Thursday, July 11, 2019

10 am

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA at Stages Theatre Company

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

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

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

A GOLDEN TICKET TO A MAGNIFICENT SUMMER EXPERIENCE

JUNE 28 – AUGUST 4, 2019

ALL AGES

Hop on a magnificent fantasy ride through the land of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Charlie Bucket touring the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory enlivens our stage this summer. This enchanting adaptation, featuring memorable songs from the 1971 film, will be a delicious experience for everyone to savor!

Halima Bigirindavyi (Oompa Loompa), Celia Birgy (Violet), Kimora Collins (Mrs Beauregard), Faith Culbertson (Oompa Loompa), Logan Bitz Daum (Willy Wonka), Aidan Einhorn (Charlie), Athan Fischer (Mr Bucket), Riley Gamades (Oompa Loompa), Maya Eva Haugen (Grandma Josephine), Zoe Hollander (Veruca), Clare  Judge (Mrs Bucket), Sayer Keeley (Oompa Loompa), Samara Koshiol (Oompa Loompa), Chase Kozak (Mike Tv), Lauren LaCourse (Oompa Loompa), Sara Magnuson (Mrs Tv), Laura Mahler (Mrs Gloop), Natalie Mosakowski (Oompa Loompa), Gideon Pressley (Oompa Loompa), Sam Rosewarne (Oompa Loompa), Bruce  Rowan (Grandpa Joe), Asgerami Semkoff (Oompa Loompa), Medi Semkoff (Grandma Georgina), Olivia Trader (Oompa Loompa), Ellie Turk (Augustus), Josie Turk (Oompa & u/s Charlie), Daniel Untiedt (Mr Salt), Hogan Vaupel (Oompa Loompa), Alex Weiner (Oompa Loompa), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Oompa Loompa)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER - Nikki Swoboda, MUSIC DIRECTOR - JC Lippold, STAGE MANAGER - Cody R Braudt, SET DESIGNER - Anne Henly, PROPS DESIGNER - Jim Hibbeler, TECH DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt, COSTUME SUPERVISOR - Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER - Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Lori Opsal, SOUND DESIGNER - Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

10:00 am
Runs 65 minutes

Ives Auditorium at Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437

$9–$16
Call 612 440 7529
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Mr. Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but can he save his family and friends from a trio of spiteful, nasty, smelly farmers who are out to get them?

This hilarious, toe-tapping new musical based on Roald Dahl's classic story is a celebration of courage, family, and community. Fantastic, fun for all ages.

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12 pm

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA at Stages Theatre Company

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

A GOLDEN TICKET TO A MAGNIFICENT SUMMER EXPERIENCE

JUNE 28 – AUGUST 4, 2019

ALL AGES

Hop on a magnificent fantasy ride through the land of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Charlie Bucket touring the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory enlivens our stage this summer. This enchanting adaptation, featuring memorable songs from the 1971 film, will be a delicious experience for everyone to savor!

Halima Bigirindavyi (Oompa Loompa), Celia Birgy (Violet), Kimora Collins (Mrs Beauregard), Faith Culbertson (Oompa Loompa), Logan Bitz Daum (Willy Wonka), Aidan Einhorn (Charlie), Athan Fischer (Mr Bucket), Riley Gamades (Oompa Loompa), Maya Eva Haugen (Grandma Josephine), Zoe Hollander (Veruca), Clare  Judge (Mrs Bucket), Sayer Keeley (Oompa Loompa), Samara Koshiol (Oompa Loompa), Chase Kozak (Mike Tv), Lauren LaCourse (Oompa Loompa), Sara Magnuson (Mrs Tv), Laura Mahler (Mrs Gloop), Natalie Mosakowski (Oompa Loompa), Gideon Pressley (Oompa Loompa), Sam Rosewarne (Oompa Loompa), Bruce  Rowan (Grandpa Joe), Asgerami Semkoff (Oompa Loompa), Medi Semkoff (Grandma Georgina), Olivia Trader (Oompa Loompa), Ellie Turk (Augustus), Josie Turk (Oompa & u/s Charlie), Daniel Untiedt (Mr Salt), Hogan Vaupel (Oompa Loompa), Alex Weiner (Oompa Loompa), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Oompa Loompa)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER - Nikki Swoboda, MUSIC DIRECTOR - JC Lippold, STAGE MANAGER - Cody R Braudt, SET DESIGNER - Anne Henly, PROPS DESIGNER - Jim Hibbeler, TECH DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt, COSTUME SUPERVISOR - Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER - Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Lori Opsal, SOUND DESIGNER - Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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6 pm

