Half-Price Deals

Female Astronomer Overcomes Obstacles in Period Drama "Silent Sky"

at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
FULL PRICE: $26
OFFER PRICE: $13

"Silent Sky" is the true story of how a group of extraordinary women banded together to find a way to measure the universe while overcoming adversity. Set in the early 1900s, "Silent Sky" follows Henr... [more+]

"Silent Sky" is the true story of how a group of extraordinary women banded together to find a way to measure the universe while overcoming adversity. Set in the early 1900s, "Silent Sky" follows Henrietta Leavitt, an aspiring scientist who joins the Harvard Observatory's all-female "human computer" team. Once there, however, she finds the women are kept behind the scenes and told to keep their ideas and theories to themselves. As Henrietta navigates these impossible waters, she tries to keep her personal life and family obligations in focus. This powerful production from Lyric Arts examines a woman's place in professional society during a time of both historic discovery and endless oppression. [less-]

Drink and Be Merry With Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

at Camp Bar, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, February 03
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $12

With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series "Drunk History", th... [more+]

With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series "Drunk History", the theater troupe behind Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare inserts an entirely inebriated cast member into an entirely serious production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Laugh-out-loud funny and completely interactive, the series has been selling out shows in the UK since 2010 and finally makes its way stateside. With audiences dictating when the drunk actor must drink more, no two performances are ever the same. And lest you think it disrespectful, it's all based on the good 'ol days of the raucous, interactive and vibrant Elizabethan theater scene. The most fun, bawdy Shakespeare play you'll ever see happens at Camp Bar in St. Paul. [less-]

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

at Joke Joint, St. Paul
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Fri, January 20
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
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FULL PRICE: $14 - $21
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10.50

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-]

Brave New Workshop's Comedy "What The Elf!?"

at Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
FULL PRICE: $38
OFFER PRICE: $19

Brave New Workshop's annual holiday revues are a beloved Minneapolis tradition. The company's been crafting original satirical sketches and creating laughs for 58 years. They'll keep the ball rolling ... [more+]

Brave New Workshop's annual holiday revues are a beloved Minneapolis tradition. The company's been crafting original satirical sketches and creating laughs for 58 years. They'll keep the ball rolling with "What The Elf!?", an evening of original sketches and songs that carry holiday cheer well into the new year. Watch as cast members Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Taj Ruler and Tom Reed fill the BNW Comedy Theatre stage with some much-needed spillover holiday cheer. [less-]

Rabbi Bob Alper: Ordained Rabbi & Professional Comedian

at Sabes Theater at the JCC , Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 21
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

You've never seen a comedian quite like rabbi Bob Alper. An ordained rabbi who's served congregations for 14 years and has a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary, Alper is much more of an exp... [more+]

You've never seen a comedian quite like rabbi Bob Alper. An ordained rabbi who's served congregations for 14 years and has a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary, Alper is much more of an expert on religion than your garden-variety stand up comic. But with a 30-year comedy career that has taken him all over the world and landed him gigs on "The Today Show, Good Morning America" and CNN, he's a lot funnier than your garden-variety rabbi. Rabbi Bob Alper is coming to the Sabes Theater at the JCC in St. Louis Park for the 2017 Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival. [less-]

Acclaimed Accordo String Ensemble

at Various Minneapolis & St. Paul Venues - The Schubert Club, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 24
FULL PRICE: $26
OFFER PRICE: $13

Recently named "Best Chamber Ensemble" by the Minneapolis "Star Tribune", Accordo string ensemble joins The Schubert Club for a series of performances. Now in its seventh year, Accordo is composed of ... [more+]

Recently named "Best Chamber Ensemble" by the Minneapolis "Star Tribune", Accordo string ensemble joins The Schubert Club for a series of performances. Now in its seventh year, Accordo is composed of top players from Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. These concerts will be held in the national historic landmark Christ Church Lutheran and in the new Ordway Concert Hall. [less-]

"Miranda": A Psychological Thriller Set in the Middle East

at Illusion Theater, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Thu, February 02
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FULL PRICE: $15 - $38
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $19

From the author of "Iron Kisses", "The Velvet Rut" and "I Love to Eat", award-winning playwright James Still brings his latest mind-bending mystery to the Illusion Theater. In "Miranda", a CIA operati... [more+]

From the author of "Iron Kisses", "The Velvet Rut" and "I Love to Eat", award-winning playwright James Still brings his latest mind-bending mystery to the Illusion Theater. In "Miranda", a CIA operative stationed in the Middle East experiences an extreme existential crisis, where the lines between friend or foe become inexplicably blurred. But the greatest riddle of all is who is Miranda? Don't miss this haunting psychological thriller when it comes to Minneapolis. [less-]

"Pippin": The High-Flying, Tony-Winning Musical Sensation

at Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre, Maplewood
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Sun, January 29
FULL PRICE: $17
OFFER PRICE: $8.50

Bursting with one showstopping number after another, "Pippin" is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked"). The musi... [more+]

