Thursday, July 18, 2019

7 pm

Hot Dog Daze (Not Your Grandma's Nostalgia!)

7:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Presented by Interact Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Mark your calendars for Hot Dog Daze, a look at those nutty 1950's telethons as seen through Interact Theater's own special fun house mirror. Relive those nostalgic days when cool bomb shelters were all the rage. Go ahead and ask it - were the good old days really all that good?  Hot Dog Daze comes to you courtesy of Interact's 40+ actors with and without disabilities, Directed by James Lekatz and Heather Bunch, original music by award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel combined with choreography by Kymani Kahlil and the talents of side-splitting emcees, Brave New Workshop veteran Shanan Custer, and Blackout Improv founding member Kory LaQuess Pullam.  After the show, keep it going with a drink and a hot dog.  A Minnesota summer won't last long, so grab some while you can!

All performances: Doors open at 6:30 pm for evening show and 12:30 pm for matinees. Two matinee shows will be available at 1pm on Saturdays 7/20 and 2/27.

This show is recommended for ages 13+. Some adult language.

Parking is available on the street and in the lot across from the Lab Theater, but please arrive early as parking is limited.

ASL/AD is offered on the following dates/times:
7/18 7pm
7/20 1pm
7/25 7pm

ASL for all three of these dates is Sara Corliss and Tammy Hansen
AD for 7/18 and 7/20 is Laurie Pape Hadley
AD for 7/25 is Rick Jacobson

Pop-Up Shop every show with art and gifts from 70 Interact Artists!

You are invited to request accommodations. Please reach out to Kate at [email protected] or 651-209-3575 with your needs or any questions.

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Big Fish

7:00 pm

Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan, MN 55123

Call 651-683-6964
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Presented by Eagan Summer Community Theatre
  • Musical

This summer, Eagan Summer Community Theatre invites you to the musical spectacular Big Fish! Come prepared for tales of witches, giants, and mermaids, and a fantastically moving story about family and growing up.

July 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20. 24, 25, 26, & 27 at 7:00 p.m.
July 14 and 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Free senior citizen preview: July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Seating is general admission. No reservation is necessary. 

Ticket sales go live Friday, June 14. Order from the Eagan High School box office either online or by phone.


PRODUCER  Dr. Polly Reikowski
DIRECTOR  Jodene Wartman
STAGE MANAGER  Rachael Norton
CHOREOGRAPHER  Megan Kelly Hubble
COSTUME DESIGNER  Suzanna Schneider
PROP DESIGNER  Joshua Hamness
SCENIC ARTIST  Angelique Powers


EDWARD BLOOM  Quinn Forest Masterson
WILL BLOOM  Ryan Niedenthal
YOUNG WILL  Everett Parker
KARL  Ryan Huling
DON PRICE  Josh Mathiowetz
THE WITCH  McKenna Barker
JENNY HILL  Meghan Hayes
MERMAID  Johanna Engebrettson
ZACKY PRICE  Cooper Swanson
FISHERMAN  Caleb Hustedde

HUNTER  David Alseth
BARBER  Rich Brown
RED FANG  Steve Xiaaj
LITTLE GIRL  Dani Fraher
BAKER  Katherine Brown
GROCER  James Eiden
AERIALIST  Taylor Wentworth

