Friday, November 29, 2019

10 am

The Emperor's New Clothes

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 Entertainmet @ Old Log Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

THE EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHES
Musical for the Holiday season.
Matinees: November 12- December 31, 2019

The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved tales to life in The Emperor's New Clothes. This winsome musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the 3rd is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus' uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are "invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore," for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.

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1 pm

Mamma Mia!

1:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

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

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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5 pm

Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide - The Brave New Workshop’s 302nd Revue

5:00 pm

The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403

$29-$79
Call (612)-332-6620
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Presented by The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

The polar vortex, aggressively enthusiastic Salvation Army bell ringers, and Aunt Marge's fruit cake: we get it. The holiday season is rough. Let Brave New Workshop's naughtier-than-nice guide to surviving all the family foibles and festivities give you that little something extra to make it through.

 

Written & Performed by: Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Taj Ruler and Tom Reed

Musical Direction by: Jon Pumper

Technical Direction by: Matthew Vichlach

Directed by: Caleb McEwen

 

Previews:  Nov 1, 2, 5, 6

Opening Night:  Thursday, Nov 7

Show Run:  Nov 7, 2019 - Jan 4, 2019

The show runs weekends and select weekdays. Show times vary. Full schedule at bravenewworkshop.com/theatre/show-calendar.

 

Tickets & More Info

Tickets $29 - 79 with discounts for previews, students, seniors, groups of 12+ and more

www.BraveNewWorkshop.com

(612) 332-6620

Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 55403

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7 pm

Matilda, the Musical

7:00 pm

Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 3rd St W, Northfield, MN

$10-$14
Call 507.645.8877
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Presented by Purple Door Youth Theater - Northfield Arts Guild
  • Musical
  • Kids

Our 2019 fall Purple Door Youth Theater production is Matilda, the Musical! Winner of 55 Awards, including Best Musical, Matilda celebrates a precocious, young girl who loves to read. Through the gift of telekinesis, she overcomes atrocious obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. Featuring an all student cast and technicians behind the scenes, directed by Rachel Haider, music directed by Liz Shepley, with choreography by Jana Hirsch. Deb Clark technical directs, with costumes by Kate Stuart.

In Purple Door Youth Theater, students are led by our staff of theater artists to produce a quality theatrical production. Students receive training and hands-on experiences in acting, technical and administrative theater. Students may choose an acting or a technical theater track. In addition to mounting the show, PDYT emphasizes building character off stage with skills like collaboration, critical thinking and citizenship.

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Another Miracle on Christmas Lake

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

http://yellowtreetheatre.com/another-miracle
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

A goat with the flu, a pregnant lizard, and a lactating Wise Man walk into Yellow Tree Theatre... 

On November 8th, Yellow Tree brings back the super silly sequel to its original smash-hit holiday comedy, Miracle on Christmas Lake, by "Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master" Jessica Lind Peterson. The sequel, which was last seen in 2011, will feature some of the Twin Cities funniest actors including: Four Humors front man Jason Ballweber, 2018 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow Elise Langer, Ryan Nelson of Brave New Workshop, and Neil Skoy, a professional clown who recently appeared in Open Eye Figure Theater’s The Beldenville Troll.

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
by Jessica Lind Peterson
directed by Jason Peterson

SYNOPSIS
A hilarious sequel to the smash hit comedy Miracle on Christmas Lake! Join Martha, Neil and some zany new characters as they try to save their beloved town of Christmas Lake from annexation. A Hollywood location scout arrives, hailing Christmas Lake the perfect spot to film a new adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. Colin and Tess scramble to put on a sparkly pageant that will draw tourists and hilarity ensues. There’s lutefisk and lizards, true love and tater tots, and best of all, unexpected miracles happen. A ridiculous and zany holiday comedy that you don’t want to miss! “One of those rare times when the sequel surpasses the original…The laughs start early and keep going!” – TC Daily Planet 

CAST: Ryan Nelson, Jason Ballweber, Elise Langer, Anna Leverett, Damian Leverett &  Neil Skoy

WHERE
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369

WHEN
November 8th – December 29th

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Tues. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Wed. Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00pm

TICKET PRICES
Nov. 7th - Nov. 17th 
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $26 | Fri. Sat. $30 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $28

Nov. 19th - Dec. 1st
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $29 | Fri. Sat. $33 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $31

Dec. 2nd - Dec. 29th
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $34 | Fri. Sat. $38 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $36

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
www.yellowtreetheatre.com

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SIX

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ordway Center
345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$45.50-108.50, subject to change
Call 651-224-4222
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Presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Drama
  • Musical

See SIX at the Ordway before it heads to Broadway!

