Saturday, May 7, 2022

10 am

What Do You Do With An Idea?

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
  • Musical
  • Kids

What Do You Do With An Idea?

 

Trek through the journey of an idea!  

Based on the Book written by Kobi Yamada
Illustrated by Mae Besom
Script by Cristina Pippa
Music & Lyrics by Sharon Kenny

 

ALL AGES • WORLD PREMIERE!

 

A world premiere musical based on an award-winning book comes to life on stage this spring! Follow the journey of a young child with the question; “What DO you do with an idea?” First, they ignore it, but when it won't go away, they nurture it and watch it grow. One day the answer becomes abundantly clear.

 

What Do You Do with An Idea? by Kobi Yamada is produced with permission of the publisher, Compendium, Inc.

 

CAST

 

In alphabetical order

WRITER - Kota Bicknell
SMALL IDEA - Corinne Brooks
MARLO - Will Buckler
ETHOS - Faith Culbertson
CHRONOS - Adiltah Dhiahidayah
CURE IDEA - Zoe Glassmann
DOCTOR - Feven Harder
IDEA - Stellan Harrison
IDEA - Baron Heinz
JULES - Aliyah Irmiter
INVENTOR - Jacob Marckel
ART IDEA - Connor Moss *
INVENTION IDEA - Elinor Mulhern
BIG IDEA - Alanna Nyberg
TINY IDEA - Aida Patrick
BRIGHT IDEA - Zola Jo Renfroe
KAI - Stella Schlegelmilch
IDEA - Mimi Stelljes
ARTIST - Lily Wolfe
STORY IDEA - Charlotte Zavoral
* denotes Dance Captain

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Check back closer to Opening Night for a complete list.

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION MANAGER- Melanie Salmon-Peterson
CHOREOGRAPHER - Bekah Gudim Berry
MUSIC DIRECTOR - JC Lippold
SET DESIGNER - Sarah Brandner
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Christa Ludwig
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Grant Merges
PROPS DESIGNER - Jim Hibbeler
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt
STAGE MANAGER - Emily Carey
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - David Gamache
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - Abi Carlson
LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR - Britta Rekstad & Aven Simmons
ELECTRICIANS - Erin Gustafson, Brenna Hay, Mike Lee, Katie McLean
SCENIC ARTIST - Cinde Ashley
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - Mike Lee
CARPENTER - Jeff Neppl
VOLUNTEERS - Kota Bicknell, Jenny Brown, Scott Brown, Warren Glidden, Nancy Johnson, Alanna Nyberg, Yvonne Ring, Steve Skoro, Mariann Wolf, Charlotte Zavoral

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11 am

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

11:00 am
Runs 120 minutes

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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

Book by Kevin Del Aguila

Music and Lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler

Based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series by Jeff Kinney and the 20th Century Studios Films

Produced by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical and Kevin McCollum

Directed by Jenn Thompson

UnitedHealth Group Stage

April 22-June 18, 2022

All Ages

 

Middle school, ugh. It’s the worst. But Greg is determined NOT to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg… no way.

 

See Jeff Kinney’s popular character take center stage as Greg’s cartoon diary becomes a hilarious and heartfelt musical. Will Greg’s plans lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school!

                   

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1 pm

What Do You Do With An Idea?

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
  • Musical
  • Kids

What Do You Do With An Idea?

 

Trek through the journey of an idea!  

Based on the Book written by Kobi Yamada
Illustrated by Mae Besom
Script by Cristina Pippa
Music & Lyrics by Sharon Kenny

 

ALL AGES • WORLD PREMIERE!

 

A world premiere musical based on an award-winning book comes to life on stage this spring! Follow the journey of a young child with the question; “What DO you do with an idea?” First, they ignore it, but when it won't go away, they nurture it and watch it grow. One day the answer becomes abundantly clear.

 

What Do You Do with An Idea? by Kobi Yamada is produced with permission of the publisher, Compendium, Inc.

