Thursday, October 31, 2019

1 pm

Ripcord

1:00 pm

Ives Auditorium in the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr. Bloomington, MN 55437

$25-36
Call 612-440-7529
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Comedy

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the women quickly escalates into a game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Ripcord is uproarious and heartwarming comedy.

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6 pm

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

6:00 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $70
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Musical

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Enter a kitschy, campy, sci-fi fantasy with Brad and Janet as they encounter Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, a vamping, bisexual transvestite from another planet, backed by his band of singing and dancing Phantoms. Mixing rock ‘n’ roll with crazy dance numbers, sex, glitter and corsets, this is a party that’s sure to make you shiver with antici–pation!

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A tea cup sits on a pink saucer that has the words "feed your head" engraved in gold script. The cup is filled with steaming hot tea.  A pat of butter carved into a profile of a person's head floats in the tea. Surrounding the cup and saucer are: a silver spoon filled with sugar; an ornate, blue and black, sugar bowl with its lid ajar; a small white saucer holding square pats of butter, and Queen of Hearts playing card. This all sits on a white linen tablecloth.

Feed Your Head

6:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Best Butter Company
2306 Robbins Street Saint Paul, MN 55114

$20 - $35
Call 6124042110
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

THREE NIGHTS ONLY.  October 31 - November 2.

Don’t miss this unique and theatrical event. 

Feed Your Head is an immersive experience inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party. Audience members will attend a curious “orientation” as new employees of the fictitious Best Butter Company. 

Step into Alice’s shoes and encounter a host of curious characters – like, Bunny, an unwavering Best Butter Company optimist and your orientation guide. Be enchanted by a topsy-turvy “financial presentation” by The Accountant (sleight-of-hand master, Steven Paul Carlson). Savor butter from Rochdale Farms, bread from Baker’s Field, and scent design by the Olfactory Scent Studio. This is not a horror event. Feed Your Head runs October 31st through November 2nd with three performances a night. Preview night is Wednesday, October 30th. 2019.

TICKETS & DISCOUNTS

For tickets and information visit www.feedyourhead.show . Early bird admission is already 75% sold out! Want an even better deal? Call (612) 404-2110 to get a discount code for another $10 off each ticket. 

SHOW DETAILS

Feed Your Head lasts approximately 60 minutes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Audience members will move through the space and, at times, will be asked to stand or sit. Performers will be in very close proximity to the audience. Feed Your Head does not have standard theatre seating. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible. Vegan and gluten free substitutes are available.

Elevate your Halloween experience. Join Sparkle Theatricals at this delightful new show made from scratch by a team of all-local artists.

CAST & CREW

Featuring: Clara Kennedy, Christine Pietz, Ella Dierberger, Shiloh Zoccoli, Dominic Rodgers, and Steven Paul Carlson

Writer: J.J. Kaiser (2017 Jerome Artist Awardee)

Director: C.J. Renner

Illusions: Steven Paul Carlson

Lighting: Joanna McLarnan

Costume Design: Molly Smith, Lolly Foy

Scenic Design: Roxanne Skeie Hillard, Rick Ausland

Graphic: Christina Vang and Kristin DeBoom

Producers: Alejandra Iannone (Sparkle Theatricals), Rick Ausland (Sparkle Theatricals), Ryan Grams (Uptop Films)

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7 pm

OperaTease: Tricks and Treats

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$40
Call Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by Journey North Opera Company and Minnsky Theatre
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Journey North Opera Company and Minnsky Theatre present: OperaTease Tricks and Treats, a SPOOKY opera improv cabaret!
Where opera meets ooh la la!

Experience this mesmerizing evening with the haunting voices of the Journey North Opera as eerie arias are brought to life through the accompaniment of daring dance, scary circus, and kooky cabaret!

Join us for this special Halloween-themed fusion of the arts and opera like you've never seen before!

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Wayward Theatre Company presents MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$35.00
Call 612-568-4225
Buy tickets online

Presented by Wayward Theatre Company
  • Drama

Wayward Theatre Company is committed to bringing work outside of traditional theatre settings, allowing audiences to engage with texts and spaces in new and exciting ways. Next up on Wayward’s site-specific docket is Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy; Macbeth, playing at the historic James J. Hill House.

