Category Archives: Theater

Dr. Deep – “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?”

Dates: Sat & Sun, June 4-5, 2022
+ Sat, June 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM – In person at Dreamland Arts
+ Sun, June 5 at 7:00 PM Central Time – Livestreamed as a Zoom Webinar
Ticket Price: Pay Any Amount (because great wisdom shouldn’t have a price tag)
Ages: Recommended for those slightly jaded and older.
Duration: 1 hr.

Attend in person on Saturday, or watch on Zoom on Sunday. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. Attendees will also be asked to present a state ID when entering the building. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

Dr. Deep: “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?”
A lecture on Ultimate Liberation Philosophy and living in Essential Beingness.

In his newest lecture, designed to be attended either in person or watched virtually on Zoom, the brilliant Dr. Deep provides unique insights into navigating through life during these unprecedented times. He introduces the basic principles of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, and provides razor sharp observations on his research into the intersection of science, spirituality and nonsense.

About Dr. Deep
Dr. Deep is a fictional character, and “Fed Up, or Fulfilled?” is a one-man satirical play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry.

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Dr. Deep’s first lecture (2015), titled “Shake Your Noggin Like a Bobblehead,” premiered at Dreamland Arts, and was presented during Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series. “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” was presented at the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival. “At a Time Like This” (2021) was presented virtually on Zoom.

Rarely has such absolute drivel been delivered with such sly panache.” Read the full review in the Star Tribune by Lisa Brock

If laughter truly is the best medicine, Dr. Deep might just prove a therapeutic treatment for humor-deprived psyches.” Read the full City Pages article by Brad Richason

Dr. Deep and You
Dr. Deep’s lecture has been presented at theaters (Dreamland Arts, Mixed Blood, Illusion Theater), art galleries (2001 A Space), yoga studios (IHT Yoga), organic farms (Dreamacres), in office buildings (Ramsey County), in people’s homes and on Zoom!

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Dates: Jun 17-25, 2022
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+ (all ages welcome)
Duration: 2 hrs., including one intermission
In Person: This event will be performed with a live audience!

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. Attendees will also be asked to present a state ID when entering the building. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

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Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon
by Don Zolidis
Directed by Chad Snyder

The Players
Benjamin Farrey-Latz
Christopher DeVaan
Pat Holt
Amy Luedtke
Lisa Rogers
Debbie Schneider

The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

Note: Some mild adult language.

Produced by arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Full Schedule
Fridays, June 17 & 24 at 7:00 PM
Saturdays, June 18 & 25 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 PM (Matinee)

Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas [Live-streamed]

Dates: Fri-Sat, Dec 10 & 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sat, Dec 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be live-streamed on Zoom.

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Back by Popular Demand for the 3rd Year!
This time we are live-streaming from the Dreamland Arts theater!
Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
Robert Fulghum’s “Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas
Conceived and Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell
Music and Lyrics by David Caldwell
Directed by Gary Davis
Technical Direction by Connor Davis

Our entire cast from the last 2 years has returned! Linda Hayen, Pat Holt, Amy Luedtke, Marie Phillips, Debbie Schneider, Chad Snyder [music director], Stephen Thompson and Megan Gangl [piano]

Holiday stories from the international best-selling author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

Director’s notes: “I wanted to present these stories about how folks view this holiday from many perspectives, from a 3-year-old at daycare to someone looking back at three generations of bell ringing. This play also hits Applause’s sweet spot, ensemble acting and telling a meaningful story. Because this play is first and foremost about storytelling. And isn’t that what we have after all these years of celebrating the holidays with friends and family, stories?” – Gary Davis

Ben Kabou (The Project)

Date: Saturday December 04, 2021
Times: Two shows, at 2:00 and 7:00 PM Central Time
Tickets: $25

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Mohamed Yabdri presents
Ben Kabou (The Project)
performed and directed by Mohamed Yabdri
with text by Khaled Mostapha
performed in Arabic and French
live-streamed on YouTube from the Dreamland Arts stage

Are you theater lovers, and you want to treat yourself to a little moment full of laughter and good humor? Mohamed Yabdri is back performing live – for viewing online – his one man show Ben Kabou (The Project).

Don’t miss this opportunity and reserve your tickets now!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]

Dates: Fri-Sat, November 5 & 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sun, November 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 2 hours, including intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom as a Webinar (view only attendees), and live-streamed with actors performing on the Dreamland Arts stage! We will invite you to interact with the cast and crew following the performance.

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Applause Community Theatre presents
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged]
written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
ACT will be using 3 GoPro cameras to bring this award winning show to your living rooms in living color!

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] was London’s longest-running comedy, running nine years in London’s West End! Join this veteran cast as they live-stream their way through all [yes, all] of Shakespeare’s plays in less than 2 hours. To view, or not to view…

Cast: Ben Farrey-Latz, Pat Holt, Danielle Krivinchuk, Amy Luedtke and Deb Schneider
Director: Gary Davis
Assistant Director/Tech Director: Connor Davis
Artwork by Erin Holt: https://www.eholtart.com/

Produced by arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing.