Sunday, November 28, 2021

8 am

Say It! Sing It! Play It! In Cherokee

8:00 am
Runs 45 minutes

Online

$0-10
Call 651-282-3155
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Ordway Center for Performing Arts
  • Musical
  • Kids

How do you keep alive an endangered language? By singing it loud and proud with Turtle and Wabbit! Through catchy songs and fun storytelling, award-winning Z Puppets' performers, Cherokee tribal member Chris Griffith, with Shari Aronson, lead an adventure into the Cherokee language.
 Sing along and you, too, will learn how to count to three, make the basic sounds, say hello and thank you in Cherokee!

Join Turtle & Wabbit for the virtual version of Say it! Sing it! Play it! in Cherokee — streaming for the month of November!

Schools, organizations, and individuals can join Z Puppets for a virtual musical adventure, presented by the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.

HOW TO WATCH

In 2019, the Cherokee Nation declared a state of emergency for their language. This performance is part of Ordway’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

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1 pm

Elf the Musical, Jr.

1:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$18-$25
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Elf the Musical, Jr.

Spread holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear!  

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

ALL AGES • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  

 

Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season 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 journey to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy shows us all the true meaning of Christmas. This heartfelt and hilarious musical, based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

The cast for ELF THE MUSICAL, JR features: Veronica Albee (Elf & Ensemble), Brenna Antonson (Darlene & Ensemble), Will Buckler (Michael Hobbs), Claire Chapman (Shawanda Elf & Ensemble), Shana Eisenberg (Emily Hobbs), Nina Galindez (Elf & Ensemble), Riley Gamades (Chadwick & Ensemble), Maya Eva Haugen (Elf & Ensemble), Amilia Hinck (Elf & Ensemble), Sayer Keeley (Buddy ), Ella Kozak (Sarah & Ensemble), Jordan Kueng (Matthews & Ensemble), Arnie Morrill (Charlie Elf & Ensemble), Alanna Nyberg (Deb & Ensemble), Lilie Rankin (Greenway & Ensemble), Roy Richardson Jr. (Macy's Manager & Ensemble), Evelyn Ring (Saleswoman & Ensemble), Bruce Rowan (Santa ), Luke Rowan (Elf & Ensemble), Arianna Sanford (Sam & Ensemble), Olivia Shelton (Fake Santa's Helper & Ensemble), Audrey Taylor (Charlotte & Ensemble), Brent Teclaw (Walter Hobbs), Haeman Tona (Elf & Ensemble), Josie Turk (Jovie ), and Alex Weiner (Fake Santa & Ensemble)

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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A Christmas Carol Show Art

A Christmas Carol

1:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $134
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Kids

A timeless holiday tale

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. This world-premiere adaptation stays faithful to the text and invites audiences to experience the wonder of the holiday season through all-new scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound. 

A Christmas Carol will run November 11 – December 27, 2021, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Tickets range from $29 to $134 and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 1.877.447.8243 (toll-free) or online at guthrietheater.org. Accessibility services (ASL-interpreted, audio-described, open-captioned, family-friendly and relaxed performances) are available on select dates. For up-to-date information about the Guthrie’s health and safety policies, visit www.guthrietheater.org/health.

The show's run time is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes (including intermission). We recommend A Christmas Carol for ages 8 and up. Everyone must have a ticket, and children under 5 are not admitted. This production contains strobe lights, haze and fog.

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Annie

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

$15-$73
Call 612-874-0400
Buy tickets online

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Annie

Book by Thomas Meehan

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Music Direction by Victor Zupanc

November 7, 2021-January 9, 2022

UnitedHealth Group Stage

All Ages

 

It’s a goosebump-inducing, gorgeous production that fills the stage and the hearts of everyone who

watches it.

 

Times are tough, spirits are low, and the world is in dire need of hope. Enter, stage left: a delightful

underdog—a good-natured, yet mischievously feisty, young girl. She takes on the world and, with an

equal share of moxie and music, unlocks hearts and changes lives through kindness, love, and spirit.

Like Annie and Daddy Warbucks sing, “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!”

