Friday, February 14, 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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12 pm

The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas

12:30 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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7 pm

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

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

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

Come single, with your partner, or your besties!

From awkward first dates and first loves, through marriage and parenting, through dating profiles and dreaded mothers-in-law, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, is a delightful musical comedy about love in all its messy glory will resonate with millennials and baby boomers alike. It’s a journey that takes on the truths and myths behind that conundrum known as “the relationship.”

Told through quick-take vignettes of many different couples played by four actors, everyone should swipe right on this fresh, off-beat look at what it takes to play the game of love in 2019.

  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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Young Frankenstein

7:00 pm

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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Les Miserables (School Edition)

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$12-$18
Call 952-855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical

In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter.

Performances:
Friday, February 14 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 15 @ 1:00 and 7:00pm
Sunday, February 16 @ 2:00pm
Friday, February 21 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00 and 7:00pm
Sunday, February 23 @ 2:00pm

Tickets:
$18/adults; $12/students

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Frozen Jr

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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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Alma Murder - A Killer Class Reunion

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

  • Closing night

Majestic Oaks Golf Club
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE Ham Lake MN 55304

66.50
Call 763-566-2583

Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

The Alumni of Mellencamp Sr. High have learned that their old Alma Mater is soon to be demolished. To show their school spirit, they’ve decided to throw one last all-class reunion. So get together with long absent friends and classmates. Find out whatever happened to that old flame. Stroll down memory lane, or tear it up on the dance floor. It’s guaranteed to be the party of a lifetime…if you live that long!

The Mystery Cafe dishes out a hilarious comedy caper, where you and your table are invited to solve the crime…all while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal.

Upon arrival, you’ll be seated by members of the cast. Clues are all around, and you’ll also be provided with “Mystery Money,” so you can bribe characters for more information.

The evidence points to one answer, and a prize is awarded to our “Super Sleuth” winner. We also give prizes for the most…shall we say…“creative” answer. Right or wrong, you’ll be laughing all the way to the solution. Whether or not you crack the case, you’ll certainly bust a gut!

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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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'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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DOG LOGIC

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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

Is it a comedy? A drama? An American fable? Well, it’s all of that — and more — because it’s a look into the unique mind of Hertel Daggett, a recluse who lives in a junk pile and talks to dead animals as the owner of an abandoned pet cemetery. But his monologues and philosophical musings are interrupted when a smarmy realtor uses Hertel’s ex-wife and long-lost mother in a plot to develop his beloved cemetery into a shopping mall.

Directed by Miriam Monasch, the cast includes: Ian Fyfield, Meri Golden, Josh Jabas, and Stacey Poirier.

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The Godfather Mario: A Video Game Parody

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$45
Call 612-930-1517
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Presented by Minnsky Theatre and the Wicked Wenches Parody Troupe
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

The Wicked Wenches Parody Troupe Presents: The Godfather Mario!
Join us for a game you can't refuse or else you'll be sleeping with the cheep cheeps, capisce?

The Story
Mario and his brother Luigi are two loyal "plumbers" to the Nintendeone family. Disaster strikes when their beloved Princesses Peach and Daisy are kidnapped! Now they must navigate the dangerous underground world of New Shroom City to rescue their loves before it is too late!

With the help of the seductive La'Toad and the double-crossing Birdo, they investigate Donkey Kong's monopoly on the banana trade, confront the ghostly Queen Boo, and find unlikely allies in the likes of Pac-Man and Sonic on their way to the Big Boss Battle against Bowser The King Koopa to make Mario the Godfather!
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This 8 Bit Amuseical™ incorporates a variety of dance styles including Burlesque, Aerial Arts, Pole Dance, Circus Arts and More!

Cash and Credit for Ticket Purchases and Concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continuing support of Minnsky Theatre and The Wicked Wenches!

18+ as there will be adult themes

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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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Romeo & Juliet

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Glanton Theater at Calvary Church
2608 Blaisdell Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55408

$18 - 42
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Classical Actors Ensemble presents a special, one-night-only Valentine's Day performance of Romeo & Juliet to help support our annual educational touring program. Based on our lauded 2018 summer production, our current tour features many new cast members and a fresh, energetic pacing that plays the star-crossed lovers' tragedy in two hours.

7:30pm, Friday, February 14, 2020
at the Glanton Theater at Calvary Church
2608 Blaisdell Avenue South, Mpls

Tickets: $18 – 42, available at
http://classicalactorsensemble.org/productions/

Featuring
Clare Boyd, Nicholas Brester, Tom Conry*, Nick Elias, Jacob Hooper*, Kyle Marks, Samantha Papke*, Dietrich Poppen*, Dominic Rodgers, Tyler Stamm, Hannah Steblay, Alan Tilson*, Mike Tober, Mason Tyer, Caroline Vodacek, Daniel Kristian Vopava*, Joe Wiener*

and Tech/Design work from
Lolly Foy*, André Johnson Jr.*, Z. Makila, Dietrich Poppen*, David P. Schneider, Miranda Shunkwiler *, and Eli Sibley

Directed by Joseph Papke*

* denotes CAE Core Artist

This year's tours will bring Shakespeare to over 5,000 students at 15 schools across the Twin Cities and greater MN. Ticket sales from the Valentine's Day performance will help offset the tours' expenses which are currently paid for 100% by schools' sliding-scale contributions.

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Daddy Long Legs

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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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Controlled Burn - Queer Performance for a World on Fire

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration.

