Friday, December 13, 2019

10 am

Annie Jr.

10:00 am

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria St. N , St. Paul MN, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Musical

 

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN  

Music by CHARLES STROUSE  

Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols 
Originally Produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen,Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc. / The John F. Kennedy Center  
for the Performing Arts /  Icarus Productions

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®

By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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

Head in to the holiday season with a spark of hope and joy.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Creative Team 

Director - Dane Stauffer

Music Director - Kris Stauffer

Choreographer - Kathryn Dudley 

 

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The Emperor's New Clothes

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 Entertainmet @ Old Log Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

THE EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHES
Musical for the Holiday season.
Matinees: November 12- December 31, 2019

The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved tales to life in The Emperor's New Clothes. This winsome musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the 3rd is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus' uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are "invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore," for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.

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12 pm

Annie Jr.

12:00 pm

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
55 Victoria St. N , St. Paul MN, 55104

$12 - $16
Call 651-225-9265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre for Youth
  • Musical

 

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN  

Music by CHARLES STROUSE  

Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols 
Originally Produced by Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen,Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc. / The John F. Kennedy Center  
for the Performing Arts /  Icarus Productions

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”®

By Permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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

Head in to the holiday season with a spark of hope and joy.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Creative Team 

Director - Dane Stauffer

Music Director - Kris Stauffer

Choreographer - Kathryn Dudley 

 

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6 pm

Christmas My Way

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI 54016

$46 - $68; NYE, $88.40
Call 715.386.2394 ex. 332
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Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Musical

From the team that created My Way, the hottest musical revue in America right now, it's beginning to look a lot like a free, fresh, knocked-out coo-coo Sinatra Christmas, complete with 40 swingin' hits perfect for the holidays.

Nothing is silent about this night where four singers serve up cool versions of Sinatra mainstays like "Fly Me To The Moon," "New York, New York," "That's Life," "Love and Marriage," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "The Lady is a Tramp".

Plus, they make a little hey-hey with groovy versions of such Sinatra Christmas hits like "Mistletoe and Holly," "The Christmas Song," "Christmas Memories," "Winter Wonderland," "Silver Bells" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." Toss in Rat Pack-ish versions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas," Christmas My Way invites you to grab your bird, jingle your bells, pour a good stiff egg nog, and have yourself a merry little Christmas NOW, baby!

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7 pm

"I'll be Homicidal for Christmas"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Manitou Grill
2171 4th Street White Bear Lake, MN 55110

66.50
Call 763-566-2583
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Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

It’s December 23rd, 1978.

Albee Humphrey used to be household name, but these days his star is fading. He’s got one last shot at his big comeback – with a network televised Christmas special. There’s celebrity guests, variety acts, and there’s even rumor of a reunion with his former comedy partner – who he hasn’t spoken to in 20 years. He’ll be using members of his studio audience as extras, so you may even find yourself getting in on the act!

This is his last chance to be a star again. He’ll either make it back on top…or die trying!

The Mystery Cafe dishes out a hilarious comedy caper, where you and your table are invited to solve the crime…all while enjoying a delicious 3-course meal.

Upon arrival, you’ll be seated by members of the cast. Clues are all around, and you’ll also be provided with “Mystery Money,” so you can bribe characters for more information.

The evidence points to one answer, and a prize is awarded to our “Super Sleuth” winner. We also give prizes for the most…shall we say…“creative” answer. Right or wrong, you’ll be laughing all the way to the solution. Whether or not you crack the case, you’ll certainly bust a gut

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Beauty & the Beast

7:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen High School Theater Auditorium
2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$15 - $25
Call 952-250-7206
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Presented by Chaska Valley Family Theatre
  • Musical

The stage production of a classic Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costumes, sets, and favorite musical numbers including "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Beauty & the Beast" and more. Featuring dozens of talented local actors, musicians and behind-the-scenes artists from throughout the Twin Cities theater community, this exceptional production makes a fantastic holiday outing for families or groups. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 

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Junie B. Jones Jr., The Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$10-$15
Call (612)326-6158
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Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

A delightful adaptation brought to life!

Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends -— and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard — and she may need glasses.

This show is with our K-8th grade performers. 

Prices

Adults: $15

Students (18 and under): $10

Seniors: $10

Reminder: Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded after purchase.

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CHILL: The Entire Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack, Played Live and Danced!

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 West 6th St., St. Paul, MN 55102

$16 in advance, $18 at the door, kids 0-12 free
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rhythmically Speaking
  • Dance

As the weather chills, our dancers will chill into choreography and improvisations set to the groovy jazz tunes of Vince Guaraldi’s playful and nostalgic “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, played live by a quartet of excellent local musicians! This show expands on Rhythmically Speaking’s original production from last December. If you saw it last year, join us again at Amsterdam Bar & Hall. If you missed it, now you get another chance!

Show Dates, Times & Tickets:

Facebook Event: Here

Come have a meal before the show or a drink while you enjoy it, and feel free to bring kiddos – folks 12 and under are free! Another good reason to come early for the matinee performances (12/14 @ 2pm and 12/15 @ 4pm): artist Brad Erickson will be with us for half an hour before and after the shows, creating complimentary Peanuts-style caricatures for anyone who would like one! Join us to experience this unique live holiday music and dance show at celebrated performance venues the Duluth Playhouse and the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in Peanuts creator Charles Schultz’s hometown of St. Paul – seating for the show is first come, first served, so come early!

This activity is supported, in part, by the City of Saint Paul Cultural Sales Tax Revitalization Program via St. Paul Cultural Star Grant Funding.

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Perpich Arts High School Theater/Dance presents "Lighting the Way" and "Water, Water Everywhere…"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422

FREE
Call 763-279-4200
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Presented by Perpich Arts High School
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

FREE EVENT. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. ALL AGES WELCOME. RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED.

Perpich Arts High School Theater/Dance program presents its winter performance in two parts: Lighting the Way (Dance) and Water, Water Everywhere… (Theater). The performance features the Junior and Senior Theater and Dance ensemble illuminating our program’s mission to promote theater and dance in a global context. This year, the performance will consist of student and faculty choreographed pieces as well as folktales from around the world. The show comes together under a mixture of storytelling and movement. For those interested in the Theater/Dance program at Perpich Arts High School, this is the event you won’t want to miss!

Very family friendly and a holiday treat!

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Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide - The Brave New Workshop’s 302nd Revue

7:00 pm

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

$29-$79
Call (612)-332-6620
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Presented by The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

The polar vortex, aggressively enthusiastic Salvation Army bell ringers, and Aunt Marge's fruit cake: we get it. The holiday season is rough. Let Brave New Workshop's naughtier-than-nice guide to surviving all the family foibles and festivities give you that little something extra to make it through.

 

Written & Performed by: Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Taj Ruler and Tom Reed

Musical Direction by: Jon Pumper

Technical Direction by: Matthew Vichlach

Directed by: Caleb McEwen

 

Previews:  Nov 1, 2, 5, 6

Opening Night:  Thursday, Nov 7

Show Run:  Nov 7, 2019 - Jan 4, 2019

The show runs weekends and select weekdays. Show times vary. Full schedule at bravenewworkshop.com/theatre/show-calendar.

 

Tickets & More Info

Tickets $29 - 79 with discounts for previews, students, seniors, groups of 12+ and more

www.BraveNewWorkshop.com

(612) 332-6620

Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 55403

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"The Nutcracker"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

DECC Symphony Hall
350 Harbor Dr. Duluth, MN

Adult $22-$46, Student $17-$36, Child $15-$31
Call 218-529-3742
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Presented by Minnesota Ballet
  • Dance

Holiday magic begins with the Minnesota Ballet’s production of the holiday favorite, sparkling with merry holiday party, battling soldiers and mouse warriors, whirling snowflakes, captivating Sugar Plum Fairy, dramatic dancers from exotic lands, waltzing flowers. Created by Allen Fields, the production is accompanied live by the Minnesota Ballet Orchestra.