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A Christmas Carol

1:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Our unique adaptation of this holiday classic returns - in a brand new light!  Commonweal's own Adrienne Sweeney, in the iconic role of Scrooge, brings a fresh perspective.  Years after the death of her business partner, Scrooge withers in the shadows of greed and bitterness.  Can the Spirits of Christmas illuminate a new path for her before it's too late?  With clever theatricality and an abundance of warmth, this audience favorite will delight the entire family!

*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
​*Visit our website for more information.

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2 pm

A Murder is Announced

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

$25 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

Directed by Brian Joyce the cast includes:Corey Boe,Zach Christensen,Christopher J CeVaan, Barbara Franklin, Sarah Furniss, Meri Golden,Jane Hammill, Shara Marquez, Simone Reno,Eric Riner, Erik Steen,Katie Wodele.

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Clue!

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Zephyr Theatre
601 Main Street North Stillwater MN 55082

$22-$32
Call 651 342 1542
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Zephyr Theatre
  • Comedy

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up.

Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer, their very host of the evening. Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double, or kill the innocent butler. What follows is a madcap, slapstick evening full of murder, mystery, and laughs as the dinner guests seek to puzzle out the culprit amongst criminals.

Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

2:00 pm
Runs 115 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

Tickets range from $32–$42. $15 Rush Tickets available.
Call 7634221838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Based on the beloved 1946 Frank Capra film, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, follows selfless and kindhearted George Bailey, who has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. But one Christmas Eve, in the face of financial disaster, George finds himself wishing he had never been born. With the promise of earning his wings, guardian angel Clarence decides to intercede showing George just what life would look like if his wish came true... and through it all, helps George realize that it really is a "wonderful life."

CAST AND ARTISTIC STAFF

RAÚL ARÁMBULA as George Bailey
AINSLEY DIRKSE as Zuzu Bailey
LOIS ESTELL as Ma Bailey
AARON GAUMER as Young George
EVA GEMLO as Mary Bailey
GRANT HOOYER as Sam Wainwright
CHRISTY C. JOHNSON as Ensemble
CARY KENT as Uncle Billy
DONI MARINOS as Harry Bailey
KAYLI MCINTYRE as Violet
LILY MEER as Young Mary/Janie
STEVE RAMIREZ as Pa Bailey
WARREN SAMPSON as Mr. Potter
MAEVE CATHERINE STACK as Young Violet
BEN STEUVE as Young Harry
RICK WYMAN as Clarence

HANNAH WEINBERG-GOERGER, Director
REBECCA BERNSTEIN, Costume Designer
HEATHER CZYWCZYNSKI, Props Designer
JIM EISCHEN, Lighting Designer
PAUL ESTBY, Sound Designer
SAMANTHA GOETTSCHE, Assistant Stage Manager
GREG VANSELOW, Scenic Designer
KELLEY YOUNT, Assistant Stage Manager

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White Christmas

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN

$25-30
Call (651)478-7427
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Musical

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards, White Christmas is a holiday treat bound to please.

 

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4 pm

Elf the Musical, Jr.

4:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$18-$25
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Elf the Musical, Jr.

Spread holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear!  

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

ALL AGES • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  

 

Buddy the Elf is back at Stages this holiday season 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 journey to discover who he really is. Through his heart-felt determination to win over his new family, Buddy shows us all the true meaning of Christmas. This heartfelt and hilarious musical, based on the beloved holiday film from New Line Cinema, is filled with memorable music and lots of laughs for the whole family to enjoy.

The cast for ELF THE MUSICAL, JR features: Veronica Albee (Elf & Ensemble), Brenna Antonson (Darlene & Ensemble), Will Buckler (Michael Hobbs), Claire Chapman (Shawanda Elf & Ensemble), Shana Eisenberg (Emily Hobbs), Nina Galindez (Elf & Ensemble), Riley Gamades (Chadwick & Ensemble), Maya Eva Haugen (Elf & Ensemble), Amilia Hinck (Elf & Ensemble), Sayer Keeley (Buddy ), Ella Kozak (Sarah & Ensemble), Jordan Kueng (Matthews & Ensemble), Arnie Morrill (Charlie Elf & Ensemble), Alanna Nyberg (Deb & Ensemble), Lilie Rankin (Greenway & Ensemble), Roy Richardson Jr. (Macy's Manager & Ensemble), Evelyn Ring (Saleswoman & Ensemble), Bruce Rowan (Santa ), Luke Rowan (Elf & Ensemble), Arianna Sanford (Sam & Ensemble), Olivia Shelton (Fake Santa's Helper & Ensemble), Audrey Taylor (Charlotte & Ensemble), Brent Teclaw (Walter Hobbs), Haeman Tona (Elf & Ensemble), Josie Turk (Jovie ), and Alex Weiner (Fake Santa & Ensemble)

