Friday, December 20, 2019

10 am

Annie Jr.

10:00 am

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria St. N , St. Paul MN, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Musical

 

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN  

Music by CHARLES STROUSE  

Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols 
Originally Produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen,Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc. / The John F. Kennedy Center  
for the Performing Arts /  Icarus Productions

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®

By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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

Head in to the holiday season with a spark of hope and joy.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Creative Team 

Director - Dane Stauffer

Music Director - Kris Stauffer

Choreographer - Kathryn Dudley 

 

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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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6 pm

Christmas My Way

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI 54016

$46 - $68; NYE, $88.40
Call 715.386.2394 ex. 332
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Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Musical

From the team that created My Way, the hottest musical revue in America right now, it's beginning to look a lot like a free, fresh, knocked-out coo-coo Sinatra Christmas, complete with 40 swingin' hits perfect for the holidays.

Nothing is silent about this night where four singers serve up cool versions of Sinatra mainstays like "Fly Me To The Moon," "New York, New York," "That's Life," "Love and Marriage," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "The Lady is a Tramp".

Plus, they make a little hey-hey with groovy versions of such Sinatra Christmas hits like "Mistletoe and Holly," "The Christmas Song," "Christmas Memories," "Winter Wonderland," "Silver Bells" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." Toss in Rat Pack-ish versions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Christmas My Way invites you to grab your bird, jingle your bells, pour a good stiff egg nog, and have yourself a merry little Christmas NOW, baby!

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7 pm

Alma Murder - A Killer Class Reunion

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Majestic Oaks Golf Club
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE Ham Lake MN 55304

66.50
Call 763-566-2583

Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

The Alumni of Mellencamp Sr. High have learned that their old Alma Mater is soon to be demolished. To show their school spirit, they’ve decided to throw one last all-class reunion. So get together with long absent friends and classmates. Find out whatever happened to that old flame. Stroll down memory lane, or tear it up on the dance floor. It’s guaranteed to be the party of a lifetime…if you live that long!

The Mystery Cafe dishes out a hilarious comedy caper, where 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. Clues are all around, and you’ll also be provided with “Mystery Money,” so you can bribe characters for more information.

The evidence points 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. Whether or not you crack the case, you’ll certainly bust a gut!

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It's A Wonderful Knife

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$35-$50
Call Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Danger Committee and Minnsky Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Kids

The Danger Committee returns for a ninth year in a row with the latest in their smash hit holiday series, A Stocking Full of Awesome IX: It's a Wonderful Knife! Reynaldo, Bald Guy, and Other One are bringing their Twin Cities holiday tradition to the Minnsky Theatre with plenty of laughs and gasps for the whole family. Sharp knives combine with even sharper wit for an evening unlike any other holiday show you’ve ever seen. See what happens when two world champion jugglers team up with the one of the world’s premier knife throwers to create a Christmas classic. Come see some definite comedy and possible tragedy…just like Christmas!

BOOK EARLY! TICKETS FOR OUR HOLIDAY SHOWS SELL OUT FAST!

VIP Couch Tickets get you luxurious, reserved chaise seating right next to the stage! You also get Priority Seating an hour before showtime and a meet and greet with The Danger Committee during their pre-show warm ups/stupid antics. However, there are only a few of these tickets available per performance.

Premium Tickets also include one hour Priority Seating and the meet and greet with The Danger Committee 45 minutes before the start of the show, but in a regular old boring chair.

General Admission Tickets gets you seating 30 minutes before the start of the show.

Here is what people are saying about The Danger Committee:

Examiner.com: "A singularly unique production in which extremely sharp repartee duels with extremely sharp flying objects."

MinnPost.com: "Very mean, and very funny."

City Pages: "The mad trio of jugglers...a bracing piece that highlights the very different talents of the performers."

Star Tribune: "Juggling tricks draw crowds to their show. But it's the witty banter and endless derring-do that keep fans "oohing" and "wowing."

Hope to see you there!

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Annie Jr.