 

CAST

 

In alphabetical order

WRITER - Kota Bicknell
SMALL IDEA - Corinne Brooks
MARLO - Will Buckler
ETHOS - Faith Culbertson
CHRONOS - Adiltah Dhiahidayah
CURE IDEA - Zoe Glassmann
DOCTOR - Feven Harder
IDEA - Stellan Harrison
IDEA - Baron Heinz
JULES - Aliyah Irmiter
INVENTOR - Jacob Marckel
ART IDEA - Connor Moss *
INVENTION IDEA - Elinor Mulhern
BIG IDEA - Alanna Nyberg
TINY IDEA - Aida Patrick
BRIGHT IDEA - Zola Jo Renfroe
KAI - Stella Schlegelmilch
IDEA - Mimi Stelljes
ARTIST - Lily Wolfe
STORY IDEA - Charlotte Zavoral
* denotes Dance Captain

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Check back closer to Opening Night for a complete list.

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION MANAGER- Melanie Salmon-Peterson
CHOREOGRAPHER - Bekah Gudim Berry
MUSIC DIRECTOR - JC Lippold
SET DESIGNER - Sarah Brandner
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Christa Ludwig
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Grant Merges
PROPS DESIGNER - Jim Hibbeler
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt
STAGE MANAGER - Emily Carey
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - David Gamache
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - Abi Carlson
LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR - Britta Rekstad & Aven Simmons
ELECTRICIANS - Erin Gustafson, Brenna Hay, Mike Lee, Katie McLean
SCENIC ARTIST - Cinde Ashley
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - Mike Lee
CARPENTER - Jeff Neppl
VOLUNTEERS - Kota Bicknell, Jenny Brown, Scott Brown, Warren Glidden, Nancy Johnson, Alanna Nyberg, Yvonne Ring, Steve Skoro, Mariann Wolf, Charlotte Zavoral

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Footloose

1:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Footloose first burst onto the silver screen in 1984 and proved to be one of the year’s most successful motion pictures. The soundtrack recording reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell over 17 million copies worldwide, generating such Top Forty hits as its title song and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” (both of which received Academy Award nominations), plus “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” and “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man).” With a screenplay and lyrics by Oscar winner Dean Pitchford, the story focused on young people, much like his previous, and wildly successful movie musical Fame.

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All American Boys presented by Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater

All American Boys

1:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Capri Theatre
2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater
  • Drama
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater proudly present

All American Boys

April 29 - May 22, 2022 • Ages 10+

By Jody Drezner Alperin and Vicky Finney Crouch | Based on the book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely | Directed by Theo Langason and Cody R. Braudt

The journey of two teen boys and a life-altering incident

Twin Cities Premiere!

“At once timely and timeless, funny and wickedly smart... about what it means to be a young man in America— across lines of race—and what it means to be a GOOD person in America—across lines of Everything.” – Jacqueline Woodson

The lives of two high-school boys, one black and one white, powerfully intersect after a violent act of racially motivated police brutality. Unfolding through the boys’ alternating perspectives, the story follows their journey as they grapple with the devastating impact of racism as it reverberates through their families, school and town. Stages Theatre Company and Capri Theater are proud to bring this important play, based on the award-winning book by Brendan Kiely and National Book Award winner and Ambassador of Children’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, to Twin Cities audiences.

 

CONTENT WARNING: Strong Language & Violence will be depicted.

RUN DATES: April 29 - May 22, 2022
LOCATION: All performances of ALL AMERICAN BOYS will take place at The Capri Theater- 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
APPROPRIATE AGES: Ages 10+
DURATION: Approx. 80 Minutes.
 

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS: To ensure your safety, and the safety of our staff, cast, crew and volunteers, the following protocols will be in place throughout the run ALL AMERICAN BOYS Running April 29- May 22.

At this time, Stages Theatre Company is requiring that all attendees (3+) wear masks at all times while in the building and theater. We are currently selling to a limited capacity to allow for social distancing and will provide all ticket holders with any updated requirements closer to the time of the event.

MASKS REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE AGES 3+

More information on our COVID-19 Policies can be found here: HEALTH & SAFETY POILICIES & PROCEDURES

 

 

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

All ticket holders will be invited to attend virtual community conversations on the following dates: May 2, May 9 and May 16 from 6pm-7pm.
Details will be sent closer to these dates. Made possible through a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation and facilitated by Washburn Center for Children.

