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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 DEAR EDWINA JR
MINNETONKA MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST
2/4-2/8/2013
At last a musical that features a cast of nearly all girl performers! Follow the adventures of advice- giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids in the neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number in her "Advice-A-Palooza" extravaganza. Written in the style of SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! and YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, DEAR EDWINA JR. is the perfect girl power musical for a new generation.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 DAMN YANKEES
ASHLAND PRODUCTIONS
1/25-2/10/2013
Faust meets professional baseball in the Broadway classic DAMN YANKEES. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, DAMN YANKEES is a home-run hit featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. The perfect choice for a high school's spring musical or community theatre production, DAMN YANKEES is sure to please. 
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SPRING AWAKENING
Andreas Theatre
1/31-2/10/2013
Adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 play about the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion. This haunting musical took Broadway by storm. Set in late 19th-century German, it concerns teens discovering the tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany due to its frank portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide. In this version, alternative rock is used for an extraordinarily contemporary feeling. Spring Awakening received eight Tony Awards in 2007, including Best Musical, Book and Score. This is its Minnesota State Mankato debut.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 THE TIGER AMONG US
Mixed Blood Theatre
1/24-2/10/2013
A modern-day midwestern folktale about a Hmong American family and the tenuous bonds that tie us together. Mu welcomes award-winning playwright Lauren Yee (Ching Chong Chinaman) back to the Twin Cities for her newest play. Presented at Mixed Blood Theatre, The Tiger Among Us explores the cultural disconnect felt by an isolated Hmong American family living in rural Minnesota as two siblings seek to blend traditional Hmong family values with modern life. November in Minnesota: to bored high schooler Lia, it's just another fricking cold month. But for Lia's troubled father, November means the start of the hunting season and a chance to capture what has eluded him his entire life. For her entrepreneurial brother Pao, each day offers the opportunity to scratch out a new way of living in this rural landscape. But soon, Lia finds herself caught between her responsibilities and her dreams. And just outside their door, something is about to break. ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Lauren Yee has been a Dramatists Guild fellow, a MacDowell Colony fellow, and a member of The Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. She has also been a finalist for the Heideman Award, the Jerome Fellowship, the PEN USA Literary Award for Drama, and the Wasserstein Prize. This production is funded and commissioned by the MAP Fund. Katie Ka Vang (Playwright/Performer: WTF, Hmong Bollywood) will serve as Assistant Director and Cultural Consultant.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR
SKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
2/9-2/10/2013
The beloved children's book written by JefF Brown in 1964 has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon - delighting readers and travelers all around the world.  And now, MTI has taken everyone's favorite two-dimensional hero and given him a new life on the stage in THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, every day, run-of-the-mill ten-year-old: normal mom and dad, normal little brother, normal life. That's just the problem...for Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one's ever seen before. Careful what you wish for, Stanley!One night, the bulletin board on the wall above Stanley's bed comes loose and falls - right on top of Stanley! The next morning, Stanley Lambchop wakes up flat. Not just a little flat...really, REALLY flat! I n a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley - the ultimate exchange student - scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He's stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood to France to Honolulu and beyond. And whether he's thwarting a robbery at the Louvre Museum in Paris, or 'hanging ten' off the coast of Hawaii, Stanley is closing in on his goal of being a three-dimensional boy once more.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS...TRYING
PLAINVIEW-ELGIN-MILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
2/7-2/10/2013
Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office. From the authors of GUYS AND DOLLS comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time.  A satire of big business and all it holds sacred, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive, tackling such familiar but potent dangers as the aggressively compliant "company man," the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love.Winner of the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, HOW TO SUCCEED melds wit, comedy, and romance together to perfection. This show requires a large cast, featuring many roles for all types of performers.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
PLAY INC COMMUNITY THEATRE
2/8-2/10/2013
In the Little Village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
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LIGHT'S UP! RED RESURRECTED
Illusion Theater
1/24-2/10/2013
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THE TIGER AMONG US
Mu Performing Arts
1/25-2/10/2013
Mixed Blood Theatre: - Lauren Yee.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 URINETOWN
ANOKA RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2/8-2/16/2013
One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, URINETOWN is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, URINETOWN catapults the "comedic romp"? into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 I DO! I DO!
