Saturday, December 16, 2017

10 am

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$18-$25
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company’s production of

Disney’s

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Nov 17 – Dec 28, 2017

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

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

  BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

 

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

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

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11 am

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

11:00 am
Runs 120 minutes

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

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

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

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Snow White and the Seven Vikings

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 Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Old Log Theatre's Holiday Family Show

This adaptation is the same Snow White Story we have all grown up knowing, with a few fun twists. The Dwarfs are now a bunch of funny gentle Vikings. The play is set in the snow-covered land of Norway. Jealousy and vanity will be exposed while friendship and love will ensure all will live happily ever after.  You won't want to miss Old Log Theatre’s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with a hilarious Norse twist. 

 

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12 pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

12:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy Minneapolis, MN 55405

$10-$20, PWYC
Buy tickets online

Presented by Really Spicy Opera
  • Musical
  • Kids

One night in Judea, a disabled shepherd boy (Amahl) and his mother are confronted by crushing poverty. Suddenly, there is a knock on the door – the Three Kings, following the Star of Bethlehem in search of the Christ Child, ask to take shelter with the family for the night. The brief encounter changes all of their lives forever.

Really Spicy Opera is pleased to present an educational outreach performance of the classic Menotti opera Amahl and the Night Visitors with an all-female cast and a puppet chorus of shepherds. This Christmas opera was premiered on NBC television on Christmas Eve, 1951, and has been broadcast annually ever since. Amahl tells the story of the Three Kings visiting a shepherd boy and his mother while searching for the baby Jesus.

Amahl has long been a holiday favorite in the United States, and has introduced millions of people young and old to opera. A beautiful score and uplifting, family-friendly story.

When: Saturday, December 16 @ 12 PM
Where: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
Duration: 50 minutes

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1 pm

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$18-$25
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company’s production of

Disney’s

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Nov 17 – Dec 28, 2017

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

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

  BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

 

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

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

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Coney Island Christmas

1:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage\
420 E. Main St Anoka, MN 55303

$21-$30
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Kids

By Donald Margulies
Based on "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley
Directed by Elena Gianetti

This area premiere has been described as an “incredible enchantment” by the L.A. Times, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation, is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holiday season.

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

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Snow White and the Seven Vikings

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 Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Old Log Theatre's Holiday Family Show

This adaptation is the same Snow White Story we have all grown up knowing, with a few fun twists. The Dwarfs are now a bunch of funny gentle Vikings. The play is set in the snow-covered land of Norway. Jealousy and vanity will be exposed while friendship and love will ensure all will live happily ever after.  You won't want to miss Old Log Theatre’s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with a hilarious Norse twist. 

 

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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

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

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XXXmas Carol

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

15-35
Call 612-930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by Wicked Wenches Cabaret
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

The Wicked Wenches Cabaret presents their Holiday Production: A XXXmas Carol! Boobs? Humbug!

XXXmas Carol, as told by bordello Madam Charlie Dickins, is the tale of Ebenezer Screwed, a chaste and cantankerous old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacobina Morally, who warns him to change his ways before he is doomed to an eternity of misery! 
A sleepless Screwed is shown the error of his ways by the luminous Ghost of Titmas Past as he relives his younger days. He is escorted about town by the gregarious Ghost of Titmas Present as she reveals to him the true spirit of Titmas! Finally, he is beckoned by the Ghost of Titmas Yet to err...Come...to see clearly the true consequences of denying passion and love! 
Will Ebenezer Screwed change his ways before it is too late? Will Tiny Tim always have a limp...? Will you all feel the Titmas Spirit deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep down in your souls?
Get your tickets now for this sexy and steampunky parody of the holiday classic! 

December 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30pm
December 16th at 1:30pm & 7:30pm

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Cash or Credit for ticket purchases and concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continued support of the Wicked Wenches Cabaret! 

Dress up in your steampunk/Christmas style and take pictures in our photo booth for more fun! #minnskytheatre #wickedwenches 

As always, this Wicked Wenches parody incorporates a variety of dance styles including Vaudeville, Aerial Circus Arts, Belly Dance, Pole Dance and More! 

Vaudeville is adult comedy dance theater and is 18+ as there will be adult themes!

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2 pm

12,828 Days in This Body

2:00 pm
Runs 15 minutes

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.

FREE

Presented by Small Art and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
  • Dance
  • Experimental

Laura Holway’s 12,828 Days in This Body pairs screenprints with a movement duet in an examination of the body as an archive, the imprints of nature and nurture, and the shifts of memory. Performed with Erika Hansen, the piece is being presented by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts as part of the MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship exhibit.

