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7/21/2019
Directed by Marcela Lorca Featuring Brian Bose, Aimee Bryant, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson Kelley, Rajané Katurah, Jim Lichtscheidl, Ben Lohrberg, Elizabeth Reese, and Austene Van This beloved musical takes us into the magical world of familiar fairy tales, where characters strive to make their wishes come true with one of the funniest scores ever written. North Garden Theater Feb 24, Mar 7-10, 14-16 Open Book Feb 21-23, Feb 28 - Mar 3, Mar 17, Mar 21-24 Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows at 7:30pm. Sunday shows at 4pm.
7/21/2019
Highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter. Curated by LaiSun Keane, Lucy Lacoste and Nora Vaillant. (Gallery closed Sundays.)
7/21/2019
Bridging between solitary and collaborative accomplishments, the exhibition will highlight a selection by each artist, and five of the “Lost Works” posthumous collaborations. Don Reitz (1929-2014) and Chris Gustin. Curated by Peter Held. (Gallery closed Sundays.)
7/21/2019
A curated selection of ceramic art, from functional to sculptural, celebrating the vitality and variety of Minnesota ceramic artists’ work, displayed throughout Ridgedale Center. (Check mall for daily hours.)
7/21/2019
Join us on July 21st at Nicollet Island Pavilion for Sister Cities Day. This event is for all ages and it is completely free. There is free admission, ice cream, multi-cultural entertainment, music, and children's activities! This is a great learning experience for so many kids and a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon.
7/21/2019
Five short plays by Cristina Florencia Castro, Casey Llewellyn, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, Philana Omorotionmwan & Aamera Siddiqui Directed by Noël Raymond TWO WEEKS ONLY: March 13 - 24 Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sundays at 3 PM In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault. For the first time in years, Roe v. Wade fell into constitutional danger. At the same time, the #metoo movement sparked a national dialogue around power and consent, and record numbers of women ran for public office and won. In a country continuing to fracture along political fault lines, women were on the frontlines of the divide. Following the tradition of The Great Divide I & II, Pillsbury House Theatre has commissioned five short plays on the state of women in the current political climate. Featuring all-women playwrights, actresses, and production staff, She Persists: The Great Divide III is a theatrical experience by, for, and about women. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at pillsburyhousetheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (612) 825 - 0459.
7/21/2019
Adult $20, Kids $12, MinneDonor (including VIP seating and complimentary snacks) $50 Home Sweet Ghar, a 90 minute dance drama (with a much needed samosa break at intermission) featuring a diverse cast of over 65+ performers, toe-tapping choreography, memorable characters, and a heartfelt perspective on the idea of home and the process of creating a home after moving to a new country. The story follows the challenges and triumphs of Namita & Mittu who have immigrated to the United States and their path towards integrating and finding their own footing. Anne Simley Theatre Hamline University 1530 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104 Friday, July 19th at 7:00pm Saturday July 20th at 7:00pm Sunday July 21st at 7:00pm Wednesday July 24th at 7:00pm - PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT Friday July 26th at 7:00pm Saturday July 27th at 7:00pm Purchase tickets at http://homesweetghar.brownpapertickets.com
7/21/2019
From the Minnesota Goodbye to queer narratives to public transit, “Mini Plays for Minneapolis (+ St. Paul)” showcases a series of new works from emerging playwrights across the Twin Cities. With a team of entirely young artists, Hedge Theatre presents their own take on where the Twin Cities are at, where they’re going, and what they need to hear. An Original Production Presented by Hedge Theatre Company
7/21/2019
by Josh Tobiessen • directed by Sarah Rasmussen Two adorable kids? Check. One stay-at-home dad? Check. One felonious Meemaw? Check. This season reunites the much-loved writer/director team from our 2017 hit Lone Star Spirits, Josh Tobiessen and Sarah Rasmussen. Joining them is local favorite Sally Wingert, returning to the Jungle after almost 15 years. This exceptional creative team will brilliantly capture the humanity of parenting and the complexity of life’s balances.
7/21/2019
Described as Avenue Q meets The Book of Mormon with a little bit of Heathers mixed in, this newly created musical satire reflects the quirks of small town life. In 1997, a contestant died onstage and permanently ended the popular Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant. Twenty years later, Frannie Foster Wallace still blames all her life failures on losing the chance to become Jefferson’s Sparkling Junior Champion. Until now. Let the rematch begin! Laura Leffler directs this world premiere by Keith Hovis.