An intersectional space for queer performers, especially artists of color and with disabilities, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Marcela Michelle and Ondine. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.

February 13-15, 2020 at Phoenix Theater (2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 @ 7:30pm
An evening of performance featuring Stephani Maari Booker, Jasper Rudin Hardin, Hane, snem DeSellier and Maitreyi Rey.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020 @ 7:30pm
An evening of performance featuring Rahila Coats, KOL, Keila Anali Saucedo, Lucy Geach and House of Larva.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 @ 7:30pm
An evening of performance featuring Ryuta Iwashita, Nakita Kirchner, Baki Baki Baki, Johanna Keller Flores and Juleana Enright/Bleak Roses.

Artistic Producer - Marcela Michelle
Managing Producer - Claire Avitabile
Stage Manager - Constance Brevell
Assistant Stage Manager & Lighting Designer - snem DeSellier

Controlled Burn was originally created in 2016 by Patrick’s Cabaret, a queer-led performance art incubator founded in Minneapolis in 1986. When Patrick’s Cabaret completed its sunset in 2018, the organization entrusted the program’s continuation to 20% Theatre Company.

**VENUE IS ACCESSIBLE**
**ASL-INTERPRETATION EVERY NIGHT**
**SINGLE-STALL, ALL-GENDER BATHROOMS ON-SITE**

TICKETS: $5-$25 Sliding Scale - pay what you can in that range!

https://controlledburn.bpt.me

Come early for concessions, good seats, and to find free neighborhood parking in Uptown!

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Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 3rd St. West, Northfield, MN 55057

$12-$17
Call 5076458877
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northfield Arts Guild
  • Comedy

The Northfield Arts Guild and director Marc Robinson present Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor.  This hysterical farce performs Fridays through Sundays, February 14-16 and February 21-23. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, with Sunday matinees at 2pm. All shows are held at the Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.

Set in the 1930s, an opera house is on the verge of disaster when the principal tenor is unable to perform. Still, the show must go on, and the opera managers must scramble to find a replacement tenor before all is lost. With a lively cast of over-the-top characters, slamming doors, and a penchant for mayhem, Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor is an energetic, laugh-filled romp for the whole family.

The cast features Nick Hager as Max, the young man assigned to manage the Italian tenor, played by Bryan Reed with his equally Italian wife played by Laura Schaubschlager. Frank Blomgren plays Saunders, the opera manager working to prevent disaster and Allison Haider performs as Maggie, Saunders’ daughter who is enamored with the star tenor. Tania Legvold and Birch Carlson are brought into the hijinks respectively as Diana and Julia, the leading lady opposite the tenor and the chairperson of the opera, with Greg Muth as the Bellhop determined to have his voice heard as well.

Perfect to shake off the winter blues or to share as a romantic date with a loved one, Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor keeps the laughs coming with hilarious characters and side-splitting physical comedy.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, and can be purchased online, by calling 507-645-8877, or at the Guild, 304 Division Street South. More information and tickets can be found at northfieldartsguild.org/arts/theater/60-carat-theater-season/lend-me-a-tenor/

The 60th Anniversary Theater Season is sponsored by Neuger Communications Group and Engage Print.

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Twelfth Night

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario, finds employment with the handsome Orsino and secretly falls in love with him though Orsino pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

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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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MEDEA by Seneca

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

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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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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Crucial Excursions

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$5 - $25
Call 612-825-0459
Buy tickets online

Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre & Monkeybear's Harmolodic Workshop
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Crucial Excursions
By Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop
Created and directed by Chamindika Wanduragala, Artistic Director

Performers & collaborators: Kallie Melvin, Antoine Martinneau, Chitra Vairavan, Magdalena Kaluza, Andrew Young, Liping Vong, Denise Hanh Huynh, Ty Chapman, Natalia Choi, Lidia Sanguma and Oanh Vu

Crucial Excursions is a series of vignettes following characters who are all searching; for creativity, for inspiration, for purpose, or for something unknown even to them. Watch as the stories of the The Quilter, The Vinyl Collector, The Musician, The Grandmother, The Magician, and The Mother are woven together through textiles, puppetry, music and more in the first-ever collaborative piece by Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop.

Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop supports Native, Black, IPOC in developing creative and technical skills in contemporary puppetry. Through workshops and developmental programs, they create opportunities for artists to create their first works of puppetry and develop further in the form. Learn more at http://www.monkeybear.org/.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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The World Over by Keith Bunin

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Window Theatre
5300 S Robert Trl #400, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$20-$34
Call 6126151515
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Presented by Open Window Theatre
  • Drama

“We’re all of us meant to be heroes”. Join us for the regional premiere of playwright Keith Bunin’s unforgettable tale of adventure, love, loss and redemption. Drawing on a vast array of influences from the Bible, to The Odyssey, to Shakespeare, The World Over masterfully speaks to the original beauty and goodness of the human person, while showing just how far we’ve fallen. At once wholly fantastical and profoundly truthful, Bunin never leaves us without humor or hope in this epic story of a man in search of his home. Adam believes he is the lost prince of Gildoray, but nobody else in the world believes that Gildoray even exists. Adam will journey the world over, battling monsters, enduring shipwrecks, and daring deeds of heroism, to search for his lost kingdom and save his people.

"THE WORLD OVER is exceeding wise: a profound, insightful, thought-provoking examination of the most fundamental aspects of our humanity.” -NYTheatre.com

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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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