Friday, October 28, 2022

7 pm

Little Shop of Horrors

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Ashland Productions in Maplewood Rec Center

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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The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

7:00 pm
Runs 65 minutes

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

Call (651) 478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre: Kids & Family Series
  • Kids

A one-person show featuring puppets, this production is a family-friendly delight recommended for ages 6+. Sheila and her pals aren’t going to let the summer heat wear them down. When their fantastical junkyard fort draws the attention of a talking coyote, they suddenly find themselves deep in the desert facing incredible adventures.

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Next To Normal

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Capri Theatre
2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Call 6125484803
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Presented by The Wildwood Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

The Wildwood Theatre announces its production of Next to Normal!

Nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won three: Best Original Score, Best Orchestration, and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

next to normal also won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming the eighth musical in history to receive the honor calling the show “a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a. suburban family and expands the scope and subject matter for musicals.”

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The Mousetrap

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Twin Oaks Middle School
15860 Fish Point Road SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372

$15 in advance
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Presented by Prior Lake Players Community Theatre
  • Drama

The Prior Lake Players will present The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie on October 28-29 and November 4-5 at 7:00 pm and October 30 at 2:00 pm at Twin Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. The classic play will be directed by Melissa Cummings. The Mousetrap holds the record for the longest running play in history, having been continuously running in London’s West End since 1952. The production is based on Agatha Christie’s short story and radio play, Three Blind Mice, and takes place at Monkswell Manor in England, where several guests and their hosts become trapped during a snowstorm while a murderer is on the loose.

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The bull-jean Experience

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Pillsbury House + Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407

Call 612-825-0459

Presented by Pillsbury House + Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

An invitation and catalyst to explore the world of Sharon Bridgforth’s beloved bull-jean stories, this collaborative performance between artist and scholar Dr. Omi Oshun Joni L. Jones and filmmaker Za’Nia Coleman weaves linguistic rhythm and poetic moving collages to create an immersive jazz experience traversing bull-jean's world of the 1920s rural South. 

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7:30 pm

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

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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Seven Deadly Sins

7:30 pm

Prior Works Performance Space
755 Prior Ave N, Ste. 208 St. Paul, MN 55104

Call 6513957903
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

The seven cardinal vices are related in parallel to modern life. Told through an eclectic mix of dance styles and popular music, this production is sure to entertain, amuse, and challenge your perception of right and wrong.

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7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Elision Playhouse
6105 North 42nd Avenue, Crystal, MN 55422

$25 - 45
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama

One of the world’s finest masterpieces of drama, Othello is a story of love turned inside-out through manipulation and jealousy.  Passed over for a promotion, ensign Iago undermines his general, the moor Othello, by convincing him his wife’s been unfaithful, leading to a horror of consequences for all.

Directed by Bruce A. Young.

Claire Chenoweth, Tom Conry, Bridget Foy, Ann Frances Gregg, Brandon Herring, Jackson Hoemann, Maddy La Roche, Jamil Lee, Kyle Marks, Joseph Papke, Dan Patton, Connor Rajan, Dominic Rodgers, Jan Rozumalski, and Erik Steen


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7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

Call 763.422.1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts and Teatro del Pueblo
  • Drama
  • Comedy


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.


ALICE D. PIAR as Pancha

LELIS BRITO, 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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7:30 pm

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

Starting at $56
Call 651-224-4222
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Presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Musical

History is about to get over-throne...again! SIX, the new musical, is the crowning glory of Broadway and the global sensation everyone’s losing their head over. The SIX wives of Henry the VIII ARE the Tudor Queens who reclaimed their crowns as Pop Princesses. Don’t miss your chance to see them remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power!

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Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

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

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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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

7:30 pm

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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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The Originalist

7:30 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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8 pm


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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