Friday, February 7, 2020

10 am

The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas

10:00 am
Runs 75 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria Street N, St. Paul, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Drama
  • Experimental

A SteppingStone Theatre for Youth World Premiere!

by Ricardo Gamboa

Jimmy is just like every other boy on the block—except he can move things with his mind. It’s a power he hopes can make him rich, famous. So when his mom, who came to Chicago without proper documentation, lets him join little league, Jimmy performs miracles. Pretty soon, people are talking about him as much as they are about the disappearances plaguing the community. But, on his 13th birthday, when his mother also goes missing, Jimmy must learn to use his powers for something else besides cosmic home runs. He teams up with two super-powered siblings who have been avoiding living in shelters to rescue his mom, the other “disappeareds”, and discover who is behind the kidnappings. 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Ricardo Gamboa is an award-winning artist and activist working in his native Chicago and NYC. 

In New York City, he is an alumni of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’ EmergeNYC program, member of the NY Neo-Futurists, and Critical Collaborations Fellow at New York University. In Chicago, he is a member of Free Street Theater and the Southside Ignoramus Quartet, founding adult partner of the Young Fugitives, and creator and host of the live news show and podcast The Hoodoisie. He is the recipient of a MacArthur International Connections Award and Joyce Award amongst others. His current projects include the web-series BRUJOS and the play MEET JUAN(ITO) DOE. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at New York University’s renowned American Studies program. He has worked with over 5,000 young people in the United States and Latin America

Creative Team 

Director - Adrian Lopez-Balbontin

Assistant Director - Kivan Kirk 

 

Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de la Rosas was developed and received workshops with Free Street Theater, 2015 and
2018.

Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de la Rosas is presented by special arrangement with the Robert A. Freedman
Dramatic Agency, Inc.

 

 

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7 pm

THE DOT

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

THE DOT

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

ONE LITTLE DOT MARKS THE BEGINNING

ALL AGES

“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.

CAST

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

DATES & SHOWTIMES

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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Young Frankenstein

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

The Loft Stage
4200 Pioneer Drive Woodbury, MN 55129

$8-22
Call 6123996568
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Presented by WCT
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The electrifying musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film:
It's alive!  will leave you in stitches. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' on the Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment. 

Running over Valentine’s Day weekend, featuring a Sweetheart Package for the perfect Valentine’s Day date!

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Frozen Jr

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$8-$15
Call 6513488578
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Presented by Children's Performing Arts
  • Musical
  • Kids

From the beloved 2013 Academy Award-winning Disney film, this is the timeless tale of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret. Both are searching for love. They just don’t know where to find it.

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The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria Street N, St. Paul, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Drama
  • Experimental

A SteppingStone Theatre for Youth World Premiere!

by Ricardo Gamboa

Jimmy is just like every other boy on the block—except he can move things with his mind. It’s a power he hopes can make him rich, famous. So when his mom, who came to Chicago without proper documentation, lets him join little league, Jimmy performs miracles. Pretty soon, people are talking about him as much as they are about the disappearances plaguing the community. But, on his 13th birthday, when his mother also goes missing, Jimmy must learn to use his powers for something else besides cosmic home runs. He teams up with two super-powered siblings who have been avoiding living in shelters to rescue his mom, the other “disappeareds”, and discover who is behind the kidnappings. 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Ricardo Gamboa is an award-winning artist and activist working in his native Chicago and NYC. 

In New York City, he is an alumni of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’ EmergeNYC program, member of the NY Neo-Futurists, and Critical Collaborations Fellow at New York University. In Chicago, he is a member of Free Street Theater and the Southside Ignoramus Quartet, founding adult partner of the Young Fugitives, and creator and host of the live news show and podcast The Hoodoisie. He is the recipient of a MacArthur International Connections Award and Joyce Award amongst others. His current projects include the web-series BRUJOS and the play MEET JUAN(ITO) DOE. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree at New York University’s renowned American Studies program. He has worked with over 5,000 young people in the United States and Latin America

Creative Team 

Director - Adrian Lopez-Balbontin

Assistant Director - Kivan Kirk 

 

Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de la Rosas was developed and received workshops with Free Street Theater, 2015 and
2018.

Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de la Rosas is presented by special arrangement with the Robert A. Freedman
Dramatic Agency, Inc.

 

 

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Steel Magnolias

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E. Superior St., Duluth Minnesota, 55802

$30-$40
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Hairspray is flying at Truvy’s beauty shop where the motto is “There is no such thing as natural beauty.”

Over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip, needle, and support each other through thick and thin from weddings and divorces to babies and funerals. And they do it all with grace, determination, and perfectly coiffed hair.

This love story of six friends is pinned full of humor, heart, and enduring friendship.

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The Ugly One

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Theatre
506 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN

$10 - $38
Call 6123750300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Lette is a great guy. But his wife and his boss think he’s unspeakably ugly. (If only they had told him sooner!) Shocked to realize just how hideous he is, Lette goes to a plastic surgeon for a total facial overhaul. Suddenly everyone wants his face, literally. But whose face is it really? An absurd comedy of identity, appearance, and individuality.

