Saturday, January 7, 2017

12 pm

A Nice Family Christmas

12:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Hudson House Grand Hotel
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$86 to $44; Evening children 6 to 12, $30
Call 715.386.2394 ext 333
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

Phil Olson, playwright of the popular Don't Hug Me series, has written a new nonmusical comedy, and St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is honored to have received permission to do the Twin Cities premiere of this show. It's Christmas Eve at Helen Lundeen's Minneapolis apartment, three years after her husband died. An unexpected visit from crazy Uncle Bob and their outrageous Grandmother starts the evening on its wild journey in A Nice Family Christmas. Helen's middle son, Carl, has been charged to write an article for his newspaper about Christmas with his family or he's fired. The problem is he doesn't have his family's consent. One by one, we learn about each family members' secrets, problems, and dysfunctions; and when they learn that Carl is writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan! Will the magic of Christmas bring them back together?

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1 pm

Camelot

1:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $85
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Drama
  • Musical

A great American Musical Theatre classic, magically returns to the Main Stage!

Come along to the idyllic kingdom of Camelot. Revel in the rich, deeply romantic legend of King Arthur and his beloved Queen, Guenevere. Celebrate the dashing Sir Lancelot, the gallant Knights of the Round Table, the mystical wizard Merlin and the Lady of the Lake from the mists of Avalon.

Beyond romance, noble quests and magic spells lie twisted plots, inner demons and betrayal – all threatening to snuff out Arthur’s dreams to build the greatest kingdom ever known – one where true justice and compassion reign supreme. The ideals of Camelot are ones we long for in our own day, making Camelot a hopeful legend for all time.

Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair LadyBrigadoon), Camelot is a multi-Tony Award-winner, including one for Best Musical Score. Camelot is based on the King Arthur legends found in T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King.

Rediscover the romance and grandeur of Camelot - at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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3 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

3:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
Buy tickets online

Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

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Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

3:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600 ext.1
Buy tickets online

Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. In Rise Up O Men, series familiars Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson are busy with preparations for the church’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, and the menfolk of the parish have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. 

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7 pm

How To Have Fun In A Civil War

Children's Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

$ 12.99
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ifrah Mansour
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

How To Have Fun In A Civil War

Written & performed by Ifrah Mansour

Minnesota-based Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour revisits her childhood memories during the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor, and provide a voice for the stories of children. How to Have Fun in a Civil War, is a one-act seventy minute multimedia play, which explores war from an idyllic viewpoint of a seven year old Somali girl. The play layers multiple narratives taken from community interviews to tell a captivating story about resilience while pushing audience to engage in a healing process that is still raw for survivors of the war.

LOCATION: COHEN Stage at Children's Theatre Company 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

SCHEDULE

Friday, Janaury 6,  7:00pm 

Saturday, Janaury 7, 7:00pm 

Sunday, Janaury 8,   3:00pm 

Tickets $12.99 Presale ends on 10/1/16

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"Let's Kill the Boss"

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Park Plaza Hotel
4460 W 78th St Cir, Bloomington, MN 55435

$67.75 Includes show, dinner, all taxes and fees.
Call 7635662583
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Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

It's 2M's annual "Employee Appreciation Night", and everyone is ready to celebrate. But a 10 year curse threatens to derail the proceedings. Mysterious disappearances, stolen blueprints, lax security...and the "Big Cheese" is in the crosshairs. But remember, you can't spell "manslaughter" without "laughter".

A perennial favorite, “Let’s Kill the Boss” is our longest-running show. A goofy spoof of corporate culture, you’ll wish YOUR workplace was this much fun!

Mystery Cafe dishes out a hilarious comedy caper, in which you and your table are invited to solve the crime...all while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal.

Upon arrival, you’ll be seated by members of the cast. The show consists of four acts, in between which you’ll be given a course...and a clue. You’ll also be provided with “Mystery Money,” so you can bribe characters for more information.

The clues point to one answer, and a prize is awarded to our “Super Sleuth” winner. We also give prizes for the most...shall we say...“creative” answer. Right or wrong, you’ll be laughing all the way to the solution. You may not crack the case, but you’ll certainly bust a gut!

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Party in the Rec Room

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$20/$18 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Lorna Landvik
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Don’t make resolutions in the New Year – make reservations to PARTY IN THE REC ROOM! Join local author and actor Lorna Landvik as she throws another comedy bash, filled with characters created on the spot and margaritas created in a blender. Remember, if it’s 2017 – it’s time to party!

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Resolutions: A Collection of One-Act Plays

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Michael Servetus Unitarian Society
6565 Oakley Drive Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432

Pay-What-You-Will ($5 Suggested)

Presented by Applause Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

It's the time of year for making resolutions, but how do we find resolution?
Join us for an evening of four short plays that offer very different views of how we search for answers.

Don't miss the re-staging of "The Cage" by local playwrights Cori PauletVicki Lunde, and Terry Newby. The premiere of this play in September was so successful we're bringing it back. Also including "Old Boyfriend" by Neil LaBute, "The Beggar and The King," by Winthrop Parkhurst and "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. 

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Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

7:30 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600 ext.1
Buy tickets online

Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. In Rise Up O Men, series familiars Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson are busy with preparations for the church’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, and the menfolk of the parish have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. 

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Almost, Maine

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave # 215, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Presented by Mosaic Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Nine Muses of Greek Mythology were deities that gave artists, philosophers, and individuals the necessary inspiration for creation. We're just a collection of local Twin Cities artists that happen to be inspired by theatre.