 

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Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

Presented by Applause Community Theatre
  • Comedy

Based on the writings of Robert Fulghum. Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell. Music and lyrics by David Caldwell. Directed by Gary Davis.

Holiday stories from the international best-selling author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.

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Madeline’s Christmas

7:00 pm

The Loft Stage
4200 Pioneer Drive Woodbury, MN 55129

$8-22
Call 6123996568
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Presented by WCT Family
  • Musical
  • Kids

A magical musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelman’s beloved classic children's tale: “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines." So begins this delightful story of Madeline's Christmas! A festive treat for parents and children alike. Kick of the season with this endearing musical for kids of all ages (including the grandparents who remember reading the book when they were children!)

Bring the grandparents to pick up a special toy or treat at intermission!

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church
1620 E. 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$5 - $25
Call 612-724-4539

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

Adapted from a novel by L. Frank Baum (The Wizard of Oz) this is unlike any version of the holiday legends you know. Raised in the Forest of Burzee, Claus learns from the immortals to respect nature and as an adult delights in making and giving toys for children. That is, until the evil Awgwa decided to stop him. What happens next? We'll discover the tales of the reindeer, the holiday tree, stockings hung by the chimney and more in this delightful holiday entertainment!

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The Ever and After

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE, Minneapolis, MN

$14 - $41
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama

Theatre Pro Rata is producing a new play by local playwright Rachel Teagle: The Ever and After this December at The Crane Theater. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, we follow the adventures of a super intelligent cockroach and his young human ward as they sift through the remnants of a lost civilization trying to gather knowledge. Along the way they unearth an abandoned bot who raises questions about consciousness, autonomy, and friendship. But this odd little trio are not alone in their world, and should they be discovered they might change everything...

 

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Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol By Tom Mula

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$18-$20
Call 952-491-0779
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

"Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.

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The Norwegians

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dark & Stormy Productions
Grain Belt Warehouse 77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202 Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15 - $39
Call 612-401-4506
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Presented by Dark & Stormy Productions
  • Comedy

Olive and Betty are two southern women living in the land of snow, lutefisk, co-ops, and Norwegians. They have something else in common: they both want their ex-boyfriends dead. So, they hire the only hit men they can find in Minnesota: really, really nice ones.

"…lined with comic gold." - Star Tribune

"'The Norwegians' manages to skewer some of Minnesota's most sacred icons...[And] there's just something appealing about mobsters in parkas." - Minnesota Public Radio

"C. Denby Swanson's extremely odd and delightful comedy, is something of a guilty pleasure." - The New York Times

With new material from the playwright!

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The Viking and The Gazelle

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St

Presented by The Waterfront Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Viking and The Gazelle is a romantic comedy about the budding courtship of a Twin Cities couple with the role of race thrust upon their relationship. African-American Michelle was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, while White Robert is from the Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins. Sparks fly in the hearts of the new couple, yet a happy ending is no foregone conclusion. With a cast of seven characters, Michelle and Robert find love’s battlefield surprisingly fraught with the biases of society, including with their trusted confidants; not to mention Robert’s deep dark secret.

After rave reviews and enthralled audiences during this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, The Waterfront Productions is remounting a re-envisioned version of The Viking and the Gazelle at Mixed Blood Theatre, November 29 - December 15. Written by Dr. William and Suzanne Bengtson, and directed by Shá Cage and E.G. Bailey, this play delivers one of the most important messages of the holiday season—love and acceptance

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TOWARDS ZERO

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

This compelling stage play by Agatha Christie was only recently discovered, unearthed by a researcher in 2015. The setting is Gull’s Nest, Lady Tressilian’s clifftop manor on the English seaside. When she invites her ward for a long weekend, he surprises everyone by bringing both his current wife and his old flame. And when a brutal murder interrupts the house party, the wonderful twists and turns of a true Christie script keep the audience guessing until the final moments.

