Saturday, December 21, 2019

10 am

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$18-$25
Call 9529791111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

November 22 thru December 27, 2019

MORE INFORMATION

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
ALL AGES

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS!

Join us this holiday season as we follow Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. After being raised as a would-be elf at the North Pole, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities causes him to embark on a new beginning to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy helps us all remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, this hilarious musical is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

CAST

Elena Bergren (Sam & Ensemble), Delaney Brooks (Sarah & Ensemble), Isaiah Bustamante (Fake Santa & Ensemble), Evan Decker (Matthews & Ensemble), Sofia M Fraser (Elf & Ensemble), Kamrie Frost (Deb), Riley Gamades (Elf & Ensemble), Ian Handeland (Macy's Manager), Grant Hudson (Elf & Ensemble), Pavan Kartik (Elf & Ensemble), Indra Khariwala (Elf & Ensemble), Shana Eisenberg (Emily Hobbs), Jackson Lyon (Buddy), Sara Magnuson (Jovie), Sam Mandell (Michael Hobbs), Emily May (Darlene & Ensemble), Kyla Ashlee Plair (Santa Helper & Ensemble), Lilie Rankin (Charlotte & Ensemble), Bruce  Rowan (Santa), Asgerami Semkoff (Mother in Macy's & Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Elf & Ensemble), Brent  Teclaw (Walter Hobbs), Isabella TenPas (Elf & Ensemble), Mark Turcotte (Ethan Von Brocken), Josie Turk (Shawanda Elf & Ensemble), Hogan Vaupel (Charlie), Alex Weiner (Elf & Ensemble), Tad Williamson (Greenway ) and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Chadwick & Ensemble)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

 

ELF-THE MUSICAL JR. is 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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11 am

The Emperor's New Clothes

11:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$14-$16
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

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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12 pm

Annie Jr.

12:00 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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1 pm

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

1:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$18-$25
Call 9529791111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

November 22 thru December 27, 2019

MORE INFORMATION

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
ALL AGES

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS!

Join us this holiday season as we follow Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. After being raised as a would-be elf at the North Pole, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities causes him to embark on a new beginning to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy helps us all remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, this hilarious musical is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

CAST

Elena Bergren (Sam & Ensemble), Delaney Brooks (Sarah & Ensemble), Isaiah Bustamante (Fake Santa & Ensemble), Evan Decker (Matthews & Ensemble), Sofia M Fraser (Elf & Ensemble), Kamrie Frost (Deb), Riley Gamades (Elf & Ensemble), Ian Handeland (Macy's Manager), Grant Hudson (Elf & Ensemble), Pavan Kartik (Elf & Ensemble), Indra Khariwala (Elf & Ensemble), Shana Eisenberg (Emily Hobbs), Jackson Lyon (Buddy), Sara Magnuson (Jovie), Sam Mandell (Michael Hobbs), Emily May (Darlene & Ensemble), Kyla Ashlee Plair (Santa Helper & Ensemble), Lilie Rankin (Charlotte & Ensemble), Bruce  Rowan (Santa), Asgerami Semkoff (Mother in Macy's & Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Elf & Ensemble), Brent  Teclaw (Walter Hobbs), Isabella TenPas (Elf & Ensemble), Mark Turcotte (Ethan Von Brocken), Josie Turk (Shawanda Elf & Ensemble), Hogan Vaupel (Charlie), Alex Weiner (Elf & Ensemble), Tad Williamson (Greenway ) and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Chadwick & Ensemble)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

 

ELF-THE MUSICAL JR. is 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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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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The Emperor's New Clothes

1:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$14-$16
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

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.

Read more

It's A Wonderful Knife

1:30 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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2 pm

"I'll be Homicidal for Christmas"

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Owatonna Country Club
1991 Lemond Rd. Owatonna, MN 55060

66.50
Call 763-566-2583
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

It’s December 23rd, 1978.

Albee Humphrey used to be household name, but these days his star is fading. He’s got one last shot at his big comeback – with a network televised Christmas special. There’s celebrity guests, variety acts, and there’s even rumor of a reunion with his former comedy partner – who he hasn’t spoken to in 20 years. He’ll be using members of his studio audience as extras, so you may even find yourself getting in on the act!

This is his last chance to be a star again. He’ll either make it back on top…or die trying!

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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SIX

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ordway Center
345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$45.50-108.50, subject to change
Call 651-224-4222
Buy tickets online

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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The Wizard of Oz

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Norshor Theatre
211 East Superior St.

