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Anatomy of Gray  
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Anatomy of Gray
 
In 1880s Indiana, a mysterious doctor swoops into town in a hot-air balloon, promising to cure the citizens' ills in Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, award-winning author of The Diviners. Described as "a children's story for adults," Anatomy of Gray centers on June, who, after her father dies, prays for a healer to come help her small town. The next thing she knows, there's a tornado, and with it Doctor Gray blows in with cures for just about anything. But soon the town's preacher becomes sick, and it's not long before there's an unknown plague running through town. Lyric Arts presents this unique coming-of-age story about loss, love and healing.
   
Animal Dance  
Children's Theatre Company Animal Dance
 
Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he's the wimpy kid we can all relate to. The beloved series hits the stage in a brand-new musical with Rowley, Manny, and of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived, is surviving, or hopes to survive middle school, inspired by the award-winning and bestselling book series.
   
Beauty and the Beast  
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Beauty and the Beast
 
In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a prince harshly turns a beggar woman away from shelter in his castle. She is secretly an enchantress, who, angered by the prince's lack of compassion, changes the prince into a hideous Beast and all the castles' human inhabitants into living objects. The enchantress tells the Beast that before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, he must find true love or all will remain forever altered. Not far from the castle, in a small village, Belle lives with her father Maurice, an inventor. Belle is seen as odd by all but Gaston, a handsome yet highly egotistical man, who wants to marry her. Belle's father gets lost in the woods and stumbles upon the Beast's castle where he is welcomed by the walking, talking clock and candlestick. However, when the Beast discovers him, he is taken captive. When Belle finds out, she rushes to his aid and trades her freedom for her father's. The Beast is harsh at first, but eventually the two develop something deeper.
   
Blithe Spirit  
Old Log Theater Blithe Spirit
 
Noël Coward's supernatural comedy features a "spirited" love triangle, brought forth when novelist Charles Condomine accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, Elvira, while researching the paranormal for his latest book. Trouble is, only Charles can see Elvira, who proceeds to wreak havoc on Charles' current marriage to the jealous Ruth ... and that's when the haunted fun really begins! A hit with audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 1941, and recently revived on Broadway starring Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit showcases Coward at his most delightfully urbane. Catch the comic mayhem at Old Log Theatre in Greenwood.
   
Charm  
Mixed Blood Theatre Charm
 
A beguiling comic drama revolving around Mama Darleena, an African American trans woman in her 60s teaching an etiquette class to trans youth experiencing homelessness in a LGBTQI Chicago community center. Her students range in sexuality, race, and gender identity from a Latina trans woman, to a cisgender couple, to a member of a local gang, to a gay suburban teen. They fight each other and their instructor in equal measure, struggle through their daily battles with poverty, prejudice, and personal identity, seek solace in each other, succeed and fail separately and together. While loneliness, personal demons, and anti-social reactions dominate much of their lives, ultimately the rules of charm become rules for living. CHARM is a beautifully drawn portrait of pain, kindness, and an LGBTQI community.
   
Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene  
History Theatre Complicated Fun: the Minneapolis Music Scene
 
198x. Ronald Reagan, Rubik's cubes, and the underground music scene of Minneapolis. Get swirled up with two young misfits who discover themselves in the musical madness pouring out of First Avenue. Everybody's dressin' in this mixtape love letter to the counterculture sounds that made the city famous. Relive the legendary '80s scene with a band that stirs up the sounds of the Replacements, the Suicide Commandos, Hüsker Dü, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, the Suburbs, and many more. Find out how a cold Midwestern metropolis gave birth to so many geniuses of punk and funk!
   
Constellations  
Jungle Theatre Constellations
 
The 75-minute play explores free will and friendship; it's also about parallel universes, love-and honey. The spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the known - delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
   
Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical  
Children's Theatre Company Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical
 
Greg Heffley is in survival mode. All. The. Time. From bullies to his big brother to his height-challenged stature, he's the wimpy kid we can all relate to. The beloved series hits the stage in a brand-new musical with Rowley, Manny, and of course, Rodrick joining in the mayhem. A ridiculous amount of fun for anyone who has survived, is surviving, or hopes to survive middle school, inspired by the award-winning and bestselling book series.
   
