Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10 am

Snow White and the Seven Vikings

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$14 - $16
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Excelsior Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Old Log Theatre's Holiday Family Show

This adaptation is the same Snow White Story we have all grown up knowing, with a few fun twists. The Dwarfs are now a bunch of funny gentle Vikings. The play is set in the snow-covered land of Norway. Jealousy and vanity will be exposed while friendship and love will ensure all will live happily ever after.  You won't want to miss Old Log Theatre’s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with a hilarious Norse twist. 

 

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1 pm

Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
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Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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2 pm

A Gone Fishin' Christmas

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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7 pm

Wise One

7:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN

$5-45
Call 612-871-4907
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Presented by Impossible Salt, in collaboration with Minneapolis Music Company
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Wise One follows a young woman seeking welcome on the darkest night of the year, inspired by the Norwegian folk tale "The Seventh Father of the House." Her journey will introduce her to Nordic and Romanian folk characters and customs--nissertomte, fierce animals, and maybe even trolls! Impossible Salt's wild, inimitable style blends drama and with beloved folk songs sung in their original language, as well as new music composed for the production by MMC artistic director, Mischa Santora.

  • Director: Emilia Seay Allen
  • Composer & Music Director: Mischa Santora
  • Assistant Music Director & Instrumentalist: Joshua Weinberg
  • Designers: Ashley Burdash, Amber Lee Olivier & Allison Osberg 
  • Ensemble: Parker Genné, Sean Hansberry, Amber Lee Olivier, Allison Osberg, Gregory Parks

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

Join us in the ballroom on the third floor of the Turnblad Mansion. Performances are free with the price of admission--but seating is very limited!

  • Saturday Nov. 11, 1 p.m., as part of Family Day
  • Wednesday Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec. 13, 7 p.m. as part of Neighborhood Open House. Free admission.
  • Wednesday Dec. 21, 7 p.m. as part of Winter Solstice.

COCKTAIL PARTIES

For these sexy and exclusive after-hours performances, we'll be performing in the beautiful Grand Hall, the very heart of Turnblad Mansion. Admission is very limited and includes a tour of the holiday exhibits, as well as holiday appetizers and drinks created by Fika.
Tour begins at 6; performance is at 7pm. Purchase tickets by clicking on the date you'd like, then proceeding through checkout.

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Feast of Fools

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$5-$22
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by The Interact Center
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools. Featuring Kevin Kling as the masterfully foolish storyteller who brings the action to life, Interact turns The Lab Theater into an enchanted kingdom of intrigue, evil doing, and redemption. Add a live five-piece orchestra with original music by Aaron Gabriel, and enter the rabble.

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She Loves Me

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

$16
Call 507-434-7390
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, shop clerks Amalia and Georg don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts" advertisement in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Inspired by the classic film The Shop Around the Corner (which also served as the inspiration for the hit film You've Got Mail), She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance. Rated PG.

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Cinema Lounge

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

Free!
Call 6128258949

Presented by IFP Minnesota
  • Film
  • Experimental

Cinema Lounge is where independent filmmakers schmooze and make nice. Short Films. Indie Filmmakers. Hell yes. IFP Cinema Lounge is the third Wednesday of each month at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. Ryan Strandjord programs a lineup of 4-5 locally made video projects (20 minutes or less) per screening, which includes anything and everything: narratives, documentaries, music videos, web shows, animation and experimental. After each film is screened, you meet the mind behind the film, as host Josh Carlon conducts a short Q-and-A session with the filmmakers. Following the show, filmmakers and audience members hang around to socialize and drink delicious beer. Oh, and we can't forget to mention the event is FREE!

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Drama

Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, setting into motion a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in complicated relationship with the world.

This 2015 Tony Award winner is sponsored by Magenic.

Admission: There are two ways to see a mainstage performance: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show! 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $25 per person.

Complimentary guaranteed admission and transportation to and from the theatre is available for persons with disabilities and their companions. Contact the box office at (612) 338-6131 for details.

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A Gone Fishin' Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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Katie Kaufmann in Keeper of the Light

Keeper of the Light

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Presented by Katie Kaufmann
  • Drama
  • Experimental

This new physical theater piece from devised theater creator and performer Katie Kaufmann follows an unlikely bond between a modern woman and Ida Lewis, the first woman lighthouse keeper made famous for her heroic rescues at sea in the 1800s. Incorporating physicality, song and shadow puppetry, KEEPER OF THE LIGHT explores isolation, obsolescence, and perseverance, finding parallels motherhood and the duty of light keeping. 

 

This work was developed as part of Savage Umbrella’s Night of New Works program in 2016.

Katie Kaufmann is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Roller Derby Queen

7:30 pm

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St, St Paul, MN 55114

Presented by S.O.S. Theater
  • Comedy

Due to her compulsive consumerism, Florence Alvine Turchin’s house has become, according to her eldest daughter, Ellen, hygienically uninhabitable and financially unsustainable. For Florence, it will be her lucrative retirement fund once she gets “all these treasures up on that there eBay thing-a-ma-jigger”. Florence’s housemate and younger daughter, Mary Elizabeth, just wants to make everyone happy and maintain her personal status quo of work, Wheel of Fortune, Charleston Chews, Mallow Cups and Saturday dates with Abe. When Ellen realizes that her precarious financial situation no longer allows her to carry the cost of her mother’s house, she arrives ready to take charge and move Florence out to greener pastures. Florence doesn’t take too kindly to the intrusion of her bossy daughter, has no intention of abandoning her treasure trove of retirement goods, and is ready to go to battle to prove it.

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