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"Broadway Songbook"'s Tribute Concert to Hottest Musical "REBELS!"

at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Concert Hall, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Sun, September 25
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
FULL PRICE: $37
OFFER PRICE: $18.50

Defined by hit shows like "The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, School of Rock, Hamilton" and "In the Heights", a new generation of Broadway shows is redefining the possibilities of musical thea... [more+]

Defined by hit shows like "The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Fun Home, School of Rock, Hamilton" and "In the Heights", a new generation of Broadway shows is redefining the possibilities of musical theater. Now, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' popular "Broadway Songbook" series pays tribute to these modern classics with "REBELS! on Broadway". Assembling a cast of some of the Twin Cities' most talented singers, this concert features favorite songs, anecdotes and stories from Broadway's hottest shows, and will have you singing and laughing along all night. [less-]

Musical "Star Wars" Parody: "May the Musical Be With You"

at The Historic Mounds Theatre, Saint Paul
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sun, October 02
+ 2 more dates
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sun, October 02
Wed, October 05
Thu, October 06
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Get ready to see Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Darth Vader like never before -- singing and dancing across the stage! George Lucas -- or at least an actor playing him -- will be your gui... [more+]

Get ready to see Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Darth Vader like never before -- singing and dancing across the stage! George Lucas -- or at least an actor playing him -- will be your guide as you blast off to a galaxy far, far away with "May the Musical Be With You": an unauthorized, song-filled parody of "Star Wars Episode IV -- A New Hope". Whether you first boarded the Millennium Falcon in 1977 or you're a second generation Jedi, you can relive all your favorite moments in this fun-filled show at the Mounds Theatre in Saint Paul. [less-]

Joke Joint Comedy Club: Laugh It Up With National and Local Stand-Ups

at Joke Joint, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Fri, September 30
+ 17 more dates
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Fri, September 30
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 01
Thu, October 06
Fri, October 07
Fri, October 07
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 08
Thu, October 13
Fri, October 14
Fri, October 14
Sat, October 15
Sat, October 15
Thu, October 20
Fri, October 21
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Sat, October 22
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as relevant as it gets, a heady stew of... [more+]

Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as relevant as it gets, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar doles out martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, and features a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift. [less-]

2016 Election Satire "Lady and the Trump"

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Democracy can be pretty rough sometimes -- and that's never been more apparent than in the 2016 presidential election. But after over a year of twists and turns, arguments and emails, short fingers ve... [more+]

Democracy can be pretty rough sometimes -- and that's never been more apparent than in the 2016 presidential election. But after over a year of twists and turns, arguments and emails, short fingers versus long fingers, the performers at Brave New Workshop are here to help you laugh the campaign pain away with their political satire show "Lady and the Trump". Nobody knows what bizarre and ridiculous things will happen as the presidential nominees duke it out for the White House, but one thing's for sure: Everything and everyone "will" be satirized in this show at Minneapolis' Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre. [less-]

Arabic Dance Theater & Musical Storytelling in Jawaahir Dance Company's "Shoma"

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, September 29
Fri, September 30
Sun, October 02
FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $25

A bridal party in Saudi Arabia, Bedouin folklore and Egyptian music come together in this magical desert story set in the Middle East. Jawaahir Dance Company's "Shoma" is set during a henna party on t... [more+]

A bridal party in Saudi Arabia, Bedouin folklore and Egyptian music come together in this magical desert story set in the Middle East. Jawaahir Dance Company's "Shoma" is set during a henna party on the eve of a bride's marriage. Shoma entertains the guests with a Bedouin folktale about Muna, a shepherdess who gets lost in a sandstorm and awakens in a mystical garden filled with fantastic plants and animals. Written by Arabian dance specialist Kay Hardy Campbell, the dance theater piece is steeped in Gulf Folklore and features live music, choreography by Jawaahir's Artistic Director Cassandra Shore, Karim Nagi in a leading role and the company's talented dancers. Travel to a distant land and immerse yourself in Arabian culture at the Lab Theater in the Warehouse District. [less-]

Game-Based Comedy From Jesters Comedy Improv

at Ol' Mexico Restaurante, Roseville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
+ 6 more dates
Sat, October 01
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 15
Sat, October 22
Sat, October 29
Sat, November 05
Sat, November 12
Sat, November 19
Sat, November 26
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FULL PRICE: $10
OFFER PRICE: $5

