Friday, June 14, 2019

5 pm

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell The Musical

5:00 pm

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$157-39, subject to change
Call 6512244222
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Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Musical

Experience the thrill of London’s most spectacular musical as Bat Out of Hell brings to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf in a critically-acclaimed, award-winning production that combines the magic of a musical, with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll.

Join Strat, the forever-young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost,’ as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian.

Featuring Meat Loaf’s iconic hits including “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” and “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “this is a musical production like no other” (The Upcoming). Book now!

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7 pm

Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (HAUMC) Art Gallery
511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented by LAHSOW-Minneapolis Opera Workshop
  • Musical

LAHSOW-Minneapolis Opera Workshop will present Humperdinck's familiar fairytale presented in semi-staged version in its entirety, sung in German with English subtitles projected. The casts blend local talent with young professionals visiting from Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Texas, Washington, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Join us to savor the delightful melodies and watch a tantalizing, terrifying baker hunt for her proper organic “ingredients!”

Performances will take place in the Art Gallery on June 13th, 14th and 15th @ 7:00 PM with rotating casts.

Free will donation at the door.

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 East Rice Street, Wayzata

$12-$18
Call 952-855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

It is 1937 in Brooklyn during the heart of the Depression. Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome lives in Brighton Beach with his family. He is witty, perceptive, obsessed with sex, and forever fantasizing his baseball-diamond triumphs as a star pitcher for the New York Yankees. As our guide through his “memoirs,” Eugene takes us through a series of trenchant observations and insights that show his family meeting life’s challenges with pride, spirit, and a marvelous sense of humor. But as World War II looms ever closer, Eugene sees his own innocence slipping away as the first important era of his life ends — and a new one begins.

CAST LIST:

Eugene . . . . . Moses Ekel
Blanche . . . . . Lily Miller
Kate . . . . . Abby Anderson
Laurie . . . . . Elizabeth Rexine
Nora . . . . . Ruby Fredricksen
Stanley . . . . . Ben Sanford
Jack . . . . . Jack Carranza

This production will be directed by Charlie Leonard, with assistance from Julianna Ruark

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, June 13 @ 7:00pm
Friday, June 14 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, June 15 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, June 16 @ 2:00pm

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Broken Hill

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

Presented by Applause Community Theatre
  • Drama

Follow the strike. The search for gold proves elusive for three explorers in Northern Minnesota and a woman left behind.

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Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant

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 Park Square Theatre
  • Musical

Described as Avenue Q meets The Book of Mormon with a little bit of Heathers mixed in, this newly created musical satire reflects the quirks of small town life. In 1997, a contestant died onstage and permanently ended the popular Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant. Twenty years later, Frannie Foster Wallace still blames all her life failures on losing the chance to become Jefferson’s Sparkling Junior Champion. Until now. Let the rematch begin! Laura Leffler directs this world premiere by Keith Hovis.

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My Sister in This House

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama

This award-winning drama by Wendy Kesselman explores the true story of two sisters who murdered their employer and her daughter in 1930s France. What drove these two young women, who served as maids in the household, to such a desperate act? Class conflict, family dysfunction, loneliness, and love all play a role in this complex and devastating tale. The story of Christine and Léa Papin has spawned more than two dozen books, plays, and movies. What drew Theatre Pro Rata to Kesselmans script is the way it gives the sisters humanity. The production's designers are playing with a very haute couture aesthetic: Were digging in to the nightmare of it, which is very tantalizing, says director Carin Bratlie Wethern.

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A Raisin in the Sun

7:30 pm

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

$29-$32
Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Austene Van

Sixty years after its premiere, A Raisin in the Sun—the first play by a woman of color to debut on Broadway—is widely considered to be one of the best and most important plays ever written.

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood. Her son Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Meanwhile, granddaughter Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless document of hope and inspiration.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

In 1890, young Ransome Foster leaves New York City for a new life in the Wild West – where he ends up beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken and lawless land, but is that enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? Should he run – or fight? This stage drama and the famous 1962 film by John Ford are each based on the original 1953 short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

Directed by Brian Joyce, the cast includes: John Goodrich, Joseph Homrich, Laura Hoover, Samuel Joseph, Jacob Marcott, Shara Marquez, Scott Pearson, Selma Petterson, Timmy Rawerts, David Tufford, and Celia Adeline Wendt.

