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"Potted Potter" -- 7 Books in 70 Hilarious Minutes

at Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
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Tue, February 19
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Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in "Potted Potter", the smash-hit comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Ha... [more+]

Whether you're a Quidditch expert or merely a muggle, you'll find laughs aplenty in "Potted Potter", the smash-hit comedy that takes on the zany challenge of cramming all seven books in the popular Harry Potter series -- that's roughly 4,000 pages -- into 70 hilarious minutes. Created by Olivier-nominated actors Dan Clarkson and Jeff Turner, this unauthorized parody has played to sold-out houses all over the world. Two actors inhabit 360 characters, fend off a live fire-breathing dragon and even manage to stage a real-life game of Quidditch in the theater. Now coming to Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, the show was a critic's pick of "The New York Times", "Daily Herald" and "Time Out London", among others, who hailed it as a must-see family event for anyone age 6 to Dumbledore. [less-]

The Church Basement Ladies in "Rise Up, O Men"

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
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Tue, February 19
Wed, February 20
FULL PRICE: $32
OFFER PRICE: $20

Let's hear it for the boys! The latest in the popular musical-comedy series The Church Basement Ladies introduces the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran -- including oft-mentioned husband Elroy -- who in... [more+]

Let's hear it for the boys! The latest in the popular musical-comedy series The Church Basement Ladies introduces the men of East Cornucopia Lutheran -- including oft-mentioned husband Elroy -- who invade the women's well-run kitchen at their peril. It's the summer of '64 and as the tiny town readies for its diamond jubilee, a whole new batch of wacky problems and fresh musical numbers crop up for the folks in Fish County. Catch the action at the Proscenium Main Stage Hall at the Ames Center in Burnsville. [less-]

Love & Dating Sketch Comedy by Brave New Workshop

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
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Wed, February 20
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Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s new sketch comedy show that takes a hilarious look at dating, relationships and love in the time of dating apps. "Love and Other Social Diseases" is Brav... [more+]

Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s new sketch comedy show that takes a hilarious look at dating, relationships and love in the time of dating apps. "Love and Other Social Diseases" is Brave New Workshop’s 300th show, and you know what they say: 300th time’s the charm -- in shows and Tinder matches! You'll fall in love with the talented cast as they showcase original, dating-themed scenes and sketches at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre in Minneapolis. [less-]

"Falsettos": The Broadway Revival

at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Music Theater, Saint Paul
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Wed, February 20
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FULL PRICE: $68 - $107
OFFER PRICE: $47 - $63

Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" (The New York Times). The st... [more+]

Fresh off its Tony-nominated Broadway revival, Falsettos arrives at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul as "an exceptional production of a perfect musical" (The New York Times). The story revolves around a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. At times both hilarious and achingly poignant, Falsettos shines an ahead-of-its-time spotlight on the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family ... and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories. A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1992, this always-timely show won Tony Awards for its book by James Lapine and William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and its score, also by Finn. [less-]

"benevolence" Continues the Emmett Till Trilogy

at Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, February 20
FULL PRICE: $40
OFFER PRICE: $20

Ifa Bayeza’s "benevolence" makes its world premiere at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. A small, segregated town is turned upside down when fate brings a young boy from Chicago to a candy counter in Mo... [more+]

Ifa Bayeza’s "benevolence" makes its world premiere at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul. A small, segregated town is turned upside down when fate brings a young boy from Chicago to a candy counter in Money, Mississippi. The second play in Bayeza’s powerful trilogy about Emmett Till, "benevolence" is a haunting, unforgettable portrait of the collateral damage surrounding a case that gained international attention and sparked the civil rights movement. Penumbra produced Bayeza’s award-winning "The Ballad of Emmett Till" in 2014 to critical acclaim, and now proudly presents this second chapter. [less-]

"Periphery": The Student Sit-Ins of 1960

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
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Thu, February 21
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FULL PRICE: $15
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The Youth Performance Company delves into the civil-rights and student-activism movement of the '60s with the play "Periphery". It’s 1960 in North Carolina, and everyone knows that only white people... [more+]