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'Til Death: A Marriage Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave., Saint Paul, MN

$20-$27
Call 612-547-9839
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Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The musical comedy that topped @visitsaintpaul list of of “best spots in Saint Paul to cozy up for Valentine’s” returns for a 6th season at Art House North! Hailed as “touchingly beautiful… heartrending and hilarious” (Say Entirely) the show has become a Twin Cities Valentine's tradition. Cupcakes from Brake Bread and coffee included! ALSO! Michael Pearce Donley (of Triple Espresso fame) will performing love songs by request whilst you enjoy your dessert!

Book by Jeremiah Gamble
Music and Lyrics by Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble
Original staging by Joy Donley
Direction by Elizabeth Efteland
Music Arranged/Accompaniment by Michael Pearce Donley

Featuring the theatrical and marital talents of two real-life-married couples– Jeremiah & Vanessa Gamble as Ethan and Olivia, and Damian and Anna Leverett as Leslie and Freddie

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Noura

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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Daddy Long Legs

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

$28-$36
Call 612-440-6681
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Minneapolis Musical Theatre heads across the river to St. Paul to produce “Daddy Long Legs” at the Historic James J. Hill House on Summit Avenue. “Daddy Long Legs” features music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and a book by John Caird (both nominated for Tony Awards in 2001 for their work on “Jane Eyre”) and is based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster. This charming two person chamber musical follows Jerusha Abbott, who has grown up in an orphanage but is sent to college by a mysterious benefactor so she may learn to be a writer. Along the way, she emerges as a fiercely independent, intelligent “New Woman.” Amanda Weis, who last worked with MMT as Music Director for the smash hit “High Fidelity” at The Electric Fetus in 2018 will be directing the production. The James J. Hill House will provide the perfect, period-appropriate, intimate setting for this unique turn-of-the-century love story. Tickets on sale now at aboutmmt.org.
 

CAST
Maddie J. Olsem as Jerusha Abbott
Chris Paulson as Jervis Pendleton
Featured Understudies:
Sarah DeYong
Andrew Newman

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director – Amanda Weis
Music Director – Jean Orbison Van Heel
Stage Manager – Miranda Shunkwiler
Lighting Designer – Grace Barnstead
Sound Designer – Abe Gabor
Prop Designer – Sara Kessler
Costume Designer - A. Emily Heaney

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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

$30-$40
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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Cabal

7:30 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.

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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MEDEA by Seneca from Shadow Horse Theatre Image

MEDEA by Seneca

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

  • Opening night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North Crystal, Minnesota 55422

$0-$12
Call (714) 342-0539
Buy tickets online

Presented by Shadow Horse Theatre LLC
  • Drama

Shadow Horse Theatre, LLC returns with its first mainstage performance in three years to bring this Classical Roman tragedy based on Greek myths to life. MEDEA is Seneca The Younger's most recognized work based off Euripides original in Ancient Greek, and one of the greatest classical tragedies of all time. Directed by Shadow Horse company member/co-owner and executive producer, Matt Kelly. 
 

Starring:
Kirstin Nelson - Medea
Shad Cooper - Jason
James Michael Zappa - Nurse
Laini Devin - Chorus, Messenger, & Child
Stephen Houtz - Chorus & Creon
Cat McMahan - Chorus & Child

Director: Matt Kelly
Stage Manager: Erin Green Vita
Lights: Peter Gustafson
Sound Design: James Allen Graham
Costumes: Barb Portinga
Dramaturg: Mara Clark

Pay-What-You-Can & Post Show Discussion, Wed. 2/12/20.

Tickets on Eventbrite
General Admission-$15
Student/Senior/Veteran/ Minnesota Fringe Discount: $10
2 COMPS Available Every Night. 
Pay-What-You-Can & Post Show Discussion Wed 2/12/20 

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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

AREA PREMIERE

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
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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Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop

8:00 pm

  • Opening night

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

$30 - $36
Call (612)-332-6620
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

The Brave New Workshop is all-in on throwback humor with its latest production, Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop. The renowned comedy theatre is bringing back all its best and brightest material, its most hilarious sketches, along with a few one-off weird ones from yesteryear. So, no matter how you remember the 2010s (a walk down memory pain, or full of raucous laughter), Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop is just the ticket to welcome in the brave new decade.

 

Written & Performed by: Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott and Taj Ruler

Musical Direction by: Jon Pumper

Technical Direction by: Matthew Vichlach

Directed by: Caleb McEwen

 

5 Previews:  Jan 30 & 31 Feb 1, 5, 6

Opening Night:  Friday, Feb 7

Show Run:  Feb 7, 2020 – May 23, 2020

The show runs weekends and select weekdays. Show times vary. Full schedule at https://www.bravenewworkshop.com/theatre/show-calendar/.

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