Summer Lawn Parties + Improv Tours with T2P2

6:00 pm

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55408

Lawn party: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members. Improv tour + lawn party: $45 ASI members / $50 non-members
Call 612-871-4907
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Presented by The American Swedish Institute
  • Improv
  • Film

The American Swedish Institute’s new Summer Lawn Parties are inspired by The Vikings Begin exhibition and a chance to have some after-hours fun on the grounds of the Turnblad Mansion! Held one Thursday per month this summer, each party features live music, Viking-era craft demos and pop-up activities, beer samples, kubb tournaments and an outdoor showing of a Viking film at dusk. FIKA will have specialty cocktails and light bites available for purchase. 

Upgrade your experience with an Improv Tour of The Vikings Begin prior to each Lawn Party. Led by The Theater of Public Policy, this intimate, interactive tour allows you to experience the exhibition in new and interesting ways. The tour begins at 5 p.m. and includes a libation. Space is limited. 

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7 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

various park locations

Free
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

For the sixth consecutive summer, CAE presents free Shakespeare in our Twin Cities parks. This year: The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lighthearted comedy we're setting in the colorful mid-1960s

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Papke
June 21 - July 21

Friday, June 21, 7pm: Lake Harriet Rose Gardens (Lyndale Park)
Saturday, June 22, 7pm: Lake of the Isles (Newton Ave. S. and West Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Minneapolis)
Sunday, June 23, 2pm: Grandview Park, South St. Paul
Friday, June 28, 7pm: Matthews Park, Minneapolis
Saturday, June 29, 7pm: Lake of the Isles (Newton Ave. S. and West Lake of the Isles Pkwy)
Sunday, June 30, 7pm: Town Green Park, Maple Grove
Friday, July 5, 7pm: Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St Louis Park
Saturday, June 6, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 7, 7pm: Centennial Lakes Park Amphitheater, Edina
Thursday, July 11, 7pm:  St. Clement's Church, St Paul
Friday, July 12, 7pm:  Como Park (W. Como Blvd & N. Churchill St)
Saturday, July 13, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 14, 2pm: Raspberry Island, St. Paul
Thursday, July 18, 7pm: Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 19, 7pm: Newell Park, St Paul
Saturday, July 20, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 21, 7pm: Loring Park, Minneapolis

Featuring
Clare Boyd, Cody Carlson, Theo Ebarb, Bridget Foy, Lolly Foy, Jacob Hooper, Justin Hooper, Timothy Kelly, Robb Krueger, Kyle Marks, Eli Sibley, Alice Tibbetts, Alan Tilson, Daniel Kristian Vopava, and Joe Wiener

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Come see Annie in Forest Lake

Forest Lake High School
6101 Scandia Trail North Forest Lake, MN 55025

$10 - $15
Call 651-464-5823
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Presented by Masquers Theatre
  • Musical

Show runs Fri-Sun, July 12-28 with a Pay What You Can Preview night on Thursday July 11. 

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musicaltheatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil plans... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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Guys and Dolls

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $78
Call 6123772224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

New York City’s infamous gambler Nathan Detroit has set his sights on the biggest craps game of his career while Adelaide, his fiancée of 14 years, longs for a wedding. Master gambler Sky Masterson woos uptight missionary Sarah Brown despite the obvious problems inherent in their relationship. Gambling in luck and love from Times Square to Havana, this classic musical boasts colorful characters and a brassy score, featuring “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament.” It’s a surefire win.

