Theater spotlights: 'Princess Diana the Musical' and 'Junk Song'

  • Updated: July 18, 2013 - 4:30 PM
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Annette Kurek, Gabe Angieri and Angela Walberg in “Junk Song.”

Princess Diana, the Musical

Continues: With Anglophiles gripped in babymania, this tribute to Prince William’s mother lands in Minnesota for the first time. Songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch and writer/actor Elaine Jabenis put the musical together in response to Diana’s death in August 1997. Originally a song cycle, it grew into a scripted show. McKayla Marso, recently seen in the national tour of “Spamalot,” plays the ill-fated princess. Sean Dillon is her husband, Prince Charles. Ross Young directs the Actors Theater of Minnesota production with musical direction from Kevin Dutcher. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Wed.-Thu., 5 p.m. Sun., Camp Bar, 490 N. Robert St., St. Paul, $19.50-$29.50, 800-838-3006 or BrownPaperTickets.com)

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Junk Song

Opening: First-time playwright Meg Lambert puts this musical into the realm of a garage sale where the neighborhood shows up. The cast includes Angela Walberg, Gabe Angieri and Annette Kurek. Becka Linder, who has worked with Theatre Unbound and Pro Rata, directs. (7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends July 27, Nimbus Theatre, 1517 Central Av. NE., Mpls., $20-$35, 800-838-3006 or BrownPaperTickets.com.)

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