 

THE CAST

In alphabetical order

JILL - Calli Argent
DWYER - John Clifton
COACH & CLERK - Peter Colburn
QUINN - Jaden Corniea
ENGLISH JONES - Edric Duffy
BERRY - Joh Easley
MS. TRACY & KATIE LANSING - Becca Hart
SHANNON PUSHCART - Grant Hudson
RASHAD - Miles Johnson
MOM - Jamila Joiner
MA - Kim Kivens
CARLOS - Luca La Hoz Calassara
WILL - Apollonia Leider
GUZZO - Jack Mintz
DAD - Danté Pirtle
CHORUS - Livv Rankin
SPOONY - Roy Richardson Jr.
CHORUS - Charles Rush-Reese
CHORUS - Daija Scott
PAUL - Michael Venske
MRS FITZGERALD - Jeanette Warner
NEWS ANCHOR - JC Lippold

 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

STC ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director OF THE CAPRI - James Scott
GENERAL MANAGER & ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE OF THE CAPRI - Kevin West
DIRECTOR - Theo Langason
DIRECTOR - Cody R. Braudt
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Samantha Fromm Haddow
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Jim Hibbeler
RESIDENT COSTUME DESIGNER - Christa Ludwig
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Grant E. Merges
COMPOSERS & SOUND DESIGNER - Peter Morrow & Maje Adams
SOUND DESIGN MENTEE - Enzo La Hoz Calassara
PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson
SET DESIGNER - Joe Stanley
SET DESIGN MENTEE - Layla Cavin
PROPS DESIGNER - Laura Wilhelm
STAGE MANAGER - Emily Sullivan
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - Joya Horne
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - Donte McCarty
LIGHT BOARD OPERATORS - Facio Long & Yuki Rogers
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - Trevor Zapiecki
ELECTRICIANS - Katie McLean, Jeff Neppl
SCENIC ARTIST - Cinde Ashley
CARPENTER - Jeff Neppl
VOLUNTEERS - Scott Brown, Warren Glidden, Nancy Johnson, Yvonne Ring, Mariann Wolf

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2 pm

JELLY'S LAST JAM

2:00 pm

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

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

Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Musical

Book by George C. Wolfe
Music by Jelly Roll Morton
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Additional music and musical adaptation by Luther Henderson

Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder
Music Supervision by Sanford Moore

Featuring Reese Britts and Andre Shoals

Born to a Creole family in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, Jelly Roll Morton was a classically trained pianist who was fascinated by the ragtime, blues and jazz sounds happening around him. From the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago and the clubs of New York, the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning JELLY'S LAST JAM tells the troubled story of the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz with spectacular dance breaks and a smokin’ jazz score.

Theater Latté Da is grateful for the generosity of our Production Sponsors, David Feroe and Linda Svitak.

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3 pm

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

Book by Kevin Del Aguila

Music and Lyrics by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler

Based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series by Jeff Kinney and the 20th Century Studios Films

Produced by special arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical and Kevin McCollum

Directed by Jenn Thompson

UnitedHealth Group Stage

April 22-June 18, 2022

All Ages

 

Middle school, ugh. It’s the worst. But Greg is determined NOT to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg… no way.

 

See Jeff Kinney’s popular character take center stage as Greg’s cartoon diary becomes a hilarious and heartfelt musical. Will Greg’s plans lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school!

                   

Read more

Souvenir, by Stephen Temperley

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave., Saint Paul, MN

$20-$40
Call 612-547-9839
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Come share some laughs with us as we present this charming Broadway hit musical comedy! Directed by Jeff Miller, featuring Bucket Brigade favorites Vanessa Gamble as the infamous opera-singer-who-sang-famously-bad Florence Foster Jenkins, and the inimitable Michael Pearce Donley as her long-suffering accompanist, Cosme!

Directed by Jeffrey S. Miller
Costume Design by Barb Portinga
Lighting Design by Shannon Elliot
Stage Manager: Sarah Pierucki
Sound Design by Jeremiah Gamble
Featuring Vanessa Gamble and Michael Pearce Donley

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7 pm

All American Boys presented by Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater

All American Boys

7:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Capri Theatre
2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater
  • Drama
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company and the Capri Theater proudly present

All American Boys

April 29 - May 22, 2022 • Ages 10+

By Jody Drezner Alperin and Vicky Finney Crouch | Based on the book by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely | Directed by Theo Langason and Cody R. Braudt

The journey of two teen boys and a life-altering incident

Twin Cities Premiere!

