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GO! Run through the hallways, backways, stairways and sneakyways of CTC on a unique, immersive adventure. SHHH! Don't get caught—you're on a thrilling, top-secret mission to infiltrate an enemy submarine and capture a deadly foe. DUCK! Keep ready to move and think fast, because your commander is on his last nerve. RUN! 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a performance you'll never forget because you're knee-deep in the action. HALT! The final twist: an ending you'd never expect and a difficult choice that only you can make.
After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
Program: Bach Violin Concerto in E Major, Handel Concerto Grosso op.6, Bach Sinfonia from Cantata 42, Zelenka Symphonie a 8 Concertante in A minor.
Andrew Altenbach, conductor wth soloist Jorja Fleezanis (violin).
Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, makes its American premiere directed by Joel Sass and performed by University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program's Senior Company. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to admit women, Tess Moffat and her fellow "first years" fight for the right to graduate and end up changing the future of education.
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus is confident and charismatic, and he wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. But his differences lead classmates to lash out with slurs tinged with more than a little jealousy. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
Inspired by the McCarthy-era Communist witch hunts, Miller's masterpiece of good and evil is being revisited at the Guthrie for the first time in four decades. Under the keen direction of Joe Dowling, whose productions of Miller's All My Sons and Death of a Salesman are raved about to this day, this stirring production features an impressive cast of more than 20 actors.
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.
This season the Guthrie will present DeMayda'd, a Mu Performing Arts developmental work by and featuring Twin Cities pop funk musician Mayda Slice, directed by Mu Artistic Director Randy Reyes (Guthrie: as an actor in M. Butterfly, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Government Inspector). This one-woman show in concert format will play a limited engagement.
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.
The Guthrie presents Joe Chvala's Flying Foot Forum in an evening of foot-stomping, heart-stopping percussive dance, both classic and new. This production will feature some of Flying Foot Forum's most popular and defining works, including "Soft Shoes," "All of One Size" and "Berserks," alongside three new pieces.
Toby and Mia are graduate students with a baby on the way. Toby, an assistant coach in a famous collegiate sports program, stumbles upon a secret that threatens to throw their entire future into jeopardy. As the couple is caught between honesty and loyalty, Mia embarks on a journey to discover who she really is and—given the world she's in—whether doing wrong is the only way left to do right.
Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is a unique examination of all things girly.
Born out of the earnest and sweetly ridiculous writings the two authors discovered in their girlhood diaries, the Girls Only mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos will remind you that underneath, women all have very funny and very charming feminine similarities.
Warning: This show contains feminine subject matter including teenage diaries, breast feeding, tampons, shadow puppets, pantyhose, menstrual cycles, slumber parties, menopause and maxi pads.
Special pricing for Seniors 65+ ($25.50) and Students with valid ID ($17.50). One ticket per student ID.
After his son runs off to find his fortune, Pridamant seeks the aid of an eccentric illusionist; a sorcerer with the ability to conjure images and dreams. Scenes from the son's life marvelously appear before them, each an exotic and perplexing situation, each more inexplicable than the last, with varying names, shifting places, and dizzying rivalries. Adapted by Tony Kushner from Pierre Corneille's classic comedy, The Illusion reveals the boy's fate only at the very end, for better or for worse, and that it's not quite what his father was led to believe.
Vocalist Connie Evingson returns to Jazz at the Jungle select Sundays following opening night.
This absorbing new play looks at four 30-something New Yorkers navigating the emotional aftermath of tragedy. Beth lost her husband in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and now, four years later, is dating Ethan. Thanksgiving brings the two together with Ethan's brother, Josh, and his wife, Jessica. Josh, who survived the attack on the towers, is trying to make sense of his life, now with differently held perspectives and values. This insightful play about living and letting go is a moving testament to survival and recovery.
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were thirty. The show features such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Oh, What a Night" and many more.
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.
Set in the provincial Northampton, England, London-bound Charlie Price is surprised to suddenly inherit his beloved father's shoe factory and even more surprised to find that handmade men's dress shoes are no longer quite as in vogue as they used to be. Facing closure, a dejected Charlie chances upon Lola, the charismatic, brassy and fabulous drag queen and finds himself forming an unlikely business partnership, creating custom shoes for drag queens, which will change their lives forever...
