Monday, December 4, 2017

10 am

Snow White and the Seven Vikings

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$14 - $16
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Excelsior 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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6 pm

Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater FREE Community Events

Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 N. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411


Presented by Threads Dance Project, The Ordway, and SoulTouch Productions
  • Dance

Threads Dance Project is collaborating with the Ordway and Soultouch Productions through the Taking Our Place Centerstage initiative to illuminate the interconnectedness of dance and the racial identity through personal narrative and collective experience.


The American History of Race
Mon, Dec.4, 6:30-8pm
Threads will perform excerpts from The Secrets of Slave Songs. Participate in a discussion with dancers and Artistic Director Karen L. Charles.

Open Master Class with Donald Byrd
Thur, Dec.7, 9-11am
Int, adv, & professional level dancers, ages 15+
Advance registration required: 651.282.3115

Rap on the Intersection of Dance & Race
Thur, Dec.7, 6:30-8pm
Join us for a community conversation exploring the intersection of dance and racial/ethnic identity. Moderated by Karen L. Charles, the panel includes Spectrum Dance Theater’s Donald Byrd and Nia-Amina Minor; local artists Michel Kouakou, Karla Nweje, Marciano Silva dos Santos, and Rosy Simas.

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7 pm

The Overcoat: a musical for non musical people by Kira Obolensky

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Call (612) 332-7481
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Presented by Playwrights' Center
  • Musical

Join the Playwrights' Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017-18 Ruth Easton New Play Series.

The Overcoat: a musical for non musical people by Kira Obolensky
December 4 and 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.

In this musical re-imagining of Gogol’s short story “The Overcoat,” poor beleaguered Charlie Shoe needs a new coat to keep Winter away—she’s there, on the bridge, on the stair, waiting for his body and soul. Funny and tragic, this short musical wonders if empathy and love are really enough to save us from the clutches of coldness.

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The Unscripted Minnesota Holiday

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$15/$12 in advance or with Fringe Button
Call 6128258949

Presented by Danger Boat Productions
  • Comedy
  • Improv

It’s late December in a quiet Minnesota town and everyone is eagerly anticipating their unique holiday celebration. But the area’s nastiest citizen is plotting something sinister. Will our hero save the day, the holiday, and the town? It’s the return of the hit musical improv comedy adventure, The Unscripted Minnesota Holiday! The audience provides all the details, then the cast must improvise their way from start to finish while trying to save the holiday!

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550 Vandalia Ave Saint Paul, MN

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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A Doll's House

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

James J. Hill House (3rd floor)
240 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN

Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama

A classic drama about a marriage gone horribly off­track, Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE will be produced by new Twin Cities company, The Orchard Theater Collective, this coming holiday season. Set in a provincial Norwegian town over Christmas, the action follows Nora Helmer, a wife and mother, negotiating a society where she is without rights or respect. The play will be produced in the historic James J. Hill House, in St. Paul, MN, featuring direction and a new 90 adaptation by acclaimed local theater artist Craig Johnson. This unique telling of the renowned play seeks to take you inside the Helmer's sitting room to experience this nail­biting story right alongside the characters.

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