The exhibit also includes works by Julie Reneé Benda, Daniel Holland, Bethany Lacktorin, Emmett Ramstad, and Sagirah Shahid.

Performances are free, and last approximately 15 minutes. No reservation needed.

Find out more at http://www.smallartmn.org or by emailing smallartmn[at]gmail[dot]com.

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A Christmas Carol

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802

$25-$40
Call 218.733.7555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Miserly and miserable, Ebenezer Scrooge embittered after a life spent in pursuit of wealth. But on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him the happy memories from the past, his impact on the present, and what could be a grim future if he does not change his ways.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a holiday favorite, and now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!

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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

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

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

Read more

Willy Wonka Jr.

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Northern Starz Children's Theatre
5300 Alpine Drive Suite 140 Ramsey, MN 55303

$7-$10
Call (612)326-6158
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. All Follow the rules, or suffer the consequence.

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Minnesota Dance Collaborative presents HoliDaydream.

HoliDaydream

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue

$12-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative
  • Dance
  • Kids

HoliDaydream is a festive tale of dance and drama told through the eyes of a young girl as she traverses the highs and lows of the holidays through a magical journey. Minnesota Dance Collaborative’s dynamic company showcases a multitude of dance styles and entertaining actors for a glamorous holiday experience.

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A Gone Fishin' Christmas

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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3 pm

The Tune Ups Winter Showcase

3:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10/$6 for kids 12 and under
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

  • Musical

Founded in 2011, the Tune Ups make their debut at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater this December for their Winter Showcase. Join us for an afternoon of your favorite pop hits, with an a capella twist.

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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

3:00 pm
Runs 65 minutes

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

$12-$16
Call 6512259265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

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

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

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

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

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Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

3:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
Buy tickets online

Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

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4 pm

Narnia

4:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

Narnia

Based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

Book by Jules Tasca. Music by Thomas Tierney. Lyrics by Ted Drachman

December 1 – 17 , 2017

Follow us through the wardrobe into the enchanting world of Narnia to meet unforgettable characters who demonstrate lessons of courage, love and giving. It’s a thrilling adventure in which good triumphs over evil, family bonds are strengthened, and everyone experiences the wonder of the winter holiday spirit. 

Themes: Courage, family togetherness, selflessness, gratitude, forgiveness, transformation

Recommended for grades 3 and up

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Coney Island Christmas

4:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage\
420 E. Main St Anoka, MN 55303

$21-$30
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Kids

By Donald Margulies
Based on "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley
Directed by Elena Gianetti

This area premiere has been described as an “incredible enchantment” by the L.A. Times, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation, is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holiday season.

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

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5 pm

Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

5:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337

$41-48
Call 800-982-2787
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ames Center and VenuWorks
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. Butternut is a musician, a vulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; and Bean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

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7 pm

12-Hour Play Project

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Blaine High School Auditorium
12555 University Ave NE Blaine, MN 55434

Presented by Blaine Theatre
  • Drama
  • Cabaret/variety

In the 12-Hour Play Project, the cast will not know anything about the performance until the day of, when they will draw their characters out of a hat and rehearse their parts for 12 hours before putting on three productions with ten minutes in between.

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Miracle on Christmas Lake

7:00 pm

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

$27 - $34
Call 800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Actors Theater of Minnesota
  • Comedy

Set in the small Minnesota town of Christmas Lake, the local theater is gearing up for their winter production of It’s A Wonderful Life when they get the news that the rights to perform their show have been pulled! With only one day left to find a new show and cast, Collin and his wife Tess must search the town to find anyone willing to learn a new show in less than 24 hours. With the theater facing financial problems and Tess and Collin’s marriage on thin ice, it’ll take a miracle to get to opening night.

Filled with laughs, plot twists, and heartwarming holiday cheer, Miracle on Christmas Lake is a story about coming together and remembering what is important during the holidays.

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Vibrant Voices- Poetry & Storytelling Event

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

The Egg and I
2828 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Slap Happy Studios
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Vibrant Voices is a poetry and storytelling event featuring underrepresented voices speaking out about gender and sexuality. We have a diverse array of stories and experiences in the form of poetry, spoken word, or other storytelling mediums from a variety of artists that we are very excited to share with you!

The event is taking place at the Egg and I at 2828 Lyndale Ave S starting at 7pm. 

This is a free event, HOWEVER, there will be a limited amount of seating so please reserve your seats in advance to ensure your spot
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vibrant-voices-tickets-40999480550

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Willy Wonka Jr.

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Northern Starz Children's Theatre
5300 Alpine Drive Suite 140 Ramsey, MN 55303

$7-$10
Call (612)326-6158
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. All Follow the rules, or suffer the consequence.

