Sunday, March 22, 2020

2 pm

Big Fish

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, MN

Free Admission - Ticket Is required
Call 952-473-8877
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Presented by Good Works Community Theater (at Wayzata Community Church)
  • Musical

Wayzata Community Church's own Good Works Community Theater is proud to present
our 20th Anniversary Production, BIG FISH!

 

Admission is free, however a ticket is required due to limited seating. 
Head to www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org/community/theater/ for Ticketing information. 

Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about families and community, and the stories that we use to define our identities. We hope you’ll consider making a splash with us in March 2020 as a part of this beautiful story that includes sweeping music, larger-than-life production numbers, and a reminder that life is not always about the destination, but the lessons you learn along the way and those who are on the journey with you.

PRODUCTION DATES
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 22, 2020 
7:00pm each evening, 2:00pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday

For more information, contact Autumn Toussaint, Director of the Good Works Community Theater, at atoussaint@wayzatacommunitychurch.org, or 612-251-3396.

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Matilda (POSTPONED)

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$15-$17
Call 218-733-7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Kids

This event is postponed. Please visit duluthplayhouse.org for updates!

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Wait Until Dark

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4941 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$25-$30
Call 651-478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Drama

In 1944, Susan Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village housewife, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the suspense builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape. In this nail-biting adaptation by Minnesota playwright Jeffery Hatcher, this classic thriller comes to a chilling conclusion as night falls and Susan must fight for her life.

CAST: 

Iréna Flury - Susan Hendrix

James Lane - Mike

Ryan D. Maddux - Roat

Parker Shook - Carlino

Ella Jean Martin - Gloria

Daniel Hildebrand - Sam

Directed by Larisa Netterlund || Stage Managed by Faith DuBois

 

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The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Vanishing Point by Liv Cummins, Rob Hartmann, and Scott Keys

Vanishing Point

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$18-$20
Call 952-491-0779
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Musical

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents

Vanishing Point

Book & Lyrics by Liv Cummins & Rob Hartmann; Music by Rob Hartmann; Original Concept & Additional Lyrics by Scott Keys

Directed by Kari Steinbach

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously: Agatha disappeared for eleven days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. The show has a cast of three: the women play not only their central role but also each others’ mothers, husbands, friends, reporters, and so on.

See this incredible performance on 12 select dates between March 6 and 22, 2020 at the Black Box Theatre inside the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W Old Shakopee Road.

Vanishing Point is a production of The Chameleon Theatre Circle and is part of the 2019-2020 Performance Series presented by Bloomington Center for the Arts, a division of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. For details on all of the exciting performances throughout the season, visit blm.mn/bca-performance-series.

Additional Crew Credits:

Joanna McLarnan, Lighting Designer

Forest Godfrey, Sound Designer

Toni Solie, Stage Manager

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E Main St, Anoka, MN

$30-$35
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Join the colorful characters of the London’s Music Hall Royale—a delightfully loony Victorian theater troupe—as they present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. The story centers on the young and charming Edwin Drood, who has been mysteriously murdered—but, by whom? His leering romantic rival? Mysterious twins newly arrived from Ceylon? Or, someone else more dastardly and villainous?

Unfortunately, Dickens passed away before revealing the culprit. So, in order to solve the mystery, the killer must be chosen by audience vote, revealing a different ending each night.

A winner of five Tony Awards in 1986, this charming and inventive show-within-a-show is a rip-roaring whodunit and a rollicking evening of jolly good musical fun.

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THE SHOW

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE #120 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

Presented by E/D
  • Experimental

THE SHOW, a new contemporary performance by E/D, is a glitter bomb of feminine force that rips off the band-aid of pretense and lets the mess flow. Featuring E/D’s signature combination of journey, abstraction, and unforgettable imagery, THE SHOW is inspired by the angst of girlhood, the women we’ve always wanted to be, and how ugly things are always ugly, even when you cover them in sequins.

It’s loud. Unapologetic. Undeniably exciting. And is proudly made by women artists for everyone.

Created & Performed by Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger

All seating is general admission.

Opening Night: March 13
Pay What You Choose: March 16 and 18
Talkbacks: March 15, 16 and 18
Closing: March 22

Parking and the entrance to the theater are located at the back of the building. Look for the yellow door. There is also ample free street parking available in the evenings.

The Crane is a fully accessible venue. The main entrance is accessible via an external wheelchair lift. Once inside, the theaters, lobby, and restrooms are all at the same grade.