Directed by Wendy Resch Novak, the cast includes William Bauer, David Coral, Annie Day, James Degner, Dwight Gunderson, Ben Habel, Joshua Jabas, Jacob Marcott, Kristen C. Mathisen, Mark L. Mattison, Stacey Poirier, Piper Quinn, and Jean Wolff.

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The Wizard of Oz

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Norshor Theatre
211 East Superior St.

$40-$50
Call 218-733-7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse at the Norshor
  • Musical
  • Kids

The greatest family musical of all time takes the NorShor Theatre stage this holiday season!

Living on a Kansas farm with her aunt, uncle, and dog Toto, Dorothy Gale wishes for more. When a twister hits, Dorothy is whisked away to a fantastical world filled with munchkins, a living scarecrow, a tin man with no heart, a cowardly lion…and a wicked witch that will do whatever it takes to get her hands on Dorothy’s ruby slippers!

Don’t miss your chance to travel over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road because there is truly no place like home!

  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
  • Presenting Sponsor: North Shore Bank of Commerce
  • Brunch and a Show: Sunday, December 15
  • Tickets:
    • Standard: $40-$50
    • Youth: $10 off a standard ticket
    • Student Rush: $25 (available the night of a performance at the door only)
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

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

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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Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$45
Call 612-375-0300
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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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A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Patsy Miller Studio Theater
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$15 - $18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Drama

In their poorest winter ever, Charles Ingalls backtracks his family to Iowa, to take over the running of a hotel. Laura overhears wealthy Mrs. Starr offer to adopt Laura to ease the burden of so many children. As Christmas morning approaches, Laura is faced with a decision: will she choose what she believes is best for the family or will she find a way to stay with Pa, Ma, Mary and Carrie?

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas tells a story of healing that celbrates the importance of enduring family bonds.

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

7:30 pm

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

$27 – $55
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In Regency England, love is a serious game and the Bennet sisters are playing for keeps. The outspoken Lizzy is determined never to marry, but can she resist love, especially when the amusing but mildly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Bold, timely, with a few dance breaks thrown in, playwright Kate Hamill and director Lisa Channer reimagine Jane Austen for today.

Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

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How the Grinch Stole XXXMas! - A 90's Rom Com Parody

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$40
Call Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by Minnsky Theatre and the Wicked Wenches Cabaret
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

Though every Whootervillian down in Whooterville liked Christmas a lot,
The Grinch who lived just North of Whooterville, Did NOT!
The Whootervillians loved decorations, feast and gifts,
with no thought or care to the love they may miss.
Cindy Lou Whooter has a clever plan to make them all see,
how to make a merrier XXXmastime for you and for me!

Join us in wrapping up the Wicked Wenches 2019 season with our 90's Rom Com Parody: How the Grinch Stole XXXmas!

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The Story

Cindy Lou Whooter, on break from her doctorate studies in Truffula Tree Conservation
Goes back to her home snowflake for Xmas vacation.
Her mother, her stepfather, brothers and Granny
will welcome Cindy along with the extended Whooter family.

But who is this new man thickening the plot?
And what was that noise upon the rooftop?
And though the thought of green eggs and spam did make her mouth water,
Cindy feared that without a boyfriend she would be a disappointing daughter.
So she thought of an idea and she called in a debt
and this will surely be an Xmas Whooterville will never forget!

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Cash and Credit for Ticket Purchases and Concessions (snacks & sodas & ADULT BEVERAGES!!!)! Thank you for your continuing support of Minnsky Theatre and The Wicked Wenches Cabaret!

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

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DOG ACT

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul MN

Presented by Fortune's Fool Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

DOG ACT: a postapocalyptic vaudeville by Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by Ben Layne

Welcome to the future! The American government, society, and environment are totally fucked. Zetta and Dog (a human undergoing a voluntary species change) are singing and dancing their way across the wasteland on their way to a command performance for the King of China. Will a ukulele and a few tunes protect them from scatological, cannibalistic scavengers—and other less obvious dangers? Come see this wild mixture of dark humor, sharp satire, and baggy-pants vaudeville about an all-too-possible future where we may all be eating Squish.

