Friday, July 12, 2019

10 am

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA at Stages Theatre Company

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

A GOLDEN TICKET TO A MAGNIFICENT SUMMER EXPERIENCE

JUNE 28 – AUGUST 4, 2019

ALL AGES

Hop on a magnificent fantasy ride through the land of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Charlie Bucket touring the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory enlivens our stage this summer. This enchanting adaptation, featuring memorable songs from the 1971 film, will be a delicious experience for everyone to savor!

Halima Bigirindavyi (Oompa Loompa), Celia Birgy (Violet), Kimora Collins (Mrs Beauregard), Faith Culbertson (Oompa Loompa), Logan Bitz Daum (Willy Wonka), Aidan Einhorn (Charlie), Athan Fischer (Mr Bucket), Riley Gamades (Oompa Loompa), Maya Eva Haugen (Grandma Josephine), Zoe Hollander (Veruca), Clare  Judge (Mrs Bucket), Sayer Keeley (Oompa Loompa), Samara Koshiol (Oompa Loompa), Chase Kozak (Mike Tv), Lauren LaCourse (Oompa Loompa), Sara Magnuson (Mrs Tv), Laura Mahler (Mrs Gloop), Natalie Mosakowski (Oompa Loompa), Gideon Pressley (Oompa Loompa), Sam Rosewarne (Oompa Loompa), Bruce  Rowan (Grandpa Joe), Asgerami Semkoff (Oompa Loompa), Medi Semkoff (Grandma Georgina), Olivia Trader (Oompa Loompa), Ellie Turk (Augustus), Josie Turk (Oompa & u/s Charlie), Daniel Untiedt (Mr Salt), Hogan Vaupel (Oompa Loompa), Alex Weiner (Oompa Loompa), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Oompa Loompa)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER - Nikki Swoboda, MUSIC DIRECTOR - JC Lippold, STAGE MANAGER - Cody R Braudt, SET DESIGNER - Anne Henly, PROPS DESIGNER - Jim Hibbeler, TECH DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt, COSTUME SUPERVISOR - Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER - Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Lori Opsal, SOUND DESIGNER - Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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6 pm

Hot Dog Daze

6:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Lab Theater
700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$22-10-5
Call (612) 333-7977
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lab Theater and Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hot Dog Daze comes to you courtesy of Interact's 40+ actors with and without disabilities. It is co-directed by James Lekatz and Heather Bunch, with original music by award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel, combined with choreography by Kymani Kahlil. Special guests include the side-splitting emcees, Shanan Custer (Brave New Workshop veteran) and Kory LaQuess Pullam (Underdog Theater’s Artistic Director). Plus, a Pop-Up Shop at every show will feature art and gifts from 70 Interact Visual Artists!

 

Best of all? The original story lines and songs of Hot Dog Daze were created by Interact cast members! Both are expertly crafted into what Director Lekatz calls “your classic, breezy summer musical that also happens to spoof the telethons and variety talent shows of an age long gone that also asks, ‘Were those good ‘ol days really that good’?!”

 

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Hot Dog Daze

6:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Lab Theater
700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$22-10-5
Call (612) 333-7977
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lab Theater and Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hot Dog Daze comes to you courtesy of Interact's 40+ actors with and without disabilities. It is co-directed by James Lekatz and Heather Bunch, with original music by award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel, combined with choreography by Kymani Kahlil. Special guests include the side-splitting emcees, Shanan Custer (Brave New Workshop veteran) and Kory LaQuess Pullam (Underdog Theater’s Artistic Director). Plus, a Pop-Up Shop at every show will feature art and gifts from 70 Interact Visual Artists!

 

Best of all? The original story lines and songs of Hot Dog Daze were created by Interact cast members! Both are expertly crafted into what Director Lekatz calls “your classic, breezy summer musical that also happens to spoof the telethons and variety talent shows of an age long gone that also asks, ‘Were those good ‘ol days really that good’?!”

