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"A Klingon Christmas Carol": Dickens Meets "Star Trek"

at The Historic Mounds Theatre, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 10
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
+ 1 more dates
Mon, December 10
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Thu, December 20
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Boldly taking Dickens' holiday classic where no Christmas show has gone before, "A Klingon Christmas Carol" re-imagines Ebenezer Scrooge's tale of greed and redemption using the "Star Trek" alien race... [more+]

Boldly taking Dickens' holiday classic where no Christmas show has gone before, "A Klingon Christmas Carol" re-imagines Ebenezer Scrooge's tale of greed and redemption using the "Star Trek" alien race's code of honor and courage. Now, three Klingon ghosts will help the cowardly Scrooge become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate. Performed in the Klingon language with English subtitles, this "A Christmas Carol"-meets-"Star Trek" mash-up is sure to crack up Trekkies and Dickens fans alike. This voyage to the final frontier of holiday fun blasts off for the fourth year from The Historic Mounds Theatre in St. Paul, with director Dawn Krosnowski and an even bigger cast, huge fights and intense acting. [less-]

Shaun Johnson & His Big Band Get the Season Swingin'

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 10
FULL PRICE: $37
OFFER PRICE: $20

It's a holiday gift worth opening early -- Emmy Award-winning crooner Shaun Johnson brings his big band back to Proscenium Main Stage Hall at Burnsville's Ames Center for his annual swinging salute to... [more+]

It's a holiday gift worth opening early -- Emmy Award-winning crooner Shaun Johnson brings his big band back to Proscenium Main Stage Hall at Burnsville's Ames Center for his annual swinging salute to the season. Also a member of the best-selling vocal group Tonic Sol-fa, Johnson takes throwback jazz, fuses it with edge, emotion and retro-cool suits and then adds a thoroughly modern punch for a unforgettably entertaining evening of Yuletide favorites and awesome pop covers. [less-]

Improv Showcase "Angels We Have Heard Are High"

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 11
Wed, December 12
Fri, December 14
+ 10 more dates
Tue, December 11
Wed, December 12
Fri, December 14
Mon, December 17
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Fri, December 21
Wed, December 26
Fri, December 28
Thu, January 03
Thu, January 10
Thu, January 17
Thu, January 24
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $39
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $19.50

Join the hilarious comics at Brave New Workshop as they round out the group's 60th anniversary season with trademark holiday hilarity! "Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)" features all-star ... [more+]

Join the hilarious comics at Brave New Workshop as they round out the group's 60th anniversary season with trademark holiday hilarity! "Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler. This holiday show typically is a hot ticket, so don't miss out on the yuletide fun. [less-]

International Guitar Virtuoso Estas Tonne

at Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 11
FULL PRICE: $53.50 - $63.50
OFFER PRICE: $37.45 - $44.45

Guitar virtuoso Estas Tonne started as a street musician, moving from country to country wherever the wind blew him. As his skills developed, he also went through a spiritual awakening, so the modern-... [more+]

Guitar virtuoso Estas Tonne started as a street musician, moving from country to country wherever the wind blew him. As his skills developed, he also went through a spiritual awakening, so the modern-day troubadour now preaches an inspirational message of universal consciousness and love. His music reflects a deep classical structure, combining elements of flamenco, gypsy, Latin and electronic soundscapes. See the charismatic performer live at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis during "The Breath of Sound", his first United States tour. [less-]

"Elf The Musical": A Modern Holiday Classic

at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Music Theater, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 11
Wed, December 12
Thu, December 13
+ 4 more dates
Tue, December 11
Wed, December 12
Thu, December 13
Tue, December 18
Wed, December 19
Thu, December 27
Sun, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $66 - $85
OFFER PRICE: $53.60 - $68

Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as "Elf the Musical". Fasten your... [more+]

Take a hilarious hit movie, add in some seriously impressive song-and-dance numbers, and tie a big Broadway bow around it, and you've got the sweet family treat known as "Elf the Musical". Fasten your sleigh belts for a fun ride that follows the story of Buddy, who as a little boy mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole, where he's raised as an elf. He grows up unaware that he's an actual human, but his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities eventually force him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy sets off on a journey to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help the city remember the true meaning of Christmas -- and this sparkling holiday show, coming to the stage of St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, will no doubt do the same for you and yours. [less-]

Sinatra and Company: "That Holiday Feeling"

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 12
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $15.50

Sinatra and Company: "That Holiday Feeling" is a fun-filled variety holiday show featuring the talents of award-winning vocalist Tim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Raye and top-notc... [more+]

