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"Christmas With Cantus": Holiday Stories With Music

at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church, Wayzata
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 12
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Everyone loves a good bedtime story, especially during the holiday season. "A Visit From St. Nicholas"? A classic. Better yet, who loves revisiting old Ebenezer Scrooge? In "Christmas with Cantus", yo... [more+]

Everyone loves a good bedtime story, especially during the holiday season. "A Visit From St. Nicholas"? A classic. Better yet, who loves revisiting old Ebenezer Scrooge? In "Christmas with Cantus", you'll hear plenty of these seasonal classics, but with twists accompanied by beloved carols and newer holiday hits, all sung by this outstanding eight-member vocal ensemble. [less-]

Brave New Workshop's Holiday Comedy Show

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Mon, December 18
+ 2 more dates
Tue, December 12
Wed, December 13
Mon, December 18
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
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FULL PRICE: $38
OFFER PRICE: $19

Looking for an antidote to all that holiday madness -- the relentless jingles, the relatives, the vicious fights for the very last Turbo-Man action figure? Now you can get away from it all, by booking... [more+]

Looking for an antidote to all that holiday madness -- the relentless jingles, the relatives, the vicious fights for the very last Turbo-Man action figure? Now you can get away from it all, by booking a trip on "The Polarizing Express: Dysfunction Junction", with your conductor: Brave New Workshop. You'll ride the rails of comedy, stopping off in Belly Laugh Junction and -- O.K., enough of that metaphor. All you need to know is: for over 50 years, Brave New Workshop has been cracking up the Twin Cities and producing comedy stars (Louie Anderson, Penn Jillette and Al Franken, to name a few). So if you're looking to laugh off the craziness this holiday season, they can deliver. [less-]

"A Comedy Roast of Mister Scrooge": An Old Miser Has the Dickens Dissed Out of Him

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
+ 1 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $19.50 - $24.50
OFFER PRICE: $7 - $16.50

Miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge is about to get his chestnuts roasted on an open fire! "A Comedy Roast of Mister Scrooge" gives the beloved characters of Charles Dickens' timeless holiday novella "A Chri... [more+]

Miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge is about to get his chestnuts roasted on an open fire! "A Comedy Roast of Mister Scrooge" gives the beloved characters of Charles Dickens' timeless holiday novella "A Christmas Carol" the chance to finally air their many grievances with the miser who made their lives so miserable. Revel in every "Bah!" hurled at the old humbug as hilarious insults abound in this decidedly adults-only show at The Cabaret at Camp Bar in St. Paul, filled with language so strong, it just might make you see ghosts. [less-]

Tales of Showbiz Disasters in Zany Hit Comedy "Triple Espresso"

at Ames Center - Black Box Theatre, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Sat, December 16
+ 6 more dates
Wed, December 13
Thu, December 14
Sat, December 16
Tue, December 19
Wed, December 20
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Wed, December 27
Thu, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $41 - $48
OFFER PRICE: $18.20 - $25.50

You ain't seen showbiz till you until you've seen "Triple Espresso", an extra caffeinated comedy. A hit across America and Europe, the madcap play is the story of a singer-pianist, a magician and a co... [more+]

You ain't seen showbiz till you until you've seen "Triple Espresso", an extra caffeinated comedy. A hit across America and Europe, the madcap play is the story of a singer-pianist, a magician and a comic, who recall a lifetime of show-business disasters -- from dust storms in Nebraska and dancing in Zaire to an incident involving a gorilla and four glorious minutes of failure on national television -- in hilarious fashion. The high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy for all ages provides of a jolt of caffeinated fun at the Black Box Theatre in the Minneapolis area. [less-]

"The Terror Fantastic": 20% Theatre Company

at The Crane Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
FULL PRICE: $5
OFFER PRICE: COMP

Iz is a young gay woman plagued by crippling anxiety, by a creature who is her constant companion: the First Monster. Seeking relief, she slips through a door into the world of her own erotic fiction,... [more+]

