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One Woman Sex and the City Feb 21  
Ames Center One Woman Sex and the City
Everyone's either a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda -- unless you're Kerry Ipema (PostSecret: The Show), who embodies all four gals on stage in the hilarious One Woman Sex and the City. Relive your favorite episodes from all six seasons during this loving tribute to the iconic HBO show, which finds four young women in search of the perfect relationship while brunching, looking fabulous and knocking back plenty of Cosmopolitans. From puns to audience participation and plenty of memorable moments, One Woman Sex and the City will remind you why you fell in love with the show in the first place. Experience all the fun when this delightful parody comes to Ames Center Proscenium Main Stage Hall in Burnsville.
The King and I Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2017  
Orpheum Theatre The King and I
One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features beloved classics such as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
Flanagan's Wake Mar 3 - Apr 2, 2017  
Camp Bar Flanagan's Wake
The irreverent interactive show Flanagan's Wake transports you to the fictional Irish village of Grapplin. Local roustabout Flanagan has died, and the villagers have gathered to grieve as only the Irish can. Put your mourning face on, and get ready to participate in this partially improvised comedic memorial with plenty o' pints, crazy sing-alongs and witty tales based on your -- and other audience members' -- suggestions. After 16 successful years in Chicago and a run off-Broadway, Flanagan's Wake returns to Minnesota, taking the stage at Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar.
Thurgood Mar 9 - Mar 19, 2017  
Illusion Theater Thurgood
What do you know about civil rights advocate Thurgood Marshall? After winning Brown v. Board of Education to desegregate schools, he went on to become Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The legal battles he won and the issues he stood for paved the way for a radical shift in America's climate and mindset. This uplifting, humorous and thought-provoking one-man portrait of an American hero follows Marshall's trajectory from a child in Baltimore to one of the most influential African American men in modern history. According to Star Tribune, "this Thurgood is genial and avuncular, a man with a sharp sense of humor and a briefcase full of illustrative stories." Learn about the important and surprisingly human and heartfelt figure at Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.
Urinetown Mar 10 - Apr 2, 2017  
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Urinetown
When a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs -- until a hero decides he's had enough and rises up against the system. Urinetown is a musical, satirical tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. The show's irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Miserables. The winner of three Tonys and two Obie Awards during its original Broadway run, Urinetown can be enjoyed at Anoka's Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.
The Gondoliers Mar 10 - Apr 2, 2017  
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center The Gondoliers
Gilbert & Sullivan's 12th collaboration, The Gondoliers takes place in Venice and -- along with the beautiful music and fanciful libretto -- features lively song and dance inspired by folk dances from Italian and gypsy culture. This familiar story, involving a mix-up of identities at birth, gleefully skewers issues of social equality and the class system with the famous musical duo's trademark exuberance and wit. The Gondoliers is sure to delight audiences at Howard Conn Fine Arts in Minneapolis with its delightfully humorous characters and its lilting score with sparkling and tuneful music.
That Wonder Boy Mar 14 - Mar 26, 2017  
New Century Theatre That Wonder Boy
That Wonder Boy is an exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who "overcame a happy childhood to become a comedic artist." Humorist/storyteller Bob Stromberg's charming tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder.
To Begin With Mar 28 - Apr 16, 2017  
New Century Theatre To Begin With
In this witty and insightful new creation, the award-winning Hatcher imagines the struggle Dickens has in creating an adaptation of the Biblical Gospels, to be performed for his children on Christmas Eve, 1849. The play opens with the taunting of Dickens by his 12-year-old neighbor, Algernon Charles Swinburne, who later would become one of England’s most renowned writers. This unpleasant encounter spurs Dickens to write a tale quite unlike his usual fiction. As he wrestles with the text and how to best present it to a brood that ranges from 2 to 10 years of age, he is distracted by his anxieties for them, and by his reflections on the society in which they will live. The result is a play that explores the conflicts, emotions and self-doubts of the great writer with humor and insight.
Matilda The Musical Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2017  
Orpheum Theatre Matilda The Musical
The story of a very bright and rebellious little girl, with special powers. Matilda’s parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, have no time for her and treat her as a nuisance. She spends most of her time reading books from the library astonishingly quickly, whilst they watch the telly and Mr Wormwood sells dodgy used cars. At school things are no better as despite the care and support of her teacher, the lovely Miss Honey, Matilda has to contend with the terrifying headmistress Miss Trunchbull who rules the school with cruelty and fear. Matilda fights against the injustices at home and at school. Eventually she decides the grown-ups should be taught a lesson and in the process discovers her supernatural powers.
Wicked Apr 12 - May 14, 2017  
Orpheum Theatre Wicked
Back by popular demand, Entertainment Weekly calls Wicked "the best musical of the decade" and when it played Minneapolis it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Wicked is the winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One-born with emerald green skin-is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for "the most complete, and completely satisfying, new musical in a long time"
A Year with Frog and Toad Apr 18 - Jun 18, 2017  
Children's Theatre Company A Year with Frog and Toad
Waking from hibernation in the Spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons. The amphibian odd couple celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them the best-est of friends while joined by a colorful cast of birds, mice, turtles, and that slo-o-ow snail with the mail. Nominated for three Tony Awards including Best Musical, this unforgettable and tuneful musical is back on our stage after almost a decade! Don't miss this exuberant story based on the treasured books by Arnold Lobel in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day May 5 - May 21, 2017  
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alexander is having a bad day. A horrible day. A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander's tumultuous life to music and brings to the stage one of America's feistiest characters. Alexander's struggles with life's daily dramas -- not only does Alexander wake up with gum in his hair, but his mother forgets to pack him dessert, and his best friend decides he's not his best friend anymore -- will not only entertain but educate young audiences as they identify with Alexander and the obstacles he encounters, encouraging them to share their feelings and to realize that bad days happen to the best of us. Presented at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis, this fun youth production will delight all ages.
Rent - 20th Anniversary Tour Jun 6 - Jun 11, 2017  
Orpheum Theatre Rent - 20th Anniversary Tour
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway...and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson's Rent continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Puccini's La Boheme, Rent follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.
Motown The Musical Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2017  
Orpheum Theatre Motown The Musical
It began as one man's story, became everyone's music, and is now Broadway's musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!