Saturday, August 6, 2022

9 am

BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

9:00 am
Runs 45 minutes

Stages Theatre Compamy
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$12
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG - Created by Stages Theatre Company

 

Fill your bucket with joy and kindness!  

 

AGES 0-5 • WORLD PREMIERE

 

Our youngest audience members journey with young Maya through her day as she learns that the key to filling her own bucket is kind actions towards others. Is Maya’s bucket full or empty? Does sharing a favorite toy fill her bucket? How about giving her sister a hug? Created by Stages Theatre Company specifically for ages 0-5, this imaginative and immersive experience asks our youngest patrons to join in the discovery that a bucket full of kindness creates joy for all.

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10 am

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

 

The journey of a life-time splashes onto our stage in the summer of 2022!  

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film
Music Adapted and Arranged by David Weinstein

 

ALL AGES • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

 

Journey “Under the Sea” with Ariel and her maritime friends in this enchanting tale of big dreams and true love. In a quest to explore the world above, Ariel, the youngest mermaid daughter of King Triton, makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and jeopardizes not only her dreams, but the entire Mer-world. This 60-minute adaptation of the ever-popular Disney film features the charming Academy Award-winning music and will delight audiences of all ages.

 

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

10:30 am
Runs 45 minutes

Stages Theatre Compamy
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$12
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG - Created by Stages Theatre Company

 

Fill your bucket with joy and kindness!  

 

AGES 0-5 • WORLD PREMIERE

 

Our youngest audience members journey with young Maya through her day as she learns that the key to filling her own bucket is kind actions towards others. Is Maya’s bucket full or empty? Does sharing a favorite toy fill her bucket? How about giving her sister a hug? Created by Stages Theatre Company specifically for ages 0-5, this imaginative and immersive experience asks our youngest patrons to join in the discovery that a bucket full of kindness creates joy for all.

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12 pm

BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

12:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

Stages Theatre Compamy
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$12
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

THEATRE FOR THE VERY YOUNG - Created by Stages Theatre Company

 

Fill your bucket with joy and kindness!  

 

AGES 0-5 • WORLD PREMIERE

 

Our youngest audience members journey with young Maya through her day as she learns that the key to filling her own bucket is kind actions towards others. Is Maya’s bucket full or empty? Does sharing a favorite toy fill her bucket? How about giving her sister a hug? Created by Stages Theatre Company specifically for ages 0-5, this imaginative and immersive experience asks our youngest patrons to join in the discovery that a bucket full of kindness creates joy for all.

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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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Leading Ladies

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
  • 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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2 pm

NEXT Festival 2022: Johnny Schicchi

2:00 pm

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

$15-$30
Call 6123393003
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Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Musical

The NEXT Festival is Theater Latté Da’s New Work Festival showcasing three works that stretch the boundaries of musical storytelling. Each show in the Festival receives public presentations providing audience members the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the creative process. Following each performance is an in-depth conversation with the playwrights, composers, and lyricists. Be a part of Theater Latté Da’s commitment to the next generation of the Great American Musical.

SCOTLAND, PA July 12 & 18 at 7:30PM
THE LAST BABUSHKA July 30 & Aug 1 at 7:30PM
JOHNNY SCHICCHI Aug 6 at 2PM and Aug 8 at 7:30PM

Theater Latté Da is grateful for the generosity of our Production Sponsors, Kent Allen and Tom Knabel.

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7 pm

Pinata

7:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Opening night

U of MN Rarig Center Xperimental
330 - 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Nocturnal Giraffe Theatre
  • Comedy

When an alpha-mom puts two other moms in the "penalty box" at a kid's party, rules get obliterated. This wild romp through the competitive world of Mom-ing packs a hilarious punch with its all-female cast. Showing at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

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Cabal

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$30/45/60
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!

7:30 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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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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
  • 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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Jimmy Biuffet's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

7:30 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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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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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

New Hope Outdoor Performance Center
4401 Xylon Avenue N New Hope, MN 55428

$0 - $5 suggested donation

Presented by Off Broadway Musical Theatre
  • Musical

The story of Joseph, the son of Jacob, and one of 12 brothers, whose gift is to interpret dreams.  His brothers sell him because of his favored status with their father and he ends up as slave to Egyptian millionaire, Potiphar. There, Joseph has to ward off the affections of Mrs. Potiphar, which enrages the millionaire and Joseph is thrown in prison wherer he interprets dreams for a Butler and Baker and word gets back to the Pharaoh who has been having mysterious dreams.  Pharoah calls on Joseph to interpret his dreams, after which he makes Joseph his "number two".  Back in Canaan in the midst of a famine, the brothers decide to make their way to Egypt, where they are tested by Joseph to reveal if they have changed their ways.  Joseph, the Brothers and Jacob are then all reunited.

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Emerging Professionals Ensemble presents Ride the Cyclone

Ride the Cyclone

8:00 pm
Runs 95 minutes

  • Closing night

Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

General Admission $ 22.00
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Presented by Emerging Professionals Ensemble
  • Musical

Part comedy, part tragedy—and wholly unexpected—this wildly imaginative story delivers surprises at every turn. The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. A mechanical fortune-teller invites each to tell their story of a life interrupted—offering the chance to come to terms with their fates. At once quirky and smart, edgy and beautiful, Ride the Cyclone ultimately reveals the resilience of the human spirit in spite of senseless tragedy.

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