Friday, October 8, 2021

6 pm

Arla Mae's Booyah Wagon

6:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Squash Blossom Farms
Squash Blossom Farms 7499 60th Ave. NW Oronoco, MN 55960

Presented by Sod House Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon is a poignant musical comedy that will travel to communities in Minnesota in 2021. The project is a unique collaboration between local actor Sarah Agnew and James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim. AMBW is designed to illuminate the benefits of buying and eating fresh, local food. Ann Kim will develop a unique booyah recipe (a traditional, thick stew served at fundraisers and community events in the upper Midwest), that can be sampled at most performances. The show will feature a troupe of performers traveling in a food truck in search of the recipe that once made Arla Mae famous. The show is created, directed and performed by Sarah Agnew and features local performers Jim Lichtscheidl (Guthrie, Jungle, Ten Thousand Things), Elise Langer (Ten Thousand Things), Oogie Push (New Native Theater, Full Circle), and Eriq Nelson (“The Dude,” Minneapolis Children’s Hospital). The set design is by Nick Golfis (Guthrie Theater), with original music by Eric Jensen (the Moving Company).

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Gilgamesh in the Park

Wood Lake Nature Center Amphitheater
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling


adapted by Charlie Bethel

performed by John Heimbuch

directed by Amy Rummenie

Gilgamesh is the ancient epic about the adventures of a Sumerian King. Including his friendship with a hairy wildman Enkidu, the battle with the Bull of Heaven, the Tale of the Great Flood, and a quest for immortality!

Gilgamesh contains adult language and frank descriptions of violence and sexual intercourse. Recommended for age 14+.


Venue Information

Shows are at the Wood Lake Nature Center Amphitheater in Richfield. Join us at this idyllic location under a beautiful canopy of fall leaves.

This is an OUTDOOR venue. Seating is on benches without backs. We recommend bringing a cushion!

There is an accessible porta-potty. Water is not available on site, however there are numerous restaurants and a gas station within walking distance. There is ample free parking just steps from the amphitheater. Served by bus route 4.

COVID Policy

  • This is an outdoor venue.
  • Capacity is limited, and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Masks are not required, but encouraged!
  • The audience will be a safe distance away from the performer, who will not be masked.


Tickets are pick your price: $0 – $20 (true value $20)

Please make your reservation now to help us plan for safe gathering!

Tickets may be available at the gate.

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7 pm


7:30 pm

Elision Playhouse
6105 North 42nd Avenue, Crystal, MN 55422

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

Classical Actors Ensemble presents a masterpiece of world drama—a story of growing up, discovering who you are, and being forced to confront some of life’s biggest problems and questions, all while adjusting to a “new normal”. Directed by Joseph Papke.

Brennan Bassett, Jared Beebe, Katie Booth, Tom Conry, Sarah Coppenbarger, Lucas Gerstner, Jacob Hooper, Timothy Kelly, Hugh Kirsch, Carin Leonard-Gorrill, Kyle Marks, Aamer Mian, Jenny Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, James Ramlet, Dominic Rodgers, Andy Schnabel, Caroline Vodacek, and Joe Wiener

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Come Back

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

Sky is stunned to learn he is the sole beneficiary of his best friend Erin's estate.  But there's a catch--and it's a whopper: Sky must conquer his paralyzing anxiety and criss-cross the country in search of the perfect way to dispose of his friend's remains.  Oh, and Sky must take Erin's chatty parrot Bruce on the trip.  And contend with Erin's overbearing father who demands a traditional funeral!  At once hilarious and heart-breaking, this offbeat comedy celebrates a friendship that knows no bounds.

Content Advisory: Come Back contains adult language and the topic of suicide.

*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
*Visit our website for more information.