Everything's Free!  
Mission Theatre Company at SPACE Everything's Free!
 
There's no such thing as a free lunch. Or is there? Everything's Free! uncovers the lives of a young couple facing financial ruin, who receive a mysterious credit card that can buy anything, and doesn't require payment. But are there strings attached? Playwright Sam Graber brings his words to SPACE in St. Paul, joining with the Mission Theatre Company a third time for a novel look into credit card debt and its powerful impact on our modern lives. When a strange offer seems too good to be true, remember to read the fine print.
   
Fiddler on the Roof  
Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tevye is a dairyman in a small Russian village trying to honor and maintain the Jewish religious customs of his ancestors. But times are changing, and his daughters are eager to follow new ways. When dangerous forces threaten the village's way of life, Tevye's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and the traditions of his people in the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. With a score packed full of unforgettable songs like "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Tradition" and "To Life," Bloomington Civic Theatre's production of Fiddler on the Roof is a classic. Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, this winner of nine Tony Awards explores timeless themes of community, family, devotion and tradition on the stage of the Bloomington Center for the Arts - Schneider Theater.
   
Harvey  
Guthrie Theatre Harvey
 
Elwood P. Dowd is charming, lovable and kind with just one catch: his best friend is a 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit named Harvey. When Elwood's sister Veta hosts a social gathering to launch her daughter into society, Elwood's idiosyncrasies threaten to upset the family's reputation. Veta tries to have him committed to the sanatorium, but a whirlwind of confusion and chaos ensues as the town tries to catch a man and his invisible rabbit. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Harvey is a delightful comedy for the whole family.
   
The House of Blue Leaves  
Theatre in the Round The House of Blue Leaves
 
Artie dreams of making it big as a songwriter in Hollywood - if he can only get away from his apartment in New York and his manic wife. But today it could happen - today the Pope is coming to Yankee Stadium, and Artie is convinced a papal blessing can make his dream come true. Then his son shows up, AWOL from the Army, with a homemade bomb to blow up His Holiness. An award-winning surreal comedy by one of theatre's top playwrights.
   
Julius Caesar  
Classical Actors Ensemble at Minneapolis Theatre Garage Julius Caesar
 
Forced to choose between an efficient dictator and a weak republic, the leaders of Rome take fate into their hands and learn the fickleness of the people's will.
   
Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh  
Southern Theater Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh
 
Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh is a fantasy theater experience all about adolescence, creativity, ambition and adventure. This original play, courtesy of Minneapolis' Swandive Theatre, follows Moll, a teenage inventor who wins her high school science fair with a machine that can hear sounds that actually can't be heard. When a shape-shifting mercenary steals the contraption -- and Moll's heart -- she embarks on a quest to save the very nature of sound as we know it. In her pursuit, Moll traverses chasms and rafts rivers in a world where sound is much more than what meets the ear. Enjoy this quirky, irreverent fable of youth and innocence, featuring live sound effects that create mutinous onomatopoeia and a sensory experience unlike anything else.
   
Leap of Faith  
New Century Theatre Leap of Faith
 
The "Reverend" Jonas Nightingale, an electrifying performer and con artist, is traveling with his ministry when his bus breaks down in a small Kansas town. The part-time reverend, and full-time crook, pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. That's when the sheriff, a woman named Marla McGowan, tries to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their hard-earned money. Jonas' real challenge arises when he finds unexpected love, forcing this ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.
   
Macbeth  
Classical Actors Ensemble at Minneapolis Theatre Garage Macbeth
 
How far would you go to get what you want? Heeding supernatural premonitions, a power couple pursue greedy ambition to its darkest ends.
   
The Marvelous Wonderettes  
Sidekick Theatre at Woman's Club of Minneapolis The Marvelous Wonderettes
 
This off-Broadway musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times once called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" with this musical trip down memory lane at The Assembly at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.
   

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