Saturday, March 7, 2020

1 pm

IRON HEARTED VIOLET

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

IRON HEARTED VIOLET

March 6 – 22, 2020

Based on the book by Kelly Barnhill

 Newbery Medal Winning Author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
 Parent’s Choice Gold Award Book

SOMETIMES STORIES CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Best enjoyed by AGES 7 & UP

“In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn’t most fairy tales.” When Princess Violet and her best friend Demetrius discover a forbidden book in a hidden room, they unknowingly release the evil Nybbas into their world. The two friends pair up with an ancient dragon to try and save their kingdom, but the wicked creature’s triumph or demise all depends on how the story is told. This enchanted tale by the Minneapolis-based, Newbery Winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon comes to life on our stage in an enthralling adventure about the power of stories to change the world.

Copyright © 2012 by Kelly Barnhill

TICKET ON SALE DATES:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – School Groups on Sale
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Subscriber On Sale
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Public On Sale

DATES & SHOWTIMES

Fri 3/6/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 3/7/2020 – 1:00 PM
Sun 3/8/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM * ( * Pay What You Can Performance )

Wed 3/11/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/12/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/13/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/14/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 3/15/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 3/18/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/19/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/20/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/21/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Sun 3/22/2020 – 1:00 PM

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Meredith Willson's The Music Man

1:00 pm
Runs 143 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN

$53 - $93
Call 9529341525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

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Twelfth Night

1:00 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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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Doctor Voynich And Her Children: A Prediction by Leanna Keyes

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

Doctor Voynich and Her Children A Prediction by Leanna Keyes

Directed by Ashley Hovell

March 6-21

The Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. Covertly, they perform abortions, which have been illegal since “the Pence days.” Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.”

Content Warning: 

This show contains strong language, sexuality, and explicit conversations and depictions of abortion. 

Cast:

Tara Grimmer

Katherine Fredrikson

Lynda J. Dahl

Mel Demulling

Audrey Parry

Kendall Kent (understudy)

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2 pm

Urinetown, the musical

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Illusion Theatre
528 Hennepin Ave, 8th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$25.00
Call 612-389-9010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre 55
  • Comedy
  • Musical

When you gotta go, you gotta go, but it's a new world— where everyone has to pay to pee!

Oh, what terrible times are these! A 20-year drought has forced the town to regulate water consumption; therefore, Urinetown has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell.

Is there someone out there who will stand up to this tyranny? OF COURSE there is... it's a musical after all! Laugh, cry, hold your water until intermission, but don't miss the latest from Theatre 55. 

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The Jungle Book

2:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

The O'Shaughnessey
2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

30-32
Call 651-690-6700
Buy tickets online

Presented by Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company’s inspired retelling of The Jungle Book comes with more than 60-plus young dance-actors, ages 4-to 30+ from the company’s school of the same name, and a 4-song slew of songs off the new, critically acclaimed album, Social Media Anxiety Disorder by longtime Twin Cities songwriter and rocker, Dan Israel. Artistic Director Kim Martinez has also penned a complementary new tune with veteran songwriter-producer Jeff Harrington called “Vulture Culture” with the biting, telling lines, “It doesn’t matter if you think we’re vile/we serve a purpose on earth!”

“There are several animal languages and story lines in the piece that allow us to use a different dance genre for each one. For instance:

 

  • Tap Dance – Cheetahs
  • Classical Pointe – Birds
  • Contemporary Dance – Gazelles
  • Hip-Hop and Acrobatics – Monkeys
  • Fosse-styled Jazz and Musical Theatre -- Vultures

“What makes Kipling’s story so timeless and so universal is the young and older Mowgli’s search to discover his true self often takes place in a bewildering world where everyone seems to either want a piece of you literally, or expects you to become part of their tribe, which can often mean compromising yourself,” she says. “Our kids have really been responding well to the story’s core theme because they recognize – and maybe see themselves in the search – that finding your purpose no matter who you are is part of the human condition.”

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Matilda (POSTPONED)

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$15-$17
Call 218-733-7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Kids

This event is postponed. Please visit duluthplayhouse.org for updates!

