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The classic tale of wide-eyed Peggy Sawyer dreaming of tapping her way to Broadway may well knock you off your feet. Reimagined for a 21st-century audience, this production features local talent, masterful dancing, and funk-jazz orchestrations of "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," and of course, the title number. Come and hear the brand-new beat on 42nd Street!
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.
Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil-rights leader, were friends and allies — and sometimes adversaries. This is the story of their enduring and tempestuous 45-year friendship, from the Civil War through the changing of the Constitution. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other, and today, they challenge and inspire us. Signe V. Harriday directs the regional premiere of this historical drama by Mat Smart.
The story begins with a motionless tableau, the actors frozen in mid-action, their faces conjuring an ancient frieze. At the snap of fingers, the spell is broken and the statues spring to life. And so this classic story of civil disobedience unfolds. Director Meagan Kedrowski adapts Sophocles's timeless tragedy with help from the Ensembles.
A young, rebellious hero falls in love with the beautiful daughter of the most powerful man in postapocalyptic Obsidian. Stunning stagecraft and multimedia light up the stage in this boundary-pushing musical — an exciting fusion of music, opera, and theater. Bat Out of Hell features the songs of Meat Loaf, including "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" and "I Would Do Anything for Love."
The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. This means, unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime with the most accurate detailed information. Each ticket to our fully interactive murder mystery show includes an interrogation reception along with a four course meal including appetizers, mixed green salad, choice of entrée and dessert.
Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, learn his own true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Falsettos revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It's a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family.
With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn't you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!
After all — life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Mueller's Day Off features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler, with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes Hamilton, a musical about a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda has given words and music to the story of an unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind who went from being a bastard orphan to George Washington's right-hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury Department secretary who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and Aaron Burr, lifelong friend and foe of Hamilton, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become.
Photographer Peter Adamson finds himself on a journey with his translator Faruk to save Faruk's wife during the Bosnian war in the 1990s. Friendship, love, and painfully beautiful moments come to life with full-ensemble street dance and driving songs by Chan Poling (Glensheen, The Suburbs). With drama, dancing, and music by Poling, Heaven is created and directed by Joe Chvala of Flying Foot Forum, a Park Square Theatre in Residence.
Vocalist Connie Evingson returns to Jazz at the Jungle select Sundays following opening night.
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.
Six-year-old CJ is (reluctantly) staying with his (extremely over-the-top) Nana in a world considerably different from the one he's used to (his phone and tablet). The disagreeable (and let's just admit it, whiny) child is dragged on a bus ride that's loud and gritty and weird. Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem. This is one hip-hop, eclectic, heart-thumpin', toe-tappin' joy ride.
Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe influenced rock musicians from Elvis to Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. The story begins in a funeral parlor in Mississippi, as Rosetta and her young protégé, Marie Knight, prepare for a tour that will establish them as a great musical duo. Hear renditions of spirituals like "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?" and "Sit Down," to distinctly non-religious songs like "I Want a Tall Skinny Papa." Wendy Knox directs the regional premiere of this play with music by George Brant.
It's the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who's programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? This richly spare, wondrous new play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace. Prime Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence, brings this 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist by Jordan Harrison to the stage under the direction of Elena Giannetti.
Winner of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize, this theatrical masterpiece by Thornton Wilder is an optimistic tribute to the invincibility of the human spirit. Meet the Antrobus family of contemporary and prehistoric New Jersey. Ice, floods, war, family strife, political conventions…the Antrobus family has survived through eons of calamity with their hope intact. Girl Friday Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence, brings its signature large ensemble cast to this comedy of epic proportions directed and designed by Joel Sass. Did we mention the dinosaur and mammoth?
The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life during that "little sliver of time in a woman's life when you can either get pregnant or break a hip." When there's wine, the stories flow — from celebration and joy to nostalgia and regret (and sometimes questionable text messages). Laugh along as you bond over life's funny circumstances.
Triple Espresso, a highly caffeinated comedy, shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Meet Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean, a musician, an illusionist, and a comic entertainer for whom nothing ever goes quite the way it was meant to. It's high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy that grabs the funny bone and just won't let go!
The year is 1966 and the remnants of the Watts Riots are still smoldering against the backdrop of South Central Los Angeles. When a mysterious woman stumbles into the office of private eye Thelma Higgins looking to warn her husband that his life might be in danger, she soon discovers that the man she's been married to for ten years is not who he claims to be. As her investigation leads her on a tangled trail of deceit, corruption, and treacherous backroom deals, she and her husband must learn to trust one another again to find out who's trying to kill him and why.
This fast-paced noir West of Central, written by Christina M. Ham and driected by Hayley Finn, explores the racial tensions that arose from the ashes of the Riots and the local political treachery that creates the racial fissures that fracture us.
DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families.
DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch Is Which?? with a professional cast. This mystery ballet is filled with magic and interactivity — fun for the entire family! There are wizards, witches, and Muggles, and we need your help to solve the case of the missing key!
Free preshow workshops (20 minutes before curtain) teach the audience dance moves to become part of the show and new this year, a craft to help transform the kids into witches and warlocks!
This one-hour show is part dance, part musical theater, an interactive whodunit case woven together with a lot of fun to create something truly original for the whole family!
She was born a slave and sold away from her family as a young girl. Yet Sojourner Truth rose to become a respected leader for abolition and women's rights. Meet the woman behind the historic "Ain't I a Woman?" speech and learn the story of her remarkable life. A Woman Called Truth by Sandra Fenichel Asher is a celebration of the life of Sojourner Truth.
The Wonders is a brand-new play based on the 1996 hit film That Thing You Do!, written and directed by Tom Hanks, featuring live onstage performances of songs from the original film, including "All My Only Dreams," "Dance With Me Tonight," "Mr. Downtown," "Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart," "My World Is Over," and, of course, the title song, "That Thing You Do."
The play is set in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1964, when Beatlemania was taking over America and every small-town band was hoping for a chance at greatness. Guy Patterson, a bored appliance-store clerk, fills in as the drummer for a garage band at the local college talent show and good things start to happen. A snappy hit propels them up the charts, and the Wonders go from obscurity to teen sensations virtually overnight! But as tensions grow, can Guy keep the band together?