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7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

Tickets range from $29–37
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Written by Patrick Barlow | Adapted from the Novel by John Buchan | Adapted from the Film by Alfred Hitchcock | Directed by Scott Ford

Take a compelling Hitchcock masterpiece, mix in a juicy spy novel, and throw in a dash of over-the-top ridiculousness, and you have the recipe for the riveting and hilarious cocktail that is THE 39 STEPS. Richard Hannay, your average dashing Londoner, intends to simply take in a show at the London Palladium. But, after shots are fired, he finds himself with a frightened and strongly-accented woman in his arms who claims she is a spy being chased by assassins. When she is found murdered in his flat the next morning, Richard is thrown into a world of deadly espionage with a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" hot on his trail. With a cast of four actors playing over 150 characters, this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat and laughing hysterically.

KYLER CHASE as Richard Hannay
ZOE HARTIGAN as Annabella/Margaret/Pamela

SCOTT FORD, Director
KYIA BRITTS, Lighting Designer
PAT CAMPBELL, Stage Manager
EMMA KRAVIG, Costume Designer
ZACHARIAH KUNSHIER, Assistant Stage Manager
PETER LEROHL, Scenic Designer
KATIE PHILLIPS, Props Designer
LEITA R. STREI, Assistant Stage Manager
KEELY WOLTER, Dialect Coach
JULIE ZUMSTEG, Sound Designer

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7:30 pm

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454

Call 6513957903
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Drama
  • Dance

The ultimate story about a human’s need for motherly love and connection. Author Mary Shelley, an unmarried pregnant teen, wrote the infamous science-fiction novel not long after the death of her first child during a period of immense loss and personal suffering. Her remarkable journey is told in parallel with the classic novel through a mix of theatrical dance styles.

Featuring Patrick Jeffrey as Dr. Frankenstein, Renee Guittar as The Creature, and Betsy Nelson as Mary Shelley. Additional cast includes Grace Janiszewski, Brian Bose, Megan Carter, and Ben Siglin.

Created by Regina Peluso with direction by Heather Brockman and Regina Peluso. Choreography by Peluso, Brockman, Guittar, Jeffrey, Jarod Boltjes, and Rush Benson.

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8 pm


8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Nautilus Music-Theater
308 Prince Street #190, in Lowertown St Paul MN

$25 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors
Call 651-298-9913
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Presented by Nautilus Music-Theater
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Nautilus artists are thrilled to return to the stage with STATIONS OF THE HEART, a theatrical song-cycle about the joys and despairs of love. Created by lyricist Jim Payne and composer George Maurer, STATIONS combines the lyrical finesse of the Great American Songbook with the sophisticated compositions of one of the Twin Cities most celebrated jazz musicians featuring singer-actors Elena Glass, Dee Noah, and Sara Ochs!

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You Shall Hear Me: Stories from Beyond

8:00 pm


$5 - $30
Call (651) 789-1012
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Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Produced in collaboration with Theater 45°, You Shall Hear Me features the work of Eric Sharp, Katie Hae Leo, Isabella Dawis, and Bao Phi. Not for the faint of heart, the four-episode audio series delves into themes of righteous anger and retribution and includes tales of angry ghosts, underdogs with mysterious powers, a post-apocalyptic love story, accursed soldiers, and a magical talking horse. One short audio story will be released each week starting October 1, 2021, and will be available through November 3, 2021.

Recommended for audiences age 13+



Theater Mu strives to voice the stories of the Asian American community, and in order to bring performances to those communities whose stories we tell, we are committed to make them as accessible as possible. PAY AS YOU ARE pricing asks those who routinely pay $20 for virtual events to choose to pay that amount; it is the actual fair market value of the ticket. If an audience member needs to pay less, they can choose to do so—as little as $5 per ticket.



Each story will air on Theater Mu’s website. A minimum of one ticket per household is required to gain access to the audio stories.


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The Music Man

8:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55404

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
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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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Beer & Ballet

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington MN 55431

Call 952-563-8562
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Presented by Continental Ballet Company
  • Dance

Beer & Ballet is a casual and fun look at classical ballet.  New choreography by several company dancers and Continental Ballet Company's director Riet Velthuisen.   Your ticket purchase gives you entrance to the program plus one free beer.  Additional beverages available in the theater lobby.

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