Thursday, March 22, 2018

10 am

THE NIGHTENGALE

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

THE NIGHTINGALE

Mar 9 – 25, 2018

A dance-inspired original performance based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

In collaboration with Escalate Dance

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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This fairy tale classic by Hans Christian Andersen dances onto our main stage this March. The Emperor’s nightingale sings more beautifully than any other creature in the kingdom, but is suddenly replaced by a bejeweled mechanical bird that proves to be more predictable. When the mechanical bird eventually breaks down and the Emperor is taken ill, however, the real nightingale returns to restore the Emperor’s life through its uncompromisingly beautiful song. The story about the power of real beauty to stir the heart is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl MoonTwelve Dancing Princesses, The Snow Queen and The Velveteen Rabbit.

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12 pm

THE NIGHTENGALE

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Dance
  • Kids

THE NIGHTINGALE

Mar 9 – 25, 2018

A dance-inspired original performance based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

In collaboration with Escalate Dance

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

This fairy tale classic by Hans Christian Andersen dances onto our main stage this March. The Emperor’s nightingale sings more beautifully than any other creature in the kingdom, but is suddenly replaced by a bejeweled mechanical bird that proves to be more predictable. When the mechanical bird eventually breaks down and the Emperor is taken ill, however, the real nightingale returns to restore the Emperor’s life through its uncompromisingly beautiful song. The story about the power of real beauty to stir the heart is told through original music and dance. It continues our popular collaboration with Escalate Dance that brought you Owl MoonTwelve Dancing Princesses, The Snow Queen and The Velveteen Rabbit.

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1 pm

From Ava to Eternity: The Life & Music of Frank Sinatra

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium, Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr., Bloomington, MN 55437

$23-$34
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

In this original full-length dramatic musical by and starring Brian Pekol, Francis Albert Sinatra is just another kid from Hoboken who wants to become a star. Watch as he finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him. Experience his professional rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner, and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround in From Here to Eternity. Accompanied by an on-stage orchestra, and featuring hits like "I've Got the World On A String", "All of Me" and "New York, New York", this story will illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra.

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7 pm

Corduroy

7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

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The Wizard of Oz

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$13-$17
Call 2187337577
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Presented by The Playhouse Family Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Dorothy Gale meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz. The yellow brick road leads to the Depot Stage which will be transformed into the Emerald City.

The kids of the Children’s Theatre become Glinda, the Good Witch; the Wicked Witch of the West; and everything in between as they inhabit a world full of munchkins and flying monkeys. This iconic tale teaches us that “there’s no place like home.”

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The Pirates of Penzance

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately, they’ve left the score in London! They scramble to recreate the show with only the clothes in their trunks and ship mates for a cast. All the music you love in this hilarious steampunk operetta at sea. Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy-musical gets a fresh twist in this new production conceived and directed by Doug Scholz-Carlson.

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Minnesota Opera's Rigoletto

7:30 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

$25 - $200, subject to change
Call 612-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

This time-honored tale of seduction and bitter revenge is boldly imagined in this new production. The disfigured jester Rigoletto must do everything in his power to protect his innocent daughter from the lecherous Duke of Mantua before she falls into his clutches. Brimming with rich melodies and featuring the famous aria “La donna è mobile,” Rigoletto tragically unfurls as it races toward its devastating conclusion.

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GUYS and DOLLS

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Fran Loesser's celebrated Musical Comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.  Guys & Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy for all ages!

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls tells the tall of one Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his "permanently established floating craps game." His best venue falls through and he needs money to underwrite an alternative option.  He turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will be on anything if the stakes are high enough.  Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky he can't get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.  

Things don't go as planned and, along the way, you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes: Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck... and more.

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A Raisin in the Sun

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Back by popular demand! The proud but poor Younger family captivated audiences with their passion, hope and zest for living in the face of adversity. A life insurance legacy ignites dreams for a home, education and ultimately a destiny they can call their own in the first Broadway play by an African-American woman.  “A sterling production at Park Square.” — StarTribune, 2016

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Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$34
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) shows. From sock hops to death drops, "Age Against the Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits" will bring our funniest moments to the stage one more time, and show you why we’re the longest running (and best) satirical theatre in the world!

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Indecent

7:30 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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Indecent

7:30 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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Familiar

7:30 pm

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

There’s something old, something new and something borrowed in this feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter Tendi’s wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when Tendi requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, the rehearsal dinner can’t come soon enough. Family fireworks are interwoven with questions of cultural identity in this acclaimed play.

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A People's History

7:30 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

After a successful run of The Trump Card last season, acclaimed monologist Mike Daisey is back to present his latest work, A People’s History. This new piece begins simply: Daisey finds a copy of the U.S. history textbook from his high school in rural Maine from over twenty five years ago. What follows is a kind of history lesson as only Daisey could teach, contrasting the history he grew up with and a very different book: Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. In this 18-part performance Daisey tells a history of America—from the first landing of Columbus to the election of Donald Trump—exposing and illuminating with his signature dark humor as he eviscerates the myths we have all helped make. Daisey has been hailed as “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times. He has been compared to a modern-day Mark Twain and a latter-day Orson Welles for his provocative monologues that combine the political and the personal, weaving together secret histories with hilarity and heart. 

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Constance in the Darkness: A Musical in Miniature

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

$10-20
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This adventure short-circuits the trappings of Disney ‘Princess’ culture and plumbs the mysteries of the constellations in a funny, fanciful, and poignant hero’s journey about a mother who has gone missing and an astronomer-daughter determined to find her.

Aided by her trusted sidekicks Bobo the Bear and Lamby-Lamb, Constance must first confront the evil Queen Harmonica and her dreaded army of saxophones!

Filled with ingenious puppetry, lavishly orchestrated songs, and madcap performances featuring Open Eye regulars Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward, Constance celebrates a new kind of princess who navigates a complicated past and uncertain future as she trains her telescope out to the stars as well as into the human heart.

Conceived and created by Michael Sommers and Josef Evans
Book, music and lyrics by Josef Evans
Designed by Michael Sommers
Directed by Annie Enneking
Performed by Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward
Lighting by Michael Murnane

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LUNA GALE

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$12-$24, PWYC Nights
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Underdog Theatre
  • Drama

Rebecca Gilman's contemporary drama follows two teenage parents fighting to keep their daughter as a social worker decides if they are fit to keep her. Wrestling with addiction and the many challenges that parenthood brings, this young couple is held under a microscope as one woman chooses the direction of Luna’s future.

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