Wednesday, December 6, 2017

10 am

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

10:00 am
Runs 65 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 VICTORIA ST N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$12-$16
Call 6512259265
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WE INVITE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN TO BE OUR GUEST!

This holiday season we invite you and your family to be our guest! SteppingStone Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast reminds us that perseverance, forgiveness, and learning how to be loved can transform us all. Join Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and all your favorite characters for an outing that’s sure to spark joy and warm your heart. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version is a delight and spectacle for all ages!

THE STEPPINGSTONE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$18-$25
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company’s production of

Disney’s

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Nov 17 – Dec 28, 2017

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice.
Book by Linda Woolverton.
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth.
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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Join us this holiday season for a “tale as old as time!” The fantastical story of transformation and true inner beauty enchants our main stage this December with some of the most popular songs ever written. Based on the original Tony Award nominated Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, this classic story of Belle and the Beast who must learn to love and be loved will fill your heart and stir your imagination throughout the holidays. We invite your whole family to “be our guest” to share in celebrating the love and joy of this timeless tale.

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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Narnia

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

Narnia

Based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

Book by Jules Tasca. Music by Thomas Tierney. Lyrics by Ted Drachman

December 1 – 17 , 2017

Follow us through the wardrobe into the enchanting world of Narnia to meet unforgettable characters who demonstrate lessons of courage, love and giving. It’s a thrilling adventure in which good triumphs over evil, family bonds are strengthened, and everyone experiences the wonder of the winter holiday spirit. 

Themes: Courage, family togetherness, selflessness, gratitude, forgiveness, transformation

Recommended for grades 3 and up

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Snow White and the Seven Vikings

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 Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Old Log Theatre's Holiday Family Show

This adaptation is the same Snow White Story we have all grown up knowing, with a few fun twists. The Dwarfs are now a bunch of funny gentle Vikings. The play is set in the snow-covered land of Norway. Jealousy and vanity will be exposed while friendship and love will ensure all will live happily ever after.  You won't want to miss Old Log Theatre’s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with a hilarious Norse twist. 

 

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12 pm

Narnia

12:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
Buy tickets online

Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

Narnia

Based on C.S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

Book by Jules Tasca. Music by Thomas Tierney. Lyrics by Ted Drachman

December 1 – 17 , 2017

Follow us through the wardrobe into the enchanting world of Narnia to meet unforgettable characters who demonstrate lessons of courage, love and giving. It’s a thrilling adventure in which good triumphs over evil, family bonds are strengthened, and everyone experiences the wonder of the winter holiday spirit. 

Themes: Courage, family togetherness, selflessness, gratitude, forgiveness, transformation

Recommended for grades 3 and up

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stages Theatre Company’s production of

Disney’s

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.

Nov 17 – Dec 28, 2017

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice.
Book by Linda Woolverton.
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth.
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

  BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

 

Join us this holiday season for a “tale as old as time!” The fantastical story of transformation and true inner beauty enchants our main stage this December with some of the most popular songs ever written. Based on the original Tony Award nominated Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, this classic story of Belle and the Beast who must learn to love and be loved will fill your heart and stir your imagination throughout the holidays. We invite your whole family to “be our guest” to share in celebrating the love and joy of this timeless tale.

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

Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk!

1:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600
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Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Musical

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New Year’s resolutions with exciting new exercise tips (the 12 Days of Housework); hear the Loonies extol the virtues of their new Cuisinart 12 speed mixers; and learn the secret to getting on Santa’s “nice list” (hotdish, anyone?) Whether your in-laws have overstayed their welcome, or the furnace is acting up, take a break from the stress of the season by celebrating the holidays with the Looney Lutherans. (And, of course, you don’t have to be Lutheran to love ’em.)

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

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

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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2 pm

A Gone Fishin' Christmas

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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7 pm

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

November 7, 2017-January 7, 2018

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Based on the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
Choreographer Linda Talcott Lee
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by everyone

Whoville is experiencing a seemingly unstoppable crime wave—and who, oh who will save Christmas? CTC’s all-time audience favorite musical brings alive the songs, the story and the Seuss in mega-doses of spirited storytelling and fanciful rhymes. Come boo the most loathed Christmas villain—and woo-hoo! for a beloved holiday tradition guaranteed to grow anyone’s heart three sizes.

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The Inspired Waterfountain Players Present “The Elephant in the Room”

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$12/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Northern Nights Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Inspired Waterfountain Players invite you to join them in this meta-theatrical farce. As the actors present the play The Elephant in the Room, written and directed by the “acclaimed” director Jack Marvin, the drama offstage intensifies while the play onstage begins to deteriorate. Feuding actors, a bitter stage manager, and a drunken director all desperately try to keep the rehearsal on track, but things quickly spiral out of control.

