Thursday, November 3, 2022

1 pm


1:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Sidekick Theatre
11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

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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7 pm

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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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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Good People

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
  • 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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Titus Andronicus (staged reading)

7:30 pm

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Elision Playhouse
6105 North 42nd Avenue Crystal, MN 55422

Call 651.321.4024

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama

On Thursday evenings during Othello‘s run, Classical Actors Ensemble is offering staged readings of three plays under consideration for future production. They are all pay-what-you-can by cash or card at the door; 7:30pm start time. Please join us to explore these plays!

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
(tragedy, gory, Ancient Roman)

Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
(history, queer, English)

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
(comedy, controversial, Italian)

Neal Beckman, Claire Chenoweth, Tom Conry, Samantha Fairchild, Bridget Foy, Ann Frances Gregg, Brandon Herring, Jackson Hoemann, Daniel Ian Joeck, Michael Kelley, Maddy La Roche, Jamil Lee, Kyle Marks, Samantha V. Papke, Dan Patton, Connor Rajan, Dominic Rodgers, Jan Rozumalski, Hannah Steblay, Erik Steen, and Alan Tilson

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Little Women

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Beverly & John Lord Knight Performance Hall
3003 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55113

$15 - $22
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This brand new world premiere adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women covers all of your favorite parts of the original novel. Set in New England during the Civil War, the play details a coming-of-age story for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March as they grow and learn from their mistakes. Each of the young women has a “burden” or character flaw that they must recognize and overcome to reach their goals, and they find out that happy endings do not always turn out as expected.

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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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