PREVIEWS

ILLUSION THEATER: "Fruit Fly: The Musical." A tale of friendship told by Broadway veteran and Minneapolis transplant Michael Gruber. Previews 8 p.m. Thu. Opens 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $10-$25. Ends April 11. 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-339-4944.

PARK SQUARE THEATRE: "Shooting Star." A bittersweet comedy about middle age. Previews 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. next Sun. $27-$60. Ends April 19. Historic Hamm Building, 20 W. 7th Pl., St. Paul. 651-291-7005.

OPENING

FRESHWATER THEATRE COMPANY: "If You Don't Weaken." A woman embarks on a quest to observe a yearlong ritual of mourning. 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. next Sun. $18. Ends April 12. "Recollection Collection." Short plays on the theme of human memory. 7:30 p.m. next Sun. $18. Ends April 8. Nimbus, 1517 Central Av. NE., Mpls. 612-816-8479.

SPECIAL SHOWS

CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRE: "The Gospel According to St. Mark." 3 p.m. next Sun. $20. 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen. 952-934-1525.

Z PUPPETS ROSENSCHNOZ: Monkey Mind Pirates Puppet Show. 2:30 p.m. today. $7.50. Children's Theatre Company, 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-724-1435.

TOURING

ORDWAY CENTER: The Illusionists. 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Fri., next Sun.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. $36-$110. Ends March 29. Ordway Center for the Arts, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. 651-224-4222.

CONTINUING

BLUE WATER THEATRE COMPANY: "This Is Our Youth." In 1982, the last wave of New York City's 1960s-style liberalism comes of age. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Sat. $24. Ends April 19. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls. 763-473-3187.

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

CHILDREN'S THEATRE COMPANY: "Huck Finn." 2 & 5 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat. $10-$58. Ends April 4. 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-874-0400.

GUTHRIE THEATER: "The Nature Crown." Theatre Forever's narrative told through the eyes of a man who is at a crossroads in his life. 1 & 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 1 & 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $22-$30. Ends April 5. 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224.

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST: "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women." 2:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. $19.50-$29.50. Ends April 19. New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-455-9501.

HISTORY THEATRE: "The Debutante's Ball." A comedic coming-of-age story set in Minnesota's Filipino community. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 10 a.m. & 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $15-$38. Ends April 12. 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul. 651-292-4323.

LYRIC ARTS MAIN STREET STAGE: "Good People." A comedy about class and culture. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7 p.m. Thu.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $16-$26. Ends April 4. 420 E. Main St., Anoka. 763-422-1838.

MU PERFORMING ARTS: "The Debutante's Ball." Drama ensues when a group of Filipino girls prepare for a big event. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $30-$38. Ends April 12. History Theatre, 30 E. 10th St., St. Paul. 612-824-4804.

– 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.

PILLSBURY HOUSE THEATRE: "Death Tax." A dark comedy that looks at the tensions between family, money, life and death. 3 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $25. Ends April 5. 3501 Chicago Av. S., Mpls. 612-825-0459.

SAVAGE UMBRELLA THEATER COMPANY: "These Are the Men." A re-imagining of the Oedipus mythology. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri. $24. Ends April 18. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

THEATRE IN THE ROUND: "Anne of Green Gables." 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $22. Ends April 12. 245 Cedar Av. S., Mpls. 612-333-3010.

TORCH THEATER: "Boeing Boeing." A 1960s farce that tells the story of a self-styled American in Paris. 3 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Mon., Thu.-Sat. $8-$30. Ends April 4. Minneapolis Theatre Garage, 711 W. Franklin Av., Mpls. 952-929-9097.

CLOSING

COON RAPIDS COMMUNITY PLAYERS: "Half a Sixpence." A romance is upset when a man gives his girl half a sixpence as a lover's token. 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Fri.; 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sat. $1215. Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Dr. NW., Coon Rapids.

GADFLY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS: "Vile Affections." A gothic thriller surrounding a woman and her spiritual gifts. 3 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Mon., Fri.-Sat. $12-$25. Cedar Riverside People's Center, 425 20th Av. S., Mpls.

GUTHRIE THEATER: "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 7 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; 1 & 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 1 & 7 p.m. next Sun. $15-$72. 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-377-2224.

MUSIC BOX THEATRE: "That Wonder Boy." An exploration of life through the eyes of a youngster who became a comedic artist. 3 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Wed.; 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.

STEPPINGSTONE THEATRE: "Shooting Kabul." Based on the children's book about a young Afghan refugee. 3 p.m. today, Sat.-next Sun.; 10 a.m. Wed.; 10 a.m. & noon Thu.; 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Fri. $12-$16. 55 N. Victoria St., St. Paul. 651-225-9265.

THEATER LATTE DA: "Into the Woods." 2 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE., Mpls. 612-339-3003.

COMEDY

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

RICK BRONSON'S HOUSE OF COMEDY: Alonzo Bodden. 7:30 p.m. Thu.; 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. Fri.; 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $24.95. 8100 24th Av. S., Bloomington. 952-858-8558.

DANCE

ARENA DANCES: 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $30. Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. 612-804-0238.

CONTINENTAL BALLET COMPANY: "Swan Lake." 3 p.m. today, next Sun.; 7:30 p.m. Sat. $13-$25. Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington. 952-563-8561.