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what if

what if

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$20-38
Call 612-377-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Experimental

what if is the proposition to look at ourselves, our world in different ways. Letting our imaginations take flight and carry us to where we did not think possible. Or didn’t know was there. Or would prefer not to look at. What if we could see through another’s eyes? What would that look like? What if the mirror was held up to nature, but instead of seeing what’s reflected we saw what was inside? What would it say? What if we could? What if we did? So…what if?

From the company that brought you THE PRODIGIOUS LIFE OF CLARA S., SPEECHLESS and REFUGIA. Featuring Sarah Agnew, Steven Epp and Nathan Keepers. Directed by Dominique Serrand.

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Sanders Family Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

It’s Christmas Eve, 1941, and America is going to war. But in North Carolina’s little Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the boisterous Sanders Family Singers band together with Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe to buoy the congregation’s spirit. Conceived by a Commonweal favorite, director Alan Bailey, and brimming with warmth, hilarity, and foot-stomping bluegrass music, Sanders Family Christmas will have your toes tapping and your heart singing.

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The Santaland Diaries

7:30 pm

The Underground
506 W. Michigan St.

$20
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse at the Underground
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

When a down-on-his-luck wannabe actor arrives in New York City at the end of the year, the only employment he can find is at Macy’s department store — working in Santaland for the holiday season, as a reluctant, but relentlessly cheerful, elf.

Newly christened “Crumpet”, our clever anti-hero shares his observations of the mayhem in front of and behind the scenes during one chaotic December, from aggressive parents and drunken Santas to flirtatious actors, poor hygiene, and the hazards of being a “Pointer Elf.”

Will Crumpet find a moment of pure Christmas spirit? Based on his humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, is a one-man wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season.

  • Tickets: $20
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SIX

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ordway Center
345 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$45.50-108.50, subject to change
Call 651-224-4222
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Presented by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Drama
  • Musical

See SIX at the Ordway before it heads to Broadway!

 “A total blast! It’s as much a Beyoncé-style pop-concert as theatre… Go Queens!”
Chicago Tribune

“Delivers pure entertainment… wickedly smart lyrics.”
The New York Times

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. All this time, they’ve been just one word in a stupid rhyme—so they picked up a pen and a microphone. History’s about to get overthrown.

After a wildly successful UK tour and a sold out run in Chicago, the musical phenomenon of SIX is appearing on the Ordway stage!

The wives of Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying pop-concert spectacle—shining a spotlight on these six women as never before. The queens take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a power-packed celebration of twenty-first-century female empowerment. Backed by a band known as the “Ladies in Waiting,” the all-woman ensemble crosses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed to the top of the global charts.

SIX is scheduled to begin performances on Broadway in 2020.

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8 pm

Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

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

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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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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10 pm

Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide - The Brave New Workshop’s 302nd Revue

10:00 pm

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

$29-$79
Call (612)-332-6620
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Presented by The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

The polar vortex, aggressively enthusiastic Salvation Army bell ringers, and Aunt Marge's fruit cake: we get it. The holiday season is rough. Let Brave New Workshop's naughtier-than-nice guide to surviving all the family foibles and festivities give you that little something extra to make it through.

 

Written & Performed by: Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Taj Ruler and Tom Reed

Musical Direction by: Jon Pumper

Technical Direction by: Matthew Vichlach

Directed by: Caleb McEwen

 

Previews:  Nov 1, 2, 5, 6

Opening Night:  Thursday, Nov 7

Show Run:  Nov 7, 2019 - Jan 4, 2019

The show runs weekends and select weekdays. Show times vary. Full schedule at bravenewworkshop.com/theatre/show-calendar.

 

Tickets & More Info

Tickets $29 - 79 with discounts for previews, students, seniors, groups of 12+ and more

www.BraveNewWorkshop.com

(612) 332-6620

Brave New Workshop Theatre, 824 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, 55403

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