For content questions, please email edmakesart@gmail.com 

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Hamlet

2:00 pm
Runs 175 minutes

  • Closing night

Shakespearean Youth Theatre
550 Vandalia St #306 Saint Paul, MN 55114

$10 - $35
Call 651-330-5037
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Presented by Shakespearean Youth Theatre
  • Drama

"The time is out of joint..."

A king has died. His widow has hastily remarried. The king's son has returned home to find rot and corruption beneath the pristine facade of the state. As the nation is thrown into a whirlpool of chaos, lives are uprooted, and revenge, ambition, and madness reign unchecked. Welcome to Elsinore.

Both timeless and strikingly relevant, Shakespeare’s harrowing exploration of identity, justice, and coming-of-age remains one of the greatest and most complex stories in the western canon. Join the SYT Core Ensemble as they delve into the mysterious, unsettling world of Hamlet.

CAST: The SYT Core Ensemble, actors ages 13 - 19 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Logan Verdoorn
Lukas Brasherfons
Kevin Springer
Ashlie Kaun
Søren Olsen
Alex Olsen
Josh Dudley
Annie Enneking
Ezra Jackson-Smith 
Gabriel Peñaloza-Hernandez
The young artists of SYT's Core Ensemble Tech Track 

About Shakespearean Youth Theatre:

For seventeen years, Shakespearean Youth Theatre has empowered young people across the Twin Cities to engage with classic literature and create groundbreaking theatre. The foundation of our innovative programming is a core belief in the power of youth voices to transform communities. SYT’s Core Ensemble Program includes a fourteen-week class focused on deep reading, exploration and play analysis, followed by an eight week rehearsal period culminating in a professionally-produced run of the play. SYT also offers workshops, classes, and camps throughout the year at SYT's theatre in Saint Paul.

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Through the Narrows: a Watch It, Make It, Take It Event

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
4054 Chicago Ave Minneapolis, MN 55407

Free for all tribal members. Pay-what-you-will $10-$25 general admission.
Call 612-724-1435
Buy tickets online

Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table for a uniquely intimate puppetry experience intertwining stories of the Crossing of the Red Sea and the Trail of Tears. Take the next step forward through life's narrow passages!

"It felt like a spell was over the whole place; like it was alive with all the ancestors of that place and all of us who were there."  audience member

WATCH IT
First, award-winning puppetry artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith share stories of two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old woman, pivotal to the Jews crossing of the Red Sea, and a 6-yr old Cherokee boy bearing witness to the Trail of Tears. Sliding across centuries and continents with the "whirled" music of Greg Herriges as a guide, the stories travel the rich emotional landscape from struggle to triumph. Directed by Laurie Witzkowski.

MAKE IT
Then, Z Puppets artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures  small puppets to represent someone to call on for strength when facing hardship.

TAKE IT
Bring your power figure with you for when you need to find the next step through life's narrow passages.  

Each event is limited to 25 seats.

Through the Narrows features some intense subject matter and descriptions of historically accurate violence. Recommended for adults and youth ages 9+.

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First Lady Suite

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

First Lady Suite is an enthralling look into the lives of some of history’s most neglected figures, the wives of U.S. presidents.  The musical is presented in four vignettes.  The first piece, Over Texas, takes place aboard Air Force One on November 22nd, 1963. Mary Gallagher, the First Lady’s secretary, and Evelyn Lincoln, secretary to the President, are relaxing as they fly into Dallas.  While napping, Mary’s dreams become portentous nightmares as they are haunted by a ghostly Jackie and an eerie Lady Bird.  Where’s Mamie? is a time-travel fantasy as Mamie, melancholic and alone on her birthday, is paid a visit by the celebrated opera star Marian Anderson.  They travel to Algiers to confront Ike about an affair and warn him of the racial strife he’ll face later as President.  Olio presents first daughter Margaret Truman singing at a recital but constantly upstaged by First Lady Bess.  Eleanor Sleeps Here is a heart-rending examination of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok as they’re flown over Washington by Amelia Earhart. 

This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission.  

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4 pm

Thunder Knocking on the Door at Open Book

4:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15-$45
Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Featuring Ronnie AllenBrian BoseRajané Katurah, Greta Oglesby and T. Mychael Rambo

This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the Delta Blues guitar.

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THE RED SHOES

4:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$10-26
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

THE RED SHOES takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a film noir fairytale.

Somewhere in the heart of the Big City, our heroine is hiding in a tiny apartment, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she’s not alone. A pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our her into a harrowing film noir adventure through the labyrinths and spiral staircases of her own mind, where she must face down her fears of what lurks in the subway tunnel, and discover what fate has in store for her up on the rooftop! 

Equally humorous and hair-raising, THE RED SHOES draws inspiration and influences from vintage detective novels, black and white film noir movies of the 1930s and ’40s, and case studies of amnesia and multiple personality. The inventive use of manipulated objects, dolls, and masks provide a dream-like quality to the unfolding adventure.

 

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The Rape of Lucretia

4:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Arbeit Opera Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

AOT presents a new production of Benjamin Britten's poignant opera The Rape of Lucretia alongside Community Partners Women's Advocates, Violence Free MN, and Advocates for Human Rights.

The Rape of Lucretia was the first of Britten’s chamber operas and is based upon the ancient Roman tragedy of Lucretia. The story unfolds during a time of war when Rome is ruled by an Etruscan King who ascended to power through force. It is in this hostile society that Lucretia’s body is used as a tool for political ambition and power.

Tricia VanEe, Female Chorus
Brian Wallin, Male Chorus
Mikalia Bradberry, Lucretia
Alan Dunbar, Tarquinius
Wm Clay Thompson, Collatinus
Sahar Hassan, Bianca
Joel Mathias, Junius
Meagan Seubert, Lucia
Hannah Benditt, Dancer
Andrew Lupinek, Dancer

Directed by Teresa Mock
Produced by Kelly M Turpin
Music Director, Lara Bolton
Choreographer, Jennifer Mack
Intimacy Director, Shae Palic
Assistant Director, Carole Schultz
Stage Manager, Laini Devin
Pianist, Carson Schneider

Samantha Haddow, Costume Designer
Emily Jaques, Set Designer
Joanna McLarnan, Lighting Designer

Friday, March 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 21, 7:30pm, ASL Interpreted
Sunday March 22, 4pm
*Audience note: Recommended for ages 16+. This production contains scenes of sexual violence, misogyny, and suicide. There will be a trained response therapist on-site at each performance.

The production will be presented in English with English supertitles.

All tickets are Pay As Able with a suggested donation of $20.

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5 pm

Now Accepting Naked Stages Applications!

5:00 pm

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South

Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Naked Stages, a 7-month Jerome Fellowship for emerging performance artists at Pillsbury House Theatre, is now accepting applications for 2020. Three emerging artists will be selected.

Deadline for Submission:
Applications are due Monday, March 30 by 5 PM
Applications are completed through Submittable: https://bit.ly/3cvtlwN

Feedback Sessions:
Saturdays March 14 & 21, 2020 | 1 – 3 PM at Pillsbury House Theatre
The Feedback Session is an opportunity for applicants to drop in and have the draft of their grant reviewed by Program Director Pramila Vasudevan, who will suggest revisions.

Contact Naked Stages Director Pramila Vasudevan at pramilav@pillsburyhousetheatre.org with any questions or help with your application process.

 

About the Naked Stages Program

A creative opportunity unlike any other in the Minnesota, Naked Stages is the culmination of a 7 month fellowship that provides three early career performance artists with the time, resources, and mentorship they need to bring their distinctive visions to life on stage. In addition to regular feedback sessions, the artists participate in workshops with local creators, as well as more intensive workshops with nationally-renowned artists. Once a month, they also participate in production meetings focused on the business side of art, from audience development to technical support, helping to develop their unique voice into a sustainable, artistic career.

Naked Stages performances are the final step of a multi-layered program designed for artists to be their most bold and creative selves.

Selections will be announced by early May, 2020.

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Grimm Tales: A Cirque Fantasia

5:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$45
Call 612-930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnsky Theatre and the ExperTeasers Performance Troupe
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

Wishing can be easy, but also have dangerous consequences. Actions in the human world cause the fairy tales to get destroyed. Will our heroes put the world back together or will the fairy tales all end unhappily ever after?

Showcasing the best of the performance art dance and circus world including title holding and nationally touring artists in aerial arts, fire dancing, modern dance, acrobatics and cabaret.
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Cash and Credit for Ticket Purchases and Concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continuing support of Minnsky Theatre and The ExperTeasers!
 

18+ due to Adult Themes

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7 pm

Ice Shanty #3

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Douglas Town Hall Parking Lot
PARKING IS OFF-SITE (Shuttles departing from) 12409 240th St E, Hampton, MN

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Drama

“They wanted seclusion... isolation... to be far off the grid. Just a weekend of drinking and ice fishing in the desolate frozen tundra. What they got was the monster in Ice Shanty #3.”

