Thursday, January 3, 2019

1 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

1:00 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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7 pm

Cellular Cinema: CAVE Festival

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$0-$20 suggested donation in $5 increments
Call 6128258949
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  • Film

Please join us in the dark, cold depths of Minnesota winter for the third edition of the Festival of Cinematic & Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE3)! We have a fantastic lineup of visiting artists and curators again this year, coming from across North America and presenting a diverse array of screenings, performances and discussions.

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TRIPLE ESPRESSO

7:30 pm

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

$25 – $52.50
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Meet Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean, a musician, an illusionist and a comic entertainer for whom nothing ever goes quite the way it was meant to. It’s high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy that grabs the funny bone and just won’t let go! “A triple jolt of inspired craziness … crackles with an energy and spirit of infectious fun!” — Los Angeles Times

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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

$20-$39
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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Lend Me a Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

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

This Tony Award winning madcap screwball comedy, set in 1934, will keep you laughing all night long!

"Non-stop laughter."      "Uproarious! Hysterical!"       "A rib-tickling comedy.” 

                       “The most inventive, original farce in a long time”

 

Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is set to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his era, to appear for one night only as Otello.  The star arrives late, and following a series of hilarious mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out.  Thinking Tito has died, Saunders convinces his assistant Max to put on Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into believing they are seeing the star.  Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and puts on his other costume ready to perform. Hilarity ensues!

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8 pm

Blackbird

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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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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9 pm

Cellular Cinema: CAVE Festival

9:30 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$0-$20 suggested donation in $5 increments
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

  • Film

Please join us in the dark, cold depths of Minnesota winter for the third edition of the Festival of Cinematic & Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE3)! We have a fantastic lineup of visiting artists and curators again this year, coming from across North America and presenting a diverse array of screenings, performances and discussions.

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