Bursting with one showstopping number after another, "Pippin" is the hip, anachronistic fairy tale featuring fabulous music from three-time Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked"). The musical follows the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, as he struggles to find meaning in his life. On his journey, Pippin samples the glories of the battlefield, the wisdom of a grandmother, the intrigues of political power, the pleasures of the flesh and simple farm life -- all as part of his quest to find where he fits in. It's a magical, musical fairy tale that is just as entertaining and thought-provoking as when it debuted 40 years ago. See it at the Maplewood Performing Arts Theatre near Minneapolis. [less-]

Game-Based Comedy From Jesters Comedy Improv

at Ol' Mexico Restaurante, Roseville
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Sat, January 28
Sat, February 04
Sat, February 11
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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-]

Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show Helps You Spruce Up Your Spot

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 29
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Get a jump on those spring cleaning projects or make your Pinterest dreams a reality when the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show rolls into U.S. Bank Stadium, offering the best and brightest ideas for... [more+]

Get a jump on those spring cleaning projects or make your Pinterest dreams a reality when the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show rolls into U.S. Bank Stadium, offering the best and brightest ideas for making over your kitchen, bath, décor and more. This three-day expo features appearances by experts like designer Vern Yip of HGTV's "Design Star", remodeling queen Kayleen McCabe of DIY Networks' "Rescue Renovation" and feng shui guru Julie Ann Segal. Stroll through the show to learn about everything from alternative living spaces to furniture hacks to low-maintenance houseplants. Your voucher is good for admission on the day of your choice. [less-]

"Black Light": Jomama Jones' Cabaret Spectacular

at Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 03
Sat, February 04
Sat, February 04
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

The "fully inhabited fictional creation of the performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones" ("The New York Times"), Jomama Jones is a sparkly soul singer and diva extraordinaire who makes her triumphant... [more+]

The "fully inhabited fictional creation of the performance artist Daniel Alexander Jones" ("The New York Times"), Jomama Jones is a sparkly soul singer and diva extraordinaire who makes her triumphant return to the Twin Cities in her latest "alternative drag-spectrum" show, "Black Light: A Soulful Embrace of Love and Life". The always entertaining Ms. Jones is set to reflect on those topics and others with her signature mix of song and story, featuring cuts from her upcoming album "Flowering". Jones, a longtime member of St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre company, is back after acclaimed cabaret appearances in New York and elsewhere, and is accompanied by pianist Samora Pinderhughes for this show, which appears as part of the Claude Edison Purdy Festival. [less-]

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

at Art House North, Saint Paul
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Fri, February 03
Sat, February 04
Thu, February 09
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Sat, February 04
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

On the heels of a nearly sold-out run, the perfectly perfect Valentine's Day musical comedy returns to St. Paul's Art House North. Created by Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, who also star, "'Til Death" f... [more+]

On the heels of a nearly sold-out run, the perfectly perfect Valentine's Day musical comedy returns to St. Paul's Art House North. Created by Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, who also star, "'Til Death" finds a couple firmly ensconced in a midlife crisis, who become trapped in a tiny cabin with another pair (real-life couple Alec Leonard and Sharayah Bunce) who just happen to be on their happy honeymoon. The show also features husband-and-wife duo Joy and Michael Pearce Donley as the director and musical accompanist/arranger. Enjoy cupcakes and fresh-roasted coffee, included as part of the fun. [less-]

"The Drawer Boy": Award-Winning Drama on the Power of Storytelling

at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka
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Fri, February 03
Sun, February 05
Thu, February 09
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FULL PRICE: $26
OFFER PRICE: $13

A landmark work on the Canadian alternative theater scene, "The Drawer Boy" is a touching yet funny drama about friendship, memory and the loss of love. With a focus on the transformative power of sto... [more+]

A landmark work on the Canadian alternative theater scene, "The Drawer Boy" is a touching yet funny drama about friendship, memory and the loss of love. With a focus on the transformative power of storytelling, "The Drawer Boy" follows a young, idealistic actor from Toronto who's sent to research life on a farm in preparation for an upcoming role. There he encounters two men -- old friends who share a farmhouse in the Canadian countryside. During his time with the men, the actor unwittingly discovers a long-buried family secret that threatens to upend the lives of the two World War II veterans who own the farm. Now presented at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Anoka, "The Drawer Boy"'s original 2001 production was hailed by "The New York Times" as "such a beautifully written piece, humorous and heart-wrenching but never overwrought, that all you have to do is ride the vehicle the author has provided." [less-]

"Oh Freedom! The Story of the Underground Railroad": Stories & Songs

at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 05
Sat, February 11
Sun, February 12
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50 - $8

It's one of the greatest collaborations against racism in American history: the Underground Railroad. Learn about the lives of the major players, including Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe, th... [more+]

It's one of the greatest collaborations against racism in American history: the Underground Railroad. Learn about the lives of the major players, including Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe, through stories and songs of the period. You'll also hear about the lesser-known heroes, like mysterious "Peg Leg" Joe, who taught slaves to escape, and Henry "Box" Brown, who had himself put in a box and mailed to freedom. Relive the journey at Youth Performance Company's Black History Month production at Minneapolis' Howard Conn Fine Arts Center. [less-]

