BWW's Top St. Paul Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of St. Paul in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

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Minnesota Jewish Theatre Presents My Mother's Lesbian... Wiccan Wedding


Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company will present My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by Daivd Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff.... (read more...)
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J.C. Cutler and Angela Timberman Lead Guthrie Theater's THE BIRDS


The Guthrie Theater today announced the full cast and creative team for The Birds-acclaimed Irish playwright and director Conor McPherson's adaptation of the riveting Daphne Du Maurier short story. Di... (read more...)
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RAGTIME Comes to Park Square, 1/20-2/19


Journey back to turn-of-the-century America, where Scott Joplin's ragtime music fills the air with an infectious beat. Ragtime: the Musical, weaves a spellbinding story of three families whose lives c... (read more...)

February

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MEMPHIS Heads to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, March 13-25


MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical will be presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for two weeks, March 13-25, as part of the Ordway's 2011-2012 Theater Season.... (read more...)
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Guthrie Theater Announces Two Additional Presentations in the Dowling Studio


The Guthrie Theater has announced that it will present the work of CoisCéim Dance Theatreand a co-production between Pillsbury House Theatre and The Mount Curve Company in the Dowling Studio during th... (read more...)
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The Ordway Announces its 2012-2013 Season


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts today unveiled its 2012-2013 performance season. See the listings below.... (read more...)

March

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The Ordway Names Dayna Martinez Artistic Director of World Music, Dance and International Children's Festival Programming


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that Dayna Martinez has been named the new artistic director of world music, dance and international children's festival programming at the perfor... (read more...)
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Park Square Theatre Announces 2012-13 Season: RED, KING LEAR and More


Park Square Artistic Director Richard Cook and his new team of Artistic Associates announce a season crackling with new scripts from Broadway and beyond. "This team - Brian Balcom, Aditi Kapil, Carson... (read more...)
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Park Square Theatre Presents DOUBT, 4/20-5/13


Park Square Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley's Tony-award-winning play, Doubt, A Parable, April 20-May 13. The play, which also won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, confronts the issues of hier... (read more...)

April

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The Ordway to Present THE ADDAMS FAMILY, 5/8-20


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents the first national tour of the new musical "The Addams Family," based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Cha... (read more...)
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Photo Flash: History Theatre's CAPITAL CRIMES: THE ST. PAUL GANGSTER MUSICAL, Now thru 5/20


History Theatre returns to the crime-ridden streets of St. Paul in the early 1930s with the return of a play written by David Hawley with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen, Capital Crimes: The St. Paul ... (read more...)
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LOMBARDI, CHRISTMAS OF SWING & More Set for History Theatre 2012-13 Season - Jim Detmar, Vince Lombardi & More to Feature


History Theatre has announced its 35th season, which will kick-off with the Minnesota premiere of the Broadway hit Lombardi by Eric Simonson. The show will feature Jim Detmar as Vince Lombardi and Nor... (read more...)

May

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The Guthrie Announces Casting for Bruce Springsteen Dance Musical, ANYTOWN


The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the Shapiro & Smith Dance production of ANYTOWN-featuring the music of legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band Members Patti Sci... (read more...)
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The Ordway presents FELA! in June


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents "FELA!," the recipient of three 2010 Tony Awards, as part of the Ordway's 2011-2012 Theater Season. "FELA!" is 'a provocative hybrid of dance, theater an... (read more...)
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The Ordway's 2012 Summer Dance Series Lineup Announced


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce the third season of its free Summer Dance Series, offering weekly social dance events at Landmark Plaza in downtown Saint Paul. ... (read more...)

June

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PINOCCHIO Makes World Premiere at SteppingStone Theatre, 6/30-7/29


Pinocchio, by Josette Antomarchi and Marc Kotz, Music by Gary Rue, makes its World Premiere debut, June 30-July 29, 2012 at SteppingStone Theatre.... (read more...)
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Woodbury Community Theatre Hosts MUNCHKIN MIXER, 6/20


Meet Dorothy, the Tinman & many of the Munchkins from Emerald City at Woodbury Community Theatre and Kinderberry Hill's 'Munchkin Mixer.' The free event celebrates the summer production of 'The Wizard... (read more...)

