Theater & Film

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

Photo by Dan Norman
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




Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave., Mpls. 55454 • 612-333-3010
Red Herring
Photo by Ron Ravensborg. It’s 1952: America’s working on the H-bomb and watching “I Love Lucy” every Monday night … Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Communist spy … and police detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped a body in the Boston Bay. “Red Herring” is a screwball romantic comedy, a hard-boiled mystery, and a total spoof of film noir movies, the Cold War, and America in the ’50s.
July 7-30




Casket Cinema
145 17th Ave. NE, 55413

Guthrie Theatre
818 S. 2nd St.
Sunday in the Park with George
Inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous painting, this dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, two of the greatest musical theater artists of our time, merges past and present into a poignant and sophisticated exploration of what it takes, and what it costs, to be an artist. George is an obsessive painter who risks it all, including his relationship with his lover Dot, to complete his latest masterpiece. A century later, George’s great-grandson is working as an artist in New York City. In search of inspiration, he soon discovers that the answer to his future is painted clearly in his past.
Through August 20

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.
The Story of Crow Boy

The intriguing life story of Taro Yashima, who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, offers compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately, joy. Yashima reminds us what it means to be human, and provides understanding into the complexities of cultural survival. This production draws on his searing graphic autobiographical and luminous fictional books, including the Caldecott Honor Award-winning “CROW BOY” (1956) about a young boy who learns to sing the “voices of crows” in defiance of his years of being bullied.
July 13-25

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Fly By Night
Set against the backdrop of 1965’s East Coast blackout, this musical is an ode to young love in a world filled with darkness. In a story both hilarious and bittersweet, a melancholy sandwich maker’s life is changed forever by two captivating sisters. With a score that will stay with you, “Fly By Night” reminds us that, “life is not the things we do … it’s who we’re doing them with.”
Through July 23

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.

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

Roosevelt High School Theater
4029 28th Ave. S.

Semple Mansion
100 W. Franklin Ave.

St. Anthony Main Theatre
Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s Screen #3
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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