We're excited to announce our debut show - John Cariani's Almost, Maine. Almost, Maine comprises nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town. 

The New York Times says:

"There are things you should know about the weird and wondrous Maine town called Almost. It is the sort of place where a young woman, if she had a broken heart, might put all 19 pieces inside a brown paper bag and carry it around. The kind of town where a guy cannot deny that he has fallen in love because he suddenly starts falling down. . .A town where you can get up from a park bench, walk around the world and return by the end of Act II. Where the local hangout is the Moose Paddy and, as the waitress points out, 'Drinks are free if you’re sad.'"

Featuring:
Taylor Evans
Mike Hentges
Emma McKenzie
Tori Ruckle
Henry Southwick
Amy Vickroy

Directed by Justin DeLong

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$29 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Musical

The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny CASH, Jerry Lee LEWIS, Carl PERKINS and Elvis PRESLEY together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

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Silent Sky

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$16-$30
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy

By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Anne Byrd

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the late 1800s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. In her free time, Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, while also taking measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

Described as “sheer magic…with bursts of smart, infectious humor” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Silent Sky is the true, startling, and entertaining story of a brilliant history-making woman told on an intimate scale.

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The Bernice Project

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$18-$20
Call 612-377-2285
Buy tickets online

Presented by Arts Nest Fledgling Program
  • Drama

After her soldier boyfriend abandons her during World War II, Bernice must fight her family, her church, and her community to keep her daughter. 

Based on a true story. 

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Triple Espresso

7:30 pm

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 - $38
Call 612-455-9501
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Century Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist Hugh Butternut, magician Buzz Maxwell and comic Bobby Bean reluctantly reveal the details in a high-energy joy ride that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh!

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The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
Buy tickets online

Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

Read more

Triple Espresso

7:30 pm

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145 Minneapolis, MN 55403

$20 - $38
Call 612-455-9501
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Century Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist Hugh Butternut, magician Buzz Maxwell and comic Bobby Bean reluctantly reveal the details in a high-energy joy ride that will make you laugh and laugh and laugh!

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Liberty Falls, 54321

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$20 - $32
Call (612) 333-7977​​
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Moving Company theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Liberty Rose Johnson from Liberty Falls, Wisconsin is turning 105! So, of course, the civil residents of Liberty Falls, right off Highway 47, and just up Constitution Creek, are planning a big old celebration — songs and speeches, a cavalcade of distinguished dignitaries, and cake! But, OH NO — things don’t go quite as planned.

 

Join THE MOVING COMPANY for this Operatic Comedy - loaded up with lots of laughs, lots of singing, some dancing and, of course, cake.

 

We feel it's the right time to make a show that embraces our ugly side. 

That confronts all the wrong things we’re hearing right now. 

And allows us to laugh at it. We have to laugh. And maybe even find the beauty in it.

 

So, come on over to Liberty Falls, 54321, and have a good laugh. Even if you feel bad about it.

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8 pm

Out There 2017

8:00 pm

Walker Art Center, McGuire Theater
725 VINELAND PLACE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55403

$25-$28
Call 612-375-7600
Buy tickets online

Presented by Walker Art Center
  • Dance
  • Experimental

A Festival of Performance Alternatives

Intent on flipping expectations and blurring lines, Out There brings some of the world’s most intriguing experimental theater and performance works to the Twin Cities. Beginning as a modest two-weekend series, it has grown into a full-fledged monthlong festival featuring new global performances, workshops, dialogue sessions, salons, and other activities. We invite you to open your mind, brave the cold, and get Out There with us this January! View our website for more information on the artists and shows.

 

Save with an Out There Series Package

Ticket package includes all four Out There shows: $79.50 ($74.20 Walker members). Purchase a series package online, visit the Walker box office, or call 612.375.7600.

 

Get More Out There

Don’t miss your chance to talk with the artists and each other throughout the four-week festival. The lounge in the Cityview Room is open one hour before and after all shows.

  • Thursdays
    Meet the artists at a postshow reception in the Walker Lounge.

  • Fridays
    Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists.

  • Saturdays
    Out There artists share their creative processes with demonstrations and hands-on workshops on Saturday mornings. In the evening, join a postshow conversation.

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24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2017

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$22
Call 612-721-1186
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Six new plays created in just 24 hours with some of the Twin Cities' most bad-ass female theatre artists! "The resulting plays could crash and burn, turn out mind-blowingly awesome, or maybe a head-spinning combination of the two." (City Pages)

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Camelot

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $85
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Drama
  • Musical

A great American Musical Theatre classic, magically returns to the Main Stage!

Come along to the idyllic kingdom of Camelot. Revel in the rich, deeply romantic legend of King Arthur and his beloved Queen, Guenevere. Celebrate the dashing Sir Lancelot, the gallant Knights of the Round Table, the mystical wizard Merlin and the Lady of the Lake from the mists of Avalon.

Beyond romance, noble quests and magic spells lie twisted plots, inner demons and betrayal – all threatening to snuff out Arthur’s dreams to build the greatest kingdom ever known – one where true justice and compassion reign supreme. The ideals of Camelot are ones we long for in our own day, making Camelot a hopeful legend for all time.

Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair LadyBrigadoon), Camelot is a multi-Tony Award-winner, including one for Best Musical Score. Camelot is based on the King Arthur legends found in T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King.

Rediscover the romance and grandeur of Camelot - at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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