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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Some drama for the holidays!

Downtown St. Paul is gearing up for the holidays!  There are quite a few themed performances around town.  Here's what you can find within walking distance from your hotel room:

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella - A musical telling of the timeless fairytale, fun for the whole family. December 13 - January 1; Tickets range from $27-88 (tickets are already limited).
Sister's Christmas Catechism : The Mystery of the Magi's Gold - Called "CSI:Bethlehem," this interactive comedy show is sure to delight.  December 13 - January 1; tickets $35.

Park Square Theatre
Hot Chocolate - A heart-warming tale of a modern couple in a busy holiday season.  Now through December 18; tickets $25-58.
The Soul of Gershwin - Enjoy a variety of music from Yiddish to opera in this fan favorite musical.  December 8 - January 1; tickets $25-58.

Fitzgerald Theatre
Of Mirth and Mischief  - For all ages, this is an original production commissioned by MPR, written by Kevin Kling and directed by Peter Rothstein; with original music by Steve Kramer and performed by local artists Haley Bonar and James Diers (of Halloween, Alaska). December 16-18; tickets $29.

History Theatre
A Civil War Christmas - This epic Christmas musical incorporates folk songs, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Christmas carols to reveal a world that is simultaneously torn apart by war and held together by the hope for redemption.  Closes December 18; tickets $15-38.

Actor's Theatre of Minnesota
Fezziwig's Feast - Located on Harriet Island (just across the Wabasha Bridge from the Crowne Plaza), this telling of Dicken's Christmas Carol includes a feast of a meal!  Weekends until Christmas; tickets are $39.50 for children and $74.50 for adults.
Bob's Holiday Office Party - Think your office party is awkward?  Watch someone else's unfold, it's much more comfortable to laugh from your seat in the audience!  At Camp Bar & Cabaret, Wednesday - Sunday through New Year's Eve; tickets $24.
Bye Bye Liver, The Twin Cities Drinking Play - A local hit, back for another year.  It is 21+ and an interactive improv show at Camp Bar & Cabaret.  Playing through New Year's Eve; tickets $19.50.
Comedy Roast of Ebenezer Scrooge - A truly creative and unique take on Christmas entertainment!  Not recommended for Children!  At Camp Bar & Cabaret, weekends until Christmas and one Tuesday performance; tickets $19.

Padelford Riverboats & Minnesota Centennial Showboat
The Match Girl's Gift - In a beautiful showboat, anchored at Harriet Island, this classic Christmas story by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life.  Come early for live music!  Now through December 31st; tickets $14-18 - proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland and Toys for Tots. 

Theater Space Project at The Lowry Lab
Spiked! (Too!) - A sequel to last year's hit - variety show. Through December 17th.

Now go out there and get some tickets (or stay online, it's cold outside!).  Enjoy your weekend!

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