PREVIEWS

BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP: "Mad Vax: Beyond Measledome." Previews 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $18-$36. Ends Aug. 1. 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-332-6620.

PARK SQUARE THEATRE: "The Language Archive." A quirky fable about finding the words that can change your world. Previews 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $27-$60. Ends May 31. Historic Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Pl., St. Paul. 651-291-7005.

OPENING

COON RAPIDS COMMUNITY PLAYERS: "Here Come the Brides." A man must present a fake bride to his uncle in this three-act comedy. 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. next Sun. $12-$15. Ends May 17. Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Dr. NW., Coon Rapids.

SPECIAL SHOWS

20% THEATRE COMPANY: "Q-Stage." Experimental new works from local artists exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality and more. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. today, Sat.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri. $5-$25. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-227-1188.

FITZGERALD THEATER: "Wits." With actor Danny Pudi and musician Har Mar Superstar. 8 p.m. Fri. $29-$49. 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-290-1221.

TOURING

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: "Jersey Boys." 1 & 6:30 p.m. today. $49-$134. Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.

CONTINUING

BLOOMINGTON CIVIC THEATRE: "Carousel." 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. $27-$34. Ends May 17. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8575.

CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRE: "Disney's Mary Poppins." 4:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 6 p.m. Tue., Thu.-Fri.; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed., Sat. $62-$84. Ends Oct. 24. 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.

ILLUSION THEATER: "For the Loyal." A woman stands up to powerful institutional forces. 7 p.m. today, next Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $20-$35. Ends May 16. 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-339-4944.

INTERACT CENTER FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS: "Plotholes: A Fool's Foibles." An ensemble-created Bouffon Clown piece. 7 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 3 & 7 p.m. Sat. $5-$20. Ends May 16. 1860 Minnehaha Av. W., St. Paul. 651-209-3575.

JUNGLE THEATER: "And the World Goes 'Round." A musical revue celebrating the songs of musical theater collaborators John Kandor and Fred Ebb. 7:30 p.m. today, Tue.-Thu., next Sun.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $28-$48. Ends May 24. 2951 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-822-7063.

MINNEAPOLIS MUSICAL THEATRE: "Happy Days - A New Musical." 2:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Mon., Thu.-Sat. $25-$30. Ends May 17. New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-455-9501.

OLD LOG THEATER: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - The Musical." 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 May 30. 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior. 952-474-5951.

THE OPEN WINDOW THEATRE: "Freud's Last Session." 1:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:45 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $22-$30. Ends May 24. 1313 Chestnut Av., Mpls. 651-336-3302.

PENUMBRA THEATRE: "Detroit '67." To make ends meet, two siblings host basement parties. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. Ends May 17. 270 N. Kent St., St. Paul. 651-224-3180.

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY: "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." 2 & 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Fri.; 1 & 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $12-$16. Ends May 17. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. 952-979-1111.

YELLOW TREE THEATRE: "Next to Normal." Bipolar disorder threatens to destroy a woman's seemingly perfect life. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $18-$25. Ends May 17. 320 5th Av. SE., Osseo. 763-493-8733.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY: "Pecos Bill & Other Tall Tales." 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 7:30 p.m. Sat. $12-$15. Ends May 17. Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. 612-623-9080.

CLOSING

GUTHRIE THEATER: "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play." 1 & 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tue., Thu.-Fri.; 1 & 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $34-$65. 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224.

LYRIC ARTS MAIN STREET STAGE: "Bunnicula." A family comes home to a strange rabbit with sharp fangs. 2 p.m. today; 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat. $10-$18. 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838.

MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY: "Jericho." New Yorkers navigate the emotional aftermath of 9/11. 1 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 8 p.m. Sat. $19-$28. Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul. 651-647-4315.

MINNETONKA THEATRE: "Brigadoon." Two tourists get lost on vacation in Scotland. 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. $12-$20. Arts Center on 7, 18285 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka. 952-401-5898.

MIXED BLOOD THEATRE: "Pussy Valley." Four women make their living as exotic dancers in rural Mississippi. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $20. 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls. 612-338-6131.

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY: "One-Dog Canoe." A youngster takes a canoe trip with her dog in the Minnesota wilderness. 2 & 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Wed.-Thu.; 7 p.m. Fri.; 1 & 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $12-$16. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. 952-979-1111.

COMEDY

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: Bianca Del Rio. 8 p.m. today. $43-$87. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 1-800-982-2787.

RUNNING ACES HARNESS PARK AND CASINO: Mother's Day Weekend Comedy Show. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $20-$25. Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St., Columbus. 651-925-4600.

TREASURE ISLAND CASINO: Williams and Ree. 8 p.m. Fri. $25. 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd., Red Wing, Minn. 1-800-222-7077.

DANCE

TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA: "Narnia: The Ballet." 7 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $18-$34. Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. 952-452-3163.

ZENON DANCE COMPANY: 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $34. Ends May 17. Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-338-1101.