Wednesday, December 18, 2019

10 am

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
Buy tickets online

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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ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$18-$25
Call 9529791111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

November 22 thru December 27, 2019

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Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
ALL AGES

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS!

Join us this holiday season as we follow Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. After being raised as a would-be elf at the North Pole, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities causes him to embark on a new beginning to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy helps us all remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, this hilarious musical is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

CAST

Elena Bergren (Sam & Ensemble), Delaney Brooks (Sarah & Ensemble), Isaiah Bustamante (Fake Santa & Ensemble), Evan Decker (Matthews & Ensemble), Sofia M Fraser (Elf & Ensemble), Kamrie Frost (Deb), Riley Gamades (Elf & Ensemble), Ian Handeland (Macy's Manager), Grant Hudson (Elf & Ensemble), Pavan Kartik (Elf & Ensemble), Indra Khariwala (Elf & Ensemble), Shana Eisenberg (Emily Hobbs), Jackson Lyon (Buddy), Sara Magnuson (Jovie), Sam Mandell (Michael Hobbs), Emily May (Darlene & Ensemble), Kyla Ashlee Plair (Santa Helper & Ensemble), Lilie Rankin (Charlotte & Ensemble), Bruce  Rowan (Santa), Asgerami Semkoff (Mother in Macy's & Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Elf & Ensemble), Brent  Teclaw (Walter Hobbs), Isabella TenPas (Elf & Ensemble), Mark Turcotte (Ethan Von Brocken), Josie Turk (Shawanda Elf & Ensemble), Hogan Vaupel (Charlie), Alex Weiner (Elf & Ensemble), Tad Williamson (Greenway ) and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Chadwick & Ensemble)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

 

ELF-THE MUSICAL JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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12 pm

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

12:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$18-$25
Call 9529791111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

ELF THE MUSICAL, JR.

November 22 thru December 27, 2019

MORE INFORMATION

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
ALL AGES

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS!

Join us this holiday season as we follow Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. After being raised as a would-be elf at the North Pole, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities causes him to embark on a new beginning to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy helps us all remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, this hilarious musical is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

CAST

Elena Bergren (Sam & Ensemble), Delaney Brooks (Sarah & Ensemble), Isaiah Bustamante (Fake Santa & Ensemble), Evan Decker (Matthews & Ensemble), Sofia M Fraser (Elf & Ensemble), Kamrie Frost (Deb), Riley Gamades (Elf & Ensemble), Ian Handeland (Macy's Manager), Grant Hudson (Elf & Ensemble), Pavan Kartik (Elf & Ensemble), Indra Khariwala (Elf & Ensemble), Shana Eisenberg (Emily Hobbs), Jackson Lyon (Buddy), Sara Magnuson (Jovie), Sam Mandell (Michael Hobbs), Emily May (Darlene & Ensemble), Kyla Ashlee Plair (Santa Helper & Ensemble), Lilie Rankin (Charlotte & Ensemble), Bruce  Rowan (Santa), Asgerami Semkoff (Mother in Macy's & Ensemble), Medi Semkoff (Elf & Ensemble), Brent  Teclaw (Walter Hobbs), Isabella TenPas (Elf & Ensemble), Mark Turcotte (Ethan Von Brocken), Josie Turk (Shawanda Elf & Ensemble), Hogan Vaupel (Charlie), Alex Weiner (Elf & Ensemble), Tad Williamson (Greenway ) and Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Chadwick & Ensemble)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

 

ELF-THE MUSICAL JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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1 pm

Mamma Mia!

1:00 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 Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

1:30 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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7 pm

It's A Wonderful Knife

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$35-$50
Call Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by The Danger Committee and Minnsky Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Kids

The Danger Committee returns for a ninth year in a row with the latest in their smash hit holiday series, A Stocking Full of Awesome IX: It's a Wonderful Knife! Reynaldo, Bald Guy, and Other One are bringing their Twin Cities holiday tradition to the Minnsky Theatre with plenty of laughs and gasps for the whole family. Sharp knives combine with even sharper wit for an evening unlike any other holiday show you’ve ever seen. See what happens when two world champion jugglers team up with the one of the world’s premier knife throwers to create a Christmas classic. Come see some definite comedy and possible tragedy…just like Christmas!

BOOK EARLY! TICKETS FOR OUR HOLIDAY SHOWS SELL OUT FAST!

VIP Couch Tickets get you luxurious, reserved chaise seating right next to the stage! You also get Priority Seating an hour before showtime and a meet and greet with The Danger Committee during their pre-show warm ups/stupid antics. However, there are only a few of these tickets available per performance.

Premium Tickets also include one hour Priority Seating and the meet and greet with The Danger Committee 45 minutes before the start of the show, but in a regular old boring chair.

