Friday, May 27, 2022

6 pm

Fight Scene Showcase

6:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Anne Simley Theatre at Hamline Univeristy
1530 W Taylor Ave, St Paul, MN 55104


Presented by Art In Arms
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Come enjoy some free action entertainment and support local artists training to make onstage violence better!
Performers will present a variety of scenes from books, theatrical productions, film, tv, video games and more - all testing for certification through the Society of American Fight Directors as the culmination of their semester-long coursework in Rapier and Dagger, Two-handed sword, and Sword and Shield.

This is a free event, and the section that is open to the public is expected to run approximately 90 minutes. Afterwards, our visiting adjudicator with have further evaluations for the performers in a closed session.

As this event will be held indoors, all attendees must remain masked at all times- performers will be unmasked while onstage, and will maintain a safe distance from the audience while doing so.

Friday, May 27  ~6:00PM
Anne Simley Theatre at Hamline University
1530 W Taylor Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

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7 pm

NW4W: Works-in-Progress

Red Eye Theater
2213 Snelling Ave Minneapolis, MN 55404

$20-30, pay what you wish
Call 612.870.7531
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Experimental

Christian Bardin | Maddie Granlund | Atlese Robinson | J H Shuǐ Xiān | Anat Spiegel

2022 marks the first NW4W festival in Red Eye’s new home! This incubator of new work has become a cornerstone of the Twin Cities performance landscape, culminating in a showcase of the freshest experiments from Minnesota’s most risk-taking performing artists.

The 2022 Works-in-Progress cohort includes interdisciplinary artists working with sound, language, movement, objects, and media. Along with their collaborators, they will share original works that explore ritual, chance, dissociation, ancestral memory, communal loss, and what questions to ask when.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

Call 612-874-0400
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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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I Ought to Be in Pictures

7:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Call 612-375-0300
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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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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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8 pm


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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