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The World Over by Keith Bunin

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$20-$34
Call 6126151515
Buy tickets online

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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5 pm

Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop

5:00 pm

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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7 pm

Matilda (POSTPONED)

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$15-$17
Call 218-733-7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Kids

This event is postponed. Please visit duluthplayhouse.org for updates!

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MOTH Written by Declan Greene

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$20/$18 in advance, $8-$20 sliding scale on Monday March 2
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

  • Drama

This 90 minute play follows Sebastian and Claryssa, two friends brought together by their mutual misfit status. They take a warped journey through their past, re-living their most horrifying memories. This play isn’t your standard kitchen-sink drama– it’s more like a wild fever dream on a playground.

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Saint Joan

7:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Plymouth Congregational Church Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15
Call 6122136443
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Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama

SET IN 15th century France, amidst the bloody backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War with England, the play follows the miraculous life of a simple country girl who changed not only the tide of the war but also the course of world history. Written in 1923 by George Bernard Shaw, one of England's most celebrated and influential writers, Saint Joan premiered only three years after the official canonization of Joan of Arc as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Presented in the Chapel at Plymouth Congregational Church. March 6th - March 21st

Pay What You Can Preview on March 5th

Tickets are $15 minimum on a sliding scale

Free parking is available at the church

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James and the Giant Peach JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$10-$15
Call 952-855-9147
Buy tickets online

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean, and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

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DOG LOGIC

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

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 Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Vanishing Point by Liv Cummins, Rob Hartmann, and Scott Keys

Vanishing Point

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$18-$20
Call 952-491-0779
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Musical

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents

Vanishing Point

Book & Lyrics by Liv Cummins & Rob Hartmann; Music by Rob Hartmann; Original Concept & Additional Lyrics by Scott Keys

Directed by Kari Steinbach

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously: Agatha disappeared for eleven days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. The show has a cast of three: the women play not only their central role but also each others’ mothers, husbands, friends, reporters, and so on.

See this incredible performance on 12 select dates between March 6 and 22, 2020 at the Black Box Theatre inside the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W Old Shakopee Road.

Vanishing Point is a production of The Chameleon Theatre Circle and is part of the 2019-2020 Performance Series presented by Bloomington Center for the Arts, a division of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. For details on all of the exciting performances throughout the season, visit blm.mn/bca-performance-series.

Additional Crew Credits:

Joanna McLarnan, Lighting Designer

Forest Godfrey, Sound Designer

Toni Solie, Stage Manager

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Wait Until Dark

7:30 pm

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4941 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$25-$30
Call 651-478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Drama

In 1944, Susan Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village housewife, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the suspense builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape. In this nail-biting adaptation by Minnesota playwright Jeffery Hatcher, this classic thriller comes to a chilling conclusion as night falls and Susan must fight for her life.

CAST: 

Iréna Flury - Susan Hendrix

James Lane - Mike

Ryan D. Maddux - Roat

Parker Shook - Carlino

Ella Jean Martin - Gloria

Daniel Hildebrand - Sam

Directed by Larisa Netterlund || Stage Managed by Faith DuBois

 

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Twelfth Night

7:30 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

Thunder Knocking on the Door at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15-$45
Call 612-203-9502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Featuring Ronnie AllenBrian BoseRajané Katurah, Greta Oglesby and T. Mychael Rambo

This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the Delta Blues guitar.

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The Bacchae

7:30 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

In Euripides’ tale of hubris and tyranny, a disguised Dionysus descends on the city of Thebes to prove Zeus is his father and settle a score with his mortal adversary King Pentheus. His attempts to tear the people’s loyalties away from the king cause a frenzy of emotion that lands Dionysus in prison. But Pentheus’ misguided attempt to suppress the god’s influence tests his leadership and threatens to bring his family to ruin. With striking visuals and bewitching beauty, legendary director Anne Bogart gives this ancient tale a modern, razor-sharp edge.

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The World Over by Keith Bunin

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$20-$34
Call 6126151515
Buy tickets online

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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The Convert

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Ave St Paul, MN 55114

$25-30
Call 612-724-3760
Buy tickets online

Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Drama

A powerful play exploring British colonialism in southern Africa and the use of Christianity for cultural disruption.