As a follow-up to our extended, sold-out run of Hamlet in the spring of 2018, Macbeth will be the company’s most ambitious endeavor to date. Working side by side in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, Wayward will utilize this historic landmark in ways patrons of the arts and of the Hill House have yet to experience.

Macbeth, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, brings audiences deep into the minds of an ambitious couple, hellbent on power and position. A supernatural prophecy calls a would-be king and queen to action and as they work to realize their greatest dreams, their world turns suddenly into a living nightmare.

NOTE: There are staggered start times of 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM for this production.

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Collidescope 4.0

7:30 pm

Whiting Proscenium, Rarig Center, Minneapolis
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$17 General public, $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees, $7 Students (any college or under 18)
Call (612) 625-5380
Buy tickets online

Presented by the University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Internationally acclaimed theatre artists, Ping Chong and UMTAD Assistant Professor Talvin Wilks will create the fourth iteration of  Collidescope: Adventures in Pre and Post Racial America  in collaboration with University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students.  Originally conceived in 2014 as a response to the unjust murder of Trayvon Martin, the debate around Stand Your Ground Laws and the seemingly perpetual police violence against members of the African American community, Collidescope offers a collision course view of the legacy behind the history of racial violence, racism and social injustice in America. As seen through the gaze of an intergalactic time traveler, the investigation of this peculiar “nature” moves back and forth in historical time, specifically with a focus on the American psyche represented by contemplations of noted historical and contemporary writers and political figures. Utilizing archival documents and source texts, fictional and non-fictional, Collidescope engages the audience in a discourse interrogating the motives and justifications behind this legacy.  This fourth installment will inject unique events from Minnesota’s history into the greater picture of race, racism and citizenship, to connect the dots between America’s troubled racial history and its ongoing consequences.

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The Winter's Tale at North Garden Theater

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

North Garden Theater
929 Seventh Street W St Paul, MN 55102

$15-$35
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

"Lorca’s masterful direction, a cast of powerful, passionate actors, Peter Vitale’s music (performed live), Sonya Berlovitz’s costumes and Nick Golfis’ minimalist sets have combined to create real magic." - MinnPost

"Director Marcela Lorca has teamed with an extraordinary cast to craft a staging that still has me combing my memory of the last Shakespeare production I'd seen that succeeded so sublimely." - Pioneer Press

"This Winter's Tale is something you feel, and that touches you..." - Star Tribune

"Ten Thousand Things does Shakespeare like no one else, making it accessible and understable and relatable..."- Cherry and Spoon

An epic tale that takes us from the tyrannical power of jealousy, to the promise of renewal, through magic, miracles and the quality of forgiveness that only true love can bring.

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Stephanie Bertumen, Shá Cage, Cristina Florencia Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant and Karen Wiese-Thompson

There is a post-show discussion with the cast on November 2nd.

North Garden Theater is located on W 7th St just west of downtown St Paul and across the street from Keg & Case. There is limited street parking or a lot 1.5 blocks away on the corner of W James Ave and Daly St for $2. You can purchase a voucher in advance and print it at home or at North Garden Theater.

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Wayward Theatre Company presents MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$35.00
Call 612-568-4225
Buy tickets online

Presented by Wayward Theatre Company
  • Drama

Wayward Theatre Company is committed to bringing work outside of traditional theatre settings, allowing audiences to engage with texts and spaces in new and exciting ways. Next up on Wayward’s site-specific docket is Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy; Macbeth, playing at the historic James J. Hill House.

As a follow-up to our extended, sold-out run of Hamlet in the spring of 2018, Macbeth will be the company’s most ambitious endeavor to date. Working side by side in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, Wayward will utilize this historic landmark in ways patrons of the arts and of the Hill House have yet to experience.

Macbeth, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, brings audiences deep into the minds of an ambitious couple, hellbent on power and position. A supernatural prophecy calls a would-be king and queen to action and as they work to realize their greatest dreams, their world turns suddenly into a living nightmare.

NOTE: There are staggered start times of 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM for this production.

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Ghost Quartet

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, Minnesota

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

“Ghost Quartet” is a song cycle about love, death and whiskey from Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of the Broadway hit “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”  A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.  The story draws from several fairy tales and "ghost stories", including Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, and One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known as Arabian Nights). There may also be some Princess Zelda references you might recognize. Cast members present the story and music as a "concept album" and accompany themselves on keyboard, violin, ukulele, guitar, mandolin, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer and 9,000 percussion instruments.  The audience may also be called upon for additional percussion and whiskey drinking.

