Saturday, May 21, 2022

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

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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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

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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Julius Caesar

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
Annex Building, 550 Vandalia St #177, St Paul, MN 55114

$2 - $25
Call 651-330-5037
Buy tickets online

Presented by Shakespearean Youth Theatre
  • Drama
  • Kids

JULIUS CAESAR
Presented by the SYT 2022 Core Ensemble

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears….”

Shakespeare’s greatest political thriller. In a place calling itself Rome, a band of ambitious young senators decide that Caesar is a tyrant and must be assassinated. Expecting glorious revolution they instead find bloody civil war, as their belief in the overthrow of tyranny turns into disillusionment with the political industrial complex.

Join SYT for an exciting new conception of the classic potboiler.

Come watch Caesar die.

Performing Saturday, May 14th - Sunday, May 22nd 2022 at The Gremlin Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

Content Advisory: This performance will contain intense battle sequences. 

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The Labyrinth and the Minotaur: The Incarceration Play Project

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Mixed Blood Theater
1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis

Presented by Wonderlust Productions
  • Drama

Once upon a time,
A monster was born, and we built a maze to lock it away.
But its cries from deep underground disturbed our sleep …

This epic new play dramatically reimagines the ancient myth of Theseus and his quest to kill the Minotaur, a half-man, half-beast trapped in a maze. The play layers stories from people who have spent their lives working and living inside a modern-day labyrinth—the Minnesota incarceration system, a place where lawyers, officers, educators, nurses and people who have broken laws and their families are trapped in a civilization all its own.

Performed by a mix of people with experience in the incarceration system and professional artists, the play is based on the true stories Wonderlust Productions gathered from more than 230 diverse stakeholders in the Minnesota Corrections system—from inmates and their families, to corrections officers, prosecutors, public defenders, probation officers, policy makers, and many others.

Playing May 13-22 at Mixed Blood Theater, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis. The performance on Sunday, May 15 will be ASL Interpreted and Audio Described.

Mixed Blood Theater is entirely physically accessible.

Tickets are pay what you can.
Attendees will be asked to wear a mask at all times while inside the theater.
The show will run approximately two and a half hours with one intermission.

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Our Stories

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Collide Theatrical
755 Prior Ave N, Ste 235H St Paul, MN 55104

$15-$25
Call 6513957903
Buy tickets online

Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

An evening of original dance storytelling pieces rooted in and celebrating the Black experience. Directed by Allyson Richert, and featuring spoken word artist Carnage the Executioner. 

The performance is 60-70 minutes and includes a Q & A with the cast. Geared towards audiences of all ages and family-friendly in content. May 20-22.

ASL-interpreted performance Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00pm. TICKET DEAL: enter the code ASL20 at checkout for $20 tickets! Only applicable to the 2:00pm show on 5/22/22.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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Leading Ladies

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy

In this sparkling screwball comedy, two actors are so down on their luck they’re stuck performing Shakespeare on the Moose Lodge circuit in Amish country. Upon learning that a local millionaire may not be long for this world, they hatch a plot: they’ll masquerade as her long-lost relatives, make off with the fortune, and solve all their problems with her cash. But things go topsy-turvy when the actors fall in love with a rollerskating waitress and a theatre-loving heiress. It’s a delightful romp full of hijinks, high heels, and heart that you won’t want to miss!

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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.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Carmen

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$30-$225
Call 612-333-6669
Buy tickets online

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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8 pm

Footloose

8:00 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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