June 2013 Arts Calendar
What you need to do, see, and hear this month
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Clybourne Park • A star-studded cast—Jim Lichtscheidl, Peter Christian Hansen, Ansa Akyea—tackles race, politics, and the generation gap in this award-winning satirical dramedy. It opens in 1959 as a black family is moving into an all-white north Chicago neighborhood, and ends in the same place in 2009, when the situation is reversed. • 6/1–8/4, guthrietheater.org
Urinetown • Bradley Greenwald stars in the musical all about, well, you know. • 6/7–8/4, jungletheater.com
War Horse • The Tony winner (later an Oscar-nominated film) at the Orpheum.
• 6/12–23, hennepintheatretrust.org
The Geriatrical Theatrical • Richard Ooms, Claudia Wilkens, and Sally Wingert spoof aging via song and dance. • Opens 6/4, plymouthplayhouse.com
Twin Cities Jazz Festival • That Prince reportedly parked his limo near Mears Park and listened as Esperanza Spalding played makes this the coolest festival around, even without knowing the headliners. That would be pianist Kenny Werner, drummer Matt Slocum joined by saxophonist Walter Smith III, and pianist Cyrus Chestnut. • 6/27–29, twincitiesjazzfestival.com
Chris Mann • The Voice finalist (and Ben Affleck look-alike) sings at the Pantages.
• 6/4, hennepintheatretrust.org
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis • The legendary jazz masters play the Dakota.
• 6/19–20, dakotacooks.com
Cantus • The men’s chorus, fresh from a Middle East tour, performs cover songs at the Cowles and Harriet Bandshell. • 5/31–6/8, cantussings.org
Dead in Five Heartbeats • Fictional tough guys are played by actual tough guys in this adaptation of Ralph Sonny Barger’s novel of the same name. The film, shot in 24 days, goes inside the world of Hells Angels club members in Arizona. The Hooligans, Alma, The Rollin Knights: they are all here, black-leather jackets and badass tats included. • 6/8, theparkwaytheater.com
Music and Movies in the Parks • The reason we suffer through winter, at a Minneapolis park near you. • Nightly June–August, mplsmusicandmovies.com
The Bedroom Window • Silent movie suspense. • 6/9, heightstheater.com
The Audience • Helen Mirren reprises her role as Queen Elizabeth II in this National Theatre Live broadcast. • 6/29–30, landmarktheatres.com