Saturday, January 22, 2022

10 am

The North Star

10:00 am
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 in collaboration with Escalate Dance
  • Musical
  • Kids

The North Star

 

Chart a meaningful path through constellations. 

In collaboration with Escalate Dance 
Based on the book THE NORTH STAR © 2009 by Peter H. Reynolds 
Originally published by Candlewick Press 
Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc. 
Script written by Jennifer Kirkeby 
Music composed by James Lekatz 

 

ALL AGES • WORLD PREMIERE!  

 

“The boy stared at the star and felt a pang in his heart, a tingling in his spine, a whisper in his ear.” This winter we continue our collaboration with Escalate Dance for a ninth season in a dance-inspired adaptation of Peter H. Reynolds’ tribute to “off-the-path” thinking. From the award-winning author of The Dot and Ish comes an encouraging tale of self-determination, creativity and hope. What is inspiration? Where can your experiences take you? How do you chart your way? Join us young and old alike for a lively journey through the constellations to find your own North Star.  

 

“Based on the book THE NORTH STAR © 2009 by Peter H. Reynolds. Originally published by Candlewick Press. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc. 

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11 am

Bina's Six Apples

11:00 am

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, MInneapolis, MN

$15-53
Call 612-874-0400
Buy tickets online

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

Bina’s Six Apples

Written by Lloyd Suh

Directed by Eric Ting

A Children’s Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production

A co-production with the Alliance Theatre

January 9-February 13, 2022

Cargill Stage

Ages 9 and Up

 

Bina’s family grows the finest apples in all of Korea. But when war forces her to flee her home, Bina is

alone in the world with just six precious apples to her name. Can these meager possessions help her

find her family?

 

Join Bina on her journey that ranges from the heartbreaking to the humorous. Encountering 

new challenges at every turn, Bina is forced to rely upon her apples and their meaningful legacy as 

she begins to discover the power of her own resilience. Often mesmerizing, always heartwarming, 

Bina realizes she’s not the only one on a difficult quest for a place to call home.

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Circus Abyssinia: TULU

11:00 am

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

$15-63
Call 612-874-0400
Buy tickets online

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu
Co-created and produced by Mehari “Bibi” Tesfamariam
Co-created and directed by Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam
Choreography by Tamerat Ejeta and Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam

A Children’s Theatre Company American Premiere Production

January 18-February 13, 2022
UnitedHealth Group Stage
All Ages

 

World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand with a fantastical celebration of athleticism

and the power of speed inspired by Ethiopian runner Deratu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win

Olympic gold.

 

Watch in awe as a dazzling spectacle of high-flying acrobatics, hand balancing, and juggling (sometimes

with fire!) flashes before your eyes, backed by the beat of Ethiopian music. Witness the energy and

spectacle of the Olympic games, packed with extraordinary circus acts, and be amazed as the world of

triumph and virtuosity come to dynamic life!

 

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12 pm

The Ice Palace MAZE

12:00 pm
Runs 35 minutes

The Zephyr Theatre
601 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082

$12-$20
Call (651) 342-1542
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Zephyr Theatre
  • Storytelling

IT'S BACK!!!!!! Opening January 15th!

Explore over 1/2 mile of twisty passages surrounded by a 10' high perimeter wall to keep the maze a secret! Two giant ice dragons guard the entrance! Made from more than 2,900 blocks of ice, weighing over 775,000 pounds!

Enjoy a HUGE Ice Slide, Hot Chocolate & S’Mores! An Ice-Bar with drinks for adults. PLUS An Ice Queen or Two!

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1 pm

The North Star

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 in collaboration with Escalate Dance
  • Musical
  • Kids

The North Star

 

Chart a meaningful path through constellations. 

In collaboration with Escalate Dance 
Based on the book THE NORTH STAR © 2009 by Peter H. Reynolds 
Originally published by Candlewick Press 
Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc. 
Script written by Jennifer Kirkeby 
Music composed by James Lekatz 

 

ALL AGES • WORLD PREMIERE!  

 

“The boy stared at the star and felt a pang in his heart, a tingling in his spine, a whisper in his ear.” This winter we continue our collaboration with Escalate Dance for a ninth season in a dance-inspired adaptation of Peter H. Reynolds’ tribute to “off-the-path” thinking. From the award-winning author of The Dot and Ish comes an encouraging tale of self-determination, creativity and hope. What is inspiration? Where can your experiences take you? How do you chart your way? Join us young and old alike for a lively journey through the constellations to find your own North Star.  

