Saturday, July 31, 2021

1 pm

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Downtown Hopkins Park
40 9th Ave S, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

July 9 - August 8, 2021 • All Ages

LIVE THEATRE IN THE PARK!

Tickets On Sale Now!

BUY TICKETS

GROUP TICKETS

ADVANCED TICKET RESERVATION REQUIRED.
THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS FOR SALE AT THE EVENT.

 

"Happiness is…" LIVE THEATRE IN THE PARK! 

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett

Stages Theatre Company and the whole Peanuts gang is in Hopkins’ Downtown Park this summer for a live musical production filled with the heartfelt charm only Charlie Brown can deliver.

Meet us in the park as Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang celebrate life’s ups and downs through song, dance, and clever vignettes. Based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, this delightfully witty musical is guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages. After all, no one contemplates Life’s biggest questions while playing baseball, grappling with homework, and falling for first crushes quite like Charlie Brown. 

In the end, the biggest celebration is found in the joy of friendship and knowing that Happiness is…what we make of it!

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

1:30 pm
Runs 97 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy

As Shakespeare said, "The play's the thing!" and we've got 37 of them for you!  Three actors stumble through all of Shakespeare's plays in one irreverent, wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter.  Both a "best of" and "blooper reel," you won't want to miss out on the hilarity when this comic gem returns to our stage.  If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show.  If you hate Shakespeare, you'll LOVE this show!

*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
​*Visit our website for more information.

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2 pm

Islander

2:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Theatre Elision is thrilled to return in July with the U.S. premiere of the new musical, Islander!

Conceived by Amy Draper, with Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson and Book by Stewart Melton. Islander was first produced in the U.K. by Helen Milne Productions.

Islander premiered and was named best musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. It went on to a successful run at Southwark Theatre in London. Called an "exceptionally thoughtful new musical" by reviewers, Islander gradually builds a "powerful feeling of otherness . . . and the unshakeable sense that there is something bigger than ourselves, whether that’s nature, religion or the myths we use to explain the world we live in." (The Guardian).

The story takes place on an island somewhere on the Scottish coast where a poor economy and uncertain future have caused many residents to leave for the mainland. Those who remain must decide whether to stay or go. Drawing from Scottish folk-lore of the sea-bound "fin-folk", myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto the beach, changing life forever.

This 75 minute musical is performed with no intermission. 

While the production only has two cast members, we will be rotating three actors during our performance schedule.  This will help ensure that we will not need to cancel performances if one of our actors becomes ill.  For us, the days of "the show must go on" theatre culture is over!  But instead of having an understudy or swing, we wanted to ensure that all artists preparing a role would have ample opportunities to perform.  As a result, we will have three casts:  

Cast A - Christine Wade as Eilidh and Emily Dussault as Arran
Cast B - Christine Wade as Eilidh and Deidre Cochran as Arran
Cast C - Emily Dussault as Eilidh and Deidre Cochran as Arran

Please go to our website at elisionproductions.com for a list of which cast will be performing at each show.

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4 pm

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Downtown Hopkins Park
40 9th Ave S, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

July 9 - August 8, 2021 • All Ages

LIVE THEATRE IN THE PARK!

Tickets On Sale Now!

BUY TICKETS

GROUP TICKETS

ADVANCED TICKET RESERVATION REQUIRED.
THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS FOR SALE AT THE EVENT.

 

"Happiness is…" LIVE THEATRE IN THE PARK! 

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett

Stages Theatre Company and the whole Peanuts gang is in Hopkins’ Downtown Park this summer for a live musical production filled with the heartfelt charm only Charlie Brown can deliver.

Meet us in the park as Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang celebrate life’s ups and downs through song, dance, and clever vignettes. Based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, this delightfully witty musical is guaranteed to engage audiences of all ages. After all, no one contemplates Life’s biggest questions while playing baseball, grappling with homework, and falling for first crushes quite like Charlie Brown. 

In the end, the biggest celebration is found in the joy of friendship and knowing that Happiness is…what we make of it!

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

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7 pm

Reboot

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

online

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Reboot

written by Derek “Duck” Washington
puzzles by David Pisa
directed by John Heimbuch

Your skill with computer hacking has attracted the attention of a covert government agent. To clear your record, you agree to assist Agent Halo in her current investigation. But what is Halo’s real mission, and can your team help her succeed? Exploring ideas of technology, identity, and personal freedom, Reboot redefines what online theater can be.

Reboot is Walking Shadow’s fourth interactive hybrid of theater and escape room. It is a live, scripted online performance with actors; it’s also an immersive, conversational experience for a small audience to explore virtually, while solving collaborative puzzles and unlocking ethical conundrums.

Basic Information

  • Reboot is an interactive online experience performed live over Zoom.
  • Each ticket sold is for an individual attendee.
  • Each participant will need a computer and phone to join. See technical details on our website.
  • Reboot lasts 90 – 105 minutes.
  • Reboot is made for 6 to 10 audience members.
  • Recommended for ages 14 up.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to make sure you get connected properly.
  • There is NO LATE ADMISSION for Reboot.

