Sunday, August 7, 2022

1 pm

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

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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2 pm

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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Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice

2:30 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater
810 W Lake St Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Change Narrative
  • Storytelling

Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice
Presented by Change Narrative as part of Minnesota Fringe Festival 2022
Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater

Aug 5, 8:30 pm
Aug 7, 2:30 pm
Aug 8, 7 pm
Aug 11, 10 pm
Aug 13, 8:30 pm

Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice is a five-run show at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (Aug 4-14, 2022), produced by Jothsna Harris of Change Narrative. The show is an evocative experience of the senses intended to connect both the head and heart on climate change and spur action on this critical issue of our time. Hosted by Emcee Rasheed Harris, this production features live, spoken narratives by Twin Cities-based climate justice organizers interspersed with graphic illustration, music, and poetry. Featured storytellers include Whitney Terrill (Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light), Nicole Ektnitphong (Climate Advocacy Lab), and Leslee Gutiérrez Carrillo (COPAL); visual imagery by illustrator Lisa Troutman of Drawn Well and music by songwriters/poets Strong Buffalo and Ben Weaver (known together as the musical duo Buffalo Weavers).

The Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice program is supported in part by Oyate Hotanin as part of the recently-announced, ongoing series Society of Mother Earth (S.O.M.E.)—a collaboration between Change Narrative, Oyate Hotanin, and Buffalo Weavers.

Special thanks to event sponsor City & County Credit Union.

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BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

2:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

Stages Theatre Compamy
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$12
Call 952-979-1111
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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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4 pm

BUCKETS: A Joyful Journey

4:00 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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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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8 pm

Stages: A Horror Play

8:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S

Tickets are $15 + $5 Festival button, multi-show passes available
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Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama
  • Comedy

"A single human intellect is irreplaceably unique. And the destruction of one? Hoo-boy."

A bickering brother and sister repeatedly awaken in strange scenarios to witness terrible things happening to each other. Why is this happening? Does it matter? Does anything? An expressionistic nightmare about anxiety, loss, madness, love, grief, and table salt. Directed by Derek Dirlam and Penelope Parsons-Lord, and based on the original short story by phillip andrew bennett low!

WARNING: adult language, violence, death.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Fringe Festival requires proof of vaccination for entry to all shows.

NATIONAL PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS HORROR BY MAXIMUM VERBOSITY

"It positively hums—high energy on a tight leash. It’s a bullet aimed at the dark corners of your brain...sharp as a razor. I marvel at how this thing was put together."
- Matthew A. Everett, Twin Cities Daily Planet

"With a control over the rhythm and pacing of his words that rivals Saul Williams, low paints a beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful picture..."
- Katelyn Coyne, Indianapolis Fun City Finder

"...low has a hell of an ear for language. Those are some downright beautiful sentences...the guy gives good aural."
- Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

"...dark and passionate...thought-provoking theater..."
- Daniel Gerzina, Time Out Chicago

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