Friday, January 24, 2020

7 pm


7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Dance


January 17, 2020 thru February 17, 2020

Based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds
© 2003 by Peter H. Reynolds
Originally published by Candlewick Press
Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.

 2018 Children’s Literature Award Author
 Christopher Award Winning Book



“Just make a dot and see where it takes you.” When Vashti’s teacher asks her to draw a picture, Vashti insists she’s not an artist and makes an angry dot to prove her point. But when Vashti’s teacher frames her dot and hangs it up, Vashti is sent on a surprising journey of self-discovery. This charming fable about the power of the creative spirit comes to life through music and dance this winter with our continuing collaboration with Escalate Dance.


Faith Barrett (Dance Ensemble), Anika Christy Benz (Dance Ensemble), Annabel Benz (Dance Ensemble), Rylie Benz (Dance Ensemble & Vashti Understudy), Georgia Blando (Dance Ensemble), Joseph Blando (Dance Ensemble), Dorian Brooke (Teacher), Marie Chouinard (Dance Ensemble), Sofia Chow (Dance Ensemble), Maggie Cronan (Dance Ensemble), Anna Hanson (Dance Ensemble), Amilia Hinck (Dance Ensemble), Abby Horter (Dance Ensemble), Emily Huggett (Vashti), Paige Johander (Dance Ensemble), Reece Johander (Dance Ensemble), Andria Johnson (Dance Ensemble), Alexa Krienke (Dance Ensemble), Annaliese Leab (Dance Ensemble), Hayley Mullins (Dance Ensemble), Ali Norton (Dance Ensemble), Ashley Osness (Dance Ensemble), Kate Ross (Dance Ensemble), Cecilia Samadani (Dance Ensemble), Mira Samadani (Dance Ensemble), Jon Schumacher (Little Boy), Mia Towne (Dance Ensemble), Julia Foster Warder (Dance Ensemble), Evie Wright (Dance Ensemble)

The Creative & Production Team includes: Artistic Director STC & Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett, Artistic Director Escalate & Director:  Ann Marie Omeish, Playwright: Jennifer Kirkeby, Composer: James Lekatz, Choreographers: Anna Esposito, Katie Schlosser, Tammi LeMire-Iverson, and Ann Marie Omeish, Props Designer: Marc Berg, Video Designer: Cody R Braudt, Music Director: Sarah Hohenstein Burk, Set Designer: Tiffany Fier, Technical Director: Jim Hibbeler, Costume Supervisor: Christa Ludwig, Costume & Make Up Designer: Brandi Mans, Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges, Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager: Katie Sondrol, First Job in the Arts Apprentice: Clare Judge


Fri 1/17/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 1/18/2020 – 1:00 PM
Sun 1/19/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM * ( * Pay What You Can Performance )
Mon 1/20/2020 – 10:00 AM

Wed 1/22/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 1/23/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 1/24/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 1/25/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 1/26/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 1/29/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 1/30/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 1/31/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 2/1/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sun 2/2/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 2/5/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 2/6/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 2/7/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 2/8/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Sun 2/9/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 2/12/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 2/13/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 2/14/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 2/15/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Sun 2/16/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Mon 2/17/2020 – 10:00 AM

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Becky shaw

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 177, Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

By Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Ellen Fenster

"a ferociously funny comedy of outrageously bad manners" - Mail on Sunday

Maybe a blind date, dropped into the middle of some really complicated relationships, with people who may or may not be all they appear to be, isn't the best idea....

When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy erupt in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.

"It's been a while since we've seen a bona fide femme fatale onstage-That's why BECKY SHAW seems retro and fresh at the same time." - DC Theatre Scene

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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

It’s Christmas Eve in New York City, and Noura — a newly minted U.S. citizen — is preparing to host an Iraqi meal and growing more homesick by the minute. Her husband and son have fully embraced their American names and identities, but Noura feels restless and displaced. Even so, she eagerly welcomes her dinner guests until secrets are revealed and the evening begins to unravel. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, this brilliant new play is a poignant exploration of motherhood, marriage and identity in modern America.

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OperaTease: Babes on Broadway

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Call Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by Journey North Opera Company and Minnsky Theatre
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

OperaTease is back this January with more fanciful fusion of arts and music like you've never seen before, this time with a Broadway twist!

Journey North Opera Company and Minnsky Theatre present:
OperaTease: Babes on Broadway, an opera improv cabaret!

Experience this captivating evening with the exquisite voices of Journey North Opera Company as your favorite Broadway ballads are brought to life through the accompaniment of dance, circus, aerial arts, and cabaret!

