Theater & Film

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317

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Need an escape from 2017? Then Grease is the Word! Harken back to the ’50s, rock ’n roll, high school days, raging hormones and fun times. Great songs, outfits and a whole lot of attitude. Truly a great night to be had by all.
Through October 28





Casket Cinema
145 17th Ave. NE, 55413

Guthrie Theatre
818 S. 2nd St.
The Bluest Eye
Set in 1940s Ohio, a coming-of-age story about Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who wants nothing more than to be loved. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school. By turns beautiful and harrowing, this heartrending adaptation explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.
Through May 21

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
612-623-9080 (box office)

Illusion Theater
Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 8th Floor
528 Hennepin Ave.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake St.

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Lone Star Spirits
When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls’ night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.
Through May 7

Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 S. 31st Ave.
Miss Lulu Bett
A play about a woman who earns her keep by taking care of her sister’s house. Following her marriage to the capricious brother of her sister’s husband, Lulu finds herself at a crossroads in her life. The production is directed by Steven LaVigne, with Autumn L’heureau as Stage Manager. The cast includes Tony Gillen, Coral Bastien, Greg Bastien, Leah Eckardt, Hope Gillen and Kelly Rohde as Lulu Bett.
Performances will be at 7 p.m., with a matinee on May 7 at 2 p.m.. Admission is $12 for Adults and $10 for Students/Seniors. With donations to the Food Shelf, $1 will be taken off the ticket price.
May 5-7 & May 13-14

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 55401

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave. S.

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation
Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is “whitelash” real, or just another piece of “fake news”? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by local writers responding to the deeply partisan split on the direction of our country. In polarizing times of national upheaval and civil unrest, how do we deal with competing truths? Where does the election leave us, as individuals, as communities, as a country? These plays are a personal, powerful and visceral response to the political animosity that has become our post-election reality.
April 19-30

Park Square Theatre
408 St. Peter St., Ste. 110, St. Paul 55102

Roosevelt High School Theater
4029 28th Ave. S.
The Addams Family Musical
Join us for family-friendly fun. Suggested donation of $3, pay as much or as little as you are able, no one will be turned away! All are welcome! Directed by Kristi Johnson with musical direction by Adrian Davis and Daniel Felton. Handicapped accessible. Please contact with any special needs or questions.
April 27-29

Semple Mansion
100 W. Franklin Ave.

St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 S.E. Main St., Mpls. 55414

Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave.

Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Ave. S.

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.

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