The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Ordway – Discount Tickets

Chances are if you have a kid in elementary school or middle school, you’ve heard of Percy Jackson and his adventures with the Greek gods. (I’m fairly certain that my son’s introduction to Greek mythology came from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.) Treat your family to a night of music at the Ordway Center in St. Paul when The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical comes to town.

Tickets are available for $40 – $60 via Goldstar, plus service fees of $6 – $8.50 per ticket. (To compare, these tickets are normally $51 – $75, all fees included.) You can currently grab tickets for the following shows:

  • Tuesday, June 18th at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 19th at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, June 21st at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 22nd at 2 pm
  • Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 pm

 

 

Adapted from Rick Riordan’s bestselling YA book, this “electrifying” (Newsday) pop-rock musical finds Percy Jackson in hot water at school — again. But he’s got bigger fish to fry. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life, and he seems to have angered a few of them along the way. Now, young Percy and his newfound friends must race against the hourglass to solve the mystery of Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and set things right on Mount Olympus. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, The Lightning Thief comes to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul in a production deemed “worthy of the gods” by TimeOut New York.

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Freaky Friday: The Musical at The Loft Stage (Woodbury) – Comp and Discount Tickets

Enjoy a theater performance with your kids with comp or half-price tickets to Freaky Friday! Full price tickets to performances at The Loft Stage in Woodbury are normally $22, but right now you can get them for either comp or $15 tickets via Goldstar, depending on the day and time.

Tickets are available for shows in July 2019. Comp tickets are limited and have a $6.50 service fee, and discount tickets have a $3 service fee (so $18 total).

This brand new Disney Musical is the story you know and love brought to life onstage in a new way! When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

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Tuck Everlasting at Howard Conn Fine Arts Center – Comp and Discount Tickets

Enjoy a theater performance with your kids with comp or half-price tickets to Tuck Everlasting! Full price tickets to performances at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center are normally $15, but right now you can get them for either comp or $7.50 tickets via Goldstar, depending on the day and time.

Tickets are available for select shows in May 2019. Comp tickets are limited and have a $4.75 service fee, and half-price tickets have a $3.50 service fee (so $10.50 total).

If you could live forever, would you? Based on the best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting finds the free-spirited Winnie Foster searching for adventure in the 1890s. She discovers the Tucks, a close-knit family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. Kidnapped and forced to live with these people from another century, Winnie is confronted with the reality of what it means to be immortal. This show — recommended for those in 3rd grade and up — can be enjoyed at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis.

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Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Ordway – Discount Tickets

Treat yourself to a night of music and laughter at the Ordway Center in St. Paul when “Monty Python’s Spamalot” comes to town. My husband and I saw a production of this a little while ago and we thought it was very funny (and my husband is not a musical person!). If you like Monty Python, you’ll like this. There are lots of the same silly jokes from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but in live theater format.

Tickets are available for $40 – $50 via Goldstar, plus service fees of $6 – $7.25 per ticket. (To compare, these tickets are normally $61 – $72, all fees included.) You can currently grab tickets for the following shows:

  • Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 7th at 7:30 pm

 

 

Always look on the bright side of life! Monty Python’s Spamalot, a Tony Award winner for Best Musical, lovingly winks at the legends of King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail. Based on the cult classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this merry musical comedy joins King Arthur and his motley crew of knights as they embark on an outrageous quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons why audiences worldwide continue to eat up Spamalot. Get ready to laugh up a storm when this silly version of mythical England rides into Saint Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

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Mamma Mia! at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres – FREE Dinner with Any Performance

Mamma Mia! opens March 1st at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and right now you can get your dinner FREE at any performance!

Use the coupon code PREDINNER19 to get dinner free when you order online by 3/8/19 at 11:59 pm.

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

It’s sequins, spandex and feather boas on a Greek Island paradise! Get ready to have the time of your life with Mamma Mia!

A daughter planning her wedding longs to discover the identity of her father. She brings three men from her mother’s secret past back to the Greek island they’d all visited 20 years ago. This sunny, funny tale is a guaranteed get-happy hit. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless popular songs propel this delightful story of love, laughter and friendship. Don’t miss the theatrical sensation that’s been enjoyed by over 60 million people across the globe. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit that’ll have you dancing in the aisles!

Limit 12 tickets. Not valid with offers/discounts or on previously purchased tickets. Other restrictions may apply.

The Devout at Illusion Theater – 50% Off Tickets

In ancient Greece, it was common to see all-male casts…even if men had to play women’s parts. Now you can enjoy a production by the all-female performing ensemble Transatlantic Love Affair as they explore the story of Medusa at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.

AND you can get discount tickets when you order through Goldstar! Tickets are available for $5 – $13 (reg. $10 – $27), plus a small service fee. Discount tickets are currently available for eight different shows from February 7th – 17th.

Everybody thinks of the same thing when they hear the name “Medusa”: A terrible, snake-haired monster whose stare could turn men to stone. But she wasn’t born a villain — once, Medusa was a priestess who faithfully served the war god Athena. But after an assault by Poseidon, Medusa was punished and transformed into her monstrous state by the goddess meant to protect her. In this production by the all-female performing ensemble Transatlantic Love Affair, The Devout explores questions of power, betrayal, healing and rage at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.

Get your discount tickets to The Devout HERE.