 

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7 pm

The Merry Wives of Windsor

various park locations

Free
Call 651.321.4024
Buy tickets online

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

For the sixth consecutive summer, CAE presents free Shakespeare in our Twin Cities parks. This year: The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lighthearted comedy we're setting in the colorful mid-1960s

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Papke
June 21 - July 21

Friday, June 21, 7pm: Lake Harriet Rose Gardens (Lyndale Park)
Saturday, June 22, 7pm: Lake of the Isles (Newton Ave. S. and West Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Minneapolis)
Sunday, June 23, 2pm: Grandview Park, South St. Paul
Friday, June 28, 7pm: Matthews Park, Minneapolis
Saturday, June 29, 7pm: Lake of the Isles (Newton Ave. S. and West Lake of the Isles Pkwy)
Sunday, June 30, 7pm: Town Green Park, Maple Grove
Friday, July 5, 7pm: Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St Louis Park
Saturday, June 6, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 7, 7pm: Centennial Lakes Park Amphitheater, Edina
Thursday, July 11, 7pm:  St. Clement's Church, St Paul
Friday, July 12, 7pm:  Como Park (W. Como Blvd & N. Churchill St)
Saturday, July 13, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 14, 2pm: Raspberry Island, St. Paul
Thursday, July 18, 7pm: Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 19, 7pm: Newell Park, St Paul
Saturday, July 20, 7pm: Lake of the Isles
Sunday, July 21, 7pm: Loring Park, Minneapolis

Featuring
Clare Boyd, Cody Carlson, Theo Ebarb, Bridget Foy, Lolly Foy, Jacob Hooper, Justin Hooper, Timothy Kelly, Robb Krueger, Kyle Marks, Eli Sibley, Alice Tibbetts, Alan Tilson, Daniel Kristian Vopava, and Joe Wiener

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Hot Dog Daze (Not Your Grandma's Nostalgia!)

7:00 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Opening night

The Lab Theater
700 North First Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Presented by Interact Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Mark your calendars for Hot Dog Daze, a look at those nutty 1950's telethons as seen through Interact Theater's own special fun house mirror. Relive those nostalgic days when cool bomb shelters were all the rage. Go ahead and ask it - were the good old days really all that good?  Hot Dog Daze comes to you courtesy of Interact's 40+ actors with and without disabilities, Directed by James Lekatz and Heather Bunch, original music by award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel combined with choreography by Kymani Kahlil and the talents of side-splitting emcees, Brave New Workshop veteran Shanan Custer, and Blackout Improv founding member Kory LaQuess Pullam.  After the show, keep it going with a drink and a hot dog.  A Minnesota summer won't last long, so grab some while you can!

All performances: Doors open at 6:30 pm for evening show and 12:30 pm for matinees. Two matinee shows will be available at 1pm on Saturdays 7/20 and 2/27.

This show is recommended for ages 13+. Some adult language.

Parking is available on the street and in the lot across from the Lab Theater, but please arrive early as parking is limited.

ASL/AD is offered on the following dates/times:
7/18 7pm
7/20 1pm
7/25 7pm

ASL for all three of these dates is Sara Corliss and Tammy Hansen
AD for 7/18 and 7/20 is Laurie Pape Hadley
AD for 7/25 is Rick Jacobson

Pop-Up Shop every show with art and gifts from 70 Interact Artists!

You are invited to request accommodations. Please reach out to Kate at kate@interactcenter.com or 651-209-3575 with your needs or any questions.

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Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

7:00 pm
Runs 95 minutes

  • Opening night

Outdoor Theatre Complex, Century College West Campus
3300 Century Ave. N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$15.00-$20.00
Call 6517795818

Presented by Shakespeare & Company
  • Drama

Coriolanus is a great war general, but now it’s peacetime and he is persuaded to become a tribune and man of the people. But Coriolanus thinks the people are unworthy of a voice in their own government and treats them with contempt and rage. The power of self-governing is opposed to the power by the few. In addition, Coriolanus is too proud and stubborn to believe there might be a better way to solve things than by violence. This is one of the final tragedies by Shakespeare, and one of the least performed. It is also the most political play he ever wrote. (Tickets available at the ticket booth prior to performance/No reservation necessary).  Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper to the performance.  

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Big Fish

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan, MN 55123

$10-$15
Call 651-683-6964
Buy tickets online

Presented by Eagan Summer Community Theatre
  • Musical

This summer, Eagan Summer Community Theatre invites you to the musical spectacular Big Fish! Come prepared for tales of witches, giants, and mermaids, and a fantastically moving story about family and growing up.

July 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20. 24, 25, 26, & 27 at 7:00 p.m.
July 14 and 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Free senior citizen preview: July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Seating is general admission. No reservation is necessary. 