Sinatra and Company: "That Holiday Feeling" is a fun-filled variety holiday show featuring the talents of award-winning vocalist Tim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Raye and top-notch big band vocalist Debbie O’Keefe, each bringing their own brand of talent and charisma to the stage. You’ll hear wonderful renditions of your favorites put to music by Musical Director Todd Matheson and the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band during this special show at Ames Center in Burnsville. [less-]

Capital City Cabaret's Holiday Extravaganza

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, December 12
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The brilliant babes at Capital City Cabaret have a present for you: their Holiday Extravaganza! This spectacular of striptease proportions showcases the best holiday undress routines in town, while ce... [more+]

The brilliant babes at Capital City Cabaret have a present for you: their Holiday Extravaganza! This spectacular of striptease proportions showcases the best holiday undress routines in town, while celebrating Capital City Cabaret's one-year anniversary. With routines certain to jingle your bells, start the holiday season on a high note with the glitter and glamour from acts by the likes of Holliedazzle, Sinausarus Vex and Keke Boudeaux. Find the magic of the season with Capital City Cabaret at The Cabaret @ Camp in St. Paul. [less-]

The Church Basement Ladies in "You Smell Barn"

at Ames Center - Black Box Theatre, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
+ 11 more dates
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
Fri, December 28
Sat, December 29
Sat, December 29
Mon, December 31
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FULL PRICE: $40 - $42
OFFER PRICE: $20

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs and spanking new original songs, "You Smell Barn" celebrates rural life in the 1950s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement... [more+]

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs and spanking new original songs, "You Smell Barn" celebrates rural life in the 1950s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, these steadfast, sturdy women congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit their rural community. Whether you've seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the seventh installment of the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all. Find out what kind of fun is cropping up in Fish County when the ladies take over the Black Box Theatre in Burnsville's Ames Center. [less-]

Singer-Songwriter Kris Delmhorst With Sam Moss

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $12

The product of a musical family, Delmhorst released her debut album, "Appetite," in 1998 and has since recorded and released multiple albums and EPs spanning a range of musical genres -- both as a sol... [more+]

The product of a musical family, Delmhorst released her debut album, "Appetite," in 1998 and has since recorded and released multiple albums and EPs spanning a range of musical genres -- both as a solo artist and as a band member/collaborator. She has recorded vocals, fiddle and cello on over 50 albums from artists such as Peter Wolf, Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither and Lori McKenna, and also records and performs with Jeffrey Foucault and Peter Mulvey as Redbird. In May, Delmhorst released her seventh album, "Blood Test" -- her first of original music since 2008′s critically acclaimed album, "Shotgun Singer." A prolific writer and constant collaborator, Delmhorst continues to share her unique perspective in this new work. The album describes a moment of reckoning and centering in the songwriter’s life, and in society as a whole. In a collection of songs that move between triumph and heartbreak, restlessness and responsibility, Delmhorst acknowledges the weary work of an intentioned life -- and the new American dream of presence and perspective in a frenetic time. [less-]

"Who Brought the Humbug?"

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

From Ricci Milan, the artistic director that brought you "Rhythmic Circus" comes a new holiday show. Jam packed with funky horns, soulful harmonies, sophisticated tap dance and your favorite holiday c... [more+]

From Ricci Milan, the artistic director that brought you "Rhythmic Circus" comes a new holiday show. Jam packed with funky horns, soulful harmonies, sophisticated tap dance and your favorite holiday characters wound into the family friendly mystery that is, "Who Brought the Humbug?" This brand new theatrical production debuts at the Lab Theater this December. Tap into the season! [less-]

New Spin on the Classic Christmas Ballet

at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
+ 3 more dates
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
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FULL PRICE: $45
OFFER PRICE: $22.50

Skewering everything from classical ballet to pop culture personalities, "Nutcracker (not so) Suite" is the naughty holiday entertainment you didn't know you needed! When a holiday soirée goes off th... [more+]

Skewering everything from classical ballet to pop culture personalities, "Nutcracker (not so) Suite" is the naughty holiday entertainment you didn't know you needed! When a holiday soirée goes off the rails, young Marie's sassy Barbie and hunky Ken doll spring to life and escort her through an off-kilter Land of Sweets. Starring Bradley Greenwald, Steven Epp, and the dancers of James Sewell Ballet. [less-]

A Rollicking Holiday Comedy

at The Cabaret @ Camp, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
+ 5 more dates
Thu, December 13
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Thu, December 20
Fri, December 21
Thu, December 27
Fri, December 28
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FULL PRICE: $27 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $11 - $30

Overflowing with Minnesotan Christmas spirit, "A Hunting Shack Christmas" is an original play by local playwright Jessica Lind Peterson. On the eve of his 10th wedding anniversary, Charlie heads up no... [more+]

