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From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling production filled with beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. It's an extraordinary theatrical event in which one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin features songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies). The lyrics are by Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony winner Tim Rice (The Lion King), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
It's summertime in Kent, and Charles Condomine is working on his latest novel, The Unseen. As part of his research, he and his wife Ruth host a séance with an eccentric medium known as Madame Arcati and invite their friends to play along. But the evening takes a supernatural turn when Arcati conjures Charles' first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for five years and doesn't have plans to leave.
Is our capacity for love greater than that for violence? In northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret wedding ceremony. But when an escalating civil war encroaches on their fragile union, they cannot escape its reach. Confronting the cost of intolerance, this powerful drama examines violence, the struggle to rebuild, and the human capacity for love and forgiveness.
Audience advisory: This play contains gunshots, strong language, and adult content.
The Midwest premiere of Hansol Jung's drama, directed by Signe V. Harriday.
A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a "bah humbug" until he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Throughout a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present, and the grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. A Christmas Carol, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, is a perennial favorite that continues the Guthrie Theater's holiday performance tradition for the 43rd year.
It has been 75 years since Anne Frank was given a diary by her father. Revisit this poignant classic yourself and share it with the young people in your life. You'll be inspired by the hope of a young girl who, in the midst of the Holocaust, could write: "In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart…if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again."
The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. This means, unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime with the most accurate detailed information. Each ticket to our fully interactive murder mystery show includes an interrogation reception along with a four course meal including appetizers, mixed green salad, choice of entrée and dessert.
For the holiday season, hot off its hit New York run, comes an uproariously funny new play from playwright and actor Colman Domingo (Wild With Happy, star of The Scottsboro Boys and Selma). Dotty and her three adult children are home for the holidays in West Philly, but this year there is more than presents and yuletide on their mind. While Dotty fights to maintain a grasp on her memory, brother and sisters collide in a riotous midlife family brawl where losing your mind and losing your sanity are two different things.
A world-premiere adaption of Henrik Ibsen's play, An Enemy of the People follows Dr. Stockmann, who aims to expose dangerous water pollution in a Norwegian spa town's public baths. At first, he's seen as a hero, but gradually the whistleblower comes under fire for publicizing a problem that could destroy the town's economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama reveals the dangers a single person may face in a quest for truth.
There's something old, something new, and something borrowed in this feisty, heartwarming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for a wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when their daughter requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, all hell breaks loose and the rehearsal dinner can't come soon enough.
The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theater, and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café.
Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti's 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan. Two proper Victorian sisters return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Blending music, poetry, and entrancing imagery, the play weaves an enchanted spell that will linger long in the memory. The Sunday matinee will be followed by a discussion session facilitated by Andrew Elfenbein, chair of the University of Minnesota English Department to explore the poem, its themes, and the historical context.
Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive couple living in San Francisco. It is 1967 when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African-American doctor 14 years her senior. They're in love, and they want the Draytons' blessing for their marriage — today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness, but now they are forced to put their values to the test. Based on the iconic film, this classic is a witty and insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices.
The hilarious follow-up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown into a midlife crisis and are forced to reconsider their dreams for a comfortable retirement. In an attempt to make the sparks fly again (and keep costs down), they forego their usual summer cottage for a humble campsite and a copy of Camping for Dummies. The new environment isn't the only challenge they face as they examine their relationship in the tangle of the wilderness.
Winner of two 2017 Tony Awards!
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, Indecent was inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, in which a Jewish brothel owner learns of the lesbian romance between his 17-year-old daughter and a prostitute. Vogel's play with music charts the journey of Asch's controversial drama, which was upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some and reviled as an act of obscenity by others. Eight actors play music as well as almost 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history.
Out of the era of Ziegfeld Follies, George White's Scandals, The Passing Shows, and others that made Broadway, Irving Berlin's Music Box Revues was among them. The Music Box Revue of 1921 was at the beginning of the Jazz Age. The show is filled with music which will delight your heart, wiggle your toes, and make you leave with a song in your voice. With comedy sketches laced throughout, you'll laugh as audiences did so many decades ago. Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd brings you the first ever fully staged historical revival of Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue 1921. Based on the original piano score, this production is a fully realized combination of all aspects of Irving Berlin's genius. Jerome Kern commented, "Irving Berlin has no place in American Music. He is American Music." Newly orchestrated for a simple pit orchestra, along with a complex piano score denoting Berlin's distinctive style, the production features a talented cast of regional performers.