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Heaven

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

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Flying Foot Forum, a Park Square Theatre in Residence
  • Drama
  • Dance

Photographer Peter Adamson finds himself on a journey with his translator Faruk to save Faruk’s wife during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Friendship, love and painfully beautiful moments come to life with full-ensemble street dance and driving songs by Chan Poling (Glensheen, The Suburbs). With drama, dancing, and music by Chan Poling, Heaven is created and directed by Joe Chvala of Flying Foot Forum, a Park Square Theatre in Residence. “This is theater that grabs you by the shoulders and shakes you in your seat.” (How Was the Show)

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Spring Awakening Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater & Music by Duncan Sheik

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$22-$25
Call 952-491-0779
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Musical

Directed by MN Fringe Artistic Director, Jay Gilman, this angsty rock musical was adapted from the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up.

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.

This landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.

It is Germany, 1891, a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards. The beautiful young Wendla explores the mysteries of her body and wonders aloud where babies come from... until Mama tells her to shut it and put on a proper dress. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior interrupts a mind-numbing Latin drill to defend his buddy, Moritz – a boy so traumatized by puberty that he can't concentrate on anything... not that the Headmaster cares. He strikes them both and tells them to turn in their lesson. One afternoon, in a private place in the woods, Melchior and Wendla meet by accident and soon find within themselves a desire unlike anything they've ever felt. As they fumble their way into one another's arms, Moritz flounders and soon fails out of school. When even his one adult friend, Melchior's mother, ignores his plea for help, he is left so distraught that he can't hear the promise of life offered by his outcast friend, Ilse. Naturally, the Headmasters waste no time in pinning the "crime" of Moritz's suicide on Melchior to expel him. And soon, Mama learns that her little Wendla is pregnant. Now the young lovers must struggle against all odds to build a world together for their child.

This celebration of rebellion provides the perfect opportunity to feature performers of all types, as well as the creative flexibility with the use of costumes, set pieces and lighting. Featuring a pop rock score, this is an ideal show for talented vocalists with strong acting abilities. Join this group of late nineteenth century German students on their passage as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable Spring Awakening.

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SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404

$15
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

A 5-Week Festival of Puppetry & Live Music!

Featuring Tobi Daniel, Michael Brown, Emily Zimmer, Gaia Mencagli, Johanna Winters, Andrew Young, Paradox Teatro, and more!

See quirky puppetry and toy theater, live bands, and then hang out in our garden for an Afterglow party with signature cocktails and socializing. Each weekend will feature a different line-up of puppetry artists and bands, so you'll want to come back for more!

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LOVE is ALIVE & KICKIN

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN 555431

$30-$34
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by ALIVE & KICKIN
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Your favorite Rockin Seniors, ALIVE & KICKIN, take the stage once again with an ALL NEW spectacular musical production of stories and songs.  "LOVE is ALIVE & KICKIN " is a Musical Journey that boldly reflects the true to life roller-coaster ride of our hearts and the many flavors of love!  Fasten your seat belt and join the wild ride!

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A RAISIN IN THE SUN

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303

$29-$32
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Drama

Directed by Austene Van

Sixty years after its premiere, A Raisin in the Sun—the first play by a woman of color to debut on Broadway—is widely considered to be one of the best and most important plays ever written.

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood. Her son Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Meanwhile, granddaughter Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless document of hope and inspiration.

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Under the Rainbow- Wizard of OZ Parody

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis MN

Presented by Wicked Wenches Cabaret - Vaudevical™ Parody
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Our Story begins on a small farm in Kansas...
Follow the adventures of Dorothy Gale and Toto as a Cyclone arrives to whisk her away to the land of her dreams, UNDER THE RAINBOW! Things under the rainbow are strange and beautiful as Dorothy tries to understand her blossoming feelings and that tingling sensation to get back home!

Help from the Rug Munches, the Good Bitch of the North, the Fierce and Fabulous Wizard of Oz and a rainbow of memorable friends may not be enough to escape the clutches of the dominating Wicked Bitch of the West! Will the Tin Woman find the heart to move on? Will the Lioness find her pride? Will the Scarecrow find the brains to go both ways? Will Dorothy find herself?

