Friday, December 22, 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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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

10:00 am
Runs 65 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 VICTORIA ST N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$12-$16
Call 6512259265
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Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WE INVITE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN TO BE OUR GUEST!

This holiday season we invite you and your family to be our guest! SteppingStone Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast reminds us that perseverance, forgiveness, and learning how to be loved can transform us all. Join Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and all your favorite characters for an outing that’s sure to spark joy and warm your heart. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version is a delight and spectacle for all ages!

THE STEPPINGSTONE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

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2 pm

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Choreographer Linda Talcott Lee
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by everyone

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

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7 pm

A Bunch of Letters to Santa

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Comedy

Here’s the story… of one woman, ten characters & a host of holiday hilarity! A booth at the State Fair, revenge on a family member, a patent for the New and Improved Multi Shiv, green beans… not the usual “Dear Santa” requests you would expect. But not unusual for this bunch of merry misfits who tell their tales and pen their letters to Santa.

 

Don’t miss this hilarious Holiday show, a tradition at BLB for more than a decade. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll choke on your fruit cake and laugh eggnog out of your nose!

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

7:00 pm
Runs 65 minutes

  • Closing night

SteppingStone Theatre
55 VICTORIA ST N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$12-$16
Call 6512259265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WE INVITE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN TO BE OUR GUEST!

This holiday season we invite you and your family to be our guest! SteppingStone Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast reminds us that perseverance, forgiveness, and learning how to be loved can transform us all. Join Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and all your favorite characters for an outing that’s sure to spark joy and warm your heart. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version is a delight and spectacle for all ages!

THE STEPPINGSTONE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$18-$25
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company’s production of

Disney’s

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Nov 17 – Dec 28, 2017

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice.
Book by Linda Woolverton.
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth.
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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Join us this holiday season for a “tale as old as time!” The fantastical story of transformation and true inner beauty enchants our main stage this December with some of the most popular songs ever written. Based on the original Tony Award nominated Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, this classic story of Belle and the Beast who must learn to love and be loved will fill your heart and stir your imagination throughout the holidays. We invite your whole family to “be our guest” to share in celebrating the love and joy of this timeless tale.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI.) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Free Performing Artist Pass

The President and The Space Lady

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Sabes JCC Theater
4330 South Cedar Lake Road

Free Pass
Call 9529355762
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Presented by The Park Theater Company
  • Comedy

The President and The Space Lady

A Seriously Silly Christmas Play by playwright Phil Hall is an ensemble comedy that brings the snappy wit of a TV sitcom to a four-dimensional stage setting.

The play takes place in two acts on Christmas Eve in the Oval Office of the White House. Real life issues – transition of power, presidential protocol, national security, peace on earth – are mixed with absurdity, slap stick humor, and huge doses of innuendo and double entendre with tons of laughs … and double chalupas.

“Twas the night before Christmas and all was quiet” – well almost quiet – until an extraterrestrial lands in the Rose Garden. Let the fun begin!

          “When he lost his celibacy, he lost his mind.

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Choreographer Linda Talcott Lee
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by everyone

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

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Free Performing Artist Pass

The President and The Space Lady

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Sabes JCC Theater
4330 South Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park MN 55416

$12- $15
Call 9529355762
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Park Theater Company
  • Comedy

           The President and The Space Lady

A Seriously Silly Christmas Play by playwright Phil Hall is an ensemble comedy that brings the snappy wit of a TV sitcom to a four-dimensional stage setting.

The play takes place in two acts on Christmas Eve in the Oval Office of the White House. Real life issues – transition of power, presidential protocol, national security, peace on earth – are mixed with absurdity, slap stick humor, and huge doses of innuendo and double entendre with tons of laughs … and double chalupas.

“Twas the night before Christmas and all was quiet” – well almost quiet – until an extraterrestrial lands in the Rose Garden. Let the fun begin!

          “When he lost his celibacy, he lost his mind.
       Tonight he's President. Merry Christmas World!”

December 21 and 22 @ 7pm and December 23 @ 2pm

Sabes JCC Theater

4330 South Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park MN 55416

 

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Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

7:30 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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A Klingon Christmas Carol

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Historic Mounds Theater
1029 Hudson Road St. Paul, MN 55106

$18-$35
Call 651-772-2253
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Presented by The Historic Mounds Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This holiday season, the Historic Mounds Theater in St. Paul is presenting the 10th anniversary production of A Klingon Christmas Carol, a retelling of the classic Charles Dickens tale from the original Klingon text, tlhIngan ram nI’ bom or the “Klingon Long Night’s Song.” The play runs December 1st – 23rd at the Historic Mounds Theater. Tickets are on sale now at moundstheater.org.

