Crash.dance.productions returns to the Lab Theater in Minneapolis for their 14th season of inspiring and innovative dance. Inspired by the "brain in a vat" thought experiment, where experiences are simply figments in a disembodied brain, Proxy leaves the repetitious, unexamined world to discover what lies behind the veil of the reality accepted as truth. Dancers become cartographers, creating a stage-wide image of coordinates, waves and lines. Like a morphing inkblot, our discoveries lie in precisely how much we let ourselves see.
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
The sound of footsteps in the hall, the turn of a key in the lock, the sudden ring of a telephone ... and the perfect murder is underway. An ex-tennis pro thinks he's concocted the ideal plot to murder his wealthy wife, while giving himself an airtight alibi -- until his plan springs a leak. This masterpiece of construction and plotting by Frederick Knott (Wait Until Dark) weaves a tangled web of red herrings, back-stabbings and blackmail that'll keep you spellbound from start to finish, especially in the up-close and intimate style of The Gremlin's new thrust theater. Every bit as effective as Hitchcock's classic film, Dial M for Murder comes calling in St. Paul.
From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, the director of Rent and the producer of Wicked, the musical If/Then takes a poignant look at two paths one woman's life might have taken. When Elizabeth moves back to New York after a divorce in search of a fresh start, unexpected choices and random events impact her world in ways she never thought possible. Her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, and Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows the stories of both "Liz" and "Beth" simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. See this 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Original Score when it comes to the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Sad that summer's ending? Let the ladies of Capital City Cabaret turn your frown upside down when they send the season off with a bang. With tassels, assels and more, the Capital City Cabaret Presents: End of Summer Spectacular is certain to lift your spirits (among other things). Featuring the best burlesque talent in the Twin Titties, the cast of Capital City Cabaret will be joined by an array of stellar talent. Bring single bills to tip all your faves dancing onstage at The Cabaret @ Camp in St. Paul, including Holliedazzle, Keke Boudreaux, Sinasaurus Vex, Maranda Wright and Blondie Pop -- plus special guests to be announced.
Six-year-old CJ is (reluctantly) staying with his (extremely over-the-top) Nana, in a world considerably different from the one he's used to (his phone and tablet). The disagreeable (and, let's just admit it, whiny) child is dragged on a bus ride that's loud and gritty and weird. Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem. This is one wild and crazy, hip-hop, eclectic, heart-thumpin', toe-tappin' joy ride.
In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood. Staying true to the spirit of the popular novel - "a surprisingly modern work that has aged well" (UNC Press Blog) - the intergenerational play hones in on the intersection of home life, work and true love, and its power to shape each sibling's desire to be true to herself and find her way in the world. The fast-paced, heartfelt adaptation breathes new life into this timeless coming of age story.
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world's most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. When Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! wiggles and jumps into Saint Paul, your kids will learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster. Build a snowman with Elmo, flap your wings with Big Bird, marvel at Abby's magic, be amazed when Super Grover flies and move to the rhythm with Rosita. All this fun and more gets under way at Xcel Energy Center.
Gabi Castillo, a bright, 14-year-old Mexican-American girl living on the South Side of Chicago, is accepted into a very different, elite high school. Through her Global Perspectives class, she learns secrets about her past and her parents, discovers her own inherited strength, and begins to understand what it means to take risks. In today's world of immigration raids and Dreamers, fear and uncertainty, Gabi inspires a modern-day lesson in bravery, courage, and finding power in what seems like a powerless situation.
Pairing one of the most influential works in classical music with the down-and-dirty physicality of break-dance, Flying Bach breaks the barrier between high art and pop culture, courtesy of the seven award-winning b-boys known as The Flying Steps, along with one classical ballerina. This out-of-the-box, out-of-this-world production drops in on a raucous dance rehearsal that's interrupted by a mysterious woman. Equal parts visual amazement and powerful sound, the hit show comes to the State Theatre in Minneapolis after wowing audiences in more than 35 countries.
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel The Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song.
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.
Clowns have gotten a bad rap, pop culture-wise, in the last few years. But the lovable character at the center of Cirque du Soleil: Corteo is definitely not It. Instead, he's a beloved entertainer who imagines his own funeral procession in the form of a festive and lavish parade, accompanied by flying angels. As he passes from this life, the comedian's reverie blends past reality with heavenly fantasy, creating a spellbinding world brought to life under the bigtop by dazzling costumes and sets. The drama of the real lives of traveling performers merges with the surreal to create Cirque du Soleil's trademark visuals and a mysterious journey you can't forget. This amazing show is packed with Cirque's seemingly impossible acrobatics, "for a display of human physicality that defies the laws of physics" (LA Weekly), as well as lyrical and playful music that will fill the Target Center in Minneapolis.
You ain't seen showbiz till you until you've seen Triple Espresso, an extra caffeinated comedy. A hit across America and Europe, the madcap play is the story of a singer-pianist, a magician and a comic, who recall a lifetime of show-business disasters -- from dust storms in Nebraska and dancing in Zaire to an incident involving a gorilla and four glorious minutes of failure on national television -- in hilarious fashion. The high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy for all ages provides of a jolt of caffeinated fun at the Black Box Theatre in the Minneapolis area.
Cameron Mackintosh presents Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this Les Miserables "splendidly reworked, thrilling and unforgettable. An unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five star hit, astonishingly powerful." The Chicago Tribune says this Les Miserables is a "grand theatrical sweep for a new generation of fans." Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
ON YOUR FEET! is the story of two people who-through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream-showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. Set to Gloria's chart-topping, smash hits such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," in addition to new music penned by the Estefans, the show will bring a new sound to Broadway and get audiences on their feet.
Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages-featuring a book by Chris D'Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp-captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip's last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality.
Broadway's hit crowd-pleaser takes you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. Bursting with high-energy dance numbers and original doo-wop tunes from Alan Menken, the songwriter of Beauty and the Beast, A BRONX TALE is an unforgettable story of loyalty and family.
Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Chicago's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Entertainment Weekly raves "Broadway's Big Treat" and NPR exclaims "You'll have a ball!"
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in HELLO, DOLLY! - the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls "the best show of the year!" Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks' "gorgeous" new production (Vogue) is "making people crazy happy!" (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this HELLO, DOLLY! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion - hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Rolling Stone calls it "a must-see event. A musical comedy dream. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket, you'll be seeing something historic. Wow, wow, wow, indeed!"
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You'd get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London's award-winning smash comedy! Called "A GUT-BUSTING HIT" (The New York Times) and "THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN" (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering "A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY" (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES" (HuffPost) and "COMIC GOLD" (Variety) - sure to bring down the house!
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post says DEAR EVAN HANSEN is "ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY." Rolling Stone calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN, "a game-changer that hits you like a shot in the heart" and NBC News says the musical is "an inspiring anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond." The Original Broadway Cast Recording of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, produced by Atlantic Records, made an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 when released and entered the chart at #8 - the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961-before winning the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
"An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!" - New York Magazine. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!