Friday, January 10, 2020

7 pm

"I'll be Homicidal for Christmas"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Manitou Grill
2171 4th Street White Bear Lake, MN 55110

66.50
Call 763-566-2583
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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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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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Becky shaw

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 177, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Comedy

By Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Ellen Fenster

"a ferociously funny comedy of outrageously bad manners" - Mail on Sunday

Maybe a blind date, dropped into the middle of some really complicated relationships, with people who may or may not be all they appear to be, isn't the best idea....

When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy erupt in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.

"It's been a while since we've seen a bona fide femme fatale onstage-That's why BECKY SHAW seems retro and fresh at the same time." - DC Theatre Scene

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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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BLACK COMEDY

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

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

Struggling artist Brindsley Miller and his fiance Carol are preparing a party to impress both her bombastic father and a millionaire patron of the arts. But, just as they’re ready, the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness. Guests and other visitors arrive but, with no flashlights, candles or lighters, the characters fumble about, slamming into hot radiators, sharp furniture, and each other in this classic one-act comedy by Peter Shaffer (EquusAmadeus).

Directed by Brian Joyce, the cast includes Kendra Alaura, Alison Anderson, Josh Carson, H. William Kirsch, Caitlin Klemencic, Don Larsson, Don Maloney, and Matt Saxe.

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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.

Tickets are now on sale through March 29. 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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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
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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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Out There 2020: Tina Satter / Half Straddle: Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription

8:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place

$26 ($20.80 Walker members)
Call 6123757600
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Presented by Walker Art Center
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Is This A Room is a beautiful work—impassioned yet made with a cool hand; straight-faced yet often funny. It is also devastating because damn, the real world is a hell of a writer.” —Artforum

After the FBI interrogated Reality Winner, a 25-year-old former Air Force linguist, the transcript of the encounter ignited director Tina Satter’s theatrical imagination. Satter’s company Half Straddle replicates, word by word, the verbal dance between the whip-smart Winner and reality-twisting agents, demonstrating how military interrogation tactics, toxic masculinity, and systemic marginalization resulted in her conviction for espionage. Funny and suspenseful, engaging and enraging, the production re-creates one afternoon spent in a bizarre and secret world—the turning point of a personal life wrenched irrevocably into the political.

Program length: 70 minutes.

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