The Youth Performance Company delves into the civil-rights and student-activism movement of the '60s with the play "Periphery". It’s 1960 in North Carolina, and everyone knows that only white people can eat at lunch counters. But four young African-Americans change what “everybody knows” by taking the radical move of sitting at a lunch counter and asking for a cup of coffee. What happened next changed history. Recommended for 4th-graders and above, "Periphery" comes to the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. [less-]

crash.dance.productions' "Proxy"

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
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Thu, February 21
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FULL PRICE: $30
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crash.dance.productions presents "Proxy". Inspired by the “brain in a vat” thought experiment, where experiences are simply figments in a disembodied brain, "Proxy" leaves the repetitious, unexami... [more+]

crash.dance.productions presents "Proxy". Inspired by the “brain in a vat” thought experiment, where experiences are simply figments in a disembodied brain, "Proxy" leaves the repetitious, unexamined world to discover what lies behind the veil of the reality accepted as truth. Dancers become cartographers, creating a stage-wide image of coordinates, waves, and lines. Like a morphing inkblot, our discoveries lie in precisely how much we let ourselves see. First presented at Minneapolis’ Lab Theater in 2018, "Proxy" now returns by popular demand. [less-]

Five Noir Parodies in "Fearless Five"

at The Historic Mounds Theatre, Saint Paul
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Fri, February 22
Sat, February 23
FULL PRICE: $10
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Catch five new plays from five different directors, each an inventive new take on the hardboiled genre, as Fearless Comedy Productions brings "Fearless Five: Noir" to the stage. In one play, a crew ou... [more+]

Catch five new plays from five different directors, each an inventive new take on the hardboiled genre, as Fearless Comedy Productions brings "Fearless Five: Noir" to the stage. In one play, a crew out to bring off the heist of the century has to outsmart not only the cops, but the Motion Picture Production Code, which says they have to fail. In the next, a gumshoe’s internal monologue is actually a guy who follows him around the stage. Another parodies "Taxi Driver" for the Uber generation. See these hilarious homages and more at The Historic Mounds Theatre in Saint Paul. [less-]

Pert Near Sandstone's Winter String Band Gathering with Feeding Leroy

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
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Fri, February 22
FULL PRICE: $17
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It was roughly a decade ago that Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album, "Up And Down The River." A beloved local bluegrass band, ... [more+]

It was roughly a decade ago that Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album, "Up And Down The River." A beloved local bluegrass band, they cemented their status as linchpins of the Midwestern scene with a series of albums, In late 2016, they released "The Discovery Of Honey," which featured and was co-produced by original founding member Ryan Young of Trampled by Turtles. A variety of festival appearances such as the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival, as well as sharing bills on the road with the likes of Trampled By Turtles, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush and more. Feeding LeRoy came out of the collaboration of Sonja and Lee's original songs, blending into a unique project, with their songwriting and vocal harmonies as the focus of this band's sound. It's kind of a family affair now, with brother Luke stepping in on the harmonica and long time friend and bassist, Adam Staupe on the upright bass, both adding their vocal harmonies, creating somewhat of a gospel undertone that acts as it's own instrument in the band. Think Gram Parsons and Emmylou meets the Jayhawks ... it’s country music at its core, it's fun, it's original, it's Feeding LeRoy. [less-]

"'Til Death: A Marriage Musical": Hit Comedy Returns

at Art House North, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 22
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The musical comedy that's “touchingly beautiful… heartrending and hilarious” ("Say Entirely") has become a Twin Cities Valentine's tradition and is returning for a 5th season at Art House North ... [more+]

The musical comedy that's “touchingly beautiful… heartrending and hilarious” ("Say Entirely") has become a Twin Cities Valentine's tradition and is returning for a 5th season at Art House North in Saint Paul. Yummy cupcakes and coffee included! During intermission, Michael Pearce Donley (of Triple Espresso fame) will perform love songs by request whilst you enjoy your dessert! [less-]

