Friday, January 6, 2023

7 pm

The Niceties

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$20
Call 651-478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Drama

Zoe, a Black student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power in this play presented as a part of Lakeshore Players' Water's Edge series.

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Some Black Storm: The People's Rebellion of Jack Cade Against the Usurper King Henry VI

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue

$12, $10 with a Fringe button discount
Call (612)377-2285
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Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama

 

"...force perforce I'll make him yield the crown,
whose bookish rule has pulled fair England down."

ABOUT THE SHOW

A wealthy insurrectionist urges thousands of British citizens from across the country to gather in London. The violence escalates, leaving royal forces outnumbered and overwhelmed. Shakespeare's language is brought to life in this full-cast reading of a new adaptation of Henry VI, in all its rage, madness, and folly.

 

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8 pm

Footloose

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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