Content Advisory: Reboot includes audience interaction, group discussion, animations, camera filters, and digital environments.

LIVE CAST

Jamila Joiner
Gregory Parks

RECORDED CAST

Suzie Juul
Charla Marie Bailey
Ari Hoptman
Leo Searcy, Jr.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Writer – Derek “Duck” Washington
Puzzle and Scenic Design – David Pisa
Director and Video Design – John Heimbuch
Assistant Director – Javari Horne
Costume Design – Khamphian Vang
Digital Design – Laura M Bryan
Animations – Chris Rodriguez
Logo Design – Erik Evensen

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Westonka Community Theatre presents The Wizard of OZ

The Wizard of Oz

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Westonka Performing Arts Center
5905 Sunnyfield Rd E, Minnetrista, MN 55364

Presented by Westonka Community Theatre
  • Musical

L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation
features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life
onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical
land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches,
animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold.
To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the
mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but
must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing
to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn
an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

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AQUELARRES

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Outdoor Sanctuary at Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church
2149 Edgcumbe Rd St Paul, MN 55116

Presented by The Birth Play Project
  • Drama
  • Experimental

The Birth Play Project presents the world premiere of Joel F. Wilshire's AQUELARRES: after the works of Francisco de Goya y Lucientes in the outdoor sanctuary of Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church. 

AQUELARRES (in Spanish: "witch's sabbath") is a political fantasy set during the Spanish Inquisition, and it follows a possible saint, a pair of nuns, and a coven of witches who unwittingly collaborate to overthrow their local government. The play is performed in both English and Spanish, features puppetry, and is a birth story of cosmic proportions - join the Aquelarre. 

Seating is general admission and available either in provided chairs or "groundling" style (on the grass, bring your own picnic blanket). 

AQUELARRES is written by Joel F. Wilshire, directed by Madeline Wall, and produced by Wilshire, Wall, Emma Lai, and Patrick Brien. The production is stage managed by Rebecca Wickert and features design work by Rachel Brees, Robert McGrady, and Soap Curtis. The cast includes Seth Campbell, Mel Fellows, Frankie Goodman, Olivia Kemp, Katelyn McLane, Anya Naylor, Antonia Perez, Dariana Pèrez, and Tia Tanzer. 

Poster design by Kezia Florence Germ. 

FAQs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XFbYVZIOvcAnKoPu9zts7i_xFYqkRBoTi2FA...

Follow the production at @birthplayproject on Instagram and use the hashtag #JoinTheAquelarre. 

 

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Islander

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Theatre Elision is thrilled to return in July with the U.S. premiere of the new musical, Islander!

Conceived by Amy Draper, with Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson and Book by Stewart Melton. Islander was first produced in the U.K. by Helen Milne Productions.

Islander premiered and was named best musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. It went on to a successful run at Southwark Theatre in London. Called an "exceptionally thoughtful new musical" by reviewers, Islander gradually builds a "powerful feeling of otherness . . . and the unshakeable sense that there is something bigger than ourselves, whether that’s nature, religion or the myths we use to explain the world we live in." (The Guardian).

The story takes place on an island somewhere on the Scottish coast where a poor economy and uncertain future have caused many residents to leave for the mainland. Those who remain must decide whether to stay or go. Drawing from Scottish folk-lore of the sea-bound "fin-folk", myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto the beach, changing life forever.

This 75 minute musical is performed with no intermission. 

While the production only has two cast members, we will be rotating three actors during our performance schedule.  This will help ensure that we will not need to cancel performances if one of our actors becomes ill.  For us, the days of "the show must go on" theatre culture is over!  But instead of having an understudy or swing, we wanted to ensure that all artists preparing a role would have ample opportunities to perform.  As a result, we will have three casts:  

Cast A - Christine Wade as Eilidh and Emily Dussault as Arran
Cast B - Christine Wade as Eilidh and Deidre Cochran as Arran
Cast C - Emily Dussault as Eilidh and Deidre Cochran as Arran

Please go to our website at elisionproductions.com for a list of which cast will be performing at each show.

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XANADU

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802 (downtown Duluth)

$40-$50
Call 218-733-7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Escape back to 1980s Venice Beach, California on a journey of endless fun that will have audiences in stitches!

Kira, a beautiful Greek muse, descends from Mount Olympus on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest creation of all time — the first ROLLER DISCO!

  • Directed by Phillip Fazio
  • Tickets: $40-50 
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Dancing Lessons

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN

$15 - $35
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident.  Ever is a brilliant college professor with Asperger's.  Their worlds intertwine when he appears at her door with a bizarre proposition - he will pay her an outrageous sum if she will teach him a few dance moves for an upcoming banquet.  Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

Content Advisory: Dancing Lessons contains adult language and mature themes.

*Due to Covid-19, seating capacity is limited.
*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
*Visit our website for more information.

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8 pm

Pippin

8:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN

Presented by Emerging Professionals Ensemble
  • Musical

The Emerging Professionals Ensemble presents this Stephan Schwartz classic in an outdoor setting at the Performing Institute of Minnesota in Eden Prairie. Pippin as you've never seen it before - come celebrate that Morning Glow. 

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