“At once timely and timeless, funny and wickedly smart... about what it means to be a young man in America— across lines of race—and what it means to be a GOOD person in America—across lines of Everything.” – Jacqueline Woodson

The lives of two high-school boys, one black and one white, powerfully intersect after a violent act of racially motivated police brutality. Unfolding through the boys’ alternating perspectives, the story follows their journey as they grapple with the devastating impact of racism as it reverberates through their families, school and town. Stages Theatre Company and Capri Theater are proud to bring this important play, based on the award-winning book by Brendan Kiely and National Book Award winner and Ambassador of Children’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, to Twin Cities audiences.

 

CONTENT WARNING: Strong Language & Violence will be depicted.

RUN DATES: April 29 - May 22, 2022
LOCATION: All performances of ALL AMERICAN BOYS will take place at The Capri Theater- 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
APPROPRIATE AGES: Ages 10+
DURATION: Approx. 80 Minutes.
 

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS: To ensure your safety, and the safety of our staff, cast, crew and volunteers, the following protocols will be in place throughout the run ALL AMERICAN BOYS Running April 29- May 22.

At this time, Stages Theatre Company is requiring that all attendees (3+) wear masks at all times while in the building and theater. We are currently selling to a limited capacity to allow for social distancing and will provide all ticket holders with any updated requirements closer to the time of the event.

MASKS REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE AGES 3+

More information on our COVID-19 Policies can be found here: HEALTH & SAFETY POILICIES & PROCEDURES

 

 

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

All ticket holders will be invited to attend virtual community conversations on the following dates: May 2, May 9 and May 16 from 6pm-7pm.
Details will be sent closer to these dates. Made possible through a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation and facilitated by Washburn Center for Children.

 

THE CAST

In alphabetical order

JILL - Calli Argent
DWYER - John Clifton
COACH & CLERK - Peter Colburn
QUINN - Jaden Corniea
ENGLISH JONES - Edric Duffy
BERRY - Joh Easley
MS. TRACY & KATIE LANSING - Becca Hart
SHANNON PUSHCART - Grant Hudson
RASHAD - Miles Johnson
MOM - Jamila Joiner
MA - Kim Kivens
CARLOS - Luca La Hoz Calassara
WILL - Apollonia Leider
GUZZO - Jack Mintz
DAD - Danté Pirtle
CHORUS - Livv Rankin
SPOONY - Roy Richardson Jr.
CHORUS - Charles Rush-Reese
CHORUS - Daija Scott
PAUL - Michael Venske
MRS FITZGERALD - Jeanette Warner
NEWS ANCHOR - JC Lippold

 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

STC ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director OF THE CAPRI - James Scott
GENERAL MANAGER & ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE OF THE CAPRI - Kevin West
DIRECTOR - Theo Langason
DIRECTOR - Cody R. Braudt
COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Samantha Fromm Haddow
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Jim Hibbeler
RESIDENT COSTUME DESIGNER - Christa Ludwig
LIGHTING DESIGNER - Grant E. Merges
COMPOSERS & SOUND DESIGNER - Peter Morrow & Maje Adams
SOUND DESIGN MENTEE - Enzo La Hoz Calassara
PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson
SET DESIGNER - Joe Stanley
SET DESIGN MENTEE - Layla Cavin
PROPS DESIGNER - Laura Wilhelm
STAGE MANAGER - Emily Sullivan
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - Joya Horne
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - Donte McCarty
LIGHT BOARD OPERATORS - Facio Long & Yuki Rogers
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - Trevor Zapiecki
ELECTRICIANS - Katie McLean, Jeff Neppl
SCENIC ARTIST - Cinde Ashley
CARPENTER - Jeff Neppl
VOLUNTEERS - Scott Brown, Warren Glidden, Nancy Johnson, Yvonne Ring, Mariann Wolf

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Moliere's The Miser

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$15 for Adults; $12 for Students and Seniors; Saturday Matinee is Pay What You Will
Call 612-724-4539

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

In honor of Moliere's 400th Anniversary, Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company is pleased to present The Miser. Satire and farce blend in the fast-moving story of The Miser. Harpagon, the title character, loves money more than he does anyone else, even his son and daughter. Meanwhile, his children have both fallen in love, although Harpagon wants to thwart their plans. Things heat up considerably when the miser’s strongbox is stolen, but of course, things work out for the best. Adapted and directed by Steven LaVigne, the CLFTC production of this comedy is set on the day that Lindbergh landed in Paris in 1927.