This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission.  

Wednesday, October 30th - Post-Show Whiskey Tasting

Thursday, October 31st - Post-Show Halloween Party - Come in costume, get free drink coupon!

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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
Buy tickets online

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 Dec 31. 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

Journey's End

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Annex Building, Saint Paul, MN

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
Buy tickets online

Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama

Bain Boehlke returns to the Twin Cities to direct R.C. Sherriff's powerful, multi award-winning masterpiece.  Set in the front-line trenches near Sant Quentin in 1918, towards the end of the First World War, Journey’s End gives a powerful (and beautiful) glimpse into the harrowing experiences of a British Army infantry company, whose story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days in March, 1918.  With a German offensive imminently approaching, each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.

Featuring: Jim Ahrens, Aaron Boger, Kevin Fanshaw, Peter Christian Hansen, Craig Johnson, Timothy Kelly, Bob Malos, Carl Schoenborn, Henry Sillman, Benjamin Slye, Alan Sorenson, Caleb Wagner

With the design talents of: Sarah Bauer, Bain Boehlke, Amber Brown,  Kathy Maxwell, C. Andrew Mayer, Carl Schoenborn

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Violent Delights

8:00 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Various locations

Presented by Cardboard Suitcase Productions
  • Drama
  • Experimental

 

We request the honor of your presence at...

VIOLENT DELIGHTS
Created by Penelope Parsons-Lord
Based on the works of William Shakespeare

“Through some of Shakespeare’s most famous works, and unsettling renditions of old songs, we confront and grapple with the psyches that populate the nexus of passion, violence, humour and play.”
- Sydney Fringe Festival

In Violent Delights, we explore Shakespeare's obsession with the worst of human behavior as it lives side-by-side with love and passion. Eight actors take audiences on a journey through pleasure, pain, sexuality, and violence using some of the Bard’s most well-known works. At turns comic and sinister, tragic and raucous, Violent Delights is bloody good fun.

Violent Delights will be performed throughout the Twin Cities as ‘pop-up’ performances between October 18 - November 2. 

All performances are pay-what-you-can!

Content Warning: Violence, Sexual Assault, Emotional Abuse

Friday, October 18 - Music Lab
Saturday, October 19 - The 1887
Wednesday, October 23 - Off-Leash Art Box
Friday, October 25 - Music Lab
Saturday, October 26 - Hotbed Studios
Thursday, October 31 - Off-Leash Art Box
Friday, November 1 - Music Lab
Saturday, November 2 - The 1887

VENUES
The 1887 - Old home with a speakeasy vibe.  
3104 Oakland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Off-Leash Art Box - Black box theatre.
4200 East 54th Street
Minneapolis MN 55417

Music Lab - A music school and performance studio.
5159 Bloomington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Hotbed Studios - Home of Savage Aural Hotbed.
2426 Washington Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Find more information about our venues at our website:

www.theseviolentdelights.org

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

8:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

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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Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

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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A tea cup sits on a pink saucer that has the words "feed your head" engraved in gold script. The cup is filled with steaming hot tea.  A pat of butter carved into a profile of a person's head floats in the tea. Surrounding the cup and saucer are: a silver spoon filled with sugar; an ornate, blue and black, sugar bowl with its lid ajar; a small white saucer holding square pats of butter, and Queen of Hearts playing card. This all sits on a white linen tablecloth.

Feed Your Head

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Best Butter Company
2306 Robbins Street Saint Paul, MN 55114

$20 - $35
Call 6124042110
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

THREE NIGHTS ONLY.  October 31 - November 2.

Don’t miss this unique and theatrical event. 

Feed Your Head is an immersive experience inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party. Audience members will attend a curious “orientation” as new employees of the fictitious Best Butter Company. 

Step into Alice’s shoes and encounter a host of curious characters – like, Bunny, an unwavering Best Butter Company optimist and your orientation guide. Be enchanted by a topsy-turvy “financial presentation” by The Accountant (sleight-of-hand master, Steven Paul Carlson). Savor butter from Rochdale Farms, bread from Baker’s Field, and scent design by the Olfactory Scent Studio. This is not a horror event. Feed Your Head runs October 31st through November 2nd with three performances a night. Preview night is Wednesday, October 30th. 2019.