Originally created as a fundraiser for Commedia Beauregard theatre company, Klingon Christmas Carol was written in 2007 by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Sasha Warren and was originally translated by Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. Since 2007, the show has expanded to productions in Chicago, Cincinnati, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. This year’s production at the Mounds Theater is directed by Aaron Coker and is the first to feature a female SQuja’ (Scrooge), played by Lana Rosario. The show is presented entirely in the Klingon language with English supertitles.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jessica Johnson at 651-772-2253 or email us at [email protected].

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Dot

Park Square Theatre's Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

For the holiday season, hot off its hit New York run, comes an uproariously funny new play from playwright/actor Colman Domingo (Wild With Happy/star of The Scottsboro Boys and Selma). Dotty and her three adult children are home for the holidays in West Philly, but this year there is more than presents and yuletide on their mind. While Dotty fights to maintain a grasp on her memory, brother and sisters collide in a riotous mid-life family brawl where losing your mind and losing your sanity are two different things.

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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This delightful spoof on the holiday classic will have you cheering! Despite vowing to keep Christmas in his heart all year long, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old miserly ways just months after his miraculous transformation. When he sues Marley and the Christmas Ghosts for emotional distress, the beloved characters from A Christmas Carol return to take the stand and defend their actions. But then the trial takes an unexpected turn – just who is the guilty party? The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge comes from the creative mind that brought us the crowd-pleasing Around the World in 80 Days. Celebrate the holidays with this sequel worthy of Dickens!

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

7:30 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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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

St. Croix Festival Theatre Franklin Square Black Box
125 N Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

13.50 - 26
Call 712-483-3387
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Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A fun twist on an American standard:  this adaptation of Frank Capra's beloved holiday film presents the story as a live radio play, where the audience watches as a small ensemble of performers brings to life all the sights, sounds, and characters of this iconic Christmas story. 

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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
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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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BIG OLD ROCK

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$15 General Admission, $10 Student, $10 Economic Accessibility (online only), $5-20 on Pay-What-You-Can Nights
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Jay Eisenberg & Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

BIG OLD ROCK

Created and Performed by Jay Owen Eisenberg
Directed by Katherine Pardue
Sound Design by Dan Dukich
Lighting Design by Katie Deutsch 
Stage Managed byBrian Hirt

The rock cycle, as we know it, takes a long time. A really, really long time. None of us will live to see a single, complete rock cycle, unless we’re planning on sticking around for hundreds of thousands of years. But somewhere in Minnesota, an intrepid geologist has been subjecting himself to hours of isolation, rigorous calisthenics, and countless cups of coffee with one idea in mind: it is possible to speed up the rock cycle. 

And he’s going to be the one to do it.

His research methods might be unconventional, but he’s so close to his breakthrough that he can almost taste it. Sometimes literally.

BIG OLD ROCK is inspired by greater Minnesota’s rich geological history, transgender identity, and a little bit of actual science.

$10 student, $15 general, limited number of $10 economic accessibility tickets online 

Performance Schedule: 
December 15, 7:30pm Opening * Sliding scale $5-$20
December 16, 7:30pm
December 17, 4pm
December 18, 7:30PM Industry Night * Sliding scale $5-$20
December 20, 7:30pm
December 21, 7:30pm
December 22, 7:30pm
December 23, 7:30pm

Jay Eisenberg is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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10 pm

The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge

10:00 pm

The Cabaret at Camp
490 N Robert St, St. Paul, MN 55101

$19.50 - $24.50
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Actors Theater of Minnesota
  • Comedy

 

The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge combines the oldest traditions from comedy—savagely mocking someone—and the holidays—imbibing in one too many ‘nogs and telling everyone what you really think. All the classic, beloved characters from A Christmas Carol finally get their chance to give Scrooge what’s coming to him in words that Charles Dickens never even knew.

Starring some of the Twin Cities’ funniest actors, this irreverent and raucous show is the perfect anecdote for those who prefer a little more spice and a little less nice to their holidays. This ain’t your average Christmas Carol!

“I had the best of times! Tis a far, far funnier thing than I did!” — Charles Dickens

“Exceeded even my expectations!” — Pip

“It was so funny, I peed my knickers!” — Mrs. Dickens

*This is a very adult production with strong language and not for those offended by modern roast humor. *Must be 18+

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A Very Die Hard Christmas

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$18/$15 in advance
Call 6128258949
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  • Cabaret/variety

"High above the city of L.A., a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired ...and he doesn't like Christmas!" 

 

From the creative minds of Mainly Me Productions and Dana's Boys comes a holiday treat with all the trimmings: singing, dancing, and bloodshed! Don't miss this yuletide tradition returning for its sixth year, which combines the action and suspense of Die Hard with the sentiment of everyone's favorite TV Christmas specials. Guest stars! Music! Magic! A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS!

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