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A Totally F*cked Xmas 5

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$13 in advance and for students and seniors
Call 6128258949

Presented by Silver Slipper Productions
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Santa's been murdered and the North Pole is up for grabs! Mrs. Claus and her sister wives can't decide who should sit on the throne as the new face of Christmas, but there are others fighting for the top spot of the pole as well. This night will bring a raucous, talented, and creative crew of singers, dancers, burlesque performers, and drag queens and kings together to present a raunchy and hot evening of Christmas unlike anything you've ever experienced!

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And Then There Were None

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

Ten strangers are lured to an island mansion off the coast of England. Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of their unseen host accuses each person of hiding a terrible secret. Later that night, one of them is found murdered. And then, one by one, they are killed according to a macabre nursery rhyme – until there were none. Dame Christie adapted this riveting drama for the stage from her novel, which was one of the best-selling mysteries of all time.

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Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

7:30 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
Buy tickets online

Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

Read more
Minnesota Dance Collaborative presents HoliDaydream.

HoliDaydream

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue

$12-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative
  • Dance
  • Kids

HoliDaydream is a festive tale of dance and drama told through the eyes of a young girl as she traverses the highs and lows of the holidays through a magical journey. Minnesota Dance Collaborative’s dynamic company showcases a multitude of dance styles and entertaining actors for a glamorous holiday experience.

Read more

BIG OLD ROCK

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$15 General Admission, $10 Student, $10 Economic Accessibility (online only), $5-20 on Pay-What-You-Can Nights
Call 612-874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jay Eisenberg & Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

BIG OLD ROCK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Gone Fishin' Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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A Klingon Christmas Carol

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$18-$35
Call 651-772-2253
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Historic Mounds Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

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

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

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

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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

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

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

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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A Christmas Carol

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802

$25-$40
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Miserly and miserable, Ebenezer Scrooge embittered after a life spent in pursuit of wealth. But on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him the happy memories from the past, his impact on the present, and what could be a grim future if he does not change his ways.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a holiday favorite, and now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!

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Chess

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin
550 Vandalia Ave Saint Paul, MN

19-25
Call 6517883701
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Musical

The Chameleon Theatre Circle is proud to present CHESS a musical written by Richard Nelson, Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus at the Gremlin Theatre. Originally produced in 2000 in Chameleon’s Season 2, this is the first of three Greatest Hits from Chameleon's past to be revisited in Season 20! Check and mate!

 

Cold War conspiracy, musical melodrama and 1980’s power ballads fight for supremacy on the chessboard in the cult sensation by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar) Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA). Of Chess, Rolling Stone said the “dazzling score covers nearly all the pop bases,” while Time Magazine raved that the score’s “rock symphonic synthesis was ripe with sophistication and hummable tunes.” It’s the musical you haven’t gotten to see but have always had on your list to see.

 

Florence (DeYong) finds herself in a romantic triangle between chess masters Freddie (Burton) who’s American, and the Russian, Anatoly (Swanson) staged by a powerful ensemble in the heart of the Cold War.  Politics, espionage and intrigue collide with love and chess, making this all too timely in our current political world. Featuring the Top 40 hit “One Night in Bangkok,” this show arrived on Broadway with great fanfare and acclaim, but is only seldom performed.

Chameleon’s production is co-directed by Brad Donaldson and Jim Vogel, Music Director is Dale Miller, Vocal Directions by Brody Meinke, and Chorographer is Marlo Teal . CHESS features performances by Emma Foster as Svetlana, Sarah DeYong as Florance, Michael Burton as Freddie, and Carl Swanson as Anatoly. Also Frank Blomgren, Jakob Gomez, Shawn A Krueger, Scott Dutton. The Ensemble is power packed with Katie Jenson, Elizabeth Wolfe, Megan Navarrette, Tyus Beeson, Alex Engelsgjerd and Brody Meinke. Scenic design is by William Slayden, Properties design are being crafted by Mark Steffer, Costumes by Kathleen Martin, Lighting Design by Jacob Berg, Stage Management is by Erin Green Vita and Mike Evans, and the Sound Design by Chameleon mainstay Forest Godfrey.              

Performances will take place December 1, 2, 4,7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 pm, and December 3, 10, 17 at 2 pm. Monday, December 4 at 7:30pm will be Industry Night, featuring Pay-What-You-Can pricing at the door, and a discussion with the cast and crew following the performance.   

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Narnia

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

Narnia

Based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

Book by Jules Tasca. Music by Thomas Tierney. Lyrics by Ted Drachman

December 1 – 17 , 2017

Follow us through the wardrobe into the enchanting world of Narnia to meet unforgettable characters who demonstrate lessons of courage, love and giving. It’s a thrilling adventure in which good triumphs over evil, family bonds are strengthened, and everyone experiences the wonder of the winter holiday spirit. 

