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Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze Dec 14  
Ames Center Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze
Married Minnesotans Ole and Lena are juggling one too many holiday happenings this year. From planning this year's Potsdam Muskrat Lodge annual party, to prepping the family homestead for incoming relatives to an unexpected addition to the family, their plate is filled with more than just Christmas cookies. And then, there's that unpredictable Minnesota weather to contend with. Will they make it through disaster-free? See for yourself when Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze comes to Proscenium Main Stage Hall at the Ames Center in Burnsville.
HoliDaydream Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2017  
Southern Theater HoliDaydream
HoliDayream is a festive dance tale told through the eyes of a young girl whose holiday excitement is mixed with disappointment as many of her beloved traditions start to fade with time. Follow along as she tosses and turns through one dreamy night, encountering a Nutcracker-inspired dreamworld packed with dances of all kinds -- hip-hop, tap, jazz, high-kick precision line and more -- presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative's talented adult companies Illuminaires and Catalyze. By the end of this holiday dream journey at The Southern Theater, Marie will begin to realize that the best traditions may be the ones we create ourselves.
Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy Dec 15 - Dec 23, 2017  
State Theatre Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy
An outlandish holiday favorite, Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy remains one of Minnesota's most treasured traditions of the season. The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th-century Nuremberg, and unfolds through the eyes of Marie as her wizardly godfather, Drosselmayer, weaves a magical fantasy. His tale takes her on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by Minnesota Dance Theatre company members, guests artists and children of the School, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky played by the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra and led by Philip Brunelle.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jan 5 - Jan 20, 2018  
Camp Bar Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the landmark American punk rock musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is "groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time" (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Robinson through equal parts rock concert and journey of self discovery. The winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch played to record sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take St. Paul by storm when it comes to the intimate Cabaret at Camp Bar.
Forever Flight Jan 11 - Jan 21, 2018  
Southern Theater Forever Flight
A boy. A paper plane. An unforgettable adventure. In this family-friendly show, a lonely boy needs a friend -- so he folds one out of a piece of paper. When his paper plane flies too far, it's up to him to journey across land, air, sea and even outer space to find it -- and grow up along the way. This family-friendly show is performed in breathtaking detail by one actor on stage without a single word. Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery's world famous novel Le Petit Prince, Windsor McCay's groundbreaking comic strip Nemo in Slumberland, and any story of children going on fantastical adventures. Grab the family and see it now at The Southern Theater in Minneapolis.
Superior Donuts Jan 12 - Jan 28, 2018  
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage Superior Donuts
Superior Donuts takes places in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs a donut shop that's been in his family for 60 years. Franco Wicks -- a young African-American man, and Arthur's only employee -- wants to modernize the shop while Arthur is more content to spend the day reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father. Described by Variety as a "soulful play, full of humor and humanity," this provocative comedy by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Take a bite out of Superior Donuts at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Anoka.
Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure Jan 13 - Jan 14, 2018  
State Theatre Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
X barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"! It's Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap'n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway's celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first! The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup ... Tracker!
Most Valuable Player Feb 2 - Feb 18, 2018  
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center Most Valuable Player
Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 when he became the first African American in Major League Baseball, showing a segregated country that his skin had nothing to do with his talent and dedication. At Minneapolis' Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, you'll witness Robinson's growth from a child with baseball dreams to star player of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson faced overwhelming prejudice with perseverance and dignity, even winning the Most Valuable Player award in 1949. Most Valuable Player shows the rise of an inspirational American hero who knew his own worth and never gave up.
The Humans Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2018  
Orpheum Theatre The Humans
Stephen Karam's The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan's deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play.
School Of Rock Mar 6 - Mar 11, 2018  
Orpheum Theatre School Of Rock
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics' Pick and "AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!" (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater's first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, "FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!"
Kinky Boots Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2018  
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!
Something Rotten! Apr 3 - Apr 8, 2018  
Orpheum Theatre Something Rotten!
From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world's very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it's something wonderful... something for everyone... It's Something Rotten!, "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years" (Time Out New York)!
Jersey Boys Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2018  
Orpheum Theatre Jersey Boys
“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album and most recently, the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, features their hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don’t Cry," "Rag Doll," "Oh What a Night" and "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You." "It will run for centuries!" proclaims Time Magazine. Show contains authentic New Jersey language.
Hairspray Jr. May 4 - May 20, 2018  
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center Hairspray Jr.
You can't stop the beat in this big and bold musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance, adapted from the Broadway hit Hairspray into a 60-minute version for young performers. Presented by Youth Performance Company, Hairspray Jr. is boppin' onto the stage at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis, and it's piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and infectious tunes. Set in '60s Baltimore, this musical tells the story of lovable plus-sized teen Tracy Turnblad -- a social misfit who becomes a local celebrity by dancing on TV's Corny Collins Show. Tracy's love of dancing leads her to become an unlikely heroine, triumphing over both snotty teen queens and racial segregation. And she does it all without mussing a hair of her stylish 'do.
Chicago Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2018  
Orpheum Theatre Chicago
Set in the legendary city during the roaring "jazz hot" 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma's serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie's been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she's been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma's incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie's got some of her own tricks up her sleeve...
Love Never Dies Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2018  
Orpheum Theatre Love Never Dies
This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.