Thursday, October 4, 2018

10 am

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
ALL AGES

Based on the story by E.B. White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” We kick off the celebration of our 35th anniversary season with an all-time audience favorite. The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our main stage this fall. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe, but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. This 60-minute adaptation of the novel, named one of the best American children’s books of the past two hundred years, will enchant audiences of all ages.

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Rahael Achett (Carter/Narrator), Emily Anose (Goose/Narrator), Kamrie Frost (Lurvy/Narrator/President of Fair), David Gamache (Zuckerman), Lucy McArdle (Fern), Soren Miller (Wilbur), Peter Neiberger (Avery/Narrator), Isidora Nelson (Sheep/Mrs Arable/Narrator), Abby Schroeder (Templeton), Boo Segersin (Charlotte) and Daniel Untiedt (Gander/Narrator)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Jeannine Coulombe
Stage Manager: Shelby Reddig
Set Designer: Anne Henly
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Composer & Sound Designer: James Lekatz
Costume Designer: Lisa Mangone
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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1 pm

Radio Gals

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$27–$29
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY MIKE CRAVER AND MARK HARDWICK

Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with her “all-girl” orchestra, “The Hazelnuts”, as radio WGAL. What comes over the local airwaves is an array of hilarious toe-tapping songs. However, Hazel’s broadcasts are not always so local due to her habit of impinging on other frequencies, like NBC’s, attracting the attention of a federal radio inspector who’s intent on shutting down WGAL. It turns out though, he has a fine tenor voice, plays a mean accordion and quickly becomes enchanted by the “Hazelnuts”

From the creators of Pump Boys and Dinettes. 

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7 pm

Bye Bye Banshee EP Release Show: Deathfolk Magic

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$15
Call 6128258949
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  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

Bye Bye Banshee is a side project by Minneapolis songwriter Jezebel Jones. Inspired by grief and loss, the music combines elements of alternative folk, classical and avant-garde styles to create mindful songs about the brevity of life... and the nature of death. Before and after the show, experience an art installation by Seattle creator Casey Middaugh. For Whom the Bell Toils is an interactive art installation designed to make space for acknowledging and honoring the grief and work around the end of life.

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$30
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!

After all - life moves pretty fast.

If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.

"Ferris Mueller's Day Off" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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Sometimes There’s Wine

7:30 pm

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

$20 – $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get pregnant or break a hip.” When there’s wine, the stories flow – from celebration and joy to nostalgia and regret (and sometimes questionable text messages). Laugh along as you bond over life’s funny circumstances.

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The Miracle Worker

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

Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story featuring Kiara Jackson as Annie Sullivan and Catie Bair as Helen Keller. Also featuring: Casey E. Lewis, Jane Froiland, Melinda Kordich, Lukas Levin, Matt Wall and Aaron Goehle.

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Understood

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Soma Studios
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Trademark Theater
  • Drama

Chris and Julie are young, married, liberal, and struggling. After the bizarre disappearance of their dog Jack, their relationship fractures and sends them each on a crash course with strangers who hold vastly different worldviews. As they search for answers in a world divided by politics and unflinching beliefs, they start to wonder, “Is it ever possible to truly understand someone?”

Written by Tyler Mills
Directed by Tyler Michaels

Featuring Sasha Andreev and Adelin Phelps

SOMA STUDIOS - 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN, 55413 

OCTOBER 3rd - October 28th

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The Agitators

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of their enduring and tempestuous 45-year friendship, from the Civil War through the changing of the Constitution. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and today, they challenge and inspire us.

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First Lady by Katharine Dayton & George S. Kaufman

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Wellstone Center Auditorium
179 Robie Street E, Saint Paul, MN

$19/$15 students & seniors
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Presented by Lex-Ham Community Theater
  • Comedy

Lex-Ham Community Theater presents First Lady by Katharine Dayton & George S. Kaufman.

The behind-the-scenes activity of whom to nominate for President in 1930s Washington is getting lively and passionate.  And the men are getting involved, too.  Katharine Dayton and George S. Kaufman's play about the who's who in our country's capital is sure to win the audience's approval in a landslide.

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Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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Life Goes On (a new musical)

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave W, St Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Drama
  • Musical

A moving new musical about the power of connection, remembering and legacy. A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A heartening reminder that even though we can’t prepare for much of what life throws at us, at least we’re not alone.

From the writing team of Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble!

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Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.

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8 pm

THE VISIT

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Minnesota Transportation Museum
193 PENNSYLVANIA AVE E ST. PAUL, MN, 55130

$22-25
Call 612-724-3760
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Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THE VISIT, by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, is the most well-known play by one of the most important playwrights since the Second World War. Set in a small town that is in a deep economic depression, the townspeople await the visit of Claire Zachanassian, who was driven out of town as a young girl years ago because she was pregnant. Now the wealthiest person in the world who has just married her 8th husband, she returns to a town that desperately hopes her millions will save them. She, however, has a different agenda, returning with the mission to buy justice: she will offer the town her fortune in exchange for the life of the man who not only spurned her but rigged the public trial against her.

“In the fractious culture we find ourselves in today, the line between justice and revenge can get more and more thin. THE VISIT provides a chance to consider the complexities of that distinction, and does so in a very compelling and entertaining manner in this dark comedy,” says Artistic Director Wendy Knox.

ABOUT THE VENUE for THE VISIT: The Minnesota Transportation Museum is housed in the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, a fully functional railroad roundhouse, one of the last of its kind in the country. During winter months, the Roundhouse is a functioning work area for Museum rolling stock, often with the volunteer workforce welding, grinding and sending sparks flying. Visitors taking the escorted shop tours are often amazed at the work being performed, commenting to docents and staff that they have “…never seen anything like it.” The building was erected by the Great Northern Railway in 1907, replacing another older roundhouse. The site has been used for rail transportation since the first railroad came to Minnesota in the 1860s. The Roundhouse and surrounding grounds are a near complete display of American Industrial history from the 19th century through the mid-20th century. The roundhouse is also home to the famous Northern Pacific Railway steam engine No. 2156, best known to many Twin Cities children from the 1960s and 1970s as Casey Jones‘ steam engine, from the popular children’s program.

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