Cast: Don Larrson as Harpagon; Lauren Wills as Elise,; Troy Lowry, Jr. as Leo; Ashley Marek as Marianne; Lissa Miller as Frosine,; Jackson K. Whitman as Valere; David Norini as Ansel; Noreen K. Brandt as Claudette; Coral Bastien as Mme. Simone; Stephen Greenhalgh as Jacques; Meagan Kellom as Brigette; Lisa Phelps as Fletcher and Miles Scroggins as the Gendarme.

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Two realtors pose suggestively with a tiny house.

HOUSEFUCKER

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

HOUSEFUCKER is in a house near you.
Performances take place in a new house each weekend. Ticketholders will be emailed the specific address the day of the performance. Neighborhoods for each weekend are: April 16, 17: South Minneapolis, Bryant April 23, 24: Downtown Minneapolis, Mill City April 29, 30: South Minneapolis, Kingfield/Bryant May 6, 7, 8: South Minneapolis, Howe

Presented by WeAreMarried
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

HOUSEFUCKER

created by WeAreMarried

directed by Lizz Windnagel

featuring Jay Eisenberg and Shelby Richardson

Look at you, awake in your bed, wondering if the house you like actually likes you back.

Tossing and turning because you can't meet your house's needs.

Thrashing and gnashing because, let's face it, your house never comes first.

What an embarrassment! We know you just want to be alone in the home. Lucky for you, the uniquely qualified realtors at Beam & Bungalow are here to help. Join Shel Beam and Phil Bungalow for a minimally invasive open house where you'll learn our special techniques for understanding the traumas and dramas of buying, selling, and pleasuring the home. By the time you leave, you'll see houses in a whole new way, a way that makes you shout: "There's not a thing wrong with it!"

At just under an hour, this is a one tight tour that will leave you feeling real loose.

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Mamma Mia!

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$15-$25
Call 952-401-5898
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Musical

An enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

April 30 @ 7:30p; May 7, 13, 14 @ 7:30p; May 1, 8, 15 @ 2:00p

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Monsters in a Mirror: Strange Tales from the Chapel Perilous

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave

$15, $12 with a Fringe button discount
Buy tickets online

Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama

"Who wants reality? I can get that for free. That's the whole point. I kind of have to."

There is an imperfection in the human mind - a crack, a flaw, a crevice - one that fascinates and repulses all those who find it. It is empty of all but impulse and appetite and the memory of hope. What if you looked over the edge? What if you fell? And after the fall, what would you see in the mirror?

Six performances. Five artists. Four brand-new short plays. Adapted by an all-star creative team from the original horror collection, it's time to get metaphysical in this twisted cabaret of the macabre. Created by Derek Dirlam, Jenna Papke, Tim Wick, and Jena Young, and with songs by My Very Friend!

Maximum Verbosity will also be producing a late-night cabaret April 29-30 called WASTED: The Comedy Horror Show, featuring storytelling, music, and physical comedy!

WARNING: contains tales of horror and dark fantasy, and consequently some disturbing and violent imagery, including both gunshots and references to sexual assault.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix Theater requires proof of vaccination and masking for entry to all shows.

ONLINE PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

"...delving into psychological horror and darker themes, though frequently with a healthy amount of comedy and acerbic wit...a lot of really ambitious material...some really heavy material, a good dose of fatalism and comedy...this is a dark book, both psychologically and often violently, and it's certainly not going to play to everyone's tastes. A lot of weird and fucked up shit, so consider yourself warned...the good far outweighs the bad here."

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The Bucket List of Booze Club

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$25, $23 Fringe/Student/Senior Discount
Call 6128168479
Buy tickets online

Presented by Freshwater Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Collette’s battle with cancer forces her to confront a lifetime’s worth of regrets and face the fact that her smart, ambitious daughter Ree-Ree idolizes her “Aunt Jen” much more than herself. Jen is a successful lawyer who’s been unsuccessful in love and is coming to the realization that she may be forever single. Lively grandmother Mary Ann has a much younger boyfriend, Eric, who inadvertently makes her feel old, while Amy is coping with classic “Sandwich generation” challenges: an empty nest, an ailing parent, and a dull, unsatisfying marriage.