 

“Based on the book THE NORTH STAR © 2009 by Peter H. Reynolds. Originally published by Candlewick Press. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc. 

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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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3 pm

Bina's Six Apples

3:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, MInneapolis, MN

$15-53
Call 612-874-0400
Buy tickets online

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

Bina’s Six Apples

Written by Lloyd Suh

Directed by Eric Ting

A Children’s Theatre Company Original World Premiere Production

A co-production with the Alliance Theatre

January 9-February 13, 2022

Cargill Stage

Ages 9 and Up

 

Bina’s family grows the finest apples in all of Korea. But when war forces her to flee her home, Bina is

alone in the world with just six precious apples to her name. Can these meager possessions help her

find her family?

 

Join Bina on her journey that ranges from the heartbreaking to the humorous. Encountering 

new challenges at every turn, Bina is forced to rely upon her apples and their meaningful legacy as 

she begins to discover the power of her own resilience. Often mesmerizing, always heartwarming, 

Bina realizes she’s not the only one on a difficult quest for a place to call home.

Read more

5 pm

Circus Abyssinia: TULU

5:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

$15-63
Call 612-874-0400
Buy tickets online

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

Circus Abyssinia: Tulu
Co-created and produced by Mehari “Bibi” Tesfamariam
Co-created and directed by Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam
Choreography by Tamerat Ejeta and Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam

A Children’s Theatre Company American Premiere Production

January 18-February 13, 2022
UnitedHealth Group Stage
All Ages

 

World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand with a fantastical celebration of athleticism

and the power of speed inspired by Ethiopian runner Deratu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win

Olympic gold.

 

Watch in awe as a dazzling spectacle of high-flying acrobatics, hand balancing, and juggling (sometimes

with fire!) flashes before your eyes, backed by the beat of Ethiopian music. Witness the energy and

spectacle of the Olympic games, packed with extraordinary circus acts, and be amazed as the world of

triumph and virtuosity come to dynamic life!

 

Read more

7 pm

Reboot

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

online

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Reboot

written by Derek “Duck” Washington
puzzles by David Pisa
directed by John Heimbuch

Your skill with computer hacking has attracted the attention of a covert government agent. To clear your record, you agree to assist Agent Halo in her current investigation. But what is Halo’s real mission, and can your team help her succeed? Exploring ideas of technology, identity, and personal freedom, Reboot redefines what online theater can be.

Reboot is Walking Shadow’s fourth interactive hybrid of theater and escape room. It is a live, scripted online performance with actors; it’s also an immersive, conversational experience for a small audience to explore virtually, while solving collaborative puzzles and unlocking ethical conundrums.

Basic Information

  • Reboot is an interactive online experience performed live over Zoom.
  • Each ticket sold is for an individual attendee.
  • Each participant will need a computer and phone to join. See technical details on our website.
  • Reboot lasts 90 – 105 minutes.
  • Reboot is made for 6 to 10 audience members.
  • Recommended for ages 14 up.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to make sure you get connected properly.
  • There is NO LATE ADMISSION for Reboot.

Content Advisory: Reboot includes audience interaction, group discussion, animations, camera filters, and digital environments.

LIVE CAST

Jamila Joiner
Gregory Parks

RECORDED CAST

Suzie Juul
Charla Marie Bailey
Ari Hoptman
Leo Searcy, Jr.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Writer – Derek “Duck” Washington
Puzzle and Scenic Design – David Pisa
Director and Video Design – John Heimbuch
Assistant Director – Javari Horne
Costume Design – Khamphian Vang
Digital Design – Laura M Bryan
Animations – Chris Rodriguez
Logo Design – Erik Evensen

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Clue

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, Minnesota

$25-30
Call (651) 478-7429
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy

Based on the iconic 1985 movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. When a dinner party host turns up dead, the guests all become suspects and must race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out who did it, where, and with what!
 

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LA BOHÈME

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$35+
Call 612-339-3003
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Drama

Music by Giacomo Puccini 
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
New orchestration by Joseph Schlefke  

Directed by Peter Rothstein 
Music Direction by Sonja Thompson

Featuring Corissa Bussian, Siena Forest, Benjamin Dutcher and David Walton

This passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. Theater Latté Da brings Peter Rothstein’s innovative, award-winning staging to the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss, and a celebration of art in the face of adversity.

Theater Latté Da is grateful for the generosity of our Production Sponsors,
Ron Frey and Steve Thompson.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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8 pm

The Music Man

8:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

  • Closing night

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.

Read more
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