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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.
It's a hard knock life for Annie and the other orphans of Depression Era New York City, under the patronage of the wretched and scheming Miss Hannigan at the Hudson Street Orphanage.
One day, Annie's life is changed for ever when Grace, the beautiful assistant of the enigmatic millionaire Oscar (Daddy) Warbucks comes to ask for an orphan to stay at his mansion for the Christmas holidays.
This begins a wild and mad-cap adventure where Annie's bright and shining personality wins over the crochety business and teaches him the meaning of love, life and looking on the bright side.
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).
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.
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.
What makes that bond between gay men and straight women so special, so necessary, and SO fabulous? Fruit Fly: The Musical was developed and performed by Twin Cities actors Sheena Janson and Max Wojtanowicz, who met as kids in Community Theater in the St. Cloud area. Sheena and Max's weird, wonderful tale of friendship, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival and was expanded at the Illusion's Fresh Ink Series, is told with music by Broadway veteran and recent Minneapolis transfer Michael Gruber, and directed by Nikki Swoboda.
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.
Run away with rapscallions Huck and Jim, finding hijinks and history and hilarity, all wrapped up in one unbreakable friendship. Director Greg Banks (Pinocchio and Robin Hood) has thunk up some whip-smart action and crackling dialogue, with three agile, high-energy actors muscling up Mark Twain's masterwork, transforming from character to character before your eyes. We reckon it's 'bout the best time a "sivilized" soul can have, outside of floating down the Mississip' on a handmade raft.
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.
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.
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
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Comedian and storyteller Bob Stromberg, known for originating the role of "Bobby Bean" in Triple Espresso—A Highly Caffeinated Comedy, goes solo this time, taking us on a captivating journey through life and art. In the process, everyday experiences become anything but ordinary, leading to moments of discovery and unexpected insight.
Bob's gift of mesmerizing narrative is supported by perfectly understated theatrical elements, transporting us into a fascinating, memorable experience. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes reflective, it is a creative journey that boldly embraces laughter, joy and wonder.
Funny. Poignant. Unforgettable.
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.