Atim Opoka (bottom center) as Gary Coleman, surrounded by the puppet residents of Chameleon Theatre Circle’s production of Avenue Q. Photo by Kari Elizabeth Godfrey.
Rain may be dogging the Twin Cities until Sunday morning, but there’s plenty going on to do. Here are our staff’s weekend picks:
Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Avenue Q
Can’t get enough of puppets after Game of Thrones: The Musical closed? Do you think what Sesame Street needs is more cursing, adult subject matter, and life-after-elementary school advice? Then head on down to the Ames Center for the Performing Arts in Burnsville, MN for the opening weekend of Avenue Q. This musical was written by veteran Sesame Street writers Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and has all of the authentic feel with a whole lot more adult humor. Richard William Kopf directs.
Chameleon Theatre Circle’s production of Avenue Q opens Friday, Sept. 23 at the Ames Center for the Performing Arts in Burnsville, and plays through Sunday, October 16.
Minnesota Opera presents Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette
Soprano Angela Mortellaro (Juliette) described Charles Gounod’s opera as having some of the most beautiful music ever written, which has delighted audiences across the world since its debut. As The Musical World noted, “Seldom has a musical event of equal and similar importance been received with such unanimous favor.”
Minnesota Opera’s production of Romeo et Juliette opens Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and plays through Saturday, Oct. 2.
The Women and Money Project – A Visual Arts Exhibition
This group art exhibition and public discussion series investigates and explores popular and personal understandings of the relationships of women, art, money, exchange, and social hierarchies.
Free. The Women and Money Project exhibition can be seen now at the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities-West Bank campus at 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Runs through Saturday, Dec. 10.