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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Set in the chaotic New York art scene of the late 20th century, Nimbus Theatre's new production looks at what happens when art becomes artifice. While de Kooning, Pollack, Parsons and Warhol create a new world of art and thinking with abstract expressionism, a talented painter who surpasses them all is left exiled. Marginalized, he recreates a masterwork from another era, destined to be hung and admired by millions. Through this act of forgery, From Darkness paints a fascinating picture examining the value of art while forcing us to ask what is genuine and what is fake.
"Elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile. It's Reza's sharpest work since Art," Variety wrote about God of Carnage. In this magnificently constructed Tony Award-winning play, an altercation between 11-year old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed but, as the meeting progresses and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters. The New York Times hailed, "[A] streamlined anatomy of the human animal...delivers the cathartic release of watching other people's marriages go boom...this play is itself a satisfyingly primitive entertainment."
Twin Cities treasure Theatre Forever gallops into The Southern Theater kicking up dust and firing shots with its newest work, the aptly titled Good Job Horses from the mind of artistic director Jon Ferguson. Set in Santa Fe after a big shootout, three lady outlaws survive -- but without their horses. Stranded together at a mysterious hotel, they sign up for some Divine Feminine workshops. As the moon waxes and the coyotes howl, will these badass females find quiet redemption? Part adventure comedy and part heartbreaking drama, Good Job Horses waves a banner for the beauty and power of women.
Humans today have a compulsive desire to be connected to everyone at all times, a phenomenon explored with bristling physicality in the new performance piece, The Half Life. It's another hard-hitting production by Minneapolis theater company Live Action Set, known for viscerally immersive works as riveting as they are unsettling. The Half Life explores an in-between realm many of us find ourselves in, in which the tools of modern communication offer diminishing returns, and where time and memory feel like a disappearing act, vanishing one half of one half of one half at a time. Ranging from nuanced to extreme, Live Action Set's highly trained dancers explore this existential void with precision and intensity at the Southern Theater.
One of the great plays of the 20th century, Juno and the Paycock is an epic tale of one family's survival in Dublin following the Irish Civil War. Jack Boyle, known to his neighbors as the "paycock," is out of work and determined to stay that way. He and his sidekick Joxer spend their time drinking and playing cards while Juno, the matriarch, attempts to keep their family together. When the family learns of an inheritance from a distant relative, the money is spent before it even arrives. But will they transcend the events that conspire to keep them in their place? Director Joe Dowling's legendary Gate Theatre production opened on Broadway in 1988 and launched his prolific directing career in the U.S. The New York Times raved "Dowling's Juno is alive at every level - as a boisterous comedy, as wrenching tragedy, as blistering social commentary." You won't want to miss this singular evening in the theater.
By day, George is a brilliant linguist, devoted to recording the disappearing languages of disappearing cultures. By night, he can't find the words to stop his wife from leaving him. His assistant can't make him recognize the depth of her feelings for him, and two of the last Ellowans on the planet refuse to speak to each other. A whimsical exploration of the power of connecting, Cho's play is ultimately a celebration of life, whatever its sorrows
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.
In "Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome," the cast will tackle some tough questions about modern society, while retaining the trademark hilarity and creativity of every Brave New Workshop show. Questions like: Where does personal freedom begin and end? Why do we look to celebrities instead of scientists for information? Could you take a look at this rash on our leg? These sketches and songs will skewer these issues and more in this satire of epidemic proportions.
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."
Fly to the second star to the right and straight on ’til morning—but keep an eye out for lost boys, vicious pirates and one ravenous crocodile. Our first production of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Peter Pan has more than a sprinkling of Tinker Bell’s fairy dust to max its magic, with unforgettable songs including the timeless “I Won’t Grow Up.” You’ll be hooked from the first moment, so soar with us and be ready to clap your hands and BELIEVE.
Storytelling and live music? Improv comedy and mime? Who knows what you'll experience at Phoenix Cabaret, the bimonthly variety show at Phoenix Theatre. Your host for this eclectic evening is charismatic local performer Willie Cherry, who oversees the evening's performances and keeps the show moving and the audience having fun. Each installment features new acts and fresh material, with some of the Twin Cities' most talented professional performers of virtually every conceivable genre showcasing their gifts and personal passionate projects. Along with comedy, storytelling and music acts, recent editions of Phoenix Cabaret have also included character acting, short films and dance.
Inspired by VH1's Pop Up Video series, this Fringe Festival favorite is a fresh and fun new version of a live musical revue. Pop Up Musical features four vocalists who'll take you on a high-energy tour of some of Broadway's biggest hits, with pit stops for some truly fascinating facts. You'll hear gems like "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Luck Be a Lady," "Edelweiss," "Seasons of Love" and more, accompanied by a flip chart with little-known trivia and some snarky comments as well. This Twin Cities hit takes the stage at the Plymouth Playhouse.