Sunday, August 4, 2019

1 pm

Floyd's

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

From two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) comes the world premiere of a razor-sharp, disarmingly vulnerable comedy commissioned by the Guthrie. A truck stop sandwich shop named after its tough-as-nails owner, Floyd’s is more than just a respite for truckers. It’s the first step for its formerly incarcerated employees and their last hope for survival. A motley crew of line cooks forms under Zen Master Montrellous to learn the secret art of making the perfect sandwich.

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Guys and Dolls

1:00 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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Into the Ditch

1:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

  • Opening night

Augsburg Studio Theater
625 22nd Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Foxhill Studios
  • Drama

Drivers crash near a 3-way junction on a rural road.  As their stories are told to the local farmer who pulls them out, their connections to each other are revealed, leading to a critical resolution.

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Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA at Stages Theatre Company

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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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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Second Skin

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
1500 S Washington AveMinneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Playable Artworks
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Erin Olson is a fourth generation medium, a person who talks to spirits. Unfortunately, her recent death has hindered her ability to work. Now she needs an assistant, a conduit to the living world. You're invited to interview for this position. Come along and try your hand at contacting the spirit realm, but know that whether or not the spirits can be put to rest is up to you. This audio-driven, site-specific adventure for a single audience member takes you around the West Bank neighborhood, and is powered by an interactive app.

Second Skin makes you the protagonist in an eerie interactive adventure. Wear comfy shoes, bring your cell phone, and dress for the weather, because your journey will take you away from the safety of the theater. 

NOTE:  Second Skin is part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival's Independent Producer program. Start times listed on the Fringe ticket site are placeholders only. To reserve a slot, you must make a reservation and then sign up for an individual start time. Some tickets will be available at the door— see the FAQ for more info.

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2 pm

Cabal

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$45
Call 612-375-0300
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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 for July and August. 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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Dog Sees God

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391

$10
Call 952-855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Drama

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.

CONTENT WARNING: This show is recommended for older audiences (high school and up) only, due to significant use of profanity, as well as various extremely mature and sensitive topics and subject matter.

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Legally Blonde The Musical

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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

$32-$35
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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Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb

2:00 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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42nd Street

2:00 pm

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street

$111-34, subject to change
Call 6512244222
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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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Stinkers

2:00 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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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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3 pm

Samuel J & K

3:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Closing night

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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4 pm

Chocolate Covered Chicken Wings

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Augsburg University Studio
625 22nd Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Paradox Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

It's Sally's birthday party and she is determined to have the best party ever! But the only person who shows up is her cooler and older best friend, Casey, who moved away. Pranks are played and secrets emerge as Sally and Casey reminisce about their friendship and their best friend, Bruno, while navigating wacky menu items over the loudspeaker and a possibly evil clown. You're all invited! 

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6 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

6:00 pm
Runs 95 minutes

  • Closing night

Outdoor Theatre Complex, Century College West Campus
3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$15.00-$20.00
Call 651-779-5818

Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Comedy

“Well, if my wind were long enough, I would repent.”Falstaff, the man who loves to play tricks on others, becomes the butt of ridicule when he attempts to con the two merry wives, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, out of some cash. The pair manage to outwit Falstaff and, along the way, teach the jealous Mr. Ford a lesson. The Merry Wives of Windsoris truly a positive statement about love, marriage, trust and family, with a feminist twist. “Wives may be merry and yet honest too.” (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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Mamma Mia!

6:30 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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7 pm

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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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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8 pm

#OrdinaryHeroes at MN fringe

8:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Minneapolis Ballet Dancers
  • Dance

MBD takes center stage at the Ritz and treats you to an intimate experience of the dancers' stunning physicality and dynamic abilities. Multiple dance works draw together contemporary and classical ballet in this delightful program that pays tribute to everyday ordinary heroes.

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