 “A total blast! It’s as much a Beyoncé-style pop-concert as theatre… Go Queens!”
Chicago Tribune

“Delivers pure entertainment… wickedly smart lyrics.”
The New York Times

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, they’ve been just one word in a stupid rhyme—so they picked up a pen and a microphone. History’s about to get overthrown.

After a wildly successful UK tour and a sold out run in Chicago, the musical phenomenon of SIX is appearing on the Ordway stage!

The wives of Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying pop-concert spectacle—shining a spotlight on these six women as never before. The queens take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a power-packed celebration of twenty-first-century female empowerment. Backed by a band known as the “Ladies in Waiting,” the all-woman ensemble crosses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed to the top of the global charts.

SIX is scheduled to begin performances on Broadway in 2020.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of a roguishly charming Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune, setting out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm... and a dash of murder.  In the midst of Monty's macabre plotting, he also finds himself juggling the affections of two beautiful ladies; one is his married mistress, and the othe is a distant cousin.  The show is beautifully supported by a well crafted score that is both elegant and hilarious.

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 – $55
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In Regency England, love is a serious game and the Bennet sisters are playing for keeps. The outspoken Lizzy is determined never to marry, but can she resist love, especially when the amusing but mildly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Bold, timely, with a few dance breaks thrown in, playwright Kate Hamill and director Lisa Channer reimagine Jane Austen for today.

Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

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Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$45
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Running July 11 - December 31. Tickets are now on sale through September. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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TOWARDS ZERO

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

This compelling stage play by Agatha Christie was only recently discovered, unearthed by a researcher in 2015. The setting is Gull’s Nest, Lady Tressilian’s clifftop manor on the English seaside. When she invites her ward for a long weekend, he surprises everyone by bringing both his current wife and his old flame. And when a brutal murder interrupts the house party, the wonderful twists and turns of a true Christie script keep the audience guessing until the final moments.

Directed by Wendy Resch Novak, the cast includes William Bauer, David Coral, Annie Day, James Degner, Dwight Gunderson, Ben Habel, Joshua Jabas, Jacob Marcott, Kristen C. Mathisen, Mark L. Mattison, Stacey Poirier, Piper Quinn, and Jean Wolff.

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The Viking and The Gazelle

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St

Presented by The Waterfront Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Viking and The Gazelle is a romantic comedy about the budding courtship of a Twin Cities couple with the role of race thrust upon their relationship. African-American Michelle was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, while White Robert is from the Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins. Sparks fly in the hearts of the new couple, yet a happy ending is no foregone conclusion. With a cast of seven characters, Michelle and Robert find love’s battlefield surprisingly fraught with the biases of society, including with their trusted confidants; not to mention Robert’s deep dark secret.

After rave reviews and enthralled audiences during this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, The Waterfront Productions is remounting a re-envisioned version of The Viking and the Gazelle at Mixed Blood Theatre, November 29 - December 15. Written by Dr. William and Suzanne Bengtson, and directed by Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey, this play delivers one of the most important messages of the holiday season—love and acceptance

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Sanders Family Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

It’s Christmas Eve, 1941, and America is going to war. But in North Carolina’s little Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the boisterous Sanders Family Singers band together with Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe to buoy the congregation’s spirit. Conceived by a Commonweal favorite, director Alan Bailey, and brimming with warmth, hilarity, and foot-stomping bluegrass music, Sanders Family Christmas will have your toes tapping and your heart singing.

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LUV by Murray Schisgal

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Zephyr Theatre
601 Main St. N., Stillwater, MN

$18 - $22
Call 612-438-6233
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Presented by Passport Stages
  • Comedy

Passport Stages presents the Tony Award nominated comedy LUV.  Directed by Steven P. Peterson, LUV is a dark comedy about alienation, identity loss, an absurd love triangle and the meaninglessness of it all.

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what if

what if

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$20-38
Call 612-377-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Experimental

what if is the proposition to look at ourselves, our world in different ways. Letting our imaginations take flight and carry us to where we did not think possible. Or didn’t know was there. Or would prefer not to look at. What if we could see through another’s eyes? What would that look like? What if the mirror was held up to nature, but instead of seeing what’s reflected we saw what was inside? What would it say? What if we could? What if we did? So…what if?

From the company that brought you THE PRODIGIOUS LIFE OF CLARA S., SPEECHLESS and REFUGIA. Featuring Sarah Agnew, Steven Epp and Nathan Keepers. Directed by Dominique Serrand.

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8 pm

Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

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

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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