Friday, July 26, 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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6 pm

Hot Dog Daze

6:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Lab Theater
700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$22-10-5
Call (612) 333-7977
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lab Theater and Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hot Dog Daze comes to you courtesy of Interact's 40+ actors with and without disabilities. It is co-directed by James Lekatz and Heather Bunch, with original music by award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel, combined with choreography by Kymani Kahlil. Special guests include the side-splitting emcees, Shanan Custer (Brave New Workshop veteran) and Kory LaQuess Pullam (Underdog Theater’s Artistic Director). Plus, a Pop-Up Shop at every show will feature art and gifts from 70 Interact Visual Artists!

 

Best of all? The original story lines and songs of Hot Dog Daze were created by Interact cast members! Both are expertly crafted into what Director Lekatz calls “your classic, breezy summer musical that also happens to spoof the telethons and variety talent shows of an age long gone that also asks, ‘Were those good ‘ol days really that good’?!”

 

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7 pm

Big Fish

7:00 pm

Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan, MN 55123

$10-$15
Call 651-683-6964
Buy tickets online

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.

PRODUCTION TEAM

PRODUCER  Dr. Polly Reikowski
DIRECTOR  Jodene Wartman
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  John Ratzlaff
STAGE MANAGER  Rachael Norton
VOCAL DIRECTOR  Jim Cox
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR  Brett Benson
CHOREOGRAPHER  Megan Kelly Hubble
ASST. CHOREOGRAPHER  Emily Roth
COSTUME DESIGNER  Suzanna Schneider
PROJECTION DESIGNER  Jackson Cobb
PROP DESIGNER  Joshua Hamness
SCENIC ARTIST  Angelique Powers
MASTER CARPENTER  Jay Beal

CAST

EDWARD BLOOM  Quinn Forest Masterson
WILL BLOOM  Ryan Niedenthal
SANDY TEMPLETON  Katie Anderson
YOUNG WILL  Everett Parker
JOSEPHINE BLOOM  Sam Hull
KARL  Ryan Huling
AMOS CALLOWAY  Ben Habegger
DON PRICE  Josh Mathiowetz
THE WITCH  McKenna Barker
JENNY HILL  Meghan Hayes
MERMAID  Johanna Engebrettson
DR. BENNETT/JUDGE  Dan Stephans
ZACKY PRICE  Cooper Swanson
MAYOR/GENERAL  Nick Lane
FISHERMAN  Caleb Hustedde

HUNTER  David Alseth
BARBER  Rich Brown
SHARE CROPPER  Kevin Tran
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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Come see Annie in Forest Lake

7:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

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

$10 - $15
Call 651-464-5823
Buy tickets online

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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The Little Mermaid JR.

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

$3-$5

Presented by Curtain Up Theatre Camp
  • Musical
  • Kids

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Curtain Up Theatre Camp's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid JR! This show is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

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SISTERS OF SWING: The Story of the Andrews Sisters

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East, Maplewood, MN 55109

$10 - $30
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Maplewood Area Historical Society
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Maplewood Area Historical Society is on a mission to make its historic barn a professional summertime theatre venue. In July they embark on their third annual summer show, and this time it’s SISTERS OF SWING: The Story of the Andrews Sisters, written by Minnesota playwrights Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage. The story follows Minnesota-born sisters LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews as they began their recording career in the ‘30s, rose to stardom entertaining American GIs in WWII, and walked a winding path to success which gained them more top 10 hits than the Beatles. The show includes over 20 crowd-pleasing hit songs such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” Joy Donley, the show’s director, is also part-time operations director for the Society. She is excited about creating space to interact with Minnesota history through theatre. “History is sometimes a hard-sell,” she says, “but theatre gives history breath and skin,” she says.

Added features at this event include:

  • Swing dances (including an instructor) after the Saturday night performances
  • An exhibition of Andrews Sisters memorabilia and World War II artifacts
  • USO “Stage Door Canteen”-inspired concessions
  • Audio-described performance on July 20th
  • Pre-show scavenger hunt and lawn games
  • Ticket discounts for young adults, ages 13-24

The cast features Haley Haupt (Patty), Sarah DeYong (Maxene), Claire Repp (LaVerne), Greg Eiden (Various roles including Bing Crosby), and Michael Pearce Donley (Vic Shoen). The band features Christopher Erickson (string bass), Adam Gauger (drums) and is led by Michael Pearce Donley (piano). The creative team includes Joy Donley (director), Michael Pearce Donley (musical director), Meg Zauner (choreographer), Diane Beal (costume design), Nathan Farley (set and props design) and Sarah D. Pierucki (lighting design and stage manager). Grace Dunavan is the stage hand and will be appearing as “Rosie the Riveter.” The show is written by Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage, based on an idea by Ron Peluso, with musical arrangements and continuity by Raymond Berg.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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    The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

    7:00 pm
    Runs 110 minutes

    Outdoor Theatre Complex, Century College West Campus
    3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    $15.00-$20.00
    Call 6517795818

    Presented by Shakespeare & Company
    • Comedy

    At the start of the play, young Proteus only has eyes for Julia. However, on a trip to Milan, one look at the cool and confident Silvia changes everything. Now Proteus is head-over-heels with his best friend’s girl, but Julia is determined not to fade into the background. Competitive wooers, a cross-dressing heroine, and a nighttime escape make this, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, a fun adventure for all audiences. (Tickets available at the ticket booth prior to performance/No reservation necessary).  Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper to the performance.  