7/21/2019
Three one-act murder mysteries by the most-read mystery writer of all time – Dame Agatha Christie: In The Wasp’s Nest, Hercule Poirot comes between a bitter triangle of lovers to prevent a sinister murder; in The Rats, adulterous lovers find themselves lured to a flat, only to be trapped like rats and framed for murder; and completing the triple bill is a tense thriller about a woman who is hospitalized after seemingly falling from her balcony in The Patient. Austene Van directs the Twin Cities Premiere of Christie’s three mysteries.
7/21/2019
Five short plays by Cristina Florencia Castro, Casey Llewellyn, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, Philana Omorotionmwan & Aamera Siddiqui Directed by Noël Raymond TWO WEEKS ONLY: March 13 - 24 Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sundays at 3 PM In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault. For the first time in years, Roe v. Wade fell into constitutional danger. At the same time, the #metoo movement sparked a national dialogue around power and consent, and record numbers of women ran for public office and won. In a country continuing to fracture along political fault lines, women were on the frontlines of the divide. Following the tradition of The Great Divide I & II, Pillsbury House Theatre has commissioned five short plays on the state of women in the current political climate. Featuring all-women playwrights, actresses, and production staff, She Persists: The Great Divide III is a theatrical experience by, for, and about women. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at pillsburyhousetheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (612) 825 - 0459.
7/21/2019
Five short plays by Cristina Florencia Castro, Casey Llewellyn, Oya Mae Duchess-Davis, Philana Omorotionmwan & Aamera Siddiqui Directed by Noël Raymond TWO WEEKS ONLY: March 13 - 24 Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM | Sundays at 3 PM In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court amid allegations of sexual assault. For the first time in years, Roe v. Wade fell into constitutional danger. At the same time, the #metoo movement sparked a national dialogue around power and consent, and record numbers of women ran for public office and won. In a country continuing to fracture along political fault lines, women were on the frontlines of the divide. Following the tradition of The Great Divide I & II, Pillsbury House Theatre has commissioned five short plays on the state of women in the current political climate. Featuring all-women playwrights, actresses, and production staff, She Persists: The Great Divide III is a theatrical experience by, for, and about women. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at pillsburyhousetheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (612) 825 - 0459.
7/21/2019
Patty Peterson, one of the most beloved and iconic vocalists in the Twin Cities is living her gift by presenting the songs of one of her own idols in her highly esteemed show, “Memories - The Music of Barbra Streisand”. Friday, February 15 and Saturday February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. With the help of musical director and renowned pianist/arranger Sean Turner, Patty pays homage to one of the most iconic artists of all time, “Babs.” Lending her own expressive vocal style, Patty will perform favorite selections from Streisand’s extensive library including “People,” “Guilty,” “Evergreen,” “On A Clear Day” and many more. These songs have captured the hearts of anyone who has ever heard the music of “Babs.” This beautiful show will leave you with the feeling that "Happy Days are Here Again!" Joining Patty Peterson and Sean Turner for these shows will be Mary Jane Alm – vocals, Aimée Lee– vocals, Wayne Anthony Cullinan – vocals, Tony Axtell – Bass, Peter Hennig – drums and Phil Kadidlo – keyboards. As a vocalist, Patty has performed for sold out audiences all over the country including The Dakota and Crooners in Minneapolis, as well as Vibrato Jazz Club and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, California. Hailing from Minnesota’s First Family of Music, The Petersons, Patty has released 4 solo recordings, featuring contributions by Bobby Lyle, Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Ira Sullivan as well as her brothers, Ricky (David Sanborn Band), Billy (Steve Miller Band), and Paul Peterson (Kenny Loggins, Fdeluxe,), all of whom are recording artists and involved in the international music scene. Patty is currently working on her 5th solo recording to be release this coming fall. In addition, Patty has received the coveted Minnesota Music Award 7 times for best vocalist and has been recently inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame. Having survived Aortic Dissection (same condition that ultimately took the life of John Ritter), Patty Peterson has also been a featured speaker for The American Heart Association, Go Red for Women, University of Texas Aortic Symposium, Mom Camp, and St. Jude Medical. Additionally, she is also a radio personality on KBEM Jazz88 in Minneapolis, MN.
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