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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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What Would Crazy Horse Do?

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Turtle Theater Collective
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Turtle Theater Collective is proud to present the regional premiere of “What Would Crazy Horse Do?” written by Larissa FastHorse. FastHorse is an award winning playwright, director and choreographer based in Santa Monica. Larissa co-founded Indigenous Direction, a consulting firm that helps organizations who want to create accurate work by and for Indigenous peoples. Her produced plays include Urban Rez (Cornerstone Theatre Company) Landless (AlterTheater), Average Family (Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis), Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: a Class Presentation (Native Voices at the Autry), Vanishing Point (Eagle Project), Cherokee Family Reunion (Mountainside Theater) and The Thanksgiving Play (Artists Pre and Cap Stage). Larissa was awarded the PEN USA Literary Award for Drama, NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, the UCLA Native American Program Woman of the Year and numerous Ford and NEA Grants. She is a current member of the Playwright’s Union, Director’s Lab West 2015, Theater Communications Group board of directors, Playwright’s Center Core Writers and is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sicangu Lakota Nation.

‘What Would Crazy Horse Do?” is a dark comedy inspired by an actual event. The play is sent on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota, although the tribe is fictional. The play, “is the tale of a single photo and the strange bedfellows it reveals. The Ku Klux Klan and a tribe of Indians joining together for a Pow Wow. What could these two groups find in common ground? This powerful play examines manipulations, genocide, racial purity, hate, love, fear and trauma. It is a play that will challenge your beliefs, stir your emotions and leave you wondering. We thank you for joining us and would like to warn some may find triggering moments and language in this production,” said Brian Joyce, Director.

“I had the honor of being a part of the Minneapolis staged reading of “What Would Crazy Horse Do?” in the spring of 2016 right here at Mixed Blood Theatre. This show more than any other, started so many conversations amongst the audiences who came to see it. I was awestruck by the play’s ability to be funny, severe, dark, hurtful, difficult and ignited a conversation about what we are seeing reflected in our society and how hate is often times allowed to survive. I knew the moment I took part in this reading, I wanted to see this show performed, if only to start a conversation and to remind people to be vigilante, because sometimes the people who speak softly can do more damage to our society than those who shout loudly,” said Ernest Briggs, Artistic Director of Turtle Theater Collective.

Turtle Theater Collective is committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater. In addition to producing Indigenous plays, we center Native bodies and voices by situating them within the broader theatrical canon, providing opportunities for Native artists to grow and play.

Directed by Brian Joyce

Cast: Ernest Briggs, Jei Herald-Zamora, David Rand-McKay, Maretta Zilic

Production crew: Katie Johns (Stage Manager), Mitchell Frazier (Lighting Designer), David Lewis-Frazier (Sound Designer), Barb Portinga (Costume Consultant), Sarah Salisbury (Prop Master), Marisa Carr (Producer), Ernest Briggs (Artistic Director)

 

Performances at Mixed Blood Theatre:

Wednesday, July 10th @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 11th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, July 12th @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 13th @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 14th @ 2pm

Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets in advance, please note walk-up tickets can be purchased by cash only.  Questions about tickets please contact: [email protected]

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Grease

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

$35-$50
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with this original rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Join the Rydell High School class of 1959 including head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski as they try to relive their summer romance along with the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, and the rest of the gang singing their way through such classic hits as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin’” and many more favorites, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley .

  • Directed by Amber Burns
  • Presenting Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management (Bubalo Lawien and Meese Family Wealth Group)
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (ages 25 & under): $25 at the door with valid Student ID the night of a performance only.
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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Ruthless!

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, Minnesota

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Returning by popular demand, "Ruthless" is a hilarious musical that has been an off-broadway smash hit since premiering in 1992, and was a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winner.  This all-female production spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve.  It is the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady! This production features some of the leading ladies of the Twin Cities stage!  This is a show not to be missed!

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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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