Ticket sales go live Friday, June 14. Order from the Eagan High School box office either online or by phone.

PRODUCTION TEAM

PRODUCER  Dr. Polly Reikowski
DIRECTOR  Jodene Wartman
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR  John Ratzlaff
STAGE MANAGER  Rachael Norton
VOCAL DIRECTOR  Jim Cox
ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR  Brett Benson
CHOREOGRAPHER  Megan Kelly Hubble
ASST. CHOREOGRAPHER  Emily Roth
COSTUME DESIGNER  Suzanna Schneider
PROJECTION DESIGNER  Jackson Cobb
PROP DESIGNER  Joshua Hamness
SCENIC ARTIST  Angelique Powers
MASTER CARPENTER  Jay Beal

CAST

EDWARD BLOOM  Quinn Forest Masterson
WILL BLOOM  Ryan Niedenthal
SANDY TEMPLETON  Katie Anderson
YOUNG WILL  Everett Parker
JOSEPHINE BLOOM  Sam Hull
KARL  Ryan Huling
AMOS CALLOWAY  Ben Habegger
DON PRICE  Josh Mathiowetz
THE WITCH  McKenna Barker
JENNY HILL  Meghan Hayes
MERMAID  Johanna Engebrettson
DR. BENNETT/JUDGE  Dan Stephans
ZACKY PRICE  Cooper Swanson
MAYOR/GENERAL  Nick Lane
FISHERMAN  Caleb Hustedde

HUNTER  David Alseth
BARBER  Rich Brown
SHARE CROPPER  Kevin Tran
RED FANG  Steve Xiaaj
LITTLE GIRL  Dani Fraher
BAKER  Katherine Brown
GROCER  James Eiden
AERIALIST  Taylor Wentworth

LITTLE LAMBS  Maddie Sell, Olivia Sell, Emma Sell, Beth Ryan, Kaitlyn McLellan
FAMILY  Anne Estes, Evelyn Gore, James Eiden
NURSES  Cami Sharratt, Morgan Abel
TEACHER/PUPIL  Karen Van Siche, Evelyn Gore, Amber Brown
CHEERLEADERS  Omalara Aguda, Emily Afdahl, Kayla Faulkner, Lizzie Grey, Anna Dale
COLLEGE CO-EDS  David Alseth, Timmy Lyne, Finn Wallace
SORORITY CO-EDS  Morgan Abel, Hannah Johnson, Cami Sharratt, Mara Currens, Carrie Dierkes, Kaitlyn McLellan
SPECIALTY DANCERS (WITCHES)  Emily Roth, Emma Sell, Olivia Sell, Maddie Sell, Mara Currens, Anna Dale, Beth Ryan, McKenzie Thelen, Morgan Abel, Kayla Faulkner, Omolara Aguda, Meg Forse, Hannah Johnson
SPECIALTY DANCERS (USO TAP)  Emily Afdahl, Beth Ryan, Emma Sell, Maddie Sell, Olivia Sell, Lizzie Grey, Anna Dale, Annie Estes, Emily Roth, Cooper Swanson, Caleb Hustedde
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS  Steve Ziaaj, Hann Paulson, Ashlyn Cox, Jackson Henry, James Eiden, Rich Brown, Taylor Wentworth, Brady Amundsen, Kevin Tran, Amber Brown, Danielle Faher, Evelyn Gore, Kathleen Brown, Cami Sharratt, Caleb Hustedde, Timmy Lyne, David Alseth, Cooper Swanson, Karen Van Sich, Nick Lane, Carrie Dierkes, Finn Wallace

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Junie B. Jones: The Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria Street N, St. Paul MN 55104

$12 - $18
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Musical
  • Kids

DISCOVER ADVENTURE!

Junie B. Jones is ready for first grade. She’s got new crayons, new stickers, and a new pencil–with a teddy bear eraser on the top! Now all she needs are some adventures. Based on the best-selling book series, Junie B. Jones will delight you as she fills her “Top Secret Personal Beeswax Journal” with the story of her first-grade life.

Book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Music by Zina Goldrich
Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park

For informaton on student matiness and group sales, please call 651-225-9265. 

