Thursday, April 5, 2018

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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2 pm

Measure for Measure

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

$18-$22
Call 612-721-1186
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Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Drama

If she accuses him, who will believe her? Theatre Unbound presents the world premiere of a text freshly restored by director Kate Powers to come closer than ever to what scholars believe Shakespeare originally wrote. Experience the #metoo story of Shakespeare’s time as only The Women’s Theatre can present it.

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7 pm

She Loves Me

7:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$25-$34
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Musical

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
Directed by Scott Ford

This Tony Award-winning musical is set in a 1930’s European perfumery, we meet two shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye-to-eye. What they don’t know is that they both responded to the same “lonely hearts” advertisement in the newspaper. They each live for the love letters they receive from each other, without knowing that the other is the one writing them.

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

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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 Basset Table

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$18-$22
Call 651-645-5506
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Presented by Persistent Theatre Productions
  • Comedy

The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre, edited by Jane Milling, Broadview Press

"Strong women know how to play their cards." 

The gambling widow Lady Reveller and female scientist Valeria are not your typical 18th century women, these independent strong women must fight to keep doing what they love, in this progressive ahead of it's time restoration comedy, by one of the most prominent female playwrights of her time. 

“He that would gain my heart must learn the way not to control , but readily to obey."

Directed by Meggie Greivell

Stage Management by Sarah Wolf

Set and Property Design by Beth Anne Roe​

Costume Design by Rebecca Karstad

Lighting Design by Sarah Wolf

Movement Coach, Franklin Wagner

Dialect Coach, Meggie Greivell

​Featuring: Julie Ann Greif, Lana Bean, Alison Anderson, Bruce Abas, Kjer Whiting, Jody Bee, Tara Lucchino, Franklin Wagner, Don Larsson, Allison True, Amanda Thomm and Maureen Bourgeois. 

 

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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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The Wolves

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$25-$47
Call 6128227063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

MARCH 31 - APRIL 29, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

by Sarah DeLappe
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls, who just want to score some goals. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.

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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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Lend Me A Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

NorShor Theatre
211 East Superior Street, Duluth MN 55802

$25-$45
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy

Lend Me a Tenor is a hilarious romp through the high-stakes, high-strung world of opera. In this comedy by Ken Ludwig, the Cleveland Opera House is hosting the famous Italian tenor, Tito Merelli, whose celebrity has guaranteed a sellout performance. But is the management of the Cleveland Opera House ready for all the madness that comes with their guest star?

  • Directed by Michael Kraklio
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
  • Presenting Sponsor:  Republic Bank
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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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FIVE POINTS

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$29 - $49
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical
  • Dance

FIVE POINTS

WORLD PREMIERE
April 4 – May 6, 2018
Ritz Theater

Book by Harrison David Rivers  
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Denise Prosek
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring: Ben Bakken, Dieter Bierbrauer, Shinah Brashears, Ivory Doublette, Daniel Greco, John Jamison, Lamar Jefferson, Ann Michels, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Matt Riehle, Kendall Anne Thompson, Evan Tyler Wilson, and Alejandro Vega

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points chronicles the journeys of Willie Lane, a young African American performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion. Inspired by the confluence of African American and Irish cultures, and the birth of American tap dance, Five Points tells the story of two men who risk everything for the chance to be a part of the American Dream.

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Silent Sky

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

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