Winter Tequila Tasting Festival

at The Pourhouse, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 23
FULL PRICE: $35 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $22.50

Whether you prefer it neat, as a shot with lime or mixed into a margarita, tequila reigns as one of Mexico's most famous exports, derived from the native agave plant. Now you can embrace the more subt... [more+]

Whether you prefer it neat, as a shot with lime or mixed into a margarita, tequila reigns as one of Mexico's most famous exports, derived from the native agave plant. Now you can embrace the more subtle complexities of this storied beverage at this intimate two-hour tasting event at The Pourhouse in Minneapolis. Sample several varieties of "the devil's elixir" with 15 included tasting tickets, plus food and drink specials. VIP admission gets you in 30 minutes before the crowd. [less-]

Schubert Club's International Artist Series: Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Music Theater, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Mon, February 25
FULL PRICE: $34 - $73
OFFER PRICE: $17 - $36.50

“Perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” ("The New Yorker"), multi-Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato returns to the Schubert Club’s International Artist Series to perform a spe... [more+]

“Perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” ("The New Yorker"), multi-Grammy Award winner Joyce DiDonato returns to the Schubert Club’s International Artist Series to perform a special program in the Ordway Music Theater. With a voice that is “nothing less than 24-carat gold” as proclaimed by "The Times," she is among the world’s most entrancing performers. Born in Kansas, Joyce has soared to the top of the industry both as a performer and a fierce advocate for the arts, gaining international prominence in operas by Handel and Mozart, as well as through her wide-ranging, acclaimed discography. Joyce’s program for this concert will feature music from her upcoming recording, "SONGPLAY." In her own words, “this is a project of experimentation and play, aimed at giving a joyful (playful!) experience to the listener.” [less-]

Jim Belushi: Improv With The Board of Comedy

at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Music Theater, Saint Paul
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Wed, February 27
FULL PRICE: $58 - $68
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Improv comedy is in Jim Belushi's blood. Not only is he the brother of legendary "Animal House" star John Belushi, but he's spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a comic performer -- first as a... [more+]

Improv comedy is in Jim Belushi's blood. Not only is he the brother of legendary "Animal House" star John Belushi, but he's spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a comic performer -- first as a student at Chicago's renowned Second City theater and then as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live". And that's to say nothing of his hit sitcom "According to Jim", in which Belushi starred in 182 episodes while also executive producing, composing music and occasionally directing. Now, this comedy veteran comes to Saint Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to do what he does best: make a room full of people laugh until they cry. Jim Belushi & The Board of Comedy stars Belushi and three professional touring improvisers -- Megan Grano, Larry Joe Campbell and Joshua Funk -- whose quick wits and chemistry make for an unpredictable evening of comedy. [less-]

Stage Adaptation of Willa Cather's "My Ántonia": An American Dream Come True

at Illusion Theater, Minneapolis
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Fri, March 01
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"My Ántonia" is an adaptation of Willa Cather’s novel of the same name, and tells the story of Ántonia Shimerda, a Czech immigrant who comes to Nebraska during the 1880s. The childhood memories of... [more+]

"My Ántonia" is an adaptation of Willa Cather’s novel of the same name, and tells the story of Ántonia Shimerda, a Czech immigrant who comes to Nebraska during the 1880s. The childhood memories of narrator Jim Burden are woven together with the struggles of his beloved neighbor, the newly arrived immigrant girl from Bohemia. The story of their ongoing friendship outlines the determination, hardship, and resilience of Great Plains life at the turn of the 20th century in this enchanting American classic that is a tribute to the human spirit. See it when Illusion Theater brings it to the stage in Minneapolis. [less-]

Alternative Motion Projects Presents "8"

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
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Fri, March 01
Sat, March 02
Sun, March 03
FULL PRICE: $30
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Alternative Motion Project presents "8." Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees come together for their first choreographic collaboration featuring epic live music by Grand Symphonic Winds w... [more+]

