Thursday, June 16, 2022

7 pm

Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15-63
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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NW4W: Kate Sutton-Johnson | Ritika Ganguly

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

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

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.

Kate Sutton-Johnson

Sounds Inside

Writer/director: Kate Sutton-Johnson

Assistant director/choreographer: Cat Brindisi

Dance consultant: Tamara Ober

Sound designer: Kevin Springer

Composer: Aaron Gabriel

Performers: Kim Kivens, Dexieng Yang, Dana Lee Thompson, Vinecia Coleman

Ritika Ganguly

Eye am hear

Concept, voice, composition, sound design: Ritika Ganguly

Visualization, projection, set design: Zoe Cinel 

Sound visualizer building: Chris Delisle

Audio engineering: Shinjan Sengupta

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LITTLE WOMEN

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$29–$37
Call 763.422.1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Drama

LITTLE WOMEN | June 3–26, 2022
Written by Kate Hamill
| Directed by Elena Giannetti

Jo March isn't what you call your typical prim and proper Victorian lady. She's rebellious, opinionated, and certainly isn't afraid to speak her mind. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent, and imaginative young women. But the world around them has other plans. While Jo aspires to become a great American novelist, her sisters—Beth, Meg, and Amy—also tend to their private dreams while juggling society's expectations of them. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s famous coming-of-age story, this new adaptation by Kate Hamill is filled with the heart, spunk, and beautiful imperfection that makes the March sisters and their story such a timeless classic.

 

CAST:

NINA AGUILERA ARAYA as Beth March
MARY CUTLER as Hannah/Mingott
DERYCK HAK as Laurie
FJEARE HARDER as Marmie/Auntie
CHRIS JIMMY as John Brooks/Parrot
GRACE JONES as Amy March
MARCI LUCHT as Meg March
ANTONIA PEREZ as Jo March
GLEN STONE as Mr. Laurence/Robert March

ARTISTIC STAFF:

ELENA GIANNETTI, Director
CALLIE AHO, Intimacy Coach
JOE BLACK, Stage Manager
SHANNON ELLIOT, Lighting Designer
PAUL ETSBY, Sound Design Mentor
MJ LEFFLER Scenic Designer
DANI KRIVINCHUK, Assistant Director
EMILY LUDWIG, Sound Designer
KATIE MARTIN, Costume Designer
WILL ROSIN, Assistant Stage Manager
LEITA STREI, Assistant Stage Manager
TORI SWEENEY, Music Consultant
KAT WALKER, Props Designer

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Pyrates

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Fire Station 24
4501 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

$18 - $40
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Returning to the first live performance since the Before Times, Theatre Coup d’Etat presents the world premier of Pyrates - a new work written and directed by James Napoleon Stone - performing Thursday - Monday, June 16 - 27, 2022, all 7:30pm performances at historic Fire Station 24 in South Minneapolis. This will also be Theatre Coup d’Etat’s final show in the Twin Cities, and we intend to go out with a bang! (And cannons, sword fighting, perhaps even with the swash of a buckle or two.)

Pyrates is a dark comedy that will focus on a non-binary protagonist, Tanith, press-ganged aboard a military vessel. The crew have planned a mutiny to overthrow the vicious captain, and Tanith suddenly finds themselves swept up into the world of piracy. Along the way we witness the experiences of femme and masculine-presenting sailors, sailors of color, pirate legends, and individuals with different cultural backgrounds uniting together against the disproportionately wealthy rulers of society. Seeing their differences as strength, the crew embarks on “the big score” - the theft of a great treasure - the worth of which will allow them to leave piracy behind. This journey and its characters are based on real-life events and individuals.

CAST & CREW

Tanith - Taelyn Gore

Morgan - Brian Joyce

Trix - Meri Golden

Bones - Kaz Fawkes

Vidal - John Goodrich

Corbin - Joshua McCauley

Bouchere - Alec Berchem

Singers/Musicians/Crew Members/Soldiers - Clare Boyd, Vee Signorelli, Siri Ashley Wright, Allie Levandoski, Jay'd Hadberg, Jeff Miller, Olivia Hinz

Music Directors - Ben Larson, Reed Reimer

Lighting Design - Mark Kieffer

Costume Design - Chelsea Wren

Scenic and Props - Michella Lochen

Writer/Director - James Napoleon Stone

Fight Choreographer - Adam Scarpello

Cultural Sensitivity Committee - KT Turner, Dr. Sarah Campbell, Brian Joyce

Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and alley configuration staging, Pyrates will take audiences from the decks of ships to the bowels of dingy taverns and the roaring seas in between. Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present the world premier of this dark comedy!