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. "…a tour de force… passionate, wise and wonderful." —Talkin' Broadway
When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder engages the services of legendary matchmaker Dolly Levi, he gets much more than he bargained for. Under Dolly's clever guidance, a swirl of innocent clerks, spirited millineresses, snooty waiters and other eccentric characters become delightfully entangled in 19th century New York. Thornton Wilder's hilarious farce about love, money and adventure features the signature humanity, wit and relevance of one of America's greatest playwrights. This joyous romp celebrates the spirit of generosity and living life to the fullest. Presented by Girl Friday Productions.
What will endure when the apocalypse arrives? Anne Washburn's enthusiastically acclaimed comedy begins after an apocalyptic nuclear event has permanently taken down the electrical grid. The survivors, a group of strangers, bond and cling to their culture by recounting the infamous "Cape Feare" episode of The Simpsons. From this meeting, their memories of the TV show become the basis for shaping a new society as the play travels seven years into Act II, then 75 years into Act III, when today's pop culture has become a new generation's mythology. From a bleak rebeginning to a colorful musical finale, Mr. Burns is a wildly inventive exploration of storytelling as the glue that holds us all together.
Summer isn't complete without seeing a spectacular musical at the Guthrie. You know the story about the fast-talking salesman and his money-making scheme to form a boys band in small-town Iowa. (We love when he falls head over heels for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into an honest man.) But you've never seen it here and there's no better time than the present to experience this all-American gem. Overflowing with heart and a parade of toe-tapping songs including "Goodnight, My Someone," "Gary, Indiana," "Till There Was You" and "Seventy-Six Trombones," this Tony-winning classic is family entertainment at its best. Secure your tickets now or there may be trouble with a capital "T" when they become scarce!
Tommy is getting by, crashing in his uncle's ramshackle house in Dublin, dodging his estranged family and plotting a parade of get-rich-quick schemes with his buddy. Then one day Tommy defends a destitute woman from a violent attack and a fragile glimmer of hope appears.
How do we know who we are? Juliana Smithton is a renowned neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment. But her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped and her health is in danger. In this riveting and haunting new play, Juliana is forced to rebuild her life when nothing, not even her memory, is as it seems. "…White jigsaws together details until they form a full picture, complete with a touching emotional kick." —New York Daily News
Program: Bach Cantata 106 "Actus Tragicus", Bach Cantata 131 "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir", Brandenburg No. 6, Schutz Psalm 130 "Aus der Tiefe."
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.
Guess who's coming to town. Why is a groom missing? Why did a bride discard her wedding gown? Why is there a dead body in the ice palace? The Winter Carnival mystery is hardly elementary, and Saint Paul needs Sherlock Holmes's legendary powers of deduction. Based on Larry Millett's lauded novel, this gleeful whodunit is both wholly original and an homage to all things Holmes.
It's a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She's stayed true to their old hippie life, but he's gone conservative – complete with middle management, wife and daughter. As the blizzard swirls, and Elena and Reed laugh, chat and drink the night away, they revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined and face a future neither dare predict. "…A quick and sharp play about our lives, one that gives us all the fun and all the tears of our times." —NPR
Does art imitate life? Or does life imitate art? From Pulitzer finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)) is this wickedly clever and charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss — or when actors share a real one. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. The New York Times hailed Ruhl's new play a "daffy comedy about the emotional pitfalls of the acting life."
Sandbox Theatre brings rich, visual storytelling to an all new ensemble-created exploration of Karel Čapek's 1936 sociopolitical sci-fi tale of corruption, selfishness and absurdism. Told with Sandbox's signature stylized design, movement and language, War With the Newts promises a sprawling, sharp-witted commentary on profit-first economies, the dangers of pride and nationalism, and a stern warning of our self-destructive nature.
Directed by wunderkind John Command, this show takes off like a shot and rarely descends to earth thereafter! When a Kander and Ebb heroine cries out "Sometimes you're happy and sometimes you're sad, but the world goes 'round," she really means it, just as she means that life is a cabaret old chum, or maybe this time she'll win! You won't want to miss what promises to be the hit of the season!
Director Gary Gisselman makes his Jungle debut with this production of America's most beloved classic comedy. Universal and timeless, the play concerns itself with the path to happiness: tune out the world, find your own personal freedom and live life to the fullest!