General Admission Tickets gets you seating 30 minutes before the start of the show.

Here is what people are saying about The Danger Committee:

Examiner.com: "A singularly unique production in which extremely sharp repartee duels with extremely sharp flying objects."

MinnPost.com: "Very mean, and very funny."

City Pages: "The mad trio of jugglers...a bracing piece that highlights the very different talents of the performers."

Star Tribune: "Juggling tricks draw crowds to their show. But it's the witty banter and endless derring-do that keep fans "oohing" and "wowing."

Hope to see you there!

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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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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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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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Another Miracle on Christmas Lake

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

http://yellowtreetheatre.com/another-miracle
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

A goat with the flu, a pregnant lizard, and a lactating Wise Man walk into Yellow Tree Theatre... 

On November 8th, Yellow Tree brings back the super silly sequel to its original smash-hit holiday comedy, Miracle on Christmas Lake, by "Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master" Jessica Lind Peterson. The sequel, which was last seen in 2011, will feature some of the Twin Cities funniest actors including: Four Humors front man Jason Ballweber, 2018 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow Elise Langer, Ryan Nelson of Brave New Workshop, and Neil Skoy, a professional clown who recently appeared in Open Eye Figure Theater’s The Beldenville Troll.

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
by Jessica Lind Peterson
directed by Jason Peterson

SYNOPSIS
A hilarious sequel to the smash hit comedy Miracle on Christmas Lake! Join Martha, Neil and some zany new characters as they try to save their beloved town of Christmas Lake from annexation. A Hollywood location scout arrives, hailing Christmas Lake the perfect spot to film a new adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. Colin and Tess scramble to put on a sparkly pageant that will draw tourists and hilarity ensues. There’s lutefisk and lizards, true love and tater tots, and best of all, unexpected miracles happen. A ridiculous and zany holiday comedy that you don’t want to miss! “One of those rare times when the sequel surpasses the original…The laughs start early and keep going!” – TC Daily Planet 

CAST: Ryan Nelson, Jason Ballweber, Elise Langer, Anna Leverett, Damian Leverett &  Neil Skoy

WHERE
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369

WHEN
November 8th – December 29th

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Tues. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Wed. Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00pm

TICKET PRICES
Nov. 7th - Nov. 17th 
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $26 | Fri. Sat. $30 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $28

Nov. 19th - Dec. 1st
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $29 | Fri. Sat. $33 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $31

Dec. 2nd - Dec. 29th
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $34 | Fri. Sat. $38 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $36

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
www.yellowtreetheatre.com

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

7:30 pm

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

$29-$79
Call (612)-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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Another Miracle on Christmas Lake

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

http://yellowtreetheatre.com/another-miracle
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

A goat with the flu, a pregnant lizard, and a lactating Wise Man walk into Yellow Tree Theatre... 

On November 8th, Yellow Tree brings back the super silly sequel to its original smash-hit holiday comedy, Miracle on Christmas Lake, by "Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master" Jessica Lind Peterson. The sequel, which was last seen in 2011, will feature some of the Twin Cities funniest actors including: Four Humors front man Jason Ballweber, 2018 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow Elise Langer, Ryan Nelson of Brave New Workshop, and Neil Skoy, a professional clown who recently appeared in Open Eye Figure Theater’s The Beldenville Troll.

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
by Jessica Lind Peterson
directed by Jason Peterson

SYNOPSIS
A hilarious sequel to the smash hit comedy Miracle on Christmas Lake! Join Martha, Neil and some zany new characters as they try to save their beloved town of Christmas Lake from annexation. A Hollywood location scout arrives, hailing Christmas Lake the perfect spot to film a new adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. Colin and Tess scramble to put on a sparkly pageant that will draw tourists and hilarity ensues. There’s lutefisk and lizards, true love and tater tots, and best of all, unexpected miracles happen. A ridiculous and zany holiday comedy that you don’t want to miss! “One of those rare times when the sequel surpasses the original…The laughs start early and keep going!” – TC Daily Planet 

CAST: Ryan Nelson, Jason Ballweber, Elise Langer, Anna Leverett, Damian Leverett &  Neil Skoy

WHERE
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369

WHEN
November 8th – December 29th

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Tues. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Wed. Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00pm

TICKET PRICES
Nov. 7th - Nov. 17th 
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $26 | Fri. Sat. $30 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $28

Nov. 19th - Dec. 1st
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $29 | Fri. Sat. $33 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $31

Dec. 2nd - Dec. 29th
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $34 | Fri. Sat. $38 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $36

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
www.yellowtreetheatre.com

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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
Buy tickets online

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
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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