Iz is a young gay woman plagued by crippling anxiety, by a creature who is her constant companion: the First Monster. Seeking relief, she slips through a door into the world of her own erotic fiction, where she transforms into a brazen ne'er-do-well, free from her real-life fears. But no matter how far she runs, the Monster isn't far behind. 20% Theatre Company presents "The Terror Fantastic" at The Crane Theater in Minneapolis. [less-]

Song, Dance, Aerial Arts, Live Music & More

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
+ 4 more dates
Thu, December 14
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

Discover a new way to celebrate the holidays with this dazzling extravaganza with plenty of heart. Filled with song, dance, aerial arts, live music, a DJ and more, "Light the World" is a "cabarave" th... [more+]

Discover a new way to celebrate the holidays with this dazzling extravaganza with plenty of heart. Filled with song, dance, aerial arts, live music, a DJ and more, "Light the World" is a "cabarave" that aims to illuminate the darkness of the world, one show at a time. Enjoy this holiday production at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis. [less-]

Family Comedy "Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze"

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 14
Thu, December 14
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $11.50

Married Minnesotans Ole and Lena are juggling one too many holiday happenings this year. From planning this year's Potsdam Muskrat Lodge annual party, to prepping the family homestead for incoming rel... [more+]

Married Minnesotans Ole and Lena are juggling one too many holiday happenings this year. From planning this year's Potsdam Muskrat Lodge annual party, to prepping the family homestead for incoming relatives to an unexpected addition to the family, their plate is filled with more than just Christmas cookies. And then, there's that unpredictable Minnesota weather to contend with. Will they make it through disaster-free? See for yourself when "Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze" comes to Proscenium Main Stage Hall at the Ames Center in Burnsville. [less-]

Holiday Fave "Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy"

at State Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
+ 3 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $75
OFFER PRICE: $18 - $37.50

An outlandish holiday favorite, "Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy" remains one of Minnesota's most treasured traditions of the season. The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th-century Nuremberg... [more+]

An outlandish holiday favorite, "Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy" remains one of Minnesota's most treasured traditions of the season. The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th-century Nuremberg, and unfolds through the eyes of Marie as her wizardly godfather, Drosselmayer, weaves a magical fantasy. His tale takes her on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by Minnesota Dance Theatre company members, guests artists and children of the School, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky played by the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra and led by Philip Brunelle. [less-]

New Spin on the Classic Christmas Ballet

at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
+ 5 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Sat, December 23
Wed, December 27
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $20

Experience a Twin Cities holiday tradition as Myron Johnson's "Nutcracker (not so) Suite" returns in a production with James Sewell Ballet. Johnson's inventive remix of this Christmas classic goes bac... [more+]

Experience a Twin Cities holiday tradition as Myron Johnson's "Nutcracker (not so) Suite" returns in a production with James Sewell Ballet. Johnson's inventive remix of this Christmas classic goes back to E.T.A. Hoffman's original tale for a grittier coming-of-age story while injecting it with fresh music and choreography and a setting that changes every year. The new production is chock-full of colorful characters, including a life-size Barbie doll. A lively score of Christmas carols colliding with hip-hop and R&B brings the whole thing to life at The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. [less-]

"Narnia": Youth Cast's Musical Adaptation

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
+ 1 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Step through the wardrobe and enter the magical world of Narnia in a spectacular musical version of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". Performed by a youth cast, the enchanting and up... [more+]

Step through the wardrobe and enter the magical world of Narnia in a spectacular musical version of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". Performed by a youth cast, the enchanting and uplifting "Narnia" follows the Pevensie children as they are transported to a kingdom populated by talking animals, where an evil witch has cast the land into eternal winter. Now the children must summon their courage and find the lion king Aslan to take back Narnia. Songs like "Aslan's on the Move" and "Narnia (You Can't Imagine)" bring all of the magic of C.S. Lewis' timeless vision to life for the whole family. Get in the holiday spirit when Youth Performance Company brings "Narnia" to the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. [less-]

Townsfolk Rush to Write a New Christmas Pageant

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
+ 3 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $27 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $13 - $17

When you live in a town called Christmas Lake, there's naturally a lot of pressure to put on a stellar Christmas pageant every year. With that in mind, the local theater company is one day away from p... [more+]