Alternative Motion Project presents "8." Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees come together for their first choreographic collaboration featuring epic live music by Grand Symphonic Winds with special guest, world-renowned soprano Lindsay Kesselman. "8" features a wide-ranging night of all-new contemporary dance from four distinct choreographers, including guest artist Laura Selle Virtucio and company member Jesse Schmitz-Boyd, sure to bring something compelling for every audience member in AMP’s eighth season. [less-]

Scythian With Corda Mór Irish Dance

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 01
FULL PRICE: $20
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Beginning as street performers just out of school and accidentally forming a band, Scythian plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical... [more+]

Beginning as street performers just out of school and accidentally forming a band, Scythian plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and songwriting that weaves stories. With their genuine enthusiasm, you’ll want to join them and move your feet at this barn-dance, rock concert experience. Founded almost a decade ago, Nashville’s "Music City Roots" says Scythian is "what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling," and "The Washington Post" dubbed them "DC's most energetic and eclectic band" and said “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.” Corda Mór means "great heart" -- and there is no greater heart than that of family. Corda Mór is more than a dance academy; it is a community of teachers and families who believe that, through dance, children learn more than physical skills -- they build values and shape character that lasts a lifetime. Their students begin dancing out of curiosity, continue because it’s fun, and commit themselves to it because a passion develops. Through this passion for dance, they learn the values of teamwork and perseverance. They acquire humility in victory and graciousness in defeat. They share their joy of dancing with the community through performance, and develop friendships that outlast their dancing careers. It's the mission at Corda Mór to create highly skilled, disciplined dancers and shape them into kind, confident people who will be leaders within the dance community, and in life. [less-]

JigJam with Barbaro

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, March 03
FULL PRICE: $15
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JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. They blend traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana, group members interchanging between banjos, guitars,... [more+]

JigJam is a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. They blend traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana, group members interchanging between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass. Barbaro, the 2018 Minnesota State Fair Americana-Roots Band champions, will open with their own progressive blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk, hip-hop, and pop for a night of pushing the boundaries of genre. [less-]

Hill House Chamber Players: Trio Masterworks

at James J. Hill House, St. Paul
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Mon, March 04
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The Hill House Chamber Players, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and University of Minnesota faculty, perform in the intimate space of the art gallery of the historic James J Hill House in Saint... [more+]

The Hill House Chamber Players, musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra and University of Minnesota faculty, perform in the intimate space of the art gallery of the historic James J Hill House in Saint Paul. Their 2018-2019 theme, "Trio Masterworks", is both a celebration and exploration of the diverse repertoire for combinations of piano, violin, viola, cello and clarinet. For this fall concert, you'll enjoy Beethoven's Ghost Trio, Op. 70, plus works by Hummel, Bach and Dumka. Admission includes a pre-concert conversation with the musicians and music blogger Emily Hogstad, intermission refreshments and a post-performance tour of the magnificent Gilded Age mansion. [less-]

An Evening with Alasdair and Natalie

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, March 07
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $18

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser (”the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”) and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between inti... [more+]

The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser (”the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling”) and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 18 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music. Spend “An Evening with Alasdair and Natalie” at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. [less-]

Singer-Songwriter Christine Lavin

at The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 08
FULL PRICE: $25
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Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist/author/videographer who has been working as a musician based in New York City since 1984. In 2017, she released her 23rd solo album, "... [more+]

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist/author/videographer who has been working as a musician based in New York City since 1984. In 2017, she released her 23rd solo album, "Spaghettification", which charted at No. 5 for the month of September 2017 on the International FolkDJ charts. For four years she hosted "Slipped Disks" on XM Satellite Radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and she is now the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications, including "The Washington Post", "Huffington Post", "The St. Petersburg Times" and more. See Lavin live at The Cedar Cultural Center. [less-]