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Come see Annie in Forest Lake

7:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

  • Opening night

Forest Lake High School
6101 Scandia Trail North Forest Lake, MN 55025

$10 - $15
Call 651-464-5823
Buy tickets online

Presented by Masquers Theatre
  • Musical

Show runs Fri-Sun, July 12-28 with a Pay What You Can Preview night on Thursday July 11. 

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musicaltheatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil plans... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

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Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA at Stages Theatre Company

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA TYA

A GOLDEN TICKET TO A MAGNIFICENT SUMMER EXPERIENCE

JUNE 28 – AUGUST 4, 2019

ALL AGES

Hop on a magnificent fantasy ride through the land of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka. The scrumdidilyumptious adventures of Charlie Bucket touring the enigmatic Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory enlivens our stage this summer. This enchanting adaptation, featuring memorable songs from the 1971 film, will be a delicious experience for everyone to savor!

Halima Bigirindavyi (Oompa Loompa), Celia Birgy (Violet), Kimora Collins (Mrs Beauregard), Faith Culbertson (Oompa Loompa), Logan Bitz Daum (Willy Wonka), Aidan Einhorn (Charlie), Athan Fischer (Mr Bucket), Riley Gamades (Oompa Loompa), Maya Eva Haugen (Grandma Josephine), Zoe Hollander (Veruca), Clare  Judge (Mrs Bucket), Sayer Keeley (Oompa Loompa), Samara Koshiol (Oompa Loompa), Chase Kozak (Mike Tv), Lauren LaCourse (Oompa Loompa), Sara Magnuson (Mrs Tv), Laura Mahler (Mrs Gloop), Natalie Mosakowski (Oompa Loompa), Gideon Pressley (Oompa Loompa), Sam Rosewarne (Oompa Loompa), Bruce  Rowan (Grandpa Joe), Asgerami Semkoff (Oompa Loompa), Medi Semkoff (Grandma Georgina), Olivia Trader (Oompa Loompa), Ellie Turk (Augustus), Josie Turk (Oompa & u/s Charlie), Daniel Untiedt (Mr Salt), Hogan Vaupel (Oompa Loompa), Alex Weiner (Oompa Loompa), and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Oompa Loompa)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER - Nikki Swoboda, MUSIC DIRECTOR - JC Lippold, STAGE MANAGER - Cody R Braudt, SET DESIGNER - Anne Henly, PROPS DESIGNER - Jim Hibbeler, TECH DIRECTOR - Gretchen Katt, COSTUME SUPERVISOR - Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER - Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER - Lori Opsal, SOUND DESIGNER - Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER - Melanie Salmon-Peterson

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's 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
  • Musical

Described as Avenue Q meets The Book of Mormon with a little bit of Heathers mixed in, this newly created musical satire reflects the quirks of small town life. In 1997, a contestant died onstage and permanently ended the popular Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant. Twenty years later, Frannie Foster Wallace still blames all her life failures on losing the chance to become Jefferson’s Sparkling Junior Champion. Until now. Let the rematch begin! Laura Leffler directs this world premiere by Keith Hovis.

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SWEET SONGS AND FLYING OBJECTS

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404

$15
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

A 5-Week Festival of Puppetry & Live Music!

Featuring Tobi Daniel, Michael Brown, Emily Zimmer, Gaia Mencagli, Johanna Winters, Andrew Young, Paradox Teatro, and more!

See quirky puppetry and toy theater, live bands, and then hang out in our garden for an Afterglow party with signature cocktails and socializing. Each weekend will feature a different line-up of puppetry artists and bands, so you'll want to come back for more!

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Jeeves Takes a Bow

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Comedy

Bertie Wooster brings his charms to America! Our hapless hero ventures across the pond, bringing only his handsome fortune, his remarkable manservant Jeeves – and, of course, his talent for trouble. He’s soon mixed up with a Broadway chorus girl, the gangster “Knuckles” McCann, and even gets engaged by mistake to the meddling Vivienne Duckworth. Can even the stalwart Jeeves save Bertie from himself this time?

Directed by Dann Peterson, the cast includes: John Adler, Aaron Henry, Grant Hooyer, Hannah Steblay, David Tufford, and Laura Weiher.

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Leaves of Grass - Illuminated

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

When Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, it sparked controversy — his sexuality was promptly criticized and his poems were later censored for their explicit imagery. Through a unique combination of theater, dance, video and solo performance, the infamous poet’s life and work are presented with fascinating relevance and reveal his many sides. This is not the Whitman you learned about in literature class; this Whitman will challenge you to step out of the shadows and be your authentic self.

