Friday, September 30, 2022

10 am

STUART LITTLE

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
  • Comedy
  • Kids

STUART LITTLE

 

ALL AGES | September 16-October 16, 2022

Based on the Book by E.B. White | Adapted by Joseph Robinette

 

 

A loveable classic comes to life!

Escapades and antics ensue as an easy-going mouse named Stuart navigates New York City and the world of people with his ordinary human family. A charmingly theatrical rendering of the endearing book by the author of Charlotte’s Web.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

 

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PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE (PWYC): SUN, 9/18/2022 4PM

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE (ASL) : SAT, 10/1/2022 1PM

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE (AD) : SAT, 10/1/2022 1PM

SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE (SF) : SAT, 10/8/2022 10AM

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7 pm

A DIFFERENT POND

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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

A DIFFERENT POND

ALL AGES | JAYCEES STUDIO | September 30-October 23, 2022

Based on the book by Bao Phi | Play written by Jessica Lu’u Pelletier

 

 

A powerful story of a Vietnamese
family carving out a new life in Minnesota.

On the pre-dawn shores of a Minneapolis lake a young boy and his dad fish for food, unfurling a tale about immigration, straddling cultures old and new, and a family facing daily struggles together. An unforgettable story based on the Caldecott winning memoir by celebrated, local poet, Bao Phi.

In collaboration with Theater Mu

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

 

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PAY WHAT YOU CAN PERFORMANCE (PWYC): SUN, 10/2/2022 4PM
SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE (SF) : SAT, 10/15/2022 10AM

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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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Iphigenia at Aulis at Luminary Arts Center

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Luminary Arts Center
700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$0-$35
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things Theater
  • Drama

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music by JD Steele

Featuring Stephanie Anne Bertumen, Isa Condo-Olvera, Steven Epp, Katherine Fried, Christopher Jenkins, Elizabeth Reese, Janely Rodriguez, Hailey "Sky", Will Sturdivant, JoeNathan Thomas, Regina Marie Williams and Sally Wingert with musician Billy Steele

A contemporary take on a classic tale about the courage it takes for a young woman to step forward even when facing unimaginable challenges. With an all- star cast and a singing chorus of citizens who respond movingly to the unfolding events, audiences can expect to be swept up in the action, music and movement of this 90-minute performance.

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The Originalist

7:30 pm
Runs 115 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Window Theatre
5300 S. Robert Trail Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$18 - $28
Call 612-615-1515
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Presented by Open Window Theatre
  • Drama

When a young, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with fearsome conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. John Strand’s critically acclaimed drama asks the question: What does it cost us to suppress our fear and distrust, and sit down with the monsters?

Directed by Stephen O'Toole. Featuring James Ramlet as Supreme Court Justice Antonin SCALIA alongside Kalala Kiwanuka-Woernle as Scalia’s Law Clerk, CAT, and Jonah Smith as Recent Law School Graduate, BRAD. Stage managed by Lauren Volkart with design work by Nate Farley, MaryBeth Schmid, Olivia Lundsten, and Jeremy Stanbary. Weapons instruction by Mason Tyer.

Critical acclaim for The Originalist:

“[THE ORIGINALIST] depicts robust, aggressive, passionate disagreement in a context of respect and developing friendship. It accepts power and winning as measures of success, but decency and kindness as even more important measures of a person. In that regard, it feels like a play we need right now.” —Chicago Sun-Times

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Every Brilliant Thing Tour

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

  • Opening night

Gremlin Theatre
Annex Building 550 Vandalia st. #177 St. Paul MN 55114

$21-$32
Call 2092424674
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Presented by Center Stage Conservatory and Chris Hayhurst
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Chris Hayhurst stars in Duncan Macmillan’s and Jonny Donahoe’s imaginative one man show Every Brilliant Thing.  Directed by Traci Sprague, this show brings a heartwarming, gorgeous, and self-aware look at the very serious topic of suicide and how it has a rippling long lasting impression on the people left in the wake. But don’t worry, it's funny… This interactive play follows the life of a child who is affected by his mother’s attempts at ending her own life. It chronicles the journey that his family system makes as they navigate their pain, growth, and ultimately their attempt at rebirth. Hayhurst is charismatic as he tells a story that spans nearly three decades, performing with imagination and verve, charming audience members into acting opposite him, creating a rich feeling of community. Described as, “conversational (with emotions that) are raw and authentic. Audiences will find themselves laughing, crying, and waiting breathlessly to hear more.” Every Brilliant Thing asks the questions, “How do we intelligently and sensitively talk about death by suicide?” and “How do we navigate the loss in the aftermath?”

Don’t miss Every Brilliant Thing, the play that is sure to make you think and smile to yourself about the things we all recognize but may not always say about being human.

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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

7:30 pm

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

$35+
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Musical

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Jason Hansen

Starring Vie Boheme, Reese Britts, Dylan Frederick, Becca Hart, and Britta Ollmann

This innovative musical about a group of friends spans three decades, spooling backwards from their present-day lives to the optimistic beginning of their friendship. This cult-classic blends the excitement and humor of a backstage musical with the poignancy of regrets and reconciliations – featuring some of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs including “Not a Day Goes By” and “Our Time.”

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image of a single brown leaf hanging from a tree branch. The text "Doubt a Parable by John Patrick Shanley" is on a light greet bar across the top.

Doubt a Parable

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

$18-25
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

In this Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

CAST

Father Brendan Flynn – Corey Boe

Sister Aloysius – Miriam Monasch

Sister James – Kelly Solberg

Mrs. Muller – Mar’Shonda Austin

ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION STAFF

Director – Kari Steinbach
Stage Manager – Katie Sondrol
Set Designer – Devyn Becker
Lighting Designer – Bill Larsen
Costume Designer – A. Emily Heaney
Prop Designer – Andrew Stam
Sound Designer – Mark Kieffer
Assistant Stage Manager –Andrew Pritchard
Light Board Operator – Anna O’Connor
Sound Board Operators – Chris Harrison / David Harrison

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Wonderland

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN, 55431

$25-$55
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company and Artistry
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

Welcome to Wonderland, a premier psychiatric hospital. Dr. Knight has the difficult task of treating a man who refers to himself as a “White Rabbit” who suffers from a severe anxiety disorder, a young woman named Alice with body dysmorphia, and a Queen figure suffering from narcissistic rage. But as the doctor digs deeply into the causes and roots of their disorders he begins to ask: what does “normal” really mean?

Collide brings its newly improved hit production onto the stage in a co-production with Artistry Theater.

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Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$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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Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, MN

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

“Ghost Quartet” is a song cycle about love, death and whiskey from Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of the Broadway hit “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”  A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.  The story draws from several fairy tales and "ghost stories", including Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, and One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known as Arabian Nights). There may also be some Princess Zelda references you might recognize. Cast members present the story and music as a "concept album" and accompany themselves on keyboard, ukulele, guitar, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer and 9,000 percussion instruments.  

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Singin' in the Rain

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN

$30
Call (651) 478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is lovingly adapted from the original screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect family-friendly entertainment for fans of classic, Golden Age musicals!

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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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