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Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story  
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story
 
Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch comedy revue by the experts at Brave New Workshop - so get your dating app of choice fired up, set your text messages to "No Preview," and enjoy our 294th comedy revue: "Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story"!
   
Flanagan's Wake  
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.
   
The Gondoliers  
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.
   
Macbeth  
Park Square Theatre Macbeth
 
Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Set against a shattered mirror, this taut production reveals leadership derailed by self-absorption, equivocation, and seeing things that aren't really there. Tempted by the prophecies of three wayward sisters, Macbeth's aim to be King of Scotland compels him into a nightmarish realm of evil, deceit, and murder. Monstrous actions run rampant as he and Lady Macbeth give in to unstoppable drives of savagery and political atrocity.
   
Matilda The Musical  
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.
   
Stepping Out  
The Phipps Center for the Arts Stepping Out
 
A group of North London misfits find their footing at a dance class in Stepping Out, a crowd-pleasing favorite written by Richard Harris. This rollicking comedy finds a diverse group of individuals who face their fears, build relationships and become stronger through the power of footwork as they prepare for their big production number. But before the dancers can take the stage it falls to Mavis, the former professional dancer teaching the class, to mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this scrappy but lovable crew. Stepping Out is coming to the Minneapolis area, produced by The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.
   
The Three Musketeers  
Theatre in the Round The Three Musketeers
 
A tale of heroism, treachery and, above all, honor. In 1625, d’Artagnan sets off for Paris accompanied by his sister Sabine, posing as his young male servant. They encounter the great heroes and famous musketeers — Athos, Porthos and Aramis — and join forces to defend the Queen against the most dangerous man in all of Europe, Cardinal Richelieu.
   
To Begin With  
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.
   
Urinetown  
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.