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    Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA at Stages Theatre Company

    Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

    7:00 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

    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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    All Shook Up!

    7:00 pm

    • Opening night

    White Bear Lake Community Players Theater
    4855 Bloom Ave, Door G White Bear Lake, MN 55110

    $10-13

    Presented by White Bear Lake Community Players Theatre
    • Comedy
    • Musical

    Inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows a small Midwestern town that is thrown into a frenzy with the arrival of Chad, a good-looking, motorcycle-riding roustabout, who rides from town to town with a guitar on his back, blue suede shoes on his feet, and a song in his heart. Repressed by their  mayor, the town begins to come alive once more under Chad’s influence. Lovers meet, woo, pursue, and more, all in one zany night that will change the town forever. 

    All Shook Up is a rocking, heartwarming tale about following dreams, opening up to love, and the power of music.

     

    Music from the legendary tunes of Elvis Presley

    Book: Joe DiPietro

    (Theatrical Rights Worldwide)

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    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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    The Music Man

    7:00 pm
    Runs 120 minutes

    Westonka Performing Arts Center
    5905 Sunnyfield Rd E Mound, MN 55364

    Presented by Westonka Community Theatre
    • Musical

    Westonka Community Theatre presents Meredith Wilson's The Music Man.  When con man Harold Hill comes to River City, IA, he plans to steal money from the local community with a boys band scam, but instead steals the hearts of the town and the local librarian, Marian Paroo.  This classic musical showcases the talents of actors of all ages in the Westonka community.

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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
    Buy tickets online

    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

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

    $20 - $60
    Call 651.291.7005
    Buy tickets online

    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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    Stinkers

    7:30 pm

    Jungle Theater
    2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

    $37 - $47
    Call 612.822.7063
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by Jungle Theater
    • Comedy
    • Storytelling

    JULY 20 - AUGUST 18, 2019

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

    by Josh Tobiessen
    directed by Sarah Rasmussen

    Two adorable kids? Check. One stay-at-home dad? Check. One felonious Meemaw? Check. This season reunites the much-loved writer/director team from our 2017 hit Lone Star Spirits, Josh Tobiessen and Sarah Rasmussen. Joining them is local favorite Sally Wingert, returning to the Jungle after almost 15 years. This exceptional creative team will brilliantly capture the humanity of parenting and the complexity of life’s balances.

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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
    Buy tickets online

    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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    The Light in the Piazza

    7:30 pm
    Runs 120 minutes

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

    $15-$20
    Call 9524015898
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by Minnetonka Theatre Student Summer Stock
    • Musical

    Book by Craig Lucas, Music & Lyrics by Adam Guettel

    Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara in the summer of 1953. While sightseeing, Clara, a beautiful sheltered young woman, meets Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine. This brief encounter, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between them. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As the story unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.

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    Critical Strike Nerdlesque Festival - 3rd Annual

    7:30 pm
    Runs 120 minutes

    Minnsky Theatre
    1517 Central Ave NE

    $20-$40
    Call 612-930-1517
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by The ExperTeasers and Au Naturale 20
    • Comedy
    • Cabaret/variety

    Welcome to the 3nd Annual Critical Strike Nerdlesque Festival!
    Presented by Minnsky Theatre and Au Naturale 20

    You will roll a 20 with this Burlesque, Aerial, Pole, and Cabaret extravaganza! We’re setting phasers to stunning as the best Vaudeville talent takes the stage to showcase, explore and celebrate the nerdy side of performance fandom! 18+ - 6:30 Doors 7:30 Start

    Friday Night: See an exhilarating exhibition of nerdy splendor! We will be bringing to the silliest and sexiest Nerdlesque entertainment for your viewing pleasure. Also partake in the audience costume competition! Win a gift package and bragging rights for life!

    Saturday Night: See 10 competitors in two categories battle it out in the fight to rule the galaxy as the Quantum Queen/King/Monarch of 2019! 

     

    HEADLINERS 

    Emerald Eve- The Pint Sized Provocateur will be slaying the stage as our Burlesque Headliner!