TICKETS & DISCOUNTS

For tickets and information visit www.feedyourhead.show . Early bird admission is already 75% sold out! Want an even better deal? Call (612) 404-2110 to get a discount code for another $10 off each ticket. 

SHOW DETAILS

Feed Your Head lasts approximately 60 minutes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Audience members will move through the space and, at times, will be asked to stand or sit. Performers will be in very close proximity to the audience. Feed Your Head does not have standard theatre seating. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible. Vegan and gluten free substitutes are available.

Elevate your Halloween experience. Join Sparkle Theatricals at this delightful new show made from scratch by a team of all-local artists.

CAST & CREW

Featuring: Clara Kennedy, Christine Pietz, Ella Dierberger, Shiloh Zoccoli, Dominic Rodgers, and Steven Paul Carlson

Writer: J.J. Kaiser (2017 Jerome Artist Awardee)

Director: C.J. Renner

Illusions: Steven Paul Carlson

Lighting: Joanna McLarnan

Costume Design: Molly Smith, Lolly Foy

Scenic Design: Roxanne Skeie Hillard, Rick Ausland

Graphic: Christina Vang and Kristin DeBoom

Producers: Alejandra Iannone (Sparkle Theatricals), Rick Ausland (Sparkle Theatricals), Ryan Grams (Uptop Films)

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9 pm

A tea cup sits on a pink saucer that has the words "feed your head" engraved in gold script. The cup is filled with steaming hot tea.  A pat of butter carved into a profile of a person's head floats in the tea. Surrounding the cup and saucer are: a silver spoon filled with sugar; an ornate, blue and black, sugar bowl with its lid ajar; a small white saucer holding square pats of butter, and Queen of Hearts playing card. This all sits on a white linen tablecloth.

Feed Your Head

9:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Best Butter Company
2306 Robbins Street Saint Paul, MN 55114

$20 - $35
Call 6124042110
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

THREE NIGHTS ONLY.  October 31 - November 2.

Don’t miss this unique and theatrical event. 

Feed Your Head is an immersive experience inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Tea Party. Audience members will attend a curious “orientation” as new employees of the fictitious Best Butter Company. 

Step into Alice’s shoes and encounter a host of curious characters – like, Bunny, an unwavering Best Butter Company optimist and your orientation guide. Be enchanted by a topsy-turvy “financial presentation” by The Accountant (sleight-of-hand master, Steven Paul Carlson). Savor butter from Rochdale Farms, bread from Baker’s Field, and scent design by the Olfactory Scent Studio. This is not a horror event. Feed Your Head runs October 31st through November 2nd with three performances a night. Preview night is Wednesday, October 30th. 2019.

TICKETS & DISCOUNTS

For tickets and information visit www.feedyourhead.show . Early bird admission is already 75% sold out! Want an even better deal? Call (612) 404-2110 to get a discount code for another $10 off each ticket. 

SHOW DETAILS

Feed Your Head lasts approximately 60 minutes. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Audience members will move through the space and, at times, will be asked to stand or sit. Performers will be in very close proximity to the audience. Feed Your Head does not have standard theatre seating. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible. Vegan and gluten free substitutes are available.

Elevate your Halloween experience. Join Sparkle Theatricals at this delightful new show made from scratch by a team of all-local artists.

CAST & CREW

Featuring: Clara Kennedy, Christine Pietz, Ella Dierberger, Shiloh Zoccoli, Dominic Rodgers, and Steven Paul Carlson

Writer: J.J. Kaiser (2017 Jerome Artist Awardee)

Director: C.J. Renner

Illusions: Steven Paul Carlson

Lighting: Joanna McLarnan

Costume Design: Molly Smith, Lolly Foy

Scenic Design: Roxanne Skeie Hillard, Rick Ausland

Graphic: Christina Vang and Kristin DeBoom

Producers: Alejandra Iannone (Sparkle Theatricals), Rick Ausland (Sparkle Theatricals), Ryan Grams (Uptop Films)

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10 pm

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

10:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $70
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Musical

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Enter a kitschy, campy, sci-fi fantasy with Brad and Janet as they encounter Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, a vamping, bisexual transvestite from another planet, backed by his band of singing and dancing Phantoms. Mixing rock ‘n’ roll with crazy dance numbers, sex, glitter and corsets, this is a party that’s sure to make you shiver with antici–pation!

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