When you live in a town called Christmas Lake, there's naturally a lot of pressure to put on a stellar Christmas pageant every year. With that in mind, the local theater company is one day away from putting on their beloved annual production of "It's a Wonderful Life" when they get some shocking news: They've lost their rights to perform the play! For Collin, the theater director, this is the last straw -- the theater is on the brink of bankruptcy and his marriage to his wife Tess isn't faring much better, either. Now, he's got just 24 hours to round up enough actors to learn an entirely new Christmas show before the curtain goes up. Full of laughter, plot twists and holiday cheer, "Miracle On Christmas Lake" at The Cabaret at Camp in St. Paul is a heartwarming story about coming together in the spirit of Christmas. [less-]

"A Stocking Full of Awesome VII"

at Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
+ 12 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Wed, December 20
Thu, December 21
Fri, December 22
Sat, December 23
Sat, December 23
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
Sat, December 30
Sun, December 31
Fri, January 05
Sat, January 06
Sat, January 06
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FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $12 - $16

Holiday gatherings are known for the exchange of cutting jabs, but in The Danger Committee's annual Christmas show, the group makes the metaphorical knife throwing literal! "A Stocking Full of Awesome... [more+]

Holiday gatherings are known for the exchange of cutting jabs, but in The Danger Committee's annual Christmas show, the group makes the metaphorical knife throwing literal! "A Stocking Full of Awesome VII: The Wreath of Khan" mixes up sharp objects, juggling and comedy for the perfect remedy for your holiday stress. Now you can experience live all the talent that's made The Danger Committee a nationwide favorite and a guest on NBC, E! and the Travel Channel. Don't miss Reynaldo, Bald Guy and Other One as they return to Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre in Minneapolis. [less-]

Dance-Filled Holiday Tale "HoliDaydream"

at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
+ 1 more dates
Fri, December 15
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
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FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

"HoliDayream" is a festive dance tale told through the eyes of a young girl whose holiday excitement is mixed with disappointment as many of her beloved traditions start to fade with time. Follow alon... [more+]

"HoliDayream" is a festive dance tale told through the eyes of a young girl whose holiday excitement is mixed with disappointment as many of her beloved traditions start to fade with time. Follow along as she tosses and turns through one dreamy night, encountering a "Nutcracker"-inspired dreamworld packed with dances of all kinds -- hip-hop, tap, jazz, high-kick precision line and more -- presented by Minnesota Dance Collaborative's talented adult companies Illuminaires and Catalyze. By the end of this holiday dream journey at The Southern Theater, Marie will begin to realize that the best traditions may be the ones we create ourselves. [less-]

Hard-Hitting Roller Derby: North Star Roller Girls

at Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Falcon Heights
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sat, January 06
FULL PRICE: $13
OFFER PRICE: $6.50

Cheer on your favorite team when the North Star Roller Girls hit the track in fast-paced bouts. Powered by their impressive athleticism and spirited attitudes, these skaters serve up hard-hitting, exc... [more+]

Cheer on your favorite team when the North Star Roller Girls hit the track in fast-paced bouts. Powered by their impressive athleticism and spirited attitudes, these skaters serve up hard-hitting, exciting roller derby. Featuring concessions, beer, cider, photo booth fun, face painting, balloon animals and the mascot Gnarly the Narwhal, the whole family can get in on the action at Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in the Minneapolis area. [less-]

"Christmas With Cantus": Holiday Stories With Music

at Fridley District Auditorium, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $16

In "Christmas With Cantus", the "intellectually, emotionally and musically rich" ("Star Tribune") men's vocal ensemble re-imagines beloved stories through familiar carols and new holiday hits. Featuri... [more+]

In "Christmas With Cantus", the "intellectually, emotionally and musically rich" ("Star Tribune") men's vocal ensemble re-imagines beloved stories through familiar carols and new holiday hits. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as "A Christmas Carol, Gift of the Magi" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", this festive celebration reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia. [less-]

"The Nutcracker" With Full Symphony

at Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center, Minnetonka
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 16
Sat, December 16
Sun, December 17
FULL PRICE: $39 - $59
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $29.50

