Thursday, August 11, 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

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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5 pm

Pinata

5:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

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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7 pm

Stages: A Horror Play

7:00 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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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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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 Cohort 2022: Stage

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$18-$24 (and pay as you are on 8/13 @ 2pm)
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking
  • Dance
  • Improv

A reimagining of RS’ beloved and long-running annual August production, The Cohort is built to support and share vibrant different perspectives on and via jazz and American social dance ideas. The Stage segment of this program is an evening of live dance works. Details:

  • WHAT: The Cohort 2022: Stage
  • WHEN: August 11-13 @ 7:30pm (talk-back after 8/12 show) and August 13 @ 2pm (pay as you are)
  • WHERE: The Southern Theater (Minneapolis)
  • TICKETS: Link included ($20 in advance, $24 at the door, $18 for students and seniors, name your price for 'pay as you are')

This year's stage production The Cohort 2022 features work by:

Rae Charles (Local Artist & RS Company Member)
Kathleen Doherty (Visiting Artist - Halifax, NS Canada)
Erinn Liebhard (RS Artistic & Executive Director)
Laura Ann Smyth (Visiting Artist - Los Angeles, CA)

Charles’ new piece Learning to Understand uses the metaphor of falling in love to explore how we come to understand ourselves and one another, and visitor Kathleen Doherty is remounting her work BASSline, which takes inspiration from how prominent bass lines within music influence movement choices, rhythmic timing and shapes in the dancers’ bodies. Liebhard’s new work An Opening is a musing on the synergy of keeping it together and breaking apart, and visitor Laura Smyth is setting her work Character A/Musings, using the jazz idiom to consider the way in which we invent and reinvent ourselves throughout our lifetimes.

To learn more about this production, the film screening that is a part of The Cohort program and Rhythmically Speaking, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org.

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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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Emerging Professionals Ensemble presents Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

Presented by Emerging Professionals Ensemble
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

Directed by Jess Yates

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10 pm

Changing the Narrative: Climate Stories for Justice

10:00 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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