Saturday, October 29, 2022

1 pm

Footloose

1:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

1:30 pm

  • Closing night

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

2 pm

Next To Normal

2:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Capri Theatre
2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

$35
Call 6125484803
Buy tickets online

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.”

Read more

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

2:00 pm
Runs 65 minutes

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

$10-20
Call (651) 478-7427
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

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
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

2:00 pm

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

$35+
Call 612-339-3003
Buy tickets online

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.”

Read more

SIX

2:00 pm

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

Starting at $56
Call 651-224-4222
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more

7 pm

The Mousetrap

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$15 in advance
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

Next To Normal

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Capri Theatre
2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

$35
Call 6125484803
Buy tickets online

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.”

Read more

Little Shop of Horrors

7:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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

$20-$22
Call 651-274-8020
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more

Seven Deadly Sins

7:30 pm

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

$25-$55
Call 6513957903
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$45-60
Call 612-375-0300
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more

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
Buy tickets online

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

Read more

SIX

7:30 pm

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

Starting at $56
Call 651-224-4222
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$34–42
Call 763.422.1838
Buy tickets online

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

Read more

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

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

$15-$70
Call 651-292-4323
Buy tickets online

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!

Read more

Othello

7:30 pm

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

$25 - 45
Call 651.321.4024
Buy tickets online

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.

Featuring:
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

 

Read more

A Grand Night for Singing

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

3 performances - 3 churches
1) Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Community, 7180 Hemlock Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369 ------ 2) Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 pm, St. Joseph Catholic Community, 8701 36th Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427 ------ 3) Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 pm, Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Free will offering

Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Join CCP this fall a wonderful celebration of the music and lyrics of Rodgers and Hammerstein! This musical revue concert will feature choral and solo selections from Oklahoma!CinderellaThe King & I, South PacificThe Sound of MusicCarousel and more!

Performances:

No tickets required! This is a free will offering fundraiser to support CCP.

Read more

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

7:30 pm

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

$35+
Call 612-339-3003
Buy tickets online

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.”

Read more

DANCING LESSONS [a comedy]

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Sidekick Theatre
11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

$20-$38
Call (612) 440-7529
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

8 pm

Grainville Cereals, Inc.

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

ACRYLICS

$5 - $50
Call (612) 460-0450
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commutator Collective
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

BREAKFAST THAT STARTS WITH YOU

We know how important a wholesome breakfast is. Our cereals contain 100% whole calories so that you can rely on us. With fiber, vegetable nutrients, and the love of our factory workers, every bowl of Grainville cereal is jam-packed with goodness. Taste the difference with a Grainville product, available at a national grocery chain “near” you.

- - - 

Grainville Cereals, Inc. is a new play, written by Marge Buckley, presented by Commutator Collective. The production is directed by Sam Weisberg, and features the acting talents of Artemis Brown, Sasha Blinnikova, Megan Creasey, Athena Geer, Brennen Ohlemann, Rosie Tabachnick and Allison Young.

If you enjoyed previous Commutator productions, such as "DETECTIVE CHUNK, THE MULTIVERSE, AND ME" or "PHYLLOXERA!," why not give GRAINVILLE CEREALS, INC. a try? It's the only play made from the whole-grains that your body craves.

Read more

Footloose

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

9 pm

BAD EGG

9:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

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

Presented by Denzel Belin Presents
  • Drama

She was a bag egg...or was she?

When yet again deemed rotten and sent down the trash chute, V finds her trip to The Factory is more than pure imagination - it's a living hell.

Fighting against assumptions, a crazed candy fueled hellscape, and the vicious threat of the Orange Ones lead by The Kook, this is the story of a girl not afraid to be loud and get what she wants.

A twist on a certain Chocolate Factory story exploring the horror that is already there and the ramifications of making villains out of children.

Read more
M T W T F S S
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31