Sunday, November 11, 2018

1 pm

Noises Off

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

$29 - $78
Call 6122256191
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”

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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

1:00 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
Call (612) 377-2224
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Presented by The Guthrie Theater presents Interact Theater’s production of Hot Funky Butt Jazz
  • Drama
  • Comedy

At the stroke of midnight in the heart of 1900s New Orleans, Union Sons Hall would transform into the Funky Butt — a dance joint named for the throng of sweaty, soulful bodies moving to a provocative new groove called “hot music.” Known today as Jazz, this sound revolution began with a black cornet player named Buddy Bolden who birthed an intoxicating brew of Afro/Caribbean, Latin, Native and European rhythms that became the essence of the Big Easy and set the Jazz Age in motion. Featuring an ensemble of more than 50 actors with and without disabilities, Hot Funky Butt Jazz tells the story of the creative and resilient personalities who stepped out of the shadows to defy racism and create an improvisational sound so unique, it changed music and culture forever.

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Dracula: Prince of Blood at the Commonweal Theatre

Dracula: Prince of Blood

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

When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live to see the light of day? Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel by Commonweal’s own master of horror, Scott Dixon, and directed by Twin Cities Ivey Award-winner Craig Johnson, Dracula: Prince of Blood takes a fresh look at the seductive fiend who has lurked in the shadows for more than a century.

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2 pm

Bright Star

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Arts Center on 7
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$15-$20
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Musical

From Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award­ winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award­ winning Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the five-­time Tony­ nominated, Broadway musical that The New York Times called "a shining achievement."

Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s.Bright Star unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion and beautiful melodies. It's both refreshingly genuine and daringly hopeful .

November 3, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm; November 11*, 18 at 2:00 pm

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Words Do Move

2:00 pm

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Adults $15-$30 sliding scale | Students $10
Call (612) 584-1815
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Presented by Sandbox Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Sandbox Theatre presents Words Do Move, an all new theatrical event.

We speak, we stay silent. We fight, we hide. We listen, we shut down. How do our words move us? Are we only moved further apart? Or can we be moved to take better care of each other?

Words Do Move is a five-part collection of episodes woven together with storytelling, movement, and song. With video design by Tamara Ober and Kristina Fjellman, and live music by Theo Langason.

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Silent Night

2:00 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

$25-$215
Call (612)-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

Silent Night

November 10-18 

COMPOSER-Kevin Puts

LIBRETTIST-Mark Campbell

A moment of peace in the midst of war. Silent Night recounts a miraculous moment of peace during World War I. The Pulitzer-Prize winning music masterfully juxtaposes the bombastic sounds of war with serene songs from home.

 

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The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

2:00 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

2:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

  • Closing night

Bloomington Center for the Arts: Blackbox
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

22-25
Call 952-232-0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

“I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this,” states Randall P. McMurphy in the captivating and controversial One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To avoid a long prison sentence, McMurphy is able to get himself committed to a mental institution, but it’s far from the easy stint he had hoped. Under the sharp eye of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy struggles with the darkness within himself and the patients around him. Racism, sexism, and power will all collide in this contemporary classic.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman runs October 19-November 11, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is directed by Lauren Diesch.

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Sister Act

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin

$20-$27
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane 

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard

 

In this joyful musical comedy, a disco diva hiding from the Mob in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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The 4 Seasons

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$20-38
Call 612-333-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A hotel. A year.

Quality linens and room service.

Vivaldi and Chekhov.

Piazzolla as well.

A change of weather.

A change of heart.

A get away, a hideaway.

A prelude, a refuge.

An interlude, a start.

Purgatory or paradise.

You can’t beat the price.

 

Conceived by by Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand.

Directed by Dominique Serrand.

Featuring: Heidi Bakke, Joy Dolo and Steven Epp

Designed by: Sonya Berlovitz (costumes), Marcus Dilliard (lights), Justin Burk (sound), Dominique Serrand and Safa Sarvestani (set)

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Red Running into Water

2:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Multiple Community Venues
WEEK ONE Wed, Nov 7th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Wed, Nov 7th, 7:30 PM @ East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul, 55106 Thur, Nov 8th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 8th, 7:30 PM @ MN Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 S 15th Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 9th, 7:30 PM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 10th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 11th, 2:00 PM @ Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave NE, Mpls, 55413 WEEK TWO Wed, Nov 14th, 7:30 PM @ All Nations Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 10:30 AM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 7:30 PM @ MN Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 16th, 7:30 PM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 17th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 18th, 2:00 PM @ Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E 7th St, St. Paul, 55106

Pay-What-You-Can at the door, $25 advance
Call 612-367-7639
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Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Drama

RED RUNNING INTO WATER follows Nana, a young Navajo woman who refuses to be a statistic. Nana and the women of her family in the Red Running Into Water clan reclaim their humanity and learn what it really means to Walk in Beauty.

*Trigger warning: this play deals explicitly with sexual assault.

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The Great Gatsby

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$50
Call 877-508-7890
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

 

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company returns to The Ritz Theater with an innovative new dance theater interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.  

 

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan and lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of the quest for the American dream. 

Featuring bold choreography and raw talent, The Great Gatsby fuses dance, theater and live music into an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss this limited run.

The Great Gatsby performances take place at The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413. The Ritz Theater is fully ADA accessible and wheelchair seating is available. 

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The Clean House

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

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

A cleaner who hates to clean, a doctor whose husband is struck down by love for a patient, and the quest for the perfect joke. Sarah Ruhl is a winner of the MacArthur Foundation Genius grant. Her plays include Eurydice and In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play. Award-winning director Carolyn Levy last worked with Theatre Unbound on best-seller The Good Fight.