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Wise One

7:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN

$5-45
Call 612-871-4907
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Presented by Impossible Salt, in collaboration with Minneapolis Music Company
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

Wise One follows a young woman seeking welcome on the darkest night of the year, inspired by the Norwegian folk tale "The Seventh Father of the House." Her journey will introduce her to Nordic and Romanian folk characters and customs--nissertomte, fierce animals, and maybe even trolls! Impossible Salt's wild, inimitable style blends drama and with beloved folk songs sung in their original language, as well as new music composed for the production by MMC artistic director, Mischa Santora.

  • Director: Emilia Seay Allen
  • Composer & Music Director: Mischa Santora
  • Assistant Music Director & Instrumentalist: Joshua Weinberg
  • Designers: Ashley Burdash, Amber Lee Olivier & Allison Osberg 
  • Ensemble: Parker Genné, Sean Hansberry, Amber Lee Olivier, Allison Osberg, Gregory Parks

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES

Join us in the ballroom on the third floor of the Turnblad Mansion. Performances are free with the price of admission--but seating is very limited!

  • Saturday Nov. 11, 1 p.m., as part of Family Day
  • Wednesday Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Dec. 13, 7 p.m. as part of Neighborhood Open House. Free admission.
  • Wednesday Dec. 21, 7 p.m. as part of Winter Solstice.

COCKTAIL PARTIES

For these sexy and exclusive after-hours performances, we'll be performing in the beautiful Grand Hall, the very heart of Turnblad Mansion. Admission is very limited and includes a tour of the holiday exhibits, as well as holiday appetizers and drinks created by Fika.
Tour begins at 6; performance is at 7pm. Purchase tickets by clicking on the date you'd like, then proceeding through checkout.

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A Gone Fishin' Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

Yellow Tree Theatre brings back A Gone Fishin’ Christmas Nov. 10th – Dec. 31st

“Comedy and heart combine in Yellow Tree’s A Gone Fishin’ Christmas!” – Mpls. Star Tribune

From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A Hunting Shack Christmas–Yellow Tree Theatre is bringing back Jessica Lind Peterson’s latest hilarious holiday comedy! The Northland’s biggest ice fishing contest of the decade is underway and two sisters travel home to Duluth to catch a big one. But an unseasonably warm winter threatens to break apart the ice and the girls quickly find themselves in precarious waters. Featuring an unruly team of sled dogs, an aquaphobic intern and an old boyfriend—A Gone Fishin’ Christmas is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and cast you into the Christmas spirit! Peterson’s newest Minnesota holiday comedy takes place in her hometown of Duluth and is jam-packed with enough ridiculousness and holiday charm to woo even the grumpiest Grinch.

Featuring: Jessica Lind Peterson, Mary Fox, Matt Wall, Zachary Stofer & Gracie Anderson

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A Christmas Carol

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802

$25-$40
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Miserly and miserable, Ebenezer Scrooge embittered after a life spent in pursuit of wealth. But on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him the happy memories from the past, his impact on the present, and what could be a grim future if he does not change his ways.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a holiday favorite, and now is the time to experience this cherished production with your loved ones!

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Godot Has Come

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$7-$17
Call 612-624-2345
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Presented by University of Minnesota's Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Comedy

Godot Has Come by MINORU BETSUYAKU marks the first American tour of Japan’s celebrated professional company Theatre Office Natori presented by UMTAD Dec. 5-6. 

What would happen if Godot, the mysterious unseen character in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, actually turned up? Written as homage to Beckett, this comic - often slapstick - sequel is performed in Japanese with English translations projected above the stage. K. KIYAMA, directs this innovative play by MINORU BETSUYAKU, one of Japan’s leading contemporary playwrights. Earning high praise from Tokyo press, and while touring Oslo, Paris, Berlin, Dublin and Eastern Europe, Godot now comes to Minneapolis on its exclusive three-city American tour. Note: Two performances only on the Stoll Thrust stage. Reserve Tickets Early!

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St. Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Drama

Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, setting into motion a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in complicated relationship with the world.

This 2015 Tony Award winner is sponsored by Magenic.

Admission: There are two ways to see a mainstage performance: 1) Through Radical Hospitality, admission is FREE on a first come/first served basis starting two hours before every show! 2) Advanced reservations are available online or by phone for $25 per person.

Complimentary guaranteed admission and transportation to and from the theatre is available for persons with disabilities and their companions. Contact the box office at (612) 338-6131 for details.

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