Saturday, May 4, 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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11 am

Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

11:00 am

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

$22-25
Call (763) 422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Kids

By Allison Gregory
Based on the books by Barbara Park
Directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger

Everyone’s favorite Kindergartner returns in this hilarious tale that focuses on the importance of honesty.

Junie B. Jones has a huge problem! Her new furry mittens are missing! And, that can only mean one thing—they’ve been stolen! So, when Junie finds a wonderful pen of many colors, the “finders keepers” rule should apply, right? Or should it?

This new Junie B. play, based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, teaches a valuable lesson about respecting other people's belongings and will leave kids laughing for days!

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1 pm

Cyrano de Bergerac

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 6122256191
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

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

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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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Mamma Mia!

1:00 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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Brigadoon

1:00 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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Metamorphoses

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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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HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

1:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

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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The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Featuring Lauren Diesch, directed by Emily England

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were her own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

Show runs 3 May-18 May

Performances will be at The Off Leash Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

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2 pm

CANDY BOX Dance Festival

Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by ARENA DANCES
  • Dance

The 3rd annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival by ARENA DANCES starts on Monday April 29th and goes until Saturday May 4th at the Southern Theater. Local artists will teach master classes Monday-Friday and Happy Hour works (works in progress) will follow. The bar will be open during Happy Hour performances! Featured artists Chris Schlichting, April Sellers Dance Collective, and STRONGmovment will have performances Thursday- Saturday. Date Night and a special panel discussion with the Featured Artists about their work will happen on Saturday the 4th. Tickets can be found at:

https://citypagestix.com/organizations/mathew-janczewski-s-arena-dances?...

Happy Hour Artists Include: Brenna Moser Dance Works, Blake Nellis, Non Edwards, Taja Will, and ARENA DANCES.

Featured Artists Include: Chris Schlichting, STRONGmovement, and April Sellers Dance Collective.

 

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John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

www.showtix4u.com
Call 651-779-3475
Buy tickets online

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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The Brothers Paranormal

2:00 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St, St. Paul, MN, 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
Buy tickets online

Presented by Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu co-production of

The Brothers Paranormal 

At Penumbra Theatre

By Prince Gomolvilas

Directed by Randy Reyes

In response to a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two entrepreneurial Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business. When the siblings investigate the home of an African American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina, what’s real and what’s fantasy clash against a shocking truth. This witty and haunting story is brought to you in partnership by Theater Mu and Penumbra Theatre.

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Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

2:00 pm

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

$22-25
Call (763) 422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Kids

By Allison Gregory
Based on the books by Barbara Park
Directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger

Everyone’s favorite Kindergartner returns in this hilarious tale that focuses on the importance of honesty.

Junie B. Jones has a huge problem! Her new furry mittens are missing! And, that can only mean one thing—they’ve been stolen! So, when Junie finds a wonderful pen of many colors, the “finders keepers” rule should apply, right? Or should it?

This new Junie B. play, based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, teaches a valuable lesson about respecting other people's belongings and will leave kids laughing for days!

Read more

The Seagull

2:30 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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5 pm

Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

5:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20-$36
Call 6123326620
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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

Lerner & Loewe's Camelot

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$0-$16
Call 507-433-0595
Buy tickets online

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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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.

Read more

Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook

7:00 pm

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

$22-25
Call (763) 422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Kids

By Allison Gregory
Based on the books by Barbara Park
Directed by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger

Everyone’s favorite Kindergartner returns in this hilarious tale that focuses on the importance of honesty.

Junie B. Jones has a huge problem! Her new furry mittens are missing! And, that can only mean one thing—they’ve been stolen! So, when Junie finds a wonderful pen of many colors, the “finders keepers” rule should apply, right? Or should it?

This new Junie B. play, based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, teaches a valuable lesson about respecting other people's belongings and will leave kids laughing for days!

Read more

Seascape With Sharks and Dancer

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Closing 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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Big Fish the Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

St Matthew Lutheran Church
4101 Washington St NE Columbia Heights, MN

$10
Call 763 788-9427

Presented by St Matthew Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Based the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film starring Ewan McGregor, Big Fish the Musical is a modern fable centering on charmer Edward Bloom whose stories of epic and largely unbelievable adventures irritate his by-the-books son Will.  As Edward approaches the final chapter in his own story, Will sets out to sleuth whether his father is an average man with tall tales or an unbelievable hero of truth.  Featuring USO tappers, witches, werewolves, a mermaid and more!

Performing at St Matthew Lutheran Church Theatre in Columbia Heights (4101 Washington St NE Columbia Heights)

Performances are Thurs-Sat May 2-4 at 7pm, Sun May 5 at  2pm, and Thurs-Sat May 9-11 at 7pm, and Sun May 12 at 2pm and tickets are only $10!

Call 763-788-9427 or email [email protected] for tickets, and they are reserved and selling fast!