LITTLE LAMBS  Maddie Sell, Olivia Sell, Emma Sell, Beth Ryan, Kaitlyn McLellan
FAMILY  Anne Estes, Evelyn Gore, James Eiden
NURSES  Cami Sharratt, Morgan Abel
TEACHER/PUPIL  Karen Van Siche, Evelyn Gore, Amber Brown
CHEERLEADERS  Omalara Aguda, Emily Afdahl, Kayla Faulkner, Lizzie Grey, Anna Dale
COLLEGE CO-EDS  David Alseth, Timmy Lyne, Finn Wallace
SORORITY CO-EDS  Morgan Abel, Hannah Johnson, Cami Sharratt, Mara Currens, Carrie Dierkes, Kaitlyn McLellan
SPECIALTY DANCERS (WITCHES)  Emily Roth, Emma Sell, Olivia Sell, Maddie Sell, Mara Currens, Anna Dale, Beth Ryan, McKenzie Thelen, Morgan Abel, Kayla Faulkner, Omolara Aguda, Meg Forse, Hannah Johnson
SPECIALTY DANCERS (USO TAP)  Emily Afdahl, Beth Ryan, Emma Sell, Maddie Sell, Olivia Sell, Lizzie Grey, Anna Dale, Annie Estes, Emily Roth, Cooper Swanson, Caleb Hustedde
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS  Steve Ziaaj, Hann Paulson, Ashlyn Cox, Jackson Henry, James Eiden, Rich Brown, Taylor Wentworth, Brady Amundsen, Kevin Tran, Amber Brown, Danielle Faher, Evelyn Gore, Kathleen Brown, Cami Sharratt, Caleb Hustedde, Timmy Lyne, David Alseth, Cooper Swanson, Karen Van Sich, Nick Lane, Carrie Dierkes, Finn Wallace

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

various park locations

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

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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Legally Blonde The Musical

7:00 pm

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

Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Nell Benjamin & Laurence O'Keefe
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture
Directed by Ben Thietje

Music Direction by Anthony J. Sofie
Choreography by Lauri Kraft

Based on the well-loved movie, this high-energy musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

After sorority president Elle is dumped by her boyfriend Warner for Harvard Law School and a more serious girlfriend, she decides she will do anything to win him back, even if it means going to Harvard Law herself. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. But, with the help of her sorority sisters and one really cute teaching assistant—Elle defies expectations and beats her adversaries at their own game, all while staying true to her fabulous self.

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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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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Rich Remedios, performing June 28 - July 20, 2019, all 7:30pm showings at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

From Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Martin McDonaugh, screen writer of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri., Seven Psychopaths, and In Bruges and playwright of The Beauty Queen of Lennane, Lonesome West, and The Lieutenant of Innishmore comes a darkly comedic masterpiece The Pillowman. In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian Katurian, a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door waits Katurian’s brother with special needs, Michal. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories of gruesome plots about child murder and torture seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area.

Awarded the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards, this brutal dark comedy poses unanswerable questions: How can art both offer hope and inspire unspeakable atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy.

Incorporating the use of shadow puppetry interacting with live actors, two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of The Pillowman is a can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.


The Pillowman preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, 6/26, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)


The Pillowman performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Fri 6/28, Sat 6/29, Mon 7/1

Fri 7/5, Sat 7/6, Mon 7/8

Fri 7/12, Sat 7/13, Mon 7/15

Thu 7/18, Fri 7/19, Sat 7/20

(Mondays, July 1 and 8 are pay-what-you-can performances)



KATURIAN - Corey DiNardo, MICHAL - Song Kim, TUPOLSKI - Tyler Stamm, ARIEL - James Napoleon Stone, GIRL - Meghan Gobler


DIRECTOR - Rich Remedios, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER - Alexandra Pozniak, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, SOUND DESIGNER - Matt Clarke


WARNING: This show includes graphic violence, elements of torture, disturbing adult content, flashing lights, and simulated gun use.


The show will run approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes with intermission. Free street parking is available.

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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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Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Follow our intrepid heroes (Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler) as they prepare for epic battle against the most dangerous enemy of all:  SHAME.  Can they survive cancel culture, social media, and the self-loathing that accompanies just being Minnesotan?  Join the guilt-trip of a lifetime at the BNW’s hilarious and all-new sketch comedy show, Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

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Samuel J & K

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street Annex Building Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Samuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom

Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari

Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name.

Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood.

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Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb

7:30 pm

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 Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time – Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient. Austene Van directs the Twin Cities Premiere of Christie’s three mysteries.

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8 pm

HAIR: the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

8:00 pm
Runs 95 minutes

  • Opening night

The Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Presented by The Performing Institute of Minnesota
  • Musical

Come see this iconic 1968 musical performed by the Emerging Professionals Company! Hair encapsulates an era fueled by the unbridled energy, passion, anger, and love of a generation uniting for peace.

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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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