Skylark Opera Holds 5th Annual Summer Festival, Now thru 6/17


For its fifth annual Summer Festival, Skylark Opera presents two contrasting American masterpieces, Victor Herbert's exquisite operetta MADEMOISELLE MODISTE and Leonard Bernstein's exuberant musical W... (read more...)

July

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RED Opens Park Square's 2012-2013 Season, 9/14


Park Square Theatre opens its season with the regional premiere of playwright John Logan's 2010 Tony Award-winning drama, Red, on stage September 14 to October 7, 2012.... (read more...)
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The Guthrie Theater Announces THE BROTHERS SIZE Casting


The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the Pillsbury House Theatre and The Mount Curve Company co-production of The Brothers Size- described as 'an exuberantly theatrical drama from one of th... (read more...)

August

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John O'Hurley Stars in CHICAGO at the Ordway, Now thru 8/12


CHICAGO, winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Review, kicks off the Ordway's 2012-13 Theater Season with a one-week run beginning tonight, August 7, 2012.... (read more...)
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Park Square Theatre Sets KING LEAR in Prohibition Era


Park Square Theatre takes a new approach as it brings King Lear, Shakespeare's tragic tale of the aging king of Britain, to the stage October 19-November 11, 2012.... (read more...)
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The Guthrie to Host Conversation with Producer Emanuel 'Manny' Azenberg, 8/27


The Guthrie Theater today announced a special In Conversation with Broadway producer Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg. The event will be held on Monday, August 27 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage at t... (read more...)

September

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Penumbra Announces Spring Season Steps Up to Latest Fiscal Challenges


Penumbra Theatre Company announced today that it has decided to temporarily suspend programming due to an immediate cash flow challenge. If the fall fundraising efforts are successful, Penumbra will p... (read more...)
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Women of Substance Presents Joss Stone's THE SOUL SESSIONS TOUR, 10/4


Joss Stone will bring her Soul Sessions Tour to the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University on October 4 at 8PM.... (read more...)
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Billy Elliot Opens at the Ordway, Oct 9


Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning "Billy Elliot the Musical" to the Ordway stage in Saint Paul... (read more...)

October

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Northrop Dance and Walker Art Center Present the Minnesota Debut of Hofesh Shechter Company, 11/13


Northrop Dance and Walker Art Center present Political Mother choreographed by Hofesh Shechter, and performed by Hofesh Shechter Company. This tour de force from Britain's fieriest choreographer, Isra... (read more...)
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GUTHRIE Announces 30 BELOW Ticket Program


The Guthrie Theater today announced the new "30 Below" ticket program for audience members 30 years old and younger that will enable them to buy tickets at the same price as the public rush line on th... (read more...)
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2 Pianos 4 Hands to Play Park Square Theatre, 12/5-30


A sell-out in 2010, Park Square Theatre brings 2 Pianos 4 Hands, the delightful play about two piano whiz kids with stars in their eyes, back to the stage for the holidays December 5-30, 2012. A side-... (read more...)

November

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The Guthrie Announces 50th Anniversary Events


The Guthrie today announced a slate of events taking place June 22-23, 2013, commemorating the theater's 50th season with options ranging from dinner and dance parties; BEHOLD, an original one-time ga... (read more...)
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Park Square Theatre to Present JOHNNY BASEBALL, 1/18-2/10


Park Square Theatre presents the regional premiere of Johnny Baseball, a touching new musical that deals with baseball, love, and the "Curse of the Bambino"-on stage January 18-February 10, 2013. With... (read more...)
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Celebrations for Guthrie Theater 50th Anniversary Season Continue


The Guthrie Theater's 50th season was inaugurated with the Christopher Hampton Celebration: a three-play festival occupying each of the Guthrie's stages, as well as a series of talks, events and appea... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top St. Paul Theatre Stories of 2012

Now Playing: ELF-THE MUSICAL Ushers in the Holiday Season at the ORDWAY


With the holiday season right around the corner, its always fun to gather the family and revisit those classically timeless productions. While its not Miracle of 34th Street or A Christmas Carol, ELF ... (read more...)
BWW's Top St. Paul Theatre Stories of 2012

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS Plays Park Square Theatre, Now thru 12/30


A sell-out in 2010, Park Square Theatre brings 2 Pianos 4 Hands, the delightful play about two piano whiz kids with stars in their eyes, back to the stage for the holidays tonight, December 5-30, 2012... (read more...)

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