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Heaven  
Park Square Theatre Heaven
 
The play begins in a cafe, the crowd singing Bosnian songs. Photo journalist Peter Adamson is documenting the war and is frustrated that his photos are not prompting the world to take action. As he is about to give up and leave Bosnia, he meets a man named Faruk who convinces him to go on one last trip to save Faruk's wife. What follows is an incredibly beautiful odyssey through the war full of near-death experiences and heartbreak. Amid the horrors of war, there is humor, love and hope as the characters try to maintain their humanity.
   
Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant  
Park Square Theatre Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant
 
Described as Avenue Q meets The Book of Mormon with a little bit of Heathers mixed in, this newly created musical satire reflects the quirks of small town life. In 1997, a contestant died onstage and permanently ended the popular Jefferson Township Sparkling Junior Talent Pageant. Twenty years later, Frannie Foster Wallace still blames all her life failures on losing the chance to become Jefferson's Sparkling Junior Champion. Until now. Let the rematch begin!
   
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Muscial  
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Muscial
 
Adapted from Rick Riordan's bestselling YA book, this "electrifying" (Newsday) pop-rock musical finds Percy Jackson in hot water at school - again. But he's got bigger fish to fry. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life, and he seems to have angered a few of them along the way. Now, young Percy and his newfound friends must race against the hourglass to solve the mystery of Zeus' stolen lightning bolt and set things right on Mount Olympus. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief comes to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul in a production deemed "worthy of the gods" by TimeOut New York.
   
Mamma Mia!  
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Mamma Mia!
 
20-year-old Sophie is planning her storybook wedding. All that's missing is a father to walk her down the aisle. Sophie sets out to discover her father's identity by reading through her mother's diary and narrowing it down to three possibilities. She brings the three men from her mother's secret past back to the sun-kissed Greek island they'd all visited 20 years ago. This sunny, funny tale is a guaranteed get-happy hit. And so, one mom - one daughter - three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget.
   
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance  
Theatre in the Round The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
 
In 1890, young Ransome Foster leaves New York City for a new life in the Wild West where he ends up beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken and lawless land, but is that enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? Should he run or fight? This stage drama and the famous 1962 film by John Ford are each based on the original 1953 short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.
   
Matilda The Musical  
Children's Theatre Company at Children's Theatre Company Matilda The Musical
 
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this is the story of Matilda. Her dreadful parents hate her. Her headmistress is a horrible, nasty, name-calling, life-sucking tyrant who puts kids in cupboards with nails and broken glass. (And you thought you had it bad). This captivating girl-power romp revels in the anarchy of childhood. Celebrating the tenacity of the mall, Matilda proves that the strength to be yourself (along with a little telekinetic power) will prevail at the end of the day.
   
Spring Awakening  
Gremlin Theatre Spring Awakening
 
Spring Awakening is an angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.