Overflowing with Minnesotan Christmas spirit, "A Hunting Shack Christmas" is an original play by local playwright Jessica Lind Peterson. On the eve of his 10th wedding anniversary, Charlie heads up north to his hunting shack to reassess his life. To his surprise, he arrives to find his shack occupied by his estranged uncle, Big Paul, Paul’s girlfriend June, and June’s grown son, Ham. An ill-timed snowstorm leaves the whole group stuck together to try to settle their differences and enjoy Christmas. Enjoy this rollicking holiday comedy at The Cabaret @ Camp in St. Paul. [less-]

"A Year with Frog and Toad": Youth Performance

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
+ 2 more dates
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Sun, December 16
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

"A Year With Frog and Toad" tells the story of the friendship between two dissimilar pals -- one happy-go-lucky and one not-so-much -- as they adventure through the seasons, performed by young actors.... [more+]

"A Year With Frog and Toad" tells the story of the friendship between two dissimilar pals -- one happy-go-lucky and one not-so-much -- as they adventure through the seasons, performed by young actors. You'll watch with joys as they sled down snowy hills, plant spring flowers, splash in summer swimming holes and makes piles autumn leaves. Along the way, they'll learn to accept one another, warts and all. Adapted from Arnold Lobel's classic kids' books, this Youth Performance Company production at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center is set to a clever, jazzy score and recommended for all ages. [less-]

Christmas with Cantus

at Fridley District Auditorium, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $16

Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for our world today. Join them as they both honor the age-old traditions and establish new ones for the next genera... [more+]

Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for our world today. Join them as they both honor the age-old traditions and establish new ones for the next generation. [less-]

Holiday Fave "Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy"

at State Theatre Minneapolis, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, December 14
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
+ 5 more dates
Fri, December 14
Fri, December 14
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
Fri, December 21
Fri, December 21
Sat, December 22
Sun, December 23
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $75
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $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-]

"Holiday Sing-Along" With an Orchestra

at The Loft Stage, Woodbury
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12

Unless you’re Tony Bennett, it’s probably not every day that you get to belt out a song backed by a symphony orchestra. But now your whole family can do just that as East Metro Symphony Orchestra ... [more+]

Unless you’re Tony Bennett, it’s probably not every day that you get to belt out a song backed by a symphony orchestra. But now your whole family can do just that as East Metro Symphony Orchestra throws its "Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long". Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a good ol’ fashioned sing-along, so warm up those pipes and come out to East Ridge High School’s Loft Stage for this night of Yuletide favorites that are sure to get you all warm and fuzzy inside. Bring the whole family for an evening that is sure to become a family tradition [less-]

"The Nutcracker" With Full Symphony

at Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
Sat, December 15
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $59
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $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-]

Exultate Choir & Orchestra Move the Soul

at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Sat, December 15
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The Exultate Choir & Orchestra makes good on its mission to move the soul through concerts and recordings ranging from classical, as in a cappella Renaissance motets, to cutting-edge contemporary. Now... [more+]

The Exultate Choir & Orchestra makes good on its mission to move the soul through concerts and recordings ranging from classical, as in a cappella Renaissance motets, to cutting-edge contemporary. Now embarking on its 21st season and more than 60 members strong, the Twin Cities' only professional choir with its own orchestra continues to thrive under the direction of conductor Thomas D. Rossin, performing at acoustically pristine venues such as St. Paul's Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, moving throughout the region while releasing more than 20 albums. Famed for their specially-arranged Christmas carols, Exultate entertains throughout the year with works by Bach, Brahms, Purcell and more. [less-]

Exultate Choir & Orchestra Move the Soul

at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, December 16
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

The Exultate Choir & Orchestra makes good on its mission to move the soul through concerts and recordings ranging from classical, as in a cappella Renaissance motets, to cutting-edge contemporary. Now... [more+]

The Exultate Choir & Orchestra makes good on its mission to move the soul through concerts and recordings ranging from classical, as in a cappella Renaissance motets, to cutting-edge contemporary. Now embarking on its 21st season and more than 60 members strong, the Twin Cities' only professional choir with its own orchestra continues to thrive under the direction of conductor Thomas D. Rossin, performing at acoustically pristine venues such as Minneapolis' Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, moving throughout the region while releasing more than 20 albums. Famed for their specially-arranged Christmas carols, Exultate entertains throughout the year with works by Bach, Brahms, Purcell and more. [less-]

Christmas with Cantus

at Colonial Church of Edina, Edina
OFFER DATES:
Mon, December 17
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $16

Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for our world today. Join them as they both honor the age-old traditions and establish new ones for the next genera... [more+]

Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for our world today. Join them as they both honor the age-old traditions and establish new ones for the next generation. [less-]