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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5 pm

Annie

5:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

$15-$73
Call 612-874-0400
Buy tickets online

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Annie

Book by Thomas Meehan

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Music Direction by Victor Zupanc

November 7, 2021-January 9, 2022

UnitedHealth Group Stage

All Ages

 

It’s a goosebump-inducing, gorgeous production that fills the stage and the hearts of everyone who

watches it.

 

Times are tough, spirits are low, and the world is in dire need of hope. Enter, stage left: a delightful

underdog—a good-natured, yet mischievously feisty, young girl. She takes on the world and, with an

equal share of moxie and music, unlocks hearts and changes lives through kindness, love, and spirit.

Like Annie and Daddy Warbucks sing, “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!”

Read more

6 pm

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

6:30 pm
Runs 115 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

Tickets range from $32–$42. $15 Rush Tickets available.
Call 7634221838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Based on the beloved 1946 Frank Capra film, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, follows selfless and kindhearted George Bailey, who has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. But one Christmas Eve, in the face of financial disaster, George finds himself wishing he had never been born. With the promise of earning his wings, guardian angel Clarence decides to intercede showing George just what life would look like if his wish came true... and through it all, helps George realize that it really is a "wonderful life."

CAST AND ARTISTIC STAFF

RAÚL ARÁMBULA as George Bailey
AINSLEY DIRKSE as Zuzu Bailey
LOIS ESTELL as Ma Bailey
AARON GAUMER as Young George
EVA GEMLO as Mary Bailey
GRANT HOOYER as Sam Wainwright
CHRISTY C. JOHNSON as Ensemble
CARY KENT as Uncle Billy
DONI MARINOS as Harry Bailey
KAYLI MCINTYRE as Violet
LILY MEER as Young Mary/Janie
STEVE RAMIREZ as Pa Bailey
WARREN SAMPSON as Mr. Potter
MAEVE CATHERINE STACK as Young Violet
BEN STEUVE as Young Harry
RICK WYMAN as Clarence

HANNAH WEINBERG-GOERGER, Director
REBECCA BERNSTEIN, Costume Designer
HEATHER CZYWCZYNSKI, Props Designer
JIM EISCHEN, Lighting Designer
PAUL ESTBY, Sound Designer
SAMANTHA GOETTSCHE, Assistant Stage Manager
GREG VANSELOW, Scenic Designer
KELLEY YOUNT, Assistant Stage Manager

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The Music Man

6:30 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55404

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

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7 pm

Clue!

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The Zephyr Theatre
601 Main Street North Stillwater MN 55082

$22-$32
Call 651 342 1542
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Zephyr Theatre
  • Comedy

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up.

Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer, their very host of the evening. Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double, or kill the innocent butler. What follows is a madcap, slapstick evening full of murder, mystery, and laughs as the dinner guests seek to puzzle out the culprit amongst criminals.

Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.

Read more
A Christmas Carol Show Art

A Christmas Carol

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $134
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Kids

A timeless holiday tale

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with “Bah! Humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. In Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, the three spirits show Scrooge happy memories from his past, difficult realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his closed-hearted ways. This world-premiere adaptation stays faithful to the text and invites audiences to experience the wonder of the holiday season through all-new scenery, costumes, props, lighting and sound. 

A Christmas Carol will run November 11 – December 27, 2021, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Tickets range from $29 to $134 and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 1.877.447.8243 (toll-free) or online at guthrietheater.org. Accessibility services (ASL-interpreted, audio-described, open-captioned, family-friendly and relaxed performances) are available on select dates. For up-to-date information about the Guthrie’s health and safety policies, visit www.guthrietheater.org/health.

The show's run time is approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes (including intermission). We recommend A Christmas Carol for ages 8 and up. Everyone must have a ticket, and children under 5 are not admitted. This production contains strobe lights, haze and fog.

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