Saturday, November 6, 2021

8 am

Say It! Sing It! Play It! In Cherokee

8:00 am
Runs 45 minutes

Online

$0-10
Call 651-282-3155
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Presented by The Ordway Center for Performing Arts
  • Musical
  • Kids

How do you keep alive an endangered language? By singing it loud and proud with Turtle and Wabbit! Through catchy songs and fun storytelling, award-winning Z Puppets' performers, Cherokee tribal member Chris Griffith, with Shari Aronson, lead an adventure into the Cherokee language.
 Sing along and you, too, will learn how to count to three, make the basic sounds, say hello and thank you in Cherokee!

Join Turtle & Wabbit for the virtual version of Say it! Sing it! Play it! in Cherokee — streaming for the month of November!

Schools, organizations, and individuals can join Z Puppets for a virtual musical adventure, presented by the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

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In 2019, the Cherokee Nation declared a state of emergency for their language. This performance is part of Ordway’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

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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
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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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7 pm

Ikechukwu Ufomadu

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater
810 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408

$15-$18
Call (612) 825-8949
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Presented by Spit Take Comedy Series
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

Utterly unique in the comedy world, Ikechukwu Ufomadu creates performances blurring the line between stand-up comedy, classic variety shows, and performance art--slyly subversive, but also warm and welcoming, bringing everybody along for a surprising and hilarious evening. “Waggishly charming...with a confidence as big as all outdoors.” (Time Out New York)

Ikechukwu Ufomadu is an actor, comedian and entertainer-at-large, named 1 of 5 “Comics to Watch in 2018” by Time Out New York, and the recipient of a 2019 Drama Desk award for his work in Clare Barron’s DANCE NATION.

He played a featured supporting role in the Oscar-nominated JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (Warner Bros) opposite Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield. He’s also made TV appearances on JOE PERA TALKS WITH YOU (Adult Swim), THREE BUSY DEBRAS (Adult Swim), FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS (Showtime) and PATRIOT ACT (Netflix). He’ll next be seen on LOS ESPOOKYS (HBO). He wrote for the show PAID OFF (TruTV) and is currently a writer and performer on the Emmy-nominated STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS (Paramount Plus).

He co-wrote and stars in the feature film INSPECTOR IKE (Factory 25/BRIC), which won the Jury Prize at the New Orleans Film Festival. He’s created original pieces of theatre, comedy and performance for venues including The Public Theater, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Bushwick Starr, JACK, Union Hall, San Francisco Sketchfest, The Kennedy Center and more.

His work has received development support from Joe’s Pub Working Group, SPACE at Ryder Farm and Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, and has been recognized in the New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, Playboy and more. He was an inaugural recipient of the Jerome Foundation Artist Fellowship.

Please request any accommodations to attend the performance--such as ASL interpretation--by emailing contact@spittakeseries.com.

Tickets $15 advance/$18 door
Doors are at 6:00, come eat and drink in the theater before the show!

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White Privilege

Multiple venues

Presented by Chain Reaction Theatre Project
  • Drama

WHITE PRIVILEGE by Malaina Moore tells illuminating, raw, true stories about the consequences of white privilege on the Black experience in America. Performed in a series of vignettes by both Black and white actors, WHITE PRIVILEGE explores a wide range of issues surrounding race, including micro-aggressions, cultural appropriation, the education system and police brutality.

Directed by Justin Cervantes. Performed by Callie Baack, Emily Rose Duea, Madeline Karita Fleming, Naomi Cranston Haag, Kaz Fawkes, Jared Mogen, Tia Tanzer, Nandi Tippett, and Maretta Zilic.

Playwright Malaina Moore, a young Black woman, wrote WHITE PRIVILEGE when she was a student at Marquette University studying Theatre and Social Justice. The play has been produced four times to sold-out audiences in both Milwaukee and Madison, including one performance for a group of law enforcement officers. Moore’s play reflects her personal experiences and was inspired by a Facebook post that sparked discussion about what the term “white privilege” means to different people. 

Chain Reaction Theatre Project Founder and Artistic Director Shelley Smith says, “This play builds upon many of the issues from previous Chain Reaction Theatre Project productions that disproportionately affect People of Color. As Minnesota continues to struggle with racial disparities that are among the largest in the country, the state is growing more diverse as the white population declines. This play is especially timely following the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, as more people are beginning to wake up and pay attention to the numerous BIPOC people who are senselessly brutalized and marginalized. True to our mission, the performances will raise awareness of the issues and show audiences how they can be part of the solution.”

