Thursday, November 10, 2022

7 pm

Monty Python's SPAMALOT ([email protected])

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

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

Call 952-855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT ([email protected])

Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE


[email protected]® Edition Adapted by Marc Tumminelli

[email protected]® Edition originally produced at Broadway Workshop in New York City.

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this middle school adaptation of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight casts and audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

Blue Water Theatre Company's production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT ([email protected]) 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.

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Anything Goes (2022 Revival Version)

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

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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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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7:30 pm
Runs 95 minutes

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

Pay-What-You-Can ($10 min)
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Presented by Alex Church
  • Drama

Abscission is a new drama exploring modern love and gender politics. Ben, a man recently released from prison, is eager to leave his mistakes behind and begin the fresh start he feels he's worked so hard for. When he wakes up to find his previously-dead wife in bed beside him, he thinks it's his second chance to do it all over again. To be better. But when the couple is mysteriously trapped in their apartment, both are forced to reckon with the choices that fractured their marriage, their lives, and their reality.

Content Warning for strong language, violence, domestic violence and references to abortion.

25% of all ticket sales will be donated to the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (For more info, visit

Written by Alex Church (He/Him)

Directed by Alex Church and Emma Kessler (She/Her)

Stage Managed by Remmi Middleton (She/Her)

Intimacy Coordination by Haley Dale (She/Her)

Performed by Alex Church and Emma Kessler

Poster Design by Gabriel Moreno (@etherealsadness)

Performance Dates

Preview on Thursday, November 10th 2022, 7:30 PM
Friday, November 11th 2022, 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 12th 2022, 7:30 PM

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Edward II (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

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

Love Letters

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$44 - $62
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Drama

Local beloved celebrities, Nancy Nelson and Don Shelby, have been invited to pair up in a poignant theatre collaboration to present A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated work, which ran successfully on Broadway and throughout the country in a timeless piece directed by Chanhassen Resident Artistic Director, Michael Brindisi.  There are ONLY eight performances to enjoy in Chanhassen’s intimate Playhouse Theatre, so seating is limited.

Don and Nancy will play Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale law school, and Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate.  Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children.  Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them.  However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave, to each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

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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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