Thursday, September 8, 2022

7 pm

The Local Music Scene presents: Luke LeBlanc

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408

$10 advance, $12 door
Call (612) 825-3737
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Presented by The Local Music Scene
  • Improv
  • Cabaret/variety

Improv inspired by local music.

The Local Music Scene is an improv show that uses live music performed by local musicians as inspiration for improvised, comedic scenes.This month's musical guest is Luke LeBlanc.

Luke LeBlanc is a Minneapolis Americana / Folk Rock artist who delivers dynamic original performances of songs filled with heart, soul, and grit. Having shared the stage with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Charlie Parr, and Phil Solem of the Rembrandts, LeBlanc releases his fourth album, Fugue State, October 2022. Produced by Erik Koskinen, the album has a warm, uncluttered, quietly powerful folk-meets-jangly-pop sound that aims its melodic arrow on the current divisiveness, culturally and politically, in the US.

The Local Music Scene is produced and hosted by Philip Simondet, and directed by Sarah Arnold-Simondet.

This month's cast of improvisers are the cast of The Local Music Scene's recent run during the MN Fringe Festival.
Sarah Arnold-Simondet,
Liz Council Choate,
Doug Ocar,
Kathryn Vannelli, and
Philip Simondet.

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Good People

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
  • Drama

They say “money talks,” but who hears you if you’re poor? A single mother of a disabled daughter, Margie has lost her job at the dollar store and faces eviction. Desperate, she tracks down an old friend who escaped their blue-collar neighborhood to become a wealthy doctor. Margie decides he’s her last chance to turn her life around. Brimming with sharp humor, Good People will have you talking long after the show about the struggle between the haves and the have-nots in America.

*Contains strong language; recommended for mature audiences.

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These Shining Lives

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Patsy Miller Studio Theater
University of Northwestern – St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$12–$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Drama

These Shining Lives revolves around the real-life circumstances of women in the 1920s who worked in a watch factory painting watch faces with glowing radium-rich paint. While the characters and company in These Shining Lives are fictitious, the story of the Radium Girls and the toxic and deadly levels of radium poisoning of over 4,000 factory workers is true. The real-life Radium Girls took their company to court and achieved a long-lasting victory over corporations with poor workplace conditions and worker’s compensation that is still in effect today.

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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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