BLACK DIRT THEATER
2/1-2/17/2013
The story of a marriage is at the center of I DO! I DO! - an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (THE FANTASTICKS).The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family, and negotiate mid-life crises. Michael eventually admits to his infidelity, and although Agnes is angered by his actions, she forgives him and the couple reconciles. They re-discover how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds.This touching story of two soul mates navigating the perils of life is set to the strains of a tuneful, charming score. With minimal set and costume requirements, this show is ideal for regional theatre companies on a limited budget and smaller troupes.
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NELLIE
History Theatre
1/24-2/17/2013
History Theatre: - Kim Hines; dir: Richard D. Thompson.
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REVOLUTION '63
Youth Performance Co
2/1-2/17/2013
- Rita Cannon; music: Kahlil Queen; dir: Jacie Knight.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 SHE LOVES ME
BARN THEATRE
2/4-2/20/2013
An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and book by Joe Masteroff (CABARET), SHE LOVES ME is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written.Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930's who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other. Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, SHE LOVES ME is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances.SHE LOVES ME showcases a small but strong ensemble cast playing a range of memorable characters of all ages. An ideal Christmas or Valentine's Day show, this heart-warming story will be adored by your entire audience.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Guthrie Theater
1/12-2/23/2013
For the first time in its 50-year history, the Guthrie will present this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning family drama - featuring acting dream team Helen Carey and Peter Michael Goetz under the direction of Joe Dowling. Like most American families, the Tyrones have experienced highs and lows in life - from fame and financial success to illness and loss. Yet in the course of one day in their seaside Connecticut home, their familial bond begins to unravel, and James and Mary and their sons Jamie and Edmund confront their demons in a final effort to save their family.
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LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Guthrie Theater
1/12-2/23/2013
Wurtele Thrust Stage: - Eugene O'Neil; dir: Joe Dowling.
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PINOCCHIO
Children's Theatre Company
1/15-2/24/2013
UnitedHealth Group Stage: - dir: Greg Banks.
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RUBY! THE STORY OF Ruby Bridges
Steppingstone Theatre
2/1-2/24/2013
- Christina Ham; music: Gary Rue; dir: Richard Hitchler.
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REEFER MADNESS
Minneapolis Musical Theatre
2/1-2/24/2013
Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence. You won't be able to resist the spoofy fun of REEFER MADNESS. The addictive and clever musical numbers range from big Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes like 'Down at the Ol' Five and Dime' and the Vegas-style 'Listen to Jesus, Jimmy,' featuring J.C. Himself leading a chorus of showgirl angels. This dynamic show will go straight to your head! REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger performers and audiences. Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney; Music by Dan Studney; Lyrics by Kevin Murphy
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 BUZZER
Guthrie Theater
2/8-3/3/2013
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PILLSBURY HOUSE THEATRE'S BUZZER
Guthrie Theater
2/8-3/3/2013
Dowling Studio: - Tracey Scott Wilson; dir: Marion McClinton.
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BUZZER
Pillsbury House Theatre
2/8-3/3/2013
Dowling Studio: - Tracey Scott Wilson; dir: Marion McClinton.
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VENUS IN FUR
The Jungle Theater
2/1-3/10/2013
Jungle Theater: - David Ives; dir: Joel Sass.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 DISNEY'S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS-ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
2/9-3/16/2013
The jungle is jumpin' with jazz is this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities,"? and "I Wan'na Be Like You."? With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages.
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THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST
Children's Theatre Company
1/24-3/17/2013
Cargill Stage: - adapt: Rosanna Staffa; music: Victor Zupanc; dir: Peter C. Brosius.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 2/03/2013 OTHER DESERT CITIES
Guthrie Theater
2/9-3/24/2013
Winner of the 2012 Drama League Award and Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Other Desert Cities was hailed by The New York Times as "the best new play on Broadway." Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to celebrate Christmas with her parents, brother and aunt. But when she announces she's going to publish a memoir, a crucial event in the family's history is brought to light, a chapter they don't want reopened.
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OTHER DESERT CITIES
Guthrie Theater
2/9-3/24/2013
McGuire Proscenium Stage: - Jon Robin Baitz; dir: Peter Rothstein.
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