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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/13/2014 THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
4/10-4/19/2014
A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you've ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, "Dear Lord in heaven, please let it be good," this is the show for you!It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Order your copy of "Showing Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" - an informative DVD with advice and production tips from the show's authors and creative staff.  Email licensing@mtishows.com to request your FREE copy!
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THE MOUNTAINTOP
Guthrie Theater
3/28-4/19/2014
McGuire Proscenium Stage:Katori Hall; dir: Lou Bellamy.
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THE MOUNTAINTOP
Penumbra Theatre Company
3/28-4/19/2014
The McGuire Proscenium Stage:Katori Hall; dir: Lou Bellamy.
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OTHELLO
Guthrie Theater
3/8-4/20/2014
Wurtele Thrust Stage:William Shakespeare; dir: Marion McClinton.
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BOOKENDS II - THE MOUNTAINTOP
Penumbra Theatre Company
4/21-4/21/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/13/2014 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Wayzata High School
4/11-4/26/2014
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 4/13/2014 AVENUE Q
ST CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
4/22-4/27/2014
AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show;  a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned.Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.Puppet RentalBe sure to visit MTI's Prop Shop to see our AVENUE Q puppets to rent!AVENUE Q NEW YORKVisit the official "Avenue Q New York" for NYC ticketing and more information.
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BALLOONACY
Children's Theatre Company
3/25-5/4/2014
Cargill Stage:Barry Kornhauser; dir: Peter C. Brosius.
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THE ACTING COMPANY'S HAMLET AND ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
Guthrie Theater
4/22-5/4/2014
William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard; dir: Ian Belknap, John Rando.
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/13/2014 THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Frank Theatre
4/11-5/4/2014
Brecht and Weill turned to John Gay's 18th-century 'The Beggar's Opera' to fashion this savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern morality. Set in Victorian London, the bitter tale is told of the predatory outlaw known as Mack the Knife. He secretly marries the daughter of Soho's underworld boss, but is soon betrayed by his sinister in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed by the police chief's daughter, he is again betrayed- this time by a prostitute-and sentenced to death. At the final hour he manages a reprieve from Queen Victoria herself, thus providing a menacing finale of ferocious irony.Book and Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
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DETROIT
The Jungle Theater
4/4-5/18/2014
Lisa D'Amour; dir: Joel Sass.
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THE BIG G: WASHING. TONS.
Bedlam Theatre
4/1-5/30/2014
John Francis Bueche.World Premiere
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Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/13/2014 SHREK
CHILDRENS THEATRE COMPANY/PROF
4/22-6/8/2014
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the OscarĀ® winningDreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story ofeveryone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. Ina faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemlyogre "" not a handsome prince "" shows up to rescue a feisty princess.Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, acookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, andyou've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily,there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!**AVAILABLE FOR LICENSES FOR PERFORMANCES BEGINNING JUNE 2013**
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SHREK THE MUSICAL
Children's Theatre Company
4/22-6/8/2014
book: David Lindsay-Abaire; lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Peter Rothstein.
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BRAND
Commonweal Theatre Company
4/11-6/15/2014
adapt: Jeffrey Hatcher from Henrik Ibsen.World Premiere
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