This incredible script will have you laughing until the moment you’re sobbing as a group of friends help one another navigate more than one kind of change of life in their 50s!

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JELLY'S LAST JAM

7:30 pm

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

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

Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Musical

Book by George C. Wolfe
Music by Jelly Roll Morton
Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Additional music and musical adaptation by Luther Henderson

Directed and Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder
Music Supervision by Sanford Moore

Featuring Reese Britts and Andre Shoals

Born to a Creole family in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, Jelly Roll Morton was a classically trained pianist who was fascinated by the ragtime, blues and jazz sounds happening around him. From the back alleys of New Orleans to the dance halls of Chicago and the clubs of New York, the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning JELLY'S LAST JAM tells the troubled story of the self-proclaimed inventor of jazz with spectacular dance breaks and a smokin’ jazz score.

Theater Latté Da is grateful for the generosity of our Production Sponsors, David Feroe and Linda Svitak.

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Thunder Knocking at the Door at Plymouth Congregational Church

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Congregational Church
1919 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$0-$35
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things Theater
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Featuring Ronnie AllenBrian BoseRajané Katurah, Thomasina Petrus and T. Mychael Rambo

This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the Delta Blues guitar.

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Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$30/45/60
Call 612-375-0300
Buy tickets online

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds, references to magic and the occult.

Recommended for ages 14+.

Covid policy: masks required. Proof of vaccination and booster required (or negative test taken within 72 hours). Cabal is an immersive experience in a small space. Actors and performers will be sharing the same area. Social distancing is not possible, but audience capacity is limited to 10 people. Actors are vaccinated and boosted, and will also be wearing masks.

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I Ought to Be in Pictures

7:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Take a road trip with Libby as she impulsively hitchhikes from New York to Hollywood! With dreams of stardom, Libby expects her estranged screenwriter father to atone for his past mistakes and launch her acting career. But when she arrives at her Dad’s run-down bungalow, it soon becomes obvious that he is in no position to advance anyone’s career—including his own. With huge heart and wicked one-liners, Neil Simon (of The Odd Couple fame) crafts a poignant comedy about the lengths we’ll go to for a second chance.

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ONCE

7:30 pm

Prague Theater
110 E Main St New Prague, MN 56071

$15-$25
Call 952-314-9077
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Presented by DalekoArts
  • Musical

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolve into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

 

Building on the original movie's beloved soundtrack — and including the Oscar-winning, Top 40 hit, "Falling Slowly" — Once is a beautiful, moving, and hopeful tribute to the music in all of us.

 

CAST (In Order of Appearance):

  • Guy: Chris Paulson
  • Girl Leslie Vincent
  • Réza: Quinn Shadko
  • Eamon: Grant Hooyer
  • Andrej: Ryan J. Pierce
  • Da: Eric Lee
  • Baruska: Shana Eisenberg
  • Svec: Jeff A. Miller
  • Billy: Zachary Thomas Hedner
  • Bank Manager/Ensemble: Nora Sonneborn
  • Ex-Girlfriend/Ensemble: Shelby Lengyel
  • Emcee/Ensemble: Shana Berg

 

PRODUCTION STAFF:

  • Director: Amanda White
  • Stage Manager: Dillon Baxendell
  • Music Director: Bradley Behean
  • Choreographer: Joe Crook
  • Accent Consultant: Benjamin Slye
  • Scenic Designer/Carpenter/Painter: Robin McIntyre
  • Lighting Designer: Phillip Uttech
  • Costume Designer: Cynthia Wade Forsgren
  • Sound Designer: Topher Pirkl
  • Props Designer: Sarah Salisbury

 

MUSICIANS:

  • Piano: Bradley Beahen
  • Violin: Betsy Keenan-Brown
  • Cello: Randall Davidson

 

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MIXTAPE 5G: The Sound of Movement

7:30 pm

The Cowles Center for Dance
528 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20-$30
Call (612)-206-3600
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Presented by The Cowles Center and THE MIXTAPE Collective
  • Dance
  • Hip hop

THE MIXTAPE Collective consists of established and up-and-coming Hip Hop choreographers, dancers, electronic and instrumental musicians, and videographers and editors. MIXTAPE dances into the next chapter of Hip Hop dance theater with an exploration of futuristic ways to perceive the struggles of the present. We locate ourselves in cyberspace, where battles are fought, relationships are built, and artifacts of the past are uncovered. MIXTAPE 5G: The Sound of Movement investigates finding the strength to defy hierarchy, building solidarity through difference, and fracturing fossilized stereotypes.

