Sunday, July 17, 2022

1 pm

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

1:30 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
  • Musical

Welcome to London’s rowdy Music Hall Royale! It’s 1895 and the evening’s entertainment is a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’s final novel: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. But…there’s a hitch: Dickens died before he finished the story. No one knows how it ends. Who killed Edwin Drood?! That’s up to you! You’ll become the ultimate detective as the audience casts their vote at every show. With sweeping melodies, boisterous comedy, and 400 possible endings, this Tony Award-winning musical promises a jolly good time at the theatre.

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2 pm

Disney's The Little Mermaid

2:00 pm

Orono High School - Fenholt Auditorium
795 Old Crystal Bay Rd N Long Lake, MN 55356

$15 - $20
Call (612) 616-7876
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Presented by 4 Community Theatre
  • Musical

Join us at Orono High School Theatre for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea."

 

*MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND.*

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RENT by Jonathan Larson

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Simley High School PAC
2920 80th Street East, Inver Grove Heights, MN

Presented by Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre
  • Musical

Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.

Note: RENT includes adult themes and language. It is not recommended for children under 13.

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Cabal

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$45-60
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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SOMETHING ROTTEN!

2:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

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

SOMETHING ROTTEN! July 15–August 14, 2022

Book By Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick | Directed by Scott Ford | Choreography by Hannah Weinberg-Goerger

It's 1590 in beautiful, plague-ridden England and the Bottom Brothers are desperate to write a play to undermine the success of that Renaissance playwriting rock star, "The Bard!" When the brothers seek aid from the local soothsayer, they learn the future of theater involves singing, dancing, and acting—all at the same time! To take down their rival, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz...

 

CAST AND ARTISTIC STAFF

JIM AHRENS as Shylock
JUSTIN BETANCOURT as Nostradamus
ELIZABETH CASSIDY, Ensemble
KYLER CHASE as Nick Bottom
CODY DAHLSON, Ensemble
LAINI DEVIN, Swing
ANDY ELFENBEIN, Ensemble
BECCA HART as Bea Bottom
GRANT HOOYER as Nigel Bottom
MORGAN KEMPTON, Ensemble
ERIC KNUTSON as Brother Jeremiah
KIKO LAUREANO as Minstrel
RYAN LEDMAN, Swing
JOSHUA MELTZER, Ensemble
LARS NISSWANDT, Ensemble
BRANDON OSERO, Ensemble
STEVEN RAMIREZ as Lord Clapham
MARLEY RITCHIE, Ensemble
ALEX STOKES, Ensemble
JACK STRUB, Ensemble
CARL SWANSON as William Shakespeare
COURTNEY VONVETT as Portia
TORI WHEELER, Ensemble

SCOTT FORD, Director
VICTORIA CLAWSON, Scenic Artist
SHANNON ELLIOT, Lighting Designer
PAUL ESTBY, Sound Designer
JENNA HYDE, Lead Stage Manager
PETER LEROHL, Scenic Designer
MICHAELA LOCHEN, Props Designer
EMILY LUDEWIG, Sound Tech
ANNA MURPHY, Music Director
KATE PETERS, Associate Stage Manager
CAITLIN QUINN, Costume Designer
K.E. WALKER, Lead Assistant Stage Manager
HANNAH WEINBERG-GOERGER, Choreographer
KELLEY YOUNT, Assistant Stage Manager

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Jimmy Biuffet's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Musical

Book by: Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley

Music by: Jimmy Buffet

Directed by: Eric Morris

Produced by: Excelsior Entertainment

Set your mind on island time and plan your escape to the regional premiere of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical comedy about choices we make- and the people we become - once we’ve had a change in ‘latitude’.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, features both Jimmy Buffett and original songs with a story that revolves around a part time bartender/singer who falls for a career-minded tourist. Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all – and stay to find something they never expected.  Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. 

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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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6 pm

Footloose

6:30 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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7 pm

Epic Novelette

7:00 pm
Runs 40 minutes

  • Closing night

Hearthside and Highland Park, Cottage Grove
Hearthside: 8245 Hearthside Rd, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 Highland: 6975 Idsen Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

PWC

Presented by Locally Grown Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

“Today you shall be told an epic tale of dragons, knights, and heroes all the same.”

When a prince is left brideless on his wedding day a brave paladin and a healing priestess go on an heroic quest to rescue the princess. However, they are not the only travelers on the road. Join us for a kooky adventure that will surely keep you on your toes as these legendary characters may not be how you remember them.

Bring your chair or blanket and join us for some great outdoor theatre! Playing at Hearthside Park, Cottage Grove July 8th-10th and Highland Park, Cottage Grove July 15th-17th.Look for out Locally Grown signs, banners, or trailer. All shows start at 7:00pm. The show is free but a tip after the show is appreciated! 

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Love's Labor's Lost

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

various parks

donations gratefully accepted
Call 651.321.4024

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

Classical Actors Ensemble is back in Twin Cities parks for their eighth summer to offer Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost, a romantic comedy of four young men who swear off worldly pleasures to better themselves through study, and what happens when four young ladies unexpectedly show up.

Love's Labor's Lost by William Shakespeare
Directed by Hannah Steblay & Samantha V. Papke
June 17 - July 17, 2022

Friday, June 17th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Saturday, June 18th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 19th, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm - "The Hennepin" rooftop, Mpls *
Friday, June 24th, 7pm - Normandale Lake Bandshell, Bloomington
Saturday, June 25th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 26th, 3pm - Cedar Lake East Beach, Mpls
Thursday, June 30th, 7pm - Franconia Sculpture Park
Friday, July 1st, 7pm - Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul
Saturday, July 2nd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 3rd, 7pm - Harriet Island Target Stage, St. Paul
Thursday, July 7th, 7pm - Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 8th, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 9th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 10th, 7pm - Old Log Theatre, Excelsior
Thursday, July 14th, 7pm - St. Clement's Church, St. Paul
Friday, July 15th, 7pm - Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St. Louis Park
Saturday, July 16th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 17th, 7pm - MN Humanties Center, St. Paul
 * this performance is a ticketed fundraiser

 

Featuring:

Brennan Bassett, Evan Bowen, Cody Carlson, Tom Conry, Hadley Evans Nash, Brandon Herring, Garrett Hildebrandt, Jackson Hoemann, Olivia Kemp, Maddy LaRoche, Mia Martinez, Adri Mehra, Dominic Rodgers, Katrina Stelk, Alan Tilson
and
Emily Afdahl, Bria Fowble, Alyson Hasner, Iris Hernandez, Vincent Trainor, Graham Schatz, Gavin Webb

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Cambodian Rock Band

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$5 - $50
Call (612) 822-7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater and Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Musical

PART HISTORICAL PLAY. PART ROCK CONCERT.

A Khmer Rouge survivor returns to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.

 

TICKETS

Theater Mu strives to voice the stories of the Asian American community, and in order to bring performances to those communities whose stories we tell, we are committed to making them as accessible as possible. PAY AS YOU ARE pricing asks those who routinely pay $45 for theater tickets to choose to pay that amount; it is the actual fair market value of the ticket. If an audience member needs to pay less, they can choose to do so—as little as $5 per ticket.

Seating is assigned.

 

VENUE

Cambodian Rock Band will take place at the Jungle Theater, located at 2951 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

 

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TWELVE ANGRY MEN: A NEW MUSICAL

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
  • 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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