Saturday, November 5, 2022

11 am

The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus

11:00 am
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.

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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.

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2 pm

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!

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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.

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Little Women

2:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$15 - $22
Call 651-631-5151
Buy tickets online

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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3 pm

Based On A True Story - The Improvised Premiere

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Pay What You Like

  • Improv
  • Experimental

Based On A True Story invites the audience to tell their own stories and then watch them re-interpreted into theater live on the spot.
It doesn't matter if they're funny, painful, small, or life-changing--all stories are welcome and will be treated with care.
Come share, come witness, and come make new stories together as a community. Expect to feel things and laugh too.

Based On A True Story is
Alsa Bruno
Dorian Beal
Khary Jackson
Jada Pulley

Join us on Saturday, November 5th, at 3pm at HUGE Theater.
Pay what you like.
There will be snacks and time to hang out together after the show.

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7 pm

Anything Goes (2022 Revival Version)

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Woodbury High School Auditorium
2665 Woodlane Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125

$8-10
Call 651-425-4420
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Presented by Woodbury Royal Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This version of "Anything Goes" was adapted from the 1987 Broadway revival, originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater. A hilarious shipboard romp wrapped in one of Cole Porter's most magical scores. It's delightful, delicious and de-lovely! Please note that Sunday, November 6 is an American Sign Language-Interpreted Performance. The interpreter will be located in the House Right section.

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Lakeshore Players Theatre presents Unveiled

Unveiled: A One-Woman Play

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

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

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

Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre: Water's Edge Series
  • Drama

Racism.  Hate crimes. Love. Islam. Culture. Language. Life.
Four Muslim women serve tea and uncover what lies beneath the veil in this
​critically acclaimed one-woman show written and performed by Rohina Malik. 

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The Mousetrap

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

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.

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Tales from the Fiefdom: A Medieval Musical in One Act

7:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

The Crane The
The Crane Theater 2303 Kennedy Street Northeast #UNIT 120 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Gnarly Bard Theater Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Middle Ages England is ripe with illness, war and unrest. Luckily, they have their local Apothecary to hear their woes and medicate them.

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Requiem for Frankie Silver World Premiere One performance only  In 1831, a teenage North Carolina mountain girl killed the abusive husband who threatened their baby daughter with a loaded firearm. In 1833, after languishing in jail and standing trial, she was hanged. ORPHEUS Music Project reveals Frankie’s tragic story of injustice in a new music drama for storyteller, soloists, choristers and orchestra. November 5. 2022  7:30pm Benson Great Hall – Bethel University https://orpheusmusicproject.org/tickets

Requiem for Frankie Silver - World Premiere

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Benson Great Hall - Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112

$20 - $110
Call 651-638-6333
Buy tickets online

Presented by ORPHEUS Music Project
  • Drama
  • Musical

Requiem for Frankie Silver is a new musical dramatization of the true story of Frances Stewart Silver, an eighteen-year-old mother, who was the first woman convicted and hanged in 1833 by the state of North Carolina for the murder of her abusive husband. It is a story of one brave young woman’s crime and punishment in the face of community prejudice and hatred.

The work contains important social messages about domestic violence, capital punishment, community intolerance, class struggles and the failings of the criminal justice system. The massive work is part opera, theater, choral concert and requiem mass, involving over one hundred musicians.

190 years later, this musical memorial finally pays tribute to the life of an unjustly condemned young girl, posing the question: “Is injustice against one, injustice by all?”

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Good People

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
  • 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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Little Women

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$15 - $22
Call 651-631-5151
Buy tickets online

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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Seven Deadly Sins

7:30 pm

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

$25-$55
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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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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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
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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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A Grand Night for Singing

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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.

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Through the Narrows

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
4054 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$7-25
Call 6127241435
Buy tickets online

Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Drama
  • Kids

How do you find the next step forward in life’s narrow places?

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz presents 3 performances of "Through the Narrows," an enchanting tale intertwining Cherokee and Jewish history into a story of hope.

Follow Chootch, a 6-year old Cherokee boy as he bears witness to the Trail of Tears and Elli, a 3500- year old Jewish woman, as she recounts the crossing of the Red Sea. Through puppetry and live music, slide across continents and centuries as they travel from struggle to triumph.

After the 1-hour performance, the artists invite the audience to make simple miniature figures to take home and call on for strength in hard times.

The Jim Henson Foundation awarded "Through the Narrows" with a Family Theater Grant in 2021.
Recommended for adults and youth ages 9+.

Directed by Laurie Witzkowski, featuring music by Greg Herriges.

In its premiere run, rave reviews from audience members included:
“There was magic in the air as soon as we entered the room.”
“Wonderfully performed, thought-provoking storytelling.”
“An enchanting call to find our own inner strength in these times.” 

Performances are:

Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 pm

at Z Puppets' studio, 4054 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, 55407.

Each event is limited to 25 participants. Advance tickets are encouraged.

To see photos, video and ticket info, go to: https://zpuppets.org/through-the-narrows

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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!

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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