Sunday, October 16, 2022

1 pm

A DIFFERENT POND

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

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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DANCING LESSONS [a comedy]

1:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Sidekick Theatre
11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

$20-$38
Call (612) 440-7529
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Two highly offbeat neighbors, a Broadway dancer and a science professor forge an unexpected friendship. Filled with laughs and the intricacies of the human condition, we witness their journey of discovery and personal triumph as they come to realize that sometimes the most profound experiences can occur when least expected.

Charming, touching, funny and life-affirming, don’t miss this delightfully unpredictable romantic comedy.

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STUART LITTLE

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
  • 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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Good People

1:30 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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2 pm

Bright Star

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Closing night

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice St. E. Wayzata, MN 55391

$10-$20
Call 952-855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

BRIGHT STAR

Music, Book & Story: Steve Martin

Music, Lyrics & Story: Edie Brickell

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Blue Water Theatre Company's production of BRIGHT STAR is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com.

The shows runs 2.25 hours with an intermission.

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Little Shop of Horrors

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Ashland Productions in Maplewood Rec Center
2100 WHITE BEAR AVE, MAPLEWOOD, MN, 55109

$20-$22
Call 651-274-8020
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Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

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Minnesota Opera's Edward Tulane

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Musical
  • Kids

A miraculous journey.
Edward Tulane is a toy rabbit who thinks of himself as quite exceptional. Content in his easy life, his world is upturned when he is separated from his loving family. Based on the best-seller by local author Kate DiCamillo, Edward Tulane takes us on a miraculous journey, from the depths of the deep blue sea to the streets of Memphis. Perfect for the young and young at heart, this Minnesota original shows us a true miracle—that even the most broken of hearts can learn to love again.

Sung in English with English captions projected above the stage.

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The Originalist

2:00 pm
Runs 115 minutes

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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REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$34–42
Call 763.422.1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts and Teatro del Pueblo
  • Drama
  • Comedy

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES | OCTOBER 14–30, 2022

In collaboration with Teatro del Pueblo

by Josefina López
Co-Directed by
Lelis Brito & Adlyn Carreras

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., this is the outrageously funny story of five Latin-American women who are racing to meet nearly impossible deadlines in order to keep their factory from going under. And while they work, they talk...about their husbands and lovers, their children and their dreams for the future.

Ana, however, has dreams bigger than sewing the rest of her life away. Her world-weary coworkers can't help but laugh at her ambitions and what they consider her "idealistic feminist philosophies." As the summer unfolds, the threat of deportation and cultural pressures mount. The women navigate issues of self-image while uniting to achieve their seemingly impossible goals; learning to love and appreciate not only one another, but themselves in the process. A microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES celebrates women's bodies, the power of women, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.

Tickets range from $34–42. Please visit the Ticket Information section of our website for more details. 

A beautifully authentic look at Latina culture and the power of sisterhood. Recommended for 14 and up. For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Please note, as a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

To ensure a Sign Language-interpreted performance on Sunday, October 23 please request accommodations by October 17, 2022. For more information on our ASL seating policies and other accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.

CAST AND ARTISTIC STAFF

MARIADELA BELLE ALVAREZ as Carmen
BETHMARI MÁRQUEZ BARRETO as Ana
ABIGAIL CHAGOLLA as Estela
XOCHI DE LA LUNA as Rosali
ALICE D. PIAR as Pancha

LELIS BRITO, Co-Director
ADLYN CARRERAS, Co-Director
MIKHA ALEMÁN, Scenic Designer
of House of Arts and Jahnke Company
ANNA BRAUCH, Costume Coordinator
LEA BRUCKER, Assistant Stage Manager
SHANNON ELLIOT, Lighting Designer
CLAIRE FREDERICK, Assistant Stage Manager
ERIC GONZALEZ, Sound Designer
CASSI HENNING, Stage Manager
KAT WALKER, Props Designer

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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

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

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

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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Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story

2:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

History Theatre
30 E. 10th St Saint Paul, MN 55101

$15-$70
Call 651-292-4323
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Presented by History Theatre
  • Musical

Playing now through October 30th!

1956-1959. Part bio-musical, part rock ‘n roll concert, and part toe-tappin’ & hand-clappin’ celebration of the music of Buddy Holly. This young talent from Lubbock, Texas had a meteoric rise to fame and rose to the top of the charts with his music in just four short years.  His appearance in Minnesota was part of the legendary Winter Dance Party tour that brought him to Duluth and St. Paul just before his final at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.  You’ll be dancin’ in the aisles with songs like Oh, Boy!, Heartbeat, Every Day, Rave On!, as well as The Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba and more!

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3 pm

The Return of the October Concert

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
2499 N. Helen Street North St. Paul, MN 55109

$0

Presented by East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO)
  • Musical

East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is pleased to present The Return of the October Concert, the first fall concert the orchestra has performed since 2019. The performance will be held Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 2499 Helen Street North, North St. Paul, MN.  Admission to this concert is free.  Donations in support of the orchestra’s work in the community are always appreciated.

The Return of the October Concert marks the triumphant return of the orchestra’s fall performances, which have been canceled for the last two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The concert is the first in a series of concerts for the 2022-2023 concert seasons designed to inspire hope and create musical endeavors that bring joy to both EMSO musicians and audiences alike.  This first concert is scheduled to feature a collection of EMSO favorites including Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony 8, Gustav Holst’s Saint Paul Suite, Edward Elgar’s Nimrod from Enigma Variations, and Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man.

 

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The ensemble of "46 Plays for America's First Ladies" gathers around The President's Coat. Photo by Scott Pakudaitis.

46 Plays for America's First Ladies

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120 Minneapolis, MN 55413

$16 - $61 sliding scale
Call 612-234-7135
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Directed by Shanan Custer and featuring a fiery cast of five, this hot-off-the-presses new play from the Neo Futurists introduces audiences to America's First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Jill Biden, through 46 short plays -- there's drama, there's comedy, there's even mini-musicals! As an added bonus, you'll probably learn a thing or two.

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4 pm

A DIFFERENT POND

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

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

 

Click on the performance date and time for more information.

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

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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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