Friday, August 12, 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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7 pm

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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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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PUPPET LAB: A 2-Week Festival of New Work

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Eye Theatre
506 E. 24th Street Minneapolis, MN

$10-15
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

Open Eye Theatre presents PUPPET LAB: A 2-Week Festival of New Work, featuring performances by this year’s PUPPET LAB residency artists — DOMINIQUE HERSKIND, AMOKE KUBAT, MARY PLASTER, and LIPING VONG. PUPPET LAB is an artist incubator celebrating its 10th year of radical, genre-expanding, boundary–pushing puppet work.

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The Cohort 2022: Stage

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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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Cabal

7:30 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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8 pm

Emerging Professionals Ensemble presents Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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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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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