pagel Props Designer: Holly Peterson Stage Manager: Bridget Gustafson Design Fellow: Maxwell Collyard

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Seascape With Sharks and Dancer

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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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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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HANDLED

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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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Lerner & Loewe's Camelot

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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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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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The Seagull

7:30 pm

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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Tapestries 4.0

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

TekBox Theater at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$22-$25
Call (612) 206-3600
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Presented by Threads Dance Project
  • Dance

The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project’s 12th Season will open with Tapestries 4.0 – a program dedicated to providing choreographic opportunities for local artists to see their work come to fruition in a produced show. Tapestries 4.0 features local choreographers Leila Awadallah, Julie Marie Muskat and Deja Stowers.

The featured guest choreographers will expose many aspects of humanity and will explore issues and connections in our inner and outer worlds. Karen L. Charles will revisit Abraham's Seed, an excerpt from Ashes to Ashes that examines the natural cycle of life from birth to death.  Her evocative trio, Pariah, delves into the moments when one feels outcast - - never really fitting in anywhere.

WHAT: Tapestries 4.0 byThe Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project

WHERE: The JSB TEKBOX, 528 Hennepin Ave., 2ndFloor, Minneapolis, MN 55403

PRICE: $22 & 25

TICKETS: www.thecowlescenter.orgor http://bit.ly/tapestries4; (612) 206-3600

DATES: April 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.

              April 28 at 2:00 p.m.

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Marjorie Prime

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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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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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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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The Secret Garden

7:30 pm

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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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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John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Century College West Theatre
3401 CENTURY AVENUE NORTH White Bear Lake, MN. 55110

www.showtix4u.com
Call 651-779-3475
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Adapted for the Stage by Frank Galati.

A Play-With-Music

Century College Theatre Company                                                                                                                                                                3401 Century Ave. N                                                                                                                                                                                      White Bear Lake, MN 55110

 This Tony Award Winning for Best Play script will be performed by The Century College Theatre Company on: April 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:30PM and April 4 at 2:00PM

Tickets for General Audiences, Students from other institutions, and Seniors may be purchased at www.showtix4U.com

General: $12

Students from Other Institutions and Seniors: $10

Come and experience our production of this great work that is filled with sincere passion, pain, humor, and hope. It is a play about America in the 1930’s and America today. Our large cast is comprised of great actors from throughout the Twin Cities theatre community along with a live banjo, guitar, stand-up bass, fiddle, and melodica band ensemble who augment the telling of the show by their ever-present 1930's acoustic folk music.  It is a beautiful show.

“From birth to death, we spend our lives hoping. We hope for a better tomorrow. We hope for peace in our world, in our families, and in our minds. Throughout our lives, we encounter many hardships; we witness cruelty and unfair actions inflicted upon others, and we suffer many losses of loved ones and possessions. As each of these painful moments in our lives are experienced, an instinctual self-preservation mindset emerges: HOPE. In this telling of Steinbeck’s classic American novel, we meet the Joad family. Each member of the Joad family is confronted with many hardships but continues to move forward because of hope. The Grapes of Wrath can be looked at as a very sad story as we witness great wrongs being inflicted upon people because they are different, outsiders, or simply are in need of help from others. We see people who have money and power taking advantage of others who do not, just as with immigration today. However, embedded within all of these sadness, hardship, and injustice in The Grapes of Wrath lies an inspiring statement of humankind: It is only when we give up hope that there will be no possibility of making tomorrow better for one self, one’s family, and our world.”

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V- This is Vaudeville

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis Mn 55413

$15-$35
Call 6122277474
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Presented by ExperTeasers and Minnsky Theatre
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

V- This is Vaudeville - The ExperTeasers 
A true blue...very blue...vaudeville revival extravaganza!  Showcasing Cabaret  ~ Cirque ~ Fire ~ Side Show ~ Comedy

Let us entertain you, let us make you smile! We will have a few skits,
showgirls, cirque and gimmicks. We're very di-versatile!

And if you're real good, we'll make you feel good!
We want your...spirit to climb. So let us entertain you, and we'll have a real good time! Yes sir! (or ma'am or anybody on the whole gender specturmmmmmmmm)

We'll have a real good time!!

 

☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
So get in your vintage fancy duds and join us for a night of over the top luxurious entertainment.
Cash and Credit for Ticket Purchases and Concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continuing support of Minnsky Theatre and The ExperTeasers!
Vaudeville is adult comedy dance theater and is 18+ as there will be adult themes!

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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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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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Red Hot and Cole

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

$25 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Musical

A scintillating mixture of biography and song celebrates the great American songwriter Cole Porter, whose devilishly clever rhymes, fresh and unexpected melodies, and sassy sensibility is a tribute to a glittering age gone by. This revue traces his career from Indiana to the world stages of New York, London, and Paris, featuring “Night And Day,” “Anything Goes,” “Let’s Do It,” “Just One of Those Things,” “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” and many more of his songs that have become international standards.

Directed by Mary Cutler, with musical director Christopher Stordalen, the cast includes: Eli Coats, David F. Dubin, Siri Hammond, Kathleen Hardy, Kaitlin Klemencic, Mark L. Mattison, Jacleen Olson, Alexis Solheld, Tyler Stanchfield, Dan Stephans II, and Cassie Utt.

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The Fantasticks

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$20
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Underground Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two parents who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”

  • Directed by Christine Winkler Johnson
  • Standard Ticket – $20
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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

  • Closing night

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

Whatever, Man: Vilification Tennis Acknowledges the 90's

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$15/$12 in advance, with Fringe button, or CONvergence badge
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Vilification Tennis
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Vilification Tennis will be putting forth just enough effort to celebrate the final decade of the twentieth century. It's a decade about which almost nothing has been written. Movies were released! Music was listened to! Stuff happened! Join us to see if anyone can remember what any of that was. It was a whole decade so some of it must have been memorable, right? Let's figure it out together!

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