7:00 pm

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria St. N , St. Paul MN, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Musical

 

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN  

Music by CHARLES STROUSE  

Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols 
Originally Produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen,Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc. / The John F. Kennedy Center  
for the Performing Arts /  Icarus Productions

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®

By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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

Head in to the holiday season with a spark of hope and joy.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Creative Team 

Director - Dane Stauffer

Music Director - Kris Stauffer

Choreographer - Kathryn Dudley 

 

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

7:00 pm

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

$29-$79
Call (612)-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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The Norwegians

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dark & Stormy Productions
Grain Belt Warehouse 77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202 Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
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Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Comedy

Olive and Betty are two southern women living in the land of snow, lutefisk, co-ops, and Norwegians. They have something else in common: they both want their ex-boyfriends dead. So, they hire the only hit men they can find in Minnesota: really, really nice ones.

"…lined with comic gold." - Star Tribune

"'The Norwegians' manages to skewer some of Minnesota's most sacred icons...[And] there's just something appealing about mobsters in parkas." - Minnesota Public Radio

"C. Denby Swanson's extremely odd and delightful comedy, is something of a guilty pleasure." - The New York Times

With new material from the playwright!

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The Ever and After

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE, Minneapolis, MN

$14 - $41
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama

Theatre Pro Rata is producing a new play by local playwright Rachel Teagle: The Ever and After this December at The Crane Theater. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, we follow the adventures of a super intelligent cockroach and his young human ward as they sift through the remnants of a lost civilization trying to gather knowledge. Along the way they unearth an abandoned bot who raises questions about consciousness, autonomy, and friendship. But this odd little trio are not alone in their world, and should they be discovered they might change everything...

 

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what if

what if

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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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The Wizard of Oz

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Norshor Theatre
211 East Superior St.

$40-$50
Call 218-733-7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse at the Norshor
  • Musical
  • Kids

The greatest family musical of all time takes the NorShor Theatre stage this holiday season!

Living on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle, and dog Toto, Dorothy Gale wishes for more. When a twister hits, Dorothy is whisked away to a fantastical world filled with munchkins, a living scarecrow, a tin man with no heart, a cowardly lion…and a wicked witch that will do whatever it takes to get her hands on Dorothy’s ruby slippers!

Don’t miss your chance to travel over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road because there is truly no place like home!

  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
  • Presenting Sponsor: North Shore Bank of Commerce
  • Brunch and a Show: Sunday, December 15
  • Tickets:
    • Standard: $40-$50
    • Youth: $10 off a standard ticket
    • Student Rush: $25 (available the night of a performance at the door only)
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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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DOG ACT

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul MN

Presented by Fortune's Fool Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

DOG ACT: a postapocalyptic vaudeville by Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by Ben Layne

Welcome to the future! The American government, society, and environment are totally fucked. Zetta and Dog (a human undergoing a voluntary species change) are singing and dancing their way across the wasteland on their way to a command performance for the King of China. Will a ukulele and a few tunes protect them from scatological, cannibalistic scavengers—and other less obvious dangers? Come see this wild mixture of dark humor, sharp satire, and baggy-pants vaudeville about an all-too-possible future where we may all be eating Squish.

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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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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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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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Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Carol, Dec 6-21

Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Christmas Carol

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by TheatreX
  • Drama

Following last year's sold-out run of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE at the James J. Hill House, TheatreX will be returning to the historic 1891 mansion this December with a unique twist on a holiday favorite. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS CAROL by John Longenbaugh takes its inspiration from the classic works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens.

CAST
Meri Golden - Mrs. Hudson and others
Samantha Biatch - First Spirit and others
Sarah Furniss - Becky and others
Brian Joyce - Inspector Lestrade and others
Jon Stentz - Moriarty and others
Brendan Veerman - Wiggins and others
Ryan D. Maddux - Dr. John Watson
George M. Calger - Sherlock Holmes

Directed by Joe Hendren

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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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10 pm

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

10:00 pm

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

$29-$79
Call (612)-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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