Saturday, January 4, 2020

12 pm

Christmas My Way

12:00 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
Buy tickets online

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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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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It's A Wonderful Knife

1:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$35-$50
Call Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

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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5 pm

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

5:00 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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7 pm

Alma Murder - A Killer Class Reunion

7:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Majestic Oaks Golf Club
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE Ham Lake MN 55304

66.50
Call 763-566-2583

Presented by The Mystery Cafe
  • Comedy

The Alumni of Mellencamp Sr. High have learned that their old Alma Mater is soon to be demolished. To show their school spirit, they’ve decided to throw one last all-class reunion. So get together with long absent friends and classmates. Find out whatever happened to that old flame. Stroll down memory lane, or tear it up on the dance floor. It’s guaranteed to be the party of a lifetime…if you live that long!

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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It's A Wonderful Knife

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$35-$50
Call Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

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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"I'll be Homicidal for Christmas"

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Owatonna Country Club
1991 Lemond Rd. Owatonna, MN 55060

66.50
Call 763-566-2583
Buy tickets online

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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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
Buy tickets online

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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Becky shaw

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 177, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Comedy

By Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Ellen Fenster

"a ferociously funny comedy of outrageously bad manners" - Mail on Sunday

Maybe a blind date, dropped into the middle of some really complicated relationships, with people who may or may not be all they appear to be, isn't the best idea....

When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy erupt in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.

"It's been a while since we've seen a bona fide femme fatale onstage-That's why BECKY SHAW seems retro and fresh at the same time." - DC Theatre Scene

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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 March 1. 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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Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Chautauqua Fine Arts Center
8000 75th Street North Mahtomedi, MN.

$15 - $25
Call 651.292.3225
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chronofon Productions
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Dear Lenny: Bernstein’s Life in Songs & Letters," a meditation on Leonard Bernstein’s commitment to music, love, and the artist as progressive social activist, from Chronofon Productions.

Bernstein’s masterpieces from Broadway, the concert hall, and the silver screen—together with his fascinating and candid correspondence with his famous friends—will be presented in a theatrical concert that, as Bernstein would put it, “appeals to both the intellect and the heart.”

Chronofon Productions is four Minnesota performing artists - Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald and Prudence Johnson, with Bruce Thornton and Bruce Hippen.

The theatrical concert performance will conclude with a sing-along to "West Side Story."

 

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Triple Espresso--a highly caffeinated comedy

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave St. Paul MN 55105

$20 - $40
Call 651-690-6700
Buy tickets online

Presented by Triple Espresso LLC & Union Gospel Mission
  • Comedy

Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy is returning for the holidays with just eight performances, all benefiting Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. The show was written by Twin Citians Bill Arnold, Michael Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg and has played in the Twin Cities every year for the last 23 years.  It has traveled to more than 60 cities across the U.S. and abroad, including London, Los Angeles, Denver and San Diego, bringing laughs to more than 2 million people in all. From hand-shadow puppets to dust storms in Nebraska, the show’s Hugh Butternut, Bobby Bean, and Buzz Maxwell relive their own dubious choices in hilarious scenes, while navigating their interpersonal issues and foibles as well.

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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!     

Read more

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

8:00 pm

  • Closing night

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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Off Book

Off Book 2020

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$12
Call (612) 412-4843

Presented by HUGE Theater
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Two performers take the stage, but one has never seen the script. The return of the renowned, hilarious, unholy marriage of scripted theater and improv, featuring some of the Twin Cities' top stage talent, on-script and off. 

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9 pm

Nutcracker Noir-A Sensual Cirque Ballet

9:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

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

Presented by Minnsky Theatre
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

An 18+ extravaganza starring the ExperTeasers and featuring ballet, hip hop, circus, modern dance, fire, sideshow and more!
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The Story

Ten years have passed and Clara is all grown up, having forgotten her childhood visit to the Land of the Sweets. As Clara turns 18 on the eve of the family's annual Christmas party, they all gather to celebrate the season with drinks and presents. The forgotten Nutcracker doll is rediscovered and Clara's favorite Uncle Drosselmeyer brings him back to life but this time with a dark twist...

Journey with Clara as her visions of self discovery and fantasy come to life in the Land of the Oh So Sweet, Sweets!
Ruled by the dominating Mistress Sugar Kum Fairy and her Kinky Kourt: Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Peppermint and more!

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