In the same vein as the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Jesters Comedy Improv features a hilarious troupe of off-the-cuff performers who'll do just about anything for a good laugh. This fast-pa... [more+]

In the same vein as the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Jesters Comedy Improv features a hilarious troupe of off-the-cuff performers who'll do just about anything for a good laugh. This fast-paced, game-oriented comedy performance will keep you on your toes and in stitches as these grade-A comedians bounce from topic to topic with ease, with help from a variety of audience suggestions, of course. Full-service food and bar menus are available at Ol' Mexico Restaurante for your dining pleasure as well. [less-]

John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party": Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & the Big Bopper Rock Again

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $62
OFFER PRICE: $34

John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party" is the official live and authentic recreation of music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper's final tour, and is also the only show endorsed by their ... [more+]

John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party" is the official live and authentic recreation of music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper's final tour, and is also the only show endorsed by their respective Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Before it ended on The Day The Music Died, the first Winter Dance Party tour was one of the liveliest, most energetic and fun-filled events in the early days of rock 'n' roll. Now, thanks to John Mueller (former star of Broadway's "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story") and his spot-on tribute to Holly, this concert at Minneapolis' Ames Center rekindles the special spirit of the original. Get ready for more than two hours of high voltage entertainment featuring '50s hits like "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," "Oh, Boy," "Rave On," "La Bamba," "Chantilly Lace" and many, many more. [less-]

"Mockingbird": A Moving Children's Production Exploring Autism and Relationships

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Sat, October 08
+ 4 more dates
Sat, October 01
Sun, October 02
Sat, October 08
Sun, October 09
Fri, October 14
Sat, October 15
Sun, October 16
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

The youth stage production of Kathryn Erskine's National Book Award-winning novel "Mockingbird" is coming to the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. This vibrant and moving play tells the sto... [more+]

The youth stage production of Kathryn Erskine's National Book Award-winning novel "Mockingbird" is coming to the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. This vibrant and moving play tells the story of a young girl on the autism spectrum who changes a community. 11-year-old Caitlin used to rely on her older brother to help make sense of things. But now that he's gone, she's all on her own. With the support of her advisor, father and a new reading buddy, Caitlin begins to understand how to get close to people again, embrace the "messiness" of emotions and use her burgeoning artistic talents to move on. Erskine's "Mockingbird" has been adapted for the stage by Julie Jensen, a recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays. [less-]

A Drinking Game Minnesota -- Staged Readings of Hit Films, With a Boozy Twist

at Phoenix Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 01
FULL PRICE: $11
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6

What's more fun than watching your favorite film with a bunch of likeminded fans? Watching a group of Shadow Horse Theatre actors perform a staged reading of the movie with props, choreography, costum... [more+]

What's more fun than watching your favorite film with a bunch of likeminded fans? Watching a group of Shadow Horse Theatre actors perform a staged reading of the movie with props, choreography, costumes, music and drinking. A Drinking Game Minnesota is Shadow Horse Theatre's longest and most successful show, with film titles -- from cult hits to blockbusters -- swapping out every month. Whenever you hear one of a list of the movie's buzzwords or phrases, a bell will ring and everybody drinks -- including the actors! Bring a friend, get a drink, and enjoy this tipsy take on movie magic as performed by Twin Cities talent. [less-]

Wine Tasting & Live Music at International Market Square

at International Market Square, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 07
FULL PRICE: $38
OFFER PRICE: $19 - $22.80

Stylish and expansive, International Market Square is the perfect location for an evening of wine and music. Mingle with other wine lovers as you sample selections from more than 200 domestic and impo... [more+]

Stylish and expansive, International Market Square is the perfect location for an evening of wine and music. Mingle with other wine lovers as you sample selections from more than 200 domestic and imported wines. And when you find one you like, pick the brain of the wine rep to learn all about it. This is your chance to expand your palate and discover new vineyards to love. Pair the wine samples with live music and light appetizers (while they last) from D'Amico Catering. This event supports the St. Paul Jaycees. [less-]

Booze-Fueled Comedy in "Bye Bye Liver: The Twin Cities Drinking Play"

at Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 08
Sat, October 22
FULL PRICE: $24.50
OFFER PRICE: $12.25

Drunken friends, overserved basket cases, pushy bouncers and all the other hallmarks of bar culture collide in the hilarious, booze-fueled sketch comedy of "Bye Bye Liver: The Twin Cities Drinking Pla... [more+]