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40 suggested. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com. Fire Station 24 is located at 4501 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

COVID-19 Safety Policy

Entrance to this event requires proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. We accept doctor or testing site administered test results only. All audience members are required to be masked inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. Click here to access the most updated information about our health and safety policies.

PERFORMANCES 

Pyrates preview (pay-what-you-can):

Wednesday, June 15, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Pyrates  performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

June 16 - 27, 2022

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm, Thursdays and Mondays are pay-what-you-can performances)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Content Information: strong language, alcohol use, tobacco use, staged violence, flashing lights, sudden sounds, loud noises, eat-the-rich content.

This script is designed to be fluid to allow for truthful representation of PoC and LGBTQIA2+ characters, reflective of and edited with input from the actors based on what they feel is important and necessary to authentically represent in American theatre.

Theatre Coup d’Etat is a two-time Ivey Award-winning theatre company founded in 2011 and continues to receive critical acclaim from the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Lavender Magazine, and more. For questions, please email theatrecoupdetat@gmail.com 

The show will run approximately 100 minutes with one intermission. Street parking available.

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Legally Blonde the Musical

Maple Grove Town Green Amphitheater
7991 Main Street N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This summer school will be in session when Harvard's beloved blonde Elle Woods takes the CCP stage in a pink storm of fun and self-discovery. Join us at the beautiful Maple Grove Town Green Amphitheater!

Performances: June 16 - 26, 2022

Showtime change for Sunday, June 19: due to the extreme temperatures forecast for Sunday afternoon, we are moving the showtime from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Patrons who already purchased tickets for this performance may redeem them at 7:30 or any of our other show dates and times. Thank you for your understanding. We believe it will be a more enjoyable experience for all in the evening.

Location: Maple Grove Town Green Amphitheater, 7991 Main St N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Tickets: Adults: $18 | Seniors (65+) and Students: $16 | Children under 5 free

Preview Night Pay-What-You-Can performance: Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. | Please note this is a dress rehearsal and the show may be paused to work through technical or other staging issues.

Audio Described (AD) performance: Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. | Pay-What-You-Can preview performance

American Sign Language (ASL) performance: Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. | We offer a buy one get one ticket free promotion to patrons using this service. Discount only available at the ticket table prior to the performance.

Outdoor general admission seating: The Town Green features amphitheater style seating with tiered cement risers near the stage and grassy seating areas in the rear. Bring a blanket, cushion or lawn chair and enjoy the show!

Parking: Limited street parking is available along Main Street N. We recommend using the parking ramp adjacent to the Maple Grove Library on Lakeview Dr. N. 

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Leading Ladies

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

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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TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL

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

$35+
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Drama
  • Musical

WORLD PREMIERE
June 8 - July 17, 2022
Ritz Theater

Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose 
Music and Lyrics by Michael Holland 
Book by David Simpatico 

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Denise Prosek
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring Sasha Andreev, Curtis Bannister, Reese Britts, Charlie Clark, James Detmar, Bradley Greenwald, Brian Kim McCormick, Riley McNutt, T. Mychael Rambo, Matt Riehle, Wariboko Semenitari, and Adan M. Varela.

In a small New York City jury room, on "the hottest day of the year," twelve men debate the fate of a young defendant charged with murdering his father. In form, TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL is a courtroom drama; in purpose, it's a crash course in those passages of the U.S. Constitution that promise defendants a fair trial and the presumption of innocence.

Theater Latté Da is thrilled to develop and produce the world premiere of this new American musical adapted from one of America’s greatest dramas.

We are grateful for the anonymous Production Sponsor who generously underwrote TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL and for their ongoing support of Theater Latté Da.

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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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