PREVIEWS

BRAVE NEW WORKSHOP: "Fifty Shades of Gravy." Previews 7:30 p.m. Tue., Thu. 8 p.m. Fri.; 5 & 8 p.m. Sat. $18-$36. Ends May 2. 824 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-332-6620.

OPENING

FRIDLEY COMMUNITY THEATRE: "The Mousetrap." An Agatha Christie murder mystery. 6 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. next Sun. $15-$25. Ends Feb. 22. Fridley Community Center, 6085 NE. 7th St., Fridley. 763-502-5100.

GUTHRIE THEATER: "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." An adaptation of the Mark Twain novel. 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $15-$39. Ends March 1. 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224.

LAKEVILLE AREA ARTS CENTER: "Honk!" 7 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $13. Ends Feb. 22. 20965 Holyoke Av., Lakeville. 952-985-4640.

LYRIC ARTS MAIN STREET STAGE: "Into the Woods." 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $16-$26. Ends March 8. 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838.

MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY: "Stars of David." A musical revue based on the book by Abigail Pogrebin. 8 p.m. Sat.; 1 & 7 p.m. next Sun. $19-$28. Ends March 8. Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul. 651-647-4315.

PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS: "Disney's Aladdin Jr." 7 p.m. Fri.; 1 & 4 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $16-$21. Ends March 1. 109 Locust St., Hudson, Wis. 1-715-386-8409.

THEATRE IN THE ROUND: "The Drawer Boy." An actor visits the home of two farmers to research rural life for a new play. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $22. Ends March 8. 245 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-333-3010.

WORKHAUS COLLECTIVE: "Skin Deep Sea." A fantasia of late 19th-century robber barons, magical mermaids and drunken pirates. 8 p.m. Thu.-next Sun. $20. Ends Feb. 21. Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Av., Mpls.

SPECIAL SHOWS

AMES CENTER: Cirque Ziva. 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$40. 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.

SANDBOX THEATRE: "Marie-Jeanne Valet, Who Defeated La Bête du Gevaudan." 2 p.m. next Sun. $24. Ends Feb. 20. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-340-0155.

TOURING

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: Shen Yun. 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. next Sun. $54-$154. Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

MYSTIC LAKE HOTEL AND CASINO: "Elvis Lives." An Elvis tribute show. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $21-$29. 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake. 952-445-9000.

CONTINUING

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. Wed., Fri.; 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat. $10-$58. Ends Feb. 22. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-0400.

FRANK THEATRE: "Love and Information." Caryl Churchill's look at the consequences of society's constant appetite for knowledge. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; noon Wed.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $22-$25. Ends Feb. 22. Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE., Mpls. 612-724-3760.

HISTORY THEATRE: "God Girl." A spirited woman enters the master of divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15-$38. Ends March 1. 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul. 651-292-4323.

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

NIMBUS: "In the Age of Paint and Bone." 3 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $10-$18. Ends March 1. 1517 Central Av. NE., Mpls. 651-229-3122.

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.

PHOENIX THEATRE: "American Midget." A man finds himself continually at odds with his mother. 5 p.m. today, next Sun.; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $17-$20. Ends Feb. 22. 2605 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-432-2896.

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

SABES JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER: "I and You." A man volunteers to help a new acquaintance with an English project. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $16-$20. Ends Feb. 22. 4330 S. Cedar Lake Rd., St. Louis Park. 952-381-3400.

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

STEPPINGSTONE THEATRE: "Four Little Girls." Four children are killed in a Birmingham church bombing. 3 p.m. today, Sat.-next Sun.; 10 a.m. & noon Wed.-Thu.; 10 a.m., noon & 7 p.m. Fri. $12-$15. Ends Feb. 22. 55 N. Victoria St., St. Paul. 651-225-9265.

SWANDIVE THEATRE: "Defying Gravity." A free-structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster. 2 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Wed. $24. Ends Feb. 21. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 612-548-1171.

THEATER LATTE DA: "Oliver!" 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 8 p.m. Sat. Ends March 1. Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-339-3003.

YELLOW TREE THEATRE: "The Woman in Black." A young lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in storytelling. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $18-$25. Ends March 8. 320 5th Av. SE., Osseo. 763-493-8733.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY: "Home on the Mornin' Train." Two stories of courage and faith between a Jewish girl and a young runaway slave. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 7:30 p.m. Sat. $12-$15. Ends Feb. 22. Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. 612-623-9080.

CLOSING

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

ILLUSION THEATER: "These Old Shoes." Transatlantic Love Affair presents a show about an elderly man who prepares to leave his home for a retirement community. 7 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $17-$25. 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-339-4944.

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

MUSIC BOX THEATRE: "Triple Espresso." 3 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wed.; 1 & 7:30 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.; 5 & 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 & 6 p.m. next Sun. $31-$36. 1407 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-1100.

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

THEATER MU: "Fresh Off the Boat." An exploration of the relationships between U.S.-born Chinese and newcomers. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $10-$28. Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls. 651-789-1012.

COMEDY

ACME COMEDY COMPANY: Mike Lukas. 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.

BRYANT-LAKE BOWL: Valentine's Comedy Night. With Jordan Bainer, Casey Haeg and Joe Halverson. 10 p.m. Fri. $5-$8. 810 W. Lake St., Mpls. 612-825-8949.

RICK BRONSON'S HOUSE OF COMEDY: Jermaine Fowler. 7 p.m. today. $13-$20. 8100 24th Av. S., Bloomington. 952-858-8558.

RUNNING ACES HARNESS PARK AND CASINO: Tammy Nerby. With Dave Johnson and Logan Nielsen. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$18. Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St., Columbus. 651-925-4600.

DANCE

BEYOND BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY: 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $30-$35. Ends Feb. 22. Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE: 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $17-$20. The Lab Theater, 700 N. 1st St., Mpls. 612-333-7977.

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Threads Dance Project. "The Secrets of Slave Songs." 2 p.m. today. $15-$20. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000.