Sunday, August 19, 2018

1 pm

West Side Story

1:00 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Musical

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

1:00 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

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The Clean House

1:30 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
  • Comedy

Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather perfect her stand-up routine than clean the house. As she spends her days not cleaning, she befriends her boss’s sister—who lives only to clean. Toss in a love triangle and some sibling rivalries and you get a whimsical and moving portrait of humanity, reminding us that the messes and disappointments of life can be the most unexpectedly fulfilling times of all.

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2 pm

Dr. Falstaff and the Working Wives of Lake County: A Picnic Operetta

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Various MN locations

$15
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Mixed Precipitation
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A new adaptation of Otto Nicolai’s German opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor, with a bit of Minnesota history and the music of Bruce Springsteen!

Celebrating its 10th season, Mixed Precipitation brings an edible opera adventure to parks, farms, and gardens throughout MN in August and September!

On the shores of Lake Superior, the company town is in trouble. The taconite plant has gone bust and jobs are leaving town fast. Meanwhile, the sleazy Doctor Falstaff has washed up on shore. He’s looking to sell a boat, eat some herring, and seduce some married women. Luckily, a trio of tough working gals has teamed up to chase the rat out of town. These working wives (a nurse, a park ranger, and a librarian) show the men in town who’s the Boss.

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The Korean Drama Addict's Guide to Losing Your Virginity

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Park Square Theatre
20 W. 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (Korean soap operas). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one’s virginity.

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ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

2:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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4 pm

DEAR LENNY: BERNSTEIN'S LIFE IN SONGS & LETTERS

4:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$26 - 10
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Bradley Greenwald, Prudence Johnson, Diana Grasselli, and Dan Chouinard of Chronofon Productions present their meditation on Leonard Bernstein's commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist. Bernstein's masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with Aaron Copland, Steven Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Bette Davis, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and more—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, "appeals to both the intellect and the heart."

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday with the artists of Chronofon! Join us for a special Birthday Soirée event on August 25, featuring pre-show cocktails, performance of DEAR LENNY, followed by an Afterglow Party and sing-along with the cast! 

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ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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6 pm

Disney's Newsies

6:30 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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7 pm

3PLAY image of scissors on green carpet

Petri Dish: 3PLAY

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Skewed Visions
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

Curated by Skewed Visions founders, each 3PLAY  features new work by three artists. Three times a year, three artists are given development time in the studio and asked to create short new work for this time and place. The evening is split into three 15-20 minute sections and followed by an open conversation between audiences and artists.

April’s 3PLAY features new work by local artists Alison Heimstead, Erin Search-Wells, and Anat Shinar.

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ALISON HEIMSTEAD:

In the last six months I have been researching  - little brown bats, moose and other species that aren’t doing so well in the State of Minnesota. This work has been thru the Bell Museum: Resident Artist Research Program. I have met with driven scientific researchers, seen slides of moose brains, learned about flesh eating beetles, learned about transmitters sending info to satellites to text folks on a DNR crew when a moose was down, and heard about developing fungus in petri dishes in refrigerators. I am beginning to translate all of this research into performance with collaborators: Erik Ehn – Playwright, Molly Van Avery -  Director,  Jim Parker – Musician. Learn about these incredible animals and plants and the challenges they currently face. Watch as taxidermy comes to life through this radical fable about climate change, habitat loss, environmental shifts, and alien invaders. What is wildness? How is our Minnesota landscape shifting? How can we be present with all this change and loss? How can we wake to the shared needs of this ecosystem?

ERIN SEARCH-WELLS: I am working on my impression of Melania Trump. Some of it will not be accurate. There is clothing, perfection, and everything else outside of that.

ANAT SHINAR: A new work by Anat Shinar.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride

7:00 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

Read more

West Side Story

7:00 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Musical

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

Read more

Little Women

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 Rice Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391

$12-$18
Call 7632321025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Performances:
Wednesday, August 15 @ 7pm
Thursday, August 16 @ 7pm
Friday, August 17 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 18 @ 7pm
Sunday, August 19 @ 7pm

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'Night, Mother

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 Studio 202

$10 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
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Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Drama

Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh star in this gripping, timely revival: a 90-minute, push-pull conversation in real time between a mother and daughter at opposite ends of an emotional chasm, struggling to find a bridge that can connect them, with a life-and-death decision hanging in the balance. 

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