Thursday, April 26, 2018

10 am

WHOEVER YOU ARE

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
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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12 pm

WHOEVER YOU ARE

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
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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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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Avenue Q

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN

$16
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This laugh-out-loud Tony Award-winner tells the timeless story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, Avenue Q is a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.
Rated R for adult language, humor, and situations.

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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

7:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

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Lone Star Spirits

7:30 pm

Franklin Square Black Box Theatre
125 N. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

$13.50-$26.00
Call 715.483.3387
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Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Comedy

Lone Star Spirits

By Josh Tobiessen

A delightfully funny, heartwarming story about a father-daughter reunion, set in a small-town Texas liquor store. Colorful characters and laugh-out-loud moments from local MN playwright Josh Tobiessen.

Festival Theatre will be producing this as partners in The Big Read, a program of National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.  ArtReach St. Croix is presenting The Big Read in conjunction with core program partners including Valley Bookseller, Stillwater Public Library, Little Free Library, St. Croix Festival Theatre and library branches located in St. Croix Valley communities between St. Croix Falls, WI and Hastings, MN.

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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

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
  • Drama

It has been 75 years since Anne Frank was given a diary by her father. Revisit this poignant classic yourself and share it with the young people in your life. You’ll be inspired by the hope of a young girl who in the midst of the Holocaust could write: “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart… if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.”

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Argonautika

7:30 pm

Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 6126255380
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Presented by The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program Class of 2018
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

As in her Tony Award-winning Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman transforms Greek mythology – here the story of Jason and the Argonauts – into a mesmerizing piece of theater, performed by the senior class of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

Encountering an array of daunting challenges in their "first voyage of the world," Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow--their unpredictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss. Bursts of humor and fantastical creatures enrich a story whose characters reveal remarkable complexity. Medea is profoundly sympathetic even as the seeds are sown for the monstrous life ahead of her, and the brute strength of Hercules leaves him no less vulnerable to the vicissitudes of love. Zimmerman brings to Argonautika her trademark ability to encompass the full range of human experience in a work as entertaining as it is enlightening.

From April 20 - 29, 2018 in the Dowling Studio at the Guthrie.

Tickets available at guthrietheater.org

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My Barking Dog

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Crane Theatre (Studio Space)
2303 Kennedy St NE #120, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Sliding scale: $13 - $20
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Presented by Market Garden Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Canis Latrans

By Eric Coble

Melinda and Toby, two recluses of an apartment in some urban American sprawl, meet a coyote who mysteriously visits their fire escape one night. This wild encounter leads them on a poetic journey of self-realization, with their newly discovered animal instincts leading the way. My Barking Dog is a blend of magical realism and lyrical storytelling that explores how our everyday lives have been disconnected from our roots. Eric Coble examines what happens when nature decides to challenge our inorganic life-styles.

90 Minutes. Contains Mature Themes.

FEATURING: Victoria Pyan & Mike Swan

CREATIVE TEAM: Lucas Skjaret, Samson Perry, Leazah Behrens, Kassia Lisinski, Jacob Lee Hofer, Brittany Ottum, and Madie Kvale

Sliding Scale: $13 - $20

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FIVE POINTS

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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Into The Woods

7:30 pm

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Musical

Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale musical masterpiece combines some of your favorite tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and others and explores what happens AFTER they live happily ever after.

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HAIRSPRAY:THE MUSICAL

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Century College Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$12
Call 651-779-3475
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Century College Theatre Company is proud and excited to produce the fun, song and dance-filled musical HAIRSPRAY! With a large cast of talented actors from throughout the Twin Cities and Century College, full orchestra, technical wonders, and some unique twists, we are thrilled to present our audiences with a joyful couple of hours!

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network... all without denting her 'do!-Music Theatre International

Who: The Century College Theatre Company

When: April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM and 4/28 at 2:00PM

Where: Century College Theatre
             3401 Century Ave. N
             White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Cost: General:             $12.00
          Students/Seniors:           $10.00

Purchase Tickets at: www.showtix4u.com

For more information contact BoxOffice@century.edu

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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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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive couple living in San Francisco. It is 1967 when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African American doctor 11 years her senior. They’re in love and they want the Draytons’ blessing for their marriage – today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness, but now they are forced to put their values to the test. Based on the iconic film, this classic is a witty and insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices.

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Natasha and the Coat - A World Premiere!

Highland Park Community Center Theater
1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=73182
Call 6516474315
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Presented by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Natasha and the Coat - A WORLD PREMIERE by critically acclaimed playwright Deborah Stein 

A hipster girl. An Orthodox guy. (And one fabulous fur coat!)