This original world premier is a thriller written by (lumin)theater lab founding member Rob Andersen! Directed by (lumin)theater lab company member Libby Wasylik.

This immersive experience performs in a barn south of Hastings. PARKING IS OFF-SITE Patrons will park at Douglas Town Hall, and be shuttled to the performance space.

All performances start at 7pm; with shuttles departing roughly every ten minutes starting at 6:25 pm (accommodations can be made for patrons who are physically unable to utilize the shuttle service. please email us at lumintheaterlab@gmail.com)

Performances: March 20 - 22; March 26 - 29; April 2 - 4 (all performances at 7:00pm, shuttle service starts at 6:25 pm)

Park at Douglas Town Hall: 12409 240th St E, Hampton, MN;
(The crossroads of Minnesota Hwy 61, CR 50 and CR 20.)

CAST
(in order of appearance)
Teri: Caitlin Weber
Francis: Joren Skov
Suzi: Tia Tanzer
Steph: Belinda Burkitt
Maggie: Kelli Tatum
Duey: David Blissenbach
Bo: Jeremy Sundheim

PRODUCTION CREW:
Director: Libby Wasylik
Stage Manager/Asst. Director: Theo Ebarb
Asst. Stage Manager: Mikaela Vogland
Producer: Leah Christine
Costume Designer: Kari McCord
Lighting Designer: Dave Wasylik
Props Designer: Suellen Weber
Set Designer: Libby Wasylik
Sound Designer: Theo Ebarb
Fight Choreographer/Intimacy Director: Mason Tyer
Graphic Design: Andrew Hill & Allison Buckner

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8 pm

THROUGH THE NARROWS: A Creative Social Distance Event

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
On-line! On-Demand! @zpuppets.org

$3-35
Call 612-724-1435x2
Buy tickets online

Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Flatten the curve, fire up the imagination! An online, on-demand audio puppetry experience intertwining stories of the crossing of the Red Sea and the Trail of Tears.

Opening Saturday, March 21 at 7 pm (for World Puppetry Day) continuing through May 1

Wherever you are and whenever you want during this run, tune in to hear:

A 3500 year-old Jewish woman recounts her crossing of the Red Sea as a 6-year-old Cherokee boy bears witness to the Trail of Tears. Together, they fill in parts of history that often go missing. With the music by Greg Herriges, slide across centuries and continents to travel the rich emotional landscape from struggle to triumph. Directed by artist/activist Laurie Witzkowski and featuring images of the puppets, by photographer Bruce Silcox, puppetry artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith (Cherokee tribal member) weave a story inspired by their own ancestries.

Recommended for adults and youth ages 9+ (Through the Narrows features intense subject matter and verbal descriptions of historically accurate violence)

FREE access for all Native American Tribal Members and people who live or work in Central Neighborhood in Minneapolis (thanks to a grant from CANDO).

Pay-What-You-Will General Access (starting at $3, no one turned away from access).

To register, go to this link: <https://zpuppets.org/through-the-narrows>

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THROUGH THE NARROWS: A Creative Social Distance Event

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
On-line! On-Demand! @zpuppets.org

$3-35
Call 612-724-1435x2
Buy tickets online

Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Flatten the curve, fire up the imagination! An online, on-demand audio puppetry experience intertwining stories of the crossing of the Red Sea and the Trail of Tears.

Opening Saturday, March 21 at 7 pm (for World Puppetry Day) continuing through May 1

Wherever you are and whenever you want during this run, tune in to hear:

A 3500 year-old Jewish woman recounts her crossing of the Red Sea as a 6-year-old Cherokee boy bears witness to the Trail of Tears. Together, they fill in parts of history that often go missing. With the music by Greg Herriges, slide across centuries and continents to travel the rich emotional landscape from struggle to triumph. Directed by artist/activist Laurie Witzkowski and featuring images of the puppets, by photographer Bruce Silcox, puppetry artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith (Cherokee tribal member) weave a story inspired by their own ancestries.

Recommended for adults and youth ages 9+ (Through the Narrows features intense subject matter and verbal descriptions of historically accurate violence)

FREE access for all Native American Tribal Members and people who live or work in Central Neighborhood in Minneapolis (thanks to a grant from CANDO).

Pay-What-You-Will General Access (starting at $3, no one turned away from access).

To register, go to this link: <https://zpuppets.org/through-the-narrows>

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