Cast: Ellen Apel, Lynda J. Dahl, Jasmine Porter, Craig Turino, Laura Wiebers. Creative Team: Grace Barnstead, Sarah Brandner, Keara Hannan, Jayce Hanson, Jenny Moeller, Patricia Santos, Inna Skogerboe

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WAAFRIKA 123

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama

WAAFRIKA 123

November 2-11, 2018 at Minnsky Theatre

Written by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko
Directed by Lisa Marie Brimmer

1992. A rural village outside Nairobi, Kenya, on the eve of the countrys first democratic elections, and everyone is brewing with expression. There, although lesbians and transgender people dont exist in Kenya, two queers fall in love: Awino, from the Luo tribe, and Bobby, an American development worker.

PERFORMANCES
Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm

"Waafrika 123, skillfully crafted and chillingly paced, may be the first play addressing FGM together with issues related to transgender and lesbian love. It amplifies our understanding and opens our hearts.   Dr. Dagmar Schultz, producer and director of "Audre Lorde  The Berlin Years: 1984 -1992"

Featuring Dua Saleh, Antonio Banks, Brenda Bell Brown, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Shenique Emelife, Briana Patnode, Ayesha Adu & Wolf Valencia

Production Team:  Julia Nekessa Opoti, Keila Saucedo, Constance Brevell, Madeline Achen, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Courtney Schmitz & Christy Johnson.

ASL/Deaf Interpreter Team 11/4 & 11/9: Canae Weiss, Hunta Williams, Janine Schug & Charlette Reiner

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Not About Heroes

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55417

Veterans admitted free. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students
Call (612) 888-0468
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Presented by Hero Now Theatre
  • Drama

Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were officers in the British army and have been called the best British poets of the “Great War.” The play, based on letters and memoirs, imagines their meeting in a psychiatric hospital–where one was admitted for shell shock, the other for speaking out against the war. As the older Sassoon nurtures Owen in the early stages of his poetic career, they discuss how to write honest poetry about war. As their relationship deepens and they debate whether to return to the trenches, there is one thing they do not face honestly. Eventually, Owen decides he must return to combat. What makes him go back?

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The Phantom Tollbooth JR

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$10-$15
Call N/A
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Even surrounded by dozens of toys, Milo is bored. Nothing interests him at all . . . until he takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth. Transported to the Land of Wisdom, Milo is thrust into adventure when Princesses Rhyme and Reason need rescuing in order to bring peace between two kings. The kings, from Dictionopolis and Digitopolis, are feuding over whether “words” or “numbers” are most important in their kingdoms. Knee-deep in danger, language and math along the way, Milo learns everything has a purpose. Upon his return home, he realizes there is never a reason to be bored in a world full of hidden discoveries.

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Neil Simon's Rumors

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Richfield Lutheran Theater Company
8 west 60th street

$8-$12
Call 6128612265 x3
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Presented by The RLC Theater Company
  • Comedy

The RLC Theater Company Presents

Neil Simon's Rumors

Performances:
Nov 02, 09 & 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov 03, 04 & 11 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12/adults $10/seniors $8/students

He said - she said - they said but who said??? Is it just a Rumor???
A tribute to Neil Simon in one of his funniest productions that combines mystery, farce and comedy in a quick witted show. You'll never know what's a fact and what's a RUMOR!
Adult Comedy and Strong Language - recommended for 13 years+ audiences

Limited seating performances! Two Ways to Order:
ONLINE
http://rlctheatercompany.seatyourself.biz
BOX OFFICE
612.861.2265 x3

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3 pm

TRIPLE ESPRESSO

3:00 pm

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

$25 – $52.50
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Meet Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean, a musician, an illusionist and a comic entertainer for whom nothing ever goes quite the way it was meant to. It’s high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy that grabs the funny bone and just won’t let go! “A triple jolt of inspired craziness … crackles with an energy and spirit of infectious fun!” — Los Angeles Times

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4 pm

Julian McFaul in A PRELUDE TO FAUST. Photo by Bruce Silcox.

A Prelude to Faust

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Michael Sommers’ critically acclaimed puppet epic returns to the stage! Inspired by Sommers’ longtime obsession with Goethe’s dramatic poem about a man who sells his soul to the devil, A PRELUDE TO FAUST conjures a miniature surreal world of tormented souls, flying spirits and disembodied hands. With virtuosic puppetry and an original score by Michael Koerner performed with a live orchestra, this landmark production is not to be missed!

"Not only is it the sort of show one regrets ending, it's tempting to come back the next night and see what unlikely moments one missed the first time. Apparently the devil really is in the details." - Quinton Skinner, City Pages (2007)

"It appears to be a puppet show, but it's much more than that. It's a social comedy, a morality tale, with some surrealism in the shape of flying human hearts thrown in for good measure." - Euan Kerr, MPR (2007)

A PRELUDE TO FAUST was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 1998 and was the first production in Open Eye’s historic theatre in 2007. FAUST was also performed at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater in 2000. Open Eye co-founder Michael Sommers wrote the show after researching the Faust story in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Like any myth, meaning shifts over time, as it has in Sommers’ representation of the immortal tale since the last production more than a decade ago. With this latest production of A PRELUDE TO FAUST, Sommers explores more ecstatic violence and a more intensely heartbreaking love story.

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6 pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

6:30 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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