Marsha Norman's explosive, eloquent and enthralling 1983 play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play. An enormously acclaimed two-person play, 'night, Mother centers around Jessie, a middle-aged, epileptic woman who moves back in with her mother. As mother and daughter spend a high-stakes evening together, the ensuing debate -- sometimes quiet, sometimes tempestuous -- ultimately gives rise to our deepest, most personal questions about how and why we value life. Because, you see, Jessie has decided that life is no longer worth living -- and as she prepares for her own death, her mother will try anything in order to stop her.
THE BOOK OF MORMON is the Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of "South Park," and Tony Award-winner Robert Lopez, co-creator of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Avenue Q, comes THE BOOK OF MORMON, a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as, "a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry" and by Entertainment Weekly as "the funniest musical of all time." Featuring choreography by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw, THE BOOK OF MORMON Minneapolis is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Don't miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls "the best musical of this century." Don't miss THE BOOK OF MORMON Minneapolis.
Horace Turnbull, who choreographed the famed Radio City Rockettes, moves from hoofers to troopers in the world premiere of his musical, Golden Boys. An exceptional cast of talent from New York and the Twin Cities comes together to tell the remarkable story of one of the nation's earliest racially integrated army units -- a musical theater troupe. Brought to life by artistic director Kim Martinez (Out on a Limb Dance Company) and choreographer Jimmy Peters (America's Got Talent), Golden Boys will open at The Lab Theater.
This classic American musical transports you back in time to New York City of the early 1950s ... with a side trip to Havana. Follow the romantic and criminal exploits of shady New York gamblers Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit and the women who love them: Adelaide, who's been waiting for a marriage proposal for over a decade, and Sarah, an uptight missionary out to save Sky's soul. Frank Loesser's musical masterpiece brings to life the stories and characters of Damon Runyon with terrific numbers like "If I Were a Bell," "Adelaide's Lament," "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat." With Bloomington Civic Theatre mounting this production, it's a sure bet you'll be entertained.
Originally rooted in Hans Christian Andersen's enchanting fairy tale, THE LITTLE MERMAID is a staged version on the 1989 classic animated Disney feature film. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
The story, the songs, the characters -- you know and love them. Now, for the first time in Guthrie history, see them come to life in a spectacular, new production. Professor Henry Higgins loves language. Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle yearns to speak like a lady. Sparks fly when his curiosity and her determination launch a daring social experiment designed to turn a lower-class ugly duckling into a high-society swan -- with unexpected results for both of them. Based on George Bernard Shaw's delightful social satire Pygmalion, Lerner and Loewe's charming and beloved musical features such unforgettable numbers as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain" and "On the Street Where You Live." For summer entertainment the whole family will enjoy, My Fair Lady is your best bet.
In this compelling drama that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Tony Award for Best Play and inspired the 2005 film of the same name, a groundbreaking mathematical proof turns up in the attic of a famous genius who's just died after a long struggle with mental illness. Catherine, the daughter of the late genius, and Hal, one of his former students, must uncover the proof's history. The mathematical mystery and their budding romance cause Catherine to question her own genius -- and her sanity.
This rocking country jukebox musical celebrates the songs of an American music legend: The Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire includes performances of such Cash classics as "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue," "Jackson," "I Walk the Line" and, of course, "Ring of Fire." Without impersonation, the show presents Cash's music in authentic fashion. It also pays tribute to him with dance, comedy and stories. Ring of Fire was created by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby Jr. and conceived by William Meade.
Using real secrets submitted by Minnesotans, we will explore everything from the embarrassing to the horrifying, the heartbreaking to awkward, always celebrating the lives of the people we encounter everyday with levity and understanding. Please join with us in telling the most powerful stories there are-yours.
After sold-out audiences at Lincoln Center Theater and on Broadway, we're thrilled to present our own production of last year's Tony Award winner for Best Play. This hilarious comedy of ill manners introduces audiences to Vanya and his stepsister Sonia, both who are living a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow -- and so begins an unforgettable weekend building to a fever pitch of rivalry, regret and racket. Mixing Chekhov sensibilities with modern cringe-worthy flair, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a delightfully off-kilter summer romp that critics have hailed "a sublime state of hilarity" and "a zany joy!"
If you thought Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street was outrageous, the Brave New Workshop offers its own comedic spin on pop culture, politics and everyday life in its 285th production, The Wolf of Walmart. Not ones to follow the pack, this talented group of writers and actors hunts down the humor in the most unexpected places in its new collection of sketches and songs. Experience their high-risk, high-reward approach to satire that makes the Brave New Workshop so popular.