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200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd St. Paul, MN 55107 | West Side - St. Paul | 651-227-1100
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    A flooded parking lot couldn't stop the Centennial Showboat Players, who have finally been able to get a steady run of this year's melodrama, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (With Musical Olios), up...
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    Back in mid-June, the cast and crew of the Minnesota Showboat Players were ready for a full summer of performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde along the Mississippi riverside in St. Paul....
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    Taste of Minnesota isn't the only happening in St. Paul affected by the yesterday's heavy rains. The University of Minnesota's Centennial Showboat announced that it will be postponing...
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    For many years, the annual Showboat Players production has sported a split personality: dramatic melodrama at one end; well-chosen and staged period songs at the other. Sweet Revenge! finds...
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    Each summer, the Showboat Players -- made up of University of Minnesota students -- puts on an old-time melodrama on the Minnesota Centennial Show in St. Paul. While the play is an important...
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    How many best-selling local authors can fit on a boat? A dozen, according to the Books-On-A-Boat Authors Festival. This Wednesday, the crème de la crème of bestselling...
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    Sometimes, summer fun can be too light and slight, as is the case with this summer's University of Minnesota Showboat Players production of The Vampire! The actors are game, but the actual...
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    Gone are the days when showboats roved North American waterways, offering anything-goes entertainment for river-riding passengers. Consequently, audiences may experience some temporal...
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    The Showboat Players are going seriously old school this summer, presenting The Vampire! a melodrama first produced in 1820. That means the piece predates Bram Stoker's famous fanged one by...
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    Before Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, and Stephen Sondheim, there was Sweeney Todd, a penny-dreadful barber who slaughtered his customers and baked up the evidence in meat pies. It's not exactly...
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