Monday, December 17, 2018

10 am


10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Excelsior Entertainment
  • Kids

‘Silly old bear’: Winnie-the-Pooh opens at the Old Log Theatre 
The Old Log Theatre presents Excelsior Entertainments production of a charming musical version of A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. 
Pooh’s time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear first appeared in print. Christopher Robin's fat little "bear of very little brain" who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something", finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations.  Winnie-the-Pooh is a wonderful children’s play for kids of all ages. 

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7 pm

Bradley Greenwald

THE LONGEST NIGHT: A Winter Solstice Cabaret

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Audience favorite Bradley Greenwald celebrates winter’s beauty, the holiday blues, and the soul’s need for rebirth in an eclectic program of words and music as kaleidoscopic as the season. A meditative and joyful performance sure to warm snow-covered hearts!

First presented in December 2013, Bradley Greenwald, along with pianist Sonja Thompson, create a meditative and joyful performance of music and poems embracing the longest and darkest night of the year.

Celebrating and embracing winter, the holidays and "hell-i-days," Seasonal Affective Disorder, friends, family, Christians, and Pagans, Greenwald brings light and levity as well as reflection and renewal to the season. Rodgers and Hart, Leonard Cohen, Purcell, J. S. Bach, Sting, Peter Mayer, Dar Williams, and more get their songs sung, with a little Margaret Atwood, Joseph Campbell, and Ogden Nash thrown in for good measure.

Celebrating the longest night of the year goes back to Stonehenge and Machu Picchu, Roman Saturnalia, and the Viking Yule. Its traditions defined when and how Christians celebrate Christmas. Bradley celebrates winter, the holiday blues, excess, and the soul's need for rebirth in an eclectic program of text and music.

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The Nutcracker & The Mouse King

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Asylum Theatre
  • Musical

Infused with music, dance, puppetry, Asylum Theatre brings you the whole story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King this holiday season! It is a dark tale of revenge, curses, time, love, and a fantastical journey through a world where swans eat marzipan and wear golden necklaces.

Adapted from the original E.T.A. Hoffman story by Amber Lee Olivier with original music by Danny Glass.

Ensemble includes Brianna Belland, Ashley Burdash, Cherelle-Renee Childs, Steve Cox, Ella Dierberger, Danny Glass, Justin Nelson, Amber Lee Olivier, Stephanie Ruas, and Emily Weiss

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Women Beware Women / Measure For Measure

Women Beware Women

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114 (next to Lake Monster Brewing)

$18 - 42
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama

Classical Actors Ensemble presents the Twin Cities premeire of Thomas Middleton's tragedy of what happens when "happily ever after" meets a dark and dangerous world. Directed by Joseph Papke.

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The Wickhams

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

DECEMBER 1 - 30, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
directed by Christina Baldwin


The event of the season! Take a trip to the downstairs residence at Pemberley - the house a-twitter with the bustle of servants and the arrival of the Bennet clan as seen in last season’s hit, Miss Bennet. From the most produced living playwright, hailed by New York Magazine as “a rare theatrical talent,” comes a twinkling tale of family, honor, and love. Add on your tickets to this very special premiere, and spend the holidays wrapped in Edwardian charm.

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Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

Happy Holihaze! Join us as we round out our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW holiday hilarity! “Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)” features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen. Our holiday show typically sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!

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Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$12 - $24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by E/D
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Inspired by Ingmar Bergman's 1966 psychological film, PERSONA, ANIMUS uses performance, multi-media projection, and live video captured onstage to explore the merging identities of two modern women, one who speaks and one who doesn't, who compare hands and "get all mixed up in one another." Focusing on themes of identity, shame and voyeurism, ANIMUS explores not only personal identity, but also online personas, blurring what is real and what is fake.

ANIMUS is created and performed by Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger of E/D and Amber Johnson of DangerVision Productions.

Additional Information:
ANIMUS is presented as part of the Ingmar Bergman Jubilee. The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Ingmar Bergman: world-famous filmmaker, legendary theatre director and exceptional writer. The Jubilee, starting in Autumn 2017 and continuing throughout 2018, has taken place over the entire world, with theatrical performances, exhibitions, documentaries, film retrospectives, book releases and festivals.

Show length: 90 minutes, no intermission.
Recommended for ages 13+

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8 pm


8:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 Studio 202

$10 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
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Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Drama

Don't miss Luverne Seifert and Sara Marsh in this gripping drama: an 80-minute encounter in real time between a man and a younger woman as they face the truth about the intimate relationship they had long ago, with shattering consequences.  

"[Luverne] Seifert's enormous likability as a performer makes him a brilliant choice for Ray...[Sara] Marsh strips away her teasing intelligence in a painful, emotionally specific monologue...Both actors handle Harrower's Mamet-y, staccato-rhythmed dialogue deftly, almost as if they're duetting on a thorny piece of music -- a piece that takes on a disturbing life of its own when a late-in-the-play development raises the stakes, revealing what this discussion has really been about all along." - Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune

"Directed with a sure hand by Michaela Johnson...[Luverne] Seifert and [Sara] Marsh are together, explaining, accusing, feinting, deflecting, and recalling very different versions of what happened long ago. It's an emotional tango, a house on fire...Seifert makes Ray a strangely likeable villain. He's a complex creature, not one-dimensional...Two-thirds of the way into Blackbird, Harrower gives Una a brutal 1,400-word monologue...that's worth bringing back the Ivey Awards, if only to honor Marsh for getting through it so masterfully." - Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

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