Set in 1896 Rhodesia, a young girl whose father has passed away is to be traded, by her uncle, to an older man with ten wives in exchange for a number of goats. She escapes this forced marriage by taking refuge in the home of an African teacher in the Catholic church. In exchange, she is given a new name, forbidden to practice her traditional beliefs, required to wear clothing of the colonizers, and, eventually, is cut off from her family to prove her Christian faith. As tensions in the surrounding villages grow, THE CONVERT explores the struggle between tribal customs and the ways of the British settlers, between traditional African beliefs and the Christianity brought by the colonizers. As tensions rise in the nearby villages, resistance could mean death.

 “After producing ECLIPSED nearly a decade ago, we have been pursuing the rights for THE CONVERT and we couldn’t be more thrilled to embark on this adventure,” says director Wendy Knox. “In some ways, THE CONVERT is a very unFrank play: it’s a big, historical, realistic, three-act play! Thematically, however, it’s right up Frank’s alley. During auditions, I had two actors, who were unfamiliar with Frank’s work, ask why I was doing this play. I answered that I thought the play was an excellent exploration of the roots of white supremacy, and that the play had much to contribute to the larger conversation we are still having, and need to be having today.”

“The Convert is shown…to be a work considering questions of racial, political and religious identity and assimilation with a provocative intelligence …” —The Guardian

“Where do you belong? It’s a question that just about everyone has to face, sooner or later, in Danai Gurira’s The Convert. And the further we go, the more complex that question becomes. It’s a terrific play — a rich, thoughtful, carefully crafted piece..” —The Financial Times

ARTISTIC TEAM

Directed by Wendy Knox
Scenery designed by Joe Stanley
Costumes by Kathy Kohl
Lighting by Tony Stoeri
Fight direction by Annie Enneking
Sound by Dan Dukich
Stage managed by Megan Fae Dougherty

CAST

Maje Adams
Yinka Ayinde
Warren C. Bowles
Hope Cervantes
Ivory Doublette
A.J. Friday
Ashe Jaafaru

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Doctor Voynich And Her Children: A Prediction by Leanna Keyes

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

Doctor Voynich and Her Children A Prediction by Leanna Keyes

Directed by Ashley Hovell

March 6-21

The Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. Covertly, they perform abortions, which have been illegal since “the Pence days.” Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.”

Content Warning: 

This show contains strong language, sexuality, and explicit conversations and depictions of abortion. 

Cast:

Tara Grimmer

Katherine Fredrikson

Lynda J. Dahl

Mel Demulling

Audrey Parry

Kendall Kent (understudy)

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Urinetown, the musical

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Illusion Theatre
528 Hennepin Ave, 8th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$25.00
Call 612-389-9010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre 55
  • Comedy
  • Musical

When you gotta go, you gotta go, but it's a new world— where everyone has to pay to pee!

Oh, what terrible times are these! A 20-year drought has forced the town to regulate water consumption; therefore, Urinetown has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell.

Is there someone out there who will stand up to this tyranny? OF COURSE there is... it's a musical after all! Laugh, cry, hold your water until intermission, but don't miss the latest from Theatre 55. 

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FACE TO FACE: OUR HMONG COMMUNITY

7:30 pm

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

$27 – $70 (Discounts for students, seniors, military, groups, and people age 30 and under)
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Storytelling

Park Square inaugurates FACE TO FACE, partnering this season with the internationally renowned Ping Chong + Company, a New York leader in community-specific, interview-based theatre events. Using their own words, our neighbors become the storytellers, creating a theatre piece that reveals the vibrancy and resiliency of Hmong families in Saint Paul. FACE TO FACE is a new ongoing series celebrating cultures and addressing issues in our community.

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Silent Sky

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Bell Museum, Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium
2088 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul, MN 55113

$15 students / $30 adults
Call 612-626-9660
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama

Theatre Pro Rata is partnering with The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, to present Silent Sky inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Written by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky takes place in the early twentieth century, when Henrietta Leavitt and a group of women “computers” pursued astronomical research at the Harvard Observatory under the supervision of a male scientist. Their work proved to be crucial to the development of the field. Henrietta herself had to balance her dedication to her work with the demands of her family, health challenges, and the possibility of personal relationships. The achievements and difficulties of a woman scientist in a challenging historical period combine in this thought-provoking and engaging play. Come listen to the music of the spheres!