Hard-Hitting Roller Derby: North Star Roller Girls

at Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds , Falcon Heights
OFFER DATES:
Sat, February 11
FULL PRICE: $13
OFFER PRICE: $6.50

Cheer on your favorite team when the North Star Roller Girls hit the track in fast-paced bouts. Powered by their impressive athleticism and spirited attitudes, these skaters serve up hard-hitting, exc... [more+]

Cheer on your favorite team when the North Star Roller Girls hit the track in fast-paced bouts. Powered by their impressive athleticism and spirited attitudes, these skaters serve up hard-hitting, exciting roller derby. Featuring a full bar, concessions, photo booth fun, face painting, balloon animals and the mascot Gnarly the Narwhal, the whole family can get in on the action at Lee and Rose Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in the Minneapolis area. [less-]

Hunky Naked Magicians Let it All Hang Out

at Pantages Theatre, Minneapolis
OFFER DATES:
Sun, February 12
FULL PRICE: $58
OFFER PRICE: $35

The Naked Magicians are exactly what they sound like: a scintillating evening of magic, jokes and plenty of skin. Following sold-out shows and rave reviews in this country and around the globe, the wo... [more+]

The Naked Magicians are exactly what they sound like: a scintillating evening of magic, jokes and plenty of skin. Following sold-out shows and rave reviews in this country and around the globe, the world's cheekiest magic show comes to Minneapolis' Pantages Theatre, where the pair of illusionists bare it all (everything but the tricks of the trade, that is). The Aussie fellas Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler showcase illusions, outrageous humor and a touch of mayhem in this adults-only show, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "now you see it." They say good magicians don't need sleeves; these guys prove that great magicians don't need pants -- or any clothing at all, for that matter. [less-]

"Don't Hug Me We're Married": A Romantic, Minnesota-Set Musical Comedy

at Bunker Hills Dinner Theater , Coon Rapids
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Tue, February 14
Fri, February 17
Sat, February 18
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FULL PRICE: $70.40
OFFER PRICE: $43.50

Billed as ""Fargo" Meets "Bridesmaids" (without the wood chipper or food poisoning)," "Don't Hug Me We're Married" tracks the trap-filled path down the aisle for a couple of couples in Bunyan Bay, Min... [more+]

Billed as ""Fargo" Meets "Bridesmaids" (without the wood chipper or food poisoning)," "Don't Hug Me We're Married" tracks the trap-filled path down the aisle for a couple of couples in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Gunner and Clara Johnson, owners of the tiny north woods bar The Bunyan, have been married for a really long time, so long that the flames of romance have completely fizzled out. When Gunner finds Clara's hidden pamphlet "Divorce Fantasy Camp", he's forced to put the spark back in their marriage and prove he's a good husband. Meanwhile, Gunner's twin sister Trigger proposes to a local business icon named Kanute. Filled with comical complications, double weddings and songs like "The Greatest Love Song Ever," "The Marriage Test," "The Day that Bob Dylan Was Here" and "We're All Gonna Die," "Don't Hug Me We're Married" comes to Bunker Hills Dinner Theater in Coon Rapids. [less-]

"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds": Paul Zindel's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama

at Orono Middle School Auditorium, Long Lake
OFFER DATES:
Fri, February 24
Sat, February 25
Sun, February 26
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Written by playwright and science teacher Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" was also adapted into an award-winning film. The play re... [more+]

Written by playwright and science teacher Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" was also adapted into an award-winning film. The play revolves around embittered boardinghouse owner Beatrice and her dysfunctional family, which consists of the beautiful but troubled Ruth and the gifted but pathologically shy Tillie. It's an unusual science project -- alluded to in the show's title -- that finally lets Tillie break free of her mother and reveal a shattering truth. Check it out when it comes to the Orono Middle School Auditorium in Minneapolis. [less-]

"The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds": Paul Zindel's Prizewinner

at Delano Middle School Auditorium, Delano
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 04
Sun, March 05
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Written by playwright and science teacher Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" was also adapted into an award-winning film. The play re... [more+]

Written by playwright and science teacher Paul Zindel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" was also adapted into an award-winning film. The play revolves around embittered boardinghouse owner Beatrice and her dysfunctional family, which consists of the beautiful but troubled Ruth and the gifted but pathologically shy Tillie. It's an unusual science project -- alluded to in the show's title -- that finally lets Tillie break free of her mother and reveal a shattering truth. [less-]

"Urinetown: The Musical" Satirizes Corruption and Revolution

at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, Anoka
OFFER DATES:
Sun, March 12
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $14

When a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs -- until a hero decides he's had enough and r... [more+]

When a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs -- until a hero decides he's had enough and rises up against the system. "Urinetown" is a musical, satirical tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. The show's irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and parodies musicals such as "The Cradle Will Rock" and "Les Misérables". The winner of three Tonys and two Obie Awards during its original Broadway run, "Urinetown" can be enjoyed at Anoka's Lyric Arts Main Street Stage. [less-]