Friday, June 18, 2021

7 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Opening night

various parks

donations gratefully accepted
Call 651.321.4024

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Classical Actors Ensemble is back in Twin Cities parks for their seventh summer to offer Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a popular comedy of young love, magical fairies, and a ham named Bottom.

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joe Wiener
June 18 - July 18

Friday, June 18th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Saturday, June 19th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 20th, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Thursday, June 24th, 7pm - Hennepin Theatre Trust roof, Mpls *
Friday, June 25th, 7pm - Normandale Lake Bandshell, Bloomington
Saturday, June 26th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 27th, 3pm - Cedar Lake East Beach, Mpls
Thursday, July 1st, 7pm - St. Clement's Church, St. Paul
Friday, July 2nd, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 3rd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Thursday, July 8th, 7pm - Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 9th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 10th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 11th, 7pm - Becker Park, Crystal
Thursday, July 15th, 7pm - Franconia Sculpture Park
Friday, July 16th, 7pm - Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St. Louis Park
Saturday, July 17th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 18th, 7pm - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
 * this performance is a ticketed fundraiser

 

Featuring:
Clare Boyd, Tom Conry, Samantha Fairchild, Maren Findlay,
Bridget Foy, Jacob Hooper, Kyle Marks, Samantha V. Papke,
Dietrich Poppen, Dominic Rodgers, Tyler Stamm, and Alan Tilson

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NEW VOICES CABARET

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Lyric Arts Company of Anoka
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$25
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Nine of the Twin Cities best and newest talents gather together for one night to share their stores and talent at Lyric Arts. This cabaret, hosted and directed by Reese Britts, is an evening full of music, monologues, songs, and more! Join Lyric Arts for a night that is sure to uplift, inspire, and ignite. 

Streaming tickets to NEW VOICES CABARET can be purchased anytime by going to www.lyricarts.org/new-voices! Streaming tickets can be purchased starting anytime after 7:00pm on June 11 through June 20! 

CAST: Reese Britts, Mitchell Douglas, Brendan Nelson Finn, Deryck Hak, Chloe Hart, Lauren Hugh, Ileri Okikiolu, Clay Man Soo, Emma Schuld, Janely Rodriguez

ARTISTIC STAFF: Bradley Beahen - Music Director, Ellen DeYoung - Stage Manager, Lighting Designer - Kyia Britts, Sound Designer - Paul Estby, Guitar - Kyle Baker, Drums - Mackenna Tolfa, Videography - Ian Pirner 

 

 

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Follies

7:00 pm
Runs 140 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

The time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann is hosting a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant musical numbers including: “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still here,” and “Broadway baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, coming face-to-face with the future.

A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created. Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart wrenching, and epic in scope, Follies, by musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim and author James Goldman, uses musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naiveté in the post-Kennedy years.

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The Winter's Tale: Free Streaming Premiere

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

YouTube
Virtual Premiere: sytmn.org/premiere

Presented by Shakespearean Youth Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

“A SAD TALE’S BEST FOR WINTER. I HAVE ONE OF SPRITES AND GOBLINS.…”

Enter a breathtaking tale of jealousy, love, revenge, fate and astonishing grace with the 2021 Core Ensemble.

Leontes, the King of Sicilia, is happily married to Hermione. When jealousy creeps in and overtakes Leontes’ mind, he falls into madness and destroys his heir, his Queen, and his kingdom. One lone voice speaks up against his tyranny: Paulina, a woman of the court. Recognizing his mistake too late, Leontes begins an improbable journey of reconciliation and restoration through the depths of a long, hard winter.

Meanwhile, hope springs eternal across the sea on Bohemia where the goodness of a few good country folk, a few swindling peddlers, a pair of young lovers, and a few strokes of luck are setting events in motion that will change Leontes’ fortunes forever.

The Winter’s Tale is a story that crosses seas and decades, both a classic folktale and an astonishingly modern love story that imagines the possibility of grace and redemption at the furthest extremes of human folly.

Join us for the virtual premiere on Friday, June 18th at 7:00pm CST at sytmn.org/premiere !

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WonderLand

7:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

James J. Hill House and Mill City Museum
240 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102 and 704 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$22-36
Call 6513957903
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Dance

This steampunk dance theater spin-off of Alice in Wonderland takes place at “Wonderland,” a premier mental institution run by Dr. Andrew Knight. Dr. Knight has the difficult task of treating a man who refers to himself as a “White Rabbit” who suffers from a severe anxiety disorder, a young woman named Alice with body dysmorphia, and a Queen figure suffering from narcissistic rage.

But as the doctor digs deeply into the causes and roots of their disorders he begins to ask: what does “normal” really mean?

Collide tells this story using its signature blend of high-energy dance styles set to a modern pop-rock soundtrack.

The dance theater experience, created to suit safety requirements of COVID-19, will take the audience on a 70-minute ride into a compelling story of friendship and acceptance in an effort to ease the stigma attached to mental illness.

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Mamma Mia

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Maple Grove Town Green Bandshell
7991 Main Street N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

$15.00 general admission
Buy tickets online

Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Musical

Join CCP this summer as we bring the music of ABBA to life through the blockbuster hit Mamma Mia! This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise where a young woman is about to be married. As the wedding day approaches she sets out on a quest to discover the identity of her father and brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. From there the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show you won’t want to miss!

  • Mamma Mia! is rated PG-13 and recommended for families with children age 6 and over.
  • Show runtime is approximately 2 hours with 15-minute intermission.

Performances:

  • June 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • June 20 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Inclement weather make-up date: June 27 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Interpreted performances:
    – American Sign Language (ASL): June 26 at 2:30 p.m.
    – Audio Description (AD): June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:

  • General admission: all tickets $15.00
  • 2 purchase options:
    – Online at crossplayers.org
    – In-person 60 minutes prior to any performance

June 26 interpreted performances special:
BOGO (buy one, get one free) tickets for patrons taking advantage of the ASL or AD interpretation services. This offer can be redeemed by emailing [email protected].

Location:
Maple Grove Town Green Bandshell
7991 Main Street N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Outdoor general admission seating:
The Town Green Bandshell features amphitheater style seating with tiered cement risers near the stage and grassy seating areas in the rear. Bring a blanket, cushion or lawn chair and enjoy the show!

COVID-19 guidance:
Cross Community Players is committed to following CDC and State of Minnesota guidance for outdoor activities at the time of these performances in June 2021. Complete details will be posted to this site at least 30 days in advance of the first performance.

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Dancing Lessons

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN

$15 - $35
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident.  Ever is a brilliant college professor with Asperger's.  Their worlds intertwine when he appears at her door with a bizarre proposition - he will pay her an outrageous sum if she will teach him a few dance moves for an upcoming banquet.  Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

Content Advisory: Dancing Lessons contains adult language and mature themes.

*Due to Covid-19, seating capacity is limited.
*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
*Visit our website for more information.

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