Performing Arts – Plan Ahead Calendar


We love theatre and music and all the performing arts. We also recognize they take some pre-planning. We’ll keep a running list of current and upcoming performances on this page so you can peruse ahead and pick your favorites.

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PLAYING NOW OR SOON

• Every Thursday-Saturday: ComedySportz Twin Cities | Calhoun Square, Uptown Minneapolis • Family-friendly improv comedy show, played as a sport. Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 8pm. • Recommended for grade school and up • Tickets are $10 on Thursdays; $14 adults/$12 for children, students and seniors on Friday/Saturday. (Check Goldstar for discounted tickets!)

March Performing Arts

See Corduroy in March. Reed Sigmund as the Night Watchman in ‘Corduroy’ Photo by Dan Norman111

• Now-5/19/18: Crenshaw | Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins • A world premiere adaptation of the book about a larger-than-life, imaginary cat, based on the book by the Newbery Medal-winning author, Katherine Applegate. • Ages 8+ • Tickets $5-$16.00. (Pay What You Can: 4/29/18 – 2:00 PM)

• Now-5/19/18: The Princess’ Nightingale | Steppingstone Theatre, St. Paul • A twist on the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale about a magical competition between a prince and princess to learn the wonders of their land. • Tickets $12.00-$16.00.

• Now-5/19/18: Jugheads Juggle Jam | Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindberg Drive, Minnetonka • Annual performance for JUGHEADS Youth Juggling Company featuring the entire cast of almost 100 JUGHEADS jugglers! • Tickets: $10.00-$20.00.

Performing Arts - Juggle Jam

Juggle Jam


• Now-5/19/18: Family Concert: Cirque Goes to the Movies | Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis • Minnesota Orchestra plays favorite film scores while acrobats perform • Tickets: $25.00-$65.00.

• Now-5/20/18: Whoever You Are | Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins • A World Premiere that brings to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. • All ages • Tickets $5-$16.00.

• Now-5/20/18: Hairspray Jr. | Youth Performance Company @ Howard Conn Fine Arts Center • Based on the Film and Broadway musical of the same name • Recommended for 3rd grade & up • Tickets $12.00-$15.00. (Goldstar discounted tickets: $7.50!) (Opening Night $5)

• Now-5/20/18: A Wrinkle in Time| Lyric Arts, Anoka • Play based on the novel. This enduring classic is filled with adventure, fantasy, and action, and leads to Meg proving, without question, that love CAN overcome evil. • Ages 5+ (Under 4 not admitted) • Tickets $18.00-$22.00. (Goldstar discounted tickets: $11.00!

• Now-5/26/18: Sparkle Theatricals presents The Room with Closets | Southern Theater, Minneapolis • Take a journey between Argentina and the US and arrive at a deeper understanding of love, human nature, and finding a place to belong when home won’t let you stay. • Tickets: $20-$24 (Use code SPARKLE for $3 off on 5/21).

Performing Arts - The Room with Closets

The Room with Closets. Credit: Galen Higgins and The Southern Theater


• Now-6/8/18: Pippi LongstockingOld Gem Theater, New Richmond • A musical adaptation of the book, follow Pippi Longstocking and Mr. Nilsson on one outrageous adventure after another • All Ages • Tickets: Adults $12; Students/Seniors $10.

• Now-6/10/18: The Lorax | Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis • Another Seuss classic comes to stage at CTC. • All ages • Tickets $15.00-$64.00

• 5/19/18: SPCO Xplorchestra: Xpressive XplorchestraOrdway Center Drake Room, St. Paul • Classical music performance followed by an instrumental trial zone in the lobby after the performance. • Geared for families with children ages 5–9 • Tickets for this event are FREE. Reserve your seats.

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra xplorchestra activity image courtesy of Anna Botz

SPCO xplorchestra – image courtesy of Anna Botz

• 5/20/18: Capella Quirina Neuss | Church of the Assumption, St. Paul l • Capella Quirina, from Neuss, Germany and the Rose Ensemble present an evening of beautiful choral singing.• Tickets $10/Adults & Teens; FREE/children.

Capella Quirina - Performing Arts Calendar

Capella Quirina

 • 5/26/18-5/27/18: Carpe Momentum | Minneapolis Ballet Dancers @ Cowles Center, Minneapolis l • Dance performance blending movement and live projected photography to capture moments.• Tickets $22/Adult; $12/child.

Performing Arts - Summer 2018

Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Driveway Tour Returns with LITTLE GRANDPA’S BIG SURPRISE. June 11 – July 28

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DanceCo

Save the Date for DanceCo in October


OCTOBER 2018 PERFORMING ARTS


Grinch

The Grinch – Back for Another Year at CTC This November – photo by Kaitlin Randolph

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