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HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

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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Manners and Misconduct: Improvised Jane Austen

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$12/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Maggie Sotos and Meghan Wolff, Directed by Meghan Wolff, Produced by Emily Townswick
  • Improv
  • Cabaret/variety

Manners & Misconduct is an improv group that takes their inspiration from the witty, observant writings of Jane Austen. Using suggestions from the audience, this cast of women and non-binary improvisers create a completely improvised play, drawing on the themes, characters, and worlds in Austen’s novels in order to create a unique performance each night.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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La Traviata

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

$25-$215
Call (612)-333-6669
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

La Traviata

May 4-19

COMPOSER-Giuseppe Verdi

LIBRETTIST-Francesco Maria Piave

To live and die for love. Boasting sumptuous, hummable melodies, this beloved opera is a timeless depiction of what it means to live and die for love.  

https://mnopera.org/season/2018-2019/la-traviata/

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The Winter's Tale

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

  • Closing night

Rarig Center Nolte Xperimental Theater
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

$5-$20
Call (585) 766-4302
Buy tickets online

Presented by University of Minnesota Open Stage
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Join our troupe of entirely student artists as we reimagine this bewildering old tale of a captivating queen, a skillful sculptress, and a shattered king who cannot say goodbye. 

The Winter’s Tale is produced by Open Stage, a student group at the University of Minnesota.

The show features the work of undergraduate students Jacob Badovski, Seth Campbell, Nick Chiaverini, Soap Curtis, Bradley Johnson, Noelle Kirscht, Ethan Lizotte, Katelyn McLane, Helena Mueller, Agatha Pokrzywinski, Ellen Roubik, Lila Sell, Rachel Tennier, Elina Walchuk, Madeline Wall, Joel F. Wilshire, and Genevieve Wisdom. 

To stay updated on the production, Open Stage, and the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, follow @umnopenstage and @umtad on Instagram and/or like us on Facebook. 

Tickets are pick-your-price in advance and pay-what-you-will at the door!
 

 

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The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Featuring Lauren Diesch, directed by Emily England

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were her own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

Show runs 3 May-18 May

Performances will be at The Off Leash Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

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The Seagull

7:30 pm

  • Closing 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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The Scarlet Pimpernel

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Arts Center on 7
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$15-$23
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Music by Frank Wildhorn, Book & Lyrics by Nan Knighton

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.

With an epic, sweeping book and a rousing and passionate score, The Scarlet Pimpernel is a glorious window into 18th century French and British history.

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CANDY BOX Dance Festival

7:30 pm

Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by ARENA DANCES
  • Dance

The 3rd annual CANDY BOX Dance Festival by ARENA DANCES starts on Monday April 29th and goes until Saturday May 4th at the Southern Theater. Local artists will teach master classes Monday-Friday and Happy Hour works (works in progress) will follow. The bar will be open during Happy Hour performances! Featured artists Chris Schlichting, April Sellers Dance Collective, and STRONGmovment will have performances Thursday- Saturday. Date Night and a special panel discussion with the Featured Artists about their work will happen on Saturday the 4th. Tickets can be found at:

https://citypagestix.com/organizations/mathew-janczewski-s-arena-dances?...

Happy Hour Artists Include: Brenna Moser Dance Works, Blake Nellis, Non Edwards, Taja Will, and ARENA DANCES.

Featured Artists Include: Chris Schlichting, STRONGmovement, and April Sellers Dance Collective.

 

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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 Golden Record Project

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

  • Closing 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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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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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 Brothers Paranormal

7:30 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St, St. Paul, MN, 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu co-production of

The Brothers Paranormal 

At Penumbra Theatre

By Prince Gomolvilas

Directed by Randy Reyes

In response to a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two entrepreneurial Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business. When the siblings investigate the home of an African American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina, what’s real and what’s fantasy clash against a shocking truth. This witty and haunting story is brought to you in partnership by Theater Mu and Penumbra Theatre.

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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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John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing 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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8 pm

The Pathetic Life and Remarkable Afterlife of Elmer McCurdy, the Worst Robber in the West

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Mpls MN 44513 **Parking and entrance at the back of the building. Look for the yellow door**

Presented by nimbus
  • Comedy

BORN 1880. DIED 1911. BURIED…1970…

From his humble beginnings to his improbable end, Elmer McCurdy’s mortal coil did a lot of shufflin’. He pulled on his boots, saddled up his horse, and proceeded to take a long, tragic stumble on the wrong side of the law. From the minute he plopped a ten-dollar Stetson on a five-cent head, it was destined to end with a sharp case of lead poisoning. But for Elmer, dying with his boots on was just the beginning.

If you’re looking for a typical Wild West showdown, well, there you ain’t. If you’re looking for a history lesson, there you ain’t neither.

But head on down to the nimbus spread and we’ll yarn you a yarn of how Grits Crabcake, Li’l Britches, and the most cow-handed, sidewindin’, four flushin’, lowdown, fiddleheaded, green horned, flat-out worst bandit ever came to ruination. And how Elmer done got hisself kilt.

And then, what happened next.

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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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