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And the World Goes 'Round  
Jungle Theatre And the World Goes 'Round
 
The retrospective showcase features some of the Kander and Ebb's most recognizable songs, including All That Jazz, Mr. Cellophane, Money, Money, Cabaret and Theme from 'New York, New York.' The original 1991 Broadway production collected three Drama Desk Awards.
   
Bedroom Force  
Theatre in the Round Bedroom Force
 
Trevor and Susannah, a pair of roving neurotics whose marriage is on the rocks, hawk their problems around the bedrooms of three other couples in one endless night. In Alan Acykbourn's masterful style, the action ingeniously flies back and forth among all three bedrooms on stage - with humor that veers from smart and biting to pratfalls and slapstick - in this wickedly bleak view of modern marriage.
   
Bunnicula  
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Bunnicula
 
Chester the cat and Harold the dog are the best of pals. But, one dark and stormy night, their family comes home with a very strange baby rabbit who has sharp fangs instead of buck teeth, and who sleeps all day and prowls around his cage all night. Meanwhile, all the vegetables in the house are drained of their color and turn white. Could this possibly be a coincidence, or could Bunnicula be a vampire? Chester thinks so - and he'll stop at nothing until he vanquishes the new arrival, even if it means the end of his friendship with Harold.
   
Carmen  
Minnesota Opera at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Carmen
 
The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both a love-sick soldier and a swaggering toreador. With its passionate, sultry orchestration and a veritable hit parade of recognizable tunes, Bizet's tour de force sizzles in a new staging.
   
Carousel  
Bloomington Center for the Arts Carousel
 
Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end but is given one chance for redemption by delivering hope to the daughter he never knew and whispering words left unspoken to his wife. Featuring "You'll Never Walk Alone," "If I Loved You," and "June is Busting Out All Over," you won't want to miss experiencing this multiple Tony Award-winning show, thought to be the most celebrated musical of all time.
   
Collected Stories  
People's Center Theater Collected Stories
 
Fiercely sharp and intelligent, Collected Stories explores the fascinating relationship between a once-celebrated author and her bright-eyed protégé. Playwright Donald Margulies, a Pulitzer winner for Dinner With Friends in 2000, was nominated for the same prestigious prize for this 1997 two-character drama centering on the dryly witty Ruth, who burst onto the literary scene with a collection of short stories in her 20s but now, in middle age, focuses her creative energy on teaching others. A story consultation with one of her students, Lisa, becomes a tender mentor-mentee relationship spanning six years... until Lisa uses Ruth's life stories for one of her own novels, and everything changes. Candid Theater Co. presents this scorching story of friendship, ambition and betrayal at Minneapolis' People's Center Theater.
   
Crime And Punishment  
The Soap Factory Crime And Punishment
 
A twisted interpretation of the Dostoevsky novel, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT blends physical theater, dance and visual art into an adventurous, immersive performance in the basement of The Soap Factory.
   
The Crucible  
Guthrie Theatre The Crucible
 
For the first time in four decades, Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of good and evil will be revisited at the Guthrie. It’s 1692 and a dark magic possesses Salem. The God-fearing citizens are on their guard and no one is beyond suspicion. As investigations into witchcraft reach their height, a young woman points a finger at Elizabeth, the blameless wife of John Proctor. But Proctor finds he cannot save her without unearthing his own black sin. With powerful notions of faith and uncertainty, and truth and deception – burning as feverishly today as the day it was written – this Tony Award-winning masterpiece of the American canon is a must-see.
   
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  
Old Log Theater Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Based on the popular film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two competing con men living on the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. But soon, Freddy tries to compete directly with Lawrence. The competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000 from the female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town forever. A hilarious series of schemes masquerades and double-crosses.
   
Fifty Shades of Gravy  
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre Fifty Shades of Gravy
 
In "Fifty Shades of Gravy," the cast of the BNW will be doing what it does best: Plumbing the depths of human stupidity, from politics to pop culture to poorly-written erotica bestsellers. This new collection of sketches and songs will be written and performed by the hilarious minds who brought you 2012's smash hit "Fifty Shades of White: A Minnesota XXXmas"!
   
For The Loyal  
Illusion Theater For The Loyal
 
Inspired by true events, Blessing tackles honesty and allegiance in this taut new morality play. Set in 1992, Toby (Sam Bardwell) and Mia (Anna Sundberg) are graduate students with a baby on the way. One day, Toby, an assistant coach for a powerhouse collegiate football team, stumbles upon Coach Carlson's (Garry Geiken) terrible secret. Now that Toby knows the shameful truth, it threatens to throw the young couple's entire future into jeopardy. As the story unfolds in mystery-like fashion, Mia embarks on a journey to discover who she really is-and given the world she's in-whether doing wrong is the only way left to do right.
   
Freud's Last Session  
Open Window Theatre Freud's Last Session
 
In an imagined meeting between two of the 20th century's greatest minds, legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his London home for a surprising discussion. On the day that England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. Written by nationally acclaimed playwright, Mark St. Germain. Directed by Jeffrey S. Miller.
   
Hapgood  
Nimbus Theatre Hapgood
 
With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war tale of intrigue and betrayal, interspersed with explanations of the quixotic behavior of the electron and the puzzling properties of light" (David Richards, The New York Times). It falls to Hapgood, an extraordinary matriarchal officer in the the British intelligence agency, to unravel a mystery of mistaken identity and deep betrayals.
   
Happy Days  
Hennepin Theatre Trust and Minneapolis Musical Theatre at New Century Theatre Happy Days
 
Happy Days - A New Musical brings one of television's best loved families to a new generation. When Arnold's, the town's number one hangout and malt shop, is in danger of being torn down, Richie, Potsie, Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli and the rest of the gang team up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. In a race against time, can The Fonz save the day?
   
Jericho  
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company at Hillcrest Center Theater Jericho
 
An insightful family drama about living and letting go.
   
Late Nite Catechism  
Plymouth Playhouse Late Nite Catechism
 
Sunday school it's not -- Late Nite Catechism is a hilarious two-act solo performance that's part catechism class from back in the day, part stand-up routine. Dressed in her head-to-toe habit, Sister will take you back to a time when Mass was in Latin, Fridays were meatless and "discipline" was measured out in smacks of a ruler. During this interactive comedy in which the audience becomes Sister's class, she will reward her "charges" for correct answers with religious trinkets like glow-in-the-dark rosaries and holy cards. But naughty students better watch out: they may well find themselves on stage, sitting in the corner reflecting upon their sins both venial and mortal.
   
Mary Poppins  
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Mary Poppins
 
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic 1964 Walt Disney film, the stage musical is a fusion of various elements from the two. This is the story of the Banks family when a new nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives on their doorstep at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. The family finds that Mary Poppins is the answer to their prayers, but in the most unique and marvelous way. Along the journey we find that even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the very special nanny who proposes that "anything can happen if you let it."
   

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