Add some sparkle to your holiday celebrations with dance, music, comedy, and family-friendly Minneapolis events...
Looking for some great holiday deals on theater tickets in the Twin Cities metro area? I recently posted about a 20% off ticket offer for How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis. It was so popular that I decided to gather some of my favorite discounts for you in a holiday post.
The offers below are at least half-off, but just know that some handling fees most likely apply. My tip with holiday shows is to plan ahead, as much as possible. Tickets are popular at this time of year and many of the Christmas show sell out. So, scope out these ticket deals and get them while tickets last.
Minnesota Dance Theatre's "LOYCE HOULTON'S NUTCRACKER FANTASY"
State Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
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.
Friday December 15, 2017 / 7:30pm | $18 - $37.50
Sunday December 17, 2017 / 3:00pm | $18 - $24
Friday December 22, 2017 / 7:30pm | $18 - $37.50
Saturday December 23, 2017 / 3:00pm | $18 - $37.50
Saturday December 23, 2017 / 7:30pm | $18 - $37.50
James Sewell Ballet: Nutcracker (not so) Suite
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
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.
Friday December 15, 2017 / 7:30pm | $17.50
Saturday December 16, 2017 / 7:30pm | $17.50
Sunday December 17, 2017 / 2:00pm | $17.50
Saturday December 23, 2017 / 7:30pm | $17.50
Friday December 29, 2017 / 7:30pm | $17.50
Brave New Workshop's Holiday Comedy Show
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)
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.
Thursday November 16, 2017 / 7:30pm | $16.50
Friday November 24, 2017 / 10:00pm | $16.50
Wednesday November 29, 2017 / 7:30pm | $16.50
"Christmas With Cantus": Holiday Stories With Music
Colonial Church of Edina (Edina, MN)
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.
Wednesday December 20, 2017 / 11:00am | $16
Youth Performance Company’s "Narnia"
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN)
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.
Saturday December 2, 2017 / 7:30pm | $7.50
Sunday December 3, 2017 / 2:00pm | $7.50
Saturday December 9, 2017 / 4:00pm | $7.50
Saturday December 9, 2017 / 7:30pm | $7.50
Sunday December 10, 2017 / 2:00pm | $7.50
Sunday December 10, 2017 / 5:00pm | $7.50
Friday December 15, 2017 / 7:30pm | $7.50
Saturday December 16, 2017 / 4:00pm | $7.50
Saturday December 16, 2017 / 7:30pm | $7.50
Sunday December 17, 2017 / 2:00pm | $7.50