    A Twin cities based performer and member of The Vigilantease Collective, Emerald Eve heel clicked her way into the burlesque scene by winning the Nudie Nubies' 2017 Ultimate Reveal Championship. While she may be pocket sized and compact, this fierce femme feminist is bursting through the patriarchy with her colorful personality and energetic performances.

    Nick Magic Hodge- The Wheelin and Dealin Magic Feeling will make your head spin as our Circus Headliner

    This nationally traveling entertainer has graced the stages across the US! Having placed 1st at the 2019 USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation’s National Competition and 5th at the 2018 IRV Wheel Gymnastics World Championship this circus stud will leave you wondering what is that magic feeling? 

    SPECIAL GUEST

    Harley Synn- the 2018 Quantum Monarch and Nerdlesque Champion

    Putting the Pan in Pandemonium, this performer is a resident of Minnsky Theatre and member of the award winning parody troupe the Wicked Wenches Cabaret, the ExperTeasers and Minnsky Players. Traveling all over the country, this gender bending cartoon come to life wants you to know synning is winning. They are the producer of the monthly Nerdlesque show Au Naturale 20 and co-producer of this year's festival. 

    FEATURING

    The Nationally Touring Vaudeville Troupe- The Experteasers  
    Fire Dancing Duo- 2 On Point  
    The POLEfessinal Performance Group- The ChromAtics

    Join us for an out of this world show, photobooth, local craft brews, and an unforgettable adventure!

    Hosted By
    Jac Fatale - Head Mistress of Minnsky Theatre
    Tifdynamite Co-Producer of the Wicked Wenches Cabaret

     

     

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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
    Buy tickets online

    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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    SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS

    7:30 pm
    Runs 90 minutes

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

    $15
    Call (612) 874-6338
    Buy tickets online

    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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    42nd Street

    7:30 pm

    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
    345 Washington Street

    $111-34, subject to change
    Call 6512244222
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
    • Musical

    Come and hear the brand new beat. This classic tale of wide-eyed Peggy Sawyer dreaming of tapping her way to Broadway will knock you off your feet. Reimagined for a 21st century audience, we’ll feature local talent, masterful dancing, and funk-jazz orchestrations of hit songs like “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and of course, its title track. Come and hear the brand new beat on 42nd Street!

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    Disney & Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins

    7:30 pm
    Runs 180 minutes

    Maple Grove Senior High Auditorium
    9800 Fernbrook Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

    Presented by Cross Community Players
    • Musical
    • Kids

    The undisputed Disney classic lands on the CCP stage this summer! This practically perfect version of Mary Poppins will capture your heart in a whole new way! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins includes all of your favorite songs from the movie along with several new works created for the stage. The book was adapted for the stage by Julien Fellowes of Downton Abby fame.

    Original Music and Lyrics by
    Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
    Book by
    Julian Fellowes
    New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
    George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
    Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film
    Originally produced on Broadway by
    Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatrical Productions

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    The Music Man

    7:30 pm
    Runs 150 minutes

    Performing Arts Center at Buffalo High School
    877 Bison Blvd. Buffalo, MN 55313

    $8- $16
    Call 612-404-0228
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
    • Comedy
    • Musical

     The Music Man is all-American, family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation!

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    Legally Blonde The Musical

    7:30 pm

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

    $32-$35
    Call (763) 422-1838
    Buy tickets online

    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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    Cabal

    7:30 pm
    Runs 90 minutes

    The White Stag Lodge
    2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

    $45
    Call 612-375-0300
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
    • Drama

    Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

    Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

    A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

    Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

    Running July 11 - December 31. Tickets are now on sale through September. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

    Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

    Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

    Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

    More questions? Read our FAQ!

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    8 pm

    HAIR: the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

    8:00 pm
    Runs 95 minutes

    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
    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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    Hot Dog Daze

    8:00 pm
    Runs 60 minutes

    Lab Theater
    700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

    $22-10-5
    Call (612) 333-7977
    Buy tickets online

    Presented by Lab Theater and Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts
    • Comedy
    • Musical

    Hot Dog Daze comes to you courtesy of Interact's 40+ actors with and without disabilities. It is co-directed by James Lekatz and Heather Bunch, with original music by award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel, combined with choreography by Kymani Kahlil. Special guests include the side-splitting emcees, Shanan Custer (Brave New Workshop veteran) and Kory LaQuess Pullam (Underdog Theater’s Artistic Director). Plus, a Pop-Up Shop at every show will feature art and gifts from 70 Interact Visual Artists!

     

    Best of all? The original story lines and songs of Hot Dog Daze were created by Interact cast members! Both are expertly crafted into what Director Lekatz calls “your classic, breezy summer musical that also happens to spoof the telethons and variety talent shows of an age long gone that also asks, ‘Were those good ‘ol days really that good’?!”

     

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    Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

    8:00 pm
    Runs 90 minutes

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

    $25-$36
    Call 612-332-6620
    Buy tickets online

    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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