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SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka MN 55303

$32–42
Call 763.422.1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Musical

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE | April 8–May 8, 2022

Words and Music by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stroller

Directed by Vanessa Brooke Agnes
Music Direction by Ross Edward Bell
Choreography by Demitrius McClendon (ImagineJoy)

Leiber and Stoller are two of the biggest songwriters in rock 'n' roll history and their songs provide the baseline for this electrifying musical revue of the songs the shaped the American soundscape in the 1950s. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE MUSIC OF LEIBER AND STOLLER is the Grammy® Award-winning and Tony Award®-nominated musical that throws together show-stopping hits like On Broadway, Stand by Me, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Love Potion No. 9, Spanish Harlem, Yakety Yak and Charlie Brown, while celebrating the humor, passion, and heartbreak of everyday life.

CAST AND ARTISTIC STAFF

CAST:
Samatha Buckley
Camryn Buelow
Curtis Burton
Michael Burton
Audrey Johnson
Bradley Johnson
Alexhannah Joson
Uchenna Korus
Martinoa Mayotte
Jaclyn McDonald
Abilene Olson
Chris Owusu
Antonia Perez
Marley Ritchie
Eric Romero

ARTISTIC STAFF:
Vanessa Brooke Agnes, Director
Ross Edward Bell, Music Director
Michaela Lochen, Properties Designers
Emily Ludewig, Production Crew
Anna Murphy, Rehearsal and Performance Accompanist
Demetrius McClendon, Choreographer
Jake Otto, Lighting Designer
Kate Peters, Stage Manager
Caitlin Quinn, Costume Designer
Sadie Ward, Scenic Designer
Dallas Williams, Assistant Stage Manager
Julie Zumsteg, Sound Designer

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Souvenir, by Stephen Temperley

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave., Saint Paul, MN

$20-$40
Call 612-547-9839
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Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Come share some laughs with us as we present this charming Broadway hit musical comedy! Directed by Jeff Miller, featuring Bucket Brigade favorites Vanessa Gamble as the infamous opera-singer-who-sang-famously-bad Florence Foster Jenkins, and the inimitable Michael Pearce Donley as her long-suffering accompanist, Cosme!

Directed by Jeffrey S. Miller
Costume Design by Barb Portinga
Lighting Design by Shannon Elliot
Stage Manager: Sarah Pierucki
Sound Design by Jeremiah Gamble
Featuring Vanessa Gamble and Michael Pearce Donley

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Carmen

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102

$30-$225
Call 612-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama
  • Musical

Sultry, bold, daring. When affection turns to obsession, romance becomes dangerous. Carmen, an iconic and beautiful woman, is bound to live life on her own terms. But shortly after a corporal military officer falls for her, what begins as a passionate story of desire quickly turns into a struggle for liberation. Featuring some of the most popular music to ever grace the opera stage, Minnesota Opera’s Carmen brings every aspect of Bizet’s thrilling tale to life, from its tantalizing beginning to its devastating climax.

Sung in French with English translations.

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Disney's The Little Mermaid

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN

$25-30
Call (651) 478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Based on the beloved animated feature, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is an enchanting love story for children and adults alike. This fishy fairytale, featuring such classic songs as “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” and “Kiss the Girl,” will leave you humming along & tapping your toes long after the curtain drops.

 

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Hands on a Hardbody

7:30 pm

Luther Cadillac
2325 Prior Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Minneapolis Musical Theatre is returning this spring with “Hands on a Hardbody.” The musical, about 10 hard-luck Texans vying to win a new pickup truck and with it – the hope of a better life, will be produced in the showroom at Luther Cadillac in Roseville, MN April 22-May 8, 2022.