Natasha has just begun a fashion internship in an atelier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When she clumsily spills coffee on a vintage fur coat, she takes it to a dry cleaner where the work of Yossi, an Hasidic Jew, results in beautiful restoration. As Natasha, eager to please her unknowing boss, brings more and more items for cleaning, the very different lives of these two 20-somethings intersect, opening up possibilities for what their futures may hold. Join MJTC for the world premiere of a poignant play about independence, self-exploration, and defining your dreams. 

ARTIST DAY @ MJTC
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. performance
Artist’s ticket special: $12. 
We’re seeking resumes from directors, designers, actors, technicians. Interested in seeing our work? Send your resume to info@mnjewishtheatre.org, then call 651-647-4315 to purchase your ticket for $12 to Natasha and the Coat.

CAST 
Avi Ahrohi as YOSSI
Muriel Bonertz as SYLVIA
Kim Kivens as FELICITY
Charles Numrich as MORDY
and Miriam Schwartz as NATASHA

PRODUCTION ARTISTS
Miriam Monasch - DIRECTOR
Michael Hoover - SCENIC DESIGNER
Lisa Conley - COSTUME DESIGN
C. Webster Marsh - LIGHTING DESIGN
C. Andrew Mayer - SOUND DESIGN
Liz Josheff Busa - PROPERTIES DESIGN
Joy Donley - STAGE MANAGER
Justin Hooper - ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGNER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Deborah Stein - (PLAYWRIGHT)

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! 
Price range $23 - 38 
Box Office: 651-647-4315
http://mnjewishtheatre.org/

SPECIAL RATES: 
20's-30's Thursdays - $20 tickets for anyone aged 20-39 
Student Rush - Get a $12 ticket to ANY performance at the door (must show a valid student ID). 
Artist Rate - Submit your theater resume and get a $12 ticket to the Tuesday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. performance. 
Groups of 10 or more receive a discount.
Call the box office at 651-647-4315 for more information.

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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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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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Still Dance the Stars

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama
  • Dance

A powerful love story with extraordinary heart, Still Dance the Stars follows the journey of James and Anne, a married couple facing unthinkable loss. Things go from bad to worse as their beloved dance studio is about to go under. Desperate, they discover an old box of stuffed animals, and the magic unfolds. Can one dance heal what has been broken? Whimsical, heart-warming and imaginative – this brand new play is truly a breathtaking gem! A must-see for dance-lovers! 

Featuring: Emily Madigan, Louisa Darr, Zachary Stofer, Vanessa Wasche, Corey Mills, Peter Colburn, Janet Hanson, Mary Fox, & Abigail Magalee

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Trojan Women

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Urban Growler Brewery
2325 Endicott St, St Paul, MN 55114

$15-$40; Student w/ID $10
Call 612-234-7168
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Presented by Mission Theatre Company
  • Drama

When men make of mess of things, who suffers the costs? What happens when those in power dictate our fate? Though these questions have been struggles throughout the ages, they couldn’t be more timely or pertinent today. Euripides’ Trojan Women has been re-imagined by director Andy Browers to take place in a war-torn corner of our world. Come join us to see for yourself why…

AFTERMATH IS HELL.

Featuring: Ali Close, Amanda Chial, Annette Kurek, Craig Fernholz, Erin Farsté, Eva Gemlo, Gary Danciu, Gillian Randall, Helena Mueller, Jared Mogen, Madeleine Farley, Siri Hammond, Sophie Cameron, Tucker Brewster Schuster

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING NIGHT PARTY!

Join the cast and crew after the show on April 13th at 9:00pm for some beer or other beverages (cash bar), bake sale...including baklava and other international treats, test your Greek trivia knowledge, win raffle prize, ask for your future to be told and more. All proceeds go to paying artists and producing Mission’s work; fundraiser party tickets available at https://www.artful.ly/mission-theatre-company

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The Imaginary Invalid

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theater
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114

Presented by Combustible Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Imaginary Invalid tells the story of Argan, a miserly hypochondriac who hatches a scheme to get free healthcare by marrying off one of his daughters (Angelique) to a young doctor. Dependent on extravagant cures and desperately worried about his ability to continue to pay for his medical care, he will do anything. Angelique however, having already fallen in love with someone else, has other plans for her life. Argan’s clever servant (Toinette) and gregarious brother (Beralde) come to her aid as they seek to unwind both his nefarious plot and his unhealthy obsession with quackery.

Though written over 300 years ago, The Imaginary Invalid is a strikingly-relevant, passionate farce that shines a light on the wounds we inflict upon ourselves, the scars of life, and the lengths that some will go to achieve "affordable" healthcare in a seemingly-incurable system. This fresh translation by Oded Gross features original Motown- and pop-inspired songs by Paul James Prendergast, commedia dell'arte roots, and sharp modern language.

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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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8 pm

Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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