Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014

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LET'S TALK THEATRE: REVISITING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Penumbra Theatre Company
3/10-3/10/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Wayzata Community Church
3/12-3/15/2014
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by `The Trapp Family Singers` by Maria Augusta Trapp
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
St. Pius X Elementary School
3/14-3/15/2014
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 GODSPELL
LYRIC ARTS COMPANY OF ANOKA
2/14-3/16/2014
Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time.Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.GODSPELL RETURNSVisit the official Godpell on Broadway site for tickets and more information on this new production.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 GODSPELL-2012 REVISED VERSION
LYRIC ARTS COMPANY OF ANOKA
2/14-3/16/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR
ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL
3/14-3/16/2014
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."
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FREUD'S LAST SESSION
Guthrie Theater
2/25-3/16/2014
Dowling Studio:Mark St. Germain.
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SHAKESPEARE'S WILL
The Jungle Theater
1/31-3/16/2014
Jungle Theater:Vern Thiessen; dir: Bain Boehlke.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Orpheum Theatre
3/11-3/16/2014
In this innovative and imaginative new play, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture's most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience's imagination can be the most captivating place in the world. The Broadway premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher opened to rave reviews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) on April 15, 2012. The production has garnered nine Tony Award® nominations, including Best New Play, Best Original Score, Best Director of a Play and many more. Peter and the Starcatcher, will embark on a national tour, opening in August 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
LOCKWOOD THEATER COMPANY
3/12-3/22/2014
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 HAIRSPRAY
DULUTH PLAYHOUSE INC
3/13-3/23/2014
The 1950's are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!HAIRSPRAY is ideal for a large cast of strong singers and dancers. It provides great opportunities in terms of set design, costuming, and lighting choices.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
3/13-3/23/2014
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a high-spirited musicalromp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It's the zany new1920's musical that has taken Broadway by storm, winning the TONY Award for BEST MUSICAL!Taking place in New York City in 1922, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIEtells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to thecity in search of a new life for herself. It's a New York full ofintrigue and jazz - a time when women were entering the workforce andthe rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based onthe popular movie, the stage version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIEis a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. And with therole of Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine forthe ages in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
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A KNEEHIGH THEATRE PRODUCTION OF TRISTAN AND YSEULT
Guthrie Theater
2/13-3/23/2014
McGuire Proscenium Stage:adapt: Emma Rice from Carl Grose, Anna Maria Murphy; dir: Emma Rice.
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THE SUN SERPENT
Mixed Blood Theatre Co
3/14-3/23/2014
Alan Page Auditorium:Jose Cruz Gonzales; dir: Rachel Bowditch.
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CLOUDLANDS (STAGED READING)
Mixed Blood Theatre Co
3/14-3/23/2014
Alan Page Auditorium:Octavio Solis; music: Adam Gwon; dir: Mark Valdez.
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SHEDDIN' (STAGED READING)
Mixed Blood Theatre Co
3/14-3/23/2014
Alan Page Auditorium:Thomas W. Jones II; dir: Bruce A. Young.
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IN A WORLD CREATED BY A DRUNKEN GOD (STAGED READING)
Mixed Blood Theatre Co
3/14-3/23/2014
Alan Page Auditorium:Drew Hayden Taylor.
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GIDEON?S KNOT
Pillsbury House Theatre
2/21-3/23/2014
Pillsbury House Theatre:Johnna Adams.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
3/14-3/23/2014
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by `The Trapp Family Singers` by Maria Augusta Trapp
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 HAIRSPRAY
DULUTH PLAYHOUSE INC
3/13-3/30/2014
The 1950's are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!HAIRSPRAY is ideal for a large cast of strong singers and dancers. It provides great opportunities in terms of set design, costuming, and lighting choices.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 3/09/2014 I DO! I DO!
CHANGE OF PACE PRODUCTION
3/14-3/30/2014
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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THE SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT
Children's Theatre Company
3/11-4/6/2014
UnitedHealth Group Stage:adapt: Jeffrey Hatcher; dir: Peter C. Brosius.
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OUR TOWN
Theater Latte Da
3/12-4/6/2014
The Lab Theater:Thornton Wilder; dir: Peter Rothstein.
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JOURNEYMAN
Bedlam Theatre
2/24-4/7/2014
Main Room:
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OTHELLO
Guthrie Theater
3/8-4/20/2014
Wurtele Thrust Stage:William Shakespeare; dir: Marion McClinton.
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