PREVIEWS

PARK SQUARE THEATRE: "The Color Purple." Previews 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu. 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $35-$68. Ends Feb. 15. Historic Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Pl., St. Paul. 651-291-7005.

PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE: "Pop Up Musical." A combination of Broadway tunes and trivia. Previews 1 p.m. Wed.; 1 & 7:30 p.m. Thu. 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $28-$39. Ends June 14. 2705 N. Annapolis Lane, Plymouth. 763-553-1600.

OPENING

JUNGLE THEATER: "Gertrude Stein and a Companion." 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. next Sun. $25-$43. Ends March 8. 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-822-7063.

MINNEAPOLIS MUSICAL THEATRE: "Calvin Berger." Loosely based on "Cyrano de Bergerac," four high school seniors suffer from unrequited feelings and physical insecurity. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. next Sun. $25-$30. Ends Feb. 15. New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-455-9501.

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY: "Goodnight Moon." 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Sat.; 2 & 4:30 p.m. next Sun. $12-$16. Ends Feb. 16. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. 952-979-1111.

THEATRE NOVI MOST: "Rehearsing Failure." A new play about the former lovers of Bertolt Brecht. 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $24. Ends Feb. 22. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-6338.

SPECIAL SHOWS

AMES CENTER: "1964: The Tribute." 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$50. 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-895-4685.

FITZGERALD THEATER: "A Prairie Home Companion." Live radio show with Garrison Keillor and guests. 4:45 p.m. Sat. $32-$48. Ends Feb. 21. 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-290-1221.

INTERMEDIA ARTS: "U/G/L/Y." The second in a three-part trilogy examining identity. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $15-$18. 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4444.

MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY: "Rose." An elderly woman contemplates memories as she sits shiva. 1 p.m. next Sun. Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Av., St. Paul. $45. Beth El Synagogue. 651-647-4315.

MIXED BLOOD THEATRE: "Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World." A love story centering on an immigrant who falls in love with an American. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Mon. $20. 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls. 612-338-6131.

WALKER ART CENTER: "Cineastas." A theater work by Mariano Pensotti. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. 1750 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-375-7600.

TOURING

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: "Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance!" 1 & 4:30 p.m. today. $22-$79. "I Love Lucy Live." 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 8 p.m. Sat.; 1 & 6:30 p.m. next Sun. $39-$99. State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.

PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE: "Branson on the Road." A road show from Branson, Mo. 2 p.m. today. $28-$39. 2705 N. Annapolis Lane, Plymouth. 763-553-1600.

CONTINUING

BLOOMINGTON CIVIC THEATRE: "La Cage Aux Folles." 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $27-$34. Ends Feb. 15. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8575.

BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP: "Twerking Around the Christmas Tree." 7:30 p.m. today, Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.; 5 & 8 p.m. Sat. $18-$36. Ends Jan. 31. 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-332-6620.

BRYANT-LAKE BOWL: "Party in the Rec Room." Author Lorna Landvik's solo improv show. 7 p.m. today, Fri.-next Sun. $15-$18. Ends Jan. 31. 810 W. Lake St., Mpls. 612-825-8949.

CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRE: "Hello, Dolly." 6:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 8 p.m. Tue., Thu.-Fri.; 1 & 8 p.m. Wed., Sat. $47-$84. Ends Feb. 21. 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.

CHILDREN'S THEATRE COMPANY: "Snowflake." A wordless play that uses physical humor to tell the story of a slightly mad genius. 2 & 5 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat. $10-$58. Ends Feb. 22. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-0400.

MUSIC BOX THEATRE: "Triple Espresso." 3 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Tue.; 8 p.m. Fri.; 5 & 8 p.m. Sat. $31-$36. Ends Feb. 15. 1407 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-1100.

OLD LOG THEATER: "Outside Mullingar." A romantic comedy about two introverts. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 1:30 p.m. Wed.; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 7:30 p.m. Sat. $24-$35. Ends March 7. 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior. 952-474-5951.

PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS: "Pump Boys and Dinettes." A group of gas station employees performs bluegrass on the side. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 3 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. $18-$25. Ends Feb. 1. 109 Locust St., Hudson, Wis. 1-715-386-8409.

PHOENIX THEATRE: "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit." Forbidden from travel, a man turns his isolation to his advantage. 8 p.m. Wed. $10-$12. Ends Jan. 28. 2605 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-377-2285.

SWANDIVE THEATRE: "Defying Gravity." A free-structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster. 2 p.m. today. $24. Ends Feb. 21. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-548-1171.

THEATRE IN THE ROUND: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." An adaptation of the Muriel Spark novel. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $22. Ends Feb. 1. 245 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-333-3010.

CLOSING

LYRIC ARTS MAIN STREET STAGE: "Blithe Spirit." A cantankerous man invites a medium to his house for a seance. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7 p.m. Thu.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $16-$26. 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838.

OPEN EYE FIGURE THEATRE: "A Bright New Noise." Loudmouth Collective presents the story about a disgraced evangelical who flees his rural town for a new life. 8 p.m. today-Mon., Thu.-next Sun. $15. 506 E. 24th St., Mpls. 612-874-6338.

PARK SQUARE THEATRE: "2 Sugars, Room for Cream." Scenes and music tied together by coffee. 2 p.m. today. $25-$58. Historic Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Pl., St. Paul. 651-291-7005.

COMEDY

ACME COMEDY COMPANY: Chris Bliss. 8 p.m. Tue.-Thu.; 8 & 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15-$30. Historic Itasca Building, 708 N. 1st St., Mpls. 612-338-6393.

BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP: The Promiscuous Hostility Standup Showcase. 8 p.m. Thu. $5. 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-332-6620.

RICK BRONSON'S HOUSE OF COMEDY: Donnell Rawlings. 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Fri.; 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $22.95. 8100 24th Av. S., Bloomington. 952-858-8558.

SHOOTING STAR CASINO: Ralphie May. 8 p.m. Fri. $10-$25. 777 Casino Rd., Mahnomen, Minn. 1-218-935-2711.