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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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The Rocky Horror Show

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Closing night

The Pheonix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States

  • Comedy
  • Musical

(Description written by Justin Mathew Dile Nelson, Producer.)

Ah… So you’re curious about the Rocky Horror Show? I would like, if I may, to entice you with a journey that will thrill you, chill you and fulfill you!  On a night out, Brad Majors and his new fiancee, Janet Weiss travel to share their happy news with an old friend, Dr. Evelyn Scott. When a wrong turn in the woods gets them lost and a flat tire leaves them stranded, they come across the home of Dr. Frank N’ Furter, a mad scientist who will take their night out… Well, it’s a night out they won’t forget for a very… Long… Time…

This show is recommended for audiences aged 16 and older
This show contains adult themes and language, including scenes of fantasy violence, and overt sexuality.
This show will run approximately 1hr and 45min

*IT IS THE POLICY OF THE VENUE THAT YOU MUST PRESENT A VALID VACCINATION CARD AT THE BOX OFFICE TO BE ADMITTED INTO THE THEATER*

Artistic Team:
Director: Brandon R. Caviness
Music Director: Jay’d Hagberg
Choreographer: Jenny Morris Eisenbraun
Stage Manager: Melanie Wilson
Producer: Justin Nelson
Producer: Adam Boutz

Cast:
Frank Matejcek: Frank-N-Furter
Amy Leerae: Riff Raff
Carter Roeske: Rocky
Michael Burton: Brad
Jackie O’Neil: Janet
Marley Ritchie: Colombia
Amani Yassin: Magenta
Rob Ward: Eddie
Hannah Mahr: Criminologist
Anna Lakin: Dr. Scott
Andrew Rosdail: Phantom
Emma Steincross: Phantom
Kierney Gray: Phantom
Lance Urbick: Phantom
Mish Shefold: Phantom
Rylan Hefner: Phantom
Ryley Kinsley: Phantom
Samantha Miller: Phantom
Scarlett Gray: Phantom

Pit Orchestra:
Keyboard/Synthesizer: Jay’d Roman Thomas Hagberg
Saxophone: Tristian Fernstrom
Guitar: Jeff Miller
Bass: Daniel Anderson
Percussion: Jamal McNutt

 

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Chicago: High School Edition

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Arts Center on 7 at Minnetonka High School
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$15-$23
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Musical

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, it's the Jazz Age, the roaring twenties in Chicago, and chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie.

Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse, and includes songs like "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango," and "Mr. Cellophane," among others.

November 6, 13, 19, 20 @ 7:30p; November 7, 14, 21 @ 2:00p

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Top Girls

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413

sliding scale $16 - $61

Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama

Top Girls

By Caryl Churchill

Directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern

 

Marlene has just taken over the Top Girls Employment Agency and she is celebrating. If you could invite anyone from history to a dinner party, who would be at your table? 

Set within Margaret Thatcher’s Britain of the early ‘80s, Top Girls manifests the evolving complexities of modern feminism and tackles the question of what it takes for women to succeed.

It's all just a little bit of history repeating

 

Featuring

Maggie Cramer, Ninchai Nok-Chiclana, Kelsey Cramer, Megan Kim, Emily Rosenberg, Sarah Broude, and Nissa Nordland Morgan.

 

Tickets

$16-$61, Sliding Scale

Must be purchased online in advance: TOP GIRLS

Proof of Vaccine or Negative Covid test and mask required.

 

Show Date & Times

11/6-11/8, 11/12-11/14, 11/19-11/20 at 7:30p

11/21 at 3:00p

 

Pay What You Can on 11/8

 

At The Crane Theater

2303 Kennedy Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413

Directions at: www.cranetheater.com/venue/location

 

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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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Detective Chunk, the Multiverse, and Me

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

ACRYLICS

$5-$25
Call (612) 460-0450
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Presented by Commutator Collective x Virginia Twins
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

YouBone phenomenon Detective Chunk is trying to find out who murdered their Mommy. The only evidence is a jar of goop, their Neighbor Pip (suspicious), and a very specific drawing of an alien abduction from 1987 that Sigourney Weaver (their camerawoman—a cat) found in the exact spot where Mommy was murdered. Coincidence?

Join Commutator Collective, the Virginia Twins, and this intrepid Feline-Canine Duo as they hop the multiverse to discover the pleasures of ASMR, feline polycules, and monorails, all while trying to outrun a dysphoric robot-double that represents their most horrifying self-loathing. Y’know. Tuesday stuff.

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