$40-$50
Call 218-733-7555
Buy tickets online

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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3 pm

Annie Jr.

3:00 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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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
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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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
Buy tickets online

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

cfpa presents: New Works (excerpts)/Fall 2019 Residency

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Pay-what-you-can Donation (at the door.)
Call 6128219202
Buy tickets online

Presented by Center for Performing Arts
  • Experimental

Join us for the culmination of cfpa’s Fall 2019 New Works Residencies! Choreographer Kerry Parker, theater artist Morgan Holmes, and composer David Means will all present work on both nights. 

With the support of free rehearsal space and a mentor specifically chosen for this project, three local performing artists have initiated development of a completely new work. The final piece of this residency is to invite audiences into conversation with the artist’s process, with this public presentation and discussion.

All cfpa events are pay-what-you-can (donation) at the door. Advance reservations are encouraged. 

Kerry Parker and her collaborators have been building a site- and season-specific dance that is a death ritual, exploring senescence and seasonal darkness as part of a personal cosmology. Kerry has investigated the relationship between site, ritual, history and movement in cfpa’s chapel over the past two years. This piece will deeply revisit the history of the building, investing in the influences of the coming winter season. Kerry’s mentor for this project has been Ruth MacKenzie.

Morgan Holmes has initiated creation of a solo performance, “10 Hours of Rain Sounds,” that uses YouTube – its beauty tutorials, repetitive endurance videos, music, and self-care influencers – to explore grief, healing and re-establishing an everyday routine in the wake of trauma. Mo’s mentor for this project has been Jessica Lopez Lyman.

David Means has been building a composition currently titled “Forward Observer.” Centered around an infantry outpost in Vietnam and surgical hospital in Italy, David is working with musician Tom Kanthak.“Two soldiers share a journey back to places of beauty and grace beset by war and trauma. One is a chief’s son, surgical assistant, and musician. The other is a radioman, architect, and storyteller. One serves in an Italian surgical hospital. The other in an obscure outpost in Vietnam. Together they weave a reminiscence of freedom and recovery amidst a tangle of destruction, injury and violence.” David’s mentor for this project has been choreographer Maureen Koelsch. 

More information about the artists HERE.

cfpa’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. Our events explore the vitality and evolution of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative representations of our experiences. We support artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.

cfpa produces monthly performance events. All events are pay-what-you-can (donation) and open to the public.

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"I'll be Homicidal for Christmas"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Owatonna Country Club
1991 Lemond Rd. Owatonna, MN 55060

66.50
Call 763-566-2583
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

It’s December 23rd, 1978.

Albee Humphrey used to be household name, but these days his star is fading. He’s got one last shot at his big comeback – with a network televised Christmas special. There’s celebrity guests, variety acts, and there’s even rumor of a reunion with his former comedy partner – who he hasn’t spoken to in 20 years. He’ll be using members of his studio audience as extras, so you may even find yourself getting in on the act!

This is his last chance to be a star again. He’ll either make it back on top…or die trying!

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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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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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
Buy tickets online

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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Sanders Family Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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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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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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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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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

  • Closing night

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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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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11 pm

NerdDoms: Wizards' Yule Ball

11:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$8
Call Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnsky Theatre
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Welcome to NerdDoms - Wizard's Yule Ball! You've received your letter and are invited into the Wizarding world for a special Yule celebration!

Immerse yourself in the world of kinky fandom at this interactive performance experience. Your favorite heroes and villains will come to life in this night of alluring 3D fanfiction!

NerdDoms Wizard Interactive Characters:
Professor Snape
Bellatrix
More

Start your night of delight by watching a scintillating performance by the sexiest nerds in town, the ExperTeasers. Then dance like no one is watching on our beautiful dance floor! Our cosplaying go-go dancers will keep the fun at full power for a night of seductive nerdy fun!

Want to go on deeper adventure? Join in at any one of our interactive experience stations that suits your fancy, hosted by our professional NerdDoms. Our hosts/performers remain in character all night and will have you tied up in knots, daring to indulge in personal dances, or quietly crafting your fantasy attire desires.

REMEMBER: Cosplay is not consent, and consent is law. NerdDoms is a beginner friendly light celebration of when nerds get naughty. Guests are encouraged to dress up in the theme of the night. NerdDoms is held in a professional theater and hosted by full time professionals.

This performance experience is 18+ to play, 21+ to drink. Absolutely no nudity. Always follow the rules of safe, sane and consensual.

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