Saturday, October 16, 2021

12 pm

Family Explorations Day

12:00 pm

Broadcast Online

$0-$30
Call 6517891012
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Kids

EVER WONDER WHAT ALL GOES INTO MAKING THEATER?

Family Explorations Day is a virtual event for kids and their families to delve into the world of theater alongside some of our favorite theater artists. At the event, you’ll be able to enjoy two performances and take part in various interactive activities like dancing, puppetry, and prop-making. We’ll be your guide on this journey exploring all the different elements of theater. Sign up early and receive an activity kit in the mail for each member of your family (while supplies last!)

 

Performances: Flute showcase by Hillary Lor, puppet show by Đenise Hanh Huỳnh, Oanh Vu, and Tri Vo.

Activities: Set design with Dexieng Yang, acting games for the family with Aaron Telander, shadow puppetry with Adrienne Reich, Filipino animal sculpture with Brandon Cayetano.

 

This interactive event will occur through Zoom. Join us in the virtual space to watch the performances, and then split off into breakout rooms to participate in various activities. The event will also be broadcast through Theater Mu’s streaming platform so you can enjoy the event away from Zoom and on your own. A minimum of one ticket per household is required to watch the show.

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1 pm

The Music Man

1:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

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

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
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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Come Back

1:30 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 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church
1620 E 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$10-$12
Call 612-724-4539

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
  • Drama

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a new adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel. Perhaps Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case, the great detective, and his friend Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a murderous beast on the misty moors of Devonshire.

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THE 39 STEPS

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
JAKE SUNG-GUK SULLIVAN as Clown 2
BRENDAN VEERMAN as Clown 1

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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The Comedy of Errors

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Plymouth Congregational Church - Guild Hall
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$0-$35
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Peter Vitale

Featuring Katie Bradley, Cristina Florencia Castro, Nubia Monks, Will Sturdivant, Danielle Troiano and Sally Wingert

This comedy explores the richness of finding love in unexpected places and the challenges of immigrating to new lands. Filled with zany confusion, the play asks questions relevant for today: How do any of us really know who we are—or what day it is, for that matter? An in-person production with a recording of the show made available mid-way through the run.

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THE RED SHOES

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404

$10-26
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THE RED SHOES takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a film noir mystery-adventure for grown-ups.

Somewhere in the heart of the Big City, our heroine is hiding in a tiny apartment, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she’s not alone. A pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our her into a harrowing film noir adventure through the labyrinths and spiral staircases of her own mind, where she must face down her fears of what lurks in the subway tunnel, and discover what fate has in store for her up on the rooftop! 

Equally humorous and hair-raising, THE RED SHOES draws inspiration and influences from vintage detective novels, black and white film noir movies of the 1930s and ’40s, and case studies of amnesia and multiple personality. The inventive use of manipulated objects, dolls, and masks provide a dream-like quality to the unfolding adventure.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

7:30 pm
Runs 97 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

As Shakespeare said, "The play's the thing!" and we've got 37 of them for you!  Three actors stumble through all of Shakespeare's plays in one irreverent, wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter.  Both a "best of" and "blooper reel," you won't want to miss out on the hilarity when this comic gem returns to our stage.  If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show.  If you hate Shakespeare, you'll LOVE this show!

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

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Hamlet

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.

Featuring:
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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Frankenstein

7:30 pm

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454

$30-$55
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

STATIONS OF THE HEART

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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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
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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10 pm

Bad Poets Society

10:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

  • 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 September & October at HUGE Theater at 10:30pm

Featuring:
Jill Bernard 
Justin Betancourt
Shoshana Alexander-Daniels
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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