With flowers that waltz, a nutcracker toy that springs to life as a prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy that dances a pas de deux and gingerbread soldiers that war with mice, "The Nutcracker" always casts a ma... [more+]

With flowers that waltz, a nutcracker toy that springs to life as a prince, a Sugar Plum Fairy that dances a pas de deux and gingerbread soldiers that war with mice, "The Nutcracker" always casts a magical spell, thanks to this annual production that teams the Minneapolis/St. Paul's Metropolitan Ballet with the Hopkins Youth Ballet team. Kudos also go to the Kenwood Symphony for providing the live score, making this special version of Tchaikovsky's ballet the only one in Minnesota with a full orchestra. Experience it at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center. [less-]

Minnesota Vikings Football

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 17
Sun, December 31
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Catch all the hard-hitting action at one of the most stunning venues in professional sports as the Minnesota Vikings take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are in a battle for NFC North supr... [more+]

Catch all the hard-hitting action at one of the most stunning venues in professional sports as the Minnesota Vikings take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings are in a battle for NFC North supremacy and you can watch them take on some of the best players in the league with great seats. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen are two of the league's top wide receivers, and the Vikings boast an aggressive defense led by versatile safety Harrison Smith. Put on your purple, grab a horn, and get ready to cheer your Vikings on to victory. [less-]

Modern Takes on Classic Carols by Billy McLaughlin & Phil Thompson

at Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, Bloomington
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 19
Tue, December 19
FULL PRICE: $42.50
OFFER PRICE: $21.25

Renowned guitarist Billy McLaughlin, along with musical ensemble SimpleGifts, and internationally acclaimed Kawai-endorsed pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson are sharing the stage together for the first... [more+]

Renowned guitarist Billy McLaughlin, along with musical ensemble SimpleGifts, and internationally acclaimed Kawai-endorsed pianist & vocalist Phil Thompson are sharing the stage together for the first time to present an incredible holiday concert at the beautifully restored Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington. While these two musicians have been seen individually on dozens of special PBS concert events as they tour the globe in over 20 countries, they're proud to call Minnesota their home. Opening the concert is Phil Thompson, whose charismatic personality and romantic musical stylings create an unforgettable performance as he re-imagines holiday favorites with original acoustic arrangements. Thompson's piano-based melodies and warm vocals harken to simpler times. Billy McLaughlin and SimpleGifts put community celebration ahead of commercialization, pulling the audience into the sublime side of traditional repertoire. Expect modern arrangements with an "old world" feel that highlights McLaughlin's signature acoustic guitar, along with angelic three-part harmony vocals, bagpipes, Celtic whistles, violin, piano and atmospheric percussion. [less-]

Neo & Classic Burlesque Lands at St. Paul's CAMP

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 20
Wed, January 10
FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

Put a little va va voom into your evening with CAMP Bar's Capital City Burlesque, a fresh and sexy new addition to the roster of fabulous events that go down at this Downtown Saint Paul landmark. Thes... [more+]

Put a little va va voom into your evening with CAMP Bar's Capital City Burlesque, a fresh and sexy new addition to the roster of fabulous events that go down at this Downtown Saint Paul landmark. These sultry gods and goddesses will bless your heart with with neo and classic burlesque from the turn of the century, which can pretty much range in anything from classic striptease to mini theatrical dramas. Oh yes, it's a sensual trip back through time. There's load of talent and beauty to behold, so grab a drink and prepare to feast your eyes on dance, bare skin and straight up class. [less-]

"Christmas With Cantus": Holiday Stories With Music

at Colonial Church of Edina, Edina
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 20
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $16

Storytelling has always been a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In "Christmas with Cantus", beloved stories are reimagined through familiar carols and new holiday hits. Featuring na... [more+]

Storytelling has always been a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In "Christmas with Cantus", beloved stories are reimagined through familiar carols and new holiday hits. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as "A Christmas Carol, Gift of the Magi", and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Christmas with Cantus" reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia. Enjoy this performance from an outstanding eight-member vocal ensemble at the Colonial Church of Edina. [less-]