Drunken friends, overserved basket cases, pushy bouncers and all the other hallmarks of bar culture collide in the hilarious, booze-fueled sketch comedy of "Bye Bye Liver: The Twin Cities Drinking Play". This 75-minute romp through the best, worst and all-too-familiar aspects of social imbibing goes way beyond the standard sketch show. In a lively theater-turned-bar atmosphere, you'll interact with the actors (and each other), competing in social games and an often-called-for "social drink." Thanks to "Liver", now you don't have to choose between grabbing a drink and catching a show. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": An Interactive Whodunit

at Courtyard Marriott - Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 08
FULL PRICE: $97.06
OFFER PRICE: $59.81

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll n... [more+]

A favorite across the country, "The Dinner Detective" serves up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. Everyone gets a commemorative mug, and the top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. For more information and a sample menu, please see the full event description. [less-]

Tour Wineries and Breweries in WaconiaVille Wine & Brew Tour

at WaconiaVille Tours , Waconia
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 08
FULL PRICE: $99
OFFER PRICE: $49.50

Locally-produced wines, craft beers and spirits in Minnesota have boomed, opening up a whole new world of tourism and enjoyment. The WaconiaVille Wine & Brew Tour takes you by bus to four locations br... [more+]

Locally-produced wines, craft beers and spirits in Minnesota have boomed, opening up a whole new world of tourism and enjoyment. The WaconiaVille Wine & Brew Tour takes you by bus to four locations brimming with knowledge and expertise about wines, beers and spirits so you can see firsthand what goes into making them. You can soak up the knowledge, and even soak up some delightful tastings for a small fee. The adventure begins at WaconiaVille Tours. [less-]

Eco Woes Abound in New Drama "Finding Fish"

at Illusion Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 08
Tue, October 11
Thu, October 13
+ 9 more dates
Sat, October 08
Tue, October 11
Thu, October 13
Fri, October 14
Sun, October 16
Thu, October 20
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
Thu, October 27
Fri, October 28
Sat, October 29
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

Part myth, part science fiction, Carlyle Brown's "Finding Fish" takes place in a future when food is scarce and the oceans have been nearly depleted of fish. But one fisherman on the Maine Coast keeps... [more+]

Part myth, part science fiction, Carlyle Brown's "Finding Fish" takes place in a future when food is scarce and the oceans have been nearly depleted of fish. But one fisherman on the Maine Coast keeps bringing in the catch. Could his luck have anything to do with his strange new wife? Does his despondent father know anything? The people in power would do anything to find out, especially "The Committee," who has sent the fisherman's brother to reel him -- and his secrets -- in. Nature and weather are central characters in this compelling new drama about sustainability premiering at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. [less-]

August Wilson's "Jitney": Gripping Portrait of African-American Life in the 1970s

at Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Tue, October 11
Wed, October 12
FULL PRICE: $15 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $20

It's the 1970s, and regular cabs won't travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District. So the residents have to turn to each other, leading to the dramatic exploits of a group of men hustling to make a living... [more+]

It's the 1970s, and regular cabs won't travel to the Pittsburgh Hill District. So the residents have to turn to each other, leading to the dramatic exploits of a group of men hustling to make a living as jitneys -- unofficial, unlicensed cab drivers. "Jitney" is the '70s installment of Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson's renowned cycle of 10 plays depicting African-American life in the 20th century. In this explosive play, a ragtag group of men work in a jitney cab company where tensions run high as the city threatens to shut it down to make room for redevelopment. The station owner Becker has other things to worry about, as his son Booster is about to be released from prison after 20 years. Other characters include the motor-mouthed Turnbo who meddles in the lives of his fellow drivers; Youngblood, a Vietnam War veteran and his girlfriend Rena; and Shealy, a numbers-taker who uses the station as his base. This gripping portrait of African-American life, penned by one of America's greatest writers, is onstage at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre. [less-]

Mexican Ensemble Plays Fandango Music Old & New

at Aria , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Thu, October 13
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

What, exactly, do you do when you "do the fandango"? Discover the past, present and future of this lively Spanish dance during "Fandango Barroco", an intimate performance featuring Tembembe Ensamble C... [more+]

What, exactly, do you do when you "do the fandango"? Discover the past, present and future of this lively Spanish dance during "Fandango Barroco", an intimate performance featuring Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, an acclaimed instrumental and vocal quintet from Mexico. Bringing together the Hispanic baroque guitar and contemporary Latin American music, Tembembe explores the similarities between the instruments and practices of these two traditions. Celebrating the Hispanic fandango of the 17th century and more contemporary versions, this sure-to-be riveting performance brings song "and" dance to the stage at Aria. [less-]