Find out as you join us for Pride Month, Under the Rainbow!!!

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Cash or Credit for ticket purchases and concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continued support of the Wicked Wenches Cabaret!
Dress up as your favorite character and take pictures in our photo booth for more fun!
This sexy Wizard of Oz parody incorporates a variety of dance styles including Vaudeville, Aerial Circus Arts, Belly Dance, Pole Dance and More!
Vaudeville is adult comedy dance theater and is 18+ as there will be adult themes!

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Small Mouth Sounds

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

MAY 18 - JUNE 16, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Bess Wohl
directed by Lauren Keating

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
TIME OUT NEW YORK CRITIC’S PICK
NEW YORK MAGAZINE CRITIC’S PICK

After a sold-out national tour, this 2016 New York Times Critics’ Pick will take on new life here at the Jungle. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six wildly disparate urbanites embark on a silent retreat. The Huffington Post calls it, “a play unlike any other;” Variety claims it’s “flawless.” Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Drama Desk Award-winner Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds is the unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

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8 pm

Human Combat Chess 2019!

Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th, Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Presented by Human Combat Chess
  • Drama
  • Experimental

The best sport to never exist is back! Human Combat Chess is now an independently produced show, so we're going all out. This year we're not just inviting you to see the Championship, but the Semifinals as well. The Roses, Corsairs, Legion, and Dragons are bringing the best fighters in the Midwest Combat Chess League to battle for the Midwest Combat Chess League title, but is that all? Either way, things will never be the same!

 

New to Human Combat Chess? Welcome aboard! Human Combat Chess is a recurring show featuring different matches in a fictional sports league playing the sport of Human Combat Chess. Each team fields 16 players of all shapes and sizes that are assigned positions identical to those in the classic game of Chess, who are then ordered to move by their respective Kings. The similarities to Chess begin to unravel when a player moves into a piece occupied by another, as they now fight over the square! This choreographed fight can end with either piece as the victor, holding the square.

To bring you the most entertaining fights possible, we've assembled the best team of fight directors in the Twin Cities area. While some of our actors are taking the board for their first time, we give them ample rehearsal time to make sure each fight is a unique, exciting experience for the audience. This gives the audience the adrenaline rush of MMA with the reassurance that the fighters will come out of it safely.

Human Combat Chess combines the drama of theatre with the edge of your seat thrill of sports, and there's something for everyone. The event is family friendly. If you would take your kids to a hockey game, you should bring them along to Human Combat Chess!

 

Please be aware that this show is built around the concept of staged violence in many forms. There will be cheering, chanting, loud music, and other sounds typically found in a sports arena.

If you have any questions or want to see a list of possible triggering content, please contact house management or email [email protected].

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Theo Langason

8:00 pm

Tek Box at the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Pay-what-you-wish to $15
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Experimental

Welcome Home
Conceived and performed by Theo Langason

How does the feeling of home manifest in our geography, our family and our memory? Who decides what home is or isn't? Drawing on the complexities of his biracial, multicultural upbringing and recollecting episodes from his life and feelings, Theo Langason invites the audience explore the meaning and sensation of home through music, poetry and improvisation.

***SHOWS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY @ 8PM. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SUNDAY SHOW FOR THIS EVENT***

TICKET PRICES:
Thursday: Pay-what-you-wish
Friday and Saturday: $15/$10 Students with a Valid ID

TRANSPORTATION:
For transportation and parking information, please visit the Cowles Center website: https://www.thecowlescenter.org/parking-directions

photo cr: Theo Langason

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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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9 pm

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell The Musical

9:30 pm

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$157-39, subject to change
Call 6512244222
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Musical

Experience the thrill of London’s most spectacular musical as Bat Out of Hell brings to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf in a critically-acclaimed, award-winning production that combines the magic of a musical, with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll.

Join Strat, the forever-young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost,’ as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of post-apocalyptic Obsidian.

Featuring Meat Loaf’s iconic hits including “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” and “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “this is a musical production like no other” (The Upcoming). Book now!

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