Themes: Courage, family togetherness, selflessness, gratitude, forgiveness, transformation

Recommended for grades 3 and up

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XXXmas Carol

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

15-35
Call 612-930-1517
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Presented by Wicked Wenches Cabaret
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

The Wicked Wenches Cabaret presents their Holiday Production: A XXXmas Carol! Boobs? Humbug!

XXXmas Carol, as told by bordello Madam Charlie Dickins, is the tale of Ebenezer Screwed, a chaste and cantankerous old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacobina Morally, who warns him to change his ways before he is doomed to an eternity of misery! 
A sleepless Screwed is shown the error of his ways by the luminous Ghost of Titmas Past as he relives his younger days. He is escorted about town by the gregarious Ghost of Titmas Present as she reveals to him the true spirit of Titmas! Finally, he is beckoned by the Ghost of Titmas Yet to err...Come...to see clearly the true consequences of denying passion and love! 
Will Ebenezer Screwed change his ways before it is too late? Will Tiny Tim always have a limp...? Will you all feel the Titmas Spirit deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep down in your souls?
Get your tickets now for this sexy and steampunky parody of the holiday classic! 

December 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30pm
December 16th at 1:30pm & 7:30pm

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Cash or Credit for ticket purchases and concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continued support of the Wicked Wenches Cabaret! 

Dress up in your steampunk/Christmas style and take pictures in our photo booth for more fun! #minnskytheatre #wickedwenches 

As always, this Wicked Wenches parody incorporates a variety of dance styles including Vaudeville, Aerial Circus Arts, Belly Dance, Pole Dance and More! 

Vaudeville is adult comedy dance theater and is 18+ as there will be adult themes!

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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN

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

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

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The Great Gatsby

7:30 pm

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Drama

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cautionary tale of the American Dream, The Great Gatsby, is arguably THE great American novel. This beautiful adaptation of the lives of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan is the only stage version endorsed by the Fitzgerald estate.

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Dot

7:30 pm

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

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

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

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THE TERROR FANTASTIC

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

Sliding Scale $5-$25 for all shows
Call 6122271188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Iz is a young gay woman plagued by crippling anxiety, by a creature who is her constant companion: the First Monster. Seeking relief, she slips through a door into the world of her own erotic fiction where she transforms into a brazen neer-do-well, free from her real-life fears. But no matter how far she runs, the Monster isnt far behind...

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Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$25-$34
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy
  • Musical

By Stuart Ross
Directed by Sean Byrd

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings is a deliciously fun revue, chock-full of Christmas standards and classic harmonies. In the 1950’s, on their way to their first big gig, the singing quartet Forever Plaid was broadsided by a school bus and found themselves harmonizing all the way to the pearly gates. But, a miraculous call from the angelic Rosemary Clooney brings the boys back to Earth for a "heaven-sent," once-in-a-lifetime encore that will lift your Christmas spirits with a stocking full of holiday favorites sung in perfect four-part Plaid harmony.

Plaid Tidings is the Christmas special they never got to perform, a truly “heaven-sent” holiday treat that will lift audiences’ spirits with classic music sung in perfect harmony.

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Of Mice and Men

7:30 pm

  • Closing night

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

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

Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new production, driven by music and the clashing cultures of Latino, white and black migrant workers, puts you in the gritty palm of the American spirit. John Steinbeck's classic drama, directed by Annie Enneking.

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Hatchet Lady

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

  • Closing night

Red Eye Theater
15 West 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10 - $26
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

What do you have that needs to be smashed? Carry Nation splinters unsuspecting saloons with her mighty hatchet! She targets nothing less than the limits of society. The men would shut her down, but God calls her on, and her awesome legacy is one of inspiration, passion and determination. An unabashedly feminist rock musical!

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8 pm

Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

8:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337

$41-48
Call 800-982-2787
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Presented by Ames Center and VenuWorks
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso tells the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. Butternut is a musician, a vulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; and Bean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. The laughter is infectious and the comedy appeals to everyone from first graders to college students to baby-boomers to grandparents.

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9 pm

Oncoming Productions Ruins Christmas

9:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Strike Theater
Strike Theater 824 18th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

$10

Presented by Oncoming Productions
  • Storytelling

Sure… the winter holidays are a time for friends and family, for home and hearth and happiness. But it is no coincidence they fall at the coldest, darkest part of the year, when mystery and mortality live right outside the front door. Come join Oncoming Productions (creators of horror hits The Last Bombardment and The Deep Dark) as we explore the the myth, fiction, and reality behind the REAL spookiest time of the year.

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10 pm

A Very Die Hard Christmas

10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

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

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

 

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

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