"Romeo and Juliet": Passionate Classical Ballet

at Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center, Minnetonka
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 15
Sun, October 16
FULL PRICE: $39 - $49
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $24.50

From its explosive violence to its tragic young lover protagonists, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is tailor-made for the ballet. Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, the Metropolitan... [more+]

From its explosive violence to its tragic young lover protagonists, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is tailor-made for the ballet. Against the sumptuous setting of Renaissance Italy, the Metropolitan Ballet weaves a sensual dance tapestry underscored by Sergei Prokofiev's stirring music, showcasing the beauty and passion of the beloved star-crossed lovers. Will love conquer all, or will these two young lovers get caught in the crossfire of their family's bloody feud? See the classic tale as a beautiful ballet at Minnetonka's Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"Deer Camp: The Musical" -- Hilarious High Jinks of Clueless Hunters

at Cabaret Theater at CAMP Bar, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Fri, October 28
+ 5 more dates
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Fri, October 28
Sat, October 29
Fri, November 04
Sat, November 05
Fri, November 11
Sun, November 13
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FULL PRICE: $29.50 - $39.50
OFFER PRICE: $14.75 - $19.75

This comedy of camaraderie follows four fearless hunters on their annual trek to deer camp. After 15 years of similar hunting trips into these Minnesota woods, the guys still haven't brought home a si... [more+]

This comedy of camaraderie follows four fearless hunters on their annual trek to deer camp. After 15 years of similar hunting trips into these Minnesota woods, the guys still haven't brought home a single deer. And this season they need to prove themselves to their wives and bring one home, or else there will be no more trips allowed in the future. But it's just not that easy when drinking beer trumps freezing in a deer stand. This Actors Theater of Minnesota production of "Deer Camp: The Musical" features hilarious songs about wives, grunt horns, coupon clipping, beer, bingo players and more. Come on out to The Cabaret at CAMP Bar and laugh along as these "mighty" hunters hatch a plan to bring home a deer by any means necessary. [less-]

Minnesota Dance Theatre: Fierce & Feminine

at The Lab Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
+ 3 more dates
Fri, October 21
Sat, October 22
Sun, October 23
Fri, October 28
Sat, October 29
Sun, October 30
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FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $17.50

Minnesota Dance Theatre, nationally recognized for its innovative performances of classical and contemporary works, celebrates the creative force of women choreographers in its fall season. The progra... [more+]

Minnesota Dance Theatre, nationally recognized for its innovative performances of classical and contemporary works, celebrates the creative force of women choreographers in its fall season. The program includes three world premieres by: former MDT resident choreographer Wynn Fricke, which includes live music by Peter O'Gorman; current MDT company member Helen Hatch, whose choreographic "edginess leaves you breathless"; and MDT artistic director Lise Houlton. Plus, you can experience Loyce Houlton's stirring masterwork "Wingborne" in the intimate setting of The Lab Theater in Minneapolis. Founded in 1962 by the trailblazing Loyce Houlton, MDT is currently flourishing under the direction of Lise Houlton, who previously enjoyed an active performing career with the Stuttgart Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. [less-]

"Symphony on the Rocks": Classic Rock Covers Backed by Symphony

at Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall, Burnsville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, October 22
FULL PRICE: $33
OFFER PRICE: $18

Finally a symphony ditches Beethoven, Mozart and those other typical powdered-wig classicalists for artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Beatles, the Who and even Imagine Dragons. Leave it to the rou... [more+]

Finally a symphony ditches Beethoven, Mozart and those other typical powdered-wig classicalists for artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, the Beatles, the Who and even Imagine Dragons. Leave it to the rough-and-ready Vic Ferrari Band to team up with a symphony orchestra to perform the biggest hits of classic rock ... in the biggest way possible. Coupling monster rock hits with that huge orchestral sound, "Symphony on the Rocks" regularly gets audiences up on their feet, cheering and singing along to truly epic covers of everything from the '60s 'til now. Never losing its edge or authenticity, "Symphony on the Rocks" takes classic rock to the next level, complete with professional lighting, video projections and sound design. Experience it yourself when this audience favorite headlines the Ames Center at Proscenium Main Stage Hall. [less-]