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Legally Blonde The Musical

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$32-$35
Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Nell Benjamin & Laurence O'Keefe
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture
Directed by Ben Thietje

Music Direction by Anthony J. Sofie
Choreography by Lauri Kraft

Based on the well-loved movie, this high-energy musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

After sorority president Elle is dumped by her boyfriend Warner for Harvard Law School and a more serious girlfriend, she decides she will do anything to win him back, even if it means going to Harvard Law herself. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. But, with the help of her sorority sisters and one really cute teaching assistant—Elle defies expectations and beats her adversaries at their own game, all while staying true to her fabulous self.

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Guys and Dolls

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $78
Call 6123772224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

New York City’s infamous gambler Nathan Detroit has set his sights on the biggest craps game of his career while Adelaide, his fiancée of 14 years, longs for a wedding. Master gambler Sky Masterson woos uptight missionary Sarah Brown despite the obvious problems inherent in their relationship. Gambling in luck and love from Times Square to Havana, this classic musical boasts colorful characters and a brassy score, featuring “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and “Adelaide’s Lament.” It’s a surefire win.

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What Would Crazy Horse Do?

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Turtle Theater Collective
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Turtle Theater Collective is proud to present the regional premiere of “What Would Crazy Horse Do?” written by Larissa FastHorse. FastHorse is an award winning playwright, director and choreographer based in Santa Monica. Larissa co-founded Indigenous Direction, a consulting firm that helps organizations who want to create accurate work by and for Indigenous peoples. Her produced plays include Urban Rez (Cornerstone Theatre Company) Landless (AlterTheater), Average Family (Children’s Theater Company of Minneapolis), Teaching Disco Squaredancing to Our Elders: a Class Presentation (Native Voices at the Autry), Vanishing Point (Eagle Project), Cherokee Family Reunion (Mountainside Theater) and The Thanksgiving Play (Artists Pre and Cap Stage). Larissa was awarded the PEN USA Literary Award for Drama, NEA Distinguished New Play Development Grant, Joe Dowling Annamaghkerrig Fellowship, AATE Distinguished Play Award, Inge Residency, Sundance/Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship, the UCLA Native American Program Woman of the Year and numerous Ford and NEA Grants. She is a current member of the Playwright’s Union, Director’s Lab West 2015, Theater Communications Group board of directors, Playwright’s Center Core Writers and is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sicangu Lakota Nation.

‘What Would Crazy Horse Do?” is a dark comedy inspired by an actual event. The play is sent on a Lakota reservation in South Dakota, although the tribe is fictional. The play, “is the tale of a single photo and the strange bedfellows it reveals. The Ku Klux Klan and a tribe of Indians joining together for a Pow Wow. What could these two groups find in common ground? This powerful play examines manipulations, genocide, racial purity, hate, love, fear and trauma. It is a play that will challenge your beliefs, stir your emotions and leave you wondering. We thank you for joining us and would like to warn some may find triggering moments and language in this production,” said Brian Joyce, Director.

“I had the honor of being a part of the Minneapolis staged reading of “What Would Crazy Horse Do?” in the spring of 2016 right here at Mixed Blood Theatre. This show more than any other, started so many conversations amongst the audiences who came to see it. I was awestruck by the play’s ability to be funny, severe, dark, hurtful, difficult and ignited a conversation about what we are seeing reflected in our society and how hate is often times allowed to survive. I knew the moment I took part in this reading, I wanted to see this show performed, if only to start a conversation and to remind people to be vigilante, because sometimes the people who speak softly can do more damage to our society than those who shout loudly,” said Ernest Briggs, Artistic Director of Turtle Theater Collective.

Turtle Theater Collective is committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences and subverts expectations about how and when Native artists can create theater. In addition to producing Indigenous plays, we center Native bodies and voices by situating them within the broader theatrical canon, providing opportunities for Native artists to grow and play.