Vocalist Connie Evingson returns to Jazz at the Jungle select Sundays following opening night.
The game's afoot in this hilarious thriller that's anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs. When the wealthy Henry Baskerville is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors, Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit.
She's a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean dramas (soap operas with fantasy plotlines). He's the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one's virginity. A world premiere by Mu Performing Arts, directed by Randy Reyes.
As an Elvis impersonator at Cleo's bar, Casey had everything going for him, including a new sequin jumpsuit. But just like that, he loses his gig, rent is overdue, and his wife announces that there's a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, all hands are on deck for Casey's transformation. He always knew he'd be a star — but not quite like this. With zingers and showstopping numbers, The Legend of Georgia McBride makes for a wildly entertaining show.
Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics, headlines, and legislation through a satirical lens focused entirely on issues affecting the state. Each taping features updates and news segments from the Minnesota Tonight team on what's going on in Minnesota as well as musical guests, audience interaction, and an open bar. Get informed, have a laugh, and rock out with Minnesota Tonight!
In a tiny and cramped college dorm room, Nessa and Brill have just met as incoming freshman roommates. Nessa is brimming with energy, while Brill never leaves the room. There's something mysterious and important Brill is doing and if she stops doing it, even for a moment, people will die. mONSTER is a play about the dark and savage places of the internet.
Clear your calendars — it's the event of the year! Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis is playing host to the incredible Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker and it's going to be out of this world!
Advicecast kings and the siblings of My Brother, My Brother and Me, Travis, Justin, and Griffen McElroy, are coming to Orpheum Theatre Minneapolis to tackle your questions with wit, warmth, wackiness, and occasional wisdom!
"We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It's both terrifying and humbling to behold."
Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new production, driven by music and the clashing cultures of Latino, white, and black migrant workers, puts you in the gritty palm of the American spirit. John Steinbeck's classic drama, directed by Annie Enneking.
Opening for the first time in London in 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest achievement, The Phantom of the Opera, won both the Tony Award and the Oliver Award in its first year. The second longest-running West End musical in history, topped only by Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera has endured a lifespan of almost 40 years in production, and four years ago saw its 100,000th Broadway performance — the first musical in history ever to do so. Today, this legendary show has grossed more than $846 million, and has been seen by more than 130 million people across the planet. The Phantom of the Opera may well hold the title of most financially successful entertainment event EVER!
Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit — a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately, they've left the score in London! They scramble to recreate the show with only the clothes in their trunks and shipmates for a cast. All the music you love in this hilarious steampunk operetta at sea. Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy-musical gets a fresh twist in this new production conceived and directed by Doug Scholz-Carlson.
Back by popular demand! The proud but poor Younger family captivated audiences with their passion, hope, and zest for living in the face of adversity. A life insurance legacy ignites dreams for a home, education, and ultimately a destiny they can call their own in the first Broadway play by an African-American woman.
Set in Verona, where the rival houses of Capulet and Montague are embroiled in a longstanding feud, Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare's famous tale of star-crossed lovers, filled with all the passion and violence of young love. Having inherited the deep-seated resentments of their parents, young people find love across a great divide. Underscored by ingenious wit and astonishing beauty, the play pits the bitterness of resentment against the intensity of romance.
Get ready for a night of exceptional hilarity!
Lillian Hellman began Watch on the Rhine in August 1939, during the weeks prior to the official onset of World War Two. The play debuted in 1941, eight months before the United States entered the war. In its depiction of a family that struggles to combat the rise of fascism, Watch on the Rhine emerges as a timely examination of moral obligation, sacrifice, and what it means to be American.
Devastated by his father's death and disgusted by his mother's hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark's Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him — driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare's finest masterpieces. A world premiere adaptation, adapted and directed by Joel Sass.