Triple Espresso: The Zany Hit Comedy is Back! Discount Tickets!

If you didn’t see Triple Espresso when it was in the metro previously, I can tell you that you missed a great show. Never fear, because it is back, AND we have a deal for you! I went to see it with a friend when it was here previously, and we both loved it. We laughed and laughed, and then laughed some more!

Right now you can save 50% on tickets when you order through TwinCities.com Daily Deals. Tickets are available for the following performances:

  • Saturday, Nov 10, 8 pm – $43.50 for 2 tickets
  • Saturday, Nov 17, 8 pm – $43.50 for 2 tickets
  • Wednesday, Nov 21, 7:30 pm – $39.50 for 2 tickets
  • Saturday, Nov 24, 5 pm – $43.50 for 2 tickets

 

 

Triple Espresso—a highly caffeinated comedy shines the spotlight on three hilarious performers as they reminisce about their ill-fated big break. Meet Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean, a musician, an illusionist and a comic entertainer for whom nothing ever goes quite the way it was meant to. It’s high-energy, vaudeville-inspired comedy that grabs the funny bone and just won’t let go!

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Up to 50% Off Popular Twin Cities Christmas Shows – Elf The Musical, Don’t Hug Me, Tonic Sol-fa & MORE!

The Twin Cities is known for an abundance of fabulous holiday concerts, plays and musicals. They always make a fun way to enjoy the season, and tickets also make fabulous gifts – it’s a nice treat to take someone to a show BEFORE the actual holiday!

Right now Goldstar has select holiday events on sale with tickets up to 50% off. Some shows have tickets as low as $10 each!

Current shows include:

What are your family’s favorite holiday shows?

I Come From Arizona at Children’s Theatre Company

All Photos by Dan Norman

Head to Children’s Theatre Company before November 25 to see the world premiere production of “I Come From Arizona”. This thought-provoking work tells the story of Gabi Castillo, a bright, 14-year-old Mexican-American girl living on the South Side of Chicago. Gabi attends an elite high school where her Global Perspectives class brings her to learn secrets about her parents and her past. Through the experience, Gabi comes to understand the uncertainty and fear that comes from her family situation but also discovers her own strength.

About I Come From Arizona from Its Creative Team:

Director Lisa Portes says, “It seems nearly every day now we hear stories of ICE picking up folks—fathers, mothers, brothers, uncles—and deporting them back to their country of origin. Just the other day I heard a story on NPR about a mother holed up in a sanctuary church, getting her kids ready for school, and walking them to the door of the church, unable to step outside for fear of the ICE agents waiting outside. The kids don’t fully understand what’s happening. I Come From Arizona tells the story of a U.S. born Mexican-American teenager coming to understand exactly what’s happening. Gabi Castillo, like so many American schoolkids, must face the complexities of immigration in this country and how they directly affect her, her little brother, Jesús, and her parents, Reymundo, and Dolores.”

“I Come From Arizona is a play written by Carlos Murillo who began this project a number of years ago by interviewing people in the Latino community of Chicago,” states Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius. “He was very interested in where the question of immigration in this nation was sitting with them. Out of these interviews came this story of an extremely intelligent young woman who has been accepted into a school for the best and brightest of Chicago, which means leaving the comfort and safety of her neighborhood school, to one where she may be one of the few, if any, Latinos from the Southside. This causes all kinds of tension in her family for reasons she doesn’t fully understand. We learn that it has to do with the secret immigration status of her family. This play throws us right into the middle of the debate that is currently wrenching our nation. And we see it all through the lives of these kids who are wrestling with a terribly uncertain future over which they have no control. It’s a lyrical, moving, quite funny piece that provokes us and challenges us to see this complex situation with new eyes.”

I Come From Arizona is written by Carlos Murillo and directed by Lisa Portes. The cast includes Ayssette Muñoz as Gabi, Ricardo Vázquez as Reymundo, Nora Montañez as Dolores, Sha Cage as Ms. Chan, Luca La Hoz Calassara as Jesús, Madison Neal as Fiona, Antonio De La Vega as Ricardo and Ananda Cordova Stuart, Enzo La Hoz, and Sara Magnuson in the ensemble.

Our Review:

My sister, an immigration attorney, and my 10-year-old nephew saw I Come from Arizona opening weekend. My nephew (a usually HARSH critic), enjoyed the performance, felt it was interesting and said he would recommend it to other kids. From an adult perspective, my sister felt the play really personalizes the current debate about immigration. It paints a realistic picture of what it’s like to be an undocumented immigrant in the US today. I Come from Arizona also portrays how the US citizen children of these immigrants are harmed by current immigration policies.

Resource Guide:

If you’re planning to see I Come from Arizona with your kids, CTC offers an extensive resource guide to help you prepare to see the show and also to discuss and continue the learning afterward. Find the resource guide here.

Tickets:
The Ticket Office is accessible by phone two hours prior to most performances. These posted hours are subject to change.
Email: [email protected] (inquiries only, no ticket processing)
Phone: 612.874.0400
Website: https://childrenstheatre.org
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Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy Discount Tickets – Save Up to 60%!

Viewing a performance of The Nutcracker is a longstanding holiday season tradition! For more than 50 years, Minnesotans have been enjoying performances of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

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.

Right now you can get tickets to select performances for only $18 to $37.50 (regular price is $45 – $75), plus a small service fee. Get tickets here!