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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
Buy tickets online

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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The Dixie Swim Club

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

Written by Jones Hope Wooten
Directed by Eric Morris

This touching comedy centers around five Southern women who became friends on their college swim team. The group sets aside a long weekend every August to recharge their relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The play begins 22 years after they graduate from college. "The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce and aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of 'teamwork', rally around their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. It is really a study in friendship and how it grows and changes through the years. 

Jones Hope Wooten are the authors of “Golden Girls” and “Savannah Sipping Society”

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The Skriker

7:30 pm

  • Closing night

Rarig Center, Stoll Thrust Theatre
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55455

$17 General public; $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees; $7 Students (any college or under 18)
Call (612) 625-5380
Buy tickets online

Presented by University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Drama

The University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents the following play: 

 

“The Skriker” blends English and Irish folktales with a non-linear structure to tell the story of an ancient fairy pursuing two young women in 20th century London. Whilst speaking English in her human manifestations, the Skriker forms a language all her own consisting of fragmented wordplay and twisted classic tales. Written in 1994 by the critically-acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill, this increasingly relevant blend of magical realism and horror speaks to our current climate state. The Skriker is a stunningly imaginative play about the consequences humans must face when we exploit the natural world.

 

Performances: 

February 27th-29th @ 7:30pm

March 1st @ 2:00pm

March 4th-7th @ 7:30pm

 

More information and tickets: z.umn.edu/skriker

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8 pm

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

8:00 pm
Runs 143 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN

$53 - $93
Call 9529341525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

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Significant Other- by Joshua Harmon

8:00 pm

Highland Park Community Center Theater
1978 Ford Pkwy., Saint Paul, MN 55116

$23 – $38.
Call 651-647-4315
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Presented by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
  • Comedy

February 15 - March 8, 2020

directed by Hayley Finn

Meet Jordan, a young Jewish gay man living in New York City. Life is a whirlwind of fun with his cohort of best girl friends at his side. But as singles nights slowly turn into bachelorette parties and weddings, Jordan finds himself fantasizing and yearning for his own significant other. His tender relationship with his grandmother provides solace and support, but what does his future hold? A new comedy by the writer of Bad Jews.

Individual tickets are $23 – $38. Audio described performance is Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m.

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Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming: Space

8:00 pm

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

“A visceral embodiment of grief and loss combined with a fierce proclamation of the ecstasy of living.” —Montclair Local

One of dance/performance’s most astonishing experimental voices, Faye Driscoll wraps up her Walker-supported trilogy—Thank You For Comingwith a moving requiem on art, the body, loss, and human connectivity. Space builds on and diverges from Driscoll’s earlier works, beloved by audiences across the country, with “an exhilaratingly personal culmination of the series” (Artforum). The intimate new performance piece, presented within an immersive installation on the McGuire stage, is informed by art-historical imagery and emerges as a collaborative creation between the artist, her astute design collaborators, and the audience.

Contains mature content.

In conjunction with the performance, Driscoll will extend the conceptual underpinnings of her trilogy to the Walker’s Gallery 7. Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming (February 27–April 19, 2020), the artist’s first gallery installation, will combine objects, sound, and video to create an environment that invites and challenges us to become active makers and participants.

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Hindsight is 2020: The Best of the Brave New Workshop

8:00 pm

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

$30 - $36
Call (612)-332-6620
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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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10 pm

Bad Poets Society

10:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S

  • Comedy
  • Improv

Bad Poets Society is a collection of improvisers/poets of questionable talent. Together, with inspiration from you, we weave together improvised scenes and spontaneous spoken word. Sometimes, it's good. Always, it's ART.

Saturdays in March & April (except March 28) at HUGE Theater
With special guests: Pupppets! 

Featuring:
Jill Bernard 
Justin Betancourt
Shoshana Alexander-Daniels
Monika Hetzler
Hannah McNamee
Deepika Pangarkar
Jada Pulley 
Katie Quinn
Chris Rodriguez 
Will Schroeder 
Victoria S. Temiz
with direction from Denzel Belin
and musical accompaniment by Erik Ostrom

Tickets available at hugetheater.com.

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