OperaTease: Where opera meets ooh la la!

Minnsky Theatre is located at 1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Free parking is located in the front and side lots.

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Grey Rock

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9 - $32
Call (612) 377-2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama


Set in present day and reflecting on the first moon landing in 1969, Grey Rock tells the story of an ordinary man in a small West Bank village determined to go to the moon. The play addresses the chaos that ensues within his family as he builds a space rocket in his shed. Through Grey Rock, Zuabi creates a humorous, fantastical exploration of the inalienable right to dream and how American culture has permeated and influenced Palestinian culture. The piece will be performed in English by a five-member cast from across Palestine, including internationally known actor Khalifa Natour.

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Open Eye Theatre

Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Storytelling

Storyteller Dovie Thomason draws on her Indigenous ancestry to weave an epic story that deconstructs the phenomenon of Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1880s traveling pageant “The Wild West: A History Lesson,” which attracted millions and affected perceptions of history to the present day. More than a century later, Thomason challenges the settler colonial perspective of what Cody called “The Drama of Civilization—The Wild West.” 

In her insightful, wise and unsparing performance, Thomason brings 50 years of historical research as an Indigenous storyteller to subvert the phenomenon of Cody’s spectacle, which depicted Indians, buffalo, horses, cowboys, cavalry and publicists seeking a “New World to conquer.”

Thomason says, “I believe there's a hunger for stories today that talk about difficult or unspoken things. These stories that were driven by veiled agenda and manufactured as ‘history’ lack relation and connection. We don’t need manipulative one-dimensional tales. We deserve better stories. I'm seeking new plantings of the old seeds that can fulfill the deep hunger in us all.” 

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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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7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Comedy

Struggling artist Brindsley Miller and his fiance Carol are preparing a party to impress both her bombastic father and a millionaire patron of the arts. But, just as they’re ready, the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness. Guests and other visitors arrive but, with no flashlights, candles or lighters, the characters fumble about, slamming into hot radiators, sharp furniture, and each other in this classic one-act comedy by Peter Shaffer (EquusAmadeus).

Directed by Brian Joyce, the cast includes Kendra Alaura, Alison Anderson, Josh Carson, H. William Kirsch, Caitlin Klemencic, Don Larsson, Don Maloney, and Matt Saxe.

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A Flight of Short Musicals

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Join us for one weekend in January for our “short musicals” festival.  We’ll present a flight of a half dozen 10 to 20-minute musicals, with brief intermissions between each to enjoy a flight of your favorite beverage – wine, specialty cocktails or non-alcoholic options!  The musicals will include: 

My Boyfriend is an Alien (and I’m OK with that) by Christine Toy Johnson & Bobby Cronin

The Manifesto by Germaine Shames & Nadav Amir-Himmel 

Der Strunkenwhitenlieder by Scott Guy set to music by Liza Lehmann

Five Minutes by Benjamin Emory Larson and Eric "Pogi" Sumangil

Missing Karma by Timothy Huang 

Plus a few surprises!

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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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Bernarda Alba

7:30 pm

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

Starting at $33
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Drama
  • Musical


Bernarda Alba is a powerful matriarch, who imposes a strict rule on her household following her second husband’s funeral. Bernarda’s five daughters, however, struggle with her cold regime. The girls’ dreams, desires, and the lure of the outside world begin to permeate their isolated existence. Theater Latté Da’s production features a cast of ten of the Twin Cities’ finest women actor-singers.

Directed by Crystal Manich 
Music Direction by Jason Hansen 
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder 

Starring Regina Marie Williams as Bernarda Alba, featuring Kate Beahen, Stephanie Bertumen, Aimee BryantHaley HauptKim KivensMeghan KreidlerNora Montañez, Sara Ochs, and Britta Ollmann 

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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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Out There 2020: Ligia Lewis: Water Will (In Melody)

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place

$26 ($20.80 Walker members)
Call 612-375-7600
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Presented by Walker Art Center
  • Experimental

Walker Commission

“Like the best science fiction, Lewis’s work is most successful in its insistence that the spare can be made spectacular.” —Artforum

Four performers delve into a deconstructed landscape of water in this dark, theatrical meditation on showbiz, the surreal, sensuality, and the end of times. Created by Berlin-based/US choreographer Ligia Lewis, a rising star in Europe’s world of performance, the work quickly departs from gothic melodrama to poetically wrestle with the concept of “will.” Deploying an ingenious movement vocabulary with song, text, and a string of pearls, the performers unpack gender and race, hopelessness and potential, alienation and belonging.

Contains mature content.
Program length: 60 minutes.

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