Directed by Brian Joyce

Cast: Ernest Briggs, Jei Herald-Zamora, David Rand-McKay, Maretta Zilic

Production crew: Katie Johns (Stage Manager), Mitchell Frazier (Lighting Designer), David Lewis-Frazier (Sound Designer), Barb Portinga (Costume Consultant), Sarah Salisbury (Prop Master), Marisa Carr (Producer), Ernest Briggs (Artistic Director)

 

Performances at Mixed Blood Theatre:

Wednesday, July 10th @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 11th @ 7:30 pm

Friday, July 12th @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 13th @ 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 14th @ 2pm

Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets in advance, please note walk-up tickets can be purchased by cash only.  Questions about tickets please contact: turtletheaterboxoffice@gmail.com

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Grease

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

$35-$50
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey

Get out your leather jackets, pull on your bobby socks and take a trip to the fabulous fifties with this original rock ‘n’ roll musical.

Join the Rydell High School class of 1959 including head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski as they try to relive their summer romance along with the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies, and the rest of the gang singing their way through such classic hits as “Summer Nights”, “Greased Lightnin’” and many more favorites, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley .

  • Directed by Amber Burns
  • Presenting Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management (Bubalo Lawien and Meese Family Wealth Group)
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (ages 25 & under): $25 at the door with valid Student ID the night of a performance only.
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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Ruthless!

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, Minnesota

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Returning by popular demand, "Ruthless" is a hilarious musical that has been an off-broadway smash hit since premiering in 1992, and was a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle award winner.  This all-female production spoofs Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve.  It is the story of Tina, a precocious eight-year-old who knows she was born to play Pippi Longstocking in her school play, and will do anything to get the part, including murdering the leading lady! This production features some of the leading ladies of the Twin Cities stage!  This is a show not to be missed!

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Peter and the Starcatcher

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A magical land of fairytales. Adventure on the high seas. Lost orphans and scurvy pirates. Before “second star to the right and straight on ’til morning,” Peter Pan was just a lonely boy. That is, until he meets Apprentice Starcatcher Molly Aster, desperately trying to keep the magical Star Stuff out of the hands of the nefarious Black Stache. This hilarious, bold, and wondrous saga blows the dust off a classic favorite and invites us all on a trip down memory lane.

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Samuel J & K

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street Annex Building Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Samuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom

Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari

Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name.

Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood.

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Agatha Christie: Rule of Thumb

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Proscenieum Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

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

Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time – Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient. Austene Van directs the Twin Cities Premiere of Christie’s three mysteries.

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The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Rich Remedios, performing June 28 - July 20, 2019, all 7:30pm showings at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

From Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Martin McDonaugh, screen writer of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri., Seven Psychopaths, and In Bruges and playwright of The Beauty Queen of Lennane, Lonesome West, and The Lieutenant of Innishmore comes a darkly comedic masterpiece The Pillowman. In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian Katurian, a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door waits Katurian’s brother with special needs, Michal. The detectives want to know why Katurian’s stories of gruesome plots about child murder and torture seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area.

Awarded the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards, this brutal dark comedy poses unanswerable questions: How can art both offer hope and inspire unspeakable atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy.

Incorporating the use of shadow puppetry interacting with live actors, two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of The Pillowman is a can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com. SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.

 

The Pillowman preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, 6/26, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

 

The Pillowman performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Fri 6/28, Sat 6/29, Mon 7/1

Fri 7/5, Sat 7/6, Mon 7/8

Fri 7/12, Sat 7/13, Mon 7/15

Thu 7/18, Fri 7/19, Sat 7/20

(Mondays, July 1 and 8 are pay-what-you-can performances)

 

Cast

KATURIAN - Corey DiNardo, MICHAL - Song Kim, TUPOLSKI - Tyler Stamm, ARIEL - James Napoleon Stone, GIRL - Meghan Gobler

Crew

DIRECTOR - Rich Remedios, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/STAGE MANAGER - Alexandra Pozniak, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, SOUND DESIGNER - Matt Clarke

 

WARNING: This show includes graphic violence, elements of torture, disturbing adult content, flashing lights, and simulated gun use.

 

The show will run approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes with intermission. Free street parking is available.

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8 pm

Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$25-$36
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Follow our intrepid heroes (Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler) as they prepare for epic battle against the most dangerous enemy of all:  SHAME.  Can they survive cancel culture, social media, and the self-loathing that accompanies just being Minnesotan?  Join the guilt-trip of a lifetime at the BNW’s hilarious and all-new sketch comedy show, Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

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