CAST

Christy Johnson 

Jenny Ramirez 

Brandon Cayetano

Christian Unser

Marie Finch-Koinuma

James Lane

Emily Rosenberg

Kyle Doherty

Roland Hawkins II

Cassie Utt

Aly O'Keeffe

Gianna Schiller

John Goodrich

Steven Ramirez

Charlie Morgan

Elyssa Bickford

Anissa Lubbers

Keaton Lane

 

Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha - Director

Jean Orbison Van Heel - Music Director

Abbi Fern - Choreographer

Jeni Long - Stage Manager

Jorie Ann Kosel - Costume Designer

Abe Gabor - Sound Designer

Jeffrey R. Johnson - Lighting Designer

Mason Tyer - Fight Coordinator

Agustina Victoria Borré - Spanish Coach

Joe Hendren - Artistic Director

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MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

7:30 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Theatre B
215 10th St N, Moorhead, MN 56560

$5-$50
Call 7017298880
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Presented by Theatre B
  • Drama
  • Musical

What will endure when the cataclysm arrives – when the grid fails, society crumbles, and we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Can art remake a civilization? Mr. Burns propels us forward and imagines a future where Bart Simpson and the pop culture references of one era evolve into the mythology of another.

Tucker Lucas (The MajoritySantaland Diaries), production director said, “Mr. Burns is a show about a community living in a post-apocalyptic world where there is no more electricity and so to entertain each other the community members stage old episodes of The Simpsons as plays.” 

Performance Dates: May 6 – 22. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees on May 15 and 22 at 2:00 PM.

Content warning & disclaimer: This production contains minor special effects. Patrons are advised about the brief use of theatrical firearms along with sound effects. Theatrical firearms are handled with industry safety protocols by our weapons master. Please contact the office at 701-729-8880 or info@theatreb.org if you have any questions.

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MOONLIT WALK HOME

7:30 pm
Runs 65 minutes

Nautilus Music-Theater
308 Prince St #190, St Paul MN 55101

Pay as you wish: $10 to $40
Call 651-298-9913
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Presented by Nautilus Music-Theater
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Join Jennifer Baldwin Peden and Christina Baldwin as the adapt Fern Green Baldwin's poetry into an operatic meditation for the theater, giving voice to a spirit that describes, remembers, celebrates, laments, and forecasts a Minnesotan life of quiet substance. Ben Krywosz directs, with Sonja Thompson at the piano; this hyperlocal chamber opera is scored for piano, violin, and ukulele, and is presented in Nautilus’ intimate studio theater. Scenic/costume design is by Victoria Petrovich; lights are by Jeff Bartlett. Seating is very limited, and the performance is about 65 minutes, with no intermission.

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Miss Woodhouse Presents

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Elision Playhouse
6105 N 42nd Ave, Crystal, MN 55422

Presented by Aethem Theatre
  • Comedy

Handsome, clever, and rich Emma Woodhouse wants nothing more than to share her talents with the world.  What better way than her own TV show?  Showrunner George Knightley and research assistant Harriet Smith do their best to keep Emma on track, but that doesn't prevent Austen's feisty heroine from giving her opinion on the love lives of Austen's other beloved characters, from the Bennets to the Dashwoods and everyone in between.

Aethem Theatre is thrilled to present this whip-smart and rollicking world premiere play that takes audiences on a whirlwind tour through Jane Austen's beloved catalogue with joy and laughter.

Written and Directed by Kayla Hambek. Stage Management by Amara Gerlach. Costume Design by Olivia Schwab. Lighting Design by Peter Gustafson. Featuring Gabriella Abbott, Raúl Arámbula, Maddie Ripperger, Lois Estell, Nissa Nordland, Eva Gemlo, Kayla Dvorak Feld, Noah Hynick, and Brendan Veerman.

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8 pm

Footloose

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

Footloose first burst onto the silver screen in 1984 and proved to be one of the year’s most successful motion pictures. The soundtrack recording reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and went on to sell over 17 million copies worldwide, generating such Top Forty hits as its title song and “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” (both of which received Academy Award nominations), plus “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out For A Hero,” and “I’m Free (Heaven Helps the Man).” With a screenplay and lyrics by Oscar winner Dean Pitchford, the story focused on young people, much like his previous, and wildly successful movie musical Fame.

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