Thursday, November 21, 2019

7 pm

Once Upon a Mattress

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

If you thought you knew the story of “The Princess and The Pea,” you may be in for a walloping surprise! This modern interpretation not only puts a twist on the well-known fairy tale but also brings a new perspective to the classic musical comedy. Prince Dauntless hasn’t had any luck finding a bride, until along comes the unconventional Princess Winnifred—but can she pass the test? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking story of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Rating: Some material may not be suitable for young children.

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7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

White Bear Lake High School - North Campus
5045 Division Ave Door A White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Call 651-653-2967
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Presented by White Bear Lake Area High School Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together.

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser for all to enjoy.


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ExperTease Fitness Student Showcases

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Call Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by Minnsky Theatre and ExperTease Fitness
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Come One Come All! Support our emerging artists and join us for an amazing evening of Circus, Pole, Vaudeville and More!

Our newly minted Astounding Aerialists, Beautiful Burlesquers, Breathtaking Bellydancers, Cheeky Chairists, and Perfect Pole Performers will bring you into a world of extravaganza!

Jac Fatale- Headmistress of ExperTease Fitness will host evenings of fun and fabulousness!

Doors Open at 6:30pm- 18+ NO EXCEPTIONS
$15.00 Pre Sale - $20.00 at the Door

This fantastical showcase features group numbers by our graduating classes as well as solos and duets by ExperTease Fitness students and instructors.

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Church & State by Jason Odell Williams

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Select your price! $15/$20/$25. Pay What You Will on Monday, November 11.
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Presented by Segue Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Segue Productions presents

Church & State

by Jason Odell Williams

Directed by Scott Gilbert

November 8-24, 2019

With just days to go in a tight reelection race, Senator Charles Whitmore is rethinking some key positions - which sends campaign manager Alex Klein into damage control mode, and shakes the foundations of the senator's marriage. Praised as "a crackling script" that "leavens... debates with plenty of humor," Church & State is a timely, surprising, and heartfelt play.

"For the first time in a long time, I said exactly what I was thinking, no filter."
"You need to be smart about this, not emotional."
"Can't I be both?"

Moms Demand Action, an organization dedicated to gun violence prevention and safety advocacy, will make information available at all 11 performances, and will participate in a discussion following the November 15 performance.

Church & State is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Additional credits: Lighting by Camille A. Holthaus; Projections by Todd F. Edwards

Photo by Scott Pakudaitis.

Online ticket sales end 4 hours prior to each performance. Tickets are still available at the door!

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The Southern Strategy

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theater
LGM Studio / 2303 Kennedy St NE #120, Minneapolis

Presented by American Civic Forum
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Between the end of the Civil War and 1964, the South was a stronghold of the Democratic Party. With the rise of the civil rights movement, white racial resentment flared—and our political parties shifted. The once-solid South cracked when Republican Barry Goldwater (who opposed the Civil Rights Act) shocked the country when he carried five Southern states in the 1964 presidential election.

Although Goldwater lost in a landslide to Texas Democrat Lyndon Johnson, using white voters’ anger to win votes—“the Southern Strategy”—spread like wildfire across the country. The Southern Strategy dramatically shifted the ideology and demographics our two major political parties and altered the U.S. political landscape in ways that persist today.

Using the words of GOP politicians and strategists verbatim, we trace the history of the Southern Strategy from its inception to 2005, when the Republican Party officially apologized for it.

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Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide - The Brave New Workshop’s 302nd Revue

7:30 pm

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

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

The polar vortex, aggressively enthusiastic Salvation Army bell ringers, and Aunt Marge's fruit cake: we get it. The holiday season is rough. Let Brave New Workshop's naughtier-than-nice guide to surviving all the family foibles and festivities give you that little something extra to make it through.


Written & Performed by: Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Taj Ruler and Tom Reed

Musical Direction by: Jon Pumper

Technical Direction by: Matthew Vichlach

Directed by: Caleb McEwen


Previews:  Nov 1, 2, 5, 6

Opening Night:  Thursday, Nov 7

Show Run:  Nov 7, 2019 - Jan 4, 2019

The show runs weekends and select weekdays. Show times vary. Full schedule at


Tickets & More Info

Tickets $29 - 79 with discounts for previews, students, seniors, groups of 12+ and more

(612) 332-6620

Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 55403

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7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 – $55
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In Regency England, love is a serious game and the Bennet sisters are playing for keeps. The outspoken Lizzy is determined never to marry, but can she resist love, especially when the amusing but mildly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Bold, timely, with a few dance breaks thrown in, playwright Kate Hamill and director Lisa Channer reimagine Jane Austen for today.

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Into the Darkness

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Shakespearean Youth Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Suite #306, St. Paul, MN 55114

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
  • Musical
  • Experimental

A princess, whose radiant beauty blinds all who look upon her, finds the one person willing to submit to her test for suitors: the court fool. A young woman travels east of the sun and west of the moon with the hopes of rescuing her best friend, who has been captured by trolls. Join us for a pairing of dark and dreamy one acts that explore the transformational power of love. Combining performances from actors and puppets with original music, learn if all fairy tales about love really end with “and they lived happily ever after.”

