What you could see this weekend…

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Theater Latte Da presents “The Full Monty” at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Theater Latte Da presents a stripped-down version of “The Full Monty” (sorry, I couldn’t resist). The story, which you may remember from the movie, is about a bunch of guys who, when faced with an economic recession, decide to bare it all in the hopes of making some cash. The show opens tonight at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

Ballet of the Dolls presents “Pas de Quatre,” a deconstruction of four ballets made famous by the Ballets Russes: Cleopatra, Sheherazade, The Firebird and Le Dieu Bleu. The company promises, In true Doll style, “No classical music, tutus or tights…….well, maybe tutus.” “Pas de Quatre” runs through October 25.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Northrop Auditorium hosts the world premiere of “Moulin Rouge – the ballet.” It’s the creation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and lest you were hoping for love ballads a la Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, you should know the ballet is set to a compilation of music from French composers at the time the Moulin Rouge was opening.

If you’re getting in the mood for some Halloween scares, The Soap Factory presents “The Haunted Basement,” an artistic re-imagining of your worst fears. This year the theme is “disturbing,” and that means disturbing sights, disturbing sounds, and even disturbing smells. Yikes!

Stay tuned… later today I’ll take a look at the exhibition of masterpieces from the Louvre Collection opening this weekend at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and tomorrow I’ll explore the political conflit behind Mixed Blood’s production “Ruined.”

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