Kayla Dvorak Feld
Anna Hashizume
Leif Jurgensen
Sarah Modena
Steve Modena
Boo Segersin
Mickaylee Shaughnessy
Heather Stone

Production Team
Director, Adapter, Puppet & Costume Designer: David Hanzal
Composer & Lyricist: Dan Dukich
Stage Manager: André Johnson Jr.
Musical Director: Sarah Modena
Assistant Director: Leif Jurgensen
Puppetry Movement Coach: Angela Olson
Choreographer: Justin Leaf
Lighting Designer: Søren Olsen
Sound Designer: Kevin Springer
Polar Bear Puppet Designer: Eva Adderley
Puppet Fabrication Assistance: Katie Kaufmann, Angela Olson & Libby Porter
Box Office: Libby Porter
Producer: Sofia Lindgren Galloway

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Another Miracle on Christmas Lake

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

A goat with the flu, a pregnant lizard, and a lactating Wise Man walk into Yellow Tree Theatre... 

On November 8th, Yellow Tree brings back the super silly sequel to its original smash-hit holiday comedy, Miracle on Christmas Lake, by "Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master" Jessica Lind Peterson. The sequel, which was last seen in 2011, will feature some of the Twin Cities funniest actors including: Four Humors front man Jason Ballweber, 2018 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow Elise Langer, Ryan Nelson of Brave New Workshop, and Neil Skoy, a professional clown who recently appeared in Open Eye Figure Theater’s The Beldenville Troll.

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
by Jessica Lind Peterson
directed by Jason Peterson

A hilarious sequel to the smash hit comedy Miracle on Christmas Lake! Join Martha, Neil and some zany new characters as they try to save their beloved town of Christmas Lake from annexation. A Hollywood location scout arrives, hailing Christmas Lake the perfect spot to film a new adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. Colin and Tess scramble to put on a sparkly pageant that will draw tourists and hilarity ensues. There’s lutefisk and lizards, true love and tater tots, and best of all, unexpected miracles happen. A ridiculous and zany holiday comedy that you don’t want to miss! “One of those rare times when the sequel surpasses the original…The laughs start early and keep going!” – TC Daily Planet 

CAST: Ryan Nelson, Jason Ballweber, Elise Langer, Anna Leverett, Damian Leverett &  Neil Skoy

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369

November 8th – December 29th

Tues. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Wed. Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00pm

Nov. 7th - Nov. 17th 
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $26 | Fri. Sat. $30 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $28

Nov. 19th - Dec. 1st
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $29 | Fri. Sat. $33 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $31

Dec. 2nd - Dec. 29th
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $34 | Fri. Sat. $38 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $36


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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of a roguishly charming Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune, setting out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm... and a dash of murder.  In the midst of Monty's macabre plotting, he also finds himself juggling the affections of two beautiful ladies; one is his married mistress, and the othe is a distant cousin.  The show is beautifully supported by a well crafted score that is both elegant and hilarious.

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what if

what if

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

Call 612-377-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Experimental

what if is the proposition to look at ourselves, our world in different ways. Letting our imaginations take flight and carry us to where we did not think possible. Or didn’t know was there. Or would prefer not to look at. What if we could see through another’s eyes? What would that look like? What if the mirror was held up to nature, but instead of seeing what’s reflected we saw what was inside? What would it say? What if we could? What if we did? So…what if?

From the company that brought you THE PRODIGIOUS LIFE OF CLARA S., SPEECHLESS and REFUGIA. Featuring Sarah Agnew, Steven Epp and Nathan Keepers. Directed by Dominique Serrand.

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A Life of Days

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by nimbus
  • Drama

“Some stories are so remarkable we tell them again and again. Those are the things worth remembering.”

Fearing the unthinkable, a family flees into the wilderness. Fifty years later, park rangers Callie and David stumble across an unbelievable discovery.

While on a survey expedition, they encounter Vira, a woman born and raised in nearly complete isolation. Over the course of several days, they nurture a fragile trust as she shares her extraordinary story. Ultimately, they are faced with an agonizing choice: reveal her existence to a world that she has never known and cannot grasp, or help keep her hidden on a planet that is running out of space for secrets.

What happens when an impossible future collides with an imagined past? A spare and moving examination of a secluded life, and the ripples it makes, even from the depths of a shrinking wilderness.

nimbus’ next journey begins November 9th.

Written by Liz Neerland
Directed by Josh Cragun

Featuring Brid Henry, Delta Giordano, Cate Jackson, Nicholas Nelson, and Gregory Yang
Design by Ursula K. Bowden, Brian Hesser, Emmet Kowler, Rubble&Ash
Stage Managed by Alyssa Thompson

Photo by Emmet Kowler

Saturday, November 9 - 7:30pm Opening Night
Sunday, November 10 - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 14 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 15 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 16 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 17 - 3:00pm
Monday, November 18 - 7:30pm Pay What You Can 
Thursday, November 21 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 22 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 23 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 24 - 3:00pm Closing



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


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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

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.

Tickets are now on sale through March 29. 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

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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